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A simple $9 accessory has me using my AirPods again for the first time in months

I’m a huge fan of the idea of Apple’s AirPods, but the execution leaves a bit to be desired. Like many other people, my main problem with them is …

AirPods

Stream video to any TV from your iPhone or Android with this $16 gadget

Rarely do you come across products that bridge the gap between iOS and Android. After all, Apple uses proprietary software and Google uses all sorts …

The Best AirPod Imitators Are Now 80 Percent Off

Get the Air Bud Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds right now.<p>Apple’s AirPods look and feel great, sure, but they come with a $150 price tag to match, and …

I completely stopped using my AirPods until I found this $9 accessory

I’ve loved my AirPods since the very first day I got them, but a serious shortcoming quickly became apparent. The sound quality is amazing, but you …

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

12 texting tips you didn't know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

How the Experts Layer in a Sleeping Bag

When it comes to polite conversation, it’s best to avoid politics, religion, and whether you should layer up in a sleeping bag.<p>I have watched bickering matches break out in bars, on message boards, and on riverbanks over that last topic. The main disagreement is over how much you should wear under …

These truly wireless earbuds are like AirPods, but they cost $40 instead of $159

Apple’s AirPods weren’t the first truly wireless earbuds to hit the market, but they created a tidal wave of followers that now offer similar …

The complete list of Siri commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Apple's virtual assistant.<p>There's a lot you can do with Apple's virtual assistant -- and some things you can't do. For example, while Siri can send texts, search Twitter, and open up your front-facing camera, she can't adjust your device's ring volume (something …

Walmart's Black Friday Samsung TV Deal Is Insane — and Sales Are Live Right Now

No need to wait until Black Friday itself.<p>Retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Sears have already published their Black Friday ads. So …

Fitbit Just Dropped Its First Smartwatch And Rose Gold Headphones

<b>Fitbit</b> announced an exciting new suite of wellness products today: Ionic, Fitbit’s first smartwatch; Fitbit Flyer, the company’s first entry into the …

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3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it once did. Of course, you might also experience odd battery behavior on a relatively new iPhone, where the battery …

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Deleting This 1 App Can Literally Double Your Phone's Battery Life

When I saw one popular app eat 47 percent of my phone's battery, I acted with maximum prejudice--but there are some less drastic steps you can take.<p>Last week, I deleted Facebook from my phone and literally doubled my battery life. Not just overnight, but instantly.<p>You can too--or, if that's too …

The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.<p>Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)<p>This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.<p>The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)<p>Say hello to the most versatile piece …

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Tips and Tricks: Backing Up Your iOS Device

Backing up is something that you don’t think about until it’s ALL you can think about. You don’t really need it until the day comes when a device fails, and then you REALLY need it. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In that spirit, let’s take a look at what …

How to stream your video collection to any device

It’s like Netflix on your PC<p>As great as Netflix is, movies and shows don't stick around on the service forever. As licensing deals renew or expire, Netflix loses old videos and gains new ones—which means that, on any given day, you might look up your favorite TV show only to find it's gone.<p>For a …

Smart TV

iOS 10.3 Battery Drain: How To Fix Problems With New Update

iOS 10.3 is only a few days old, but users are already reporting battery drain problems with the new update. The eight tips in this guide should help …

Get more from your Apple TV with these 7 tricks

Use Apple's black box like an expert<p>It might be hard to believe, but the Apple TV has now been with us for more than 10 years. In that time, it's gotten a lot smaller and a lot smarter—and it has a few tricks up its sleeve that you might not know about. Here are seven tips to improve your Apple TV …

Smart TV

Presence security camera keeps an eye outside your door

Consumer electronics company Netatmo has made a camera that is easily overlooked as it keeps a lookout outside your door.<p>The outdoor surveillance camera Netatmo named Presence uses an algorithm to detect whether something in its view is a person, car or animal. It then immediately sends a …

Smart Homes

Time to ditch your DVDs and make them mobile-friendly [Deals]

DVDs have all but gone the way of laserdiscs and the dodo. With HD streaming video and high capacity hard drives, keeping shelves full of movies just doesn’t make much sense anymore. But that doesn’t mean you should toss them, at least not yet. The two applications in the MacX DVD Video Converter …

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Premier Project Management Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Project Management Professional: 35 Contact Hours</b><p>Earn Your PMP® Certification & Become a Stellar Project Manager<p>If your goal is to be an effective project manager, passing the PMP® Certification exam is essential. Start your prep efforts with this course, which will teach you the fundamental …

Are hoverboards safe yet?

Whether you call them hoverboards, self-balancing boards or explosions waiting to happen, these two-wheeled scooters aren't going anywhere.<p>This 2015 tech fad may have been cool, but it had a dangerous side. Last year the news was peppered with reports of hoverboards exploding and catching fire. …

iHere 3.0 Tracking Device (Gen 2) | Cult of Mac Deals

• Find your lost item w/ just a click on the easy-to-use app<br>• Track iHere’s signal w/ up to a 75’ radius<br>• Rarely charge it (charge lasts for up to several weeks!)<br>• Take a selfie w/ the remote control shutter<br>• Turn on the separation alert to know when you've left your phone behind<br>• Plug it into a USB port to …

Google Calendar adds reminders so you can nag yourself into getting stuff done

Google Calendar is getting a big feature update today: Reminders. It means Calendar can now nag you until you complete a task.<p>Reminders – available now on Android and iOS – are set to recur daily until you dismiss them permanently. They’ll show up at the top of your Calendar list each day along …

Apps

Circle with Disney gives parents full reign over their kids' devices

When Kickstarter campaigns are unsuccessful, we assume those products never get to see the light of day. In 2013, Circle, a device that lets parents …

How to Kill the New iOS 9 Feature That's Eating Your Data

When iOS 9 was released a few weeks ago, we finally got access to a ton of new features we've been waiting for. But as people are spending more time …

10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world

When Apple first added widget support to the iPhone and iPad, Apple fans had mixed feelings. Many Apple users had been waiting for widget support for …