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37% off fitfort 4k wifi ultra hd waterproof sport camera - deal alert

this sport camera is a budget-friendly alternative to gopro. it averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 230 reviewers on amazon, where its list price of $100 is currently discounted 37% to just $64. designed to be used for biking, hiking, diving, swimming, surfing, or anywhere else you could use a rugged, waterproof camera. the camera provides 4k/25fps, 2.7k/30fps, 1080p/60fps, 1080p/30fps and 720p/120fps video resolution. comes with a wireless remote, and 2 rechargeable batteries that provide up to 90 minutes of continuous filming each. see this deal on amazon.

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the big journey takes you on a charming, dumpling-fueled adventure

these days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. so how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the temple runs from the temple jumps? allow us to help by regularly selecting a game you should play.

imagine you’re a cat. an adorable blue kitty who loves food—specifically, fresh-steamed dumplings. that’s not too much of a stretch, right? 

mrwhiskers armor games

who doesn’t want to be this cat?! 

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the week in ios accessories and cases: pi case does a little bit of everything

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week in ios accessories

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this week’s roundup includes a new case that can power your iphone and remotely control your tv. read on!

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ask the itunes guy: consolidating itunes libraries, deleting songs, correcting an email address for an itunes account

itunes is great at storing all your music and other media, but only if you let it. if, like one correspondent, you have a number of hard drives with old itunes media folders, you need to do some work to consolidate them. in other news, itunes has changed the way you delete files from your library, but not from the cloud. and if itunes displays a “session expired” dialog, here’s how to fix it.

combining old music folders in one itunes library

q: i have multiple itunes music folders from different old hard drives that were dying, and they all now reside on an external hd. one of them is in my itunes media folder, others are named music 2, 3, etc. i am struggling to find an efficient way to consolidate all the music into the itunes media folder. currently i have to open two finder windows highlighting two different music folders to manually compare contents, select the correct content and then drag it into the correct folder; then delete the artist and album from music 2, and then repeat this dozens of times. is there a better way?

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how to turn off website tracking in safari for macos high sierra

ever do something on the web, like shop for shoes, and then notice that every other website you visit has ads for shoes? that’s the result of website tracking. it’s a little creepy, the idea that you’re essentially being followed on the web, targeted with advertising. (and yes, macworld.com is guilty as charged.)

apple’s safari uses webkit as its engine to present websites through a browser window. webkit has features to reduce the amount of tracking a site does, and the latest feature is called intelligent tracking prevention. itp cuts down on the ability of a site to do cross-site tracking, which leads to the experience i mentioned above.

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3 features apple’s homepod needs in order to hit the smarthome sweet spot

a month out, it’s pretty clear that the homepod was one of the star attractions of this year’s wwdc. for a product that had little in the way of actual stage time (and even less in terms of what was demonstrated to journalists) and won’t ship for several months yet, it certainly grabbed a lot of the airtime directly following the event. and in that, it follows in the merry tradition of products like the original iphone and the ipad. 

but it’s hard to tell from the meager time devoted to it just how important apple thinks the homepod is. its “kicker” placement at the end of the keynote would suggest that the company thinks the device is positioned to make a big splash, but the intense focus on music also seems to point to more of a niche utility for many. 

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netgear orbi rbk30 wifi system review: it's not bad, but it's not great

it's still not a mesh system, but this time you might care.





imac: everything you need to know about apple’s all-in-one computer

the imac is a direct descendant of the very first mac, and it’s often the computer that longtime users think about when they think about the macintosh. the imac’s all-in-one design is popular and iconic.

the imac is great for both novices and demanding users. it can handle general-purpose and heavy-duty tasks equally well. it’s ideal for someone who needs to buy a complete computer setup (keyboard, mouse or trackpad, and display) and wants to maximize workspace efficiency.

the current imac lineup was released in june 2017 during apple’s worldwide developers conference. while the new imacs might look the same on the outside as its predecesors, they’re quite a bit different inside. it starts with the screen: apple says the new imacs have the “best mac displays ever,” upping the brightness to 500 nits to make them 43 percent brighter while bringing support for a billion colors. you’ll also get faster intel kaby lake processors, higher memory capacity, super-fast storage, and next-generation graphics, as well as a pair of thunderbolt 3/usb-c ports.

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the circle of life: iphone killers come and go

please, a moment of silence as we pour out of a bottle of the finest of malt liquors.

“windows phone dies today.” (tip o’ the antlers to @ericdano.)

c’mon, macalope. funerary rituals for anthropomorphized mobile operating systems are just stupid. i mean, who does that?

the macalope is so old he remembers when it was predicted that windows phone would overtake android in market share by 2013. by which he means he is more than six years old. (yes, the macalope knows he uses that joke construction a lot, he will stop the minute people stop making ridiculous predictions that are proven wrong so quickly.)

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acer's 34-inch ultrawide freesync monitor has dropped to $550

cdw's got a pretty good deal right now for ultrawide curved display fans. the retailer's selling the 34-inch acer xr341ck for $550. that's quite a drop from this monitor's initial $1,100 asking price back in 2015, and it's better than the best price you'll find elsewhere. for example, the going rate in amazon's marketplace is about $150 more.

the specs on acer's ultrawide ips panel are a mix of great and respectable. it has a 4ms response time, which is about what you'd expect on an ips display. it also has a 75hz refresh rate. speaking of which—this monitor comes with amd freesync technology. this allows compatible amd graphics cards to sync their refresh rates with the monitor. the end result is less screen tearing and image stutter. (by the way, cdw's page says this monitor also supports nvidia's g-sync, but that's a mistake. the g-sync version of this model is the xr341cka.)

