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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, smart homes, voice assistants, 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. Read a sample.

Deal Alerts

Opt into deal emails to find out 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.

Try Advisorator for free

Advisorator is 100% reader-supported, with no ads, sponsorships, or other distractions. Sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription, and get a 28-day trial with three free newsletters, including the most recent issue.

Your card will be charged when the trial period ends. Cancel anytime without hassle. Start by choosing a plan below:


$5 per month


$50 per year

By signing up for Advisorator, you agree to the terms, conditions, and privacy policy. The short version: I only collect what's necessary to deliver newsletters to you, and will never sell this data.

What subscribers are saying

Gerry A., Oregon

"Advisorator is succinct, timely, accurate, and trustworthy. Jared's experience and intelligence shows through in every line."

Jeff K., California

"Jared's newsletter is full of useful information, and he took the time to help me directly with a Wi-Fi lighting project that had me stumped. Advisorator is worth every nickel of my annual subscription."

Ron R., New Jersey

"Advisorator is an engaging read full of immediately actionable advice and insight on current topics, and Jared's customer service is second to none."

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 14,000 subscribers.

When to expect the newsletter

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


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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.