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Apple discontinues iPod nano and iPod shuffle

AppleiPod nano Apple on Thursday removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website, signaling that the company has discontinued the two portable audio players. The iPod lineup now consists only of the iPod touch.Apple moved on from the iPod as a featured product a long time ago, but until Thursday, the company still made the the two iPods available for purchase. The iPod nano was Apple smallest touchscreen device, while the iPod shuffle

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The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Baby‘s got HandL‘s new phone case

No ifs, ands, or ....Image by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis roundup features the ‘butt case.‘ Why do they call it that? Just look at it! Read on...HandLImage by HandLTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Invoxia NVX 200 review: Turn your iPhone into a desk phone

The Invoxia NVX 200 (249 MSRP; 215 on Amazon) is an iPhone docking station disguised as a stylish desk phone. The handsome dark grey hardware is petite compared to most landline phones, featuring a rounded base measuring 7.25 inches across, 6.125 inches deep, and about an inch thick. The all-plastic build weighs only two pounds, which is light considering the premium price.A slim, corded seven-inch handset is cradled at left, two inches wide a

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It‘s not out yet: Jumping the iPhone 8 gun

After weeks of railing against pundits proclaiming a phone that has not been released or even seen is a flop, the Macalope is not going to turn around say it‘s a guaranteed success.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and country bear jamboree but the bears are real bears and everyone gets mauled, Ewan Spence notices the jumping to conclusions door swings both ways.‘Apple‘s iPhone 8 Has Already Beaten Its Competition.&l

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iOS 11 brings iPad multitasking improvements... and quirks

This summer, iPad users who are testing out the iOS 11 Public Beta are getting their first taste of the future of iPad multitasking. From a redesigned app switcher to an entirely transformed Dock, iOS 11 will make things quite different.While so many of these changes are welcome-I‘ve been running iOS 11 on my iPad Pro since the very first beta release because I‘ve been so desperate for some of these improvements-there are still som

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Need help picking a streaming TV plan? These tools will help you decide.

A guide to the best cord-cutting guides.

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Cord cutting is easier and better than ever, but it‘s not the right choice for every TV fan

Cable and satellite TV can be expensive, but don‘t feel guilty if you want to keep it.

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iOS 11 FAQ: Apple teases new features in developer beta 4 and public beta 3

Editors‘ note: We‘ve updated this story to include information about the newest iOS 11 developer and public beta releases.Siri in iOS 11 has learned to sound like an actual human-and that‘s just the beginning when it comes to the new mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads.Apple CEO Tim Cook and friends gave us a full overview of iOS 11 during Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday. New features

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Best Bluetooth speakers

Updated July 26, 2017 to add our review of the Bose Soundlink Revolve+ as runner-up in the outdoor speaker category.There was a time when Bluetooth speakers were like jelly beans: They were cheap, they all looked the same, and they were invariably of dubious quality. Times have changed. Every major audio manufacturer has at least one model on the market today, and most have several. If you haven‘t listened to a Bluetooth speaker lately,

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13% off Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Wipes - Deal Alert

Zeiss provides an effective way to clean and preserve valuable optics. Whether used with camera lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, telescopes, or spotting scopes, these non-abrasive pre-moistened wipes are safe and effective. These ammonia-free wipes are appropriate for anti-reflective coatings and may also be used to clean laptop, GPS, tablet, or cell phone screens without leaving streaks. Designed for a single use, these wipes come in individua

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50 off iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Alexa Compatible Robotic Vacuum - Deal Alert

It‘s lowest price to date on Amazon, the Roomba 690 is currently discounted 50. Roomba loosens, lifts, suctions dirt while navigating around furniture and clutter. Clean and schedule from anywhere. It‘s WiFi compatible and works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. See this deal on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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When you can‘t type a certain character on your Mac, here‘s how to troubleshoot it

It must be frustrating to find that a key on your keyboard sometimes doesn‘t work. As reader W.D. Snyder explains: In macOS 10.12.5, the lower case y is not working in some situations, such as replying to email in Gmail, and when filling out some forms or comments on certain sites. My first reaction was that W.D. needed a new keboard (sorry), but that‘s probably the last resort. I‘d go down this list.Is it only in a browser t

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Best USB-C memory card readers

The lack of an SD card slot on the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro is an inconvenience for photographers of all stripes who shoot with cameras other than the iPhone. The answer-as with everything else that needs to connect to the USB-Conly MacBook Pro-is and external USB-C SD card reader.But which one? As you would expect, third parties have rushed to create adapters for everything, including memory card readers. And to no one‘s surprise, the

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SD memory cards: The features and specifications to look for

