Netflix: Everything you need to know!
Here’s everything you need to know about Netflix.
Netflix is an extremely popular streaming service that lets you watch a vast library of movies and TV shows for a single monthly price. It’s become almost synonymous with binge-watching, and you can use the service on practically any device that has a screen, including phones, tablets, and set-top boxes.
Here’s everything you need to know to get started with Netflix.
What’s new with Netflix?
Check back here for the latest updates in Netflix news.
May 31, 2017 – Netflix is apparently testing a few new features for its iOS app
Photo by Redditor mm2nam
According to a few sources, Netflix is either testing or fully implementing a few new interface control features. First reported by MacRumors and first spotted by Redditor mm2nam, the new features consist of an unobtrusive volume indicator as well as the ability to use a double tap gesture to skip forward or rewind. And, if you tap on the screen once, buttons will appear that will …read more
Coach releases new Summer Apple Watch bands
Looking for a new Summer Apple Watch band? Well the luxury designer Coach has you covered!
Coach is a brand that has always been notoriously on-trend when it comes to handbags, shoes, wallets, sunglasses – you name it! – but one accessory they consistently hit out of the park? Their Apple Watch Bands: and this summer it’s no different.
The brand has launched even more Apple Watch bands for the summer, and some of the old bands are even on sale!
The bands include the Strap with Tea Rose Appliqué in black. The new colors include the Strap with Prints in Deep Scarlet (red with star print). The Strap with Tea Rose Appliqué is a new band. (Haute Ecriture)
Some of the watch band names have also changed. For example, the Leather Strap with Tea Rose has changed to the Strap with Tea Rose.
Coach’s Strap with Prints will cost $150, while the Tea Rose Appliqué sells for $175.
But hurry up if you want to get your hand on a band:
When Coach releases …read more
Agenda for iOS review: A fresh approach on note-taking
What happens when you combine notes, task management, and a calendar into a single app? You get an Agenda.
No matter who you are, notes are a necessity for everyone, regardless of profession. Honestly, no one has a perfect brain and little details get lost in translation as life goes on, so notes are an essential part of everyday life. At least that’s how I think of it.
Even though it’s been years since I graduated from college, I often find myself taking notes for other reasons. Whether it’s little details I need to remember from phone calls when setting up appointments or meetings to ideas and thoughts for my big upcoming events (wedding planning is exhausting), I need a fast way to jot down notes.
Agenda originally came out on the Mac back in January, but I only discovered it about a month after it ca…read more
Best new apps for iPhone and iPad in May 2018
What are the hottest new apps on the App Store right now? These!
There are over a million and a half apps for iPhone and iPad and the number just keeps growing. Every day new and newly updated apps hit the App Store, and it’s impossible to keep up with all of them. Luckily, you don’t have to. All you have to do is bookmark this page and come back every day. When you do, we’ll have the best of the best new apps waiting for you!
Best new and updated apps
This week, stay on top of your tasks with OmniFocus 3, keep your notes organized for easy planning with Agenda, and use Camera+ 2 to take and edit great photos.
OmniFocus 3 – The Omni Group has released the latest version of OmniFocus, its task management app. The app lets you track to-dos big and small, from simple grocery lists to massive professional projects. With OmniFocus 3, there are a number of new, useful features available for devotees of the app, including tags for organization, a customizable interface to show only …read more
Prepay for 3 months of DirecTV Now and get an Apple TV 4K
This deal just got even better.
Update: The terms and conditions of this promotion state that it’s scheduled to end on May 31, though we have seen them extended in the past. If you want to make sure you get your Apple TV 4K for a discount, be sure to sign up now!
When you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now service you can score an Apple TV 4K at no cost. That’s right, if you dish out $105 for three months of the basic service tier, you get the hardware. Apple charges $179 for the Apple TV, so even if you do it just to get the Apple TV for less, it makes sense.
DirecTV Now is also offering a Roku Streaming Stick if you decide you only want to pre-pay for one month of the service.
