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iPhone X: Hands-on and first impressions with Apple’s new iPhone

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:27
The new iPhone X changes the way you use your iPhone. Jason Snell takes a look at the new UI, Animoji, and more.

iPhone X: Face ID, OLED screen, wireless charging and the other features you'll care about most

Tue, 2017-09-12 15:38
Good-bye Home button, hello OLED, Face ID, and Animoji. Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone X announcement.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Wireless charging, Portrait Lighting, and five more features you'll want

Tue, 2017-09-12 15:02
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the Home button and body bezels, they still use Touch ID instead of Face ID, and the LCD screen sizes are the same that you're used to. But don't call them retro.

Apple Watch Series 3: Six reasons why it's a must-upgrade

Tue, 2017-09-12 15:00
Apple has announced Apple Watch Series 3, and it brings a whole lot more than a cellular connection. Here's why you'll want one.

Apple TV 4K adds HDR and faster performance

Tue, 2017-09-12 14:10
Apple TV 4K offers 4K HDR video, better access to live sports, and an iPad Pro CPU, all for $179.

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 is just $45 today

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:39

Nearly a year has passed since Adobe released Elements 15, and if history is any guide, Elements 16 is probably right around the corner. Right now, Amazon has a deal on Premiere Elements 15, the video editing component of the Elements suite. Typically, Adobe charges $100 for a fresh install of Premiere Elements, but Amazon's selling it for $45 until just before midnight Pacific time on Tuesday night.

When we reviewed Premiere Elements 15 for macOS in October 2016, we found the program very easy to use, stable, and responsive—and a highly recommended alternative to video editors like iMovie. One of the nicest features was Remix, which lets you drop in a music file and automatically match it to the length of your video, as long as it's over a minute or more.

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The Full Nerd episode 31: The state of 4K gaming, Intel's 4-way VR PC, upcoming PC builds

Tue, 2017-09-12 09:47

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Dan Ma…er, Adam Patrick Murray dive deep into the state of 4K gaming. How much do 4K monitors cost these days? What sort of graphics card do you need to power a 4K gaming rig? Should you splurge on a FreeSync or G-Sync monitor? Heck, is 4K gaming even worthwhile? The live viewers had some strong opinions, too.

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61% off this 3-foot Anker Powerline+ USB C to USB 3.0 Cable - Deal Alert

Tue, 2017-09-12 09:32

This USB C to USB 3.0 cable from Anker merges seamless connectivity, premium materials and market benchmark production techniques. Features a double-braided nylon exterior, toughened aramid fiber core and laser-welded connectors for with superior toughness end-to-end, and super fast 5Gbps data transfer speeds. Right now you can pick up the 3-foot version for 61% off, or just $10.19. See it on Amazon.

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TP-Link's Kasa Cam is the company's first home security camera

Tue, 2017-09-12 08:00
The 1080p home security camera joins TP-Link's Kasa Wi-Fi smart plugs, smart bulbs, and in-wall switches.

WiZ Connected Lights Color A E26 Light Kit review: Wi-Fi smart bulbs on a budget

Tue, 2017-09-12 06:00
This new smart lighting player offers plenty of flexibility at a price that makes sense.

Waze app how-to: Tips and tricks for ditching Google Maps

Tue, 2017-09-12 06:00

For most Android users, Google Maps is the preferred navigation platform, but don’t discount the Waze app for traffic information, navigation routes, and a lot more. Waze is a perfectly reliable alternative, and a good replacement for Google Maps, especially if you like rich visuals.

Granted, Google owns Waze, but Waze is still an individual product with its own development path. And it offers some features you won’t get with the default navigation app on your Android device. It even works with Android Auto!

And with that, we give you some Waze tips and tricks to get started. 

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Windows 10: Microsoft promises to fix an ongoing game-stuttering problem

Mon, 2017-09-11 19:41

If your PC games have been plagued by starts, stops, and other "stuttering" issues, you're not alone. Microsoft has identified "several different problem sources" that can cause stutter within the current Windows 10 Creators Update, the company said.

As reported by Neowin, Windows 10 users have reported incidents of "stutter" on games like Overwatch, Rocket League, Mass Effect, and others. The stutter, or unexpected choppiness in frame rates, appear to be affecting games and in some cases general PC use as well. Gamers are complaining about this issue both on sites like Nvidia's forums but also on the Feedback Hub application within Windows 10.

