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  • Woot's 16-inch MacBook Pro deals save you as much as $600 on refurb models 22/09/2020 at 11:22h
    If you're buying a laptop, it's wise to invest in the sort of machine that's going to last you a very long time. That doesn't mean you can't make a savings, though! The 16-inch MacBook Pro is discounted by as much as $600 at Woot right now, dropping prices as low as $1,874.99 for the refurbished machines. The sale includes both the entry-level 512GB model and the more capacious 1TB version, both with over 20% off their regular prices, making for some of the best MacBook deals available right now. These machines have been restored to look and work like new by Apple and include a 1-year warranty. The specifications for the 512GB model include the 6-core 9th-generation 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, an AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics card with GDDR6 memory, that ultra-fast solid state drive, and more. Upgrading to the 1TB model not only doubles the storage but it also gets you the 8-core 9th-generation 2.3GHz Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics. Other f...
  • IK Multimedia's Safe Spacer: A discrete social distancing monitor 22/09/2020 at 11:18h
    We just wish Apple would do the same with Apple Watch... What you need to know IK Multimedia's Safe Spacer is now available. It's a discrete social distancing monitor. It looks a lot like an Apple Watch and can alert users if they get too close together. In May, we told you about IK Multimedia's Safe Spacer, a social distancing weaable with the discrete profile of an Apple Watch. The Safe Spacer has now been released for pre-order and can be ordered for just $99.99 each. If you don't know what the Safe Spacer is, it's a social distancing wearable designed to interact with other Safe Spacer devices to help people monitor and maintain social distancing. From IK Multimedia: IK Multimedia's Safe Spacer is a lightweight wearable device that helps workers and visitors maintain safe social distancing, enabling factories, offices, museums, hotels and other workplaces and public spaces to operate with peace of mind. It now provides even more flexibility, giving small businesses a ...
  • If your new band doesn't fit, you have to return your Apple Watch too 22/09/2020 at 03:09h
    If you ordered the wrong size Apple Watch band, you're in for a process. What you need to know Apple is requiring customers who ordered a wrong size band to return their Apple Watch too. The problem arises for those who have ordered the wrong size of the new Solo or Braided Solo Loop. Some customers are finding that trying to fix their size issue is more complicated than you would think. For anyone who has ordered an Apple Watch Series 6 or Apple Watch SE with either of the new Solo or Braided Solo Loop bands, you may be in for a frustrating experience if the band does not fit. Along with the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, Apple also announced two new bands. The Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop are both made out of a single stretchable material that is offered in a number of sizes. Reported by MacRumors, choosing the wrong size not only requires you to return/exchange the band but the Apple Watch as well. According to Apple Support, the company considers an Apple Watc...
  • You can now make Gmail the default mail app on iPhone and iPad 22/09/2020 at 02:40h
    Gmail gets an anticipated iOS 14 feature a week after the software's release. What you need to know Google has added default mail app support for Gmail. The feature allows you to set Gmail as your default mail app on iPhone and iPad. Default mail and browser support rolled out with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 last week. As many have hoped and expected, Google has rolled out a new update for the Gmail app that lets you make it your default mail app on an iPhone and iPad running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14. The new update, Version 6.0.200825, adds support for Gmail to be the default mail app. Apple announced the ability to set default mail apps, as well as default browsers, back at WWDC in June. The new feature rolled out with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 last week when both released to the public, but support for Gmail was missing. Thankfully, it only took a week for Google to roll out support for the feature. According to the update, not only can you set Gmail as the default mail app through the Set...
  • Logitech announces MX Anywhere 3 precision mouse for Mac and iPad 22/09/2020 at 02:13h
    Logitech has a new mouse to add to its MX lineup. What you need to know Logitech has announced the MX Anywhere 3 for Mac. The new mouse also works with the iPad. It will be available this month and retail for $79.99. Logitech has announced its new MX Anywhere 3 for the Mac, a wireless mouse that has been built to track precisely on any surface. According to the press release, the mouse "scrolls up to 1,000 lines per second and auto-shifts between ratchet and hyperfast mode." Today Logitech announced its new MX Anywhere 3 and MX Anywhere 3 for Mac Wireless Compact Mice, low-profile mice designed for advanced creators, developers and anyone who seeks performance, portability and comfort anywhere they need to work. The mouse is built to track on virtually any surface, including glass, as you move it with you to varied work spaces around the home or office. Featuring the next-generation MagSpeed wheel, MX Anywhere 3 quietly scrolls up to 1,000 lines per second and auto-shifts be...
