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  • 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.…
  • 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 employee's 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.…
  • Appreciating the Apple TV

    29 August 2014, 7:00 am

    With one or more autumnal Apple events on the horizon we turn our thoughts not only to what Cupertino has in mind for the iPhone and iPad, but the direction the next generation Apple TV might take. We’ve already issued some ideas on what a future Apple TV…
  • FruitJuice review: Practice good battery health with your MacBook

    29 August 2014, 7:00 am

    Leaving your MacBook plugged in all the time—for example, in order to use it with an external monitor while its lid’s shut—can be bad for the battery’s longevity. The Battery Project’s FruitJuice (Mac App Store link) aims to help you keep your…
  • You Should Play: Godus

    29 August 2014, 6:00 am

    Play as a deity, expand your following, and build new civilizations in this intriguing game.
  • L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology

    28 August 2014, 2:52 pm

    When Apple landed a $30 million iPad contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2013, it was heralded as a big win for the company—after all, LAUSD is the second-largest school district in the country. But the deal apparently didn’t…
  • BioShock, one of the best shooters of all time, hits iOS -- and it's still great

    28 August 2014, 2:15 pm

    The lines are blurring between AAA console and mobile game development. It's not happening in great volume just yet, nor are all major publishers converting their elaborate controller-based games into touch experiences. Activision's upcoming Skylanders: Trap…
  • Apple to hold press event on September 9

    28 August 2014, 12:09 pm

    We’ve heard rumor after rumor, but now it’s official: Apple will be holding a press event on September 9, kicking off at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern. Invitations dispatched to press on Thursday morning were even more cryptic than usual, with a…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Old games, new life

    28 August 2014, 11:30 am

    Old games, new lifeThis week’s roundup includes new and updated apps from three much-loved franchises: BioShock, Pac-Man, and Star Wars. We've also got finance and video apps, if you have any time left over after gaming.BioShockIt’s billed as “one of the…
  • Maximum hyperbole

    28 August 2014, 10:30 am

    We already know how boring the iPhone 6 is (so very, very boring). But were you aware that it’s also ugly? As in yoo, gee, ell, why, it ain’t got no ali-bi?Zach “Windows 8 rules” Epstein of the Boy Genius Report brings us the hideous truth.“Will the…
  • The Apple customer-support site that's built just for you

    28 August 2014, 9:00 am

    You’ve got a Mac, an iPhone, maybe an iPad or two in your household, and you have a problem. Maybe one of them’s got a cracked screen, and you want to find out if it’s still under warranty (and what that warranty covers). Maybe one of them won’t start…
  • MultiSync EA244UHD review: 4K display's wide color gamut ideal for production

    28 August 2014, 8:00 am

    The NEC MultiSync EA244UHD is a 24-inch, 4K desktop monitor. Priced around $1350, the EA244UHD may be expensive, but when connected to a new Mac Pro over Mini DisplayPort, its pixel-doubled resolution can provide you the desktop “retina display” experience…
  • Four tips to soup up Safari on iOS

    28 August 2014, 7:30 am

    If mobile browsing stats are any indication, iOS users spend way more time on the Web than their Android counterparts. Given how much we rely on Safari, though, there are a surprising number of features that you might not have heard of.Transcript…
  • Why old iPhones become sluggish over time

    28 August 2014, 7:30 am

    One of the unusual consequences of being in the computer business is that I tend to own more devices than the average person. Therefore, when a family friend recently broke her iPhone 4s, I didn’t hesitate to visit the Tabini Museum of Antique Handsets and…
  • Leafnote review: Focus on writing, not on how to use the app

    28 August 2014, 7:00 am

    iOS has changed the way we write. The ultra-minimal, file-free workspaces we use on our iPhones and iPads have gradually made their way to our Macs, making formatting toolbars and nested folders all but obsolete. Leafnote (Mac App Store link) isn’t quite as…
  • 3 powerful iPhone battery cases perfect for back to school

    28 August 2014, 6:30 am

    You know the feeling—that sinking feeling when you notice your phone is at 7 percent charged, and there’s just no way you’re going to make it to a power outlet for a while. You can turn the brightness down to barely visible, you can turn off Wi-Fi and…
  • Rhapsody unRadio is no Pandora One killer but it's free (for some)

    28 August 2014, 6:00 am

    In June, Rhapsody and T-Mobile announced Rhapsody unRadio, a subscription streaming music service. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen such an arrangement. Mobile carriers and music streaming services are increasingly getting together in this…
  • Clockwise Podcast: Cut all the cords!

    27 August 2014, 7:15 pm

    Topics include streaming TV without cable, Internet trolls, ditching iTunes, and revising Windows. With guests Roman Loyola and Brad Chacos.
  • Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

    27 August 2014, 6:05 pm

    A U.S. judge has denied Apple’s request for a permanent sales ban in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in California.…

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