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What you need to know about Thunderbolt 4

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 going to get: Is it USB 3 or 3.2? Maybe the upcoming USB4 ? What is the maximum speed? Does it have Power Delivery? Can I hook up an external display, and to what resol...

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; it just adds the newly updated files. mac...

The switch to Apple silicon: Will the Touch Bar survive?

The arrival of Macs running Apple silicon isn’t just about faster, more power efficient processors. It’s also an opportunity for Apple to reinvent Mac hardware using lessons learned from the iPhone and iPad. Apple can take this time to also reconsider some Mac hardware decisions of the past decade, most notably the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro. While some users swear by it, the Touch Bar genera...

Uninterruptible power supply buyers guide

A surge protector will save your equipment; a UPS will do that and save your work, too—or let you save your game during a blackout.

How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower price. Here’s a quick guide with links to the best deals you can find on the refurb store, along with a FAQ guide if you want to know more about the ins and ...

Report: HomePod beta adds the option to select default music, podcast, audiobook service

According to a report from MacRumors , the select group of beta testers for this fall’s HomePod release have noticed something sort of remarkable: the ability to choose a music, podcasts, and audiobooks service other than Apple Music. Apple does not conduct public or developer beta tests of HomePod software, but rather issues betas through a select group of AppleSeed members. HomePod software i...

iPadOS 14 FAQ: Apple releases Developer Beta 2

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 07/07/20: Apple has released Developer Beta 2 of iPadOS 14, the first update since WWDC. We think this is likely to be the same version that will be released as the fir...

iOS 14: Apple releases Developer Beta 2

As expected, Apple announced the next major revision to its phone operating system at its WWDC 2020 virtual developer conference . And as usual, the new iOS is full of features big and small. This story will be periodically updated, and we will break down everything you need to know about iOS 14: the significant features and changes, the beta test, the release date, and how to install the beta....

Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

After the Mac's processors, Apple's next transition is apps

Over the next two years, we're going to hear a lot about Apple’s next transition. The move from Intel to Apple’s homegrown silicon is one of the biggest moves the company has ever made, one that’s sure to impact the rest of the industry as much as the Mac itself. But that’s not the only transition that Apple is embarking on. It might not have gotten its own segment during the WWDC keynote, but ...

The last line dance: Microsoft closes its stores

Lost in the hubbub of WWDC and Apple’s announcement of its switch to its own processors for Macs is sad news from the Pacific Northwest. “Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Tay .) People will long remember this day as the day the line dancing died. To read this article in full, please click here

Eufy Security Indoor Cam 2K Pan and Tilt review: Full-room coverage with AI detection

This pan-and-tilt camera reduces blind spots and uses smart detection to deliver only the activity you want to know about.

Reddit, LinkedIn, TikTok will issue updates to stop apps from copying the clipboard in iOS 14

iOS 14 , Apple’s upcoming major update to the iPhone operating system, has a security feature that tells users if an app is copying the clipboard. This may not sound like a big deal, but think about the times you have, say, copied a password from a password manager and pasted it into an app to access an account, or copied a credit card number and pasted it into a website to buy something. When ...

Five ways Apple is opening up its products with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur

Nobody would credibly argue that Apple is a very open tech company, but the walled garden is at least getting a few new gates this fall with the release of its new operating systems ( iOS 14 , iPadOS 14 , and macOS Big Sur ). Apple is making it possible for more outside devices and software to work with its own technology, and that’s going to make the Apple ecosystem stronger. Here are five way...

The Mac never left, but it’s about to have a comeback

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a Mac user. And I say that as someone who’s been one for nearly 30 years now, ever since my dad brought home a Macintosh LC in 1991. I lived through the transition to PowerPC, the dark years of the nineties, and the move to both Mac OS X and Intel processors. Through all that time, the Mac has remained my workhorse. But in recent years, it often see...
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