  • Teardown of Apple Watch Series 6 reveals bigger battery and Taptic Engine 22/09/2020 at 01:43h
    The Apple Watch Series 6 gets a beefier battery and Taptic Engine. What you need to know iFixit has posted its step-by-step teardown of the Apple Watch Series 6. The teardown shows off a bigger battery and Taptic Engine than the Apple Watch Series 5. It also shows off some of the recycled materials Apple is now using in the Apple Watch. iFixit has posted a step-by-step teardown of the Apple Watch Series 6. In its teardown, the team has discovered that the new watch boasts a bigger battery and a bigger Taptic Engine than its predecessor. Concerning the battery, iFixit has discovered that Apple's newest 44mm watch features a 3.5% bigger battery than its predecessor, while the 40mm battery gets an even bigger boost at an 8.5% increase. Summing up: that's a 3.5% increase for the 44 mm battery, and an even bigger 8.5% increase for the 40 mm from their Series 5 counterparts. Slowly but surely, Apple Watches seem to be clawing back capacity after the big drop from Series 3 to Seri...
  • Apple Cash Family lets your kids spend money too (with safeguards) 21/09/2020 at 22:00h
    Apple Cash Family lets even the youngest members of your home make purchases. With restrictions, of course. One of the many new features of iOS 14 is Apple Cash Family. The feature lets parents set up Apple Cash for children and teens. Limits, notifications, and the ability to lock an account are all components. Here's how to use Apple Cash Family. Jump to: Requirements for using Apple Cash Family Set up Apple Cash Family for a child or teen Using Apple Cash Viewing Apple Cash Family transactions Requirements for using Apple Cash Family Before getting started, be sure your devices and software are compatible. Apple Cash Family and iOS 14 is supported on all the best iPhones on the market today and many previous models. To use Apple Cash Family, you must already use Family Sharing and have a family member under 18. As the family organizer, you must use the same Apple ID to set up Family Sharing. Members of a family group must: Own a compatible device with the latest vers...
  • Amazon's Big Fall Sale starts today as Prime Day remains delayed 21/09/2020 at 21:57h
    Prime Day may be delayed until next month but there are still plenty of ways to save at Amazon right now — especially with the Big Fall Sale starting today. Amazon has deals on office essentials, cleaning supplies, home & furniture, and even toys for the kids with discounts reaching up to 20% off while supplies last. While Prime Day is a special event that offers discounts exclusively to Amazon Prime members, the Big Fall Sale deals are available for all Amazon shoppers whether you have an Amazon Prime membership or not. There are definitely some items on sale right now that we won't see discounted during Prime Day, so you don't want to miss this opportunity if you see anything you need around the house. From 50-packs of disposable face masks for $14 to $23 Pro Gaming Headsets by AmazonBasics and waterproof rain suits starting at $29, this sale has a huge selection of items available, some of which feature additional coupons on their page to help you save even further. Be sur...
  • Is it worth using a free VPN on Mac? 21/09/2020 at 20:14h
    Apple's Mac machines have a stellar reputation when it comes to privacy and security. While they may be more secure than other computers, they can still be breached. In fact, if you're using your Mac to browse the internet without any protection, then you're at risk of cyber crime and should take steps to keep secure online. Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are a great way to do this, enabling you to use the internet securely and access more content online. But selecting the best VPN provider can be hard as so many exist, many of which are free. If you select one of the best free VPN options is that enough protection for you? Let's break it down. ProtonVPN Free Try ProtonVPN for free today From the creators of the secure and encrypted ProtonMail comes ProtonVPN. There are no data limits here, but free users are deprioritized in favor of paid ones during peak usage times. Downsides of free VPNs If you were to download a free VPN, you'd be getting a very limited servi...
  • Learn to Code Websites and Apps With 73% off This Interactive Training 21/09/2020 at 20:03h
    Whether you want to find a job or build an online empire, learning to code is a smart move. The Interactive Learn to Code Bundle features nine hands-on courses covering all the most important skills — and you can get it today for just $29.99. For any aspiring developer, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. While many coding courses make you sit and listen, this collection is all about active learning. Through 422 engaging lessons, you learn how to build responsive websites with HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, PHP, and jQuery. The training also dives into backend development, with courses on JavaScript and SQL. Meanwhile, the courses on programming focus on Python and Java. Every course in this bundle gets you working on personal projects, with step-by-step guidance. This means you gain confidence and real-world experience, while also building up a nice little portfolio to show to clients. Students seem to love the learning experience; the courses have an average rating of 4.4 ...
