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Black Friday Steal: These $100 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Are Under $30

Fri, 2018-11-23 10:30

The Apple AirPods are some of the most popular Bluetooth earbuds on the market — and for good reason. Their sleek design and included carrying case make them easy to include into your everyday carry. They also don’t require wires, ensuring that they won’t be tangled with your cables during travel.

There’s just one problem; at $160, the AirPods are quite pricey, which is why competitors are coming to market with affordable alternatives. If you’re looking for an attractive, Apple-inspired pair of Bluetooth earbuds, but don’t want to shell out $160, the AirTaps Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds might be for you, and you can grab a pair for as low as $29.60.

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Black Friday Steal: Get A Lifetime 2TB Cloud Storage Account From Zoolz For Just $36

Fri, 2018-11-23 09:26

If you’re still relying on physical, external hard drives to store and transfer your data, you’re missing out. Cloud storage services have come a long way since their humble inception, and they offer far more flexibility and security than standard external drives.

Zoolz Cloud Storage is one of the most streamlined and convenient cloud storage services on the market, and the price for 2TB of storage has just dropped from the already-discounted rate of $69.99 to just $36 with code BFSAVE20—over 95% off its MSRP.

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Apple’s Black Friday sale lasts four times longer than last year, but so far it’s just as lame

Fri, 2018-11-23 08:53

When Apple teased us with a four-day shopping event for Black Friday this year, we were intrigued. Not only does Apple historically treat Black Friday as a single-day affair, ignoring the rest of the weekend and Cyber Monday, it also doesn’t offer much in the way of any real savings on its newest products. So we were hopeful that things might be different this year.

But unless Apple plans on surprising us with new sales each day—and we have no reason to believe it will—the current offerings are just as unimpressive as they were last year. Instead of actual savings, your “discount” comes in the form of an Apple Store gift card (so you have to buy more stuff), and Apple has once again excluded any of the new products people want. (At first glance it looks like the new iPads are part of the sale, since Apple has adorned the old models with the new Pro wallpaper, but sadly that’s not the case.) Here's everything Apple is includingRemove non-product link as part of the sale:

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Black Friday Special: Get This Wireless Charging Smartphone Gimbal For Just $76

Fri, 2018-11-23 08:37

Not too long ago, we had to buy pricey video equipment to capture our favorite moments in high definition. Current smartphone cameras blow those antiques out of the water, but one advantage videographers had over smartphones were self-adjusting gimbals to stabilize camera movement. Thankfully, motorized smartphone gimbals such as the MOZA Mini-MI have come to market, allowing you to film stable, theatrical shots from your smartphone for $75.99.

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What method should you use to make sure your iOS photos are backed up?

Fri, 2018-11-23 08:00

With iOS backups, it’s still a little confusing about what happens to photos taken on an iOS device. When you perform a backup (automatic or otherwise), do your photos and videos get copied too? It varies!

  • Do you have iCloud Photos enabled?
  • Do you back up via iCloud or via iTunes to a computer?

From answers to those questions, you can figure out whether your backup contains your images and movies, and if not, how to make settings changes to fix that.

iCloud Photos enabled: If your iOS device has this turned on, then neither iTunes nor iCloud makes backups of images or video. The photo/video backup is instead entirely handled as part of the iCloud sync. (Also note that Apple recently changed the name from iCloud Photo Library, if you’re used to seeing that anem.) iCloud Photos retains the full, high-resolution versions of all your photo and videos.

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The iPad, HomePod, and Apple TV need multi-user support. Here’s why

Fri, 2018-11-23 07:00

In Apple’s ideal world, we’d all have our collections of our own personal devices—preferably Apple-branded. We’d never leave the house without our iPhone or our Apple Watch (or probably both); we’d sit down on the couch, browsing the web on our own iPads while binging the latest hot new show on our personal Apple TV. And for anything that might require it, we retreat to our personal MacBooks or iMacs.

For some of us, this dream might be a reality. For others it sounds like a bit of a nightmare. After all, many of us live in households with more than one person. How many Apple TVs or iPads do we need, really? Yes, an iPhone or an Apple Watch is certainly a personal device, but why does that need to be the standard across the board?

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Focal Elegia headphone review: Rich, luxurious sound and impeccable design

Fri, 2018-11-23 06:00
Focal's first closed-back headphone for audiophiles is a winner.

Kiss your cable bill goodbye: The best TV antennas for cord cutters

Fri, 2018-11-23 06:00
Ready to cut the cord? You’ll need a quality antenna to pick up digital broadcasts. Here are our recommendations for indoor and outdoor antennas.