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66% off anker soundcore bluetooth speaker with 24-hour playtime & built-in mic - deal alert

anker's highly rated soundcore bluetooth speaker's typical list price of $79.99 has been discounted 66% today to just $26.99 on amazon, where it averages 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 7,500 reviewers (76% rate the full 5 stars: read reviews here). it features rich sound, a generous 24 hours of play time (500 continuous songs without needing a charge), bluetooth 4.0 66-foot wireless range and a worry-free 18 month warranty. this deal is good for today only (7/13), so see it now on amazon.

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iphone 8 rumors: frickin laser beams in the frickin camera?!

updated july 13, 2017 with a report about a laser sensor that will reportedly take ar and autofocus to the next level. 

apple’s is still selling tens of millions of iphone 7s every month—but all everyone can talk about is what’s coming next. after all, 2017 marks the iphone’s 10th anniversary, so apple is reportedly gearing up to make this year’s model extra special.

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how to succeed in pokémon go's new raid battles and gyms

pokémon go is a year old, and while niantic is celebrating the smash mobile game’s first birthday with hat-wearing pikachu sightings in the game and this july’s pokémon go fest in chicago, there’s also a big functional addition to the game: raid battles and the totally rebuilt gym system.

just rolled out over the last couple weeks, the raid battles hatch powerful pokémon at gyms throughout the game for limited-time showdowns—and up to 20 players can take them on at the same time, working together towards a big bounty. meanwhile, the gyms themselves have changed in structure, not only in the way they’re managed by teams and players but also in the way they parcel out rewards for staying put. 

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12 sweet cases for the new 10.5-inch ipad pro

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apple’s new 10.5-inch ipad pro hits a sweet spot for many—it’s big enough to offer productivity gains, yet small enough to still be pretty portable. if you’re using the new 10.5-inch ipad pro as a laptop replacement and toting it all over town with you, you’ve probably realized this by now: you need a case or some sort of protection for it. it’s still an ipad, after all, not a laptop, and that big, bright, 10.5-inch screen is easily damaged. but don’t worry—we’ve got your back. here are some of the coolest cases on the market.

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66% off anker soundcore bluetooth speaker with 24-hour playtime & built-in mic - deal alert

anker's highly rated soundcore bluetooth speaker's typical list price of $79.99 has been discounted 66% today to just $26.99 on amazon, where it averages 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 7,500 reviewers (76% rate the full 5 stars: read reviews here). it features rich sound, a generous 24 hours of play time (500 continuous songs without needing a charge), bluetooth 4.0 66-foot wireless range and a worry-free 18 month warranty. this deal is good for today only (7/13), so see it now on amazon.

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48% off inateck 2.5 inch usb 3.0 hard drive enclosure external case - deal alert

this 3 port usb 3.0 hub converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5-inch sata hdd/ssd into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience. setup is tool free and easy to install and disassemble.  a built-in foam pad protects the hard disk. this device features automatic sleep and spin-down, and goes into sleep mode automatically after 10 minutes in idle state. currently receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars on amazon (read reviews), it's discounted by 48% down to just $21.99,  see it on amazon.

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the circle of life: iphone killers come and go

please, a moment of silence a pouring out of a bottle of your finest of malt liquors.

“windows phone dies today.” (tip o’ the antlers to @ericdano.)

c’mon, macalope. funerary rituals for anthropomorphized mobile operating systems are just stupid. i mean, who does that?

the macalope is so old he remembers when it was predicted that windows phone would overtake android in market share by 2013. by which he means he is more than six years old. (yes, the macalope knows he uses that joke construction a lot, he will stop the minute people stop making ridiculous predictions that are proven wrong so quickly.)

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it's official: safari 11 is the fastest web browser for the mac

apple calls safari 11, the web browser that ships with macos high sierra, “the world’s fastest desktop browser.” and based on the benchmarks we’ve run, it’s true.

we ran a series of browser benchmarks comparing safari 11 (in the high sierra public beta) to google chrome, mozilla firefox, and opera. in every test except one, safari 11 reached the finish line first. (we’ll run these tests again when high sierra is finalized in the fall, but for now, the results are very impressive.)

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apple’s risky balancing act with the next iphone

as there always are at this time of year, there are lots of rumors out there about what the next iphone will be. this year we’re hearing that apple is going to release a high-priced, next-generation phone in addition to the expected iphone 7s and iphone 7s plus models.

the idea that apple might make an ultra-high-end phone with a huge price tag has rubbed many people the wrong way. daring fireball’s john gruber did the math, and while this potential move makes a lot of sense, it’s also a gamble on apple’s part. but if apple didn’t release a next-generation phone this fall, it would also be risking the fortunes of both its brand and its most important product.

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reolink keen review: a truly wireless security camera

this full hd pan-and-tilt camera combines strong security with battery-powered flexibility.