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Siri and Spotify is nice and all, but here‘s why Apple should let us customize iOS default apps

iOS 13 is just a few weeks away, and Spotify fans might be in for a treat. Thanks to the launch of SiriKit, The Information reports that the Apple Music competitor is in talks with Apple to let users control Spotify music playback with Siri without jumping through any AirPlay hoops, which could change iOS in a big way.But I say, why stop there? On Thursday,9to5Mac‘s Ben Lovejoy responded with a strong editorial arguing that Apple should

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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How to get a Safari password to save it in a password manager

Apple has been a fantastic promoter of better password security by suggesting strong passwords and auto-filling them in Safari for macOS and iOS. These passwords are long, complex, automatically stored, stored securely, and-if you have iCloud Keychain-synchronized across all your devices linked to the same iCloud account that also have iCloud Keychain enabled.However, there‘s one small flaw: Third-party password managers in Safari for ma

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Traveling with Apple tech: What soars, what falls flat

Travel has a way of opening your eyes to new possibilities. For the last three weeks, I‘ve been away from home, spending time in a few European countries. During this trip, I found myself thinking about the different ways that we use technology when we‘re outside of our daily routine, and how it brings to light not only things that work well, but also the areas where there‘s still a decent amount of friction.As I‘ve bee

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Deep Sentinel Home Security review: More than just cameras that document crime, this system actively deters it

Real people monitor these security cameras on your behalf, and they‘ll let any potential intruder know they‘re being watched.

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Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious software

Macs may be a far less tempting target for malware and viruses, but they‘re not immune from attack. Even if you don‘t care about adware or being used as a means to infect users on other platforms, it‘s still possible to fall victim to ransomware, password theft, or stolen iPhone backups.To read this article in full, please click here

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iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Apple releases Public Beta 6

Apple‘s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It‘s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It looks to be a doozy.Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 will bring to your iPhone and iPad when it releases this fall, along with details ab

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Apple‘s event calendar: When is the next Apple event?

Updated 08/15/19: Apple is expected to announce new iPhones and a new Apple Watch in September, likely on September 10 or 11.Apple doesn‘t often participate in big industry-wide events like CES or E3. The most valuable company in the world holds itsown events, thank you very much. Several times a year, Apple invites the press and industry professionals out to a theater to hear all about its latest products and services. Apple calls these

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iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Apple releases Developer Beta 7

Apple‘s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It‘s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It looks to be a doozy.Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 will bring to your iPhone and iPad when it releases this fall, along with details ab

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How Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore

Time Machine is an archive rather than a backup, because it retains multiple versions of files as you change them. That‘s useful, because if you‘re editing an image, a word-processing file, or another document, you can use Time Machine to restore a version before you made certain changes.It always maintains at least one copy of every file, no matter how many times it‘s revised, and if Time Machine has just a single version, i

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8 ways the iMac changed computing

Editor‘s note: 21 years ago today, Apple officially released the iMac. To commemorate the anniversary, we are reposting this article that originally appeared on the iMac‘s tenth anniversary on August 15, 2008.The iMac made an instant impression when Apple first unveiled it in May 1998. But it didn‘t start to really shake things up unitl it began to ship-which happened on August 15, 1998. Arguably the most influential desktop

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Google Assistant can now remind other people to do things you don‘t want to do

Google is rolling out a new Assistant feature called assignable reminders, which allows you to tell other people in your family to do things.

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Apple Card, iPhone and iPad rumors, your hot takes, and more

Got an Apple Card? Then don‘t lose your iPhone. Will the iPhone go pro? Will the iPad Pro get a three-lens camera? And if it does, why? And your hot takes! That‘s all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.This is episode 663 with Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Michael Simon.Listen to episode 663 News Here are articles for more information on the news we talked about on the show.To read this article in full, please click here

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Understanding how Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore

Time Machine is an archive rather than a backup, because it retains multiple versions of files as you change them. That‘s useful, because if you‘re editing an image, a word-processing file, or another document, you can use Time Machine to restore a version before you made certain changes.It always maintains at least one copy of every file, no matter how many times it‘s revised, and if Time Machine has just a single version, i

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Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV review: This bargain bias lighting strip is a little too cool

This popular LED light strip is easy to install and boasts a variety of colors and light modes, but its color temperature leaves something to be desired.

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The MediaLight bias TV lighting review: Subtle bias lighting designed for videophiles

The MediaLight bias lighting strips are designed for discriminating viewers who want to enhance their TV‘s visuals while preserving the integrity of the original image.

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Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting review: A nice range of bias lighting colors for your TV, but no ‘true‘ white mode

If you‘re looking for a moderately priced, multi-colored bias lighting strip for the back of your TV, the Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting strip makes for a solid choice.

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Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias light uses a camera to sync with your TV screen

If you want more from your TV bias lights than a subtle glow that boosts contrast and eases eye strain, this responsive LED light strip from Govee is worth a try.

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iOS 13: How to use the QuickPath swipe keyboard

With iOS 13 and the new QuickPath feature, the iPhone finally has a native version of the ‘swipe‘ keyboards that have been popular on Android devices for almost a decade. You could previously use such keyboards on iOS if you installed a third-party keyboard such as Gboard, SwiftKey,or the discontinued Swype app, but now you no longer have to deal with the occasional hassle of switching keyboards. You can also use QuickPath on the i

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Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

If you‘ve already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

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10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia Shield TV: What I‘d like to see next in the new version

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The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

Read on for reviews of some of the best bias lighting kits we‘ve tested, along with what to look for in bias lighting for a TV.

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The best wireless chargers for iPhone

Beginning with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple added wireless charging to the iPhone. That continues with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.Wireless charging isn‘t always a great substitute for plugging in, but it‘s a very convenient way to keep your phone topped off through most of the day. A wireless charger on your desk means no more plugging and unplugging throughout the day and a full charge when you head home from work. A wireless

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How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity badges

Achievement badges are a funny thing. You know they‘re just a simple little bit of visual flair, they don‘t even do anything, and yet for some reason you just have to collect them. Achievements are great motivators, and the achievement badges for the activity tracking on the Apple Watch have inspired many users to get more exercise.If you want to maximize your badge count, you‘re going to watch to chase down as many activity

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