  • Got a new iPad? Deck it out with the best iPad accessories 21/09/2020 at 19:30h
    The best iPad accessories make a great slice of tech even better. Whether you use your iPad for school, work, or play, you'll want to grab some of these accessories to protect your iPad and stretch your iPad's abilities to the max. We've done the legwork for you, so get ready to gear up. First, a case ESR Trifold Case Staff Pick The first thing you'll want to get is a case to protect your investment. This is a nice-looking, slim, durable, functional, and reasonably-priced case. The hard back cover protects the back while the "smart" front cover folds around the back to act as a stand. From $11 at Amazon From $23 at Newegg Apple's own Apple Smart Cover If you don't want an all-over case, consider Apple's own Smart Cover. It has inspired a legion of imitators. It's just so convenient to open the cover and have your iPad wake up immediately and go to sleep when you close it. Keep in mind the Smart Cover only covers the front, not the back of the iPad. In addition to t...
  • Apple Music app Soor takes advantage of iOS 14 with gorgeous new widgets 21/09/2020 at 18:55h
    What you need to know Soor is a gorgeous Apple Music app that can replace the Music app your iPhone came with. The app was already a looker, but its new iOS 14 widgets take the biscuit. They don't just look great – they're useful, too. All the widgets. Popular Apple Music app Soor has been updated to support iOS 14's new Home screen widgets, and developer Tanmay Sonawane is taking no prisoners. As we've seen with some other great iOS 14 updates, Soor offers multiple different widgets that all display information differently. In Soor's case, we have Now Playing, showing what's currently playing. Then we have Magic Mix that lets you start one of your mixes right from your Home screen. The third option is Music Collection, with customization options that include your favorites, release alerts, top songs, and more. It's that level of customization that makes Soor's widgets so great. Each widget type has two different sizes for users to choose from. If you're looking for a way ...
  • Want custom app icons on your Home Screen? It's Shortcuts to the rescue! 21/09/2020 at 18:38h
    Use Shortcuts to get custom icons for apps onto your Home Screen. With the release of iOS 14, iPhone users have greater control over their Home Screens than ever before, thanks to the introductions of Home Screen widgets. These widgets disrupt the standard grid that we've been using for 13 years, from the original iPhone to the latest and greatest iPhones, and allow people to create a more personalized experience for the first time (assuming they've never jailbroken their device, that is). But some people are taking things a step further thanks to the Shortcuts app. While many third-party apps let you change their icons, you can't use a completely custom set for all of your apps. You also can't change the icons for Apple's default apps. But thanks to the Shortcuts app and iOS 14's App Library feature, you can do something similar. The ins and outs of custom Home page icons So, no, you can't actually give an app a custom icon. What you can do instead, though, is make a shortcut th...
  • These thermal imaging cameras fit a variety of lifestyles and budgets 21/09/2020 at 18:30h
    The best digital camera doesn't necessarily have the highest specs or the biggest price tag. Instead, they serve a specific need. A thermal imaging camera, sometimes known as an infrared camera, measures the energy of objects and displays that information on an LCD. This type of camera is good for hobbyists, firefighters, farmers, home inspectors, and hundreds of other fields. My favorite model is the Seek Thermal Reveal. It's small enough to fit in a pocket, but powerful enough to see up to 500 feet in the distance. Which is right for you? We've put together a guide of the best thermal cameras this year. Best Overall: Seek Thermal Reveal The Seek Thermal Reveal is the best all-around thermal camera for most people. If you're a hunter, the Reveal will show you animals up to 500 feet in the distance. If you do DIY work at home, this thermal camera can spot drippy water pipes, electrical problems, and heat leaks in windows with ease. The Reveal includes a 300 lumen LED flashlight ...
  • Apple's iOS 14 is already at 26% adoption less than a week after launch 21/09/2020 at 18:24h
    What you need to know Apple released iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to the public on Wednesday, September 16. Just five days later, it's already at more than 26% adoption. iOS 13 was at around 20% after the same period last year. People love them some widgets. Apple's iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are off to a good start, with adoption already at more than 26% of all iPhones and iPads according to new numbers shared by analytics firm Mixpanel. The report, spotted by MacRumors, has iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 sat at 26.32% adoption just five days after they were launched on September 16. The data is based on visits to websites and ad impressions generated by mobile apps, so it's far from 100% accurate. But it does give us a good idea of how popular iOS 14 is, especially compared to iOS 13. At the same point last year we saw iOS 13 sat at around the 20% mark, so things are on the up in terms of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. There are plenty of reasons to upgrade this year as well. Whether it's the new Home sc...
