Arlo’s Pro 3 Floodlight Camera is by far the best floodlight camera I’ve tested

The $250 Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera is the best floodlight camera I’ve tested. For that reason, I’m giving it a CNET Editors’ Choice Award. If you’re familiar with Arlo’s line of excellent battery-powered outdoor cameras, the Pro 3 Floodlight Camera is essentially identical to the Arlo Pro 3 Camera, but the flood light doesn’t require the base station and has more powerful integrated lighting than the spotlight-equipped Pro 3 Camera. 

Like

  • Easy to install
  • App is simple to navigate
  • Features and performance are excellent

Don’t Like

  • You have to remove the floodlight from its plastic housing every time it needs to charge

Out of the box, you get the floodlight camera, a weatherproof housing, a removable, rechargeable battery, a charging cable and a simple wall mount and hardware. The camera has crisp HD livestreaming, delivers speedy alerts and offers true security camera features with arming and disarming capabilities, a built-in siren and a very bright built-in floodlight. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant, too. 

If you pay for the optional Arlo Smart cloud service, you get access to even more features (more on this below). Arlo, which spun off from Netgear in 2018 to form

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How can I track my stimulus check status? Here’s how to use the free IRS tool

An online tool can help tell you when your stimulus money is coming.


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You’re sure the IRS is sending you a coronavirus stimulus check of up to $1,200. What you don’t know is, when will you receive it? To find out, you can use a tracking portal the IRS created exactly for that purpose. Called Get My Payment, the online app can show you if the agency has scheduled your payment and alert you to any problems you may need to address before it can process your money. 

The tool can also tell you whether your money will arrive in the mail as a paper check or a prepaid debit card or, in some cases, via direct deposit to your bank account. Note that while some who used the portal when the IRS first opened it experienced problems, the IRS said it was able to fix some common issues.

We’ll explain how to use the site, including the details you should have on hand before you begin. For more information about stimulus checks, here’s what to do if

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Apple re-closing several stores in US due to COVID-19 spikes

Apple stores in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arizona are temporarily closing again as the coronavirus reasserts itself.

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After reopening many of its US stores following the coronavirus lockdown, Apple is reclosing 11 of them amid a spike in COVID-19 infections across several states.

The stores scheduled to be closed starting Saturday, June 20, include the following:

Florida

  • Waterside Shops
  • Coconut Point

North Carolina

South Carolina

Arizona

  • Chandler Fashion Center
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Arrowhead
  • SanTan Village
  • Scottsdale Quarter
  • La Encantada

SEE: Coronavirus: Critical IT policies and tools every business needs (TechRepublic Premium)

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“Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” Apple said in a statement shared with TechRepublic. “We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation, and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible.”

SEE: COVID-19: A guide and checklist for restarting your business (TechRepublic Premium)

Apple’s moves to close and then reopen and now re-close certain stores follow the pattern of coronavirus infections and cases. On March 14, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that all stores outside

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