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Saturday September 22, 2018
10:00Hiding in plain sight: Apple’s iPhone strategy
The Macalope brings you this breaking news about Apple: Apple products cost too much. More updates on this late-breaking news as they come in.Writing for the very nice people and editors and middle managers and a surprising number of luchadores over at Business Insider, Troy Wolverton says “Apple's $1,000 iPhones are turning it into a luxury brand — and it could lose a whole generation of ...
Friday September 21, 2018
16:58Get a Milanese loop band for your Apple Watch for less than 8 bucks
Apple typically plays up the Milanese loop band for its higher-end Apple Watches, and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s as elegant as they come—a stainless steel mesh strap that wraps in around your wrist and stays in place with the help of a simple magnet. Normally you’ll pay $149 for this elegance on Apple’s own siteRemove non-product link. ...
16:39With iOS 12, the HomePod finally feels like a member of the household
HomePod and I were going through a rough patch. It wasn’t a great relationship to begin with, admittedly, but in the beginning there was at least that thrill of attraction; that admiration for the way it could fill a room with ravishing sound. We didn’t do much else together, though, and so we drifted apart. She was kinda messy. For months, we didn’t even talk. ...
15:24Keep your phone powered up at home or on the go with Amazon's awesome...
Whether you're waiting for the FedEx truck to bring your shiny new iPhone XS Max or are just trying to get a squeeze more months out of your Galaxy S7, there's one thing you both have in common: the charger that comes in the box isn't good enough. ...
11:00Apple Watch Series 4 has arrived but here are 5 reasons to buy a...
Take a trip to the glass display case at your local Apple Store today and you’ll see a brand new Apple Watch Series 4 inside. Available in two new sizes, 40mm and 44mm, a variety of new colors and bands, and sporting a 30-percent larger screen, it’s the most significant upgrade to Apple’s wearable yet.But all that newness comes at a price. Literally. ...
10:00Siri Shortcuts: Opening up Siri’s next chapter
In 2011, Apple announced that its newest iPhone would incorporate a brand new virtual assistant, based on an app developed by a company that Apple had acquired: Siri. This fall’s release of iOS 12 marks seven years since Siri’s debut, meaning that the virtual assistant would be roughly in first grade by now. ...
09:00Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speaker review: A definite contender for...
What’s the opposite of sticker shock? It’s hard to believe these speakers are this inexpensive.
Thursday September 20, 2018
17:00This $13 RavPower wireless charging stand will make up for your iPhone ...
The new iPhone XS and XS Max are shipping out tomorrow, but it's not all good news: They still ship with the same 5W charger that takes forever to fill up your phone. That's why you need a wireless charger, and today, RaVPower's Qi-certified wireless charger is an all-time low of $13Remove non-product link so go grab one before they're all gone.To read this article in full, please click here
16:24Get the latest 21.5-inch iMac for under $1,000
It’s not often that we see a good deal on iMacs—by and large, the deals on the big Apple desktop products tend to focus on MacBooks. Today, though, the 2017 21-inch iMac is getting some love over at B&HRemove non-product link, where it’s available for $150 off. That’s enough to bring the price to an agreeable $949, down from the usual price of $1,099.00. ...
11:00What’s that weird app folder doing in your iCloud storage?
There’s nothing more disturbing than finding files on your hardware that come from an app you are sure you never installed.Macworld reader Kevin wrote in asking about a video-management app. ...
10:00RapidWeaver 8 review: Device simulator can't replace true WYSIWYG...
Realmac Software’s RapidWeaver is a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you getî) website development application designed to do most of the heavy lifting for you. Its easy-to-modify templates make it a snap to create a modern, custom website designs though the comfort of a user interface that feels like one that came straight out of Cupertino. ...
