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How to turn on your location on an iPhone

How to turn on your location on an iPhone

You know when your friend says they’re five minutes away, but you somehow KNOW, deep down, that they just woke up from a nap and are still frantically running around their house, at least 30 minutes away?

I have no advice for how to make your friends more prompt, but I do have advice for how to confirm those suspicions: Make your friends turn their locations on if they have iPhones. This way, you can send them a screenshot of their little dot sitting at home and call them out on their whereabouts immediately. You can also use the location feature to plan around their delays. But who are we kidding? It’s mostly for the call out.  Read more…

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10 of the best Prime Day deals for kids

10 of the best Prime Day deals for kids

We’d bet that most Prime Day purchases people make are for themselves. But if you’ve got kids in your life, don’t leave them out of the fun. They deserve a nice treat yo’self moment even if they’re not old enough or financially able to treat themselves.

So, it falls on you. Here are the best Prime Day deals for the kiddos in your life.

1Fire 10 Kids tablet — $119.99 (save $80)

10 of the best Prime Day deals for kids
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They’re not quite ready for their own nice iPad yet, but you’re sick of them stealing yours. Get this kid-friendly tablet that has parental controls, access to kid-specific content, a rugged case for drops and spills, and a two-year warranty. Read more…

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Twitter now lets people more popular than you profit from Super Follows

Twitter now lets people more popular than you profit from Super Follows

Let the great shilling commence. 

Twitter announced Tuesday that select users can apply for early access to two new features that will empower them to charge other Twitter users for access to their precious — and presumably premium — content. Dubbed Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces, the programs aim to officially monetize the relationship between Twitter content creator and follower.  

In order to apply for Super Follows, first announced in February, a user must have at least 10,000 followers and be a “U.S. creator” (among other requirements). To apply to run a ticketed Space, you must have at least 1,000 followers, be a U.S. creator, and have run at least three spaces in the last month.  Read more…

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Best Prime Day monitor deals: WFH displays, curved gaming monitors, and more

Best Prime Day monitor deals: WFH displays, curved gaming monitors, and more

The best Prime Day monitor deals as of June 22:

BEST FOR WORKING FROM HOME: LG 27UN850-W 27-inch UltraFine UHD monitor — $379.99 (save $70)

BEST GAMING MONITOR: Samsung CRG9 49-inch curved gaming monitor — $899.99 (save $600)

BEST PORTABLE MONITOR: Lenovo ThinkVision 14-inch portable monitor — $213.99 (save $13.02)


Prime Day 2021 is now into day two, and as expected, the deals are still pretty amazing. Whether you’re looking for a robot vacuum to help you out around the house, a tablet to browse the web and read ebooks, or anything in between, we’ll have you covered throughout this massive online shopping event. Read more…

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The iPad Pro just hit its lowest price ever thanks to Prime Day

The iPad Pro just hit its lowest price ever thanks to Prime Day

Save $100: Grab the 11-inch iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) on sale for $699, down from $799.


Thinking about splurging on a new MacBook? Consider getting an iPad Pro instead. The tablet is a cheaper alternative, but still has the processing power to keep up with your needs.

And as of June 22, the iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) is $100 off, dropping the price down to $699. The Amazon listing says the iPad is temporarily out of stock, but if you purchase it now, you get the discount and it will ship to you when it’s back in stock. You won’t be charged until it ships.

The iPad Pro is powered by Apple’s M1 chip and it features an 11-inch Liquid Retina display. The cameras are high quality and the front camera even features Center Stage, which means the camera will follow you to keep you in frame while you’re on a video call. Read more…

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Best Prime Day TV deals (day 2): Cheaper models get cheaper, plus juicy 2021 releases

Best Prime Day TV deals (day 2): Cheaper models get cheaper, plus juicy 2021 releases

Prime Day might be the smartest time of the year to buy that new TV. Hear us out. 

Waiting for Black Friday excludes a few key TV situations in the upcoming months. Grabbing a 4K TV now means you’ll be set for football games that won’t require guessing where the ball is, Halloween movies that don’t require getting lost in shadow scenes, and an all-day fireplace in 4K on Thanksgiving. Scoring a TV during Prime Day 2021 specifically sets you up for a sweet Olympics experience.

