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Meet Apple’s New High-End iPhones, the Xs and Xs Max

October 8, 2018

The rumors were true. Apple's newest iPhones are the iPhone Xs and the unfortunately named iPhone Xs Max, named so for their internal upgrades and new sizing, rather than radical redesigns. The new iPhone Xs looks similar to last year's iPhone X. It has a 5.8-inch OLED display, the same edge-to-edge screen, the same notch […]

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How to Watch Apple’s 2018 iPhone Launch Event

October 8, 2018

Another year, another cryptic press invitation for Apple's annual iPhone event. This year's invite inspired conjecture around what the gold-toned ring might suggest about the new devices. Does the circle spell changes to—or the disappearance of—the home button? A revival of the dearly departed click wheel? Tomorrow, you can get the answers to your burning […]

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What to Expect From iOS 12 When It Launches (Very Soon)

October 6, 2018

Shiny new hardware usually steals the show at Apple’s annual iPhone event each fall. But the release of iOS 12 is noteworthy in its own right, particularly for the update’s major security enhancements. Think of it this way: Even if you don’t plan to buy a new iDevice, this kind of software update can sometimes […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Those New iPhones

September 28, 2018

For a certain crowd, Apple’s annual hardware showcase is a little like Christmas in September. Apple employees toil away in the Cupertino workshop all year to prepare for this day, when CEO Tim Cook takes the stage and gives the world a brand new iPhone. Actually, make that three new iPhones. Apple followed last year’s […]

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Achieve Audiophile Superiority With These Streaming Amps

September 28, 2018

Streaming music doesn’t have to mean compromised sound. These hi-fi amps can help you find cloud-connected aural ecstasy. 1. Naim Audio Uniti Star Best for: Streamcurious audiophiles With a built-in CD player that rips tracks to a local drive, the Uniti Star eases the pain of parting with your CDs. Naim’s app summons your newly […]

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Digital DJs Have New Ways to ‘Spin’ Their Tracks

September 23, 2018

If you've been to a club, festival, pool party, or bar mitzvah in the past few years and taken a peek at the DJ booth, you've seen somebody using Traktor. The widely beloved app, made by the Berlin company Native Instruments, lets a performer seamlessly mix together tracks from their MP3 library to make a […]

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Get These Tech and Gaming Deals Before They End Soon

September 10, 2018

Labor Day will likely bring some good laptop deals, but this weekend there are some tech and gaming deals you should give a looksie. We've sorted wheat from the chaff with some help from TechBargains. Our Favorite Deals LG 75-inch Vizio 4K HDR TV for $1,298 (Was $2,498). We like Vizio's full-featured M-Series displays. This […]

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How to Group Video Chat While You Wait for Apple’s Group FaceTime

September 8, 2018

This past spring, Apple demoed a version of FaceTime that would support group video chat for up to 32 people at once. The update was supposed to come with the official release of iOS 12 this fall—but it turns out that FaceTime will be a one-on-one video chat app for a while longer. In the […]

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Fitbit’s Charge 3 Offers a New Take on an Old Tracker

September 4, 2018

This year, Fitbit finally figured out how to make a smartwatch people really like, while sales of its lightweight activity trackers have been on the decline. But that’s not stopping the company from putting out new activity tracking wristbands. It just announced its newest device: the Fitbit Charge 3. At first glance, the Charge 3 […]

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You Won’t Miss Brookstone, But You Should

August 26, 2018

In singularly unsurprising news, Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy. The company will shutter its remaining 101 mall storefronts, officially closing out an era that began its fade years ago. Even if you won’t mourn its disappearance—even if you haven’t stepped inside a mall since the Mallrats era—it’s worth a moment of appreciation, and a full […]

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