Hardware

Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

If you leave your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air plugged in all the time—no matter the vintage—the battery suffers wear for being charged to full. Over time, the maximum charged capacity diminishes and you lose many minutes—even hours—of usable … Continue reading

Nine great things that cord-cutting brought us

Still think cord-cutting is no better than cable? Here’s a reality check.

Macworld’s July digital magazine: The new MacBook Pro

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine.  Exclusive content in the July issue … Continue reading

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iPadOS 14 FAQ: All the new features in the Public Beta

Later this fall, Apple will launch a brand new version of iPadOS that brings a bunch of new changes to its iconic tablet. Here’s everything that you’re getting, how to get it, and whether your iPad will be able to … Continue reading

tvOS 14: Apple releases the first Public Beta, here’s how to get it

Apple’s tvOS isn’t its most popular operating system, but if you have an Apple TV, you definitely care about what each major new version brings. With tvOS 13 (and subsequent point releases) we got a lot of big features like … Continue reading

Apple releases iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Public Beta—here’s how to get it

We’ve told you about the many big changes and new features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, including an awesome new redesign of the home screen with Widgets and the App Library. For the last several years, Apple has made its operating … Continue reading

Got a GoPro Hero 8? Use it as a webcam for your Mac

With the COVID-19 pandemic and people working from home, it has become more apparent that the Mac has mediocre webcams. I’ve even stopped using Apple’s webcam, instead using a camcorder that was gathering dust in my garage. I got a … Continue reading

Harmony is offering a full refund to anyone who ever bought its $250 Alexa remote

Harmony is discontinuing its Alexa-powered Express remote this year, but it’s offering a full refund or upgrader to anyone who ever bought one.

What to do when a Time Machine copy to an external drive is enormously larger than expected

Time Machine uses a clever technique to make snapshots of your Mac backups. Instead of just creating copies of files that have changed since the previous backup—incremental archiving—Time Machine in macOS creates effectively a copy of each backed up volume. … Continue reading

The switch to Apple silicon: Will the Touch Bar survive?

The arrival of Macs running Apple silicon isn’t just about faster, more power efficient processors. It’s also an opportunity for Apple to reinvent Mac hardware using lessons learned from the iPhone and iPad. Apple can take this time to also … Continue reading