This Prime Day, Amazon has two main pockets of TV deals: Its own mid-size Fire TV-edition TVs and a few juicy 2021 releases like Samsung’s Neo QLED and LG’s C1 series. Expect affordable 40- or 50-inch TVs to get even cheaper with Walmart’s Deal for Days event and expect savings on 60-, 70-, and 80-inch OLEDs (similar to Amazon’s target) at Best Buy’s various flash sales. Read more…

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The best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK — day 2

The best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK — day 2

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It’s here. It’s finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year’s shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don’t need to spend all day trawling through page after page of deals, because we’ve done that for you. We have done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more…

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All the best Prime Day deals for shoppers in the UK

All the best Prime Day deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It’s here. It’s finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year’s shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don’t need to spend all day trawling through page after page, because we’ve done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more…

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Oral-B is taking over Prime Day with 75% off electric toothbrushes

Oral-B is taking over Prime Day with 75% off electric toothbrushes

SAVE 75%: The Oral-B Smart 6 6000N electric toothbrush is on sale for £54.99 this Prime Day, saving you £165 on list price.


Prime Day is a battleground for brands, with every leading name looking to make an impression with savvy shoppers. We’re not going to crown a winner, but Oral-B definitely deserves a mention.

The Oral-B Smart 6 6000N electric toothbrush is on sale for £54.99 this Prime Day, saving you £165 on list price. That’s a massive 75% discount by the way. That’s how you make a big impression during a major shopping event.

The Oral-B Smart 6 6000N electric toothbrush is full of advanced technology to help you brush better. It connects with the Oral-B app in your phone and guides you with real time feedback. It also helps you protect your gums with pressure control technology that reduces brushing speed and alerts you to be gentler when necessary. Read more…

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Prime members can save over £200 on the Apple iPad Pro

Prime members can save over £200 on the Apple iPad Pro

SAVE 21%: The 2020 Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, WiFi, 1TB) is on sale for £999.99 this Prime Day, saving you over £200 on list price.


Massive shopping events like Prime Day and Black Friday tend to feature all of the biggest brands, but Apple doesn’t usually stand out. We’re not sure why, but there aren’t normally a lot of Apple deals to consider. It’s probably because Apple relies on its own hype and not sale days.

Fortunately, there are still a few strong deals on Apple devices this Prime Day. The 2020 Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, WiFi, 1TB) is on sale for £999.99 this Prime Day, saving you over £200 on list price. Read more…

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17 satisfying Prime Day deals on sex toys

17 satisfying Prime Day deals on sex toys

Everyone who prides themselves on their goodie drawer knows that a quality sex toy doesn’t come cheap.  But the investment is well worth it when you know what to look for — especially when you come across a great sex toy sale.

Believe it or not, Amazon’s Prime Day sales event features a whole lot of great deals on sex toys and other accessories to give your stash a well-deserved refresh, whatever you’re into. Below are the best from the bunch.

This Pure Love Massage Wand that’s waterproof and cordless

17 satisfying Prime Day deals on sex toys
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A $75 value, Amazon has this vibrator on sale for just $21.61Get it here. Read more…

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Don’t bother with AirPods this Prime Day when the Google Pixel Buds are only $79

Don't bother with AirPods this Prime Day when the Google Pixel Buds are only $79

SAVE $100: Walmart had the second-gen Google Pixel Buds on sale for just $79 as of June 21 — that’s 56% off their $179 MSRP.


Apple’s going to have to do something reckless to top this Prime Day deal on one of the AirPods closest rivals: As of June 21, Google’s second-gen Pixel Buds were on sale at Walmart for just $79 — that’s a whole 56% off their suggested retail price of $179 and their best-ever discount by far. 

Come to think of it, this discount means the Pixel Buds have managed to beat the all-time-low price of the cheapest AirPods by a good $20. (We saw the $159 ones with the wired charging case hit $99 last Black Friday.) Your move, Tim Cook.  Read more…

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How to reset your Fitbit

How to reset your Fitbit

People who love their Fitbits really love their Fitbits. But sometimes, as with just about any electronic device, things go awry. Or maybe you just got a new phone, and you want to restart the process of getting your Fitbit connected.

Either way, every once in a while you might need to reset or restart your Fitbit. Don’t worry, we have you covered.

Fitbits are typically reset manually on the device. The process of restarting trackers differs depending on which Fitbit you own. (Be sure to check out Fitbit’s website for a continually updated list of devices and methods of resetting and restarting.) Read more…

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Eufy’s quiet and thin RoboVac 11S is $90 off this Prime Day

Eufy's quiet and thin RoboVac 11S is $90 off this Prime Day

Save $90: The Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S is on sale for $129.99, down from $219.99.


There are plenty of robot vacuums on sale for Prime Day, but we’re loving the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S for anyone on a budgetGrab it for only $129.99 instead of its usual price of $219.99.

