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Macworld's July digital magazine: The new MacBook Pro

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. Exclusive content in the July issue This month, read Macworld's exlusive Guide to Apple Arcade. It's time to get your game on with...

iPadOS 14 FAQ: All the new features in the Public Beta

Later this fall, Apple will launch a brand new version of iPadOS that brings a bunch of new changes to its iconic tablet. Here’s everything that you’re getting, how to get it, and whether your iPad will be able to get it.Update 07/09/20: Apple has released Public Beta 2 of iPadOS 14.What are the new features? App design The biggest change you’re going...

How to install the macOS 11 Big Sur public beta

The next version of the Mac operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur, will be officially released this fall. But you can install and run Big Sur now by joining Apple’s Public Beta program.Interested? Here’s what you need to know about the Public Beta.Sign up for the macOS Big Sur Public Beta Before you can install the new operating system, you must be enrolled...

Apple releases iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Public Beta 2—here's how to get it

We’ve told you about the many big changes and new features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, including an awesome new redesign of the home screen with Widgets and the App Library. For the last several years, Apple has made its operating systems available in a public beta, so you can kick the tires and help find bugs before its release in the fall.If you’re interested...

Got a GoPro Hero 8? Use it as a webcam for your Mac

With the COVID-19 pandemic and people working from home, it has become more apparent that the Mac has mediocre webcams. I’ve even stopped using Apple’s webcam, instead using a camcorder that was gathering dust in my garage. I got a few compliments about the image quality during a recent staff meeting.TechCrunch on Thursday reported that the GoPro Hero...

Harmony is offering a full refund to anyone who ever bought its $250 Alexa remote

Harmony is discontinuing its Alexa-powered Express remote this year, but it's offering a full refund or upgrader to anyone who ever bought one.

Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

If you leave your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air plugged in all the time—no matter the vintage—the battery suffers wear for being charged to full. Over time, the maximum charged capacity diminishes and you lose many minutes—even hours—of usable time. It is just a characteristic of the lithium-ion batteries in laptops and nearly all modern electronics.Here...

Nine great things that cord-cutting brought us

Still think cord-cutting is no better than cable? Here's a reality check.

What you need to know about Thunderbolt 4

Update 07/08/20: Apple confirmed to The Verge that it intends to continue supporting Thunderbolt on Macs with Apple silicon.The USB Type-C connector is wonderful in many ways, but its ubiquity among modern computer interconnects has made it home to a host of confusing standards and capabilities. When you see that connector, you never know what you’re...

What to do when a Time Machine copy to an external drive is enormously larger than expected

Time Machine uses a clever technique to make snapshots of your Mac backups. Instead of just creating copies of files that have changed since the previous backup—incremental archiving—Time Machine in macOS creates effectively a copy of each backed up volume. The clever part is that it doesn’t duplicate any file that’s remained the same between snapshots;...

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