Advisorator is a tech newsletter and advice service from journalist Jared Newman. Every two weeks, you'll receive an email full of tips, insights, and deals. Avoid the noise of websites and social media, and get the know-how that really matters on phones, computers, smart homes, voice assistants, apps, and more.

Need more personalized tech help? Join Advisorator's biweekly live chat room to get your questions answered in real-time, or just send Jared an email.

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Questions and Answers

Who are you?

I'm a professional journalist who's been covering consumer technology since 2008. I contribute regularly to PCWorld, TechHive, and Fast Company, and have written for Time.com, the New York Times, Macworld, Popular Mechanics, and Rolling Stone. My free newsletter on streaming video and over-the-air television, Cord Cutter Weekly, has more than 14,000 subscribers.

When and how often does the newsletter arrive?

Every two weeks, typically on Monday mornings but subject to change due to holidays and special circumstances.

Can I get personalized tech advice?

With each newsletter, I'll provide a web link to an upcoming chat session where you can get your questions answered in real time, and you can also opt in to receive an email notification shortly before the session begins. I'm also happy to answer your questions over email.

How do I cancel membership?

Just email me your request by clicking the "cancel" link at the bottom of every newsletter; I'll personally turn off your subscription and ensure no further charges to your card.

Can I read Advisorator on the web?

Each newsletter will have a web link so you can add it to reading list services such Pocket or zoom in on the text. I have no plans for a freestanding website at this time.

What are you doing with my data?

I keep track of how many subscribers open my emails and click on links, because this helps me figure out which topics readers value most. I will never sell access to your email address or other personal data, and because Stripe processes your payments securely, it's impossible for me to even look at your full credit card details. Also, this website does not use any tracking cookies, because that would be silly.

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