09:00The real winner: It’s never Apple
Now that we’ve had some time to digest Apple’s announcements last week, The Macalope wonders who we can, in hindsight, determine to be the real winner.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and competitive fish slapping circuit, Ewan Spence finds “Three Reasons The Nokia 5.1 Can Beat The New iPhone XR.îSorry, The Macalope should have issued a spit take warning for that one. ...
Wednesday September 19, 2018
18:47Take up to $300 off 2018 MacBook Pros at B&H and Best Buy
If you’ve been holding out for a good price on the latest MacBook Pros, it’s a good day to head over to B&H. Today the retailer is offering the 2018 MacBook Pro models for $200 to $300 offRemove non-product link their retail price, which brings the starting price for a 13-inch model down to just $1,599Remove non-product link. ...
16:19Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: A little more screen makes a big...
Along with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, Apple has another new device going on sale Friday: the Apple Watch Series 4. Like the new iPhones, the difference between it and the previous Series 3 models comes down to two main things: a larger screen and a heftier price tag. But based on early reviews, it’s worth it. ...
13:54Amazon Prime members can get the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa for just $35 ...
Amazon's giving Prime members a sizable $15 discount on the entry-level Fire 7 tablet, making it just $35 today.
13:16Our favorite high-performance portable SSD, Samsung's T5, is far...
Today’s a good day to turbocharge your local backup with one of our favorite external SSD drives. The 500GB Samsung T5 portable SSD is on sale for $100 at Amazon today. This drive was sitting around $120 just a few weeks ago, and this is the lowest price we’ve seen for it. The T5 is also close to $30 cheaper than the SanDisk external SSD sale we looked at last week. ...
11:00Quirkytoys Quirkywriter S Keyboard review: Great typing experience...
When typing is a large part of how you make a living, the muscle memory you develop while typing with your keyboard can be hard to shake. Before reviewing a new keyboard, I like to take some time with it to ensure that my impressions of how it performs aren’t colored by my personal preferences. ...
10:30LifeShield Home Security Advantage review: The whole is considerably...
Setup headaches and operational flubs dampen our enthusiasm for this professionally monitored security system’s minimal price tag.
10:00How to disable Optimized iCloud Drive storage with a single click
A big problem with iCloud Drive’s Desktop and Documents Folders synchronization feature is that, by default, iCloud Drive automatically deletes local copies of files when you start running out of storage—by whatever definition of “running out of storageî macOS internally relies upon. ...
09:00Why the iPhone is more expensive than ever
In the aftermath of last week’s Apple announcements, it’s so easy to refer to the $749 iPhone XR as a low-price, bargain model, in contrast to the $999 iPhone XS and the $1,099 iPhone XS Max. But just three years ago, $749 was what Apple charged for the most expensive new iPhone in its product line, the iPhone 6s Plus. ...
Tuesday September 18, 2018
19:00Our favorite iOS 12 features, iPhone XS ordering and reviews, and your ...
IDG iOS 12 is here, so let’s talk about our favorite features. The first wave of iPhone XS reviews are out. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 622.To read this article in full, please click here
18:59Bought a new iPhone? Which one? Let us know in our Twitter poll
To read this article in full, please click here
18:18Google Maps is finally compatible with Apple CarPlay
Since its introduction four years ago, Apple fans have been pleading for the ability to use third-party maps program with CarPlay. Apple’s phone-powered in-dash infotainment software has a lot going for it, but being stuck with Apple Maps was definitely not a feather in its cap.With iOS 12, our worries are over. ...
17:10iOS 12.1 beta 1 is available for public beta testers
Just 24 hours after the public release of iOS 12, Apple has kicked out the first developer beta of iOS 12.1. It re-introduces Group FaceTime and includes a number of hints about new iPads that we may see this fall.Updated 09/20/18: iOS 12.1 beta 1 is now available for public beta testers. Developers can head developer.apple.com to download the beta or add the beta profile to their devices. ...
15:06Anker's popular Roav Dash Cam C2 is a few dollars away from an...
