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What Apple operating systems work with iCloud Tabs across devices?

One of the many elements you can sync across devices with iCloud are the tabs in Safari browsers. With Settings > account name > iCloud > Safari checked in iOS/iPadOS, Safari checked in the iCloud preference pane in macOS 10.14 Mojave and earlier, or Safari checked in the iCloud view of the Apple ID preference pane in Catalina or later, your tabs sync, as well as bookmarks and Reading List items . Apple goes so far as to name synced tabs iCloud Tabs and synced bookmarks iCloud Bookmarks. Apple I

18 Jan 2021 6:30 pm
Wyze Sprinkler Controller review: 8 zones, 50 bucks

A dirt-cheap way to take care of whats in your dirt.

18 Jan 2021 6:00 pm
Will 2021 be the year Apples U1 chip goes wide?

Apple's no stranger to introducing and popularizing new technologies. The original iMac wasn't the first to use USB, but it drove adoption of the standard. Multitouch displays existed before the iPhone, but it was the first real commercial product offering it. Sometimes those technologies take a while to gestate, though. And there may be no better example in recent years than Apple's take on ultra wideband, or UWB. Like those other technologies, ultra wideband isn't new as a concept, but it's so

18 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
iPhone 13 rumors: An S-type upgrade for 2021

The iPhone 12 hasnt been on the market very long, and there are already rumblings about the next iPhone. Well compile the most notable reports in this article, but remember to view these with a bit of skepticism. Regardless of how reliable a source is, Apple can always decide to change course for any number of reasons. In this article. were calling the upcomingphone theiPhone 13, though the name has yet to be decided. Minor updates in store Bloombergs Mark Gurman in January reported that theiPho

16 Jan 2021 3:15 am
iMac redesign in the works, half-height Apple silicon Mac Pro coming this year

If recent rumors are any indication, 2021 is going to be a landmark year for the Mac. A few hours ago, we saw reports stating that Apple will ship 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with MagSafe, Apple silicon with more cores and enhanced GPUs, and a case redesign. Now, another report says that new iMacs and Mac Pros are coming this year, as well. Rumor has it that the iMac will be redesigned to resemble Apples Pro Display XDR. Bloombergs Mark Gurman on Friday reiterates the XDR-like redesign, with 21

16 Jan 2021 1:05 am
Report: Apple TV+ free trials will extend to July

Last year, Apple extended free trials of Apple TV+ through February. Now, it looks like the company is going to keep the free ride rolling through the entire first half of 2021. According to 9to5Mac , TV+ free trials will extend until July. If you currently have a free trial set to expire between now and the end of June, it will instead expire on your normal billing date in July. When Apple did the same thing last October , the reason was obvious: the generous one-year trials that came with the

16 Jan 2021 12:59 am
Apples next MacBook Pros might dump the Touch Bar, revive MagSafe

After launching the first M1 MacBook Pro in November, all eyes have turned toward the next releases. According to two reports from the most accurate analysts in the business, they could deliver everything we want. TFT Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates rumors that a new 14-inch MacBook Pro is coming alongside a refreshed 16-inch model, both of which will feature the next generation of Apple silicon featuring more cores and enhanced graphics, according to a similar report from Bloombergs

15 Jan 2021 8:37 pm
With the Galaxy S21, Samsung has finally figured out the iPhone's secret: Value

Apple isnt exactly known for its low prices. The iPhone X was the first handset to cost more than a thousand bucks, the wheels for the Mac Pro cost $699, and just last month it launched a $549 pair of AirPods. Heck, it sells a charger that isnt even very good for $129. But when it comes to its phones, Apple consistently gets it right. Its true that the most expensive iPhone 12 tops out at $1,399, but for the most part, the iPhone 12 is very attainable, even with 5G and OLED displays across the b

15 Jan 2021 6:30 pm
Best of CES 2021: The smart home and home entertainment products that captured our attention

Attending a virtual tradeshow is a suboptimal experience, but these new offerings still made an impression.

15 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
WaterField AirPods Max Shield Case review: The case that Apple should have included

In my AirPods Max review, I noted that Apples headphones sound and feel great, but are perhaps a little on the heavy side and cost more than theyre worth. I also noted that the so-called Smart Case is neither smart nor a case, and is an absolutely embarrassing piece of junk. Apple should have included a real case with the AirPods Max. In fact, for the price, it should have included a nice premium leather or nylon case. Fortunately, WaterField Designs has just such a case for $99 ($89 for the nyl

15 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
FastestVPN review: A good choice for VPN newbies

We like simplicity when it comes to VPN services. Even if they stuff a ton of extra features into the app, its important that regular users can still navigate it. Thats one of the attributes that we like about FastestVPN. It also supports 10 simultaneous connections instead of the usual five. Note: This review is part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them. Security, software, servers, and speed IDG FastestVPN with an active connection. To

15 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
Sony expands it 360 Reality Audio ecosystem, adding video support and more

The 3D object-based immersive-audio system gets a suite of new services and devices.

