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Newegg's got an MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti for well under $450 with rebate

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 09:55

The graphics card sale pricing keeps on getting better. Today only you can pick up an MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Duke 8G for $420 with the checkout code EMCSPVRW2 and a $20 mail-in rebate. That makes the up-front cost $445, which is still $45 cheaper than what you'll see for this same graphics card on Amazon right now.

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Cobra Drive HD Dash 2316D review: Dual cameras, neat features, poor night video

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 09:01

I was anxious to try the $240 Drive HD Dash 2316D dual-camera system and see what Cobra brings to the table these days. We gave the last dual-camera Cobra solution I reviewed, the CDR895D Drive HD, an Editor’s Choice, largely because of ease of use and low price. That system’s night video has since been eclipsed in quality by many cameras, even entry-level models. I expected and hoped the Dash 2316D had evolved with the times. 

Long story short: In terms of usability, the Dash 2316D is on point. There are numerous nice-to-have new features iRadar (Cobra’s information service) traffic alerts, and driver assistance. But when it comes to video quality, the Dash 2316D has not evolved, and there are a few other features I'm surprised Cobra hasn't improved.  

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MacOS Mojave: How to turn off or turn on recent apps in the Dock

Mac World - Thu, 2018-06-28 09:00

The Dock in macOS Mojave has a new, very helpful feature: It now displays recently-used apps. It’s handy when you’re going through a phase of using a particular app frequently, but you don’t want that app to appear in your regular Dock lineup.

Recent apps is on by default, and they appear on the right side of the Dock in a section marked off by horizontal white lines. In the Dock’s default setup, recent apps appear in a section between the Settings and Downloads icons.

IDG The Mojave Dock with recents apps.

The Dock shows the three recent apps that you’ve used; if a recently-used app already has a home in the Dock, it doesn’t appear in the recents section. (In case you’re wondering, recent apps, documents, and servers are still available in  > Recent Items.)

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iOS 12 and macOS Mojave: What is Continuity Camera and how to use it

Mac World - Thu, 2018-06-28 08:00

Over the years, the task of digitizing printed photos and documents has gotten a lot easier. Scanners used to be main tool for the job, but now we have smartphone cameras. With Continuity Camera, you can use your iPhone or iPad to directly import photos or documents scans (like receipts) into a file that you’re creating on your Mac.

How it works: Continuity Camera connects your Mac to your iOS device. You can then take a photo or snap a picture of a document, and that image is then automatically imported into the file you are working on. It’s that simple.

Continuity Camera’s requirements
  • Mac: macOS Mojave. iOS device: iOS 12.
  • Currently, Continuity Camera works with the Mojave bundled apps like Notes, TextEdit, and Mail. It also works with Apple’s Pages and Keynote. For your favorite third-party apps, look for updates from the developers.
  • The Mac and iOS devices need to be logged into the same Apple ID.
  • The Mac and iOS devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.
How to take photos using Continuity Camera in macOS Mojave and iOS 12

Here’s how to use Continuity Camera to insert a photo into a document you’re creating on a Mac. Pages is used in the instructions here, and they’re the same steps for any of the bundled Apple apps, such as Notes, Mail, and TextEdit.

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Supremely forced: Any excuse to list Apple’s woes

Mac World - Thu, 2018-06-28 07:00

Something happened! It must be bad for Apple.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and handlebar mustache implant clinic, Ken Kam knows the drill but fails to show his work.

“Supreme Court Deals Setback To Apple Pay.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick and Jim.)

The Supreme Court ruled that American Express can stipulate to retailers that contract to accept their card that they can’t encourage customers to use other cards with lower fees.

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AT&T Watch: All the channels, details, and gotchas

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 06:00
After buying Time Warner, AT&T is giving away TV with unlimited wireless service, but some caveats apply.

Windows 10's big Insider build showcases Skype, a font maker and Task Manager tweaks

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 06:00

Midway through developing new Windows Insider builds, Microsoft usually begins dropping some doozies. Wednesday's release of Windows 10 Insider build 17704 was no exception: Microsoft retired its Sets UI again, updated the Windows 10 version of Skype, and began promoting a new Fonts Maker app.

As it often does, Microsoft complemented its major updates with smaller, though more useful additions. Perhaps the most significant is an update to Task Manager that offers some insight into which apps and services are using the most power.

Here's what the latest Insider build version 17704 will add, and what it will taketh away:

Sets is gone, again

Sets, the tabbed UI that appeared within the April 2018 Update as well as the current Redstone 5 builds, had been updated to support more Win32 apps as well as services like Task Manager. But, as it did with the Redstone 4/April 2018 Update builds, Microsoft has phased out Sets once again.

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AT&T Watch: All the channels, details, and gotchas

Mac World - Thu, 2018-06-28 06:00
After buying Time Warner, AT&T is giving away TV with unlimited wireless service, but some caveats apply.

10 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 03:12

Updated June 28, 2018 to reflect Android O (Oreo).

Few things in life are as annoying as finding that your Android handset refuses to install any more app updates because it’s run out of storage. Unlike many of life’s little annoyances, though, this one’s easy to fix. You can quickly clear out hundreds of megabytes or even a gig or two by sweeping up stale downloads, rooting out offline maps and documents, clearing caches, and wiping unneeded music and video files. And if these tips don’t do the trick, check out our picks for the best Android phones for every need and budget. 

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iOS 12 and macOS Mojave public betas, Apple headphone rumors, and Apple keyboard service

Mac World - Wed, 2018-06-27 18:00

Apple opened the public beta programs for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. There are rumors about Apple’s new headphones. Apple will fix your broken butterfly keyboards. We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 611.

