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How to block any website on iPhone and iPad

There are probably good reasons to block a website on your own iPhone or iPad, but really, why not just avoid typing its URL? It’s far more likely that you’ll want to block a website on somebody else’s device, probably a child’s. Or perhaps you don’t want your kids to accidentally hit all your …

iOS

How to control the order of images in a Photos for Mac slideshow

It’s absolutely frustrating when you set out on a task that seems like it should work, and then wind up wondering if it’s your fault. This is the …

High Sierra

PowerPhotos – The Ultimate Toolbox for Photos on the Mac [Sponsor]

PowerPhotos is a powerful utility for the Mac that lets you merge or split Photos libraries and eliminate duplicate photos. People use multiple Photos libraries for all sorts of reasons, but one of the most common is to break an enormous library of tens of thousands of photos into smaller more …

Albums

Welcome to Ingenuity

Using Apple Watch running cadence and pace alerts in watchOS 5

Apple Watch is steadily evolving into a more capable sports watch, and the upcoming watchOS 5 software update continues that trend with yoga and hiking workouts, automatic workout detection, and new ways to see heart rate data. Specifically for runners is a new way to train with pace alerts and …

Smartwatches

How to use Light Mode for messages in Mail with Dark Mode on macOS Mojave

Dark Mode in macOS Mojave is really awesome, but it shines in some apps better than others. Dark Mode is excellent in iTunes and Photos where colors pop off the screen, but it can make reading more difficult in text-focused apps.<p>macOS 10.14 only gives you two options: Light Mode or Dark Mode. …

Apps

HQ Trivia brings live trivia game show with cash prizes to the Apple TV

I don’t know if people still play HQ Trivia (or if anyone has struck gold playing), but there’s a clever new way to compete if so: HQ Trivia for Apple TV. The live trivia game show made its debut on iPhone and iPad around this time last year, but there’s certainly less buzz around the app now. HQ …

Smart TV

Apple TV 4K included in Verizon’s upcoming 5G service

In an effort to get ahead with 5G, Verizon is looking to include YouTube TV or Apple TV as part of a launch promotion in its initial four markets.<p>As reported by <i>Variety</i>, Verizon will include a YouTube TV subscription, or an Apple TV 4K in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston, and Indianapolis — the …

YouTube TV

Back to the Mac 010: Dual eGPUs!

<b>Back to the Mac</b> <i>is a series focused specifically on the Mac, including hardware, accessories, I/O, software, and more.</i><p>On this week’s episode of Back to the Mac, we go nuts with an eGPU setup featuring two Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 units mated with a pair of workstation-class 16GB AMD WX 9100 …

MacBook Pro

Review: iOttie’s iON wireless chargers are versatile options that can charge more than just your iPhone

Wireless chargers are a dime a dozen nowadays, with a slew of companies attempting to hop on the bandwagon now that Apple has rolled out Qi support to its latest iPhone models. In the past, we’ve taken a look at options from companies like Aukey, Nomad, and many more.<p>Now, popular accessory maker …

Gear & Gadgets

When does Apple release new iPhones?

iPhone buying decisions vary from person to person, and not everyone cares about having the latest version. This works for a lot of consumers since you can generally buy any modern iPhone and have a positive experience — especially if you’re upgrading after a few generations.<p>Every summer I hear …

Mobile Technology

3 small-but-important details from Apple’s Q4 2018 financials call

Apple’s quarterly financial calls are usually a time for big numbers: record revenue, billions in income, millions of iPhones sold, etc. But what I …

Tim Cook

How to move a user account from one Mac to another

With macOS, you can set up your Mac with separate user accounts. That way, multiple people can use one computer, but the files, app settings, and …

Operating Systems

How my Apple Watch helped me through another health crisis

In retrospect, it probably wasn’t very smart of me to make my last article for Macworld about me almost dying. In the ensuing two years, that led …

Apple Watch

Apple gets its ultimate revenge on Michael Dell with the world's first trillion-dollar market cap

If the best revenge is living well, then Tim Cook is sticking it to everyone. Apple’s stock passed another significant milestone today, becoming the …

Market Capitalization

MacOS Mojave lets you use an eGPU with a MacBook Pro display. And the gaming boost can be fantastic

As of the latest public beta patch for macOS Mojave, eGPU support for the Mac is truly worth getting excited about. Back when I first covered Mac …

