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Take an extra 15% off these affordable alternatives to AirPods

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Apple’s AirPods have earned a spot on many a holiday gift guide this year, which isn’t a surprise considering their covetable minimalist design and crisp, clear audio quality. But at $159 a pop, buying a pair for everyone on your list is virtually guaranteed to land you a spot on your accountant’s naughty list.

For an AirPods alternative that won’t bust your budget, look to the AirTaps, a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that make wireless listening both accessible and affordable. Featuring sleek, flexible construction sans cords and Bluetooth 5.0 technology for easy pairing, they last up to four hours on a single charge — enough juice for a week’s worth of commutes to work. Plus, each pair comes with a portable charging case that allows for an additional 10 hours of playtime so you can listen to your favorite playlists and podcasts without interruptions. Read more…

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The best apps of 2018

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The end of 2018 is upon us and if you didn’t download any new apps, then you’re missing out. I know — it’s sometimes surprising that 10 years into the App Store, there are still enough fresh ideas to make it worth downloading an unfamiliar name. 

But, from apps that gave us new ways to edit photos and video to games we just couldn’t put down, developers still managed to find new ways to surprise and delight us in 2018.

Here’s a look back at some of our favorites. We’ve listed the download links and prices, but as always take “free” with a grain of salt since most apps these days rely on subscriptions and in-app purchases to make money. Read more…

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Got WiFi dead spots? Consider a mesh network system

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With so many smart home gadgets in the house these days, you may need WiFi in areas like the basement, garage, or even outside to power your smart doorbell or outdoor camera. But chances are your current router doesn’t cover your entire home, and you’re left with dead spots – those areas in your house where your wireless signal inexplicably seems to disappear. 

With all the devices, metal appliances, and architectural interference in the average home, it’s no wonder why even the fastest, most powerful WiFi router can miss a few spots. But before you invest in another wifi extender that delivers a weaker signal, think about using a mesh WiFi system.  Read more…

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