Because of its low price, this robot vacuum is not connected to WiFi and therefore can’t be controlled with your phone. But it does come with a remote control that allows you to set schedules and pick cleaning patterns. And the built-in BoostIQ technology automatically uses extra power on especially dirty areas without you having to tell it to. Read more…

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Here are the top 10 Prime Day laptop deals — from MacBooks to gaming laptops

Here are the top 10 Prime Day laptop deals — from MacBooks to gaming laptops

These are the best laptop deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Dell, and Walmart as of June 21:


The return of Prime Day means it’s time once again to figure out the best way to spend your hard-earned cash while the shopping holiday runs until June 22. You got your pick of deals on TVs, headphones, and everything else, but now is as good a time as any to upgrade from your old laptop. Read more…

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Here are all the best Prime Day headphone and earbud deals

Here are all the best Prime Day headphone and earbud deals

Audiophiles, rejoice. Check out these sweet Prime Day headphone deals as of June 21:


If you’re still hanging onto your old wired headphones, these Prime Day deals just might convince you to take the plunge on a high-tech wireless pair. Whether you’re an Apple aficionado looking for discounted AirPods, or a noise-canceling know-it-all who needs to block out the background noise, there’s a Prime Day deal for you. Check out the details on our favorite deals below, and scroll to the bottom of this post for all the best headphone deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. Read more…

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Instant Pot vs. Ninja Foodi: We compare the top kitchen gadgets

Instant Pot vs. Ninja Foodi: We compare the top kitchen gadgets

BEST DEALS ON NINJA FOODIS AND INSTANT POTS (Updated for Prime Day 2021)


On-screen cooking gurus make everything look nauseatingly easy. 

Food vloggers speed up a 20-step recipe into an Instagram video and make it look as simple as microwaved ramenAntoni from Queer Eye is like, “Here, person with no cooking experience, let’s whip up some pork tenderloin canapés over a fire on this casual Tuesday night.”  Read more…

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Samsung’s MWC 2021 event will be about the future of smartwatches

Samsung's MWC 2021 event will be about the future of smartwatches

Samsung, like so many other tech giants, isn’t physically attending this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the company will have a virtual event. 

The company announced Monday that its Samsung Galaxy session will be on June 28, where it will  showcase “how the Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices is set to provide people with even greater possibilities for enriching their lifestyles.” 

In particular, Samsung will be “sharing its vision for the future of smartwatches,” which might be very interesting given that Google has recently partnered with Samsung to combine its Wear OS smartwatch platform with Samsung’s Tizen into a new OS called Wear. Hopefully, we’ll see actual devices running on the new platform at the event, though Samsung hasn’t explicitly said it’ll happen.  Read more…

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The best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK

The best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It’s here. It’s finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year’s shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don’t need to spend all day trawling through page after page of deals, because we’ve done that for you. We have done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more…

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Get an extra £7 to spend when you top up £50 this Prime Day

Get an extra £7 to spend when you top up £50 this Prime Day

SAVE £7: Top up your gift card balance with £50 or more in one transaction and get an extra £7 to spend this Prime Day.


The latest Prime Day deal is restricted to the first 60,000 Prime members who take part, so we’ll cut to the chase.

Amazon Top Up lets you add funds to your gift card balance to keep track of your spending, speed up the checkout process, and save up for special purchases. It’s something to seriously consider if you shop regularly on Amazon.

Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get an extra £7 added to their gift card balance when they top p £50 or more in a single order on Amazon. To qualify for the free credit, all you need to do is hit the yellow “Click to register for the Top Up reward” button and add £50 or more in one transaction. Read more…

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OnePlus to become a sub-brand of Oppo, according to leaked memo

OnePlus to become a sub-brand of Oppo, according to leaked memo

The relationship between Chinese smartphone makers OnePlus and Oppo has never been easy to discern. Over the years, OnePlus made considerable efforts to distance itself from Oppo, even though it was obvious that the phones from the two companies share some DNA. 

Now, it seems that this relationship will become a lot more straightforward: OnePlus will be a sub-brand of Oppo. 

In a note recently posted on company forums, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that his company will “further integrate” with Oppo, giving it “more resources” to create better products and bring faster updates for its users. He did say OnePlus would continue to operate independently, however, so it was still a bit unclear just how tightly the two companies would be connected.  Read more…

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Attention all Prime members — the Kindle has never been cheaper

Attention all Prime members — the Kindle has never been cheaper

SAVE 29%: The Kindle is on sale for £49.99 this Prime Day, saving you £20 on list price.


