Wishful thinking: Alexa fan fiction

Hey, it’s the weekend! Who’s up for a some domination?Writing for Wired, Brian Barrett and David Pierce think Amazon is.“The first Alexa Phone gets Amazon even closer to total domination.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick Sayer.)There is… a.....»»

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Pokémon: Magikarp Jump doesn"t do enough with its fun premise

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-pl.....»»

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Tested: iPhone 7 adapters to make up for the missing headphone jack

No headphone jack? No problem—or at least, not a problem that can’t be fixed with a solid adapter.Apple caused a commotion after confirming that the iPhone 7 would only sport a Lightning port. This means that all your old headphones with a 3.5.....»»

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Update to iOS 10.3.3 now: Apple patches serious Wi-Fi exploit

iOS users should update immediately to version 10.3.3 to eliminate the risk of a Wi-Fi-based exploit that can be carried out by an attacker in proximity to a device—or potentially through a compromised Wi-Fi router—without any interaction from.....»»

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Best Buy is currently selling the HDHomeRun Connect for $70

If you've been thinking about going the cord-cutter route, consider this a sign. Best Buy is selling the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect for $70 right now. This external TV tuner features two tuners, allowing you to watch over-the-air (OTA) broadcas.....»»

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The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Louis Vuitton brings luxury to smart watches

Woo-wee Louis!Image by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week’s roundup includes one of the most expensive accessories we’ve ever seen. But don’t worry! There’s affordable cases, speakers, and more, too. Read on!Louis VuittonImage by Louis VuittonTo r.....»»

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Waiting on Apple"s podcast recording app—or for better GarageBand features

Hey, Apple, where’s the podcast creation app?That’s what I found myself wondering recently after the company’s GarageBand audio-editing software got a significant revamp. There’s a new coat of paint that brings it into line with the compan.....»»

Source:  MacworldCategory: McitoshJul 21st, 2017Related News

What to do when a calendar isn’t syncing to your Mac

David Farren has a macOS calendar issue. He has two Macs, an iPhone, and an iPad mini, and after using a third-party calendar app for a year, he decided to switch back to Apple’s native Calendar apps in iOS and macOS.On one Mac and his iOS devic.....»»

Source:  MacworldCategory: McitoshJul 21st, 2017Related News

The future of the Finder

This is the last installment of this column, and as such, I wanted to cover one of the most important features on the Mac: the Finder. This file manager, browser, and user interface layer is the tool that people use to launch applications, work wi.....»»

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Insanely Gr8: The iPhone 8 paradox

The iPhone 8 summer of doom continues with a surprising twist that is so logically challenged it should not be viewed by small children, the infirm or those prone to episodes, even if they’re just episodes of the long-running supernatural drama,.....»»

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Transmit 5 review: File transfer utility expands support for cloud services

File-transfer programs seem like a vestige of the internet that once was. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is one of the oldest of the internet’s standards, and it’s still in broad use. But our need to shift files around among servers we control o.....»»

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Phiaton BT 460 Bluetooth headphone review: Sleek, smart, and feature rich. But they sound best wired

Innovative features and strong battery life set these headphones apart from the pack. Unfortunately, their Bluetooth audio performance falls short......»»

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Hoping for a small Mac mini revival

A funny thing happened to the Mac mini last week. The single Mac model that’s the most long in the tooth surpassed 1,000 days without an update. But this shouldn’t be too surprising to Mac mini fans: that update, in October 2014, was 723 days.....»»

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Newegg is offering a four-port USB hub for free today (after rebate)

Periodically Newegg decides to heavily discount its Rosewill cables and connectors. Right now, the retailer has a sale on its in-house products that’ll beat even a $0.99 HDMI cable on eBay: Everything’s free. Kind of.These products are free af.....»»

Source:  MacworldCategory: McitoshJul 19th, 2017Related News

Apple releases iOS 10.3.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and watchOS 3.2.3 updates

Apple on Wednesday released updates for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3. Before you install any OS update, back up your device, just in case you have problems with the update and need to revert.iOS 10.3.3 You can install the iOS 10.3.3 update.....»»

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Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively track your interests

Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone......»»

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Softorino YouTube Converter 2 review: Download web videos and transfer them to iOS devices

Early last year, Softorino made downloading YouTube videos and transferring them to iOS devices as easy as a few clicks of the mouse. Despite the moral and ethical dilemmas of doing so, there was no denying how handy this little Mac utility could.....»»

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Lifecraft review: Retooled Mac journal app embraces cloud sync, iOS support

Best known for creative Mac software like iScrapbook, Labelist, and PrintLife, Chronos has spread its wings with Lifecraft a digital journal app that works on mobile devices as well. While not as full-featured as the excellent Day One, there are s.....»»

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How to replace the missing optical-digital audio output on newer Macs

Jeff K. has a bone to pick with Apple: I have a great set of speakers that I connected to my old iMac with a optical audio/mini-plug cable through the headphone jack. They had terrific sound. Imagine my surprise then when I connected the cable to.....»»

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Amazon is selling a home UPS for $55 right now

Amazon has several deals on APC back-up power supplies and surge protectors right now, and the best of them is the APC Back-UPS Connect for $55. That’s its lowest price yet on the site, and the first real discount we’ve seen in the last six m.....»»

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