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How to find out where Apple stores your iCloud data (spoiler: you can‘t exactly)

‘The cloud‘ is a concept, not a place, although collectively, the cloud is made up of places. Cloud computing refers to an aggregation of servers that you don‘t have to know much about to gain the benefit. This can be for storage, like iCloud Drive or Amazon Cloud Drive or Google Drive, or for computation and other more specialized purposes. When you use a cloud-based service, your actions and data may be split among many mac

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Sticking with it: iPhone X sales have to disappoint eventually

It‘s been an annoying year already what with covering all the nonsense about supposedly poor iPhone X sales. But, it‘s nice that we can finally put that all to bed and get on with our lives by going back to enjoying‘Apple shares to struggle over the next 12 months on weak iPhone X demand, Instinet says.‘ (Tip o‘ the antlers to @designheretic and paul.)To read this article in full, please click here

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Canary is putting security cameras in the hands of those who help keep us secure

The company will donate its All-In-One home monitoring camera to first responders and emergency services departments you nominate.

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Eve Button review: This programmable button puts you touch with your HomeKit tech

This smart button brings tactile control to HomeKit-enabled devices.

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Hands on: Razer‘s Core X GPU enclosure is cheaper, bigger, and even works with Macs

The Core X external GPU case will take up to a 3-slot wide GPU, provide up to 100 watts over Thunderbolt 3 for charging, and cost just 299.

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Explore The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset with us today! Apple Arcade episode 9

Well, you might recall that we originally said that we were going to try out the Steam Link for this week‘s Apple Arcade, but it looks like that‘s not happening. Thus far, it hasn‘t been released for iOS, and we haven‘t received beta access. So we‘ll shoot for next week.This week we‘ll instead head to the land of the elves. Specifically, we‘ll be running about the lush islands in The Elder Scrolls Onli

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Optimize Your Wi-Fi Connection With A Lifetime Of NetSpot Pro, Now 80% Off

Few things match the frustration that comes with a spotty Wi-Fi connection. And, despite your best efforts to troubleshoot them on your own, these networks can be ficklebeasts that cut out for seemingly no reason at all. NetSpot Pro arms you with the tools to deep dive into your Wi-Fi network, diagnose its problems and optimize your connection, and lifetime licenses are currently on sale for 80 percent off the usual price.To read this article

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iPhone power adapters tested: Is fast charging worth the price?

Update 05/21/18: Apple has reduced the price of it‘s 1-meter USB-C lightning cables by 6. We‘ve updated pricing through this article accordingly.New to this years‘ iPhones is fast-charging capability. According to Apple, you can juice up your phone to 50 percent in just 30 minutes! There‘s just one catch: You have to buy a new power adapter. Oh, and a new USB-C to Lightning cable, too. That‘s two catches, and it&l

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today‘s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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The Beats Powerbeats3 wireless headphones are 90 off today

Beats headphones fly off the shelves so quickly that it‘s rare to find them at any discount, much less on a huge sale. But today you can get thePowerbeats3 wireless in-ear headphones for just 110 on Amazon, down from the 200 retail price that it rarely wavers from and 40 cheaper than their previous low. Only the shock yellow headphones get such a steep deal; while other colors are also discounted, these are by far the lowest price.[ Furt

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Get a free Apple TV 4K when you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now

Sometimes a deal comes along that‘s perfect for the fence sitters. You know what I‘m talking about-sometimes you‘re interested in a product or a service, but aren‘t sure if it‘s worth the investment. If you‘ve been sitting the fence on either the Apple TV 4K or DirecTV Nowthen today‘s deal‘s for you.Right now, new DirecTV Now customers can get a free Apple TV 4K if you prepay for three months. Th

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CloudMounter 3.2 review: Easily access Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive through a single Mac icon

Mounting cloud storage on the desktop is a great idea with a few inherent limitations built in. Bandwidth is the principal concern, because even the speediest internet connections available to consumers aren‘t nearly enough to transfer gigabyte-plus sized files as fast as attaching external hard drives to your Mac. Be that as it may, applications like CloudMounter remain a worthwhile utility if you rely on cloud storage.CloudMounter 3.2:

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Halo Home Anyplace Bluetooth Dimmer Switch review: It‘s not as good as the lights it‘s designed to control

Eaton‘s slim smart dimmer switch only works with its own lights, but it‘s not as good as they are.

