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Five products Apple needs to put to rest

Throughout much of its early life, Apple made printers. They were pretty good! Hell, the original LaserWriter was a groundbreaking advancement in home desktop publishing. Eventually, third-party printers with razor-thin profit margins flooded the market, and they worked fine with Macs, so it became a fool’s errand for Apple to continue trying to … [Read more...]

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific

Will Spotify’s new features keep Apple Music at bay? Which Apple product should the company put to rest? 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 602.Watch us live The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the … [Read more...]

Apple releases updates for iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra

Apple on Tuesday released updates to iOS and macOS High Sierra that patches a few security holes. The macOS High Sierra update (which retains a version number of 10.13.4) only contains security patches. The iOS 11.3.1 update also addresses an issue where touch input didn’t work on iPhone 8 models that were repairs using “non-genuine replacement … [Read more...]

Get a new MacBook Pro for $265 off with Best Buy’s one-day sale

Best Buy is having another one of its impressive one-day sales today, and among the smaller offerings you’ll find a few great deals on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar and last year’s 9.7-inch iPad. The MacBook Pro deal is the most impressive as it lets you knock off either $250 or $265 off the list price, while the iPad deal … [Read more...]

5 reasons to switch from Spotify Premium to its new free tier (and 5 reasons not to)

Spotify has taken the wraps off its new mobile app, which includes a major upgrade to the streaming service's free tier. Here's why Premium users might want to give it a listen. … [Read more...]

Anker’s water-resistant SoundCore 2 is just $30, the lowest price yet for this Bluetooth speaker

An indoor/outdoor portable speaker lets you take your tunes with you wherever you wander, and right now, you can get Anker’s SoundCore 2 for $30 on Amazon, down from its usual $42. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for this popular Bluetooth speaker.To read this article in full, please click here … [Read more...]

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for PC and Mac gets a rare 40 percent discount

We loved Adobe's Photoshop Elements 2018 and its helpful automatic, guided features when we reviewed the popular photo editing suite last October. But even though it's a great program, that $100 price tag tends to keep people away. Today, however, Amazon and B&H Photo Video have Photoshop Elements 2018 on sale for $60, a savings of 40 … [Read more...]

macOS High Sierra: Why you can’t format an internal SSD with HFS+ format

I’ve written quite a bit about the not-quite-so-new Apple File System (APFS) format that Apple adopted for both iOS and—with macOS 10.13 High Sierra—for SSDs that are a Mac's boot volume. While questions have largely tapered off in recent weeks after a spate of issues with Time Machine, APFS, and external drives, people are clearly still wrestling … [Read more...]

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...]

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