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The best USB-C adapters

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From smartphones and tablets to laptops, USB-C is finally gaining traction as the future of connectors. However, some companies took that to mean they can get rid of other ports folks have gotten used to using over the years, including HDMI, USB 3.0, and more.If you want to restore some of those lost ports, your best choice is a USB-C adapter. It’s not ideal, but a USB-C adapter gives your device more versatility than before. Here’s our list of the best USB-C adapters you can buy today.The best USB-C adapters:Anker USB-C Hub AdapterSatechi Slim Aluminum USB-C Multi-Port AdapterVava USB-C Hub Adapter HyperDrive Duo 7-in-2Uni USB-C HubNonda USB-C Adapter Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best USB-C adapters over time.1. Anker USB-C Hub AdapterFirst up is the Anker USB-C Hub Adapter. The adapter features two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card reader, and a microSD card reader. The HDMI port supports up to 4K resolution at 30fps, though it also supports 2K resolution at 60f…

Lost your important files? Get Disk Drill Pro 4 while it’s 78% off

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Is there a feeling worse than accidentally deleting your important files? Probably, but this one is definitely near the top of the list.Fortunately, all is not lost. Instead of sulking, you’ve got a great chance to recover the files using Disk Drill Pro 4. This expert-level software can find lost files in almost any system, and it’s likely much cheaper than overpaying some tech guy to do the same thing.Disk Drill can recover over 200 types of files on your computer or even on external drives when you connect to a computer. It can even find whole missing partitions. It’s easy to use and could be a lifesaver.You needn’t wait until an accident happens to protect your important files either. When you install Disk Drill Pro it will safely index your files, making them much easier to recover if and when disaster strikes.It’s no wonder why some of the biggest companies in the world rely on Disk Drill.Disk Drill Pro 4 at a glance:All future updates and major upgrades included.Scan and recover…

The best Chromebook deals you can get right now

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If you want to buy a Chromebook, it’s pretty easy to find one on a budget. After all, that’s the whole idea behind Chrome OS devices — they serve as a cheaper alternative to Windows laptops. However, some Chromebook deals have reached even lower prices due to recent sales or discounts, and of course, premium Chromebooks are now a thing as well.Read next:Protect your Chromebook with one of these covers and casesWe’ve rounded up some of the best Chromebook deals on the internet, so you won’t have to search too hard for a solid Chromebook at a good price. New deals and price cuts pop up all the time, so we will update this post as new Chromebook deals show up.Editor’s tip:New to the world of Chromebooks?OurWhat to expect from Chromebookbuyer’s guide helps explain what a Chromebook can and can’t do, buying options, and setup guides for first time Chromebook users.Best Chromebook dealsGoogle Pixel SlateLenovo S330Samsung Chromebook V2 Lenovo Chromebook C330Acer Chromebook 15Acer CB3-53 Chro…

Sexual use of emoji is banned from Facebook, Instagram

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Recently, Facebook decided to take a formal stance against online sexual solicitation. To crack down on the issue, the social media giant has updated its Community Standards, effectively banning the use of certain emoji on Facebook and Instagram.To be precise, Facebook has banned the use of both the eggplant and the peach emoji when used alongside various sorts of sexual content. The updated Facebook Community Standards do not target the emoji by name but instead refers to “[commonly used] sexual emoji” as the subject in question.According to adult industry news site XBIZ (NSFW), a user’s account can be flagged or removed if any of its content falls under the vague criteria Facebook lays out in its Community Standards. Instagram clarified this process to The New York Post. The content “will only be removed from Facebook and Instagram if it contains a sexual emoji alongside an implicit or indirect ask for nude imagery, sex or sexual partners, or sex chat conversations,” said Instagram.…

Would you pay a subscription fee for the latest iPhone? Apple thinks you might

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CNBC reported yesterday Apple hinted at a subscription fee for iPhones. Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at the change during yesterday’s earnings call, where the company announced strong fourth-quarter earnings.Cook didn’t outright announce “Apple Prime” during the earnings call. The rumored subscription bundle would include the iPhone, Apple TV Plus, and Apple Music. However, he didn’t reject the idea of a subscription fee for the iPhone.Also read: Apple iPhone buying guide: Which iPhone is right for you?“In terms of hardware as a service or as a bundle, if you will, there are customers today that essentially view the hardware like that because they’re on upgrade plans and so forth. So, to some degree, that exists today.”Cook also said Apple sees subscriptions as a major growth area.“My perspective is that we will grow in the future to larger numbers that will grow disproportionately.”Inevitability and competitionFor Apple, the advantages might be too much to ignore. Turning iPhone sales i…

Building a website? Get the perfect .tech domain for it

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The metaphorical light bulb has gone off in your head, and you’ve thought of the next innovative app idea, startup, or tech-savvy business. As you begin building your new idea, one major piece of the branding puzzle will be securing a domain for your website.In today’s increasingly digital-focused world, this is absolutely crucial. For example, let’s say you name your tech business Peach Tech and the domain peach.com is taken, as well as peachtech.com. You’d probably go ahead and either change the name to something totally different or add filler words in the name to get the .com address. Help with digital marketing campaigns and SEO. Regardless of the move you make, you end up compromising on the very brand that you wanted to build, which is no way to start a business.Today, you can choose a .tech domain instead. After all, would you rather click on Mybrilliant-idea101tech.com or Myidea.tech? It also doesn’t hurt that these specialized domains can help with digital marketing campaigns …

Red Magic 3S review: The perfect gaming phone?

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Gaming phones typically offer high performance, fast displays, big batteries and some kind of advanced cooling system. The Red Magic 3 offered all of those and more. Can its successor, the Red Magic 3S, bring something extra to the table?About this Red Magic 3S review: I spent a week testing the Red Magic 3S. I also had help from my two boys when it came to the long, but necessary, hours of gaming needed to truly test this device. The device was running Android 9 Pie with the August 2019 security patch installed. Show More Red Magic 3S review: It’s all about gamingThe Red Magic 3S is the latest gaming device from Nubia and an upgrade to its predecessor, the Red Magic 3. The specs of this device are impressive. It uses the Snapdragon 855+, has a 90Hz, 6.65-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass, and packs at least 8GB of RAM (12GB on some models). Plus there is a 5,000mAh battery, 8K video recording, a built-in fan, hardware gaming buttons, and a dedicated gaming launcher. Expe…