MacWorld8 min read
Tim Cook On Apple’s Values, Regulation, Excessive Phone Use, Health, And More
Tim Cook is not one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2019. Nonetheless, as a three-time honoree of that list, he was invited to be interviewed by Nancy Gibbs at the Time 100 Summit. As expected, Cook didn’t reveal any details about new produc
MacWorld4 min read
Spotlight: Don’t Take Your Mac’s Powerful Search Engine For Granted
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 15 years since Apple first announced Spotlight as a banner feature of Mac OS X Tiger. In fact, Spotlight has been around so long that I suspect that most Mac users take it for granted, not entirely understan
MacWorld4 min read
The Mac Is Becoming More Like IOS—and I Think I Like It
I fell in love with the Mac nearly 30 years ago, in the fall of 1989. It’s been the center of my tech world ever since, and I’ve been writing about it professionally for 25 years. And yet these past months, I’ve noticed something strange creeping int
MacWorld2 min read
Apple Q2 2019 Results: IPhone Sales Fell, But Just About Everything Else Is Thriving
IPhone sales might be leveling off, but Apple is doing just fine. Apple on Tuesday announced its second quarter results for 2019, and it’s clear that the shift in it business model is in full swing. While Apple still posted revenue of $58 billion, iP
MacWorld4 min read
Three Ways Apple’s Own Marzipan Apps Can Benefit MacOS
As the Nobel Prize laureate once sang, “The times, they are a-changin’.” 2019 is a big year for Apple, and at the forefront of the questions circling around the company is the future of macOS. Last year’s demonstration of “Marzipan” technology—lettin
MacWorld5 min read
21.5-inch 3.0ghz 6-core Core I5 iMac (2019): New All-in-one Stands Out In Multi-core Performance
Apple seems to have settled into a groove with a two-year update cycle for the iMac. The latest iteration of the company’s all-in-one desktop computer comes nearly two years after the previous release—and the 2017 iMac came two years after its predec
MacWorld2 min read
How To Find And Clean What’s Eating Up Your Mac’s Disk Storage
MacOS can act in mysterious ways, and it can be difficult from either the Finder or through Apple Menu → About This Mac → Storage view to figure out exactly what is eating up your disk storage. Especially on external drives, which the Storage display
MacWorld5 min read
Mission Workshop Rhake Vx Weatherproof Laptop Backpack: The Perfect Bag For A Rainy Day
The Rhake Weatherproof Laptop Backpack from Mission Workshop entered my life during one of the wettest weeks in months, so of course I subjected the 22-liter rolltop bag to a trial by flooding. I tossed in my expensive 15-inch MacBook Pro along with
MacWorld6 min read
The Best Tips And Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Your HomePod
The HomePod is enjoying a bit of a resurgence now that Apple has slashed the price by $50, and I suspect a lot of you are wondering what you can do with Apple’s essentially buttonless smart speaker. Let’s get this out of the way: No, it still doesn’t
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Hot Stuff
The Arlo Ultra offers 4K video with HDR, a 180-degree field of view, color night vision, automatic zooming and tracking, and an integrated 100-lumen LED spotlight. There’s also a pair of noise-cancelling microphones and a siren built into the camera.
