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What Is an Apple ProMotion Display?

Apple has been putting “ProMotion” displays on various devices for a few years now. The label is a marketing term for technology that isn’t unique to Apple hardware, but it still provides some tangible benefits over lesser di…

The Best Gaming Monitors of 2021: Game Your Way

There is no one-size-fits-all gaming monitor. Some people look for the highest refresh rates for an edge in competitive gaming, others want to bask in high-fidelity visuals. Let’s break down the best monitors for every gamer….

How to Tell If Your HDMI Cable Is Faulty

The hardest part of troubleshooting an audiovisual issue is finding out which component is to blame. In the case of a video problem, there could be three culprits: your source device, your display, or the cable in between. He…

What Is a Super Retina (XDR) Display?

Apple’s “Retina display” first appeared in the iPhone 4 in 2010, and all iPhones produced since then have featured the “Retina” branding in their marketing. So what makes a “Super Retina” and “Super Retina XDR” display differ…

What Is Stream Sniping?

As more people than ever stream themselves playing games on platforms like Twitch and YouTube, stream sniping has become a real problem. So what exactly does it entail, and what can be done about it?

AirPods Don’t Fit? Try These Fixes

AirPods deliver great sound, effortless pairing, and unbeatable convenience. Unfortunately for some, the experience is tarnished by poor-fitting earbuds that cause discomfort or require constant adjustment….

The Best Computer Monitors of 2021

There’s nothing quite like the extra screen real estate that a full-sized monitor provides. Even if you’re used to working on a laptop, you’ll be surprised how much more work you can get done on a larger display. Here are our…

What Size TV Should You Buy?

If you’re shopping for a new TV, you might be tempted to buy the biggest model you can afford. While this sounds great on paper, you’ll be surprised how uncomfortable it can be to sit in front of a TV that’s simply too big fo…

How Often Should You Get a New iPhone?

Is there a right time to buy a new iPhone? Apple devices enjoy some of the longest software support of any manufacturer, but how do you balance this with speed and user experience improvements on new models? Let’s find out….

What Is Lossless Audio?

Spotify and Apple Music are bringing lossless music into the mainstream, but they’re not the first to offer audiophiles a higher quality streaming experience. So what exactly does “lossless” mean in terms of audio, and how ca…

How to Turn Your iPad Into a Drawing Tablet

The iPad is great for drawing when paired with a stylus like the Apple Pencil, but the best software for artists is usually found on the desktop. That’s where the iPad’s abilities as a graphics tablet come in, allowing you to…

Is It Safe to Sell My Old Modem or Router?

If you have an old router lying around that you no longer need, you might be tempted to sell it or give it away. Fortunately, your old router is unlikely to give away any revealing information about you, but it’s a good idea …
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