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Denon and Marantz AV Receivers Updated With AirPlay 2 Support

Audio accessories from Denon and Marantz are gaining support for AirPlay 2 through firmware updates that are being distributed starting today.<p>With the AirPlay 2 update, compatible Denon and Marantz devices offer support for multi-room audio and are able to work with other AirPlay 2 devices such as …

Audiophile

Pro Tip: How to take fancy, single-window screenshots on Mac

You already know how to take a screenshot on the Mac: You hit either ⌘⇧3 (to capture the entire Mac screen) or ⌘⇧4 (to bring up a crosshairs to select a part of the screen). But did you know that there’s a third option that will snap a fancy picture of a single app window, complete with a classy …

Operating Systems

Blade Shadow puts a Windows 10 PC on your iPhone or iPad

Shadow, the service that puts streams a powerful Windows 10 PC to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, is expanding across the U.S.<p>You can use it to play games, run desktop applications, and lots more — without forking out for a powerful desktop of your own. All you need is a monthly subscription and an …

Windows 10

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own …

Maps

Our first look at Sony's Bravia Master Series 4K TVs

With its latest premium TVs, the Bravia Master Series, Sony has one goal: To bring home the experience of watching a professional-grade studio monitor. The OLED A9F and the LED-based Z9F sets are Sony's most advanced yet, thanks to the company's new X1 Ultimate image processor. At a launch event in …

OLEDs

Best Media Streamers for Plex

Plex isn't the only way to set up a home media server but it's certainly one of the most feature-packed and simplest methods around. And one of its …

Smart TV

Canadian craftsman turns out beautiful, high-end retro TV consoles

Canadian craftsman Konstantin Mazin runs MazinCraft, a Vancouver-based company specializing in high-end custom timber interiors and home theaters. He …

Radiators

Beemers, Benzes and Other Luxury Used-Car Bargains

While waiting for his BMW 5 Series sedan to be serviced, Bob Nagaishi browsed the car lot and noticed something amazing — 3-year-old luxury cars were …

Luxury Lifestyle

L-com Launches High Speed HDMI Cable Assemblies with White Jackets and Connector Overmolds

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has just released a new line of high speed HDMI cable assemblies with white cable jackets and connector overmolds.<p>L-com's …

Customer Service

The best 75-inch TVs money can buy in 2018

By Jon Porter<p>When it comes to home technology, TVs are big. And, no matter which way you look at it, 75-inch TVs are <i>really big</i>.<p>They're massive …

Android TV

Dashlane 6 Launches With New Online Security Enhancements Including 'Identity Dashboard' and VPN

Dashlane today announced the release of Dashlane 6, which the company describes as an "all-in-one solution for online risk prevention," beefing up the password manager's suite of features with a collection of online privacy and security additions.<p>The first new feature introduced is an "Identity …

Information Systems

Amazon’s Alexa Cast makes it simpler to play music from your phone on Echo speakers

Amazon is introducing a new feature today called Alexa Cast, which lets users control what’s playing on their Alexa-enabled devices from their phone. At launch, its abilities are very limited: it only works with the Amazon Music app to control music playback. But it’s easy to imagine this becoming …

Smart Homes

How to close all Safari tabs at once on iPhone and iPad

You probably know the trick for closing lots of tabs in Safari on your iPhone. You enter the tab overview aka Rolodex view, and then swipe those tabs off the screen one by one. It’s even kind of fun, but if you have lots and lots of tabs open, then the fun wears off pretty fast. So you’ll be happy …

Safari (Browser)

Dashlane 6 is the all-in-one solution for identity protection

Dashlane, the official password manager of <i>Cult of Mac</i>, just rolled out a massive update that helps keep your digital identity safe online.<p>Version 6.0 is an all-in-one solution for online risk prevention, identity monitoring, and identity restoration. Its revolutionary Identity Dashboard makes it …

Identity Theft

This is what the future of the smarthouse looks like

Imagine coming home after a long day at work and being able to open the front door, turn the lights on, close the blinds, and put on the news just by …

