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Wyze Thermostat review: First-class feature set, bargain-basement price tag

But you’ll need to trust Wyze on its promise to deliver important add-ons like remote sensors in 2021.

How to turn on Do Not Disturb in macOS Big Sur

IDG The Do Not Disturb area is how you snooze notifications in Big Sur. Disabling notifications in macOS is a great help during meetings, whether you’re sharing your screen or trying to avoid being distracted. In macOS Mojave and earlier, you could Option-click the notifications icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to temporarily shift...

Wristcam brings two cameras to your Apple Watch band for $299

The Apple Watch can do a lot of things—count your steps, track your blood-oxygen levels, read your pulse, monitor your sleep. The team at Wristcam wants to add one more thing to that list.As its name suggests, Wristcam brings a camera to your wrist. Or more specifically, two cameras to your Apple Watch’s band. While the Apple Watch can already control...

How to upgrade from an older Mac operating system to macOS Catalina or Big Sur

Many people remember Mac OS X 10.6.8 fondly. Not just 10.6 Snow Leopard, but particularly its very mature 10.6.8 release, the final one in that series. It's considered a stable and perfectly fine version. It’s not a problem—until they want to move to a newer system, particularly macOS Catalina or Big Sur, and find there’s no migration path.Apple offers...

HomePod mini review: Small sound and familiar frustrations

Even if the HomePod mini didn’t have a pedigree that includes such beloved Apple products as the iPod mini and Mac mini, it still would be in a difficult spot. For one, its namesake is one of the rare misses in the Tim Cook era. For another, its size and lower price point puts it in direct competition with the ubiquitous Amazon Echo and Google Nest...

iPhone 12 versus Android’s best of 2020

It's been a big year for smartphones but one phone stands out above all. In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we’ll talk about the iPhone 12 and how it stacks up against the best Android phones of the year. Stay tuned.This is episode 723 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola.Listen to episode 723 To read this article in full, please...

Netflix drags streaming TV backward, cord-cutters should take note

Netflix ends Chromecast with Google TV integration in a step back for streaming.

Yeedi K650 review: This robot vacuum is tough on pet hair

A tangle-free silicone brush and extra large dustbin deliver a one-two punch.

MacBook Air: Features, specifications, and pricing for Apple's most affordable laptop

The MacBook Air is Apple’s most affordable laptop. If you’re looking for a good performing machine at low price, the MacBook Air fits the bill. Learn more about the MacBook Air by reading about its features and specifications below.Editor’s note: Updated 12/2/20 with a report that Apple could update the MacBook Air next with with a mini-LED display.The...

iPhone 12 vs the best Android phones: It’s time to consider switching

Along with the rest of 2020, it’s been a wild and unpredictable year for smartphones. Samsung started the year by shipping its most expensive phone ever in the S20 Ultra and finished with one of its best bargains in the Galaxy S20 FE. Google dropped its flagship Pixel 5 to the mid-range and delivered its best design ever, while a OnePlus phone topped...

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