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Thursday February 23, 2017. 12:00 PM
APC is a long-time maker of electronics-protecting products, including uninterruptible power supplies. Its 11-outlet SurgeArrest has excellent build quality, a good outlet layout, and nice extras that put it nearly at the top of the pack. (APC sent us the slightly older,...
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We included this AmazonBasics model in our testing, because we wanted to see how a baseline, mostly old-style power strip with surge protection would work. The answer is: not well and we don’t recommend it for electronics of any kind. Its clamping voltage is too high,...
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When you’re on the road, in a hotel room, at a coffeeshop, in an airport, or in a conference or banquet room, the power outlets available often fall far short of what you need. The Accell 6-outlet Powramid has a cutesy name, but packs a wallop. With six outlets spaced at...
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We picked RAVPower’s 8-outlet, 3 USB port surge protector because we liked the features it offered and we’ve had good experiences with some of the company’s other products. Despite its high build quality, good outlet layout, and three fast-charging USB ports, a lack of ...
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This best-in-breed affordable surge protector continues to let power flow even after protection is exhausted. If you have equipment that could lose data or be damaged if powered down abruptly, including a desktop computer with a hard disk drive (HDD) rather than an SSD,...
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Tripp Lite’s 12-outlet surge protector might lack a product name—model number TLP1208TELTV doesn’t exactly roll off one’s tongue—but it has nearly everything else. It’s your best bet for a surge protector that cuts power when its internal protection is exhausted, ...
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Wednesday February 22, 2017. 02:33 PM
Even after a slew of Lego video game adaptations over the years, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($40 on the Mac App Store) is able to offer new elements and add humor and replay value. Beginning with the Battle of Endor from Return of the Jedi, the game has you and your...
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We live in an age where belief, in anything, can be difficult—especially where crowdfunded products are concerned.I’ve been burned several times by kickstarted tech projects over the years. Mostly, the delivered goods underwhelm compared to what was promised. In some...
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Tuesday February 21, 2017. 03:13 PM
Headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) can filter out the noise pollution that accompanies modern travel, whether it be the low-frequency rumble of a jet engine or the drone of a train or bus on your daily commute. Basic ANC technology has been around for years, and ...
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The iPhone camera has come a long way, but as good as Apple’s quad-LED True Tone flash may be, it’s still no match for external lighting. LuMee The LuMee Duo’s hard shell case offers maximum protection for your iPhone, along with extra illumination when needed.To...
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Thursday February 16, 2017. 03:00 PM
Before Steve Jobs first took the stage with iPad in hand, the best way to watch video on the go was from a portable media player like the Archos 605. Despite a clumsy user interface and bulky metal casing, this French-made device with a 4.3-inch LCD screen and 160GB storage...
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Wednesday February 15, 2017. 01:53 PM
When it comes to the web, smaller is always better. If an image-heavy site takes too long to load, visitors will just click over to something else. While there are plenty of software tools for optimizing image files on the Mac, few do it with the simplicity and speed of...
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Note: This review is based on the performance of the Amplifi HD with Mac clients. If you’d like to read a version with analysis based on performance with Windows clients, follow this link.Ubiquiti Labs is a relatively new player in the consumer router market, but it’s no ...
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Does Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 have what it takes to get you through you a full day of demanding work, streaming video and social media posting? CIO.com senior writer Sarah White runs Dell's newest hybrid through the paces to find out the answer.
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Tuesday February 14, 2017. 01:10 PM
iOS on the iPad isn't all it could be—here are a few ideas on how to fix it.
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Monday February 13, 2017. 01:33 PM
Fitness trackers come in all shapes and sizes at a variety of price points, and they all have the same basic features: step-counting, sleep-monitoring, and exercise-tracking, with some unique traits just to keep things interesting. But few of these wearable devices are...
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Bose first brought its active noise-cancellation technology to its earphones with its QuietComfort 20. Until then, ANC headphones were bulky affairs. The closest you’d get to compact was if they collapsed down small enough to be jammed into your carry-on bag. Not so the QC ...
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Thursday February 9, 2017. 03:00 PM
The brainchild of storage experts Promise Technology, Apollo Cloud ($249 on Amazon) was designed with photo sharing in mind. Apollo Cloud combines a 4TB external hard drive housed in a white case with encrypted, always-on cloud connectivity and free apps for macOS, Windows,...
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Wednesday February 8, 2017. 01:35 PM
After establishing a solid reputation as a slick third-party email iOS client, Spark (free, available on the App Store recently leapt from mobile to the Mac desktop. This marks Ukrainian developer Readdle’s second full-fledged macOS application after PDF Expert, an...
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Tuesday February 7, 2017. 12:00 PM
Computerworld puts the Ultimaker 3 fused-filament 3D printer through its paces -- in 30 seconds.
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