The Kindle is the most iconic of e-readers, and it has fallen to its lowest ever price according to the price tracker camelcamelcamel. The Kindle is on sale for £49.99 this Prime Day, saving you £20 on list price. It has actually been at this price before, but it has never dropped lower.

The Kindle is not as advanced as the Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis, but it is still packed full of advanced features that help you read wherever and whenever you feel like it.

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Here’s where to find all the best deals on Fire tablets this Prime Day

Here's where to find all the best deals on Fire tablets this Prime Day

TL;DR: Until midnight on June 22, you can save up to 56% on Fire tablets for Prime Day.


Welcome to Prime Day, where there are literally millions of deals dropping from every angle. Please try and remain calm, because not every deal is worth considering.

You could spend every hour of the day checking out every single deal on offer, but that is not the best use of your time. Instead, we’ll send the best deals your way. For example, you can save up to 56% on Amazon’s range of popular Fire tablets.

We’ve tracked down all the best Prime Day deals on Fire tablets, so you can get in and out with a quick discount: Read more…

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Amazon’s Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) is the smart display your home needs

Amazon's Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) is the smart display your home needs

The Echo Show 8 (2nd generation) is a sleek, smart addition to the Echo lineup, boasting an 8-inch HD touchscreen, a super responsive auto-panning and zooming camera to keep you in focus during video calls, dual stereo speakers, and the ever-adaptive Alexa.

As a central hub for your home, it really can’t be beaten, but it needs a little more work to be a good fit for the work-from-home crowd.  Read more…

Echo Show 8 (2nd generation)
$129.99
The Good

13-MP • responsive camera • Large HD display • Nearly endless functions with Alexa

The Bad

Zoom connectivity is iffy

The Bottom Line

The new Echo Show 8 is made for connecting with people both inside and outside your home. The camera has had a huge glow-up and now boasts 13 megapixels (compared to the 1st gen’s 1 MP), and the Echo Show 8 offers more Alexa functionality than ever.

⚡ Mashable Score
4.0
😎 Cool Factor
5.0
📘Learning Curve
3.0
💪Performance
3.5
💵Bang for the Buck
4.5

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Walmart is battling Amazon for the best deals this Prime Day

Walmart is battling Amazon for the best deals this Prime Day

Here are the best sales to shop during Walmart’s Deals for Days event as of June 20:


Oh, you thought Walmart was just going to sit there and twiddle its thumbs while one of its biggest rivals ran a massive two-day sale with over two million deals? Think again.

As Amazon revs up for its sixth annual Prime Day event on June 21 and 22, the big box store kicked off its own “Deals for Days” shopping extravaganza on Sunday, June 20, with “Black Friday-like savings” up for grabs online and in stores now through Wednesday, June 23. (For those of you keeping up at home, that makes it twice as long as Prime Day.) Read more…

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14 Tesla features your regular car definitely doesn’t have

14 Tesla features your regular car definitely doesn’t have

Tesla’s reputation often precedes it. But no matter what you think of the electric car company’s “unique” CEO — with his active Twitter presence and unorthodox methods for selling EVs (no advertising, no dealerships, all online) — Tesla’s vehicles are not like any other.

Sure, there are other electric cars out there that feature regenerative braking, one-pedal driving, instant acceleration, and fast charging. But that still doesn’t make them anything like Tesla.

And no car brand, from the EVs to the gasoline-fueled options, comes with as many hidden modes and settings as Tesla. 

Here’s a rundown of the Tesla-only features that make Tesla, well, Tesla. Read more…

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Ring treated cops like influencers in a bid to boost its brand

Ring treated cops like influencers in a bid to boost its brand

Ring looked at cops and saw potential dollar signs.

Years ago, the smart home and security company turned to Los Angeles police officers for help in raising its public profile. Participating cops received free Ring devices and discount codes and, in the worlds of a new Los Angeles Times report, were “urged…to use their connections to promote [the company] via word of mouth.”

The marketing move effectively cast cops as influencers, a questionable role for them to play even if it doesn’t exactly run afoul of the LAPD’s rules of conduct. Officers aren’t allowed to receive gifts that could influence their choices on the job, and the report notes that a department review found no rule violations. Read more…

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How to delete your Zoom account

How to delete your Zoom account

Even people who never used Zoom before 2020 are intimately familiar with the video conferencing app by now. It’s been a useful way to stay connected with friends, have meetings, or host events as we stay distanced. 

But privacy concerns have some people questioning whether they should use Zoom at all. Some have switched to alternatives that offer better security and deleted their Zoom accounts.