Dash cams come in all shapes and sizes, but they're a must-have gadget you want to keep a close eye on the road ahead of you. Today you can get a popular one on the cheap: Anker's Roav Dash Cam C2 is $47.59, down from a list price of $120Remove non-product link and very close to an all-time low.To read this article in full, please click here
13:04Withings is back with the Steel HR Sport, but don't call it an Apple...
Update 9/18/18: This article has been updated with comments from Wtithings CEO Eric Carreel.Withings couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to make its return. With the Apple Watch Series 4 set to release in just a few days, interest in wrist wearables couldn’t be higher, and to celebrate its re-arrival, Withings is launching a new Sport version of its popular Steel HR wearable. ...
13:03iPhone XS, XS Max review roundup: Beautiful and ‘the best yet,’ but...
With the iPhone XS and XS Max set to hit shelves on Friday, the first round of reviews from those Apple deemed worthy to get one early has arrived. And of you haven’t already pre-ordered, you might want to continue waiting.That’s pretty much what we expected when Apple unveiled its new iPhones last week. ...
11:00Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker...
This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.
10:00A total letup: The Apple Watch Series 4
It’s almost a full week after Apple’s event and the Macalope still hasn’t dug out from the pile of goofball predictions made before it.Writing for Inverse, Mike Brown said the “Apple Watch Series 4 Leaks Indicate That a Messy Letdown Is in Store.î (Tip o’ the antlers 5cat. ...
09:00Logitech Crayon review: An Apple Pencil alternative that can take a...
Crayon, if you don’t know, happens to be the French word for “pencil.î It’s a fitting name for Logitech Crayon, which takes the concept of the Apple Pencil and approaches it from a different angle, specifically one centered on the rough-and-tumble playfulness we associate with “crayonî in English. ...
Monday September 17, 2018
16:30The Shortcuts app for iOS 12 is now available—make sure you grab it!
One of iOS 12’s greatest new features is Siri Shortcuts: the ability for apps to tie into Siri by letting you make custom Siri phrases to perform in-app actions. Siri may still have a long way to go on answering general questions, but this sort of customizable deep tie-in with apps makes it a lot more useful.Going hand-in-hand with that feature is a new app from Apple called Shortcuts. ...
16:16iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 are now available
Following months of beta testing, Apple has released its latest operating systems for mobile, TV, and Apple Watch to the general public. Get ready for an afternoon of downloading and device restarts as you update your gear to iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5.The latest Mac operating system, macOS Mojave, is scheduled for release on Monday, September 24.To read this article in full, please click here
14:56Get a 12-inch 512GB MacBook for just $1,000 today
You might think I’m nuts, but the 12-inch MacBook is my favorite MacBook. It’s the model I’m typing this on. It’s as portable as they come. Its keyboard sits refreshingly close to the surface. And today, you can enjoy some of that action yourself with the 512GB 12-inch MacBook that’s on sale for just $999.99Remove non-product link (down from $1,399.99) on Woot. ...
14:32Power up everything for just $17 with this deal on Sabrent's 10-port...
Finding an open outlet to charge multiple devices can be a pain, even in your own house. That's where multi-port USB chargers can save the day, and today you can get one big enough to charge everything in your house for cheap: Amazon is selling Sabrent's 10-port desktop USB charger for just $17Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $45 and just pennies off an all-time low. ...
11:30JBL Link 300 review: This Google Assistant-powered speaker delivers...
Shake your money maker with the middle of JBL’s Link series of smart speakers.
10:00Forget tariffs, Apple highest luxury tax ever has already pushed...
Update 09/17/18: This article has been updated with a report that Apple Watch and AirPods will be exempt from the latest round of tariffs.By now, everyone’s had a chance to check out the new iPhones and Apple Watches, study the differences, read reactions, and figure out which one they’re going to buy. ...
09:30D-Link Full HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera review: This one is for...
D-Link delivers another solid camera, but its app's emphasis on smart-home automation may limit its appeal.
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