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The iPhone hair shirt: The weirdest of takes

The Macalope has seen a lot of iPhone takes over the last 10 years so it‘s rare that he‘s surprised by anything. But this one goes from standard to bizarre in 3.2 paragraphs.Writing for the LA Times, Virginia Heffernan presents a hairy argument.‘Happy birthday, iPhone: Ten years later, Steve Jobs‘ creation owns us.‘ (Tip o‘ the antlers to @designheretic Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007,

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Explore ancient ruins and solve clever puzzles in After the End: Forsaken Destiny

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a gameYou Should Play.I wasn‘t even looking for new games on the App Store when the trailer for After the End: Forsaken Destiny caught my eye. Despite its clunky, somewhat clich title, the game immediately piqued my interest wit

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This Week in iOS Apps: Backtrack Golf helps improve your game

Good for your gameImage by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week‘s roundup includes a new app that improves your golf game, and also includes apps to help you manage tasks, track weather, and even call a locksmith. Read on!Backtrack GolfImage by Backtrack GolfTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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The 10 best Mac game deals in the Steam Summer Sale 2017

Get ‘em cheapImage by Campo SantoWhat‘s even better than playing a great video game on your Mac? Playing a great game on your Mac that cost only a fraction of its usual asking price, of course. And now is the right time to make that happen, as the annual Steam Summer Sale is underway.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. iPad: Which one should you buy?

So you‘re in the market for a new iPad. Excellent choice-I couldn‘t live without mine. It‘s my companion when I‘m catching up on news and email in the morning over tea, reading a comic book in the evening to unwind, or watching a movie while traveling on a plane. Update 6-22-2017: This article has been updated to include information about the new 2017 iPad, as well as the upgrades to the iPad Pro line.But these days, pi

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Which iPad should you buy? iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. just iPad 2017

So you‘re in the market for a new iPad. Excellent choice-I couldn‘t live without mine. It‘s my companion when I‘m catching up on news and email in the morning over tea, reading a comic book in the evening to unwind, or watching a movie while traveling on a plane. Update 6-22-2017: This article has been updated to include information about the new 2017 iPad, as well as the upgrades to the iPad Pro line.But these days, pi

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Echo Show Ships on Wednesday, Buy 2 and Get a 100 Discount Right Now - Deal Alert

The newly-announced Echo Show is available for pre-order in black or white and the shipping date is finally right around the corner: Wednesday, June 28. If you‘re interested, there are two things you need to know. Right now if you buy two of them and enter the code SHOW2PACKat checkout, you‘ll activate a 100 discount. So you‘ll get two new Echo Shows for the price of two standard Echos. Go in on this deal with a friend, or bu

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iCloud Photo Library‘s sync need fixing

I love iCloud Photo Library. It‘s brain-dead simple to use (unlike iCloud Music Library), and it ensures that all my photos are in sync on all my devices. Lately, having bought a new camera, I‘ve been taking a lot of pictures, and I‘ve been wanting to view them and edit them on my iPad, with Enlight or Affinity Photo, a powerful photo editing app that was highlighted in Apple‘s recent WWDC keynote. But syncing from my i

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How Apple‘s wearable tech could and should help your health

Apple talked about many things at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, but one that got relatively short shrift was the Apple Watch. Now more than two years in, the Watch has undergone a major transition from the product that was first announced, focusing in on specific uses like notifications, health, and fitness.But some, myself included, had expected to see a bigger push on the health front in watchOS 4. A new marquee fea

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Tivoli Audio Model One Digital review: Big sound from a small footprint

Many won‘t miss the extra features this tabletop radio is missing.

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Virgin Mobile has a 120 discount on an instantly unlockable 32GB and 128GB iPhone SE

Virgin Mobile is becoming America‘s first iPhone-only carrier, and to celebrate its collaboration with Apple, it‘s launched heavy deals on a year‘s worth of cell service and the purchase price of a newiPhone SE.For existing customers and new customers who port-in a number, Virgin Mobile will give them a year‘s worth of unlimited talk, text, and data service for 1 when they purchase a new iPhone and sign up for Auto Pay.