If that’s you — or if you just don’t want to use Zoom anymore — you can find everything you need to know to delete your Zoom account permanently here.

It’s pretty simple to delete your Zoom account, whether you’re using the free or paid version. Zoom does note, however, that paid users will need to cancel their subscriptions before deleting their accounts.  Read more…

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All the best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK

All the best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It’s here. It’s finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year’s shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don’t need to spend all day trawling through page after page of deals, because we’ve done that for you. We have done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more…

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Prime members can pick up the Kindle Paperwhite at its lowest ever price

Prime members can pick up the Kindle Paperwhite at its lowest ever price

SAVE 33%: The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for £79.99 this Prime Day, saving you £40 on list price.


Prime Day is going to be hectic, so why not beat the rush and shop before the event really gets going? Prime members can save £40 on the Kindle Paperwhite until the end of Prime Day.

The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for £79.99 until midnight on June 22, saving you £40 on list price. It’s available in a range of colours including Plum and Sage, so you can find something that best suits your aesthetic.

The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, so you can read by the beach, pool, or in the bath without being in a constant state of panic. It also comes with a built-in adjustable light and a battery that lasts for weeks.  Read more…

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Get 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free with an Echo Dot

Get 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free with an Echo Dot

TL;DR: Until June 22, Prime members can get six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free with an Echo Dot.


There are so many deals around Prime Day that it can be difficult to keep up. That’s why we’re here to help you find the standout offers you should consider. We’re like your Prime Day fairy godmother, sending the best deals your way with a flick of our wand.

The latest deal you should consider before the shopping event officially gets started is on Amazon Music Unlimited and the Echo Dot. If you purchase the Echo Dot for £49.99 from Amazon before midnight on June 22, you’ll get six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free.  Read more…

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How to zoom in and out on a Mac

How to zoom in and out on a Mac

Want to zoom in real close to something on your Mac? Or maybe you’re looking to pull back for a wider view? Either way, we’ve got your back.

If you want to be able to zoom in and out on your Mac — be it your entire screen or just in a specific window — you have a few different options to choose from.

1. Zooming in on a single window using keyboard shortcuts

If you’re looking to zoom in or out solely in a specific window, webpage, or app, one of the most popular ways to do so is by using the helpful keyboard shortcuts below.

  • Zoom out: Command + –

  • Zoom in: Command + +

You can keep pushing the – or + keys while holding down the Command key until you’ve zoomed to your heart’s content. Go ahead, give it a try. Read more…

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How to clear your cache on an iPhone

How to clear your cache on an iPhone

If you, like me, open a new tab on the Safari app of your iPhone every time you have a dumb question to Google search, you probably have a million tabs open right now. 

You definitely don’t want someone to come across your dumbest questions, so yes, you should close your tabs. For good measure, you should also clear your cache, which will erase your internet history from your device and protect you from eternal embarrassment. Here’s how:

Open your Settings, and find Safari. 

You have to scroll quite a bit, but Safari is hidden in there.

You have to scroll quite a bit, but Safari is hidden in there.

Image: screenshot: apple

Go into the place where all iPhone secrets are kept: the Settings. Scroll down to Safari, and tap it.  Read more…

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Picture-in-picture is finally coming to YouTube for iOS users

Picture-in-picture is finally coming to YouTube for iOS users

It’s finally on its way, folksYouTube will allow iOS free users to keep consuming content in the background — at least, kind of.  

It comes in the form of a picture-in-picture (PIP) feature, where you’ll be able to exit the YouTube app and still have your video play in a smaller screen that remains on the screen. This is different from the previous minimize feature, where users can make their current video play in a smaller screen but only while they’re still browsing within the YouTube app. 

There is a catch, of courseAccording to MacRumors, the PIP feature is coming to Premium subscribers first (it’s currently rolling out). But YouTube does promise that the feature will be available to all users, paying or not, sometime soon.  Read more…

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How to edit your iMessage profile

How to edit your iMessage profile

Not everyone uses contact photos, but I’ve found that when my friends do, they somehow always choose the worst possible photo of me. Not cool, friends. 

Luckily, there is a way you can control what your contact info looks like in other people’s phones. Editing your iMessage profile lets you choose things like a Memoji, Animoji, or custom photo to populate in your contacts, and we’ve got a step-by-step on exactly how to do it below. 

Step 1: Open your Messages app.

Find your iMessage hub, and open that baby up. Can’t get anywhere without this part.  Read more…

Step 2: Click on the “Edit” button in the top left corner.

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How to change the name of your iPhone

How to change the name of your iPhone

When you get a new iPhone, you’re given the opportunity to name it something unique, such as “Brian’s Awesome iPhone 12.”

