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Can an iPhone's Personal Hotspot feature connect to a Wi-Fi network?

A reader has wonky Wi-Fi in their laptop, and finds Personal Hotspot isn’t helping, either.

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner

Nest follows the blueprint of the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera with its second outdoor model.

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Wemo now works with HomeKit

A new bridge now allows the world of Wemo WiFi smart home devices to connect to Apple HomeKit.

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The latest Wi-Fi mesh router comes from... First Alert?

Showgoers were doing double takes when they saw the smoke-alarm manufacturer exhibiting routers—and smart speakers—at its booth at CES.

on pcworld.com

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Netgear's Orbi Outdoor Satellite extends your Orbi home network to the yard

The Orbi Outdoor Satellite extends the range of your home (or business) network by another 2,500 square feet for better Netflix streaming by the trampoline.

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Can you free yourself from captive.apple.com?

There's only one way to avoid the captive.apple.com portal page that appears when you connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Remo+ Doorcam review: This wireless security camera hangs on your front door

This easy-to-install alternative to a doorbell cam alerts you to visitors and lets you talk with them even when you're not at home.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

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Bosch Connected Control BCC100 Wi-Fi thermostat review: Pretty to look at, easy to program

It’s not as slick as some of its competitors, but it can control the humidifiers and dehumidifiers others don’t.

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Is there a drawback to using Wi-Fi Calling on an iPhone?

An iPhone can route “cell” calls over a Wi-Fi network. Should you use it?

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KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

Researchers have uncovered a Wi-Fi security flaw, dubbed KRACK, that affects nearly any device that uses Wi-Fi, whether or not the network is encrypted. Here's what you can do to stay safe.

on pcworld.com

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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD review: The first HomeKit-certified security camera

The Omna plays nice with other HomeKit accessories and Siri commands.

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Eufy Lumos Smart Bulb review: Alexa-ready and budget-friendly smart lighting from Anker

Available in tunable- or fixed-white models, these smart bulbs deliver quality lighting at low prices.

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How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network

If you use Wi-Fi hotspots, your Mac may try to reconnect to a service when you don't need it to. Here's how to stop that from happening.

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Friday Lock review: A competitor to the August retrofit smart lock arrives at last

Friday Labs' debut smart lock makes a positive first impression, but in use it comes across as undercooked.

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