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Making a bombastic point: The evil of the iPhone X

Apple has announced a new iPhone so it‘s time to have a very serious discussion about how bad all this technology is in the most over-the-top manner possible. Fortunately, The Chicago Tribune‘s Steve Chapman is on it.‘The iPhone X proves the Unabomber was right.‘ (Tip o‘ the antlers to @JonyIveParody and Jc.)Really. That seems not right at all. But let‘s hear the man out because well, it‘ll probably be

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Macworld‘s October Digital Magazine: Your complete guide to Apple Pay

Every day,Macworldbrings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld magazine.In the October issue The latest issue features our Ultimate Guide to Apple Pay: Everything you need to know, including how to use it on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, and what stores and apps accept it. Also inside you‘ll f

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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: Where to buy Apple‘s latest smartphone

They‘ve arrived: TheiPhone 8 and 8 Plusare now available.Apple has skipped the standard ‘S‘ release and headed straight to prime time with the 8, and there are plenty of new features to make it exciting-including wireless charging, a glass back, and a new TrueTone LCD display.Now that you‘ve had time to drink in all the details, it‘s time to get your own.Apple‘s online storemay seem like the most obvious cho

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iPhone 8: Unboxing the new iPhone

Apple‘s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus started shipping today. They‘re being delivered to anyone who pre-ordered one, and you can also stop by your local Apple store and pick one up.Macworld‘s Leah Yamshon got both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this morning, and she hosted a live unboxing video on Macworld‘s Facebook page and Twitter feed. She showed the phones to the audience, went through the first steps of the setup, tr

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10 great, older games that you can still play on iOS 11

The fun won‘t endImage by VlambeerThis week‘s release of iOS 11 brings a raft of new features and enhancements to iPhones and iPads, but it also does something a bit less pleasant: it makes older, 32-bit apps and games incompatible. Developers have had plenty of time to plan for the firm shift to 64-bit, but loads of older games haven‘t been updated and will no longer be playable on iOS 11 devices.To read this article in full or

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The iPhone 8 has the best smartphone camera, DxOMark says, but iPhone X will probably beat it

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus might be overshadowed by iPhone X, but there are plenty of reasons to skip the hype and buy one: wireless charging, the A11 Bionic chip, True Tone display, that all-glass design. But according to DxOMark, the best reason to pick an iPhone 8 is the camera.The camera experts put the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through their paces and found that they are the two best cameras they have ever tested, leapfrogging the previous

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Got an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Do these 10 things first

Well, you did it. You pulled the trigger on a shiny new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Nice! Before you head out to take a squillion photos or plop it down on your new wireless charging pad, there are a few housekeeping details you should tend to first.1. Back up and restore This isn‘t poor planning, we swear-it‘s a good idea to back up your old phoneafteryou have your new iPhone in hand, so thebackup is as up-to-date as it can possibly be. Y

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Best Buy is selling the Ring Solar Panel for 20

If you have a Ring Stick Up Cam but balked at the extra 50 for the solar charging panel, we‘ve got a weekend project for you. Right now Best Buy has the Ring Solar Panel on sale for 20.The solar panel is an alternative way to power the Ring Stick Up Cam. Without the panel, you have to bring it in every few months to charge it via USB. When we reviewed the Stick Up Cam earlier in September, we liked it as a way to expand the security peri

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Apple TV 4K and tvOS 11: Everything you need to know about Apple‘s digital media streamer

Apple TV has grown up a lot since its iTV days. It‘s not just for iTunes rentals anymore-Apple TV handles just about anything we watch, from House of Cards to Game of Thrones and Major League Baseball games, and now that includes 4K content.Since Apple opened up its tiny streaming box to developers, it‘s gone from fun to indispensable. With an extensive library of apps, Siri support, and a drop-dead simple interface, Apple TV is on

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iOS 11: SMS third-party messaging filtering helps you control spam

iOS 11 now allows you to send incoming SMS messages through third-party filters, just like spam processing in email programs. The good ones are filtered into your main Messages view, while the bad ones land in a separate tab.This feature is already available in Hiya app‘s version 4.0 update. This extends the app‘s previous call-blocking and call-identification support. Hiya The SMS Junk tab contains messages the filter has marked

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JBL Everest Elite 750NC wireless headphone review: As much-or as little-noise cancellation as you want

Light, compact, and feature-rich headphone for those on the go.

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How to change an Apple ID email address without access to that email address

Apple IDs use an email address to identify each user. Problems can occur when you can‘t access that email address anymore, which leads to an inquiry by Macworld reader Deborah: My Apple ID is associated with my work email which I no longer have access to after leaving the company. How can I change this to my current account without creating problems? Apple Apple lets you change your Apple ID address without having access to the origin

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The iPhone‘s Home button is gone: What‘s next to go?

