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Wednesday March 6, 2019. 12:00 PM
This easy-to-use, high-performance turntable lets you stream your favorite records to any audio system with a Bluetooth receiver, including wireless headphones.
Tuesday March 5, 2019. 11:00 PM
With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your...
The last thing I expected to see at MWC was an iPhone booth. After all, I was in the heart of Android country, with giant Samsung, Huawei, and Qualcomm banners looming over the bystanders like national flags. But as I weaved my way through the countries of Google, Xiaomi,...
Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.
August is also ditching the square form factor used in its earlier offerings.
It was the best of takes, it was the worst of takes.Oh, sorry, that’s wrong. It was just the worst of takes.Cue the time-travel effect as we go back all the way to 2015 to read that with its Band, “Microsoft outsmarts Apple Watch.” And here The Macalope is required by...
This easy-to-install smart home tool adds tremendous security and convenience features to Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures.
Monday March 4, 2019. 11:00 PM
A new year brings yet another season of wrestling with receipts to stay in Uncle Sam’s good graces. To determine the best software to aid that goal, we once again evaluated four major online tax prep applications: TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer.All of these...
Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.
Meet USB4, which promises to simply the USB naming scheme and integrate the high-bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 specification.
The Media Browser in macOS’s Open dialog was a powerful addition many years ago. You may not even know it’s called that: it’s the area in the left-hand sidebar in any Open dialog below the Media label. For most people, it will show Music, Photos, and Movies. Clicking...
February’s best iOS gamesImage by NitromeMention the word February at random, and I’d say the minds of most folks drift to thoughts of love, relationships, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Sorry, but you won’t be getting anything like that from us. We can,...
This pricey smart camera system is packed with features to soothe babies and nervous new parents.
Sometimes you have two bars but can’t load any webpages. Sometimes you have four bars, but your friend with a different phone on the same network has only two. We’ve become reliant on signal bars to tell us how strong our cellular connection is, but in truth, the bars...
Friday March 1, 2019. 01:00 PM
Alien Skin Exposure X4 is a prosumer app targeted to photo hobbyists and enthusiasts who want to kick their photographic output up a notch or two.While the app—which works both as a standalone or a plug-into Photoshop—specializes in raw images, it’s also compatible...
I spent the better part of this week with my 2012 Mac mini in pieces in my living room, as I attempted to fix an issue with a dead drive. The problem that sparked it is still plaguing me, but the experience has given me both some appreciation for the way Apple used to do...
Audio performance isn’t the problem, it’s a host of other little things.
Thursday February 28, 2019. 05:51 PM
There's so much work to be done but I just can't stop playing Globesweeper, a spherical take on Minesweeper.
There’s a gulf of difference between bitmap and vector graphics. Bitmap art is made of pixels and has a scale attached: each pixel represents black or white, or some gray or color tone. The resolution of the file—how many pixels wide by how tall—defines the amount of...
Hook up any latter-day iPhone to the Gamevice and you’ll wind up with a device that looks a lot like a Nintendo Switch. An iPhone XS Max in particular does a good job of masquerading as the Switch’s expansive central touchscreen. The Gamevice controllers themselves hug...
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