Hardware

VTech VM981 Safe & Sound Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor review: Not quite ready for the nursery

Missing features and image-quality shortcomings keep this baby monitor from being all it can be.

How to better control the size of video exports on your Mac

When you export a video file in Apple’s QuickTIme Player or iMovie, does the resulting file size leave you confused? Maybe you have had the same experience as read Rob Dlutek: First, I took an MP4 file (90.4MB), trimmed it … Continue reading

Google Backup and Sync review: Works best for those already tied into Google’s ecosystem

Google’s new Backup and Sync (15GB free; larger storage options available for a fee) software tries to leverage Google’s existing Google Drive and Google Photos products by adding a file-backup option. It has a lot of limitations, but two key … Continue reading

Bose Soundlink Revolve+ review: An all-around excellent indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker

Audiophiles might blanch at the presence of a single full-range transducer, but we have no complaints about its performance.

8 isn’t great: iPhone 8 doom and gloom

It is a well-known fact that, other than all the very obvious parts that are a mash of alchemy, astrology, voodoo and good ol’ fashioned medicine show hucksterism, investing in individual securities is a science. Writing for InvestorPlace, Luke Lango … Continue reading

Will new HEVC and HEIF formats work in older versions of macOS and iOS?

Apple introduces two new abbreviations for its users at the WWDC event: HEVC for video and HEIF for images. These two forms promise to reduce file sizes by as much as 40 to 50 percent while preserving the same quality. … Continue reading

Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

With 32-bit DACs and other upscale components, you won’t hear better analog audio from an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It’s also the first player we’ve tested to support Dolby Vision 4K UHD discs.

Amazon, Best Buy, and Staples have knocked $50 off the Echo

Amazon seems intent on getting an Echo into everyone’s home right now. Just a month ago we saw Amazon drop the Echo to its lowest price yet at $130, and then the retailer sliced even deeper and offered its smart … Continue reading

Pokémon Go Fest could have been great—Instead, it was a disaster

Like the nearly 20,000 other attendees, I was thrilled about the prospect of Pokémon Go Fest. I’ve covered the game extensively for Macworld since before its release last summer, but more importantly, I’ve been playing it for fun—sometimes solo, or … Continue reading

70% Anker Quick Charge 3.0 63W 5-Port USB Wall Charger – Deal Alert

This premium wall-charger from Anker features 5 ports that pump out 63W of power — enough for the whole family to simultaneously charge multiple devices at the highest speed possible. Right now it’s discounted 70% to just $27 on Amazon, … Continue reading