Apple‘s never been a company to dwell on the past. In the last year alone, it‘s killed off the ability to sync apps to your iOS device via iTunes, the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, and the Home button on the iPhone X. Even the venerable iPod line has (mostly) been put out to pasture.These all come from a place of ambition: the company isn‘t shy about kicking convention to the curb if it thinks it can replace the old with so

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AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple‘s extended warranty program

Your Apple gear wasn‘t cheap. And if you drop your iPhone, your iPad stops turning on one day, or your Mac‘s hard drive just ups and dies on you, getting it repaired probably won‘t be cheap either.Apple includes a one-year limited warranty with all hardware so if there‘s a manufacturing defect, you‘ll be covered. To also protect against accidental damage, plus extend the original warranty for longer and enjoy free

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53% off Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Travel Bag - Deal Alert

Do you have a ball of tangled up wires and adapters somewhere in the bottom of your bag? This Universal Electronics Accessories Travel Organizer provides a flexible organization solution for your electronics and computer accessories. It helps make you better organized with all the small items and gadgets. Made of durable and weather-resistant nylon with well padded semi-flexible covers. It‘s compact size of8.8‘ x W 6.1"allows it to

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62% off RAVPower 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter - Deal Alert

A compact power bank, a car jump starter, and a LED flashlight, all fit into a minimal and portable design. Whether it is your car or your USB devices, never run out of power again. Store it in the glovebox or simply drop it in your bag. Have a concentrated 14000mAh source of power always with you -- enough for up to 20 vehicle jumpstarts or many device recharges before the unit itself needs to be recharged. RAVPower‘s jump starter typic

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DJI Spark review: A fantastic, affordable drone that demands expensive extras

Unless you work in search and rescue or as a cinematographer, you probably don‘t need a drone. But they‘re cool, so you likely want one. You can buy a cheap one that‘ll break, underperform, and eventually bore you. You can get one that costs as much as a second-hand car. Or you can grab a DJI Spark: Priced at 499 MSRP (same price on Amazon), it‘s the goldilocks of the drone world-it‘s not too expensive, yet well-b

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iOS 11: The Notes app and how it works

Is there a more versatile iOS app than Notes? It was one of the original iPhone apps, and with every update to iOS it‘s become a more capable receptacle for our text, images, checklists, and just about anything else you can think of. iOS 11, unsurprisingly, continues the trend, with some great new additions that take advantage of the iPhone camera and the Apple Pencil.iOS 11 Notes: Document scanning For a while now, there have been many

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Ecobee4 smart thermostat review: Retains the great functions of the Ecobee3, and adds Alexa

Our favorite smart thermostat gets a little smarter thanks to Alexa, but it‘s otherwise identical to the previous generation.

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Good company: Considering the iPhone as necessary as water

The Macalope reads a lot of over-the-top Apple commentary, but when your iPhone complaint lumps it in with potable water is probably when an editor should step in and ask ‘You sure you want to go with this?‘Writing for AdvertisingAge, Shelly Palmer is not getting off the iPhone upgrade hamster wheel, but he wants you to know he‘s very mad at it.‘iPhone X: Imitation Is Not Innovation.‘ (Tip o‘ the antlers to

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The Amazon Fire TV just got a lot more annoying

Amazon‘s latest Fire TV software update makes banner ads way more intrusive.

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iOS 11 and the App Store: Your guide to the redesign

The App Store might be the most important app on iOS. Where would we be without third-party apps? The app store-and those apps-are the beating heart of the entire ecosystem.You‘d expect Apple to treat such a vital part of its ecosystem with care, and it has. Updates to the App Store have been incremental. New features get added, and the look and feel changes with the operating system design trend of the era.But with iOS 11, things really

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iOS 11 first impressions, iPhone 8 coming soon, Apple Watch Series 3 early reviews: Macworld Podcast episode 574

iOS 11 is here with a new Control Center, new video and photo formats, a new look, and more. The iPhone 8 is now available for pre-order and should ship by the end of this week. And the early reviews on the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE are out. These are the topics covered by Macworld‘sRoman Loyola, Leah Yamshon,Michael Simon, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 574.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please

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iOS 11: The 10 best features you won‘t be able to live without

Ready to take it up to 11?Image by AppleGet ready to back up your iPhone and iPad: iOS 11 is here. Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system on Tuesday, introducing us to a handful of brand-new features. In fact, this version of iOS feels like the most ambitious version of iOS that Apple has launched in a while. Here are the best new features that we already can‘t live without.To read this article in full or to leave

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