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It’s time to switch your Mac backups from Time Capsule to Time Machine volumes

The Apple Time Capsule seemed like a great idea when it was unveiled about a decade ago. It was a Time Machine network backup target that also embedded a Wi-Fi gateway and ethernet sharing. Perfection, even if it was a little too expensive: It came with Apple technical support and warranty.But it didn’t play out with the promise it had. An internal … [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...]

Google Home Hub hands on: Is there an Echo in here?

The Google Home Hub isn't just a competitor to the Amazon Echo, it's also one of best smart speakers I've ever seen. … [Read more...]

Google’s new products look great, but they’re still no threat to Apple

Google just announced its suite of new hardware for 2018, including the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones, Pixel Slate tablet, and Home Hub smart display. They look like great products for those who are committed to the Google ecosystem.But there’s nothing about them that should cause Apple to start sweating yet. As impressed as we may be by some … [Read more...]

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific

Apple has made several strong denials about any possibility that the Chinese has hacked the company’s servers. More iPad Pro rumors surface, and Google released some new products. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 625.Watch us live The … [Read more...]

Twitter Poll: Which rumored feature for the new iPad Pro are you most excited about?

Vote in our Twitter poll and leave a comment. We'll discuss the results on the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, October 10, at 10 a.m. Pacific, live on Twitter.(twitter.com)To read this article in full, please click here … [Read more...]

Transfer All of Your iOS Data Between Devices With iMazing 2, Now Just $20 (75% Off)

Upgrading your iPhone can feel refreshing, but your excitement may fade once you have to migrate all of your old files to your new device. Apple lets you back up your old iPhone with iCloud, but it only offers 5GB of free storage, and you’ll have to pay a monthly fee for additional storage. If you want a better method of transferring files between … [Read more...]

GE Lighting’s new C by GE smart lighting starter kit features the Google Home Mini

The $55 kit includes one of C by GE’s Bluetooth smart bulbs pre-paired with a Google Home Mini. … [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...]

Google Home Hub: Top 5 features, and how it stacks up to Echo Show

Google aims to strangle the new Echo Show in its crib, but its new smart display could also cripple hardware partners like JBL and Lenovo. … [Read more...]

How to use Apple’s new re-used password warning to reduce your risk of account hijacking

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The biggest risk when setting a password is when you re-use a password across sites and services. If you do this, you’re multiplying the risk of a breach at one of those services, allowing a cracker to try your account name and password from the breached service at other sites. If any match, they’ve now hijacked your account there, too.A unique … [Read more...]

The Fire TV Stick 4K fixes Amazon’s remote problem

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Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K costs just $50 and adds TV controls to the remote. … [Read more...]

Paragon NTFS for Mac Mojave Edition review: Ready to embrace the dark side

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Insert a thumb drive formatted with Microsoft’s venerable FAT (File Allocation Table) file system into your Mac’s USB port, and you’ll have no problem reading or writing data to that volume, as long as those files are under 4GB in size. Likewise, Microsoft’s newer exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) works equally well on macOS, with maximum file … [Read more...]

Tivoli Audio Andiamo Bluetooth speaker review: Great looks, upscale performance, primo price

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In a market stuffed with me-too products, Tivoli breaks through with a speaker that yells “Look at me!” … [Read more...]

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. Pacific

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We’ll talk about the various reports of different iPhone XS problems. iOS 12.1 is coming soon; what should we expect? We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 624.Watch us live The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 … [Read more...]

Twitter poll: Have you experienced any of the reported problems with your iPhone XS?

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Beautygate, bad wireless, charging problems—have you had any of these problems with your iPhone XS? Let us know in our Twitter poll and we'll discuss the results on the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, October 3, at 10 a.m. Pacific, live on Twitter.(twitter.com)To read this article in full, please click here … [Read more...]

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