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The next MacBook Air: The display might have a camera notch

Apple made some drastic changes when it launched the new MacBook Air in 2018, but other than the processor and the keyboard, there havent been any major improvements since. But if we can believe the latest rumors, that could be changing this year, as Apple prepared to launch a drastic overhaul to its cheapest notebook. []

18 Oct 2021 7:14 pm
Apples Unleashed event: Rumors, releases, and more

Were just hours away from Apples most anticipated event of the year. Dubbed Unleashed, Apple is expected to unveil a new processor, a redesigned MacBook Pro, and hopefully a few surprises. Whats the latest news and rumors? The Apple Store is down ahead of the Unleashed event. Apples new MacBook Pro is likely going to []

18 Oct 2021 5:23 pm
What you should know about iOS 15 recovery keys

Apple introduced a new form of recovery key in September 2020 at the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to offer an option that lets you recover access to an Apple ID account with two-factor authentication when the password stops working (or you forget it) or your account is locked. Apples documentation didnt initially []

18 Oct 2021 2:30 pm
How to sell or trade in your old Mac and save on a new one

Whether youre planning to buy one of the new Macs unveiled at Apples Unleashed event or have your eyes on an M1 Mac, your current Mac doesnt need to end up in a closet. So what do you do with it? If you arent planning to give it to a lucky friend or family member, []

18 Oct 2021 2:30 pm
New MacBook Pro tidbits: 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, MagSafe, more

With just hours to go before Apple kicks off its highly anticipated Unleashed event, were starting to get a more complete picture of the MacBook Pro redesign. After learning of a possible notch yesterday, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has shared his thoughts on Apples next-gen laptop, and its shaping up to be one of Apples []

18 Oct 2021 4:10 am
The M1X MacBook Pro is nearly herebut you still wont be able to get one

Its a very exciting time to be a Mac fan. On Monday, October 18, Apple will hold its Unleashed event that is expected to bring new MacBook Pros and usher in the next generation of Apples system on a chip. Thedebut of Apples first SoC, the M1, was nothing short of spectacular, and the M1X []

17 Oct 2021 6:00 pm
The M1X MacBook Pro might have a notch

With the countdown to Apples Unleashed event ticking closer to kickoff, the rumors about the next MacBook Pro are still trickling in. And this latest one could give us a clue about how thin the bezels around the display will be. Weve been hearing for months that Apple is going to released two sizes of []

17 Oct 2021 3:31 am
Forget the M1X and save $150 on the M1 Mac mini right now

Apples Unleashed Mac event kicks off in just three days, but you can skip all the preorder drama with a fantastic deal on the current Mac mini. Amazon is slashing the price of the 512GB Mac mini to $750, knocking $150 off the MSRP for a new all-time low. The price is listed as $799, []

15 Oct 2021 9:55 pm
Apples latest hire could mean big things for Siri and HomePod

If theres one Apple product over the past few years thats been something of a disappointment, its the HomePod. Apples smart speaker had a ton of potential when it was unveiled at WWDC 2017, but by the time it arrived in February 2018, it was overpriced and underwhelming. Now Apple is taking steps to right []

15 Oct 2021 7:46 pm
Macs, M1X, AirPods and more: What to expect at Apples Unleashed event

Apples Unleashed event on Monday, October 18, is possibly one of most anticipated tech events of the yearmore than the WWDC 21 keynote and the California Streaming iPhone 13 event last month, even more than any event put on by Google, Intel, AMD, or any other tech company this year. Why? Because Apple is about []

15 Oct 2021 5:13 pm
CoconutBattery review: Be informed on the health of your Mac, iPhone, and iPad batteries

Monitoring the battery status of our Mac laptops used to be an absolute necessity. When not plugged in, you had to prioritize and manage tasks carefully to avoid your Mac, iPhone, or iPad shutting down with work (or fun) left to do. And batteries lost capacity in years past rapidly, sometimes by percentage points each []

15 Oct 2021 3:30 pm
iPhone 13 review: An essential phone but a nonessential upgrade

If not for the arrangement of the cameras, the iPhone 13 would be nearly impossible to distinguish from the iPhone 12. There are other subtle differencesits a hair thicker, the volume and side buttons are lower, the notch is smaller, and the colors are a bit more subduedbut the main differentiator is the diagonal placement []

