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How to customize the sidebar in macOS Mojave

1 hour 9 minutes ago
There are several ways to customize the Finder sidebar in macOS Mojave. To hide or show the sidebar: Choose View > Hide Sidebar or View > Show Sidebar. (If Show Sidebar is dimmed, choose View > Show Toolbar.)
Dennis Sellers

How to turn off location tracking on your iPhone or iPad

1 hour 9 minutes ago

Most of us already know that many apps track our location data to better deliver information about local weather, shops, or movie showtimes. A new report from The New York Times, though, reveals that this data is often frighteningly precise and collected up to 14,000 times per day. It’s so precise, in fact, that it’s possible to figure out intimate details of a person’s life merely by studying it. Worse, some apps sell this data to companies who then use it to push hyper-targeted ads to your phones.

Fortunately, the report also demonstrates that we iOS users are better protected than our Android counterparts. Even so, we’re far from immune.

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Leif Johnson

The new Apple Pencil made me a believer

2 hours 9 minutes ago

I probably used the original Apple Pencil for no more than an hour, total, during its entire existence. I don’t draw. I avoid writing by hand whenever possible. My penmanship is awful. The moment my teachers began accepting printed essays, I stopped writing them in longhand. I have never had a good relationship with pens and pencils; why should the Apple Pencil be any different?

And yet... something funny happened upon the release of the new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with the second-generation Apple Pencil. I gave the new Pencil a try. And I’ve used it more in the past five weeks than in the three years that I kept the original Apple Pencil... well, it’s around here somewhere, if I can find it, but it’s probably not charged, anyway.

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Jason Snell

Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2019

13 hours 41 minutes ago

If you think AI technology is amazing and revolutionary, this article may well make your head spin. At Forbes, Lauren deLisa Coleman writes: “Fasten your seatbelts. Here’s what a few influencers in the arena say is on tap for 2019.” One that caught my eye is the open sourcing of AI code. (What could go wrong?)


John Martellaro

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

15 hours 32 minutes ago


Last minute holiday deals have just arrived with record breaking discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save $400 on a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics, now $2,749 (the lowest price ever). Other 2018 models are up to $850 off, with 2017 configurations ringing in at up to $1,400 off. Upgraded models start at just $1,449 with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing.

Report: Apple could relaunch Texture magazine subscription service in spring 2019

16 hours 28 minutes ago

A new report from Bloomberg states that Apple is gearing up to launch its new magazine and newspaper subscription service. The report states that it may launch as early as spring of 2019 as a premium paid addition to the company's News app, but publishers aren't totally sold on the business terms.

You may recall that Apple agreed to purchase Texture, a Netflix-style "all-you-can-eat" digital magazine app, back in March. Texture features over 200 popular magazines, including Rolling Stone, People, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, and (yes) Macworld, all for $10 a month.

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Jason Cross