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Amazon’s Echo Show is $70 off today—and you don’t need to buy two

When it comes to smart speakers, Amazon’s Echo Show is one of the best on the market, and right now you can get one for $159.99, $70 off its retail price and about $44 off its average price. Powered by Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant, this speaker gives you access to everything from weather forecasts to audiobooks all in one central voice-activated … [Read more...]

What to do when Time Machine says a verification failed

I’ve been a Time Machine skeptic for many years, even though I’ve used it at times (though not lately), and have been writing about how to use it better and control it for that same length of time. That’s because Time Machine lacks much in the way of solving problems when things go wrong. Apple chose that approach for simplicity, but it leaves … [Read more...]

Is iCloud required when you upgrade to iOS 11?

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Apple certainly encourages iOS and macOS users to take advantage of its iCloud services, which vary in cost. A lot of the services rely on iCloud storage, and they’re free…until you exceed the paltry 5GB of included service, at which point you pay monthly from $1 for 50GB to $10 for 1TB.That’s not a terrible lot, but 5GB doesn’t even cover the … [Read more...]

5 ways the Galaxy S9 might be better than iPhone X

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In case you haven’t read a single headline this week, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ made their debut and that can only mean one thing: iPhone X has its first true competitor. With a top-of-the-line chip, vastly improved camera, new biometrics, and, yes, animated emoji, the Galaxy S9 is already a strong contender for phone of the year, even if its … [Read more...]

The 10 Mac games you need to play from February 2018

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February's Mac gamesImage by Milkstone StudiosOn the hunt for a fresh and exciting game to play this month? Luckily, there’s always something new worth checking out in the world of Mac games, and we’ve put together our picks for the 10 biggest and most interesting-looking titles released in February 2018.To read this article in full, please click … [Read more...]

Lux Kono smart thermostat review: Low-priced and well-connected, but light on advanced features

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This is essentially a reboot of the Lux Geo in a smaller package with a swappable faceplate. … [Read more...]

Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

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There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one. … [Read more...]

9.7-inch iPad deals: Costco and Best Buy drop prices by 30% and 14%

If you’ve been wanting one of last year’s regular iPads, today’s a good day to pick one up. Both Costco and Best Buy are offering some impressive deals on last year’s 128GB iPad with Wi-Fi, but Costco in particular is offering what looks like the best deal on Apple’s signature tablet.It’s Costco, so unfortunately you’ll have to be a member to take … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Apple has ordered a thriller series produced by M. Night Shyamalan

Updated 02/27/18: A report from Variety says that Apple has ordered a ten-episode series of a thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan.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 … [Read more...]

One day we may buy AppleCare for our bodies, not just our iPhones

Apple’s next big thing might not be something you can wear, drive, or even touch. It might be your body itself.According to a report by CNBC, Apple will be launching a group of health clinics in Santa Clara County called AC Wellness. The initiative will initially be limited to employees and their families when it launches this spring.Why this … [Read more...]

How to set offline access for Safari’s Reading List feature

Macworld reader Gavin, was on a cruise with his wife when she asked him, an IT professional, for help getting Safari’s Reading List to work offline, as they had no internet connectivity. She’d saved articles to it to read later. (I know: someone saved articles to read later and then actually tried to read those articles later. It happens! Even to … [Read more...]

Magic tricks: The appearing competitor trick

Trust the Macalope when he says that today he brings you a trick that will amaze you! By the end of this column, you will question the very fabric of reality!Writing for TechCrunch, John Biggs is here to tell us how well the Apple Watch is doing. So well, in fact, that it’s destroying the Swiss watch industry.(Let’s hold off on the headline for a … [Read more...]

HomePod’s biggest problem isn’t Siri, it’s that it’s too much like the original iPod

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If you watched the Grammy Awards, you saw a lot of Bruno Mars, a lot of Kendrick Lamar, and a lot of HomePod. Apple’s new smart speaker was featured in several 15-second ad spots throughout the show, none more prominent than the one that immediately followed Lamar’s show-opening performance.The spot featured audio of Lamar singing “I got loyalty” … [Read more...]

The 10 Mac games you need to play from January 2018

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January's Mac gamesImage by Matt Makes GamesIf it’s still cold and miserable outside where you live, then you might be looking for fun things to do indoors. And even if the weather is tolerable, why not find a fun new game to play on your Mac? January didn’t bring a huge heap of major releases to Mac, but luckily, there are some critically … [Read more...]

Best TV streaming service: SlingTV vs Hulu vs PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

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Is SlingTV better than Hulu, or should cord cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and one rises to the top. … [Read more...]

PlayStation Vue review: For those who want it all

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Sony's streaming TV bundle has all the features and channels you might want, but it's hardly the cheapest or most interesting option. … [Read more...]

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