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Samsung takes pressure off Apple by dumping the Galaxy Note 20 earbuds

Samsung has removed the AKG headphones from the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra box-and now that Apple rumor doesn‘t seem so crazy.

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What the iMac refresh can tell us about Apple‘s future products

August tends to be right in the middle of the summer doldrums, the time when everybody goes on vacation and thus news-including tech announcements-are few and far between. Then again, 2020 isn‘t your average year, so perhaps it‘s not a shock that this week saw a departure from the norm with Apple announcing a surprisingly substantial update to the iMac.My colleague Jason Snell has already expounded upon what the revamp to Apple&lsq

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macOS Big Sur: How to add, remove, and manage notifications and widgets Notification Center

With macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple redesigned Notification Center. It is now a single column of notifications and widgets to provide quick information with just a click. Let‘s take a look at the new Notification Center, and how you can customize it to your liking.In macOS Big Sur, Notification Center is accessed by clicking on the date in the menu bar, located in the upper right of the screen. There is no longer a Notification Center icon.Noti

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Sony HT-G700 review: This Atmos- and DTS:X-enabled soundbar boasts a trifecta of virtual 3D modes, but no Wi-Fi

Its arsenal of virtual 3D modes is impressive, but without Wi-Fi, the HT-G700 is missing a bevy of key features given its price tag.

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iOS 14 FAQ: Features, release date, supported devices, beta, and more

As expected, Apple announced the next major revision to its phone operating system at its WWDC 2020 virtual developer conference. And as usual, the new iOS is full of features big and small.This story will be periodically updated, and we will break down everything you need to know about iOS 14: the significant features and changes, the beta test, the release date, and how to install the beta. Here is what awaits you when you update your iPhone

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iMac FAQ: Apple introduces significant upgrades to the 27-inch iMac; also updates 21.5-inch models and iMac Pro

The iMac is a direct descendant of the very first Mac, and it‘s often the computer that longtime users think about when they think about the Macintosh. The iMac‘s all-in-one design is popular and iconic.The iMac is great for both novices and demanding users. It can handle general-purpose and heavy-duty tasks equally well. It‘s ideal for someone who needs to buy a complete computer setup (keyboard, mouse or trackpad, and displ

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Apple Arcade: ‘Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows‘ is now available

Apple‘s new Apple Arcade subscription-based gaming service is basically Apple‘s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service features premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If all goes well, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general.Got questions? We‘ve got plenty of answers.Updated 08/07/20:AddedGame of Thrones: Tale of Crowsto the li

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Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support controllers

Apple Arcade is here, and you can play some of the subscription service‘s many games with select models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as Mfi (Made for iOS) controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus+.To read this article in full, please click here

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If you ever set up a Google+ account, you might be due some money

Google has settled a class-action lawsuit over the Google+ data breach, and you might be able to claim some of the 7.5 million in payments.

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Apple‘s excuse for denying Xbox cloud gaming is patently absurd

On September 15, Microsoft will make its ‘Project xCloud‘ service to stream Xbox games available to the public. Provided that public owns an Android device.Anyone with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription will get to stream over 100 games from the cloud, using their Xbox login credentials and cloud saves. But there won‘t be an app for your iPhone or iPad, because Apple doesn‘t want people playing games unless they get a cu

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New iMacs, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller, and more

Apple announced iMac updates earlier this week. Should you buy an iMac when Apple silicon is on the horizon? There‘s also a major change in Apple leadership that we‘ll talk about on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.This is episode 708 with Jason Cross and Roman Loyola.Listen to episode 708 To read this article in full, please click here

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Need to disable Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad? Here are the 3 Apple-connected options to do so

Apple added Activation Lock several years ago to its iPhones as a theft deterrent, partly at the request of users and partly because law enforcement insisted it would reduce the incentive for grab-and-run theft. The idea was that even if an iPhone were stolen and wiped, the device would refuse to allow a new installation without the Apple ID and password for the account that originally registered it being available to unlock it.Activation Lock

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macOS Big Sur: Learn about the user interface changes

With macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple takes the opportunity to refresh the Mac‘s user interface. The changes aren‘t dramatic-don‘t worry, you‘ll be able to use your Mac like usual. The changes give the Mac a more modern look, and also have led to speculation that Apple is getting ready for the next phase of user input, like maybe a Mac touchscreen.If you are wondering what Big Sur looks like before installing it, we have a peek

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Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an iPhone, display, hard drive, and more to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. And the new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.If you‘re planning to buy a new MacBook Pro or MacBook A

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Hisense H9G 4K UHD TV review: Excellent color and HDR performance for the price

Hisense‘s H9G 4K UHD TV offers an excellent picture for the price. It‘s available only in 55-inch and 65-inch flavors, but if that‘s what you‘re shopping for, it should be on your short-list.

