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IOS 12:
Apple both sets trends and chases them, and iOS 12, unveiled at the WWDC keynote, is no exception. With this release, Apple is focusing on performance improvements and enhancements, even for older devices. The company is also making important changes
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WWDC 2018: Apple’s Counterintuitive Business Moves
There’s a great scene in my favorite Christmas movie, Miracle on 34th Street, where a Macy’s sales manager is shocked to overhear the department store Santa Claus send a distraught mother to a competitor to buy a toy. But what starts as a fireable of
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Tweetbot 3 For Macos: Twitter App Pushes Forward In Usefulness And Design
The new Tweetbot 3 for macOS remains fundamentally the same, though it has modest but noticeable improvements and new features that give the app a little more sparkle. For example, a new autoplay mode for animated GIFs and embedded video lets you mou
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1password 7 For Mac: Password Manager With Small Improvements That Add Up
1Password 7 for Mac has a variety of small improvements and a fresher design that add up to a nice bump justifying the version number. But because its maker, AgileBits, switched to a subscription model as its dominant method of offering software, the
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How To Get Student Or Teacher Discounts On Apple Products
If you’re a student, the summer break is about re-evaluating the next year of your studies, whether that’s starting college or simply continuing the course you’re already on. One important thing to consider is the devices you’ll be working on to achi
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Will Apple TV Kill The Cable Box? Not So Fast.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Cable companies are finally abandoning their stodgy old set-top boxes, and are finally ready to deliver television service through modern media streamers such as Apple TV. That’s the argument Apple put forth d
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TvOS 12: Dolby Atmos, Zero Sign-in, And TV App Improvements Make Apple TV 4K The Box To Beat
With tvOS 12, the Apple TV 4K finally gets the improvements necessary to be the best streaming box on the market. Announced at Apple’s WWDC keynote in early June, the OS update highlights Dolby Atmos support, but its Zero Sign-on feature could be the
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The Best Cloud Storage Services For Apple Users
These days, if you want to really make the best use of your laptops, tablets, and phones, you need a cloud storage service. The concept of storing files in the cloud may have started as a way for consumers to back up their data in case of disaster, b
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If your parents love popular music—from their era or from today—they’ll enjoy the sound quality from these Powerbeats3 earphones. These earphones use Apple’s W1 processor that allows for instant pairing with an iPhone. If mom or dad is more into cans
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Why Apple’s Rumored 6.1-inch IPhone Will Be The Model Everyone Wants, Even With An LCD Screen
We’ve heard enough rumors about Apple’s upcoming slate of iPhones by now to pretty much know the score. Much like this current lineup, there will reportedly be three models in three sizes, ranging from 5.8 inches (the current size of the iPhone X) al
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Saddleback Thin Front Pocket Backpack: The Best Rugged Leather Backpack For Your Macbook
To hear it from some people, Apple is the king of daily-wear conversation pieces, but I don’t think those people have ever seen a Saddleback Leather bag. Let’s put it this way: If you don’t like talking to people, you probably shouldn’t get one. As f
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Hot Stuff
Ring Alarm is positioned as a mainstream home security system, and it’s already equipped with everything it needs to grow into a comprehensive smart home system. If an alarm is tripped, a not-terribly-loud (105dB) siren in the base station sounds off
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Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac Review: A Performance Jump Makes It Far More Reliable
If you look at the lab ratings for Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, you could easily assume that the software package nails its focus on malware protection. It received the highest possible detection scores from AV-TEST and AV Comparatives: 100 percent
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What Will The Mac Be Like In 2020?
