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New Weather App from Apple

For iPhone and iPad users, there's a new weather app in town from Apple.  You'll find one in the app store, but I'm not sure it's the same thing.  This new one is downloaded automatically for everyone when you update to iOS 16.2 or iPadOS 16.2.  That's how I recommend acquiring it.  Here's a brief run-through of the features and how they work.  NOTE: Click on the images to see them full size. If you've been a user of the popular Dark Sky weather app  (left image above), you're probably aware that Apple bought it from the developer some time ago.  You also may have noticed the orange message that started appearing at the top (red arrow) indicating it would disappear on January 1, 2023.  This new app replaces it. The new app is even richer in detail than the one it replaces.  For most people, you may find everything you need on the opening screen (middle image above).  But keep scrolling down to explore how much detail is available.  Even that is not al

Black Friday Deals for Cord Cutters Plus Tips for Buying a New Laptop

  Cord Cutter Weekly has found some subscription and other deals for cord cutters.  Here are some examples: Hulu (with ads):  $2.00 per month for one year Peacock Premium (with ads):  $1.00 per month for one year HBO Max (with ads):  $1.00 per month for 3 months Roku Streaming Stick 4K:  $25.00 Chromecast with Google TV HD:  $18.00; 4K:  $29.00 Wireless carrier streaming deals from Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T Clink on the link above to see the complete listing. Next, PCWorld has published some tips for avoiding a lemon when purchasing a new laptop.  Don't get taken to the PC cleaners. Happy Holidays! dmw