How to choose a TV antenna

Fri, 2018-11-23 00:45
Attention cord cutters: This in-depth guide to HDTV antenna tech will help you find just the right model for tuning in free over-the-air broadcasts.

Amazon has slashed Black Friday prices on iPads to lows we've never seen before

Thu, 2018-11-22 09:38

Well, we didn't expect this. Amazon is selling Apple products just in time for Black Friday and to mark the occasion, it's slashed prices on iPads to some of the best prices we've ever seen. Unfortunately, you'll still need to pay full price if you want to buy one of the newest iPads Pro, but if you don't need that kind of power, one of these iPads will surely fit the bill:

The sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad with 32GB of storage is down to $249Remove non-product link, $80 off the $329 list price and a 24 percent discount. We've seen this model for as low as $279 before, so this represents an all-time low. If you want to upgrade to 128GB of storage, you'll still save, but not as much: the discount on that model is $30, bringing the price to $399Remove non-product link. This iPad supports the 1st-generation Apple PencilRemove non-product link for writing and drawing.

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23andMe vs. AncestryDNA: What's the difference?

Thu, 2018-11-22 09:00
23andMe and AncestryDNA are the two most popular DNA tests in the world. But there are some key differences you should know before buying one or the other.

Pulling our leg: Google says it’s “just as secure”

Thu, 2018-11-22 07:00

Now, you may have heard that iOS is more secure than Android. You may have even heard that Android is a cesspool of malware. But CNet is here to bring us a different perspective: Google’s.

“Google: Android is just as secure as the other guys.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Ramin.)

The other guys? Are the other guys the net being protected by the Washington Generals?

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Black Friday streaming TV devices: An upgrade guide

Thu, 2018-11-22 06:00
Black Friday is the best time to buy a new Roku, Fire TV, or Chromecast, but not all the deals are worth your dollars.

Marley No Bounds XL Bluetooth speaker review: Floatable, sustainable sonics

Thu, 2018-11-22 06:00
Kudos to Marley for using recycled materials in the No Bounds XL waterproof Bluetooth speaker. But its sounds mediocre at low volumes, and only average when you crank it.

Black Friday 2018: The best tech deals worth waiting for

Wed, 2018-11-21 21:14
We've spent hours poring over circulars and ads to pick out the top discounts coming later this week.

Macworld's December Digital Magazine: iPhone XS and XS Max reviewed

Wed, 2018-11-21 20:37

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. 

In the December issue

In the December issue you can read our reviews of the new iPhone XS and XS Max. If you’ve waited to buy one, it may be time for older iPhone owners to jump on the X bandwagon. Also, don’t miss out Apple Watch Series 4 review and find out what makes it the biggest upgrade yet.

In this month’s issue:

• MacUser: How to download the personal data that Apple collects from you

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Black Friday deals: Best smart-home discounts

Wed, 2018-11-21 18:11
Get smart

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The future is now. Just look at all the new and nifty ways our homes can do more for us. From regulating temperatures, to operating our lights, to keeping us secure and responding to a variety of our commands.

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Best Black Friday smartwatch and fitness band deals 2018: Fitbit, Samsung, Huawei, and more

Wed, 2018-11-21 16:00

If you're looking to get healthy and in shape ahead of the holiday eating season, now's a great time to get a fitness band or smart watch for super cheap. We'll be updating this post through the weekend as we come across new deals, but here are the best ones we know about so far:

Fitbit

The best prices on Fitbit's family of fitness devices are through the company's own website. Now through Monday, Fitbit has slashed the prices of its most popular devices to all-time lows with free shipping:

Ionic: $200 ($70 off)Remove non-product link
Versa: $150 ($50 off)Remove non-product link
Versa SE: $180 ($50 off)Remove non-product link
Charge 3: $120 ($30 off)Remove non-product link
Ace: $60 ($40 off)Remove non-product link
Alta HR: $80 ($50 off)Remove non-product link

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Best Black Friday deals on iPhone cases

Wed, 2018-11-21 14:00

You don’t need to spend a fortune if you want to save some cash on Black Friday. We’ve already got an article outlining all the deals were know about for larger (and pricier) Apple products, but we’ve also found plenty of humbler deals for iPhone cases new and old.

Just a warning: These deals seem highly subject to change, so they may be visible now but may be gone by the time Black Friday hits. And, of course, we’ll no doubt see better ones after Thanksgiving. With that in mind, here are our favorites.

Amazon

Amazon, unsurprisingly, is one of the best places to get cases, and it'll be the best place to look if you're looking for a deal on a specific brand. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of deals active right now.

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Black Friday 2018: The best tech deals

Wed, 2018-11-21 12:50
Most Black Friday 'deals' aren't really deals at all. These tech deals truly are.

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