MacBook Pro

Nike Training Club Debuts on Apple Watch

Over the last year it's become far too common to hear about a popular app dropping support for the Apple Watch – fortunately, today the opposite is happening: Nike Training Club has added an Apple Watch app for the first time.<p>Nike Training Club is a workout app containing over 180 different …

Apple Watch

Apple responds to US lawmaker concerns about location tracking, ‘Hey Siri,’ more

Last month, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook inquiring about specific iPhone data usage practices. Today, Apple has officially responded to that letter, explaining in detail its commitment to privacy…<p>In the letter, Apple’s director of federal …

Congressional Committees

Malwarebytes comes to iOS w/ scam call blocking, spam text filtering, web protection & more

Long-time Mac security software Malwarebytes is making its iOS debut this month with the release of a new all-in-one security app for iOS users.<p>Thanks to our sponsor Malwarebytes, we’re giving away 50 codes to users that download the new app. Enter your email below and download the app for a chance …

iOS Apps

No end in sight to rising smartphone pricing, say analysts, following iPhone X precedent

Analysts say that a variety of factors are likely to see the price of flagship smartphones continue to rise, with the success of the iPhone X a key influence.<p>While there were many who doubted that even Apple could persuade significant numbers of consumers to pay a four-figure price for a phone, <i>CNET</i> …

Mobile Technology

MoviePass drops price hike … and its unlimited plan

It’s a new week which naturally means MoviePass has a new business model. In an act that will either save it or be its grand finale, MoviePass announced today that it will revert to its $9.95/month plan, but limit customers to just three movies per month.<p>The development comes just a few days after …

Customers

Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – fast enough for 4K workflows [Video]

As a MacBook Pro user, having access to external SSD storage is important given the price of build-to-order SSD upgrades. For example, a 4TB SSD upgrade alone on the 2018 MacBook Pro can set you back $3400, more than the price of the laptop itself.<p>With this in mind, such upgrades can’t be …

Gear & Gadgets

iOS dominates Android in the US as Safari leads mobile browser use

Analytics firm Mixpanel is out today with new data on mobile device OS market share and mobile browsing use in the US. Notably, Apple has almost double the user base on iOS compared to Android, which also translates to Safari being the most popular mobile browser.<p>As spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>, a new …

Mobile

Coach refreshes summer Apple Watch band, 50% off previous releases

Coach has released a new khaki colored variant for one of its Apple Watch bands. Meanwhile, discounts up to 50% off previously released Apple Watch straps from the fashion designer are still live.<p>As discovered by <i>Haute Écriture</i>, Coach has launched one more new Apple Watch band this summer. The …

Smartwatches

Consumer Reports finds Apple Pay Cash to be the best P2P payment platform

Consumer Reports today published its first-ever breakdown of the best peer-to-peer mobile payment platforms. Comparing Venmo, Square Cash, Facebook Messenger, Zelle, and Apple Pay Cash, the tests found that Apple’s offering scored “significantly higher” than competitors…<p>Overall, Apple Pay Cash …

Apple Pay

Logitech unveils ‘Powered’ iPhone 8 & iPhone X wireless charging stand designed w/ Apple

Logitech today has unveiled its latest accessory for iPhone users. Dubbed the Logitech Powered, the accessory was designed “in collaboration with Apple” and offers iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users a sleek way to wireless charge and cradle their device…<p>While there are a slew of wireless …

IPhone 8

Another Apple patent describes Face ID and gesture control for Mac

Most iPhone X owners say they’d never want to go back from Face ID to Touch ID, and can’t wait for it to be available on other devices.<p>It seems clear that Face ID is being added to the new iPad Pro models this year, while a fresh patent granted today points to the same technology coming to the Mac …

Patents

4 top takeaways from Apple’s boringly brilliant record results

It’s gotten to the point where even some of my colleagues who write about Apple are bored by the company’s quarterly results. Granted, this is the …

Tim Cook

Elevation Lab's New NightPad 7.5W Wireless Charger is Perfect for Bedtime Use

Elevation Lab, known for its popular line of wired dock options for the iPhone, recently came out with its first wireless charging dock, the NightPad.<p>The NightPad, which is a 7.5W charger, looks like a lot of other wireless chargers on the market, but there are some premium features to be aware of. …

Tech Trends

Yeah, this is bad: Russian hackers infiltrate U.S. power grid

No need to panic, folks! Just Russian hackers claiming "hundreds of victims" to infiltrate U.S. electric utilities, giving them the ability to cause …

American Cities