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Macworld's June Digital Magazine: iPad Air, our in-depth review

6 hours 16 minutes ago

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. 

In the June issue

In June we review Apple’s latest iPads: the iPad Air and iPad mini. One hits the sweet spot while the other packs a lot of power in a small package. Plus, we review the new 21.5-inch 3.0GHz Core i5 iMac; this thing is fast.

Also in this month’s issue:

• MacUser: It’s about time for a Mac with a touch interface

• MacUser Reviews: 21.5-inch 3.0GHz Core i5 iMac, Mission Workshop Rhake VX Weatherproof Laptop Backpack

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Macworld Staff

Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac users

10 hours 47 minutes ago

With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online privacy, assist in keeping your personal information secure, and even spoof your location in the world—allowing you to access websites or services that would otherwise be off limits due to region-locking.

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Séamus Bellamy

Apple upgrades processors in MacBook Pro, 8-core 15-inch model now available

12 hours 22 minutes ago

Apple  announced on Tuesday that the MacBook Pro is getting a speed boost. The company revealed that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now available with eight-generation Intel processors, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro now sports ninth-generation CPUs, including the first 8-core Mac laptop.

Apple also said that the 2019 MacBook Pro features changes to the butterfly keyboard mechanism that should help prevent the problems that users have experienced in previous MacBook models. The new models are also included in Apple's Keyboard Service Program, which means that the company will repair the keyboard for free up to four years after purchase.

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Roman Loyola

The powerful, feature-packed Neato Botvac D6 Connected gets a ludicrous $330 discount

14 hours 14 minutes ago

Using a robot vacuum to care for your home not only makes you look cool, but adds some hands-free convenience to your cleaning routine. Of course, they can get a little pricey, but today you can get one of our favorites on a ludicrous sale. The Neato Botvac D6 Connected is $400 at Best BuyRemove non-product link today, a massive discount from the $730 list price that it’s selling for at other retailers.

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Alexandria Haslam

Apple really wants you to know that Apple News+ has a new button

14 hours 56 minutes ago

It’s been about two months since the launch of News+, and Apple wants anyone who hasn’t signed up for for the $10-a-month subscription service to know what they’re missing: exclusive covers and a new follow button.

Apple is so proud of its new follow button, in fact, it issued a press release to spotlight the feature, which is part of the iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 update. As Apple describes: “New issues from followed titles will be automatically downloaded and available offline, and Apple News+ subscribers can also download individual issues in each title’s channel in Apple News.”

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Michael Simon

Beat the average price to get all 13 courses in the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle

15 hours 17 minutes ago

If you’re stuck wondering what sort of career you should pursue, one of the most popular and in-demand options is programming. However, there are countless specializations within programming and even more ways to learn them still. If you need a basic primer to get your feet wet in programming, you can get started with this Pay What You Want: Legendary Learn to Code Bundle.

Here’s how this deal works: by paying what you want, you’ll gain access to one of the 13 courses in the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle. If you pay more than the average price, you’ll receive all 13 courses. Finally, if you beat the leader’s price, you’ll be placed on the leaderboard and be entered in a giveaway.

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DealPost Team

Can’t find an app on your Mac? Pinpoint it with System Information

17 hours 22 minutes ago

While software programs usually live in the Applications folder in macOS, they can be found all over the place. That’s because some apps are really tiny utilities that applications or services require and which shouldn’t be launched by a user. Others have to be in a particular folder to be accessible by Safari or other software.

If you’re trying to clean out unneeded and unwanted apps, or are engaged in a 32-bit purge—see our article on the need for that in the upcoming macOS 10.15—you can use System Information to help.

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System Information reveals location details among other data about each app.

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Glenn Fleishman

Surfshark review: A solid VPN newcomer with some nice features

18 hours 22 minutes ago

Every time you turn around there’s a new VPN service wanting to protect your web browsing. A recent newcomer is Surfshark, which debuted in 2018. Based in the British Virgin Islands, with most of its team scattered around Europe and elsewhere, Surfshark is already offering a fair amount for its fee.

The company has more than 500 servers in 49 country locations. It promises to let you watch Netflix U.S. (as well as France and Japan for that matter), and it has extra features such as multi-hop VPN connections, ad and tracker blocking, and unlimited simultaneous devices. Sounds like a good one, but is the product as good as its stats suggest? Let’s take a look.

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Ian Paul

Hyperbolic style: All Apple decisions are terrible

19 hours 22 minutes ago

It’s another week and another example of how Apple’s design choices must be seen as the worst thing ever.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and penny-farthing ride-sharing network, Gordon Kelly tells us how an “Apple Insider Corroborates Ugly New iPhone Designs.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic, Matt and Alberto.)