Integrate cinema-style tech into the living room with style

The living room is often both the cosy, central entertainment space for families and the stylish showcase of the home for guests. So, integrating a …

1Password for iOS gets rich text notes, iMessage sticker pack

You can now create more useful secure notes in 1Password for iOS, thanks to a new update that adds rich text support.<p>The latest release also introduces a sticker pack for Messages and a whole host of bug fixes.<p>1Password is one of the most popular password managers for Mac and iOS. Its success can …

Apps

These 2018 MacBook Pro models are the best values

You need a 2018 MacBook Pro, but there are a bunch of configurations to choose from, with the top model more than twice as expensive as the base one. Of course, Apple is asking you to pay extra for a faster processor, but is the additional cost worth it?<p>We took benchmarking scores for all the …

MacBook Pro

This wall charger doubles as a security camera [Deals]

Need more proof of why there’s nowhere to hide from the internet of things? Even your wall charger could be watching you.<p>This wall plug from LizaTech looks like any old Apple charging brick. But this unassuming cube also includes a high definition hidden camera, turning any power outlet into a …

Home Security

Sonos Beam Now Available for Purchase From Sonos Website and in Retail Stores

The latest Sonos product, the Sonos Beam, is today available for purchase from the Sonos website and from various retailers around the world.<p>First announced in June, the Sonos Beam has been available for pre-order, but today is its official launch date. The Sonos Beam is a $399 smart, compact sound …

Major TV Shootout Results: OLED And QLED Both Score Key Wins

On Sunday, internationally respected UK AV website HDTVTest held its annual TV shootout, pitting four current flagship TVs against each other before an audience of AV fans. And it’s fair to say that the results, as voted for by that AV fan audience, make for fascinating reading.<br>The shootout was …

These gadgets will give your car a tech overhaul [Deals]

The more you see something like a Tesla driving by, the easier it is to feel some auto envy. So we’ve rounded up some gear and gadgets that’ll help make your car a little more future ready. There’s a heads up display, super tough cables, an emergency multi-tool and more. Read on for more …

Honeywell Smart Home Security System | Honeywell Your Home

<b>All-in-One Do-it-Yourself Home Security</b> Simple to set up and use, it can change modes automatically as you come and go.<p><b>Senses Motion & Sound,</b> …

Video is going to look gorgeous on the Xbox One thanks to Dolby Vision support

In the summer of 2017, Microsoft vice president Mike Ybarra gave an interview to <i>Techradar</i> in which he promised the company would look into Dolby …

Plex grid view of live TV guide now available on Apple TV

When Plex launched a live TV guide in the traditional grid format, it did so first on the web, promising that other platforms would be coming later.<p>It has now made good on that promise, with Apple TV seeing the new feature today …<p>The company still believes that its Discover view and search are the …

Dish Jump-Starts the Hopper With 8 Tuners and PS4 Support

LAS VEGAS — Dish Network unveiled the latest additions to its Hopper DVR line at CES 2014.<p>The Hopper made its debut at CES in 2012 and the idea then …

Microsoft’s 10-inch Surface Go starts at $399 and ships August 2

Microsoft today introduced its smallest (10-inch screen) and lightest (1.15 pounds) computer yet: the Surface Go. Powered by an Intel Pentium Gold processor, the new laptop-tablet hybrid is available for preorder now starting at $399 (without a keyboard), and hits store shelves on August …

Windows 10

Amazon’s best-selling air fryer cooks up crispy food without clogging your arteries

If you’re looking to spice things up in your kitchen, there’s no better way to do it than with a Cozyna SAF-32 Digital Air Fryer. This 3.7-quart air …

The best affordable robot vacuum that supports Alexa is on sale for just $199

If you’ve been looking for a high-quality robot vacuum that works with Alexa and it’s going to break the bank, your search just came to an end. We’ve …

How to use a blank home screen on iPad, and why you’ll love it

What’s on your main iPad home screen? Is it organized so that you can find your most-used apps quickly? Or have you decided to arrange the icons by color? Or divided up the grid by adding a row of blank spaces? Those are pretty neat ideas, but today I’m going to suggest you do something even more …