Let’s face it: The iPhone XS Max is the new iPad mini


Let us pity them—the sad, devoted lovers of the iPad mini. In the wake of every Apple iPad event since 2015, you can find them frowning in the crowds or, later, rushing to Reddit to weep in collective misery at the absence of their beloved device’s Fifth Coming.But I say there’s no cause for all that melodrama. I say Apple has already given us the … [Read more...]

Epic Games cuts the once-loved ‘Infinity Blade’ series from the App Store


And just like that, the Infinity Blade games are gone. Yesterday Infinity Blade and Fortnite maker Epic Games stripped them from the iOS App Store, claiming that “it has become increasingly difficult for our team to support the Infinity Blade series at a level that meets our standards.”So much for infinity.You can’t buy the games anymore, but if … [Read more...]

Save up to $140 on the new MacBook Air at Amazon

Amazon is selling the latest 128GB MacBook Air for just $1,059, which amounts to $140 (or 12 percent off) the regular retail price of $1,199. You can only get it at this price in silver, but fortunately the space gray model is also on sale for an agreeable $1,069.Not bad. If Amazon had chopped the price down just $60 or $70, that’d be how much it’d … [Read more...]

Looking for a great gift? Amazon is selling the new iPad for as little as $289

If you’re looking for a great holiday gift, consider the 2018 9.7-inch iPad. Amazon is currently selling multiple models of the popular tablet with discounts ranging from $30 to $40 off, which means you can walk away with the starter 32GB model with Wi-Fi for as little as $289 (down from $329).If you need more storage, you can pick up the 128GB … [Read more...]

Apple slashes MacBook prices by up to $300 on Amazon

Apple now sells its own products on Amazon (to the eventual dismay of third-party sellers), and much to my personal surprise, we’re already seeing some fine deals on MacBooks on Amazon as a result. Nor are these the scrimpy non-deals you’ll usually find on Apple’s own site. Today for instance, you can get the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro for an … [Read more...]

Today only, save up to $1,400 on souped-up 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros

If you've been holding out for Black Friday to score a deal on a powerful MacBook, you'd be wise to head over to B&H Photo. Today only, the retailer is knocking up to $1,400 off two high-end configurations of the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. This is a bit of a steal considering the power and storage involved, and in both cases these … [Read more...]

8 ways the Apple Pencil 2 is better than the original


Provided you ignored the awful charging process, the Apple Pencil was a marvel of design—a stylus that looked, felt, and wrote much like an actual pen or pencil. That’s not to say it didn’t need some improvements (as we outlined in a wishlist earlier this month), but adding them seem to run the risk of overcomplicating the simple elegance that made … [Read more...]

Save $200 on the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro today

The 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is still is only a couple of months old, but fortunately we’re already seeing a couple of good deals for it. Today at B&H, for example, you can find Apple’s latest powerhouse MacBook Pro available for $200 offRemove non-product link, which means you’ll pay only $2,199.99 rather than $2,399.99. You can … [Read more...]

The iPhone XS Max is making me neglect my iPad

Leif Johnson I haven’t used my iPad Pro in days. In fact, I kind of forgot it existed, as last week I guiltily realized I’d buried my longtime daily writing companion under a pile of papers as though it were a random piece of trash.But the guilt passed quickly. Within seconds my attention had already turned back to my new iPhone XS Max, a device … [Read more...]

Grab this leather Apple Watch band for less than $5

Leather Apple Watch bands don’t have to cost a fortune, particularly if you get them from a brand besides Hermès. Consider, for instance, this gray Apple Watch band from Top4cus on Amazon. If you enter the code XMIK7F5E at checkout, you get either the 42/44mm or 38/40mm version for just $4.20. Not bad, considering it normally sells for $14.00.To … [Read more...]

Get a leather 42/44mm Apple Watch band for just $5

I’m a big fan of the sport bands that typically come with the Apple Watch, but there are times when I’d prefer to wear something a bit more elegant. That’s why this Amazon deal on a black leather 42mm/44mm Apple Watch band from Covery caught my eye. It normally sells for $9.99, but you can get it for just $4.99 when you enter the code Y4CDN622 at … [Read more...]

MacOS Mojave: How to customize and markup screenshots and screen recordings

Apple insists that iOS and macOS will never morph into the same digital beast, but at least it’s increasingly willing to share the most useful features between each platform.Consider, for instance, the ability to markup screenshots in iOS 11. It quickly became one of our favorite tools on the iPhone, as you could quickly circle or highlight … [Read more...]

Get a HomePod for $50 off at Costco today

Luckily for all of us, the HomePod is no longer quite the disappointment it once was. Plug it in today, and you’ll find that it can make calls, announce your calendar appointments for the day, identify songs by their lyrics, and more. And, of course, it sounds great. It’s now a little easier to justifying paying the price Apple expects. That also … [Read more...]

Snag Apple’s AirPods for the lowest price we’ve ever seen

Apple’s AirPods are awesome, and today you can get them (and many other products) for 15 percent off today at Rakuten. Just enter the code SAVE15 when you check out with a free Rakuten account, and you can walk away with the popular Bluetooth true wireless earbuds for just $127.50Remove non-product link (down from $159).To read this article in … [Read more...]

Best Buy slashes HomePod prices by $50 to $71

Look, the HomePod may not have been what a lot of us wanted it to be, but the fact remains that it’s a fantastic speaker. As we see it, it’s appeal goes up every time its price goes down, and right now Best Buy is offering them for just $300Remove non-product link, down $50 from the usual retail price.To read this article in full, please click here … [Read more...]

Yes, Pokémon Go works for weight loss, but don’t get too caught up in catching ‘em all


This is part of a series on losing 60 pounds with the help of the Apple’s products and associated apps and accessories. I’m currently 19 pounds down since July 25.I like to feel like I’m doing something when I’m exercising. Oh, I know: The very fact that I’m out moving my legs technically means I’m working toward some far-flung a weight loss goal, … [Read more...]

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