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Mophie Powerstation XXL review: High capacity, multi-port, Lightning-based power

Mophie’s Powerstation line of portable battery packs have been around for some time, and they’re generally solid (if somewhat expensive) products. Now, the company has versions made exclusively for the Apple Store. What sets these apart is that they recharge using a Lightning port, so you can use your standard iPhone or iPad power adapter and cable … [Read more...]

4 top takeaways from Apple’s boringly brilliant record results

It’s gotten to the point where even some of my colleagues who write about Apple are bored by the company’s quarterly results. Granted, this is the good kind of boring—the best third-quarter results ever, led by overall revenue of $53.3 billion, a 17 percent growth rate. But it does seem like Apple does the same thing almost every quarter: growth, … [Read more...]

Apple posts another monster quarter on back of booming Apple Watch, AirPods sales

Another quarter, another record for Apple. For the three-month period ending June 30, Apple posted its best third-quarter numbers ever, with revenue of $53.3 billion, a 17 percent year-over-year growth. Earnings per share came in at a whopping $2.34, up 40 percent from last year and blowing away analyst estimates of $2.19.Now for the important … [Read more...]

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Apple announced its Q3 2018 results. There are a bunch of new features to explore in the betas of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. Leif talks about his weight-loss project using Apple Watch. Join us with your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 615.Watch us live The Macworld … [Read more...]

iOS 12: Apple makes fifth beta release available to public testers

Updated 07/31/18: Apple has released the fifth beta to public testers. Apple both sets trends and chases them, and iOS 12, unveiled Monday 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 to augmented reality … [Read more...]

MacOS Mojave: Apple releases fourth public beta

Apple next major revision to its Macintosh operating system is called macOS Mojave. The company revealed the update at its 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and it features several user interface improvements to make the experience on the Mac better.In this FAQ, we’ll give you the general details on macOS Mojave: When it will be … [Read more...]

AirPods are now available on Amazon for the lowest price we’ve ever seen

There was a time not too long ago when the very fact that you could find Apple’s AirPods on Amazon counted as news, as the beloved Bluetooth headphones sold out within hours after they appeared. Now, though, we’re starting to see the first noteworthy discounts. Head over to Amazon today, and you can get them for just $144.99, down from the usual … [Read more...]

iPhone 2018 rumors: iOS 12 beta 5 references dual-SIM support

Updated 07/31/18: 9to5Mac found references to dual-SIM devices in iOS 12 beta 5, lending weight to the rumor that at least one of this year's iPhone models will offer dual-SIM capabilities.Now that we’re well into 2018, rumors about the next iPhone have started to pile up. We’ll keep track of everything that’s being said and analyze what seems … [Read more...]

This awesome surge protector with individually controlled outlets is 50% off today

In a home filled with PCs, monitors, and smart speakers, having enough outlets is key. But protecting those plugs is just as important, so if you're looking for a surge protector with lots of control, the Tripp Lite seven-outlet power strip provides individual outlet switches for that very purpose. And right now, it's cheaper than ever at $18, down … [Read more...]

Market sharing: The Apple Watch by the numbers

How exactly do you spin a story about a huge increase in shipments of an Apple product negatively? Let’s find out!Writing for the very nice people and possessed cymbal-banging monkeys over at Business Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton definitely has that “market share is the most important thing ever” BI house style down pat.“The Apple Watch’s … [Read more...]

MacOS: How to change the default app for a file

Back in the pre-Mac OS X and macOS days, Apple’s System 9 and earlier relied on hidden metadata to associate files with apps. File extensions, those bits of text that follow a period at the end of a file (like .doc, .html, or .jpg) were optional, although often used for compatibility with other platforms and with web. On the web, file extensions … [Read more...]

9 iPhone apps for better-looking selfies

Facetune 2 (free, in-app purchases available)Image by Jackie Dove/IDGFacetune 2 is all selfies all the time, and as a specialist in beautifying faces, this app gives you the look you seek, whether it’s a natural expression for a business portrait or a more airbrushed and glamorous shot for friends and family.To read this article in full, please … [Read more...]

Ecobee Switch+ review: This powerful smart light switch is an Amazon Echo in disguise

It’s not perfect, but who wants another hockey puck just to talk to Alexa? … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Jason Momoa cast in lead role of futuristic drama ‘See’

Updated 7/10/18: Jason Momoa has been cast in the lead role for  “futuristic epic world-building” series See, according to Variety.Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it’s still a huge commitment.To read this … [Read more...]

Best wireless routers: Reviews and buying advice

A great wireless router is an essential element of tech life, whether you’re building out a smart home or you just want the best experience streaming music and video at home. We pick the best models here, because even those of us fortunate enough to have ethernet drops in every room have devices—smartphones and tablets, for instance—that depend on … [Read more...]

Got Wi-Fi coverage troubles? Take $50 off one of the best home mesh systems today

If you’ve got a large home, you’ve likely noticed that it’s a hassle to get good Wi-Fi signals in every room. To improve the coverage, you need to good router mesh system. Fortunately, right now Amazon is selling the wonderful Netgear Orbi Home Mesh Wi-Fi System—the compact version—for just #249.48. That’s $50.51 (or 17 percent) off the usual … [Read more...]

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