But there are various reasons why you may want to change the name you assigned to your phone during setup. Thankfully, it’s incredibly easy to change the name of your iPhone. In this article, we’ll break down the reasons you may want to change the name of your iPhone, and how to do it.

Why change the name of your iPhone?

While the name of your iPhone may seem private, it can be revealed in a few situations. For instance, if you connect your iPhone to a Bluetooth device such as a car stereo, your phone’s name may be revealed on the screen. Your phone name may also be displayed in AirDrop, iCloud backups, and when it is connected to a computer.  Read more…

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The best iPhone accessories of 2021 (so far)

The best iPhone accessories of 2021 (so far)

If there’s one thing better than getting a new phone, it’s getting a bunch of fun new accessories to fully deck it out. 

The iPhone 12 lineup debuted toward the end of 2020, and the first half of 2021 has given birth to some very fun and useful phone accessories. A lot of them use MagSafe, aka, the built-in magnet technology Apple introduced with the iPhone 12 line.

If you’re looking to jazz up your iPhone, look no further. Below, we’ve got the best accessories of 2021 so far, from phone cases to wireless chargers and beyond. Read more…

1. The Wireless Charging Stand That Can Do It All: Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 

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How to make a Facebook post shareable

How to make a Facebook post shareable

Maybe you have a friend wanting to share one of your posts with a wider audience. You’re in luck: Facebook allows you to edit the visibility of your individual posts, and it’s very simple to do so. 

Changing an individual post’s visibility allows other people to see it without impacting your overall Facebook privacy settings. Whether it be an informational post, a photo of your artwork, or just some meme, here’s how to make your Facebook post shareable.

First, navigate to the post you want to make shareable. Click the three dots symbol in the upper right corner of that post.

You’ll then see options to pin it, edit it, archive it, and so on. Select the option in the middle that says “Edit Privacy.” Read more…

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Boost your digital artistry game with this Adobe course bundle

Boost your digital artistry game with this Adobe course bundle

TL;DR: The 2021 Ultimate Adobe Designers Bundle is on sale for £32.16 as of June 19, saving you 98% on list price.


Graphic design is a useful skill set that can help any business owner, podcaster, or even influencer enhance their own brand. If you want to boost your digital artistry and create better designs, logos, and more, the 2021 Ultimate Adobe Design Bundle is an easy way to build your skills.

This 12-course bundle features over 500 lessons that you can tune into and absorb at your own pace — once you gain access to them, you’ll have access for life. First, you’ll take the digital productivity course, which includes a digital journal to track daily habits, to-do lists, and more. Then, you’ll move on to the basics of Photoshop. You don’t have to have any prior experience to take this course, but you’ll jump right in. As you move through the lessons, you’ll be tested and challenged in real time to make sure you’re actually learning and absorbing the information. Read more…

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Prime members can get the best of British boxsets for under £3 a month

Prime members can get the best of British boxsets for under £3 a month

TL;DR: Until June 30, Prime members can get a three-month subscription to BritBox for £2.99 per month.


Another day, another tempting offer from Amazon aimed at getting you to sign up for Amazon Prime. We always see this tactic deployed by Amazon around Prime Day, and you won’t get any complaints from over here.

Until June 30, Prime members can get a three-month subscription to BritBox for £2.99 per month. What is BritBox? It’s the biggest collection of British boxsets out there, and it could seriously enhance your Prime Video experience.

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How to change your Netflix password

How to change your Netflix password

Welp. It happened again. You forgot your Netflix password. Or you got an extremely suss email saying someone tried to log into your account from Canada or somewhereOr your ex of five years is still leeching onto your account to watch The Great British Bake Off and it’s time to cut them off.

It’s OK. We’ve all been there.

Whatever your case may be, you find yourself needing to change your Netflix password. And if you’re here that means you need help, so I suppose I should quit screwing around and give you some.

There are several ways to change your Netflix password, so let’s go through them one by one, shall we? Read more…

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How to set an alarm on Apple Watch

How to set an alarm on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch can be used for many things — tracking your health and fitness, keeping your schedule up to date, sending texts, and more. But it can also be used as your own personal alarm.

Whether you’re a light sleeper who rises with the sun, or a heavy sleeper who continuously hits snooze, it never hurts to have a backup alarm, especially if it’s already on your wrist.

Here’s how to set an alarm on your Apple Watch.

1) Open the Alarm app

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If you’re on “List View,” you’ll see the Alarm app towards the top.