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The doom addiction: Analysts still down on AAPL

Apple recently reported positive results for last quarter and gave positive guidance for next quarter so it‘s really just a question of when, exactly, it is the company will go out of business.Writing for Investopedia, Mark Kolakowski explains ‘Why Apple Investors Cut Stakes by Most in Decade‘ (Tip o‘ the antlers to Jamie.)It‘s simple. Lead paint chips are delicious. Everyone knows this but no one wants to talk ab

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Get some of the best Mac games for massive discounts during Humble Bundle‘s Spring Sale

The library for Mac games looks minuscule from the outside, and I sometimes think it‘d be more accurate to call it a ‘bookshelf.‘ In general, developers only attempt a Mac port if they know it‘ll be a hit over here in the orchard. The good news is that means that most of the games we get are the good stuff. And right now, the better news is that many of those games are seeing jaw-dropping discounts for Humble Bundle&lsq

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Get your home ready for summer with 50 off Nest, Ecobee smart thermostats

Smart thermostats are a great way to regulate your home‘s temperature and control your budget. Right now, two of our top-rated smart thermostats, the Ecobee4 Thermostat with Sensor and the third generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat in white, are both 200, 50 off their list prices on Amazon.To read this article in full, please click here

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How to play PC games on iPhone or iPad with the Steam Link app: Apple Arcade episode 9

Barely a month ago the idea of playing a game like The Witcher III on your iPhone would have been unthinkable (and indeed, it‘s so resource-demanding that it‘s yet to be ported to the Mac). But that will change quite soon, at least in a roundabout way.Valve‘s Steam Link app is coming soon to iOS within the next handful of days, and it dropped for Android users on Thursday. (Word on the street is that the iOS version is still

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How to use a network gateway to share files

After the writing had been on the wall for years, Apple only recently officially stated that it won‘t be producing Wi-Fi base stations anymore. Many of us have relied on the AirPort line as an easy way to handle a number of basic network tasks without learning the vagaries of other hardware. One of those is network file sharing.You can share files from macOS or Windows, but it‘s not always convenient or applicable, especially if yo

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How Apple‘s big picture ventures get small for the consumer

Sometimes it‘s fun to think big.Apple as a company usually focuses on products: things that it builds that consumers will end up using. Smartphones, computers, tablets, and so on. While other tech companies sometimes put forth their moonshots-big, costly ideas intended to reshape the world, but which rarely do-Apple generally seems content to operate by pushing the envelope on the here and now.But that doesn‘t mean that the company

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Best soundbars to improve your TV‘s audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that‘s the perfect fit for your budget.

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Tripp Lite TLP1008TEL review: Good protection for 10 outlets at a bargain price

This is the right choice for a 10-outlet surge protector with spacing that allows maximum deployment of plugs.

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Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

You only know for sure that you needed a surge protector after your equipment fries. Then it‘s too late. For a very reasonable amount of money, you could put an almost literal firewall between your expensive (and cheap) electronics and the juice coming in from a wall socket. A surge protector throws itself into the line of fire, sacrificing its components again and again so that your devices stay functional.These reviews are of surge pro

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Valve‘s Steam Link app lets you stream PC games to Android and iOS devices

Valve‘s Steam Link app will stream games from your PC to your phone across your home network, freeing you up to play anywhere you‘d like. But probably the bathroom.

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Best Buy is selling the new 9.7-inch iPads for the best prices we‘ve seen at retail

As you might recall from my recent review, I really love the new 9.7-inch iPad. I reach for it over my 12.9-inch iPad Pro these days, as it performs the vast majority of common tasks with zero problems. And if you‘ve been wanting to pick one up for yourself, Best Buy is selling the 32GB model with Wi-Fi in space gray, silver, or gold for just 299.99, which is the lowest retail price we‘ve seen the device selling for.If you don&lsqu

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