15 Oct 2021 3:15 pm
If the Apple Watch Series 7 doesnt wow you, this Series 8 rumor will

When the Apple Watch Series 7 landed at Apples California Streaming event in September, it was newsworthy for what it didnt have. Rumors had swirled for months about a bigger battery and new design, but instead, the Series 7 is basically a Series 6 with only the slightest upgrades. So naturally, were expecting the Apple []

14 Oct 2021 8:00 pm
iOS 15: How to turn off Night mode

For the most part, Night mode in the Camera app on moderniPhonesis a great feature that can absolutely transform photos taken in very low light. If the Camera app detects a dark scene, Night Mode is enabled automatically, but sometimes youwantthat dramatic dark effect, and its annoying to disable Night Mode to get it. You []

14 Oct 2021 4:00 pm
Hoping to buy an M1X MacBook Pro next week? Keep dreaming

Its a very exciting time to be shopping for a Mac. Apples just-announced Unleashed event is likely to bring new MacBook Pros, which will usher in the next generation of Apples system on a chip. Thedebut of the first SoC, the M1, was such a spectacular one, and the M1X will only build on those []

14 Oct 2021 4:00 pm
How to back up iPhone photos and video with iCloud Photos turned off

iCloud Photos mission is to sync photos and video across all your devices, providing access to a single set of media across your hardware and via Not everybody wants that, however. Some people want different sets of media on different devices. Thats possible, but it comes with risk and challenges. If you dont have []

14 Oct 2021 2:30 pm
Macworld Podcast: Apple Unleashed event preview

Apples new MacBook Pro is about to be unleashed! On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we preview the upcoming Apple event and talk about what we hope to see: Macs with the next Apple chip, macOS Monterey, AirPods, and more. This is episode 764 withJason Cross,Michael Simon, andRoman Loyola. Get info Click on the []

14 Oct 2021 1:30 pm
Apple extends AirPods Pro service program for sound issues

Last November, Apple marked the one-year anniversary of the AirPods Pro by launching a replacement program to address issues some users were experiencing with sound quality. This week, Apple extended the program by another year. The support page says a small percentage of AirPods Pro may experience sound issues, which could include crackling or static []

14 Oct 2021 8:03 am
macOS Monterey: Beta 10 now available to developers

Apple has unveiled macOS 12 Monterey, the first major update to macOS since the big shift in macOS 11 Big Sur. There are a bunch of new features and well cover everything you need to know about the update before it arrives in the fall: the top features, system requirements, availability and more. Lets start []

14 Oct 2021 12:03 am
iOS 15.1: Beta 4 is released to developers

Just one day after the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has begun beta-testing iOS 15.1. The first beta was released to developers on Tuesday, September 21. The public beta tests typically follow within a day or so. The big addition in iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 is the addition of SharePlay. Originally []

13 Oct 2021 11:54 pm
Apple Watch Series 7 review roundup: Bigger screen is nice but not much else

The Apple Watch Series 7 is set to arrive in stores and doorsteps in just a couple of days, and early reviewers are sharing their thoughts on whether its a must-have upgrade. The consensus: Not really. While rumors swirled for months about a new design, better battery, and faster processor for the Apple Watch Series []

13 Oct 2021 9:46 pm
The next AirPods: New model may finally arrive at Unleashed event

AirPods are popular because they exemplify what Apple is all about: high-quality products with great features that work without fuss. And while you may not think of earbuds and headphones as the types of products that would be updated with new features on a regular basis, Apple does a great job of integrating them into []

13 Oct 2021 7:53 pm
Future AirPods may be high-tech health devices that also play music

Apples AirPods may currently dominate the wireless music industry, but Apple has much bigger plans for its tiny earbuds. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple is exploring a variety of health features for future versions of AirPods that will turn them from headphones into health devices. The Journal reports that []

13 Oct 2021 7:21 pm
The next Mac chip is coming: How fast will it be?

When Apple released the M1 chip at the end of last year, two things were clear: Macs were a whole lot faster and the future was incredibly bright. Now, nearly a year later Apple is ready to unveil the next step at its Unleashed event on October 18. Apple has already updated its entire lineup []

13 Oct 2021 4:45 pm
ZMI PowerPack No. 20 review: Compact external battery can charge a MacBook

The ZMI PowerPack No. 20 (Model QB826G) is the closest thing Ive seen in many years to the kind of outboard laptop battery popular in the days when batteries burned through stored energy as quickly as sparklers. The PowerPack No. 20s prosaic name hides its massive output: up to 210 watts across three output ports []

