Google prudently opted out of including a video camera on the Hub itself, getting ahead of some privacy concerns, and likely prompting Amazon to include a manual video shutter on its new, smaller Echo Show 5 display. If you really want a Google-based smart display that allows for video chatting, a few third-party options can make that happen. Even without it, the Nest Hub is the best, most affordable marriage of a voice assistant and a display interface on the market. Read our Google Nest Hub review. … [Read more...] about The best smart home devices of 2020: Google and Amazon lead the way
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Only available in the US. Amazon has released its own DVR (Digital Video Recorder) to record free over-the-air content and watch it via an Amazon Fire TV device or Echo Show (so you'll need one of those too). There are no subscription fees here, so it's a tempting option for all you cord cutters out there and with a 500GB capacity on the cheapest model, you're looking at around 75 hours of storage, so there's no need to pick up an external drive to save content, which is an issue with some DVRs. … [Read more...] about The best cheap Amazon Fire Stick prices and deals for July 2020
What you're getting with the DS220+ is a future-proof enclosure that should serve you well for many years. With two drive bays that can each hold a 16TB drive, you're getting 32GB of storage in total. The hardware on offer is more than adequate for day-to-day tasks, and Synology's DiskStation Manager comes with software features that let you automatically back up data across devices on your home network, set up user profiles so each family member can access the NAS and back up data, and so much more. … [Read more...] about Synology DiskStation DS220+ vs. DS220j: Which should you buy?
Fingerprinting is an interesting phenomenon. It seems to attract less attention than malware and trojans, despite its ability to pinpoint individuals with startling accuracy. As you browse the internet, third-party sites can glean information about your computer, including your time zone, the display resolution, the browser, plugins, and language you use, and so on. … [Read more...] about Does Private or Incognito Mode Make Web Browsing Anonymous?
Use the ToothFairy App on Mac Typically, connecting your AirPods to iPhone or iPad automatically is a swift process. It’s the Mac that’s the odd one out. If you’re not using macOS Big Sur, AirPods won’t connect to your Mac without you needing to open the Bluetooth menu and clicking the “Connect” button. … [Read more...] about How to Manually Switch AirPods Between Mac, iPhone, and iPad