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Prep for 10 IT Certification Exams With This 100+ Hour Training Bundle (90% Off) - Deal Alert

Mon, 2017-09-11 13:54

With the tech boom in full swing, more companies are shifting their data and operations to cloud networks. And, while this move promotes efficiency, it also opens the door for hackers and cybercriminals to attack. That's why demand is high for IT pros skilled in keeping these networks secure, and with the IT Security Specialist Super Bundle, you can join their ranks for more than 90 percent off.

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Amazon is selling Norton Security Deluxe for $20 today

Mon, 2017-09-11 13:20

Been feeling the urge to beef up your computer's security? Amazon's got a deal for you today. The online retailer is selling a one-year license to Symantec's Norton Security Deluxe for $20 for U.S. customers. You can pick-up the package as a digital download or get a license key in the mail. The deal ends just before midnight Pacific time on Monday evening.

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Galaxy Note8: Features, specs and everything else you need to know

Mon, 2017-09-11 11:07

Update 9/11/17: We reviewed the Galaxy Note 8 and gave it 5 stars. Seriously, it's that good.

At long last, the Galaxy Note 8 is here. Whether you begrudgingly returned your Note 7 after the battery-related recall, or have just been counting the days until your Note 5 was eligible for an upgrade, the Galaxy Note 8 is ready to fill the phablet-sized hole in your life.

And based on our first impressions, it looks like the Note 8 was worth the wait. From its giant screen to its greatly improved camera, Samsung’s latest productivity handset is a tour de force, packing cutting-edge features inside an elegant, compact enclosure. Here’s everything you need to know about the newest phablet on the block.

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Intel's 6-core 8th-gen CPUs launch October 5, a Gigabyte tweet suggests

Mon, 2017-09-11 10:34

The release date for Intel’s 8th-generation desktop Core processors appears to be firming up even though Intel itself hasn’t announced availability.

Last week, a since-deleted screenshot of a retail inventory system showed Intel’s Core i7-8700K being scheduled to launch on October 5. Then this weekend, the Twitter account of Gigabyte’s premium Aorus brand teased a picture of a mysterious new motherboard, overlaid with the text “10.5.17 supercharged performance.”

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Microsoft Excel: Why your spreadsheet is so slow

Mon, 2017-09-11 10:05

When your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet slows to a crawl, you can’t help but notice. It may take longer to open and save your files, longer for Excel to calculate your formulas, and longer for the screen to refresh after entering data, or sorting and formatting the cells. System memory is the other issue that relates to Excel’s slowness. 

Slow spreadsheets take longer to manage and, as always, time is money. We’ll show you how to tackle this problem. 

When Excel spreadsheets get too big

Excel is capable of creating a very big spreadsheet, but the bigger it gets, the more memory is needed to keep it open on your PC.

In the current version of Excel, each spreadsheet has 1,048,576 rows and 16,384 columns (A1 through XFD1048576). Each cell can hold a maximum of 32,767 characters. I would not advise pushing these limits. 

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44% off Anker SoundBuds Bluetooth and Sweatproof Sport Headphones - Deal Alert

Mon, 2017-09-11 09:37

These Bluetooth headphones from Anker are lightweight, water resistant and provide up to 7 hours of listening on a single charge, making them a good consideration for workouts or outdoor activities. Customizable EarTips and InEar-Hooks give anyone a strong and comfortable fit. Anker promises a worry-free 18 month warranty, and right now if you buy the item on Amazon you'll get it for just $19.99, 44% off its typical list price, and an additional promotion also gets you discounts when you buy other Anker gadgets as well. See this deal on Amazon.

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How Microsoft Edge will beat Chrome as the best PDF reader with the Fall Creators Update

Mon, 2017-09-11 06:30

Microsoft Edge is gaining new PDF reader features with Windows 10’s Fall Creator’s Update—everything from sticky notes to inked signatures. It’s part of Microsoft’s bid to compete with Chrome and Firefox as the best Web browser, and along the way, carve out a niche as the best free PDF viewer available.

We tried Edge’s new capabilities within Build 16251 of the Windows Insider program, several iterations after Microsoft debuted the new functionality as part of Build 16188. While we’re pretty sure what we’ve seen will match up with Edge’s capabilities within the Fall Creators Update, there may be a few small changes.

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Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 loudspeaker review: These floor-standers sound as exquisite as they look

Mon, 2017-09-11 06:00
You don’t need anything more for critical listening, but you’ll want to pair them with a subwoofer—at least—for home theater use.