6 reasons iPhone 11 is Apple’s best new smartphone [Review]

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iPhone 11 boasts world-class performances, a great screen, amazing cameras, and a surprisingly low price.
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Everyone shopping for a 2019 iPhone faces a conundrum. The new Pro models come loaded with top-of-line features, but they cost much, much more than the iPhone 11. Is it really necessary to pay $1,000 or more to get a great iPhone?

No, no it isn’t. In our iPhone 11 review, we’ll tell you why it’s Apple’s best new smartphone for most people.

How to control what your iPhone backs up to iCloud

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Keep things safe with iCloud backup.
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Are you getting ready for a new iPhone? Running out of iCloud storage space? Living with a slow internet connection? Worried about privacy? In any of these cases, you might want to exclude some apps from your iCloud backups. Doing so will save iCloud storage space, conserve bandwidth and make sure your data does not go to Apple’s servers, where it may or may not be vulnerable to decryption.

The good news is that it’s easy to exclude pretty much anything you like from your iCloud backups in iOS. Here’s how.

Anker’s ultra-slim charger is just right for your iPad [Review]

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The Anker PowerPort Atom III is minuscule for a 30W charger.
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Wall chargers made with gallium nitride (GaN) transistors can be considerably smaller than ones that use silicon instead. An outstanding case in point is the Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim, which is tiny but can still put out 30W to quickly power up an iPad Pro or even a MacBook.

We tested this svelte USB-C battery charger in the field. Read on to see how well it lives up to its promise.

Bento Stack keeps your essentials neatly organized on the go

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Bento Stack is a must-have for any traveler.
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Carrying essential accessories with you wherever you go can be a nightmare. Your wires can get tangled, your AirPods can get lost, and your Apple Pencil can end up in more than one piece. That’s why you need the Bento Stack.

This compact, multi-compartment storage solution keeps more than 10 must-have accessories neatly organized when you’re on the road. It’s a must-have if you’re a frequent traveler.

IQbuds Boost wireless earbuds also help you hear better [Review]

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Beyond just music, IQbuds Boost make it easier to listen to friends and family.
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Nuheara’s IQbuds Boost work as Bluetooth headphones, but that’s only the start. They are really for people who need just a bit of help hearing. They aren’t true hearing aids, but might actually be better.

Take a listen to my review of these high-end wireless earbuds, along with an optional Bluetooth accessory that connects them to your TV.

Last chance! Get this luscious Apple Watch band and save 50% on a matching bracelet

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Bring beauty and bling to Apple Watch.
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Bling it up with Rilee & Lo’s spectacular stretch-link band for Apple Watch and get half off a matching stacking bracelet in this exclusive deal.

Available in a range of gorgeous color options and made from premium stainless steel, they’ll help make your Apple Watch look better than ever. Bag yours today before this offer expires on Friday, August 9.

Banish boredom with these incredibly fun Apple Watch bands

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Go stripes! It's timeless and chic, perfectly complimenting an everyday look while adding your own flare.
Bold, beautiful, and surprisingly affordable.
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Casetify’s newest Apple Watch bands have arrived in a bunch of spectacular styles that are sure to turn heads.

Whether you’re after a rush of color, subtle sophistication, or a trend-setting statement piece, the updated Saffiano collection has you covered. And it’s available right now!