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iPhone 11 review: More ‘pro’ than it looks

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The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max dominated the spotlight this year, but the iPhone 11 is the better value.

Starting at $699 — $300 less than the iPhone 11 Pro, which starts at $999 — you might think Apple cut a lot of corners with the iPhone 11. That’s simply not true.

Like the iPhone XR was to the iPhone XS, the iPhone 11 has nearly every meaningful feature the iPhone 11 Pros have: the most powerful performance in any smartphone, a new ultra wide camera, night mode for better low-light photography, longer battery life than the previous generation, and all of the new features in iOS 13 such as dark mode and a redesigned Photos app. Read more…

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Worried about Wi-Fi security? This is the router you need.

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BitDefender Box 2
$249.99
The Good

Monitors your internet traffic and provides security alerts • Friendly design • Easy-to-use app • Doesn’t slow down your internet

The Bad

Security features cost $99 a year • More notifications • No guest network feature

The Bottom Line

While owning the BitDefender Box 2 means paying more for internet and dealing with some extra notifications, its user-friendly security features bestow something priceless: peace of mind.

Mashable Score4.0
Cool Factor4.0
Learning Curve4.0
Performance4.0
Bang for the Buck4.0

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Sonos One and Alexa is an audio marriage made in heaven

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This sounds amazing.

That’s what I thought when I got all my Sonos speakers playing the late Tom Petty’s Won’t Back Down and the first floor of my home filled with his distinct, Gainesville, Florida, twang. 

I chose that song with my voice and not by speaking to the first-generation Amazon Echo I have in my home, but by speaking directly to the brand new Sonos One smart speaker.

Sonos is just one of an increasing number of third-party partners integrating Amazon’s soon-to-be ubiquitous digital voice assistant Alexa. On the one hand, this seems redundant. Why do I need a Sonos Alexa-enabled speaker when I already have the Amazon Echo to drive what was my two-speaker Sonos system? Read more…

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