13 Oct 2021 4:30 pm
Will we still be using Apple devices in the futureor will we be living with them?

Over the last several decades, Apples success has stemmed from one overriding philosophy: making technology personal. From the computer that sat on your desk, to the notebook you popped open on your lap, to the iPhone that you carry in your pocket and the Apple Watch you wear on your wrist, the company has increasingly []

13 Oct 2021 3:30 pm
Best iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro cases: What to buy and what to avoid

There are just too many iPhone cases in the world. I mean, we get ittheyre inexpensive to manufacture with a big markup, and the potential market is in the tens of millions with each new iPhone generation. Nearly everybody puts some kind of case on their phone because its just too easy to scuff, scratch, []

13 Oct 2021 3:00 pm
The next MacBook Pro: M1X redesign may bring a ProMotion display

Its been about a year since Apple began rolling out Macs powered by its own silicon, followed by the launch of the 24-inch iMac earlier this year. Now the rumors say the next in line to get the Apple silicon treatment are the high-end MacBook Pros, and the updates are shaping up to be far []

12 Oct 2021 11:05 pm
Apples new Macs will be Unleashed on October 18

Ever since Apple released the iPhone 13 at its California Streaming event last month, weve been waiting patiently for an announcement of the next Apple event that we all knew was coming. And the news finally droppedApples is holding an event on Monday, October 18, at 10 a.m. Pacific. So mark your calendars! The invite []

12 Oct 2021 10:14 pm
Forget Series 7 FOMO and save $50 on an Apple Watch Series 6 right now

The Apple Watch Series 7 may be the newest wearable but its hardly a must-have: other than a slightly bigger display, new colors, and faster charging, its basically a Series 6. So if you want the latest sensors and features, a Series 6 will more than suffice, and today you can get it even cheaper. []

12 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
Apple Watch Series 3 users should download watchOS 8.0.1 right now

The Apple Watch Series 3 may be four years old, but its still able to run the latest version of watchOS. if you ran into trouble when updating to the newest version last month, a fix is here. Apple has released watchOS 8.0.1 alongside iOS 15.0.2, and like the iPhone and iPad update, it brings []

12 Oct 2021 8:08 pm
An engineering student made a USB-C iPhone because Apple wont

Its basically a foregone conclusion that Apple wont be making an iPhone with USB-C, so a robotics student has made his own. In a short video posted on YouTube, Ken Pillonel, a masters degree student in robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, has shown off what looks to be an iPhone X or []

12 Oct 2021 7:16 pm
The Macalope has three letters for Intels anti-Mac Spell ads: LOL

Have you ever wondered why you use a Mac. Turns out, its magic. But not the good kind of magic, the bad kind. Possibly after watching too much Penn and Teller and getting a sugar high on generous helpings of Fiddle Faddle and Hi-C, Intels marketing group invited some supposed hard-core Apple fans to participate []

12 Oct 2021 4:30 pm
Heres what the iPhone 14 Pros rumored hole-punch display could look like

With rumors swirling that the iPhone 14 Pro will usher in a brand-new screen design, well-connected leaker Ben Geskin has taken a stab at what the new display could look like. Geskin has used the existing rumors to paint a picture of the iPhone 14 Pros new design and selfie camera. While he claims that []

12 Oct 2021 3:00 pm
Go get iOS 15.0.2 and fix everything thats broken with iOS 15

Apple on Monday pushed another update to iOS 15, bringing critical security updates and fixes, including the widely shared Messages bug that that was deleting saved images from photos libraries. The 590.3MB update is the second for iOS 15, which was launched to all eligible iPhones on September 20. Apples release notes describe five bug []

12 Oct 2021 4:05 am
The Macworld iOS 15 superguide: Tips, how-tos, bug fixes, and more

Apples next big update for a billion-plus iPhones is iOS 15. A beta for developers was made available on the first day of WWDC, June 7, 2021. The beta was then expanded to public beta testers in its second release, on June 30, 2021. And Apple launched iOS 15 on Monday, September 20. This page []

12 Oct 2021 3:05 am
The next iPhone SE: Same retro design with huge internal changes

In 2020, after a four-year wait, Apple finally updated the iPhone SE to the iPhone SE. Hanging on to the same name is a little confusingApple differentiates the new model when necessary by calling it the 2nd-generation iPhone SE, but most people either call it the iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone SE 2. Whatever you []

