Put 2 Echo devices in your cart and Amazon will credit you back 100 right now, effectively pricing each one at 129.99 vs. the typical 179.99 list price. But you‘ll have to use a special code at checkout, to activate the discount: ECHO2PACK. Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more-instantly. All you
The TP-LINK HS100 smart plugis quite simply a power outlet that you can control from anywhere. Using your smartphone, you can turn devices on off, set programs to turn them on off at set times while you‘re away, or engage a "countdown timer" which powers the switch off after a set amount of time. Installation is simple -- just plug a device into your smart plug and connect to your wifi network. The HS100 is also compatible with Amazon
Jeff K. has a bone to pick with Apple: I have a great set of speakers that I connected to my old iMac with a optical audio/mini-plug cable through the headphone jack. They had terrific sound. Imagine my surprise then when I connected the cable to the headphone jack on my new iMac and it wasn‘t recognized. I called Apple, and it turns out someone decided to change that part of the audio electronics. No more digital optical. My speakers al
Best known for creative Mac software like iScrapbook, Labelist, and PrintLife, Chronos has spread its wings with Lifecraft a digital journal app that works on mobile devices as well. While not as full-featured as the excellent Day One, there are several compelling features that make it worth a look.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Amazon has severaldeals on APC back-up power supplies and surge protectors right now, and the best of them is the APC Back-UPS Connect for 55. That‘s its lowest price yet on the site, and the first real discount we‘ve seen in the last six months.The Back-UPS Connect is an interesting device as it can act as a mobile power pack, or you can slap it in the dock for a 50 watt UPS. When in mobile mode, it has enough power to charge a sm
This all-in-one home monitor increases security with an extra set of eyes.
Connection problems and missing notifications drag down this otherwise solid smart home monitor.
Reader Melissa Mead has a bad case of the overloaded iPhone. She writes:My iPhone is running out of storage space and I think it‘s because I have a lot of photos on it. I‘d like to remove them all in one go, after backing them up. Is there a simple way to do that? Try this: Jack your iPhone into your Mac using the included syncing cable and launch Image Capture. This is an oh-so-handy utility (that hardly anyone uses) for grabbing
If you‘re like most iOS users, you have lots of apps. It‘s all too tempting and all too easy to buy new ones (or download free ones) from the App Store. As a result, you probably have a number of games, productivity apps, and utilities on your iPhone or iPad that you‘ve hardly ever used and aren‘t likely to use in the future.But if you keep doing that, those apps will start to crowd your iOS device (and your iTunes libr
Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.
This USB 3.0 adapter from Inateck can interface with up to three drives simultaneously. It is compatible with 2.5"/3.5" IDE/SATA hard drives and 5.25" IDE/SATA CD/DVD drives, and features a one-touch backup function. Use it to read an old internal drive from a crashed computer, or to use an internal drive similar to an external backup drive. You might find a lot of uses for this one. The typical list price of 47.99 has been reduced on Amazon 4
This desk lamp from TaoTronics features a sleek and minimalistic design with no buttons to speak of, thanks to its creative touch sensitive panel, for control over 5 brightness settings and another 5 color temperature settings (25 light combinations). Also features a USB port equipped with the iSmart technology for safer and faster charging.The LED reflects the light sideways and produces a strain-free light beam that doesn‘t harm your e
Early last year, Softorino made downloading YouTube videos and transferring them to iOS devices as easy as a few clicks of the mouse. Despite the moral and ethical dilemmas of doing so, there was no denying how handy this little Mac utility could be.A year and a half later, Softorino YouTube Converter looks positively quaint compared to the powerhouse sequel, which dramatically improves upon the original in every way. It‘s not perfect-an
Adele Higgins asks: I somehow removed the Documents category from the Finder‘s menu list on the far left of the screen on my MacBook Air. How do I get that category to display again? You have two methods for certain special folders and items. I‘ll explain the specific first, and then the generic way to add any folder. In the Finder, select Finder Preferences. Click the Sidebar tab. Check any folder or special item you want in the
The Macalope is all for job mobility, he just wishes it would stop being used as a cudgel against Apple any time some former employee says something about the company.‘Former Apple Executive Says Company Stalling in Design Innovations Following Death of Steve Jobs.‘ (Tip o‘ the antlers to Chris Adamson.)Former Apple and Samsung executive. Might be relevant information. A recent report by The Wall Street Journal has taken a lo
For simple needs, this security setup can work well.
Steady improvements have turned Sling TV into a great budget streaming bundle-with a few lingering frustrations.
ATT has some online-only deals today for those who can‘t get enough fitness tracking into their lives. The carrier has the Fitbit Charge 2(select colors only) and the Fitbit Surge(tangerine) on sale for 74.50 and 124.50, respectively. Both prices are quite a bit cheaper than the usual prices, though the color options may not appeal to everyone. The Fitbit Charge 2 is selling for about 130 at other retailers, while the Surge normally sell
Did you know that Monday is World Emoji Day? To celebrate, Apple released a preview of new emoji coming to its operating systems.Here‘s a look at some of the new characters. Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple iTunes movie titles That‘s not all Apple is doing to commemorate World Emoji Day. If you go to the iTunes Store, you‘ll find featured movie titles displayed using emoji.To read th
An app that sees for youImage by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week‘s roundup is proof were living in the future. Read on!Microsoft‘s Seeing AI: Talking Camera for the Blind Image by Microsoft‘s Seeing AI: Talking Camera for the Blind To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
For extreme conditions, this phone pouch features a simple snap and lock design that easily keeps out water, snow, dust, sand, and dirt, without hindering use of touch-screen or camera.It fits all large smartphones up to 6 inches, as well as your cash, documents, credit cards, or any similar sized items you need safe from the elements while outdoors. The 2-pack‘s typical list price of 16.99 has been reduced 47% right now to 8.99. See thi
Here‘s a device any gamer or video enthusiast may want to have on hand. Connect a game console, DVD, or any video source to this gadget via its HDMI input, and with the push of a button it captures and saves the video stream to any attached USB flash drive, with no PC required. Advanced hardware H.264 encoding captures your live gameplay or video playback in 1080p Full HD, while keeping the file size low and capturing speeds high. Averag
Pocketable battery packs and solar chargers like Secur SP-6000 are handy for short trips, but keeping an entire family‘s worth of gadgets charged for a long weekend requires something more powerful.The ChargeTech Plug Pro (349; available on Amazon) is a portable battery pack made from Tesla cells that hold a whopping 54,000 mAh of power. For comparison, that‘s nearly five and a half times the size of a 12.9-inch iPad Pro battery th
Games are games, and there are mobile experiences that can entertain and enrapture you just as strongly as a console video game-often at a fraction of the cost, as well. But Sony is doing something interesting with its new PlayLink initiative, bridging the gap between phone and TV experiences in new kinds of ways.Essentially, the PlayLink games let you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android device as a controller for select PlayStation 4 experiences,