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  • Path takes laziness to a new level with business messaging

    1 October 2014, 12:32 am

    Apps are making it a little too easy to avoid fellow humans. You don’t have to hail a cab, order food delivery over the phone, or even walk down to the…
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Sketching, taking notes, and keeping track of things

    30 September 2014, 6:45 pm

    Sketching, taking notes, and keeping track of thingsThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps has everything you need to make sure your important thoughts never slip through the cracks.CosmAtlas 1.0.0Aurelio Calegari’s $3 CosmAtlas (Mac App Store Link) lets you…
  • OS X Yosemite is almost ready for its close-up as Apple releases GM candidate

    30 September 2014, 2:54 pm

    OS X Yosemite is almost ready for its public debut. Apple on Tuesday released the golden master candidate of its forthcoming Mac OS, which means you can expect Yosemite to drop soon.…
  • Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

    30 September 2014, 2:42 pm

    A new hands-on report on the Apple Watch has revealed some new details ahead of the device's early 2015 launch.…
  • China’s iPhone 6 approval is good for Apple, bad for smugglers

    30 September 2014, 11:39 am

    Not everyone who waited in long lines outside Apple stores earlier this month was buying a new iPhone for themselves. Many of those buyers were plunking down cash and then hopping flights to China to resell the new devices. But after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus…
  • Exactly backwards: Apple's security statement is more a PR coup than a nightmare

    30 September 2014, 10:00 am

    Once again it is time to play: Willfully Obtuse or Really That Clueless?! Why is it always so hard to tell?…
  • Google Glass: The fuzzy pink bathrobe of technology

    30 September 2014, 9:00 am

    Last week we said goodbye to Serenity and this week we welcome Susie Ochs, Macworld’s new executive editor. On our inaugural episode we discuss exactly how unwise it is to use Google Glass while driving, the bunkum behind the bendable iPhone, the private…
  • The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke

    30 September 2014, 7:00 am

    It’s finally arrived: an activity-tracking wristband that promises accurate, real-time heart rate monitoring during the heat of exercise. The Basis Peak is lighter, slimmer, brighter and more elegant than the Basis wearable it replaces, and when it goes on…
  • Hands-on with Places, Waze’s latest feature

    30 September 2014, 6:45 am

    Community-powered navigation app Waze got a major update on Monday, which introduces a new feature for sharing info about destinations. Dubbed Places, drivers can share information about local businesses and residences with other Waze users, providing tips and…
  • Apple Watch is about more than technology: It's fashion

    30 September 2014, 6:37 am

    As he concluded the inaugural iPad event back in January 2010, Steve Jobs summed up Apple’s mission in a single slide. Two street signs were labeled Technology and Liberal Arts, and he explained that Apple operates at the intersection. With Apple Watch,…
  • D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

    30 September 2014, 6:00 am

    This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.
  • Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD adds much needed ports to any Mac

    30 September 2014, 4:29 am

    While the notoriously cost-conscious PC market hasn’t embraced Thunderbolt technology yet, you can’t buy a brand-new Mac from Apple without it having at least one Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt’s versatility means that Apple can keep its computers slim…
  • Apple releases patches for OS X's 'Shellshock' Bash shell vulnerability

    29 September 2014, 9:53 pm

    Apple released a patch Monday for Shellshock, a serious software vulnerability disclosed last week, although the company had said it posed no risk to most users.…
  • Gird your wallet: Apple reportedly has a Retina iMac ready to launch

    29 September 2014, 4:27 pm

    Apple clearly wants to bankrupt you, if rumors of a 27-inch Retina iMac scheduled to launch with OS X Yosemite this year are true.…
  • How Facebook’s new ad platform lets brands track you around the web

    29 September 2014, 12:04 pm

    Facebook knows more about your life than Google, and now the network is putting that information to good use—at least for advertisers who want to sell you stuff.The company launched a new ad platform called Atlas ahead of Advertising Week, which kicked off…
  • AT&T offers double data for family plans, but read the fine print carefully

