November 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch features a single-player mode called World of Light, which is all about collecting “spirits” to power up your roster of characters. The mode amounts to a series of challenges that reward you with spirits so you can, in turn, collect more spirits that can be upgraded and help you conquer bigger and tougher challenges. It’s an admittedly addictive system filled to the brim with delightful fan service, and while I didn’t finish my playtime thinking this will be the mode I pour the most hours into, it was a fun way to test…

November 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The new iPhone XR might not be a flagship, but it’s really good. So good, in fact, that I called it Apple’s best iPhone ever in my review—not because of its specs (which are technically inferior to those of the XS and XS Max) but because of its value proposition. That’s pitting it against other, pricier iPhones, though. I wanted to see how the iPhone XR would fare against three of Android’s best phones: the Galaxy Note 9, Pixel 3 XL, and OnePlus 6T.We’ll walk through all the major factors we review in a phone, discussing each phone’s pros and…

November 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Acronis True Image is quite arguably the fastest, most powerful backup solution available to consumers. It’s also, slowly but surely, working its way toward being truly user-friendly. It still has a ways to go, but the the company is certainly trying. The real issue is whether you need all of True Image’s multifold capabilities.This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best Windows backup software. Go there for information on competing products and how we rated them.True Image: From imaging utility to backup suite True Image has long since morphed from a plain “imaging” program into more of a…

November 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

At this point in the big scheme of gadget shopping, it seems almost inconceivable that anyone who wants an Amazon device—like an Echo smart speaker, Fire HD tablet, or Fire TV stick—hasn’t already bought one. Yet Amazon continues to enjoy steady sales of its own branded gear, and it’s doubling down on Black Friday to sell even more.The good news is that so many of these gadgets performed well in our own independent reviews. To that point, we’ve curated a list of what we think are the best Amazon device deals available during Black Friday 2018.Echo smart speakers Echo Dot…