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Black Friday 2020: Best tech deals at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, and more

As in previous years, Black Friday began early in 2020-no one‘s waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off sales. Amazon got the ball rolling in October this year, and other retailers like Walmart will offer staggered waves of deals throughout November.We‘ve started listing the best deals below-keep an eye peeled for further updates as the days tick by. Not sure what to expect for this year, given the pandemic? Check out

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Report: Apple‘s 2021 roadmap might be its most ambitious yet

After a whirlwind fall release schedule that brought two new Apple Watches, four new iPhones, a new HomePod, and a speedy new processor for the Mac, Apple analysts Ming-Chi Kuo is already looking ahead to 2020. And it could be another huge year.In a report to investors and obtained by Macrumors, Kuo laid out his predictions for several of Apple‘s products spreading across all of next year. Among the new releases he expects:iPad: Kuo note

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Apple ID adds recovery key option, but it‘s not yet ready for you to use

In a little-noticed change that arrived with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple re-enabled the option to have a recovery key associated with an Apple ID. The Apple ecosystem-spanning account system offers two-factor authentication, which requires both a password and a device or phone number associated with the account to login. The recovery key layers on top of that.A warning, first!Apple has updated necessary pieces of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to let

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How to fix the M1 Mac‘s most disappointing feature: iOS apps on the Mac

If there‘s a single disappointment in the release of Apple‘s first wave of M1 Macs, it‘s the lackluster launch of iOS apps running inside of macOS. What should be an amazing unification of Apple‘s platforms and a massive expansion of the Mac software base is, instead kind of a non-event.Running iOS apps on the Mac can be a little weird, it‘s true. But it can sometimes be good. Unfortunately, a lot of interesting i

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10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is great right out of the box, but you‘ll want to add a few apps to really make it sing. Apple‘s wearable is a true marvel, and the Series 6 is the best yet,but you‘ll never know just how useful it can be if you don‘t expand your horizons a bit.When we think about the Apple Watch apps we just can‘t live without, these are at the top of the list. Some are free, some are not, but every single one is

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Ring Mailbox Sensor Review: With this gadget, the postman needn‘t ring at all

Ring‘s new sensor gives you a heads-up when the mail arrives, but its limited range won‘t work for everyone.

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Apple HomePod Mini review: Apple‘s 99 smart speaker needs to be either better or cheaper

If the HomePod Mini were 50 rather than 99, we‘d really have something.

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The best Black Friday deals for streaming and cord-cutting

If you‘re cutting cable, these Black Friday streaming and cord-cutting deals will save you even more money.

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How to fix your network when you see ‘Another device is using your IP address‘

Internet networking involves a lot of alchemy, and I confess to occasionally dropping an eye of newt (or an IP of newt) into a boiling pot to fix problems on my local network. There‘s a particular message that macOS displays in limited cases that perplexes people, because it‘s the sort of low-level bubbling up that Apple generally takes care of. In this case, your Mac is alerting you to a problem that may be of your making or might

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Apple M1 Macs: What you need to know about buying a new Mac with Apple silicon

Macs are undergoing a big change. Apple is switching its internal architecture from one that uses Intel CPUs, third-party graphics processors, and other parts, to the company‘s own ‘system on a chip.‘ The first Apple silicon SoC for Macs is called the M1.It‘s a big step for Apple and the Mac. But what does it mean for you? In this article, we cover what Apple‘s system on a chip means to the user, how it affects wh

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Unrole models: The loudest developers aren‘t always the best

Last week Apple announced a huge change to the App Store rules, saying those making less than 1 million a year will be charged 15 percent instead of 30 percent. While it doesn‘t come close to fixing all the problems with the App Store, you can at least say that it‘s a pretty big improvement, one that will benefit those who need it the most: small developers.So, who could possibly be against this?Funny you should ask!I mean, you did

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Reolink Argus 2E review: An affordable security cam with all the essentials

This completely wireless camera makes it easy to monitor what‘s happening inside or outside your home.