  • Apple Silicon iMac — Imagining the ultimate all-in-one 21/09/2020 at 18:05h
    I you think Apple Silicon is just about giving us MacBooks that are more like iPads, well then you, my friend, are 100%, completely, out-of-your-mind-palace wrong. It's also about giving us iMacs that are more like iPads. Wait… what? Apple Silicon iMac Design The first iMac from 1998, the one Steve Jobs and Jony Ive carved out of fevered dreams, survival hopes, and translucent BondhEYE blue plastic… looked like a CRT screen with a computer jammed all up inside it. Because that's exactly what it was. That was the whole point of it. Just like the original beige block Macintosh: Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. And then delete those last two simplifies because you… don't… need.. them. You just need the screen. The second iMac from 2002 went LCD but couldn't quite fit the computer behind the thinner — at least thinner for back then — newfangled display. So, instead, Ive and company went with the far more playfully Pixar lamp-style look, and just shoved the guts down int...
  • How I got my Apple Watch Series 6 right away 21/09/2020 at 17:56h
    I ordered my Apple Watch Series 6 the same day it was announced at the September Apple Event. There was no In-Store Pickup option available at that time, so I elected to have it shipped and was given an estimated ship date of October 16-22. Great. As a total Apple fangirl who loves to get the latest products as early as possible, I was disappointed, especially since the Apple Watch isn't a yearly purchase for me. I'd been rocking my Apple Watch Series 3 for three years and was looking forward to the substantial upgrade. All over the internet, I saw the photos and unboxing videos as the first round of Apple Watches started to arrive on people's doorsteps on September 18, release day. When I woke up the next day, it occurred to me to check and see if my local Apple Store had any in stock. I had nothing to lose. So I started the process of placing another order. Lucky for me, this time, In-Store Pickup was an option! I grabbed it and took the first available time slot, which was just ...
  • People in the UK & Germany can now pay for AppleCare+ with monthly payments 21/09/2020 at 17:54h
    What you need to know Anyone buying AppleCare+ in the UK and Germany now have another payment option. They can now pay monthly and cover the usual products. The same payment option is already available in the United States. Now more people can take advantage of AppleCare+. Customers in the United Kingdom and Germany can now take out AppleCare+ and pay the enrollment fee via monthly payments for the first time. The same option has been available in the United States and select other countries for months. The new monthly payments are available on iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches according to a new AppleCare+ support document spotted by MacRumors. Buyers still have up to 60 days to take out AppleCare+ and they can still pay for the cover in one lump sum if they prefer. In these countries and regions, when you purchase AppleCare+ coverage for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you can choose to pay monthly or pay upfront for 24 months of coverage. For Apple Watch Edition and ...
  • Protect your Apple Watch Series 6 with these great screen protectors 21/09/2020 at 17:30h
    A screen protector on your Apple Watch Series 6 may seem a little unnecessary at first. However, considering you likely wear your Apple Watch everywhere, it's reasonable to expect it may be prone to scratches and scuffs. The best Apple Watch Series 6 screen protectors will give you solid protection and pair really nicely with your best Apple Watch bands. Just like with a phone, a screen protector is one of the best ways to ensure the display on your Apple Watch stays in mint condition. Here are the best Apple Watch Series 6 screen protectors. Case and screen protector i-Blason case and screen protector (44mm) Staff Favorite A great two-for-one deal. A glass screen protector and TPU bumper case for the ultimate protection. The case easily slips on the Apple Watch to protect the casing from getting scratched or dinged. The screen protector is only 0.3mm thick, meaning it won't interfere with the sensitivity of the touchscreen at all. $13 at Amazon $13 at Walmart All-in-one prot...
  • Netatmo announces the HomeKit-capable Smart Video Doorbell for UK sale 21/09/2020 at 17:27h
    What you need to know Netatmo has announced that its Smart Video Doorbell goes on sale in the UK on September 28. It'll cost buyers £269.99. The video doorbell will launch in the United States at some point in the future. But the promised HomeKit Secure Video is missing. Netatmo today announced the arrival of its Smart Video Doorbell in the UK, with sales beginning on September 28 at select retailers. There's no window for a launch in the United States yet, but it's coming at some point. The video doorbell has all of the features that you might expect, including an IP44 weather-resistance rating as well as the ability to see who's at your door no matter where you are. You'll also be able to talk to whoever's at your door, too. Oh, and it supports HomeKit as well! With the Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell, the user knows who is at their door even when they are not at home. When someone rings the Doorbell, the user receives a video call on their smartphone and sees the visitor. ...