Amazon hardware, Xbox Live, and more are discounted today

Whether you’re looking for new tech gear or household items, we’ve got you covered.

We found plenty of great deals today that include big discounts on tons of Amazon hardware, Epson’s 1080p home cinema projector, Sennheiser’s open-back headphones, and more!

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Choice. It’s all about choice.

More streaming options are always a good thing. Because the whole point of this is to trade in our old cable companies for something with better choices, better flexibility — and, hopefully, lower prices.

That’s why HDHomerun expanding with its own streaming lineup is a big deal. That’s why another $35 option is a big deal. (And, by the way, it’s one of the few services that offers The Weather Channel.)

We now have plans ranging from Philo’s $16 a month (or $20, if you want to splurge) to PlayStation Vue’s whopping $80 a month all-inclusive monster. (OK, mostly all-inclusive. There are still add-ons.) And we have plans in between.

The point is, This is about building the best system that works for you. Spend as much or as little as you want. Spend a little extra, maybe, to make it all work a little more the way you want it. Use the free trials and try all the things.

Or, hell, keep your cable subscription. If that gets you more for your mo…

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Redeeming a gift card in the Mac App Store in Mojave is much easier

For when you have no idea how to use it.

The Mac App Store is a paradise of high-quality applications and games. Just like the iOS App Store or iTunes, you can use gift cards or promo codes to get apps and games on your Mac. You can use the same iTunes gift card in the iOS App Store or the Mac App Store. A Mac promo code can only be redeemed in the Mac App Store and an iOS promo code can be redeemed on an iPhone or iPad, or in iTunes.

If you have received a promo code for a Mac app or game or an iTunes Gift Card, you can use it to get great content right on your Apple desktop or laptop computer. Here’s how.

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Just $100 will get you an Echo Plus and a free white Philips Hue Smart bulb

Alexa, find me a deal.

Amazon has the Echo Plus with Built-in Hub on sale for $99.99, which saves you $50 off the normal price. As an added bonus, you’ll also receive a free Philips Hue White A19 LED Smart Bulb with your order. The smart bulbs normally sell for at least $30 a pop, so this deal is a fantastic one if you’re looking to add some intelligence to your home. We’ve seen this bundle fall no lower than $119.99 until today.

Echo Plus has all of the features of Echo that you know and love, but it also has a hub built right in. That allows for simple and direct setup of compatible smart devices. No more buying things separately to control your smart home gadgets. Simply ask Alexa to discover your devices and you’ll be using your new Hue bulb in no time.

Users rated this 4.4 out of 5 stars.

This sale is part of a huge price cut on Amazon devices. Whether you’re looking to expand your Echo family or you’d like to check out the Fire TV, or basically anything in between, be sure …

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Get your notifications under control by customizing your alerts and badges

Have your notifications just become too much? Here’s how to fix that.

You’re sitting on the couch. Your iPhone is on the coffee table. You get a notification. You grab your iPhone to see what the notification was. You get another notification, it hangs out on top of the notification that you were just trying to read. It’s getting out of hand. You’re starting to feel all that notification anxiety. So many notifications, so little time!

Sound familiar? You can fix that by customizing how you receive alerts and how Notification Center looks when you access it. Don’t be a slave to your app notifications. Make them work for you instead of driving you crazy.

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Edit your photos to perfection with a photo editing app for your Mac

Edit your photos like the photography pro you are with these amazing apps.

Editing your photos on your iPhone is one thing, but editing your photos on your Mac can take your photography skills to a whole ‘nother level.

Many of us still keep our main libraries on our Macs because of its faster processors, larger storage, and all-around bigger computing power. The Mac is still the best device for serious photo editing, so you need some serious photo editing apps to make an impact.

The built-in Photos app on Mac offers several useful photo editing tools. You can crop, adjust lighting and color, set the white balance, add filters, remove unwanted blemishes, and a few more things. However, in all honesty? It’s not really meant to be a robust editing app, so If you are looking for something to really finish your photos right, we’ve got a list of the best photo editors for Mac right here. Let’s go!

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Fotor Photo Editor

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How to use Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad

Quickly dictate notes, record riffs, or capture any audio, any time.

Just like the name implies, the built-in Voice Memos app lets you record any audio you want to save right to your iPhone. It could be a lecture at school, voice-over for a video, an interview for a project, or anything at all.

If you want to record your song ideas, you want Apple’s new Music Memos app. If you want speech-to-text, you want Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. If you just want to record audio, trim it, save it, or share it, you want Voice Memos. Here’s how it all works!

How to record a voice memo
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How to share voice memos
How to trim voice memos
How to rename voice memos
How to delete voice memos

How to record Voice Memos for iPhone

Launch the Voice Memos app from your Home screen.
Tap the record button. It’s the big red circle.
Tap the white button on the top of the record tab to reveal the pause option.
Tap the pause button to pause the recording. You can the…

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Pokémon Go News: Ex Raid pass sharing, QR Friend codes, and more!

All the news and updates for Pokémon Go, including PvP and what’s coming next!.

Pokémon Go launched in the summer of 2016 and has been updated regularly ever since. In 2017 we got Gen 2, Raid Battles, the new Gyms, the first two generations of Legendary Pokémon and the beginning of Gen 3. So far, 2018 has brought us Field Research and Alolan Forms. what’s next? Player vs. Player (PvP), Gen 4, Trading? Here are all the latest Pokémon Go updates!

August 17, 2018: Ex Raid pass sharing, QR Friend codes, and more!

There’s a new version of Pokémon Go on the way, and that means the code is already being torn-down and its secrets revealed.

In addition to a Unity Engine update, overhauled notifications, Niantic Kids logins, Go+ tweaks, the ability to search for Lucky Pokémon, a fix for the Berry Bug, a Ditto Research Encounter ”fix”, Gift receipts, and more hints at Poke Stop submissions, there’s another interesting bit of news:

From The Silph Ro…

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Klassisk funktion försvinner snart från Apple Watch

Tidsresorna har hängt med sedan 2015, men ser nu ut att skrotas.

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HDHomerun Premium offers 45 streaming channels for $34 a month

HDHomerun Quatro — with four over-the-air tuners — is $119 at Amazon.

The new streaming service will work on existing HDHomerun boxes.

A little bit of breaking news in the ol’ CordCutters world tonight. SiliconDust — the company behind the excellent HDHomerun over-the-air streaming boxes — has just launched a new streaming service. It’ll work with most existing HDHomerun boxes (save for HDHomerun Prime, which already requires a cable subscription), and it’s available in the United States (with Canada on deck) for $34.99 a month.

HDHomerun works with Android and Android TV, iOS and Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Mac OS, Windows, and Linux.

You’ll get 45 channels with the service.

For more details, hit up the link below.

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