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Apple's Big New iMac Update Makes Me Feel Sad About iMacs Apple's Big New iMac Update Makes Me Feel Sad About iMacs

Apple just announced that its iMac lineup will get a meaningful update thanks to 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processors and a Vega graphics option. This is a big deal for iMac power users, but for me, an almost iMac power user, I’m feeling sheepish. Is Apple just going to keep stuffing new chips into its…

Can You Pay Your Way Out of Email Hell? Can You Pay Your Way Out of Email Hell?

There’s no perfect way to manage massive quantities of emails, but everybody has their preferences. Some people are Gmail purists, who might be sad to know that the Google’s free supercharged email management app Inbox will stop working on April 2. Others are Outlook devotees, who probably get the app free through…

The Pyrex Glass Controversy That Just Won't Die The Pyrex Glass Controversy That Just Won't Die

Clear glass Pyrex cookware is practically an American icon. With its pleasing heft and remarkable resilience, these famous clear pans have been essential when cooking biscuits, casseroles, and pies since 1915. There’s only one problem. A few years ago, the pans started exploding when they got too hot—which is ironic…

The Best Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Right Now The Best Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

Admit it: you need to get some wireless headphones. With the technology getting so good and with headphone jacks disappearing, it just makes sense to invest in a future without wires if like listening to music or watching videos or just making the outside world less loud. How you use your headphones ought to inform…

Why I Regret Upgrading to an iPhone XS Why I Regret Upgrading to an iPhone XS

I’ve had my iPhone XS for a little over three months, and it’s driving me crazy. Not the whole thing. The phone is beautiful, fast, a joy to use. What’s driving me crazy is an increasingly complex network of scratches on the display glass. The first ones were small, almost unnoticeable at a glance. Then, about six…

Samsung's New Galaxy Buds Almost Give AirPods a Run for Their Money Samsung's New Galaxy Buds Almost Give AirPods a Run for Their Money

Everybody loves to compare the new Samsung Galaxy Buds to Apple’s AirPods. It’s pretty obvious. Samsung and Apple make popular phones, and now both companies have truly wireless earbuds to pair with them. I’ve spent two weeks with the $130 Galaxy Buds. They’re frankly pretty awesome. But are they better than AirPods?…

How to Play PS4 on Your iPhone From Your Bathroom (And Other Places Too) How to Play PS4 on Your iPhone From Your Bathroom (And Other Places Too)

You can now completely control your Playstation 4 with an iOS device anywhere there’s internet thanks to a free, new PS4 Remote Play app. The new feature comes through a system software update for PS4, which is also free. After spending a few minutes acquiring said software updates and apps, I was able to control my…

It Looks Like Apple Is Softening Up Its Repair Policies It Looks Like Apple Is Softening Up Its Repair Policies

Multiple outlets report that Apple has changed its policy regarding repairs to iPhones with third-party battery replacements. These reports say that Apple will now fix iPhones even if the device has a non-Apple battery inside. And since batteries are perhaps the most essential repair for a mobile device, this is a big…

I Ditched Chrome for Safari and You Can Too I Ditched Chrome for Safari and You Can Too

Based on my best estimates, I started using Google Chrome in late 2009, not long after the beta version for OS X came out. It was awesome, fast as hell, and full of neat little tricks that felt new at the time. (Remember when searching from the address bar was a revelation?) I loved Chrome so much, I wrote a love…

Thank God Phones Are Getting Weird Again Thank God Phones Are Getting Weird Again

Smartphones have been boring for years. They’re just glass rectangles that connect to the internet and take photos. When you rub on the screen, you can do other stuff like text your friends or play music. New smartphones are increasingly bigger and slicker than their predecessors, but really, they all do the same…

Travel Back to 1990 With the Original World Wide Web Browser Travel Back to 1990 With the Original World Wide Web Browser

The World Wide Web turns 30 this year, and to celebrate three decades of utter chaos and brilliance, CERN developers and designers have created a version of the original WorldWideWeb browser that can run inside a modern browser. What, you wonder, is it like to surf the original web? Well, give it a try here. It’s kind…

Apple Prime Would Be a Gigantic Hit, Huh? Apple Prime Would Be a Gigantic Hit, Huh?

It’s imminent. Multiple outlets now report that Apple will announce new video streaming and news subscription services at a celebrity-studded event in Cupertino on March 25. BuzzFeed News cited anonymous sources who said the event would take place at Steve Jobs Theater and focus on the news service. Bloomberg’s Mark…

Why an Amazon Router Freaks Me Out Why an Amazon Router Freaks Me Out

Amazon just acquired the mesh networking startup Eero for an undisclosed sum. This is great news for Eero’s founders who are undoubtedly chin-deep in Bezos bucks, and it’s bound to be a great move for Amazon, which can now control an unknown number of people’s wifi routers. However, it’s cause for concern if you’re an…

You Can Now Download a Fix for That Scary Apple FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug You Can Now Download a Fix for That Scary Apple FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Apple just started rolling out an update to iOS 12 and MacOS 10.14 that fixes a very scary Group FaceTime bug. This widely reported bug enabled callers to hear and even see recipients without the person on the other end of the line actually picking up the call. This is something you don’t want on an iPhone or iPad, so…

This $1,000 Wireless Speaker Is Astonishing, But Not Always in the Best Ways This $1,000 Wireless Speaker Is Astonishing, But Not Always in the Best Ways

When I reviewed the $2,000 Devialet Phantom speaker two years ago, it blew my mind. The company just came out with a shrunken-down version for about half the price called the Phantom Reactor. It is also quite impressive, mainly because it’s so little and so loud. That doesn’t mean the Phantom Reactor the best-sounding…

The Tortured Case for Deleting Instagram The Tortured Case for Deleting Instagram

There are a lot of reasons to delete Facebook. The company has been violating your privacy and secretly giving away your data for years. Last year, in particular, was a bad one for the company. Still, it’s easy to forget, when thumbing through its endless stream of glamorous images, how one beloved app is a member of…

How to Fix Your Awful Wifi

Your wifi sucks, and it’s driving you crazy because every time you want to watch old It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you’re left watching a little loading wheel spin instead of laughing at Charlie’s antics. But don’t freak out. We’re here to help.

The Best Cheap Wireless Headphones Just Got Better The Best Cheap Wireless Headphones Just Got Better

I’ve been a fan of the Jabra Move wireless headphones for years. They’re super functional, lightweight, attractive, great-sounding, and at $100, surprisingly affordable. Jabra just released an updated version of the headphones, the Move Style, with improved battery life and a new range of colors. The best part is…

Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook

Just in case you weren’t already aware of this, Apple is super duper serious about privacy. In a new Time opinion piece, Tim Cook reiterated the company’s old talking points about how other companies (read: Facebook and Google) turn people’s personal data into a product that they can sell, sometimes without the user…

Can Drones Be Good? Can Drones Be Good?

It was a cool day in Dallas last November, when a small quadcopter lifted itself off the ground of an American Airlines hangar and buzzed towards a Boeing 737. The drone, a DJI Mavic Enterprise, had been outfitted with a spotlight, but otherwise looked a lot like what you might see your neighbor flying in the…

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