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  • Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

    14 September 2014, 1:23 pm

    For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level
  • Apres Watch, le deluge

    13 September 2014, 7:00 am

    The Macalope's gonna be honest with you, it was really hard to pick just three this week. The deluge of dumb that resulted from this week's Apple announcements. But let's skim the... well, not the cream. What's under the cream? Is it cheese? Let's just say…
  • Apple Pay nets a discount from banks, Walmart says ‘no thanks’

    12 September 2014, 3:08 pm

    If phones are going to replace wallets, everyone has to get on board. Banks, stores, phone manufacturers, and you, the customer, are all needed to take mobile payments mainstream. That’s why Apple Pay has a shot at succeeding where Google Wallet failed:…
  • Meet the 7 apps that will give your amateur Instagrams professional gloss

    12 September 2014, 11:00 am

    If you want to become a world-famous Instagram photographer, or at least boost your follower and like counts, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.…
  • iPhone 6 preorders plagued with problems

    12 September 2014, 10:51 am

    If you preordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus without any trouble last night, congratulations: You were one of the lucky few.…
  • Jumping the gun

    12 September 2014, 10:00 am

    The reviews of the Apple Watch are in! Writing for the Washington Post, Dominic Basulto hates it!…
  • How to prepare your devices for iOS 8

    12 September 2014, 9:00 am

    Reader Diane Fillian looks to the future but wants to take precautions. She writes:…
  • Livescribe 3 review: Turns your handwritten paper notes into digital text in real time

    12 September 2014, 8:30 am

    Capturing notes in a classroom lecture or business meeting can sometimes be a daunting task. And, if you’re like me, the race to capture the spoken word and put it on paper can sometimes keep you from listening to what’s being said next, leaving your notes…
  • Apple Pay could put an end to data breaches

    12 September 2014, 7:15 am

    The retail data-breach epidemic highlighted by Target now has other famous victims, including UPS, Home Depot, and Dairy Queen. If you've used a credit card sometime in the past year or two, there's a very good chance your information has been compromised or…
  • Why Apple Pay could be the mobile-payment system you'll actually use

    12 September 2014, 7:00 am

    If you’ve ever bought gas from inside the station, or perhaps some aspirin from a national pharmacy chain, you’ve probably seen those payment terminals with a Touch Here sticker at the top, inviting you to pay by just tapping the terminal with your credit…
  • You Should Play: Zen Pinball

    12 September 2014, 7:00 am

    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.Dedicated arcades are…
  • Hanx Writer brings 1940s typewriter technology to the iPad, and nails it

    12 September 2014, 6:44 am

  • Meet the new Macworld staff

    12 September 2014, 6:00 am

    Macworld is undergoing a big transformation, converting our print magazine to digital, and introducing new full-time staffers. We’re smaller in ranks, but devoted as ever to covering the most interesting whys, hows and what-ifs of the Apple universe.Because…
  • How, when, and where to preorder the iPhone 6

    11 September 2014, 9:09 pm

    Tonight’s the night. The hour draws near. Put on a pot of coffee and set an alarm. iPhone 6 preorders start at midnight.…
  • How to hide the free U2 album from your iTunes library

    11 September 2014, 1:15 pm

    It was either mighty nice of Apple, or a big marketing gamble, to give everyone in the world a copy of the new U2 album. But not everyone likes U2.…
  • Recent iCloud subscribers receiving partial refunds after price cuts

    11 September 2014, 12:46 pm

    Apple is offering partial refunds to recent iCloud subscribers as it drops the price of its cloud storage plans.…
  • Apple Watch tidbits: One-day battery life, but a smart anti-theft trick

    11 September 2014, 11:26 am

    Some extra details on the Apple Watch have trickled out over the past couple days, filling in a couple of the blanks in Apple's big announcement.One of the bigger lingering questions was what to expect for battery life, as Apple made no mention of it during…
  • Comic: Size matters not

    11 September 2014, 9:00 am

    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: Size matters not.…
  • Party of two: 4 slightly cheesy but still endearing apps for couples

    11 September 2014, 6:30 am

    When my boyfriend sent me an email invite to “join him” as his partner on a relationship app called Couple, I thought he…
  • SwiftKey reveals details about its iOS 8 keyboard

    10 September 2014, 2:00 pm

    SwiftKey predicts words before you even start typing.…
  • Why Apple Pay won't kill Square

    10 September 2014, 12:32 pm

    Apple’s wallet replacement, Apple Pay, will make you want to cut up your credit cards, but it won’t destroy credit card reader Square. At least, that’s what Square founder Jack Dorsey says.…
  • Last of a genre

    10 September 2014, 12:15 pm

    Tuesday was a big day as Apple announced larger iPhones and the legendary watch and also maybe electric-powered soup? There was kind of a lot in there and the feed kept skipping. Anyway, please enjoy what may be the last “Apple must make a larger phone!”…
  • Apple Watch vs. Android Wear: A reality check

    10 September 2014, 11:29 am

    The first Apple smartwatch doesn't bury Google's efforts, but it shows the way forward
  • Verizon, Sprint announce competing iPhone 6 deals

    10 September 2014, 10:59 am

    The launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has kicked off a price war for your valuable carrier contract. Not wanting to cede any ground to its smaller competitors, Verizon recently announced its own trade-in program to convince you to buy the iPhone 6 from…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: iPhone 6 cases debut

    10 September 2014, 10:30 am

    iPhone 6 cases are here!With a whole new set of Apple gear just announced, this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you a selection of protective accessories made just for those new handsets.BuQu TechThe PowerArmour (iPhone 6; $80) protects your new…
  • Let's talk about iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch

    10 September 2014, 10:00 am

    After weeks of speculation we know something of what Apple has planned for late this year and early next—two new iPhone models, a new way of making payments, and a multi-talented wearable technology termed the Apple Watch. Serenity had some hands on time…
  • 5 things the Apple Watch can do, and 5 things it can't

    10 September 2014, 8:44 am

    Apple’s latest “one more thing” was a doozy: A high-tech watch that CEO Tim Cook hopes will “redefine what people expect” from a wearable device. The watch does much more than tell the time—but what exactly does it do? And what can’t it?…
  • What you need to know about Apple Watch, Apple's attempt to remake wearables

    10 September 2014, 7:00 am

    Tim Cook finally got a chance to roll out a brand-new product—heck, a brand-new product category—for Apple on Tuesday, unveiling the company’s new Apple Watch lineup at a highly anticipated press event in Cupertino. Apple demonstrated many juicy features…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: What you need to know

    10 September 2014, 7:00 am

    It’s that time again: iPhone interregnum. The week-plus period between the day Apple announces new iPhones and the day those phones are actually available. (In this case, the new phones will go on sale September 19.) In the meantime, you probably have a lot…
  • iOS 8 FAQ: What we know about Apple's next-generation mobile OS

    10 September 2014, 6:30 am

    Given iOS 7’s major visual overhaul last year, it wouldn’t have been surprising if Apple decided to take a step back and focus on small under-the-hood improvements in iOS 8. But that didn’t happen: iOS 8 looks like it’ll be every bit the game-changer…

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