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Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant

Siri now has a dedicated smart speaker to call home, so it's time to consider how Apple's voice assistant compares to Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. Let's explore the obvious -- as well as more nuanced -- differences between these voice AIs. By the end of it, we'll have a better sense of each …

Smart Homes

The Must-Have iPad App for Artists, Designers & Creatives

For years I’ve heard about the app Procreate. But only recently was I able to download the app and try it with Apple Pencil on iPad for myself. I am certainly no visual artist, but I was immediately amazed by the capabilities and user-interface of Procreate. The app somehow manages to be both …

Apple Pencil

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and iPad.<p>While much of the signature Lion design like linen and leather was replaced years later in OS X Mavericks, the Mac’s …

Apps

Get all the wallpapers for all the versions of iOS and MacOS in history

It's a trip down memory lane or, rather, the annals of Infinite Loop. A Redditor named Nucleam posted links to a pair of Google Photos albums of -- as far as I can tell -- every single wallpaper Apple has ever released for iOS and MacOS (and before it, OS X). It's amazing.<p>Here's the iOS Wallpaper …

Google Photos

Watch this breathtaking GIF of Apple Park’s 3-story lunchroom door opening

This afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter regarding updates to the lunchroom at the company’s spaceship headquarters.<p>Cook’s tweet includes a GIF that demonstrates the very cool, ginormous sliding doors that slide open. The tweet reads “Lunchtime at Apple Park just got a whole lot more …

Tim Cook

Inside the iPhone Repair Ecosystem: Where Do Replacement Parts Come From and Can You Trust Them?

There's a thriving market for unofficial, aftermarket iPhone parts, and in China, there are entire massive factories that are dedicated to producing these components for repair shops unable to get ahold of parts that have been produced by Apple.<p>The entire Apple device repair ecosystem is …

Mobile Technology

Windows 10 users can now try Microsoft’s Your Phone app to mirror phone content to a PC

Available for all Windows 10 users with Android devices<p>Microsoft started testing its Your Phone app with Windows 10 Insiders last month, and now the company is making it available to all Windows 10 users. If you’re running Windows 10 with the latest April 2018 Update, Your Phone is available to …

Windows 10

30 Foods You Didn't Know Could Kill You

Yikes!<p>Turns out, there are plenty of dangerous things in your kitchen, and many foods that often taste delicious can post a threat to your health if you're not careful. Do a sweep of your fridge and pantry for these items to ensure safe eating.

High Blood Pressure

Siri Shortcuts can now control your HomeKit devices

Apple’s new Siri Shortcuts app, which is currently being beta tested ahead of a release alongside iOS 12, now comes with limited HomeKit support.<p>Its latest update gives testers the ability to add certain smart home controls to their workflows.<p>Shortcuts, first previewed at WWDC, makes Siri …

iOS

Top 3 reasons to use a VPN on your phone

You've probably heard your security-conscious friends talking about their favorite VPNs from time to time, and why using one is so important — or …

Information Systems

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

How to Send and Receive SMS Messages on iPad and Mac via Text Message Forwarding

Ever since iOS 7, Apple has provided a Text Message Forwarding service that can push SMS messages received through your iPhone's cellular network to your other Apple devices.<p>Using the same network, the forwarding service also allows you to send messages from your iPad or Mac to other phone numbers, …

Security

How to disable My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing without erasing your photos

Macworld reader PJ wrote in to ask about disabling My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing without losing anything. He received dire warnings when …

Photo Sharing

This $20 car charger is so much more than just a car charger

Everyone with a car obviously needs a car charger in order to ensure his or her phone is all juiced up once it’s time to get out of the car. What you …

Tech Trends

This Is Why Some Automatic Transmissions Shift Straight and Some Are All Zig-Zaggy

If you’ve ever looked at floor-mounted automatic transmission shift levers, with either disdain or genuine gratitude, you’ve probably noticed that …

General Motors

Google Docs gets an AI-powered grammar correction tool

Suck at grammar? You’ll be happy to know that Google’s introducing a grammar checker into its Docs app; it’ll use the power of machine learning to spot your mistakes as you type.<p>The company says that its AI can identify a wide range of errors and suggest fixes for them, “from simple grammatical …

Google Docs

Evolution of the Volvo: from ÖV4 to the V60

Volvo

These are the 18 best iOS apps with dark mode, according to Apple

As part of iOS 11 last year, Apple completely redesigned the App Store with a focus on curation from human editors. As part of this curation, Apple’s editors create lists of the best application in certain categories every day.<p>One of the more recent lists centers around the the best apps with a …

Apps

Mac: How to lock screen

Whether you’re new to Mac or just haven’t had a need to set up password protection in macOS before, follow along for how to customize and lock your screen.<p>There are a few different ways to lock your Mac’s screen. First we’ll take a look at how to immediately do this with a keyboard shortcut and …

MacBook Pro

Archive Offers Up All Past Mac and iOS Wallpapers

Over the weekend, Reddit user Nucleam shared photo albums containing archives of all of the different wallpapers that Apple has offered for iOS and macOS, providing an interesting trip down memory lane.<p>There are two separate Google Photos albums for iOS and macOS, with images dating back multiple …

Apple

Leaked Apple repair videos cough up some secrets

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Not surprisingly, these internal Apple videos are now gone from YouTube. The iPhone maker undoubtedly asked that they be removed.<p>What appears to be a collection of Apple’s internal video guides to repairing various devices has been posted on YouTube. These show the company’s methods …

MacBook Pro

Get MacOS Mojave's awesome Dynamic desktop wallpaper without Mojave

Dark mode and Dynamic desktop are among the best features of MacOS Mojave, though I freely acknowledge that, unlike Stacks or the new and improved Finder, they do nothing to make your Mac more powerful or easier to use. They're purely for show, but you're sure to find them the two most tangible and …

These are the winners of the 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards [Gallery]

The annual iPhone Photography Awards have recognized the best images taken with the iPhone over the last 11 years, and now the winners of this year have been unveiled. As revealed on the IPPA website, this year’s winners were selected from “thousands of entries” across 140 countries around the …

Top 5 utilities that every new Mac user needs

They're not your everyday workhorse apps like a word processor or spreadsheet, but these extras are what makes it worth having a Mac. AppleInsider …

Operating Systems

Why Apple’s Best MacBook Pro Is Too Powerful for Its Own Good

After being long overdue for an update to new CPUs, last week Apple announced refreshed 2018 MacBook Pros with 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips from Intel, …

MacBook Pro

Wemo Mini Smart Plug retroactively gains HomeKit via firmware update, no hub required

Belkin was remarkably late to the HomeKit scene with their Wemo line of smart home accessories, but the company finally remedied that in January with a dedicated $40 bridge. Now Belkin is going one step further and making its $35 Wemo Mini Smart Plug work with HomeKit without requiring a …

Google may put its Fuchsia OS on smart home devices within three years

The Fuchsia team wants to replace Chrome OS and Android with something new<p>Google’s Project Fuchsia OS has been shrouded in mystery for the past few years. It was discovered almost two years ago when the company began quietly posting code to its GitHub repository and expanded with an actual …

Smart Homes

One day, Google’s Fuchsia OS may become a real thing

Every few months, Google’s Project Fuchsia makes the rounds in the tech press. And for good reason, given that this is Google’s first attempt at developing a new open-source kernel and operating system. Of course, there are few secrets about it, given that it’s very much being developed in the open …

Google

We break down Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple released their latest MacBook Pro. We conducted a few tests to see if it's actually their best performing-laptop yet.

14 features in iOS 12 you need to know about