Logitech's couch-friendly K600 TV keyboard has never been this cheap

1 day 14 hours ago

If you’ve been pining for a couch-friendly keyboard with an integrated trackpad for the living room, today’s your lucky day. Amazon dropped the price of the Logitech K600 TV keyboard to $50. That’s down from a $70 list price, and the $60 street price this keyboard recently hovered around.

The keyboard has a 15 meter wireless range using an included USB dongle. It works with Windows and Mac PCs, as well as Android and iOS devices. Being a living room-focused peripheral, the Logitech K600 can also connect directly to select smart TVs, including Samsung Tizen-based units from 2016, LG TVs rocking webOS 2016 or newer, and Sony Bravia sets running Android TV 2016 and up.

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Ian Paul

Transcend releases EDS350C solid state drive

1 day 15 hours ago
Transcend has released a new portable SSD, the ESD350C, that’s compatible with macOS, Windows and Android devices. Featuring a USB Type-C port and supporting the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, the drive can be used with devices equipped with USB Type-C or USB Type-A ports. 
Dennis Sellers

No Email Issue on 27 May 2019 for Memorial Day

1 day 15 hours ago
We’re taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 3 June 2019.

Adam Engst

Apple Debuts LG’s All-New 23.7-inch UltraFine Display

1 day 15 hours ago
When Julio Ojeda-Zapata went to his local Apple Store for a look at Mac monitors, a staffer offered him something unexpected: the 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display. This monitor is so new there is little public information about it—it’s not even listed on Apple’s Web store. How does it compare with LG’s 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display and 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display?

Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Adonit Pro 4 is a solid stylus choice for iPhone users

1 day 15 hours ago
Adonit’s Pro 4 is described as a passive, non-Bluetooth stylus with a precision disc for “note takers, mobile gamers and artists” so they can sketch, write and navigate on any touch screen surface. It’s targeted to, among others, iPhone (XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8, 8 Plus) users.
Dennis Sellers

Get a 2-year Pro Subscription to Windscribe VPN for $44.25

1 day 15 hours ago
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Steven Sande

CleanMyMac X 4.4.1 review: Some handy tools but its malware detection still falls short

1 day 16 hours ago

MacPaw has shot for the stars with its new version of CleanMyMac X, its catch-all Mac utility that serves as a software crud and gunk remover, as well as a malware scanner, macOS extensions manager, and a universal updater for your installed applications.

Since my initial review of CleanMyMac X, MacPaw made some nice improvements, although some features still fall short of what they could be.

Handy modules

MacPaw set out to make its Menu Bar utility much better and has succeeded. A quick click on the icon reveals handy information such as how much space is left on each of your drive partitions, your Mac’s CPU load, how much RAM is available, your computer’s operating temperature, and other useful information. This is a nice touch and the menu can be customized as you see fit.

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Chris Barylick

Protecting Your Mac and Router, New Handy Shortcuts, & Troubleshooting System Lags – Mac Geek Gab 762

1 day 17 hours ago

First things first: make sure your Mac’s XProtect database is regularly updated. With that out of the way, we can have some fun learning some handy new keyboard shortcuts, new ways to filter Mail on your iPhone and iPad, some tricks for truly securing your router, and a discussion about guest networks, just to name a few topics included in this week’s episode. Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things!

John F. Braun

12 little-known Apple Watch features you should start using

1 day 17 hours ago

The Apple Watch is a marvel of miniaturization and can do so much. It’s no wonder it’s the most popular watch in the world. But the tiny display and simple controls don’t leave a lot of room for tutorials and explainers. 

Many of the best, most useful features and controls for the Apple Watch are, not exactly hidden, but at least hard to discover.

Take screenshots

Want to brag about that epic workout session or high score in an Apple Watch game? Taking a screenshot on your Apple Watch is simple. Just press and hold the side button and tap the digital crown (you can usually trigger it by simply tapping both buttons at once, which is easier since they’re on the same side of the watch).

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Jason Cross

Editorial: After mocking Apple over 5G, Huawei has now lost nearly every technology supplier

1 day 18 hours ago

During the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm that threatened to delay 5G-capable iPhones, Huawei mockingly announced to the media that it could supply Apple with its own 5G modems. But now the tables have turned: Qualcomm is established as an iPhone supplier while Huawei has to scramble to deliver devices without leading chips from Qualcomm, Qorvo, Xilinx, Intel, and a variety of other suppliers of U.S. technology.