11 Oct 2021 4:45 pm
A flurry of exciting new Macs will close out 2021and ring in 2022

2021 may be coming to a close, but Apples year is far from finished. Over the next few months, Apple is gearing up to launch some of its most anticipated products of the year as the attention shifts from the iPhone to the Mac. Lets take a look at what Apple has released so far, []

11 Oct 2021 4:00 pm
How to use iCloud Data Recovery Service

For many people, one of their biggest digitally related fears is a loss of access to their online lives: photos, videos, contacts, past and future calendar entries, email archives, and much more. While you can take every precaution, sometimes things go awry: you havent typed in your password in a while, a password vault becomes []

11 Oct 2021 2:30 pm
The iPad Air is everything thats wrong with Apples tablets

With the surprise update of the iPad mini at the California Streaming event, Apples tablet lineup now has a series of strong offerings across the board, from the base model ninth-generation iPad all the way up to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. At first glance, it seems like theres something for everyonebut look closer, and the []

9 Oct 2021 6:00 pm
Apple appeals court ruling in Epic case, likely delaying App Store changes for years

Apple may have initially praised the ruling in the Epic case as a resounding victory and huge win, but on Friday it changed its tune, opting to appeal the decision. With Epic appealing as well, the whole process will start again, and its looking like it could be years before anythings actually settled. The main []

9 Oct 2021 8:16 am
The iPhone SE 3 might look the same but have huge changes on the inside

Now that the iPhone 13 has arrived, the next iPhone Apple will launch will likely be the second generation of the latest iPhone SE. And based on the rumors, Apples cheapest iPhone might be getting a serious upgrade. The changes might not be visible on the outside, however. According to Japan-based Apple site Macotakara (translation), []

8 Oct 2021 11:01 pm
Upgrade your home theater with $120 off the Apple TV 4K and AirPods Max

If youre tired of the same old sound in your home theater, you dont need to get a whole new speaker setup just to upgrade to the latest sound. Thanks to Dolby Atmos spatial audio in tvOS 15, a pair of AirPods Max headphones and an Apple TV 4K will deliver stunning spatial audio. And []

8 Oct 2021 10:11 pm
Apple TV+: Acapulco and Get Rolling with Otis are now streaming

Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies. The service launched on November 1, 2019, and has been steadily releasing original content ever since. The COVID pandemic had []

8 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
iPhone 14 rumors: The notch might stick around in the non-Pro models

You should regard all such iPhone 14 rumor reports with extreme skepticism, regardless of the source. Apple tests many new technologies, but whether they make it into the iPhone or not has to do with a complicated web of technical feasibility, cost, availability of parts from suppliers, and more. In other words, Apple itself probably []

8 Oct 2021 8:27 pm
The latest iPad Air has never been cheaper

If the mini is too small and the Pro is too powerful, the iPad Air is an excellent option with a price thats right in between both. But today you can get it even cheaper than the iPad mini. Amazon is selling the iPad Air for $489, a whopping $110 off the MSRP, and the []

8 Oct 2021 8:05 pm
Apple Watch Series 7 vs Series 6: Same prices, small differences

The Apple Watch Series 7 is herekinda. Apple unveiled its latest watch at its California streaming event, but the company did not announce when it will be available for purchase, and that it wont start shipping until later this fall. Update 10/8: The Apple Watch Series 7 is available for preorder. Were tracking the best []

8 Oct 2021 5:59 pm
Bartender 4 review: Its like adding a second macOS menu bar

The macOS menu bar can be a convenience. Its great to take in information at a glance or click an icon that drops down to reveal a number of options you can choose without launching an app or a preference pane. But it bulges, and Apple is just one culprit. The kind of utilities we []

8 Oct 2021 3:30 pm
Apple Watch Series 7: Prices, preorders, and the best deals

The Apple Watch Series 7 becomes available for ordering on Friday, October 8 at 9 a.m. ET. According to reports, the watch will likely be in limited supply because of the ongoing component shortage in the tech industry, so if you wait to order your Series 7, it may be several weeks before you can []

8 Oct 2021 3:00 pm
Black Friday 2021: When, where, and how to get the best Apple deals

If it seems like Black Friday arrives earlier and earlier every year, its because it does. No longer is Black Friday limited to the day after Thanksgivingholiday shopping deals begin as soon as the summer ends and dont stop until Santa arrives. But searching for the best deals doesnt have to be an overwhelming, stressful []

8 Oct 2021 2:00 pm