My favorite AirPod-alternative wireless earbuds are now just $33 (Update: Sold out)

After several months of using these (and trying lots of others), I continue to enthusiastically recommend them. Plus: Don't mind wires? These sport earbuds are only $17. At $33, these are too...

Verizon bundles Apple Music into its more expensive unlimited plans

Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited customers will get Apple Music as a bundled perk. Verizon will include Apple Music in its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans. Verizon Verizon's expanding its Apple Music perk for some unlimited...

Apple reportedly working to bring Watch to seniors with private Medicare plans

People over 65 would then use the Watch as a health tracker, according to CNBC. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple is reportedly working with private Medicare health plans to subsidize the Apple Watch for seniors. The company has been...

You’re running out of reasons not to get smart lights

Commentary: Been sleeping on smart lighting? Time to wake up. Philips When we write reviews here at CNET, one of our first priorities is to come up with a buying recommendation. Who, specifically,...

German court dismisses latest Qualcomm patent suit against Apple

But a separate ban on iPhones in Germany still stands. Apple and Qualcomm are battling over patents worldwide. Angela Lang/CNET A German court on Tuesday dismissed Qualcomm's latest patent suit against Apple, calling the claims "unfounded." Separately, the...

Galaxy S10 chip kills last year’s in our early Snapdragon 855 benchmarking tests

We got our hands on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 reference phone. Angela Lang/CNET The Galaxy S10 could run up to 45 percent faster than the Galaxy S9 when Samsung unveils its next flagship phone on Feb. 20 in San Francisco. This isn't...

This trick makes it possible to password-protect iOS apps

If you've ever wanted to password-protect certain apps on your iPhone, this is how you can do it. Jason Cipriani/CNET Apple released iOS 12 in Sept., and along with it came a new feature called Screen...

Polk will have the first sound bar to support Alexa multiroom

Polk's Command Bar arrives early to the whole-home Alexa party. Sarah Tew/CNET Watch out Sonos: Polk said Tuesday that its Command Bar will be the first third-party sound bar to support Amazon's multiroom music (MRM) ecosystem. Amazon announced at a...

Apple Maps gooses DuckDuckGo in search privacy partnership

The maps that show up on iPhones are now used on the privacy-first search engine, too Apple Maps now is built into DuckDuckGo search results. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET Search engine DuckDuckGo now displays location information...

Apple now makes smart battery cases for the iPhone XS and XR

For a chunk of change -- and a battery bulge -- you'll get some more power. The new Smart Battery Case on a blue iPhone XR. Apple The iPhone XR has pretty great battery...