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  • A City Sleeps hands-on: This musical shoot-em-up will give you nightmares

    2 September 2014, 2:34 pm

    Rock Band creator Harmonix has another new game and this time it's an ultra-hard shoot-em-up. Plus it comes out in October. We got a chance to try it out at PAX.
  • Why Apple’s mobile-payments system might actually work

    2 September 2014, 1:55 pm

    Rumors have been flying about Apple launching a payment system next week, and Dan Frommer lays out the reasons while the time may finally be ripe. (qz.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Gear We Love: Twelve South HiRise holds your display, hides your gear

    2 September 2014, 1:15 pm

    There’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth your money? In our Gear We Love column, Macworld’s editors tell you about the products we’re personally using—and loving.Unless…
  • The Week in Mac Apps: At school with Fido in the cloud

    2 September 2014, 12:15 pm

    At school with Fido in the cloudThis week’s Mac app roundup is an eclectic collection of software that can help you learn new words, type them more quickly, keep an eye on your best friend, and even get you in the cloud—without worrying about privacy…
  • Now you can tell your Facebook friends what to watch on Netflix

    2 September 2014, 11:12 am

    Sit back and wait for everyone to applaud your excellent taste in TV and film.
  • Throwing numbers around

    2 September 2014, 10:30 am

    The Macalope doesn’t know if an “iWatch” is being announced at Apple’s event on September 9, but he sure hopes so, because all this idle speculation is crazy-making. For the idlest of speculations, let’s go to the comedy troop known as the Forbes…
  • PlainTextMenu review: Takes the fuss and muss out of cut-and-paste

    2 September 2014, 7:00 am

    If you spend a lot of time copying and pasting formatted text from the Internet or Microsoft Word, you might just adore PlainTextMenu: It strips out colors, formatting, bold text, and all the pesky things that make sharing or pasting text a pain between…
  • What to do with your your old iPhone

    2 September 2014, 7:00 am

    We’re just days away from Apple’s next media event, which will in all likelihood introduce the company’s next iPhone. While we may spend the week fantasizing over potential new features, there are some practical issues to take into account, too: What are…
  • Automate your Mac: 10 ways to make managing email easier

    2 September 2014, 6:16 am

    If there's one daily chore that cries out for automation, it's managing your email inbox. Fortunately, there are all kinds of tools—some built into Mail.app itself, others from third-party vendors—that can help you do just that.Hide the Reply-All-ers…
  • How to prevent your naughty pictures from appearing on the Internet

    1 September 2014, 3:50 pm

    A reader who wished to remain really, really anonymous has failed in this regard. She writes:…
  • iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak

    1 September 2014, 3:41 pm

    A funny thing happened on the Internet Sunday as a cache of nude photos of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and other big-name stars made their way onto 4chan, as BuzzFeed notes. Reports indicate that this leak may have been the result of a hacker (or hackers)…
  • Comic: Pizza phone payments

    1 September 2014, 12:00 pm

    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: An oral history of Apple mice, part two.…
  • The Week in Mac Accessories: Bags and bytes

    1 September 2014, 10:00 am

    Bags and bytesIn our latest roundup of new Mac gear, we've got all kinds of ways to carry your MacBook, plus mega-storage, colorful mice, standing desks, and more.BooqThe $295 Cobra brief is a mid-sized laptop bag — it’ll fit a 15-inch MacBook Pro — with…
  • Why I wish I could charge my iPhone wirelessly

    1 September 2014, 7:30 am

    With new iPhone hardware just around the corner, this is the time of the year when everyone who follows the world of Apple’s mobile handset gets to create a mental wishlist of new features they’d like to see when Tim Cook walks onto stage on September 9.…
  • StorageStatus review: Be a little smarter about how you use your storage

    1 September 2014, 7:00 am

    StorageStatus…
  • Automate your Mac: three smart hacks for managing files

    1 September 2014, 6:47 am

    Managing files and folders is one of the most obvious—and easiest—chores to automate on your Mac, thanks to specialized tools like Hazel, as well as generalists like AppleScript, Automator, and Keyboard Maestro.Clear the desktop…
  • The best apps for taking notes

    1 September 2014, 6:00 am

    With so many awesome apps at your disposal, using a pen and paper just doesn't make much sense.
  • New page on Apple's website explains common reasons for App Store rejection

    31 August 2014, 3:23 pm

    App Store rejections may not be the hot-button issue it was a few years ago, but for developers, it’s still a chief area of concern. To give app makers a little clarity and direction, Apple published a new page to its Developer site that outlines some of the…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Looks and feel

    30 August 2014, 10:00 am

    Looks and feelThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes a splash of High-Street looks (with prices to match) that will turn heads wherever you go.HexThe Supply Icon (iPad Air; $60) is an all-in-one solution that protects your tablet while providing an…
  • Look what I can do!

    30 August 2014, 7:00 am

    Get ready for some silly pundit tricks, because these guys are more fun than a troop of dancing circus poodles. First, we’ll get a nice slathering of how awesome Android is (totally awesome). Next, a pundit shows us how to be right and wrong at the same…
  • Dive into OS X Yosemite in Macworld's October Digital Edition

    29 August 2014, 7:30 pm

    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 Edition.Available as single copies or with a…
  • Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

    29 August 2014, 3:00 pm

    Apple will appeal a judge’s order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.A jury in California decided in May that Samsung infringed three of Apple’s patents and awarded the iPhone maker…
  • Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

    29 August 2014, 12:57 pm

    Apple will reportedly announce its first wearable device in September, but the product may not ship until early next year.…
  • Are environmental sensors coming to the iPhone 6?

    29 August 2014, 12:00 pm

    In just about a week and a half, the mystery behind a surprisingly spartan invitation, historical locations, and unusual buildings will be revealed, and we’ll finally know what Apple’s new smartphone looks like.…
  • Pixlr's free photo editor goes native on Windows and OS X

    29 August 2014, 11:59 am

    Windows and Mac users in need of a free photo editor can now download a desktop version of Pixlr.The popular web app is now available as standalone software, no longer requiring an Internet connection to use. But be aware that the free version isn't quite the…
  • What to expect from Apple's September 9 event

    29 August 2014, 11:00 am

    Roll them bones, strain the tea leaves, and consult your crystal balls. With Apple’s September 9 event now a matter of public record, the only sensible way to while away the hours over the next week and a half is to speculate about what precisely the company…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Barely there

    29 August 2014, 10:30 am

    Barely thereIn this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases, you’ll find an accessory that sticks to your bike, one that's safe under water, and one that's so thin you’ll hardly notice it.Bike2PowerThe ArmorGuard (iPhone 5 and 5s; $80) is a bicycle kit that…
  • Virtual TimeClock review: Keep track of your employees' work hours

    29 August 2014, 10:00 am

    Time clocks—with punch cards and a line of employees waiting to check in or check out of work—are an almost universal signifier of the modern industrial age. Punchcards, the physical paper type, are still in wide use, but as you might expect, a digital…
  • When search fails in Outlook

    29 August 2014, 9:30 am

    Reader Abby Conrad has a problem with a forgetful email client. She writes:In the last week or so I’ve been trying to search for messages in Microsoft Outlook and it shows no results, even when I can scroll through my inbox and find a message from the sender…
  • Comic: A history of Apple mice, part two

    29 August 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: An oral history of Apple mice, part two.…

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