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macOS Big Sur: The startup chime is back

Longtime Mac users will remember that the Mac used to ‘chime‘ when you powered it up. Apple removed the chime in 2016, but with macOS 10.15 Catalina, users could reinstate the chime through a command in the Terminal.The chime is back by default in macOS 11 Big Sur. In the short video clip below, you can hear what the chime sounds like on my (beat-up) 2014 MacBook Pro running the Big Sur beta. To read this article in full, please cl

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Owl Car Cam review: 24-hour surveillance redefines the dash cam

Update 08/06/2020: After the startup Owl Cameras Inc. shut down abruptly, users were stuck with expensive dash cams and no support. But there‘s hope! Xirgo Technologies, the company that acquired Owl Cameras Inc.‘s intellectual property, has partnered with CallPass to take over the consumer service. Read more about the rehatching of Owlcam, and stay tuned for a review of the new product promised for later this year.To read this art

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macOS Big Sur: What you need to know

At the WWDC20 keynote, Apple took the wraps off of macOS Big Sur, the next version of the Macintosh operating system. Big Sur will replace macOS 10.15 Catalina this fall.Big Sur is a major upgrade with several features that users can take advantage of. Here are the features that Apple highlighted during its WWDC20 keynote presentation. We‘ll follow up with more details on these features as they are revealed.The latest: Public beta now av

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How to install the macOS 11 Big Sur public beta

The next version of the Mac operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur, will be officially released this fall. But you can install and run Big Sur now by joining Apple‘s Public Beta program.Interested? Here‘s what you need to know about the Public Beta.Sign up for the program and install the macOS Big Sur Public Beta Before you can install the new operating system, you must be enrolled in the Public Beta program. You can do this through Ap

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Apple releases iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Public Beta 4-here‘s how to get it

We‘ve told you about the many bigchanges and new features in iOS 14and iPadOS 14, including an awesome new redesign of the home screen with Widgets and the App Library. For the last several years, Apple has made its operating systems available in a public beta, so you can kick the tires and help find bugs before its release in the fall.If you‘re interested in running the iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 public beta, here‘s how you get it.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs iPhone 11 Pro: This 1,000 spec showdown has a clear winner

Whenever Samsung launches a new phone, Apple fans tend to notice. It‘s not just that Samsung is one of the biggest Android phone makers or even that its designs tend to be among the closest to Apple‘s, it‘s that Samsung‘s flagship Galaxy phones are really, really good. They have the latest processors, displays, and cameras, and the innovative trends that we see in the latest Galaxy S or Note phone generally make their w

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iOS 14: 5 great hidden features you should know about

When you first upgrade to iOS 14, either in beta or when it releases in the fall, you‘ll be treated to some big obvious improvements. The new, more customizable home screen with widgets and the App Library will make an immediate difference in how you use your iPhone. You‘ll discover the usefulness of picture-in-picture video right away.But some of iOS 14‘s best features aren‘t the ones Apple pops up tutorial cards for;

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Sabrent HB-SIMC Thunderbolt 3 Hub review: The front iMac ports you‘ve always wanted

Sabrent‘s new 70 HB-SIMC Thunderbolt 3 port hub alleviates a frustration that hits every iMac owner now and again: the lack of easily accessible ports. Don‘t get me wrong, I-and just about everyone else I know-love the uncluttered styling and elegant long-term cabling solution iMacs provide.But geez, Louise, feeling around for a free USB port just to plug in a thumb drive can get old after a while. Especially if you do it a lot. Of

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Eufy Security EufyCam 2 Pro 2K review: A solid boost in video quality (but nothing else) in this Best Buy exclusive

The Pro upgrade takes Eufy‘s indoor/outdoor cam kit to nearly 3 megapixels.

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