The 10 Most Popular Tech Stories of 2019

The tech settings you should change, how to cut your phone bill in half and more.


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The Chromecast and Fire TV Have Lost Their Biggest Downsides

Finally, you can watch Prime Video on your Chromecast and YouTube on your Fire TV.

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Should You Buy Fake AirPods on Amazon?

How bad could they be, right?

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7 Google Chrome Settings You Should Change Right Now

In the usual course of day-to-day life, you don't need to spend much time messing around with browser settings, but if you get under the hood you can give yourself a more streamlined and secure...

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Opinion: Forget Every Other Soundbar And Just Buy This

If you're in the market for a soundbar, don't think too hard about it. Just read this and hit the "Buy Now" button at the end.

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8 Settings to Change on Your Smartphone Right Now

New phone? Here are the tweaks you should make right away to ensure you get the most out of it.

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This Is Google’s New, Direct Rival to the iPad Pro

The Pixel Slate is Google's first tablet in years. And it's designed to go toe-to-toe with Microsoft's Surface Pro and Apple's 2018 iPad Pro. So, does it?

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There’s a Good Reason for iPhone Owners to Get This Non-Apple Smartwatch

It's cheaper than a Series 4. It also looks more like a traditional watch.

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This Accessory Turns Your MacBook Pro Into a Productivity Beast

It comes in 12-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch models, so that it fits seamlessly under your current laptop.

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This Is the Coolest New iPhone Feature You Haven’t Heard About

Audio Sharing is a new feature that allows two sets of wireless headphones to pair to the same iPhone or iPad, that way they can listen to the same audio.

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If You Own an iPhone, Here’s How to Cut Your Monthly Bill In Half

Google's cell phone service, Google Fi, now works with all new iPhones. It's a great way to manage your data and cut the cost of your monthly cell phone bill.

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