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10 Father’s Day gift ideas for the Apple-loving dad

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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + CellularImage by AppleYeah, we know, we recommended this watch for mom, too. But hey, the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular is a great wearable for mom and dad. The built-in LTE lets dad call or text you, mom, or anyone else, and you don’t need the iPhone nearby. If dad likes to work out, he can use the activity tracker … [Read more...]

Would Apple ever make a convertible MacBook?

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We’ve heard it straight from Apple: macOS and iOS aren’t merging together. Instead, Apple is going to bring the iOS app platform to the Mac in 2019. The result will likely be a macOS platform that’s still the Mac, but with a much heavier influence from iOS.Last week I suggested that this makes me question the long-term viability of the Mac, but … [Read more...]

Libratone Track+ wireless headphone review: Automated adaptive noise cancelling done right

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You choose how much of the world to let in or keep out, or have the headphones do it for you automatically based on your surroundings and motion. … [Read more...]

Want a HomePod? Best Buy’s $50 price drop makes it a more appealing purchase

The HomePod may not have been everything we wanted it to be, but there’s no real denying that it’s one of the best sounding smart speakers we’ve heard. Even though it’s missing a few features we’d love, its appeal goes up further with every price drop. And wouldn’t you know, Best Buy is currently selling the HomePod for $50 off, which brings the … [Read more...]

Best Father’s Day gifts for tech enthusiasts

C'mon. He's a dadImage by Moncherie/Getty ImagesWe’ve buried ourselves in voluminous research. We’ve conducted countless surveys in order to prepare for today’s mission: Naming the perfect Father’s Day gifts for tech-enthusiast dads.So brace yourself for nine awesome suggestions, and then brace yourselves for embraces from happy fathers. It’s time … [Read more...]

How to use Bedtime Mode for Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

You wake up in the middle of the night and pick up your phone to quickly glance at the time...and you spend the next 30 minutes glued to it. We’ve all been there. Sure, you enabled Do Not Disturb so that your notifications come in silently, but now the display's bright light and the lock screen’s string of notifications are practically begging you … [Read more...]

Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

Since it’s been several days without an iPhone rumor, DigiTimes has piped up with what purports to be a 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,” replacing the nearly six-year-old Lightning port.In that time between Lightning’s arrival in 2012 … [Read more...]

The unmerry-go-round: Repeating Apple rumors

As we approach the end of the second quarter of 2018, it’s nice to look back at all that nonsense about iPhone order cuts from the first quarter and be glad that’s all in the rear-view mirror.Yes, looks like it’s time for The Macalope to lean back and take a looong drink of water as he opens up his browser to read the headlines of the day…“Apple, … [Read more...]

VTech VC931 HD Pan and Tilt Home Monitoring Camera review: Solid security at an affordable price

It lacks some sexier features, but it has nearly all the ones that matter most. … [Read more...]

How Messages in the Cloud protects SMS (and how it doesn’t)

Apple recently released the long-awaited Messages in the Cloud feature through updates to iOS and macOS, and Macworld provided a how-to guide to enable it on your devices, and some warnings about the time it takes for your devices to upload all the cached messages they maintain.Macworld reader Lowell had a few questions that aren’t on the how-to … [Read more...]

You can grab the awesome Amazon Echo Show for its lowest price ever today

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Amazon's Echo Show is one of our favorite smart speakers, to the point that we described it as "the most capable mainstream smart home assistant on the market" in our 4-star review. And right now you can snag all its smarts and functionality for a killer deal on Amazon—the Echo Show is just $150, down from a list price of $230 and good for the … [Read more...]

13 hidden features of iOS 12 worth getting excited about

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It looks like iOS 12 may shape up to be one of Apple’s best releases in years. It’s not a complete overhaul of the iOS ecosystem, but rather a welcome refinement on iOS 11. It takes the big steps from the iPhone X and iOS 11—like Animoji and ARKit—and extends them in ways that make them truly useful.We’ve got a list of all the big iOS 12 features, … [Read more...]

Arbor Instant Video Doorbell review: There are some great features here, but it needs work

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The Arbor Instant Video Doorbell is a welcome addition to the battery-powered video doorbell market, but focus on its performance and not the company's inflated claims. … [Read more...]

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. Pacific

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Apple had its big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote last Monday. What did you think about the announcements to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS? We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 608.Watch us live The … [Read more...]

Get a tough MacBook backpack with lots of pockets for just $36 on Amazon

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Laptop bags can be expensive, to the point that buying one sometimes feels just as expensive as the pricey piece of hardware you plan on stuffing in it. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. If you’re looking for a bag on a budget, right now Amazon is selling the Timbuk2 Parkside Laptop Backpack for a cool 48 percent off.To read this article … [Read more...]

Which devices support iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave?

The big WWDC 2018 keynote is over, and Apple spent the entire time focusing exclusively on its new operating systems. If you missed it, here’s a list of all the nifty stuff announced.All the new operating systems—iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave—are expected to be released this fall (in September, if history is any indication). They’re … [Read more...]

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