15 Jan 2021 9:00 am
JBL unveils Tour-, Tune-, and Live-branded wireless headphones at CES

Several new models in those product lines caught our attention.

15 Jan 2021 7:45 am
Apples 2021 release schedule: What were most excited about

The iPhone 13, an Apple silicon iMac, iPadOS 15those are just some of the products we could see from Apple in 2021. Which ones are we most excited see in the coming year? We talk about that and more in this episode of the Macworld Podcast. This is episode 727 with Jason Cross , Karen Haslam , Michael Simon , and Roman Loyola . Listen to episode 727 To read this article in full, please click here

14 Jan 2021 7:30 pm
JBLs SA750 integrated amp and L100 Classic 75 speaker rock the vintage look

The fabled audio company celebrates its 75th anniversary with updates to two classic products.

14 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
Mac screen sharing wont work? Disable it! Then turn it back on

Its a sad thing that after so many years of offering screen sharing as a native feature in OS X and then macOS, the remote-access service remains unreliable. I have two Macs in my house on the same networkone a laptop, one a desktopand its often the case that the two can see each other and mount each others drives, yet cant initiate screen sharing. With Big Sur, I recently noticed that when I was unable to connect from one machine, the one that wouldnt share stated it was being controlled by my

14 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
iOS 14.4: Beta 2 has been released

Just two days after releasing iOS 14.3 with several significant new features like ProRAW photos and Fitness+, Apple started the beta testing process for iOS 14.4. Since this is a full point-release number than a minor one (e.g. iOS 14.3.1), we expect there to be some user-facing changes present. Update 01/13/21: After apparently taking some time off for the holidays, beta releases are back. Beta 2 has been released for developers, and the public beta is expected to follow within a day or so. Wha

14 Jan 2021 1:23 am
V-Moda unveils its first wireless headphone with active noise cancellation, the M-200 ANC

These Hi-Res Audio-certified Bluetooth cans aim to please curmudgeonly audiophiles resistant to wireless audio.

14 Jan 2021 1:16 am
Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for select doorbells and security cameras

Available starting today, end-to-end encryption adds another layer of protection for your Ring video recordings, although implementing it also means giving up some key features.

13 Jan 2021 9:30 pm
Apple to launch a new education and innovation hub in pledge to fight racial inequity

Apples big announcement might not have been as exciting as a new iPhone, but its impact could be just as monumental. As part of its previously announced $100 million investment in the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, Apple on Wednesday unveiled several ways it will be using its sizable investment. First and foremost, Apple will be launching a first-of-its-kind global innovation and learning hub called the Propel Center (pictured above) in partnership with the Southern Company and a range of

13 Jan 2021 8:27 pm
macOS Big Surs battery optimization: You cant do much to tweak laptop settings

In macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple brought the first part of the existing iOS/iPadOS battery-charging optimization algorithm to Mac laptops with Thunderbolt 3 capability. Instead of always charging your laptop battery to 100 percent and then topping it off whenever its plugged in, the 10.15.5 update of Catalina added a Battery Health Management checkbox in the Energy Saver preference pane that throttles charging as a batterys capacity reduces over time. (Many Mac models without Thunderbolt 3 can run

13 Jan 2021 6:30 pm
The case for a 12-inch MacBook Air

Ive been a fan of tiny Mac laptops for many years. From the 12-inch PowerBook G4 to the iBook to the 11-inch MacBook Air , Ive always opted for the smallest laptop I could get my hands on. And yet, with the discontinuation of the 12-inch MacBook, the smallest Apple goes is the 13-inch MacBook Air. Is the Air as small as a Mac laptop can get? I dont think so. And thats why I think Apple should add an additional laptop to its product line and bring back the 12-inch MacBook. To read this article in

13 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
Hex Home Security monitors your Wi-Fi network to detect intruders

The system analyzes how your Wi-Fi routers radio waves are disrupted as people move around your home and is supposed to be smart enough to ignore pets.

13 Jan 2021 4:30 pm
Noopl helps you hear what's important

This ingenious iPhone gadget lets you focus on conversations in noisy environments.

13 Jan 2021 3:41 am
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

13 Jan 2021 3:22 am
The Arris Surfboard Max DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem integrates a Wi-Fi 6 mesh router

The new modem/router combo costs less than its predecessors, but its also a little slower.