    29 September 2014, 10:10 am

    AT&T is doubling down on its smartphone data deals, literally. The carrier announced on Sunday that some customers can double the amount of data they receive on Mobile Share Value plans for the same price they're paying now.…
  • China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling

    29 September 2014, 9:37 am

    Hong Kong Customs have been busy seizing iPhone models from suspected smugglers
  • Two scenarios that can make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock Bash bug

    29 September 2014, 9:22 am

    Apple’s OS X is vulnerable to the Shellshock bug, but it’s not that easy for attackers to take advantage of it, according to Intego, which specializes in security software for the operating system.Shellshock is the nickname for a flaw in the Bourne Again…
  • Too much unwanted email? Use these tricks for identifying and unsubscribing

    29 September 2014, 9:00 am

    Reader Betina Baylor would like to do something about removing her name from marketing email. She writes:…
  • Turn it up to 11: How and when to use OS X's advanced audio controls

    29 September 2014, 8:10 am

    You can use a Mac for a long time without ever adjusting its audio settings. As with so many things in OS X, the default settings often work just fine with little (if any) intervention on your part: Your iTunes music plays through your headphones, and the…
  • Meet the first crop of third-party keyboards for iOS 8

    29 September 2014, 6:30 am

    iOS power-users, the Android-envy can stop now: Third-party keyboards have arrived. While the majority of iOS users likely find the default iOS keyboard works just fine, other alternative keyboards have cropped up that offer some capabilities that many may…
  • 5 reasons why Ello isn’t the second coming of Facebook

    29 September 2014, 6:20 am

    Ello…
  • The pros and cons of adding a 4K display to your Mac

    29 September 2014, 6:00 am

    I’ve long believed there’s no such thing as “too many pixels.” My desk setup follows that to a tee: I currently use a 27-inch iMac and two external displays, which, when combined, offer me 6656 horizontal pixels of resolution. But this setup, while…
  • Meet the iPhone cases that can hunt ghosts and build furniture

    29 September 2014, 5:58 am

    Phone cases are boring. Adventurous, life-marrow-sucking souls are known to embrace the danger of carrying their iPhones case-free, begging fate to shatter those screens when running from bulls or jumping out of moving cars. But even more hardcore than…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: More iPhone case goodness

    28 September 2014, 10:00 am

    More iPhone case goodnessThere’s no end to the veritable deluge of cases for Apple’s newest handsets—and that means a second weekly helping of protective accessories for your favorite smartphone.BallisticThe Tough Jacket Maxx (iPhone 6; $50) is designed…
  • No path back: Apple stops signing iOS 7.1.2

    27 September 2014, 2:57 pm

    In recent days we’ve offered advice that if you plan to revert from iOS 8 to iOS 7, you do so in a hurry as Apple stops authorizing earlier versions of iOS days after it releases a major update. If you didn’t follow that advice, you’re too late.…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: The latest Otterbox and eight more cases to end #Bendghazi

    27 September 2014, 2:00 pm

    Bend no moreThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases is all about Apple’s latest models, with plenty of protection for all tastes—and screen sizes.BodyGuardzThe ScreenGuardz HD Impact (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $30) is a screen protector that prevents damage…
  • Just your typical launch: Apple sells lots of devices, pundits see doom

    27 September 2014, 7:00 am

    Apple had yet another terrific launch weekend, selling 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses. So, let’s of course obsess over what went wrong. First, you know Apple’s got problems because this guy on the TV said they do. Then we’ll thrill to the tale of the…
  • You Should Play: Dark platformer Oscura: Second Shadow holds its own amongst copycats

    26 September 2014, 6:45 pm

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: A $15 to-do list manager, an Evernote update, and more

    26 September 2014, 5:15 pm

    Now we're cooking!This week's roster of new and updated iOS apps includes access to 15,000 great recipes from the New York Times' food archives. Plus, apps for golfers, gamers, and note-takers.2014 Ryder CupIf you’re a golf fan and want to follow the action…

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