Yes, according to several rumors, including some images posted by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this year’s crop of iPhones will feature square camera bumps to house the three cameras that will be on some models. And, as we learned with the Apple Watch flop, squares are inherently hideous. This is just a fact of geometry, people.

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The Macalope

BrandPost: VideoProc facilitates 4K video processing on Mac with full GPU acceleration

1 day 7 hours ago

More and more people are using iPhones, iPads, cameras, drones, and other devices to shoot exciting video. But the thought of sitting down to edit raw footage into content you’re proud to share can be daunting. Whether you’re a novice or a pro,VideoProc provides an easier and faster way to process various media files on your Mac, taking advantage of full hardware acceleration to process and touch up your footage.

Lots of video, much of it raw

Consumers have ready access to a wide variety of devices to shoot video. But raw footage is called that for a reason—nobody really wants to view unedited, shaky video. VideoProc is one-stop video editing software that makes it easy to edit, convert, resize, and adjust 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) videos, DVDs, and music to produce a polished video you’d be happy to share.

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Brand Post

Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 2 to developers and public testers

1 day 11 hours ago

Apple released iOS 12.3 in the second week of May, bringing us its new TV app with Channels subscriptions. Just days later, it started releasing betas to developers for another point release, iOS 12.4.

With WWDC just around the corner, and the first iOS 13 beta likely to land at that time, it’s not yet clear why Apple needs another release. Simple bug and security fixes generally don’t get major point-release status; we would get a 12.3.1 release if there were no significant user-facing features.

Those who are part of Apple’s developer program can register a device for developer betas by heading to developer.apple.com/download. Those who are not in the developer program can register their devices for public beta releases by visiting beta.apple.com while using the device on which they wish to run the beta software. While many beta releases are stable and even include new bug fixes, we suggest you do not run beta releases on your primary device.

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Jason Cross

Report: Some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs to get Series 4 replacements

1 day 12 hours ago

If you take your broken Apple Watch Series 3 in for repair, there’s a chance that you might get a Series 4 watch back. That is according to a report form 9to5Mac.

The site’s sources claim that an internal memo was sent to Apple Store repair staff and Apple’s Authorized Service Providers, letting them know that there are shortages of parts for the Apple Watch Series 3 Stainless Steel (GPS + Cellular) model, and that some of the replacements will be fulfilled by the comparable Series 4 model instead.

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Jason Cross

Save $100 on the luxurious Bowers & Wilkins PX Active noise-cancelling wireless headphones

1 day 13 hours ago

A solid set of noise-cancelling headphones can be a lifesaver in offices, commutes, homes, and all the other noisy places you spend your life. And today, you can get one of our favorite pairs, the luxurious Bowers & Wilkins PX Active noise-cancelling wireless headphones, for $300 on Amazon. That’s down from a list price of $400 and the lowest we’ve ever seen them.

“The Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones’ excellent audio fidelity and solid noise cancellation make these a set of headphones all but the most fussy audiophiles will be happy to own,” we declared in a glowing 4-star review of this headset.

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Alexandria Haslam

Logitech's couch-friendly K600 TV keyboard has never been this cheap

1 day 15 hours ago

If you’ve been pining for a couch-friendly keyboard with an integrated trackpad for the living room, today’s your lucky day. Amazon dropped the price of the Logitech K600 TV keyboard to $50. That’s down from a $70 list price, and the $60 street price this keyboard recently hovered around.

The keyboard has a 15 meter wireless range using an included USB dongle. It works with Windows and Mac PCs, as well as Android and iOS devices. Being a living room-focused peripheral, the Logitech K600 can also connect directly to select smart TVs, including Samsung Tizen-based units from 2016, LG TVs rocking webOS 2016 or newer, and Sony Bravia sets running Android TV 2016 and up.

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Ian Paul

CleanMyMac X 4.4.1 review: Some handy tools but its malware detection still falls short

1 day 17 hours ago

MacPaw has shot for the stars with its new version of CleanMyMac X, its catch-all Mac utility that serves as a software crud and gunk remover, as well as a malware scanner, macOS extensions manager, and a universal updater for your installed applications.

Since my initial review of CleanMyMac X, MacPaw made some nice improvements, although some features still fall short of what they could be.

Handy modules

MacPaw set out to make its Menu Bar utility much better and has succeeded. A quick click on the icon reveals handy information such as how much space is left on each of your drive partitions, your Mac’s CPU load, how much RAM is available, your computer’s operating temperature, and other useful information. This is a nice touch and the menu can be customized as you see fit.

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