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To force quit or not to force quit apps, that is the question...

Is it nobler in the spirit to suffer the battery drain and lag of outrageous backgrounding or, by flicking them away, end them? John Gruber, writing for Daring Fireball: An awful lot of very hard work went into making iOS [automatically manage background tasks] like this. Show More Summary

Which controller is best — Nintendo Switch Joy-Con or Pro Controller?

Nintendo's new controller is a little odd, but that's not a new thing to say about Nintendo. Nintendo Switch owners have a big decision to make, as soon as the console and all of its accessories come out of the box. This new console includes a unique new controller, called a Joy-Con. Show More Summary

Where to buy Nintendo Switch

Are you still looking to buy Nintendo Switch? Hoping to get one for the launch of Splatoon 2? Here are your best options! Nintendo's latest gaming console, the Switch, has seen serious shortages in the supply chain since it launched....Show More Summary

CARROT Weather: Everything you need to know!

Here's everything you need to know about CARROT Weather! CARROT Weather is a unique forecast app that offers you a side of snark with your weather updates. Drawing from highly accurate sources, CARROT Weather offers you a look ahead at the week's weather, including detailed breakdowns of current conditions. Show More Summary

Save your iPad or iPhone from scuffs for as little as $4

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with deals on Anker screen protectors! Anker has a large selection of screen protectors for various devices on sale at Amazon, dropping some prices as low as $3.99. This sale ends onShow More Summary

The new Apple Watch is available from Best Buy for just $299

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on the Apple Watch Series 2! There's a variety of the Apple Watch (Series 2) currently on sale at Best Buy, discounted by $70 each. If you've been recently looking to upgrade...Show More Summary

Amazon Spark: Everything you need to know

It's sort of like Instagram, only with more shilling. And without the pretense. We're used to companies like Facebook and Snapchat matching each other feature for feature, one "inventing" something for its app not long after the other. Show More Summary

Best Wireless Mouse For Mac

Apple's Magic Mouse is designed specifically for working with the Mac and its features are perfectly suited to fit your productivity needs. Best overall Apple Magic Mouse 2 See at Apple Apple designed the $79 Magic Mouse to work seamlessly with its macOS operating system and it's clear that the sleek-looking buttonless mouse is meant for the Mac. Show More Summary

Best new games on iPhone and iPad

Here's what's new in iOS gaming this week! Every Thursday, I go on a quest to find all the notable new games released on the App Store over the week, but instead of taking all the gold and experience for myself, I pass my knowledge on...Show More Summary

Clips, Apple's social video app, adds Disney overlays, Pixar posters, and more!

Apple's social video maker, Clips, is getting it's first big update and — it's chock full of Disney and Pixar. Clips, Apple's video composition app for iPhone and iPad, is getting it's first major update. Launched back in the spring, version 1.0 let you tell stories at the speed of social. Show More Summary

How to stop Facebook from showing strangers your personal data

Social engineering hacks are the way of the future. Don't let your data give a hacker an opening. Facebook: It's the social media giant we'd love to quit, but — for whatever reason — we keep on being drawn back in. A few years back,Show More Summary

Join the discussion: WatchOS 4 dev beta 3 is now available — did you install it?

Have you installed the WatchOS 4 dev beta 3 yet? Join the discussion in the iMore forums and let us know why you have (or haven't) downloaded it yet! The latest dev beta for WatchOS 4 is available, so we're obviously chatting about it...Show More Summary

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which has the better speaker for music?

Between the Google Home and the Amazon Echo, which has the better speaker for listening to music? Smart speaker choices are relatively limited, true, but the differences between the devices are what you'll need to consider before you make a purchase. Show More Summary

Become an ethical hacker for only $29!

Hackers get their jollies from hacking into company databases, stealing information, and either holding it for ransom or releasing it to the public. These targeted companies clearly have holes in their security, but how can they find them and fix them? They call in ethical hackers. Show More Summary

All the best deals from Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" sale

Best Buy is kicking off a huge day of deals with "Black Friday in July." The deals have been leaking out over the last couple days because Best Buy Elite and Elite Plus members (customers who spend $1,500 and $3,500 a year at Best Buy) have had early access. Show More Summary

What to do while waiting for Splatoon 2 to launch

Are you waiting anxiously for Splatoon 2? Keep your mind occupied with this sweet story of the Squid Sisters. Splatoon 2 is just around the corner and we just can't wait to spend all of our days and nights splattering the city with bright neon paint. Show More Summary

What can you automate? Your morning coffee and more!

When you start thinking creatively, you can add smart home tech to just about anything that runs on power. You've replaced your normal, boring lights with multicolor, Wi-Fi connected bulbs; you've swapped out your decrepit thermostat...Show More Summary

How to use the Apple TV remote in iOS 11's Control Center

Apple TV fans are going to love iOS 11, which puts a full reproduction of the Siri Remote into your Control Center. The Siri Remote is a mixed bag. Some people love it; some find it too easy to lose or hold upside down. The Apple TVShow More Summary

This Lightning cable has an aluminum housing and is just $15 today

You can never have too many Lightning cables around, and Kodiak's option with aluminum housing is one you won't want to be without. Say goodbye to frayed cables and grab one of these for just $15 today! ...

How to instantly share files with AirDrop in iOS 11

If you're wondering what iOS 11 has in store for AirDrop, you've come to the right place. AirDrop is a great way to instantly share files with other Apple devices, and that doesn't change in iOS 11. However, there are some parts of the...Show More Summary

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