It was as absolute an answer as you could possibly get. Is Apple merging iOS and macOS? “No,” said Apple software chief Craig Federighi, with an animated accompaniment smashing down on the screen behind him. And yet…Federighi made that comment just m
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Mac 911
The loss of a loved one is devastating. When this gets tied up with a technical support issue? Even worse. Mac 911 recently received several emails from Macworld readers who inherited, purchased, or were given computers or iOS devices by people who h
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Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s Newest Release Shows How Apple Music Has Tipped The Streaming Scale
At 5:30 pm EDT on Saturday, June 16, the Tidal high-fidelity music streaming service was suddenly the center of attention. Just weeks after Kanye West dropped his Ye album on all streaming services—underscoring the dissolution of his once-exclusive c
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Ulysses 13 For Mac And IOS Review: The Best Mac Minimalist Text Editor Gets Even Better
Whenever I tell other writers why they should consider bringing a Mac into their lives, Ulysses inevitably enters the discussion. In fact, this sometimes happens without any proselytizing on my part: They simply see me typing on the minimalist app on
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That Russia Router Malware Threat Might Be Worse Than Feared: What You Need To Know
Your gateway to the Internet may be the portal that foreign hackers are using to snatch your data. The FBI recently issued a security notice warning that all home and small office routers should be rebooted after Cisco’s Talos group discovered sophis
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Best New Features In Macos Mojave
It’s called macOS Mojave, and this next version of our favorite desktop OS was introduced by Apple software chief Craig Federighi at the WWDC keynote. While there was nothing earthshaking about the presentation, the new features we saw could improve
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Nothing To C Here: Apple Is Never Switching From Lightning To USB-C In The IPhone
Since it had been several days without an iPhone rumor, DigiTimes piped up in mid-June with a purported salacious scoop about next year’s iPhone. According to the site, Apple “will likely have its 2019 series of iPhones come with USB Type-C support,”
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As podcast popularity continues to grow, the apps used to listen to those podcasts have matured. Apple offers its own free Podcasts app, but several freemium and paid options remain, each with their own approach and options. Supertop’s Castro stands
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Why The Announcements Apple Didn’t Make At WWDC Might Be More Important Than The Ones It Did
Now that the WWDC 2018 keynote has come and gone, we’ll be spending the next several weeks breaking it all down. Apple had a lot to say over the course of its two-hour-plus keynote, but there were several apps, features, and products that were conspi
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Apple Adds Secure Emergency Location Features To Get Ahead Of Smartphones’ 911 Problems
Apple made a big deal about our digital well-being when it unveiled iOS 12 at WWDC, but there’s one feature it didn’t discuss that could have even greater life-saving benefits. In a recent press release, the company outlined how iPhones running iOS 1
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Lifeflix 2.5: Your Old Minidv Camcorder’s New Best Friend
If you shot home videos between 1995 and 2010, there’s a good chance you did so with a tape-based MiniDV camcorder. With its simple FireWire connectivity, the DV format had a great run prior to the advent of smartphones. For those who want to relive
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Make Your IPhone X Look Like An IMac G3 With These Cool Limited Edition Cases
Steve Jobs wanted the iMac G3 to look “good enough to lick,” so there’s good reason to believe that he’d like the deliciously cool limited edition Classic C1 cases Spigen made for the iPhone X. All five cases riff off the “flavored” colors of the lat
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Requiem For The AirPort Base Station: A Testament To Everything Apple Was And Isn’t Anymore
Somewhere in my basement I have an original graphite AirPort Base Station. It’s one of the few non-working Apple products I couldn’t bring myself to recycle, and the reason is two-fold. One, it’s one of Apple’s best designs. In an age where routers w
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The Best Calculator Apps For The IPhone And IPad
Believe it or not, Apple still does not support the iPad with its basic Calculator app. And as much as nerds love their calculator watches, there’s no support for Apple Watch, either. If you want advanced features like graphing or unit conversion, yo
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Google One Is The Value-driven Online Storage Locker I Want ICloud To Be
As I write this, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is right around the corner, and we all have our lists of things we’re hoping to see: better Siri, a modular Mac, a cheaper HomePod, Face ID on the iPad Pro. But there’s one product in desperate
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Aurvana Trio In-ear Headphone: These Balanced-armature Headphones Are A Solid Sonic Value
Creative Technology’s Aurvana Trio balanced-armature, in-ear monitors are a strong value, offering features you typically won’t find in a pair of headphones selling for $150. Creative bills them as audiophile quality with a hybrid triple-driver syste
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Omnicharge Omni 20 Usb-c Battery Pack: Fast Charger Can Handle Two Laptops At Once
There’s nothing on the market like the Omni 20 USB-C, a sturdy and well-designed charging pack that has a 73 watt-hour (Wh)/20100 millampere-hour (mAh) capacity. Unfortunately, its particular set of features mean it works best for a specific set of u
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