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Review: Netgear's Arlo Baby camera with Apple HomeKitrating

03/28/2018, 05:37:PM

It doesn't come cheap, and its newfound HomeKit support is actually the least interesting thing about it, but the Arlo Baby is a quality baby monitor that has a life beyond the nursery.

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Review: Fortnite BattleRoyale for iOS brings the large-scale multiplayer game to iPhone and iPadrating

03/21/2018, 10:43:AM

Epic Games intended to make "Fortnite Battle Royale for iPhone and iPad as close to the version played on other platforms. In its invitation-only initial release, the large-scale multiplayer game hasn't lost its charm in its transition to the small screen from the console, Mac, and PC versions.

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Review: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo an Apple-centric set-and-forget network attached storage appliancerating

03/20/2018, 04:42:PM

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've been beating on one for a month.

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Review: Elgato's Eve Button remote with Apple HomeKitrating

03/18/2018, 10:43:AM

The Eve Button does what it says on the box, but ultimately proves to be a very niche accessory for people hooked into Apple's HomeKit.

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Review: Anker's new PowerWave Wireless Chargers power your iPhone X & iPhone 8 at 7.5Wrating

03/15/2018, 04:30:PM

The new PowerWave 7.5 Charging Pad and Charging Stand are the first from Anker to support 7.5W, allowing for quicker charge times that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are capable of now.

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Review: 'Alto's Odyssey' for iOS heads down the mountain as an excellent sequel to 'Alto's Adventure'rating

02/26/2018, 08:23:PM

"Alto's Odyssey" makes a number of enhancements to the successful formula set out by "Alto's Adventure" three years ago, resulting in an endless runner that will satisfy both players of the original and newcomers alike.

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Review: May the force be with you when flying Propel's Star Wars battle dronesrating

02/25/2018, 12:15:AM

The battle is on as Propel's XT-65 X-Wing and Tie Advanced X1 take to the skies in our hands-on review of the iPhone-connected drones.

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Review: MacBook users should consider the IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station, MacBook Pro owners need not applyrating

02/23/2018, 12:37:PM

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear, but isn't ideal for Apple's entire portable line.

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HomePod review: Your mileage may vary, but crank it up for the riderating

02/11/2018, 08:00:AM

I love Apple's HomePod, and I want one in every room of my house. But I also kind of hate HomePod for its reliance on Siri. Like any messy relationship, it's complicated. If you can get over the personal assistant's numerous shortcomings, you'll find that HomePod is a fantastic sounding compact speaker, but also potentially the start of something much better.

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Review: Apple's powerhouse iMac Pro wows with stellar performance and designrating

12/31/2017, 01:43:AM

Apple's new, high-end iMac Pro packs a ton of power into a svelte, all-in-one desktop machine. Its performance and style are more than enough to impress, giving professional users a much-needed workhorse option in the Mac lineup -- provided you can stomach the $5,000-and-up price tag.

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Review: Sonos One brings high fidelity to smartspeakersrating

12/23/2017, 09:02:AM

The Sonos One may be the best smartspeaker you can buy -- and with its pricetag and upcoming features, will probably pose a serious threat to Apple's HomePod.

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Review: 'Bridge Constructor Portal' for iOS brings new ideas to the building puzzle genrerating

12/19/2017, 07:02:PM

"Bridge Constructor Portal" brings the construction gameplay of "Bridge Constructor" to the "Portal" franchise, resulting in an enjoyable puzzle game that fans of both games will enjoy playing through.

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Review: Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' are great toys, better Swift learning aidsrating

12/13/2017, 02:51:PM

Toys, and particularly tech toys, can have very short half lives. AppleInsider has been playing with three of Sphero's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" app-controlled droids by a dad who was there in 1977, and by a pair of children who long to be a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Prorating

12/09/2017, 04:35:PM

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user -- and AppleInsider has been using it daily for the last two months.

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Review: Brydge Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Prorating

12/03/2017, 05:01:PM

The Brydge keyboard for Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a good way to make your beloved tablet look and feel closer to a MacBook, but a few curious design choices, like lack of support for Apple's Smart Connector, makes it less than perfect.

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Review: CalDigit 2TB Tuff USB-C hard drive a solid choice for mobile MacBook Pro usersrating

12/03/2017, 09:30:AM

There's no reason for MacBook or MacBook Pro users with USB-C to rely on adapters for ruggedized mass storage. AppleInsider looks at the CalDigit Tuff hard drive, aimed squarely at mobile professionals seeking to safeguard data against drops or falls.

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Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can berating

11/19/2017, 08:49:AM

Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks beyond what Contacts can do.

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Review: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKitrating

11/18/2017, 12:03:AM

The LIFX Mini is about what you'd hope for from an iPhone-compatible smartbulb, and with HomeKit, LIFX is finally ready to go toe-to-toe with the popular Philips Hue platform.

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Review: August's Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is a pricey but useful Apple HomeKit add-onrating

11/12/2017, 02:55:PM

August's top-end Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is probably a costly luxury for most people, but works as advertised, and with HomeKit in tow can be a gateway to some clever automations.

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Review: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more appsrating

11/11/2017, 12:02:AM

Fitbit's first attempt at a smartwatch proves better as a high-end fitness tracker than a full-on competitor to the Apple Watch.

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