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Lock down your home with $200 off Netgear's Arlo Pro 2 smart home security system

Mon, 2018-07-02 10:14

A good home security system provides elevated safety and peace of mind to a home, and right now one of our favorites, Netgear's Arlo Pro 2, is on sale on Amazon for $483. That's a steep discount off the list price of $680 and the lowest we've seen it.

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Stock up on Philips Hue Color Ambiance bulbs and floodlights with 20% off at Amazon

Mon, 2018-07-02 09:23

Lighting might be the easiest way to start a smart home, but upgrading all of your bulbs can quickly add up, especially if you want to add color to your rooms. Today’s the day to stock up: Amazon is selling Philips’ most popular Hue White and Color Ambiance smart bulbs, the A19 standard LED and BR30 flood light, for $40 each, a savings of 20 percent. It’s not quite the lowest price we’ve ever seen, but it’s a great deal.

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Stock up on Philips Hue Color Ambiance bulbs and floodlights with 20 percent off at Amazon

Mon, 2018-07-02 09:23

Lighting might be the easiest way to start a smart home, but upgrading all of your bulbs can quickly add up, especially if you want to add color to your rooms. Today’s the day to stock up: Amazon is selling Philips’ most popular Hue White and Color Ambiance smart bulbs, the A19 standard LED and BR30 flood light, for $40 each, a savings of 20 percent. It’s not quite the lowest price we’ve ever seen, but it’s a great deal.

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10 more great movies to celebrate the Fourth of July

Mon, 2018-07-02 06:00
Stream a few of these fantastic movies to capture the spirit of Independence Day.

How a robot vacuum navigates your home

Mon, 2018-07-02 06:00
Its movements might seem random, but there's a method to how these machines get around.

The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from June 2018

Mon, 2018-07-02 06:00
June's iOS games

Image by The Pokémon Company

You never know when you might want (or need) a fun new game ready and waiting on your iPhone or iPad, and thankfully, there’s no shortage of fresh releases on the App Store. June certainly brought its fair share of iOS debuts, and we’ve picked 10 of the most intriguing games worth checking out.

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By the numbers: second is the new first

Sat, 2018-06-30 07:00

Throw out any assumptions you have about integers and hang on to your sense of all that is right in this universe, because the new math is here and 2 now comes before 1.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and home of the “Hands on a Soft Body” contest where the person last standing can walk away with with one of the sweet 2018 manatees that are rolling off the Florida production lines as we speak, Ewan Spence says “Apple's Courageous Decision Fails To Connect With New iPhone Customers.”

The future is wireless, and only Apple was courageous enough to see it and act on it. If that’s the case, why are Tim Cook and his team selling rather a lot of the past to its customers?

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Imagining a next-generation Apple Maps future

Fri, 2018-06-29 16:50

Apple is improving Maps in a big way. More precise and accurate data, better design and readability, faster data updates…it’s a huge project that should make Maps ten times better than it is today, and it will start rolling out this fall.

But the new maps are just the tip of the iceberg. Reading the tea leaves and projecting just a little bit into the future, it’s easy to imagine a mapping and location experience that makes today’s mobile mapping look like MapQuest circa 2002.

When we look at recent advancements in mapping data, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology, and Augmented Reality, a picture starts to form of mobile navigation unlike anything we have today.

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Spigen's iPhone 2G-inspired case for the iPhone X is up on Amazon for just 16 bucks

Fri, 2018-06-29 15:39

Well, look what we have here. Remember when we were giving away limited-edition iPhone X cases inspired by the iMac G3? Spigen also made a limited-edition Classic One case that was designed to look like 2007's iPhone 2G, and at $35, it was clearly meant to be the star of the show. Now, though, you can get the Spigen Classic One for just $16 on Amazon.

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Right turn ahead: The maps in Apple Maps are getting re-mapped

Fri, 2018-06-29 12:31

During WWDC earlier this month, there was one app that was conspicuously missing from the iOS 12 demo: Maps. It turns out, Apple actually has a lot to say about Maps, it just isn’t the stuff of ooh-and-aah demos. Instead of adding AR directions or AI-powered restaurant recommendations, Apple is tackling the biggest problem with Maps: the maps.

A new report by TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino outlines Apple’s major undertaking to replace the array of third-party navigation data in Maps with first-party data collected by cars and users. This isn’t speculation—Panzarino got to ride in one of Apple’s mapping cars and spoke to senior Vice President Eddie Cue at length about the new project, which is years in the making.