The Apple TV 4K is delivered via FedEx within two weeks of signing up, and you can cancel the auto-renewal so you don’t pay any extra. You may be thinking that you don’t have a use for DirecTV Now so this deal doesn’t make sense for you, but it’s worth it for the hardware, and it gives you a chance to…read more
Best HD Rumble games for Nintendo Switch that aren’t 1-2 Switch
1-2 Switch is fine, but these games also take great advantage of the HD Rumble.
Progress marches ever-forward, and with the Nintendo Switch, we have a whole new generation of vibrational technology. Say hello to HD Rumble. Perhaps you’ve heard that it’s actually pretty cool, but you’ve felt underwhelmed thus far.
To get a good feel for the all-new rumble, you could play 1-2 Switch, but let’s all go ahead and be honest with ourselves and admit that it’s not much of a game (certainly not at the price point it carries now). Instead, let’s take a look at a few of the other games that take advantage of the super detailed vibration abilities of the Switch:
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Mario Odyssey
Originally released in 2016 for the PS4, Thumper is a ”rhythm violence” game, which has recently been ported over to the Nintendo Switch. When the multi-award-winning game arrived on the Switch, developer Drool made sure to make full use o…read more
Here’s every Nintendo Switch game on sale now (and what’s to come later this year)
Nintendo Switch has tons of awesome games available right now! Plus, there are dozens more in the pipeline.
When the Switch first launched, there were less than a dozen titles available for sale. But, as time goes by, and as game makers realize the popularity of Nintendo’s hybrid mobile console, more and more titles are being added to the list all of the time. Here are all the games available right now, in digital and game card form, as well as games that are officially coming to Switch sometime in the future.
What’s new? New games released and announced games coming soon
Here’s where you’ll find everything new that is either now available in the Switch eShop or as a physical game card, as well as games that have recently been announced as coming to the Switch.
New physical game cartridges
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory – Released May 29 – $39.99
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition – Released May 29 – $39.99
Legend of Kay Anniversary Edition – Released May 29 – $29.99
How to stream PC games on your iPhone or iPad
Sometimes you want to game from the couch, and that’s okay.
My gaming rig is a lot of fun to take a deep dive into a long game, but I don’t always want to sit at my desk for some of the lighter titles in my Steam library. My iPhone and iPad are perfectly capable gaming machines in their own right, and with the right apps I can stream right to these while my PC does all of the work in another room. Depending on how your home network and gaming PC are set up, there are a couple of options available to you for streaming PC games to your iPhone or iPad. And once you get set up the way you like, all you will need to do is choose the right game to spend a lazy Saturday morning playing.
Before you get started
Your iPhone or iPad will need to be on the same network as your gaming PC for this to work. If you aren’t at home, or if you are not connected to the same WiFi as your PC, this is either not going to work well or not going to work at all. Making sure you are on a solid, stable netwo…read more
Portable hard drives, Bluetooth headphones, graphics cards, and more are on sale 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 internal PC components, Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones, portable 4TB hard drives, and more! Time’s running out to take advantage of these prices, so hurry!
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Best External Heart Rate Monitors for iPhone and Apple Watch
What external heart rate monitor should you get for your Apple Watch or iPhone?
The Apple Watch has an excellent oximeter-based heart rate monitor for tracking your day and basic workouts, but it’s not perfect for more endurance or weight-based activities.
For one thing, that monitoring comes at the expense of battery life: The smartwatch’s health sensors account for a large majority of battery drain; as such, Apple limits how often the sensor records data, even during workouts. At rest, you’ll get heart rate data every ten minutes; during a workout, you’re likely to get recordings every 10 seconds to a minute.
The wrist-based monitor can also get tripped up if you tend to do a lot of exercises involving wrist bending or quick movement — the oximeter works by measuring the movement of your blood using light, and when you flex your wrist, you can momentarily change that circulation, leading to erroneous heart readings. (If you’ve ever seen an Apple Watch reading of ”65bp…read more