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  • Apple makes it super simple to get rid of its U2 gift to you

    15 September 2014, 2:13 pm

    U2 is no longer the kind of band that generates controversy or inspires strong feelings one way or another. That’s Miley Cyrus territory. But Apple’s giveaway of the band’s new album, Songs of Innocence, is causing such a backlash that the company is…
  • How hospitals will use HealthKit to monitor your vitals

    15 September 2014, 11:45 am

    Apple has made no secret of the fact that it’s working with healthcare providers to test the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, but now we have more details on its trials with Stanford and Duke’s hospitals.Physicians at the university hospitals will start trials in…
  • Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

    15 September 2014, 10:15 am

    The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.
  • Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders top 4 million in 24 hours

    15 September 2014, 9:10 am

    Your unsurprising news for this Monday morning: Apple sold a lot of pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last Friday. Over four million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, to be precise.As it has been in years past, pre-orders opened in the wee hours of…
  • How to send multiple images from iPhoto for iOS

    15 September 2014, 9:00 am

    Reader Tim McBrayer has a question about iPhoto on his iPad. He writes:…
  • How to spill-proof your laptop (and how to fix it if that fails)

    15 September 2014, 6:30 am

    Perhaps one of the worst threats your Mac faces is the chance of being doused with water or other liquid: In a second, a cup of coffee could leave you about $1500 in the hole for a new Mac (plus $5 for another latte).…
  • SlingTV review: Convenient TV place-shifting, with an underwhelming new interface

    15 September 2014, 6:00 am

    Released in July, the Slingbox M1 is new hardware for Sling, but it effectively maintains Sling’s place-shifting status quo. By contrast, the SlingTV is the same higher-end hardware from two years back—it’s a repackaged Slingbox 500, with little effort…
  • 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

    SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. …
  • 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

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