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The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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Microsoft's Classic Intellimouse updates 2003's iconic mouse for the modern era

PC World - Wed, 2018-06-27 13:51

Fans of the classic Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 from 2003 can now buy an updated version, which, Microsoft has promised, is true to the spirit of the original.

In fact, Simon Dearsley, Devices Design Director at Microsoft, said this week that some of the components in the new Classic Intellimouse remain the same as those in the original Intellimouse 3.0, its inspiration. The key improvements are in the switch and tracking technology, updating the components for the modern era.

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Hide My Ass Pro 4 review: A noticeable upgrade with great speeds

PC World - Wed, 2018-06-27 13:28

P2P allowed: Yes

Business location: United Kingdom and Czech Republic

Number of servers: 890+

Number of country locations: 190+*

Cost: $72 per year

VPN protocol: OpenVPN

Data encryption: AES-256

Data authentication: AES-256-GCM or SHA1

Handshake encryption: 2048-bit TLS and SHA256

Hide My Ass Pro version 4 is upon us bringing some new features and improved speeds. It can now periodically change your IP address, there’s an improved Location Mode, faster servers on the back end, and a way to tell HMA to back off when you’re on certain networks.

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Google insists its Duplex AI-powered voice calling is real and will prove it, umms and all

PC World - Wed, 2018-06-27 12:28

Ever since Google played a demo of Duplex, its AI-powered real-world chatbot, at its I/O developer conference in May, people have been trying to undermine it as unethical, immoral, or just plain fake. Those criticisms haven't deterred Google from its plan to unleash Duplex upon restaurants and hair stylists all over the country.

During a demo with media outlets this week, Google said Duplex is set to begin rolling out across the United States sometime this summer. Don't expect it to appear on your Android phone just yet, though. It'll start in limited testing with "a set of trusted tester users," according to The Verge.

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DirecTV Now review: Hard to resist, despite its flaws

PC World - Wed, 2018-06-27 11:30
DirecTV Now comes cheap with AT&T wireless service, but odd design choices and feature limitations hold it back for everyone else.

Blanket your home in Wi-Fi with this great deal on Netgear's Orbi home system

PC World - Wed, 2018-06-27 10:23

Any good mesh system will cover every inch of your home with glorious Wi-Fi, but they usually don't come cheap. Today Amazon is selling Netgear's Orbi Whole Home WiFi System (RBK43) for $250, the lowest we've seen it and a solid discount from its $300 list price.

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Blanket your home in Wi-Fi with this great deal on Netgear's Orbi home system

Mac World - Wed, 2018-06-27 10:23

Any good mesh system will cover every inch of your home with glorious Wi-Fi, but they usually don't come cheap. Today Amazon is selling Netgear's Orbi Whole Home WiFi System (RBK43) for $250, the lowest we've seen it and a solid discount from its $300 list price.

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5 ways to manage emails and control spam in Outlook

PC World - Wed, 2018-06-27 10:20

Spam lives on, despite all our efforts to snuff it out—but Outlook has some features to help slow it down. Here are some things anyone can do, plus some tips for working within a corporate Outlook system. 

1. Use Block Sender frequently

Use Outlook’s Block Sender feature to add intrusive spam to your Block Sender List, and then move it to the Junk Email folder. This works fine if you receive fewer than a dozen emails a day.

Select the spam email, right-click, choose Junk from the drop menu, and click Block Sender. Or, Select Home > Junk > Block Sender. Outlook marks it and relocates it immediately.

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How to create a bootable macOS Mojave installer drive

Mac World - Wed, 2018-06-27 10:00

Whenever Apple releases a new version of macOS, I like to create a bootable USB installation drive. I test different Macs, and when I need to upgrade those machines, it’s a lot more efficient to plug in the USB installer drive and run the installer, than to log into the App Store, download the 5GB OS installer, and then run it.

Because it’s so easy to create an external installation drive, it’s my preferred means of installing the OS. I keep it around for those time when I would rather use the drive than rely on booting in Recovery mode.

In this article I’ll go over the different ways you can create a bootable macOS Mojave installation drive. But before I give instructions on how to create the drive, I’ll go over the items you’ll need and how to get them.

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Upgrade your PC's storage with these awesome deals on budget SSDs at Newegg

PC World - Wed, 2018-06-27 09:27

If there's one constant in the world of PCs, it's that there's no better upgrade than swapping a hard drive for a speedier SSD. And today, there are two deals from Newegg for varying budgets to bring the speed of an SSD to your PC.

The first is one is a 525GB M.2 Crucial MX300 for $109. This is a close cousin of our favorite budget SSD the Crucial BX300. Act fast though, since the M.2 MX300 is not that easy to find these days. Amazon, for example, has some resellers offering used versions of this drive for $122, and other online retailers are selling new versions for far more.

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MacOS Mojave: How to add emoji to emails in Apple Mail

Mac World - Wed, 2018-06-27 09:00

Emoji are a handy way to communicate while texting, so it seems natural for emoji to make its way into email, too. The Mail 12 app in macOS Mojave now supports emoji, and the characters available are the same ones found in iOS. 

Here’s how to add emoji into the emails you create using Mail 12.

How to add emoji in an email using macOS Mojave Mail 12

1. Create an email by clicking on the New Message button in the Viewer Window, or press Command-N.

2. At the upper right of the New Message window is the Emoji & Symbols button. It has a smiley face and is located between the Format and Photo Browser buttons. Click it.

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