13 Jan 2021 12:24 am
Apple has a big announcement' tomorrow but its not a new device

In an exclusive interview with CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King , Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak out about removing the controversial social media app Parler from the App Store as well as accountability following the siege on the Capitol. Hell also have a big announcement to make. In previewing the interview, King said the timing of the interview is unrelated to current events and was previously scheduled. He didnt sit and say, I want to talk to CBS about this. This was an interview that was sc

12 Jan 2021 8:15 pm
My precious: Show some love for the iPhone 12 mini

After waiting for it for four years, the Macalope has only had his beloved iPhone 12 mini for a few months and already he has to defend its very existence. Truly this is the most annoying of timelines. Thanks for nothing, Large Hadron Collider. CIRP: iPhone 12 sales strong at launch, but iPhone 12 mini likely disappointed Apple First of all, SHUT UP, CIRP, YOURE NOT SELLING WELL. There. That's taken care of. Second, the Macalope knows what some of you are going to say. Oh, Macalope, why are you

12 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
OWC Envoy Pro Elektron SSD review: Fast, svelte, IP67-rated USB 10GBps storage

If good things come in small packages, then the truism reigns supreme in the case of the Envoy Pro Elektron. Its small, its goodby good I mean its rugged, fits easily in a shirt pocket, and delivers 1GBps reads and writes over SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps. (If youre not up to speed to the latest USB naming conventions, that's USB 3.X Gen 2.) Design and specs The Envoy Pro Elektron is a small, silvery rectangle measuring 2-inches wide (the site says 2.1), by 3-inches long, by 0.5-inches thick. The botto

12 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
Sennheiser debuts two new headphones for the U.S. market: The IE 300 IEH in-ear and the HD 250BT over-ear

It looks as though both models will uphold Sennheiser's reputation for headphone excellence.

12 Jan 2021 4:30 am
Apple TV+ originals: Apple to produce sci-fi comedy/drama with Andy Samberg and Ben Stiller

Apple is planting 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. Though the service has been available for only about a year and and doesnt yet have a lot of shows or films available, theres a lot in the works. This is a list of all the Apple TV+ content we know of so far, along with details about prominent stars, directors, producers, and rele

12 Jan 2021 4:17 am
The first Linksys Wi-Fi 6e router is a mesh network model

The Linksys AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E System is aimed at smart home enthusiasts and is backward compatible with earlier Linksys Intelligent Mesh products.

11 Jan 2021 11:30 pm
Netgear has one of the first Wi-Fi 6e routers: The Nighthawk RAXE500

The router taps the newly opened 6GHz frequency band and promises to deliver massive bandwidth with little latency. Netgear also unveiled a new cable modem.

11 Jan 2021 10:30 pm
Apple gets ready for a new reality

I think we can all agree that there are times when the current reality could be a little...better. For several years, Apple has talked up the potential of the augmented reality space, and more recently, there have been rumors that the company is getting ready to take those ambitions to the next level by releasing a product focused on augmented reality, virtual realityor possibly both. But Apple isn't one to take on projects casually: despite the multitude of calls for Apple to enter this market

11 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
What is a Mini LED display and why do you want it?

Weve heard rumors for about a year or so that Apple is on the verge of launching some products with Mini LED display technology. It could come to MacBooks, iPads, iMacsreally anything with a display, though its quite unlikely to ever end up in Apple Watch or iPhone (which use OLED displays). What is a Mini LED display and what will it do for you? This short explanation may help you understand why this technology can be such a big step forward for Apples products. A better backlit LCD To understa

11 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
Cleer bows the Crescent smart speaker and Enduro ANC noise-cancelling headphones

Both products seem to uphold Cleer's commitment to high-quality portable audio.

11 Jan 2021 4:30 pm
Roku rescues Quibis entertainment content

Quibis business model turned into a joke, but there was nothing wrong with much of its content.