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On "Grid View," search for the orange icon.

On “Grid View,” search for the orange icon.

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Pump up the patio this summer with some awesome outdoor speakers

Pump up the patio this summer with some awesome outdoor speakers

Summertime deserves to be enjoyed in stereo.

Whether you have a big backyard or a perfectly petite patio, relishing in the fresh air on a nice, warm day is an unbeatable treat when you can do so on your own home turf. Maybe you like to dine al fresco, splash around in the pool, or simply kick your feet up and relax in the sun. That’s all well and good, but there’s no doubt that there’s one simple, yet crucial element that could take your outdoor ambiance to the next level, and that’s music.

Sure, you could just blast your playlist from your smartphone’s speaker, but let’s be honest here. That sounds like utter crap. Read more…

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BEST BUDGET OPTION

Dual Electronics LU43PB

These light, weather-resistant speakers are a great choice if you’re on a budget.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: 4-inch woofer and 0.78-inch dome tweeter


$43.21 from Amazon

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BEST BALANCE

JBL Professional Control 23-1 Ultra-Compact Indoor/Outdoor Speakers

These speakers are made to deliver accurate sound in a contemporary and clean design.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: 3-inch woofer and half-inch PEI diaphragm tweeter


$234.32 from Amazon

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BEST INCONSPICUOUS DESIGN

TIC GS3 8-inch Outdoor Weather-Resistant Omnidirectional In-Ground Speaker

Experience the subtlety of stereo sound in the ground from the favored brand of landscapers.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: No
  • Drivers: 8-inch woofer and 2-inch tweeter


$119.99 from Amazon

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BEST HIGH-END OPTION

Bose 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers

Premium sound quality and style combine from one of the most trusted and reliable brand names in luxury audio.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: Two 2.5-inch full-range drivers and a 5.25-inch woofer


$398 from Amazon

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BEST FOR PORTABILITY

Sonos Move

A truly smart speaker with superior sound, designed for easy streaming both indoors and out.

  • Wired?: No
  • Mountable?: No
  • Drivers: One midwoofer and a downward-firing tweeter


$399 from Amazon

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BEST FOR BASS

Definitive Technology AW6500 Outdoor Speaker

This good-looking speaker can pump up your pool party with full, balanced sound and boosted bass.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: 6.5-inch midwoofer, 1-inch tweeter, and a pressure-driven low bass radiator


$249 from Amazon

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BEST FOR AUDIOPHILES

Klipsch AW-650 Indoor/Outdoor Speakers

Crisp and detailed sound quality in an impressively durable shell.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: Graphite woofers and titanium dome tweeters


$549.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR EASY INSTALLATION

Polk Audio Atrium 6 Outdoor Speakers

These speakers are designed with fewer moving parts to make installation and mounting incredibly convenient.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: 5.25-inch Dynamic Balance driver and 1-inch dome tweeter


$399 from Amazon

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BEST CAMOUFLAGE OPTION

Klipsch AWR-650-SM Indoor/Outdoor Speaker

This individual outdoor rock speaker provides amazing sound and style, though it’s best experienced as a pair if you’re willing to invest more money in your setup.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: No
  • Drivers: 6.5-inch woofer and 0.8-inch tweeters


$299.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR BLUETOOTH

Pyle Outdoor Wall-Mount Patio Stereo Speaker

Wired speakers allow you to stream via Bluetooth without the hassles of a rechargeable battery.

  • Wired?: Yes and no
  • Mountable? : Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: 6.5-inch long-throw woofers and 1-inch polymer dome tweeters


$134.99 from Amazon

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BEST MID-RANGE OPTION

KICKER KB6 2-Way Full Range Indoor Outdoor Speakers

Designed to be mounted outdoors, these speakers easily fill outside spaces with quality sound.

  • Wired?: Yes
  • Mountable?: Yes, hardware included
  • Drivers: 6.5-inch woofer and a 2×5-inch horn tweeter


$119.95 from Amazon

How to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your TV

How to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your TV

Connecting an extra speaker or two to your television is a great way to create your own little home theater experience.

If you’ve been reluctant to introduce new speakers into your home for fear of adding to the terrifying snake pit of tangled cords behind your entertainment center, a Bluetooth speaker can help amplify your sound without adding to the mess.

There are nuances depending on the individual speaker and device you choose to connect, but we’re here to run you through the basics. Here’s a step-by-step guide to connecting a Bluetooth speaker to your TV. Read more…

Pairing a Bluetooth speaker with your TV (the easy way)

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Google makes Hand Raise in Meet more visible, but you’ll probably still get ignored

Google makes Hand Raise in Meet more visible, but you'll probably still get ignored

You’ve all been there: The Google Meet meeting is about to end, and you’ve got something important to ask, but the meeting host just isn’t noticing your pleas. “Alright folks, if there’s nothing else, see you next time,” they chirp, leaving your question unanswered. 

