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Numbers 5 for Mac review: Inching closer to being a more full-featured spreadsheet app

Numbers for Mac has always occupied an awkward position. It’s not powerful enough to replace Excel or Google Sheets for many business purposes, and it’s designed partly to be an interaction, quantitative-information presentation tool. Numbers for iOS had even more of a bias towards presentation until the latest update brought it a little more … [Read more...]

The best note-taking apps for the iPad and Apple Pencil

With the new 9.7-inch iPad, the Apple Pencil at last comes to the masses. Apple’s recent push to get its scrappy tablet back in schools means you no longer how to shell out mountains of cash if you want to use the iPad like a digital legal pad, and that’s good news for all of us regardless of whether we’re in boardrooms or third-grade history … [Read more...]

DarbeeVision DVP-5000S video processor review: A clever, but pricey fidelity upgrade for 1080p video

The DVP-5000S sits between your HDMI source and display and uses a stereoscopic processing trick to create greater apparent detail in 1080p and lower-resolution video. … [Read more...]

iOS apps that need to be on the Mac

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has a great track record of reporting Apple scoops, wrote a few months ago that Apple was working on a new approach to app development that would let developers “design a single application that works with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it’s running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on … [Read more...]

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, April 11 at 11 a.m. Pacific

The Mac Pro is coming in 2019. Rumors of a three-lens camera system and other iPhone news. What’s it like for an adult to use Swift Playground to learn how to code? We also feature your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 600.Watch us live The Macworld Podcast … [Read more...]

Buy iTunes gift cards for 15% off, then buy discounted movies on iTunes

PayPal has gotten rather fond of discounting iTunes gift cards over the last couple of months, to the point that it barely even counts as news anymore. But if you’re out of the loop, you should know that PayPal is offering $100 iTunes gift cards for 15 percent off through eBay today, which brings your overall price down to a more palatable $85. Act … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation adaptation gets a straight-to-series deal

Updated 4/10/18: Deadline reports that Apple has landed a straight-to-series deal for a TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation science fiction books.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 … [Read more...]

How to check if Facebook shared your personal info with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here's how to tell if you were affected. … [Read more...]

The Anker charger that brings Amazon’s Alexa into your car has never been cheaper

Car chargers are essential for keeping your phone powered up during busy days. They’re a boring, necessary accessory that get the job done, but usually don’t spice up the drive. Not Anker’s Roav Viva. This car charger is compatible with the Alexa smart assistant found in the heart of Amazon Echo, and you can get it right now for $40 on Amazon, … [Read more...]

Unfixable: The terminal nature of iOS problems

The Macalope isn’t sure why every Apple problem has to be existential in nature, but rest assured that someone somewhere will declare that they each are, from failure to prep a Mac Pro in a reasonable amount of time to discontinuing iPod socks.Writing for ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says “I don't think Apple can fix the iOS mess it's created.” … [Read more...]

Intel Inside: The CPUs Apple could stuff in the next MacBooks

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With Intel’s introduction of its 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs on Tuesday, it’s again that time of the year when the reality TV show called MacBook gets to act as a romance-seeking laptop looking for new internals.While the future of the MacBook could see a marriage with an Apple-made ARM processor, the immediate future of the MacBook sees the … [Read more...]

How a custom processor could make Apple’s MacBooks exciting again

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It’s been a long while since Mac users had reason to get excited over a new chip. It’s not that Intel isn’t packing heat—just yesterday the first round of Coffee Lake laptop chips were unveiled with six cores and the promise of 5GHz speeds—but ever since Apple transitioned to x86 processors, cores and clock speeds don’t mean quite as much to the … [Read more...]

Why the next Mac processor transition won’t be like the last two

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This week’s report from Bloomberg that Apple is planning on moving the Mac to its own chips starting in 2020 is the culmination of years of growing speculation about the future of the Mac. I’ve been impressed by Apple’s use of ARM chips in new Macs while being skeptical about the prospects of a full transition.To read this article in full, please … [Read more...]

Fiio X7 Mark II review: You can swap out the amplifier in this Android-based high-res audio player

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The Fiio X7 Mark II’s modular architecture, apps, and sweet sound make this a great choice for serious music lovers who want an Andriod-based hi-res audio player. … [Read more...]

iOS 11.4: First beta released with Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2

Updated 04/03/18: Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 1 to the public, a day after the developer release.iOS 11.3 was released on March 29 after more than two months of beta testing. It added several new features, including battery health and performance settings, four new Animojis, Business Chat and Health Records betas, and a bit upgrade to … [Read more...]

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific

Macworld’s Leif Johnson has been using the new iPad for the past week. What does he think so far? Bloomberg says that Apple may use its own processors in Macs starting in 2020. Apple has released a beta of iOS 11.4. We also feature your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, … [Read more...]

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