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  • Vine update for iOS adds the ability to import video clips

    20 August 2014, 4:40 pm

    Vine’s six-second videos just got a whole lot easier to make—for iOS users, anyway. The Twitter-owned company is rolling out an update to let iPhone users create Vines using already-shot footage in their Camera Roll. (The update is coming to Android later,…
  • AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

    20 August 2014, 3:49 pm

    As Google decides whether or not to build out gigabit broadband in Silicon Valley, AT&T said Wednesday that it will jump in.…
  • Hands-on: Google Photo Sphere Camera for iOS

    20 August 2014, 2:55 pm

    Google’s Street View software and now-infamous bubble trucks are nifty, but old hat when it comes to virtual mapping. The newest craze: mapping nifty spots on the globe yourself. The company created its 360-degree Photo Spheres panorama option back in…
  • Clockwise Podcast: Mobile disasters, social networks, and tech pet peeves

    20 August 2014, 2:13 pm

    What social networks are good for (absolutely something?), mobile-device disasters, our biggest tech pet peeves, and what we'd like to change about Twitter. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Miller.
  • Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration

    20 August 2014, 2:08 pm

    We’re all Mac users here, but every once in a while—much as we might hate to admit it—we need to run the odd Windows app. Not only will the latest version of Parallels Desktop, announced on Wednesday, continue to handle that kind of task, but it also…
  • When Big Brother is your Mom

    20 August 2014, 10:00 am

    As we wait for August to wind down and a fresh crop of Apple products to sprout in September we manage to find other things to talk about. This week that includes Apple and diversity, calling your mother (or else!), whether we’re so human-impaired that we…
  • Upgrading your Mac: Moving hard drives from a Mac Pro to iMac

    20 August 2014, 9:30 am

    Reader Ruben Diaz is trading up, but would like to take his existing gear with him. He writes:…
  • Power Adapter Alarm review: Hey, your MagSafe adapter is unplugged!

    20 August 2014, 9:02 am

    If you’ve ever wanted your MacBook to audibly notify you when you accidentally knocked the MagSafe power adapter from its socket, Eduardo N Hering’s Power Adapter Alarm (Mac App Store link) may be what you’ve been dreaming of.…
  • Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe

    20 August 2014, 9:00 am

    As students return to school, technology goes with them. That technology—and the data generated by it—is valuable not simply as a means for getting school work done, but also as entertainment for those brief hours between one assignment and the next.…
  • The Week in iOS Accessories: Rockin' docks

    20 August 2014, 8:00 am

    Rockin' docksThis week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes several docks for charging and syncing -- and maybe even for putting it at the center of your home-entertainment system.AlgoriddimThe $100 DJ Connect lets you pre-cue music on any iOS…
  • iBetterCharge review: Track your iOS device's battery life while using your Mac

    20 August 2014, 7:00 am

    iBetterCharge menu bar access…
  • Fix This App: Overcast for iOS

    20 August 2014, 6:00 am

    We spend a lot of time with mobile apps. We know what we like and what we don’t—sometimes within the very same app. Our Fix This App series takes a closer look at a mobile offering that’s not without some flaws and tries to nudge it a little closer to…
  • BrandPost: For the ultimate home cinema, start with NAS

    19 August 2014, 6:44 pm

    You’ve already navigated a seemingly endless sea of hardware options, form factors, and connectivity quagmires to create your beautifully constructed home theater. It’s a completely centralized, smoothly operating, mind-blowing entertainment powerhouse.…
  • Hands-on: Mailbox for Mac Beta swipes, snoozes its way onto OS X

    19 August 2014, 5:35 pm

    A deluge of email apps are trying to rein in the chaos that can overwhelm one’s inbox. Mailbox stands out from the pack, as it’s been one of the most elegant solutions on iOS, with a unique take on swiping away and snoozing emails to reach that ever…
  • Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 review: For $300, small-office inkjet offers better output and value…

    19 August 2014, 1:17 pm

    Epson’s new $300 WorkForce Pro WF-4630 is just the kind of affordable, capable multifunction printer most small offices could use—even if they think they need a laser. A laser MFP may offer better text output (barely), but everything else lines up in an…
  • Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

    19 August 2014, 1:17 pm

    Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Done and done

    19 August 2014, 11:30 am

    Done, and doneThis week’s Mac app roundup brings you sports tricks, photos you didn’t know you could make, and the ability to get things done.CoachBase 2.0As the new school year approaches, the $10 CoachBase - Animated coach clipboard playbook offers an…
  • Same old refrain

    19 August 2014, 10:30 am

    Business Insider is a publication at war with itself. While BI’s Jay Yarow has finally admitted the obvious, that Apple kinda knows what it’s doing and smartphone market share is not the be-all end-all of measurements, Jim Edwards seems to be happily…
  • Comic: You down with USB?

    19 August 2014, 10:00 am

    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: You down with (reversible) USB?…
  • iQ5 microphone review: iOS accessory delivers solid sound from a small package

    19 August 2014, 8:00 am

    Today’s iOS devices include mono microphones that are good enough for general-purpose recording—making voice and video calls, capturing audio notes, and identifying tunes with Soundhound. But they’re not ideal for situations where you need higher-quality…
  • What Apple's new content delivery network means for net neutrality, and for you

    19 August 2014, 7:30 am

    In late July, Apple reportedly brought online its own content distribution network (CDN), a way of pushing data files closer to end-users. A CDN can reduce the number of hops and the amount of intermediate bandwidth required to speed files and data—like an…
  • Day One review: A Mac app that's so nice, you'll actually maintain your journal

    19 August 2014, 7:00 am

    I’ve kept paper journals in the past, but never stuck with them. Filling those blank pages felt too much like a chore. Bloom Built’s superb Day One (Mac App Store link) makes keeping a journal easier than ever, thanks to smart features and a beautiful,…
  • You can legally unlock your smartphone -- so now what?

    19 August 2014, 6:30 am

    In the short term, not much has changed, even with the new law that makes it OK to unlock your smartphone. But longer term, this should benefit both phone owners and carriers.
  • How the smartphone defeated the point-and-shoot digital camera

    19 August 2014, 6:00 am

    It’s no secret that the smartphone has cannibalized digital camera sales. Market research firm IDC reports that smartphone sales topped 1 billion in 2013, up 38 percent year over year. CIPA (the Camera & Imaging Products Association) shows a 36 percent drop…
  • Gear We Love: Anker Quad-Port Wall Charger handles four devices and fits in your pocket

    18 August 2014, 1:00 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.…
  • How to hide games in your Steam library

    18 August 2014, 10:42 am

    After years of begging from PC gamers, you can now hide games from your Steam library—though the secretive feature is hard to find. Here's how to do it.
  • TodoMovies 3 for iOS review: For movie buffs who can't get enough movie news and info

    18 August 2014, 10:33 am

    Our iPhones have turned us into task managing masters. All day long a steady stream of beeps, buzzes and bongs keep us abreast of what we need to do, constantly prodding us to get things done. TodoMovies (iTunes Store link) sends you reminders you'll look…
  • When Dvorak dies because of Word bug

    18 August 2014, 9:00 am

    Reader Jane Kerns has a bone to pick with Microsoft in regard to her favorite keyboard layout. She writes:…
  • Life after death: Resuscitating a drowned iPhone 5

    18 August 2014, 8:00 am

    Calling my iPhone “unsinkable” might be a bit much—in all fairness, it did actually sink. But I’m getting ahead of myself.…
  • Memory Diag review: Keep an eye on your Mac's RAM

    18 August 2014, 7:00 am

    Memory Diag…

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