MacWorld7 min read
KEF LSX: These Small But Mighty Wireless Speakers Deliver Sound Quality Way Above Their Size Class
Founded in 1961, KEF is a well-known, high-end British speaker brand with many outstanding products to its credit. These days, small wireless speakers are all the rage, and KEF has embraced that market with several models, including the new LSX. Let’
MacWorld5 min read
What Apple Can Learn From The IPhone XR’s Success
Apple no longer breaks down iPhone sales by model, so we have to rely on third-party data to see which models are selling best. During its earnings call in February, Apple only said that the iPhone XR was its most popular model, but didn’t give any i
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i: Gorgeous Headphones With Great Active Noise Cancellation
The high-end Danish speaker maker Bang & Olufsen, affectionately known by its initials B&O, has long been known for building audio and video components sporting stylish, striking designs that command very high prices. Hit hard by the 2008 economic cr
MacWorld6 min read
What We Might Expect From Apple’s A13 Chip
We’re still a long way away from hearing anything official about Apple’s next system-on-a-chip. The A13 is likely to be unveiled in September, along with the new iPhones it will power. But the design, manufacture, and testing of these chips takes yea
MacWorld7 min read
Mac 911
Apple’s AirDrop feature first appeared in 2011 for transferring files and other kinds of information. It first worked only intra-platform: from iOS to iOS and macOS to macOS. Later versions could cross between iOS and macOS. It’s useful for your own
MacWorld2 min read
How To See Your True Cellular Signal Strength With The Field Test App
Sometimes you have two bars but can’t load any webpages. Sometimes you have four bars, but your friend with a different phone on the same network has only two. We’ve become reliant on signal bars to tell us how strong our cellular connection is, but
MacWorld4 min read
Shure SE535-V+BT1 Bluetooth Earphones: You’ll Be Hard-pressed To Find A Better Sounding Earphones
Let’s not beat around the bush: $400 is, for most of us, an insane amount of money to spend on a pair of Bluetooth earphones. For that price, they’d best sound significantly better than anything else you’ve ever jammed into your skull, excluding earb
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Apple Plays Strong Privacy Card In Battle With Parental Control Apps, But Offers Few Solutions
It took 12 versions of iOS to finally get parental controls and screen time tracking, but some people still aren’t happy about it. According to a report in The New York Times Saturday, numerous developers of time monitoring apps complained that Apple
MacWorld4 min read
How To Play PS4 Games On Your IPhone With PS4 Remote Play
You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone with Sony’s official PS4 Remote Play app! You’ve been able to stream games for years with the unofficial R-Play app, but we’re happy to see official support from Sony itself. And for free! Just don’
MacWorld5 min read
iPAD AIR (2019): APPLE FINDS THE SWEET SPOT
Apple’s new iPad Pros are high-end tablet marvels, with a new slim-bezel design, Face ID, crazy-fast A12X chip, and new wireless Apple Pencil. But when Apple introduced the overhauled third-generation models, it also blew up the price. The old 10.5-i
MacWorld4 min read
Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case For 12.9-inch iPad Pro: An iPad Keyboard Fit For A Macbook
When I reviewed last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I praised its power but remained skeptical that it could take the place of a MacBook. Logitech seems to have taken such concerns as a challenge in designing the Slim Folio Pro for the 2018 11- and 12.9-
MacWorld2 min read
Ravpower Alpha Series Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad: The Price Is Right
The $30 RavPower Alpha Series Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad is a small, black, puck-shaped device, made of plastic, and sporting a rubber ring around its top surface. That rubber helps keep your smartphone in place while charging, so an accidenta
MacWorld2 min read
5 GREAT iOS GAMES FROM THE PAST MONTH
Technically The Elder Scrolls: Blades is only in early access, but considering that developer Bethesda claims that well over a million people have already accessed it early, there’s no reason why it can’t included here. If you’re looking for Skyrim o
MacWorld3 min read
It’s About Time For A Mac With A Touch Interface
A house divided against itself cannot stand. But with its dual stewardship of macOS and iOS devices, Apple is in some ways a house divided into two different ideas of what a computer should be. (And that’s without even getting to a semantic argument
MacWorld5 min read
iPAD MINI (2019) REVIEW: PETITE, PORTABLE POWER
Apple has a reputation for forcing change on us right when we’ve gotten comfortable with its designs. Sure, we often resist (and sometimes Apple is wrong), but more often than not the Cupertino company proves that breaking out of our comfort zones le
MacWorld4 min read
Apple Needs To Get Into The Folding Game And Save Us From Years Of Bad Phones
Samsung just took the wraps off its latest Galaxy S10 phones. When I first heard that Samsung was making a folding phone, I was excited. The idea that a phone could turn into a tablet intrigued me, and I closely followed the development of Samsung’s
MacWorld4 min read
What Apple Can Do To Take Apple Pay To The Next Level
Oftentimes, new technologies can seem like solutions in search of problems. And while Apple isn’t above those kinds of moves, it also often finds itself ahead of the curve, pushing technologies with a lot of potential before the world at large is rea
MacWorld2 min read
How IOS’s Wi-Fi Assist Works And How It Can Affect Your Cellular Bill
Added in iOS 9, Wi-Fi Assist recognizes when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, but have a poor or erratic signal. When this happens, Wi-Fi Assist kicks over automatically to cellular for foreground apps to keep data flowing. This feature is enable
MacWorld4 min read
GAMEVICE: A GOOD iPHONE GAME CONTROLLER, BUT NOT FOR FORTNITE
Hook up any latter-day iPhone to the Gamevice and you’ll wind up with a device that looks a lot like a Nintendo Switch. An iPhone XS Max in particular does a good job of masquerading as the Switch’s expansive central touchscreen. The Gamevice control
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