Samsung Galaxy Watch3 vs. Apple Watch 5

With new health features, Samsung’s latest smartwatch may be tempting: Should you buy a Galaxy Watch3 or an Apple Watch 5?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3

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Samsung released a slew of products at its Galaxy Unpacked event, and its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch3, was among them.

It’s undoubtedly a gorgeous device, with the standard Samsung rotating bezel and a round design that the company said was modeled after older precision timepieces of the analog age. The Galaxy Watch3 also packs some big improvements over last generation’s version, including a blood oxygen sensor, thinner body, and slightly larger screen.

But what about the other top-tier smartwatch on the market? The Apple Watch 5 is every bit a competitor to the Galaxy Watch3, and picking a watch between the two might be tricky if you’re tempted by the just-revealed Galaxy Watch3.

Galaxy Watch3 vs. Apple Watch 5: Specs and prices

Samsung Galaxy Watch3

Apple Watch 5


1.82″ x 1.77″ x 0.44″ (45mm)

1.67″ x 1.61″ x 0.44″ (41mm)

1.73″ x 1.5″ x 0.42″ (44mm)

1.57″ x 1.34″ x 0.42″ (40mm)


1.89 oz/53.8 g (45mm)

1.69 oz/48.2 g (41mm)

1.69 oz/47.8g (44mm)

1.41 oz/39.8 g (40mm)



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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is coming, but not quite yet

Samsung revealed its second-generation foldable, but gave minimal details while teasing a future event for the new device.

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Samsung revealed five devices at its Galaxy Unpacked event, including the second generation of its vertical folding device, the Galaxy Z Fold2. Unfortunately for those wanting details about the new foldable, the Z Fold2 portion of the event was just a teaser.

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Like the webpage for the Z Fold2, the details were scant, the device was barely shown in-person, and the promises were big. To find out more, however, Samsung told watchers to mark their calendars for Sept. 1, 2020, which is when more details about the Z Fold2 will be revealed and preorders will officially begin.

The information revealed about the Z Fold2 didn’t go into too much more detail than what was predicted by TechRepublic sister site ZDNet. Several things were officially confirmed, namely the screen sizes (6.2″ external, 7.6″ internal), the 120Hz display, 5G support, the design, and the colors (mystic black and mystic bronze). 

In addition to what was confirmed, Samsung presented a few new details:

  • The Z Fold2 is
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10 Essential iOS Apps – TechRepublic

Check out a developer’s picks of 10 essential iOS apps, which focus on security, productivity, and more.

Over the past 13 years, as iPhones and iPads have become fixtures in more users’ lives, the number of apps and the Apple App Store ecosystem have expanded to offer services and apps that iOS users rely on each day. If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, chances are, you have pages of apps installed, but which ones are really must-haves?

This is my list of essential iOS apps that I use every single day. Some of these apps manage device security, some hold memories, and even more keep me organized, productive, and able to move throughout my day with ease. 

1Password app

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The iCloud Keychain is great for most users to manage passwords and website logins; however, 1Password handles multiple logins, two-factor authentication (2FA), and multiple shared vaults with ease, making it my go-to password management software. The multiple vaults that can be shared with business partners or others is a no-brainer feature that makes the software worth its weight in… well, passwords. This software supports multiple languages and is a 96.8MB download.

A free trial is available, with different

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5 tips for using Google Meet on an iPad

A few tips to help you access Google Meet quickly, improve your image framing, access other apps, and even talk-to-type in chat.

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Starting in mid-2020, more people turned to Google Meet than ever before. People who needed to work, teach, or learn from home discovered that Meet delivers a secure and reliable video conferencing service. Google also made Meet available for anyone to use, so that anyone with a Google account could use the service, which had originally been built for G Suite customers.

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A significant number of people chose to use Google Meet on an iPad. With an excellent camera, display, solid battery life, and an easy-to-carry size, the iPad works well as a highly portable tablet for video conferencing. Of course, it helps that you can use an iPad with a keyboard, touchpad, or a mouse, that Google Meet lets you turn on captions, and that you can present your screen from Meet on an iPad.

The following tips assume you have the Google Meet app installed on your iPad, you’ve signed in, and are familiar with the basics of Google Meet. If you’re not familiar,

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10 cross-platform commands all users should know

Learning the command line on any system can be daunting, so why not leverage that knowledge against multiple operating systems? Here are some that can help.

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As an admin, one of the things that irks me after a particularly long day is the switch over, or mental reset that comes with changing gears between Windows, Linux, or macOS. It may seem like a trifling nuisance, but it doesn’t get any easier over time when you execute a long string and press enter, only to have the console attempt to process the command and end in failure.

It’s those lost seconds that lead to minutes, then hours. Even worse is when you’re trying to figure something out and can’t quite get it, though you’re sure the command is right. Only then do you realize that you’re attempting to run a command from one shell in another.

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Some time ago, as I got more into macOS and Linux, I noticed that some commonly used commands share their usage and syntax across platforms. I began to use these whenever possible. Below you’ll find

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