When you go to purchase an SD memory card for your camera, you‘re faced with a confusing collection of acronyms and jargon. Here‘s a breakdown of what the symbols and terminology mean so you can order the right one for your camera and situation.Read our roundup of USB-C meory card readers Capacity A card‘s capacity is measured in gigabytes, such as 16GB or 64GB. You may be tempted to get the highest capacity you can afford, b

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SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader review: When you want speed, this is the SD card reader to get

Plenty of inexpensive USB-C memory card adapters are now on the market. But would you consider spending about 50 for one? If it‘s the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Card USB-C Reader (47 on Amazon), the answer is yes.Why? Pure speed. Of the adapters we tested, the Extreme Pro UHS-II boasted the fastest transfer speeds for both photos and video files. Primarily that‘s due to compatibility with UHS-II cards, but it also produced top s

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Cable Matters USB 3.1 Type-C Dual Slot Card Reader review: Fast data transfers from a SD reader that‘s easy on the wallet

Upgrading to a 2016 MacBook Pro means buying USB-C adapters for everything that connects to the laptop, and those costs quickly start to add up. Fortunately, for photographers who need to read SD or microSD memory cards, the cost of a good card reader can be as little as 12.The Cable Matters USB 3.1 Type-C Dual Slot Card Reader (12 on Amazon) marked the next-best transfer speeds of the models we tested, second only behind the SanDisk Extreme P

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Iogear USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader/Writer reader: Adapter for your CF, SD, and micro SD card

The camera industry is moving toward SD and microSD cards for storing images, but there are still some holdouts, especially at the high end of the market, that use larger CompactFlash (CF) cards. For the ability to read those cards with the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models, which use only USB-C ports, we tested the Iogear USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader/Writer (20 MSRP; 16 on Amazon).The adapter includes three ports to accommodate SD cards, micr

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HooToo Shuttle 3 Port USB Type C Hub review: Handy hub with SD card slot, USB 3, HDMI, and power input

One advantage of Apple equipping the latest MacBook Pro models solely with USB-C is that each port can multi-task. Power, video, and data can all pass through an adapter connected to a single port. For photographers and videographers, this is a bittersweet change: losing the built-in SD card reader on older Mac laptops is awfully inconvenient, but now a single device can handle several tasks.This idea led us to look at the HooToo Shuttle 3 Por

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Satechi Aluminum Type C Micro/SD Card Reader review: When size matters and smaller is better

A product that is compact will sometimes win out over similar competitors by nature of its size alone. Such is the case with the Satechi Aluminum Type C Micro/SD Card Reader (24.99 MSRP; available on Amazon), a sliver of a memory card reader that‘s only about the size of a thumb drive.Really, it‘s small Measuring 1.97 inches by 0.79 inch wide and 0.2 inch tall, the Satechi reader weighs just 0.27 ounce. If you can‘t find room

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Feit Electric Intellibulb review: ColorChoice, Switch to Dim, Dusk to Dawn, and Motion Activated

These four bulbs give you a degree of control over color temperature, brightness, and other settings without need for a hub or a smartphone app.

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How the iPhone 8 can live up to all the crazy hype

After months of speculation and hype, the iPhone 8 is almost here-and we‘ve certainly heard a lot of things to be excited about.In this week‘s episode of The iPhone Show, I fantasize about what the iPhone 8 should look like, based on all the rumors that have surfaced so far. The first feature is Touch ID that‘s built in to the new OLED screen. Apple has also made a big deal about augmented reality, so I would love to see 3D s

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Macworld Podcast: The Rock and Siri, the iOS 10.3.3 update explained, iPhone 8 pricing rumors

After a brief hiatus, the Macworld Podcast is back!The biggest change to the podcast is that it‘s now available in video format, so you can put faces to the voices you hear every week. If you prefer an audio-only format, don‘t worry; we‘ll offer that as a download via iTunes, as well.Joinng host Roman Loyola this week are staff writers Michael Simon and Oscar Raymundo. Here are the topics and relevant links to get more info.

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Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser makers say

Adobe plans to phase out its venerable Flash Player by 2020, and browser makers will act even faster to get rid of it.

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61% off Anker Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 with 6-Month Battery - Deal Alert

Enjoy more comfortable, efficient typing on your iPad and keep it protected as well with this smart folio keyboard case. Opening or closing the cover triggers your iPad‘s sleep or wake modes, and the keyboard connects automatically when needed via Bluetooth.With the one of the highest capacity battery of any iPad keyboard case, it lasts half a year between charges. The typical list price of 69.99 has been reduced 61% to just 27. See this

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