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Macworld's February digital magazine: iPhone 12 vs. Android's best phones

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 magazine. In the February issue In the February issue we pit the iPhone 12 vs. Android’s best phones. Learn about the 7 ways iOS 14 protects...

The next MacBook Air could get even lighter and thinner and bring back MagSafe

The MacBook Air is Apple’s thinnest and lightest laptop, but apparently, the company wants to make it even thinner and lighter. That’s according to a report on Friday by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who says that Apple plans to release the redesigned MacBook Air later this year or in 2022.Apple will shrink the laptop by making the bezel smaller, though...

New rumor dashes hopes of a 5G Mac with Face ID anytime soon

The new M1 Macs have opened up a world of possibility for Apple’s computers, but two of the most sought-after features might take a little longer to arrive. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple isn’t rushing to add 5G or Face ID to Macs this year.That will surely be a bummer to anyone hoping for a speedy transition to a truly next-gen Mac. While...

Q Acoustics Q Active 200 review: This high-end powered bookshelf audio system delivers impeccable performance

Wired or wireless, this audio system can accommodate nearly any source: high-res streaming services, a local server, a TV, Bluetooth, even an old-school turntable.

How to lock files in macOS Big Sur's Finder

File locking has a long tradition in computing: you or independently running software wants to make sure that a file isn’t modified or deleted when it’s needed or in use. Because macOS is Unix based, it offers file-level permissions flags that control how a file can be manipulated and by whom.But macOS has long had a separate way to lock a file from...

Report: Apple to launch expensive VR headset as early as next year

A new report from Bloomberg gives us some updated information on Apple’s virtual reality and augmented reality plans. Mark Gurman, who has a very good record with these sorts of insider-info leaks, says that Apple plans to first sell a very high-end VR (virtual reality) headset as early as next year before moving on to AR (augmented reality) glasses...

Put emoji, math, and other symbols at your fingertips with a custom Mac software keyboard

Podcasters and sound engineers often put together what’s called a “soundboard,” which is a collection of frequently used short audio clips that they can trigger with a click. Sometimes these are used for humorous purposes, such as on “morning zoo” radio shows, but you find them used in aural gameshows (for right/wrong answers), and for quick access...

ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why it's still early days for antenna TV's big upgrade

ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why NextGen TV is still early days for cord cutters.

RIP old-school Internet: Chrome 88 lays Flash and FTP to rest

In addition to some new features, Chrome 88 ends support for Adobe Flash, the File Transfer Protocol, and Apple's OS X Yosemite.

How to share your Mac’s screen the quick and easy way in Messages

For nearly 20 years, Apple has offered screen sharing as a basic feature in what was once OS X and is now macOS. This has included a way to share your screen remotely with other people and let them share yours. (At one point, it was easy to reach your Mac while outside your local network and access your screen, but then Apple removed Back to My Mac...

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