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12 movies to stream and be thankful for this Thanksgiving

This isn‘t the typical collection of holiday-themed movies, these are simply films to be thankful for.

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Black Friday 2020: The best tech deals at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, and more

As in previous years, Black Friday began early in 2020-no one‘s waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off sales. Amazon got the ball rolling in October this year, and other retailers like Walmart will offer staggered waves of deals throughout November.We‘ve started listing the best deals below-keep an eye peeled for further updates as the days tick by. Not sure what to expect for this year, given the pandemic? Check out

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macOS Big Sur: Guides, how-tos, tips, and everything you need to know about Apple‘s new Mac OS

The ‘10‘ era of the Mac operating system (Mac OS X and macOS 10) is now over. Apple decided to turn it up to (version) 11 and released macOS Big Sur.With macOS Big Sur, you‘ll find that still a very familiar OS, but there are several changes that will help you be more productive. To help you learn about those new features, we have written guides and how-tos so you can get the most out of the software. We have a list of those

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Black Friday 2020: The best early tech deals at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, and more

As in previous years, Black Friday began early in 2020-no one‘s waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off sales. Amazon got the ball rolling in October this year, and other retailers like Walmart will offer staggered waves of deals throughout November.We‘ve started listing the best deals below-keep an eye peeled for further updates as the days tick by. Not sure what to expect for this year, given the pandemic? Check out

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Apple‘s Black Friday sale starts Friday, but nothing new is discounted

Apple has announced its annual four-day shopping event that begins Black Friday and ends on Cyber Monday, and like always, the best stuff is excluded.Apple is once again offering gift cards instead of actual discounts, but they‘re a little better than in year‘s past. Apple changed the way its gift cards operate, so you can use it on device and digital purchases. But you‘re still better off searching for deals elsewhere.For on

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Apple‘s annual Black Friday sale starts Friday but you should probably skip it

Apple has announced its annual four-day shopping event that begins Black Friday and ends on Cyber Monday, and like always, the best stuff is excluded.Apple is once again offering gift cards instead of actual discounts, but they‘re a little better than in year‘s past. Apple changed the way its gift cards operate, so you can use it on device and digital purchases. But you‘re still better off searching for deals elsewhere.For on

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Imagining the possibilities with Apple silicon

The M1 Macs have arrived. The benchmarks are in. And what we‘ve seen is nothing less than mind-blowing performance from Apple‘s own silicon, compared to the Intel chips that came before. But this, as we know, is just the beginning. The M1 is only the first in a whole family of chips that will be powering Macs from now on.As impressive as these new processors-and the improvements they bring in speed and battery life-are, some have f

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How to turn your phone hotspot into a home broadband network

As cellular networks upshift from a roughly 30Mbps average data rate over 4G LTE in many metro areas-and even in smaller towns-to data rates that could be a few times higher as 5G networks starts appearing in earnest, thoughts of using your phone for home broadband instead of a wired connection increase as well, in places where wired speeds are low or expensive.Carriers have discouraged this in the past, but many now offer plans with significa

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Imaging the possibilities with Apple silicon

The M1 Macs have arrived. The benchmarks are in. And what we‘ve seen is nothing less than mind-blowing performance from Apple‘s own silicon, compared to the Intel chips that came before. But this, as we know, is just the beginning. The M1 is only the first in a whole family of chips that will be powering Macs from now on.As impressive as these new processors-and the improvements they bring in speed and battery life-are, some have f

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Samsung The Frame 4K UHD TV review: Refining the art of wall-art TV

The Frame TV brings fine decor and art to your wall. It‘s excellent in that role, though it doesn‘t deliver Samsung‘s very best motion video technology.

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With M1 Macs, memory just isn‘t what it used to be

The first Macs powered by Apple-designed processors are finally here. And from the outside, they‘re almost dead ringers for the Intel-based Macs they‘re replacing.But on the inside, they‘re not like other computers. Apple has brought its approach to system design, learned through years of iteration on the iPhone and iPad, to the Mac for the first time.For great holiday deals on Apple gear see our roundup of the best Black Fri

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