Hardware

How Apple can turn the iPhone into an ultra portable MacBook Air

Amid the battles over bezels, screens, and battery life, there’s one thing that all iPhones have in common: They’re powerful enough to replace your PC. Now before you start yelling at your screen, I’m not talking about the iMac Pro or … Continue reading

Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker review: Rugged, loud, and fun, but also pricey and only marginally portable

The absence of a battery leaves the thumpy Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker reliant on AC power.

It’s time for cord cutters to embrace the smart TV

Smart TVs used to be consistently worse than dedicated streaming players. Not anymore.

iPhone fixation: It’s all on Apple

It appears that some of you have an iPhone fixation! The Macalope is, of course, talking about the members of the tech punditry corps, who only ever look at the iPhone whenever there’s a problem. Writing for The New York … Continue reading

How to set up a new iPhone by restoring it from an older device

Macworld readers are likely quite used to restoring their iOS devices. Sometimes, you’ll need to bring your iPhone or iPad in or ship it off for repair, and Apple has to reset or replace it. Other times, you might hit … Continue reading

Nest Secure review: This security offering carries a premium price tag despite missing some key features

Save your pennies if you want to adopt Nest’s sleek—yet limited—security offering.

Amazon’s Fire TV boss: We’re beating Roku, and we’re still doing smart TVs

Amazon says it’s winning the streaming device wars and plotting a return to smart TVs.

Meltdown and Spectre, iPhone addiction, CES, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 588

How do the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities affect Apple users? Is iPhone addition a problem? And does the recent Consumer Electronics Show mean anything for Apple? We also feature your comments and questions for Michael Simon, Jason Cross, Roman … Continue reading

A list of Apple’s original TV shows and series: Kristen Wiig to star in comedy series

Updated 01/17/18: According to Variety, Apple has ordered a 10-episode run of a new comedy series starting Kristen Wiig. Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That’s … Continue reading

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it’s not perfect.