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Make perfect steaks for the Fourth with $33 off the iGrill 2 smart thermometer

Fri, 2018-06-29 10:52

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means: barbeque. Of course, not all of us are well-seasoned grill masters, and even those of us who are can use a little help making sure our meat is cooked to perfection. That's where a smart meat thermometer comes in, and right now the Weber iGrill 2 smart thermometer is $67 on Amazon, down from a list price of $100 and the lowest we've seen it.

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iOS 12: How to turn on and use the thesaurus

Fri, 2018-06-29 08:00

Many past iOS releases let you look up definitions with a built-in dictionary with “Look Up,” but with iOS 12, we get access to a built-in thesaurus as well. As a writer, I find this a godsend. My beloved Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus was one of the casualties of iOS’s transition to 64-bit apps, but now it’s part of the operating system itself.

Even better, the feature works with most iOS word processing apps. The only catch is that you’ll have to turn it on. Here’s how to do it.

How to enable the iOS 12 thesaurus
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Press General.
  3. Scroll down to Dictionary. Press it.
  4. Select “American English: Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus.”
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That’s basically it.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2018

Fri, 2018-06-29 07:00
June's Mac games

Image by Motion Twin

The ongoing Steam Summer Sale means that it’s the ideal time to stock up on Mac games new and old, and we have some recommendations on the best deals around. But if you’re just on the hunt for something that’s totally new on Mac, then that’s what this monthly roundup is for.

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10 great movies to celebrate the Fourth of July

Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00
Stream a few of these fantastic movies to capture the spirit of Independence Day.

Bluesound Pulse Mini Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, strong feature set, and a few rough edges

Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00
The Bluesound Pulse Mini sounds great, will mesh with other Bluesound speakers, and plays music from a wide variety of sources. But its out-of-box experience and controls leave something to be desired.

The Apple TV and tvOS could use a little love

Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00

The iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac all got some love from Apple at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but the fourth of Apple’s platforms was largely left out in the cold: the Apple TV.

Indeed, the newest version of tvOS doesn’t even get its own page on Apple’s site—clicking links about it will simply take you to an updated page for the Apple TV 4K, released last September.

On the face of it, sure, it’s understandable why the Apple TV and tvOS didn’t get a lot of attention: the set-top box is arguably the least ambitious of Apple’s products, and many of the roadblocks that the company has run into in terms of improving it have been stymied by the need to work with partners.

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iOS 12: How to enable favicons (site icons on tabs) in Safari

Thu, 2018-06-28 17:00

For years, Safari has ignored one of the most useful tiny little features of modern web browsers: favicons. Those are the little site-specific icons that show up in browser tabs and bookmark lists to help you quickly identify sites.

In iOS 12 (and macOS Mojave), favicons are finally supported in Safari! But you have to turn them on first. The feature is most useful for those who use the iPad or an Plus-sized iPhone, which show browser tabs in a single window, but you’ll see Favicons on your website “cards” in portrait orientation on an iPhone, too.

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Today only, get an ultra-portable 512GB 12-inch MacBook for just $1,000

Thu, 2018-06-28 13:07

If you seek portability above all else, you’ll find few better laptops than the adorable 12-inch MacBook. And today, thanks for Woot, you’ll find few better prices for it.

For today only, Woot is selling the 2016 512GB version of Apple’s scrappy notebook for just $999.99, which represents a hefty leap down from the roughly $1,299.99 you’d normally expect to pay for a new version of this device. (The 2016 512GB model is currently selling for $1,119.90 on Amazon.)

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Why a supersized Apple subscription streaming bundle just might work

Thu, 2018-06-28 12:06

It's no secret that Apple is assembling a video service to rival the likes of Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu. With more than a dozen shows reportedly in development and a multi-year deal with talk show megastar Oprah Winfrey, an Apple Video announcement is seemingly imminent, possibly even arriving alongside the new iPhones in September.

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Deep Fitbit Surge, Beats Studio3 discounts today could add style and smarts to your workout

Thu, 2018-06-28 11:21

A couple great workout accessories have great deals today. The Fitbit Surge is $100 on Amazon, down from a list price of $189. The Beats Studio3 wireless headphones in rose gold are $205, a steep discount from their MSRP of $350.

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