Last year, Google made it a tiny, little, wee bit easier to get noticed in Meet with a Hand Raise feature, but it was so hard to notice that it was essentially useless. Now, the company has made it a little bit better, but you’ll still have to hope your meeting host has a big screen and good eyesight. 

Hello, I've got a question. Yes, me.

Hello, I’ve got a question. Yes, me.

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Tamagotchi is back, and this time it’s literally clinging to your arm

Tamagotchi is back, and this time it's literally clinging to your arm

Remember Tamagotchi, the digital, virtual pet that frustrated many a parent in the nineties? Well, it’s back, and now it’s a wearable, making it so much harder to forget. 

In fact, the Tamagotchi never really went away. Bandai, the Japanese toy maker that produced the original Tamagotchi, kept making Tamagotchi toys throughout the years, but most were basically an egg-shaped gizmo with a display and a computer, hosting the needy digital pet that keeps nagging you for food. 

The new version is called Tamagotchi Smart (via Engadget) and the big difference is that it’s worn on your wrist, like a smartwatch. It also has some new features compared to previous models, such as touch and voice controls.  Read more…

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Fastest electric cars, ranked by how fast they go from 0-60 mph

Fastest electric cars, ranked by how fast they go from 0-60 mph

Tesla’s new Model S Plaid is fast. It might look like a regular sedan, but it goes 0 to 60 mph in under two seconds. 

Is there a faster electric vehicle out there? Let’s find out. Here are the speediest EVs that are actually available, ranked by how fast they go from full stop to 60 mph.

Under 5 seconds

Jaguar I-Pace: 4.5 seconds

This is Jaguar’s first electric car. It’s a compact SUV, so it’s a bit bigger than some of the speedier EVs on this list. But it can still move for its size.

Not too shabby for the compact SUV I-Pace.

Not too shabby for the compact SUV I-Pace.

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Polestar 2: 4.45 seconds

Polestar’s first all-electric sedan is also one of the first cars from Volvo’s spinoff performance brand. Read more…

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Prepare for new summer tunes with Beats Studio3 headphones on sale for $199

Prepare for new summer tunes with Beats Studio3 headphones on sale for $199

Save $150.95: The Beats Studio3 wireless noise-canceling over-ear headphones are just $199 at Amazon as of June 17.


The return of summer also marks the return of hot new music releases. But as you wait for the new Billie Eilish album to drop next month, it’s time to treat yourself to a new pair of headphones to block out all distractions. And it just so happens that one of the top brands is available for a special offer ahead of Prime Day. 

For anyone who prefers the over-ear design, the Beats Studio3 wireless noise-canceling headphones are now available for $199 from Amazon. This is a return to their lowest price in months, and the 43% discount applies to six different color options (tough luck to any fans of the sleek midnight black design). Read more…

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The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we find a job

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we find a job

The way we’ve found jobs in America has been changing since the beginning of the internet — but now, after the isolation brought on by COVID-19 propelled us further into the claws of the web, the way we network and search for jobs has been fundamentally changed.

The pandemic hit during an already rapidly changing job search experience. But since it started started, TikTok has looked into launching its own job searching tool. (Facebook already had one.) LinkedIn is becoming more and more of a social networking tool every day, and people are using it like one: Last quarter alone, conversations on LinkedIn increased 43% and content sharing on the platform is up almost 30%, the company told Mashable. While we saw many of these trends bubbling up pre-COVID, our extended quarantine may have accelerated some of them. Read more…

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Slash $400 off The Mirror for Father’s Day

Slash $400 off The Mirror for Father's Day

SAVE $400: Treat your workout-obsessed dad to The Mirror this Father’s Day. As of June 17, use code FATHERSDAY21 to take $150 off The Mirror, and get free delivery and installation (a $250 value) for a total price of $1,345 and a total savings of $400


Still don’t know what to get Dad this Father’s Day? At this point, most things you can order online probably won’t arrive in time, so it’s best to go big to make up for being a little late. If your dad is always in the gym (or has been missing the gym for the last year), bring the gym to him with The Mirror. This smart, high-tech mirror looks like a piece of decor, but really gives you access to over 50 different genres of workouts and a studio class feel — so it’s sure to impress even the most hard-to-shop-for dad. Read more…

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