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Virgin Mobile is offering a 120 discount on an instantly unlockable 32GB and 128GB iPhone SE

Virgin Mobile is becoming America‘s first iPhone-only carrier, and to celebrate its collaboration with Apple, it‘s launched heavy deals on a year‘s worth of cell service and the purchase price of a newiPhone SE.For existing customers and new customers who port-in a number, Virgin Mobile will give them a year‘s worth of unlimited talk, text, and data service for 1 when they purchase a new iPhone and sign up for Auto Pay.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: More cases for the new iPad Pro

Taking care of your tabletImage by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week‘s roundup contains new cases for the iPad Pro, plus headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Read on!LifeProofImage by LifeProofTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Amazon Prime Gets You 50% off Razer Wildcat Controller for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC - Deal Alert

The Razer Wildcat controlleris compatible with both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. An elite level controller developed for tournament play with feedback from the best eSports athletes, it features four additional fully-programmable buttons for a personalized layout, a well thought out ergonomic shape and weight, reduced trigger travel distance for rapid fire, and much more. If you‘re an Amazon Prime member, the typical list price has been r

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Lightworks 14 review: Free video editing software lacks proper Mac decorum

Lightworks may not be a household name, but has established a proven reputation with Hollywood filmmakers over nearly three decades as the software of choice for editing award-winning feature films like Pulp Fiction, L.A. Confidential, and Moulin Rouge.Originally tied to expensive, proprietary console hardware, Lightworks has adapted to the economic realities of modern editors, so much so that the core application can now be downloaded for fre

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All specced up and no place to go: Misunderstanding the iPhone

It is time again to play the very popular game the Macalope just invented! You know it, you love it, please give a warm round of applause forWhat! Is! He! Talking! About?!CNBC brings us the hottest of Wall Street analyst takes on the iPhone, delivered to your doorstep as stone cold as the contents of a Blue Apron box.‘The iPhone hasn‘t been the best in 5 years, but who cares, says Apple analyst.‘ (Tip o‘ the antlers to

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How to unlock your iPhone on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Virgin Mobile

The days of being tied to a single carrier with a locked phone for months on end are all but over. Where we once were forced into 24-month contracts with devices that were useless on any other network, nowadays your wireless carrier must unlock your phone if you request it.Seriously, they do. It‘s actually a law. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Actmakes it so any phone purchased after 2015 will work with any carrie

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MacBook 2017 review: The bang for your buck gets better

It‘s now year three of the MacBook as we know it, and it seems that after initially being a laptop without an ecosystem, and then a laptop that we‘re still getting used to, the MacBook has settled into its groove. It‘s established its place in Apple‘s laptop line, and it‘s finally gain acceptance by the consumer.But maybe you‘re still a holdout. You‘re out there, I know, still not convinced that the Ma

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Why the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a typing champ

If there‘s a defining quality to the iPad Pro, it‘s that the device seeks to go beyond the traditional touch interface of iOS to seek out additional ways of getting work done. For people who are comfortable with pencil, pen, and paper, the Apple Pencil brings a new dimension to using an iPad. And for those of us who are most comfortable with a keyboard beneath our fingers, the iPad Pro-with its Smart Keyboard, the first Apple keybo

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Over-the-air DVR: Do you really need it?

Who needs an over-the-air DVR? Here‘s our guide to deciding.

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iPad Pro: We reviewed the 10.5-inch iPad Pro compared to previous models

New size, faster chips, and more storage-that‘s just a little of what you can expect from Apple‘s new iPad Pro lineup, unveiled during the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Update 6-21-2017: This article has been updated to include more information from our review of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, as well as a video review.In addition to upgrading its 12.9-inch iPad Pro (which originally launched in 2015), Apple released a new 10

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Save 60% On Drive Genius 5 for Mac (39) - Deal Alert

Macs, like all computers, require diligent maintenance to continue running at optimal levels.Drive Genius 5 makes this upkeep easier by silently monitoring, cleaning, and securing your hard drive throughout the day. It‘s Apple‘s most popular defrag tool, and it‘s on sale for 60 percent off.New and improved, the latest version of Drive Genius 5 includes 19 different utilities, and they‘re all automated to negate slowdown

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Podcast 564: Take a trip to Kaby Lake

A potpourri of news this week, from Tim Cook urging that schools teach coding to every student, Scott Forstall‘s interview about the creation of the iPhone, and new iOS 11 features, including object recognition and augmented reality (AR), that will bump up camera and other third-party apps‘ capabilities. Roman also critiques the new MacBook Pro models, which have a lot to offer. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, p

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Amazon has a tiny 64GB SanDisk Ultra thumb drive on sale for 19

Today‘s the day for a good price on a 64GB low-profile thumb drive: Amazon is selling the SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for 19. That‘s about half the price of other online retailers.Just make sure you keep an eye on this thing, as it is tiny. It measures 0.75-by-0.63-by-0.34 inches and snuggles right up to the side of your USB port.The thumb drive offers 150MB/s read speed, which isn‘t blazing fast but adequate e

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