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The best news about Comet Lake is the high-end 6C/12T i7. We’d recommend taking the 16% overall performance boost far more seriously than the 41% boost claimed for very specific O365 scenarios. Intel Corporation Get ready for a world of pain trying to figure out whether you’re getting “the good CPU” or not—the Ice Lake …

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Enlarge / Just an armful of the gaming headsets we tested. Valentina Palladino Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we’ll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. Ars Gaming Week 2019 View more stories Most …

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Enlarge / Tim Cook announces Apple TV+ at an event on March 25, 2019. Disney earlier this year announced that it will launch its Disney+ streaming TV service on November 12 in the United States for $6.99 per month. Yesterday, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman published a report claiming that Apple’s competing TV service, Apple TV+, will also …

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The Apple Card is first and foremost a virtual card—meaning you make contactless or online payments using your phone or other supported Apple device. There’s also a featureless, very Apple-like physical card that you can order. A dashboard built into iOS on iPhones lets you manage your card. Apple will optionally send you notifications to …

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The new Play Store. It is very white. Ron Amadeo Here’s the movies section. The boldly colored headers are now gone. Ron Amadeo The Books section. Again, very white with just a hint of the blue Books color. Ron Amadeo The content tabs are now at the bottom. Notice how “Music” is missing? It’s hiding …

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some of our preferred gaming laptops. But are they right for you? Not necessarily! Hence, here’s our careful guide on the topic.”/> Enlarge / Amid the chaos of the Ars Gaming Week testing lab, we took a moment to snap a photo of some of our preferred gaming laptops. But are they right for you? …

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Back in May, the US government placed an export ban on Huawei barring US companies (and companies using US-origin technology) from doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Because Huawei still has customers to support in the smartphone and cellular infrastructure business, the US Department of Commerce gave Huawei a 90-day exemption on the ban, …

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Enlarge / Google offers a suite of cloud collaboration services, but Drive is at the heart of it all. Google Soon, Google will add one of the most commonly requested features to its Drive file hosting, sharing, and collaboration service: shortcuts. These will allow users to create pointers to files from either the same drive …

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Apple revealed the iPhone XS at a similar event on September 12, 2018. Apple released the seventh beta of iOS 13 today, and that release contained image files that seem to indicate that Apple will hold its next big iPhone unveiling event on September 10, 2019. A screenshot of iOS in the beta labeled “HoldForRelease” …

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Cortana integration lets Windows Phone users speak to the new Band. A wave of privacy scandals has led several major companies to end or pause their programs for human reviews of voice recordings. But Microsoft has bucked the trend. Last week, a whistleblower went to the press to reveal that Microsoft relied on employees and …