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Advisorator is a newsletter and advice service from personal tech journalist Jared Newman. Avoid the noise of websites and social media, and get the know-how that really matters on phones, computers, apps, and more.

What's included:

The Newsletter

Delivered by email every two weeks, Advisorator is loaded with tips, insights, and need-to-know info.

Deal Alerts

Find out via email when the best products are worth buying. No affiliate links, no filler.

Advice On Demand

Need more tech help? Send Jared an email or drop into a live chat for personalized advice.

Read some samples:

Issue #7: What to look for in a laptop
Issue #12: Smart displays explained
Issue #25: The privacy issue

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More Info

About Jared

I've been a professional tech journalist for over a decade. From my remote outpost in Cincinnati, I contribute regularly to PCWorld, TechHive, and Fast Company, and I've also written for, 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 18,000 subscribers.

When to expect the newsletter

Regular issues of Advisorator arrive every two weeks, typically on Monday mornings but subject to change due to holidays and special circumstances. Deal alert emails arrive whenever I think something is worth your attention.


No sneaky charges here. You'll get an email alert three days before each recurring payment, and plus a receipt via email when each payment goes through.

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Just click the "Cancel" link at the bottom of any newsletter, then submit the pre-filled cancellation email. I'll unsubscribe you with no questions asked.

Data collection

The full policy is here, but the short version is that I only collect what's necessary to verify your payment information, deliver emails to you, and improve the newsletter. To that end, I collect statistics on when readers open their emails and click on links, but I will never sell this data or sell access to it. Also, this website does not use any tracking cookies.

More questions?

Just send me an email.