9 Jan 2021 1:20 am
How to scan documents in Notes and third-party apps on the iPhone and iPad

Relatively few people buy stand-alone scanners these days unless they work with printed documents, photos, or photographic negatives, and most financial, medical, and legal documents show up in digital formbut not all. Thats particularly true if you have kids in school and are tasked with endlessly filling out variations of the same form, by hand and often submitting as paper . Apple has built in a scanner into Notes for a few releases, which lets you capture pages or images as documents, and th

8 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
Fledging Shell Thunderbolt SSD review: Super fast and now with cooling

Fledging has redesigned its Shell Thunderbolt SSD to excellent effect. With a new larger form factor, an honest-to-goodness fan, plus plenty of venting to circulate the extra air, it no longer feels startlingly hot to the touch after heavy use. Running cool means no thermal throttling and consistent 2GBps plus speeds. The Shell Thunderbolt is also cheaper than Samsungs popular X5 once you reach 1TB of capacity. Design and specs The Fledging Shell Thunderbolt is all-metal and colored in approxima

8 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
MacBook Pro: mini-LED displays coming in 2021, according to report

TheMacBook Pro is Apples top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it.Learn more about the MacBook Pro by reading about its main features below. Editors note: Updated 1/7/21 with a report of a potential 2021 update to the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The latest:MacBook Pro redesign with mini-LED display coming in 2021 DigiTimes posted an uncomfirmed report in January 2021 that said that the 16-inch MacBoo

7 Jan 2021 10:10 pm
MacBook Air: Features, specifications, and pricing for Apple's most affordable laptop

The MacBook Air is Apples most affordable laptop. If youre looking for a good performing machine at low price, the MacBook Air fits the bill.Learn more about the MacBook Air by reading about its features and specifications below. Editors note: Updated 1/7/21 with a report that Apple could update the MacBook Air next with with a mini-LED display. The latest: MacBook Air could get a mini-LED display in 2022 DigiTimes posted an unconfirmed report in early January that said that the MacBook Air will

7 Jan 2021 10:07 pm
Macworld Podcast: Apples 2020 report card

It was an eventful 2020 for Apple, and in this episode of the Macworld Podcast, well take a look at the year in review for the company, with our thoughts on what went right and what went wrong. This is episode 726 with Jason Cross , Karen Haslam , David Price , Michael Simon , and Roman Loyola . Listen to episode 726 To read this article in full, please click here

7 Jan 2021 6:30 pm
Apple report card: How we grade everything released in 2020

What started out with an earnings warning , stock drop, and store closures ended up being a very successful year for Apple. Nearly every product in Apples catalog saw a refresh, a couple of new ones joined the fray, and tens of millions of devices were sold to happy customers. Heres our 2020 Apple product report card, where we give each segment of Apples business a grade from A to F. Be sure to tune into the Macworld Podcast where our U.S. and U.K. writers debate everything that came out of Cupe

7 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
How to figure out if a MacBook power adapter or battery has gone bad

You plug in your adapter to your laptop, and the battery doesnt charge reliably. Sometimes, your Mac dings to let you know its plugged in to power; other times, you have to plug and unplug, or even restart your computer. Whats up? Battery charging involves three separate elements, so you have to go through a process of troubleshooting to identify which one is faulty. The battery For several releases of macOS, Apple has provided alerts and information about the health and status of a laptops batt

7 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
Samsung edges its MicroLED TV line a tiny bit closer to mainstream at CES

Samsung is finally incorporating its self-emissive Micro-LED technology into TVs that deep-pocketed early adopters will be interested in buying.

6 Jan 2021 9:30 pm
AirPods Max review: Opulent audio that shouldn't cost so much

Apples latest expansion of the AirPods brand is a set of large over-the-ear wireless headphones. The AirPods Max look great, sound great, and are quite comfortable despite their heavy weight. Theyre also $549, a difficult price to justify when the competition (primarily the Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Bose 700 ) are around $200 to $250 less. In some ways, the AirPod Max give you what you pay for. Build quality is unmatched at any price, and there are some clever design flourishes. But there are also

6 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
Its time for the Mac to undergo a product-design renaissance

Just as I wrapped up a series I worked on most of last year about the most notable Macs of all time, I received a comment on Twitter about a specific peculiarity about my list that Id never considered. Its super interesting to me that only one Intel machine made it on, wrote Jay Parlar. I looked andyep. Despite the Intel Mac era lasting 15 years, the only Mac on my list that originated in that era was the second-generation MacBook Air . I considered several others , but they didnt make the cut.

6 Jan 2021 4:45 pm
10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is great right out of the box, but youll want to add a few apps to really make it sing. Apples wearable is a true marvel, and the Series 6 is the best yet,but youll never know just how useful it can be if you dont expand your horizons a bit. When we think about the Apple Watch apps we just cant live without, these are at the top of the list. Some are free, some are not, but every single one is worth your while. AutoSleep Tantsissa AutoSleep is our favorite app for adding automati

6 Jan 2021 4:26 am
Best antivirus for Mac: Get the best protection from viruses and malware

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

6 Jan 2021 3:56 am
The best video baby monitors: Keep eyesand earson your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capableand more complexthan ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

6 Jan 2021 3:51 am