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A fast, intelligent, infallible wireless network could transform the world as we know it, and Qualcomm is helping build one

Take a moment to think about your home Wi-Fi setup. If it’s anything like mine, you’ve got a handful of routers and extenders scattered all over the …

Wi-Fi

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

FBI seizes domain Russia allegedly used to infect 500,000 consumer routers

The sinkholing is a major coup but doesn't automatically kill VPNFilter infections.<p>The FBI has seized a key domain used to infect more than 500,000 …

Routers

Best Buy’s Total Tech Support program claims it will fix all your gadget woes for $200 per year

Best Buy is going after Amazon’s hit Prime program with a subscription program of its own. Unlike Prime, this is more expensive, at $199.99 per year. …

Shopping

Samsung’s fastest 64GB and 128GB microSD cards have never been cheaper on Amazon

Today is the perfect day to stock up on storage for all your smartphones, cameras, eBook readers, and anything else that supports removable memory …

MicroSD

Netflix Now Worth More Than Comcast, Close to Surpassing Disney

Netflix surpassed Comcast in market value Wednesday, thanks to a new record high for the video streaming company’s stock price. Netflix’s market cap …

Media Industry

Apple reveals new privacy controls for iPhone and Mac users

It looks like Apple CEO Tim Cook is out to embarrass Mark Zuckerberg again.<p>Apple on Wednesday introduced a slew of new privacy controls for iPhone …

Privacy

The best VPNs according to Reddit

Would it be okay with you if someone leaked your entire Google history to the government? How about if your internet provider made it so that one …

Internet

Cut the cord but miss PBS and local news? AirTV links broadcast signals with streaming set-up

Free, local TV channels are often forgotten amid the ever-accelerating quest for more broadband-delivered streaming content.<p>AirTV could make it easier for cord cutters to add those local channels into their viewing portfolio. The new AirTV device (out now $119.99) connects to an antenna to capture …

Sling TV

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Smart Homes

Nielsen to include YouTube TV viewing figures in its local ratings

As users cut cords and go with live TV streaming services like Hulu and Sling TV, it gets harder for broadcasters to gauge those all-important ratings -- especially on a local level. Now, Nielsen has announced that it will start measuring local TV audiences for YouTube TV, one of the newest …

Televisions

How to View & Sort Your Apple Watch Workout History

The Apple Watch is the ideal accessory for on-the-go people who need a workout watch that offers both functionality and durability. With handy features including fitness tracking, health monitoring, and the ability to play music, the Apple Watch offers everything an athlete needs to stay informed …

Apple Watch

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

App Store

Gemini Photos saves your iPhone storage from unwanted photos

Ever take 50 photos just to get that one perfect shot? Snapping the perfect frame isn’t easy, but cleaning up the extra photos is even worse.<p>The folks at MacPaw have come out with a new app that makes deleting all your unwanted photos a breeze and even helps you find your best shots.<p>Sorting your …

Mobile Photography

Alexa can now schedule meetings with your contacts

Amazon’s Alexa has been able to schedule meetings for some time now, but starting today Alexa can schedule one-on-one meetings based on the availability of both meeting participants. The Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant also lets you move events around on your calendar with voice commands and is …

Windows 10

24 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know <i>Command-C</i> means copy and <i>Command-V</i> means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life …

Operating Systems

Verizon’s new video shows us how fixed 5G will actually work

While we’re going to have to wait until next year for 5G-capable phones to come out, Verizon is storming ahead with its plan to use 5G technology to …

Google Fiber

Your iPhone will never run out of storage again thanks to this accessory

Whether you have an entry-level iPhone or the most expensive models with 256GB of storage, it’s never enough. High-resolution photos and 4K videos …

Tech Trends

Tips and Tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

With the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple introduced an all-new design that incorporates a Touch Bar, a small touch-sensitive OLED display that offers up contextual controls depending on what you're doing on your Mac.<p>Though the Touch Bar has been available, in our experience, many Mac owners don't take …

MacBook Pro

Congress just made credit freezes free

You will soon be able to freeze your credit report for free, a step that can help protect you from identity theft.<p>Many called on Congress to make freezes free after the massive Equifax breach last year that exposed the personal informationof more than 146 million Americans to hackers.<p>The provision …

Identity Theft

What Is a Network Switch, and Do You Need One?

A network switch—not to be confused with a light switch or a Nintendo Switch—is a box that you connect to your home router to gain more Ethernet …

Wi-Fi

Apple drops 24 percent off cost of a cable you really need

The price of a USB-C Lighting cable dropped 24 percent. That’s good news to almost every iPhone and iPad user.<p>This cable really should be bundled with Apple’s phone and tablet. It offers faster charging, and is required for connectivity with the latest macOS devices.<p>There’s only one authorized …

Mobile Technology

Apple's Siri is getting a brand new voice and more at WWDC

Apple’s Siri today began <i>leaking</i> information about the upcoming WWDC event. According to the virtual assistant, it’s getting a brand new voice and another smart speaker. If you’ve got an iPad or iPhone you can ask it yourself.<p><b>What’s the meaning of this:</b> It looks like Apple is turning to Siri to …

Apple

Google Photos rolling out favorites feature this week

If you’re like me, your phone is full of photos. I tend to take too many photos of daily life and interesting events, so finding the best photos in a …

Google Photos

Comcast’s mesh Wi-Fi system, xFi Pods, launches nationwide

Comcast today is officially launching its own Wi-Fi extender devices called xFi Pods that help to address problems with weak Wi-Fi signals in parts of a customer’s home due to things like the use of building materials that disrupt signals, or even just the home’s design. The launch follows …

Wi-Fi

Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles

Sonos today introduced several new speaker bundles, which are designed to allow customers to purchase more than one Sonos speaker at a discounted price.<p>The new bundles range in price from $379 to $1,899 depending on the products included, with discounts up to $157 on the highest priced bundles.<p>A …

Smart Homes

Facebook, Qualcomm Will Bring Ultra-Fast Gigabit Wi-Fi to Urban Areas

Facebook has teamed up with chipmaking giant Qualcomm to help bring blazingly fast, gigabit Wi-Fi to dense cities within the next few years. When it …

Telecoms

Evernote Adds Ability to Transcribe Voice-to-Text Notes via AirPods, BeatsX, and More

Note-taking app Evernote was updated over the weekend with a new feature that allows you to connect your Bluetooth headphones to the app and use them to record audio and transcribe voice-to-text notes. The company says that as long as the headphones have a microphone they will work, so if you own …

Apps

Sonos bundles offer audio options for home theater, vinyl and more

As we head towards Sonos' home theater event on June 6th, the company has just revealed new speaker bundles that will help you save on a Sonos-based home sound system.<p>There are several speaker sets on offer. One deal offers two Sonos One speakers for $379, three of them for $549 and four Ones for …

Audiophile

Portable USB-C monitor gives MacBook a second screen

Adding an additional screen to your setup can result in a huge boost to productivity. And now it’s even easier for those who work on the go, thanks to AOC’s portable USB-C monitor.<p>This 15.6-inch screen is slim and light enough to take anywhere, and it can be hooked up to your MacBook or MacBook Pro …

MacBook Pro