1. Blogs
    February 9th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    Fitness trackers need to provide insights and advice, not just data

    Fitness trackers are good at counting things: steps you walked, calories burned, active minutes, how long you slept and so on. While the accuracy...

  2. Blogs
    February 5th, 2015 by Michael Simon
    Why a one-day battery isn’t a deal-breaker for Apple Watch

    When it comes to battery life, we have certain expectations. With our iPhones, we want to make it through the day. On our MacBooks we need enough...

  3. Blogs
    February 4th, 2015 by Christopher Phin
    Think Retro: Bring back the Flying Toasters

    Sometimes, things don’t strike you as unusual until you come to explain them to someone else. I have a young cousin, for example – young enough...

  4. Blogs
    January 29th, 2015 by Susie Ochs
    The six things you need to know about Apple’s best quarter ever

    Apple made all the money last quarter – its US$18 billion in profit is not only the best quarter Apple’s ever had, it’s the best quarter any...

  5. Blogs
    January 28th, 2015 by Christopher Phin
    Think Retro: Who else kinda misses their Zip disks?

    These days, of course, the idea that 100MB is “a lot of data” is pretty preposterous. Shoot H.264 video at 1080p and 60fps for four seconds, such...

  6. Blogs
    January 27th, 2015 by Jared Newman
    Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here’s how non-HomeKit devices could work

    Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn’t be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions....

  7. Blogs
    January 23rd, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    When it comes to security, who can you trust?

    In previous columns, I’ve explained the chain of trust and the weak links in various methods of security. But reader Duane asked a few days ago, regarding...

  8. Blogs
    January 19th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    How and why you should use a VPN to protect your data

    Your greatest security and privacy risk relates to data in transit, as it passes to and from your devices. In a coffeeshop, airport or other public...

  9. Blogs
    January 15th, 2015 by Michael Simon
    How the MacBook Air could change everything (again)

    Last week, while the rest of his peers were knee-deep in selfie drones, wearables and smart washers, Mark Gurman of 9to5mac published a scoop that...

  10. Blogs
    January 14th, 2015 by Christopher Breen
    Think Retro: Open Apple, closed Apple

    You can date an Apple user as accurately as a botanist counting rings to date a tree, and you don’t even have to cut them in half first. What you...

  11. Blogs
    January 13th, 2015 by Susie Ochs
    HomeKit at CES: It’s all about simplicity

    “How are your HomeKit appointments going? Have you seen anything cool?” I got this text (paraphrased) from two colleagues as I raced from meeting...

  12. Blogs
    January 9th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Latest iCloud crack can’t beat a good password

    You’ve likely read about iDict, a very publicly released cracking tool designed to compromise iCloud accounts using brute-force techniques –...

  13. Blogs
    January 5th, 2015 by Macworld Staff
    Why 2015 will be the year of the Apple

    Apple broke sales records in 2014 with bigger iPhones, then satisfied long-time fans with a Retina iMac and an updated iPad – all great products,...

  14. Blogs
    January 5th, 2015 by Christopher Phin
    Think Retro: When Apple’s User Guides explained it all

    In the box my iPhone 6 came in, there’s a small slip of paper. On one side it tells you what each of the iPhone’s five buttons are, and on the...

  15. Blogs
    January 5th, 2015 by Glenn Fleishman
    Lock your cloud backups away with an encryption key

    It’s generally easier to keep safe the files we have under our control, on our internal and external drives, than those that waft far away from...

  16. Blogs
    December 19th, 2014 by Glenn Fleishman
    Family Sharing is convenient, but comes with its own risks

    No Mac is an island and every iPad is part of the main. But Apple has, for many years, had trouble with letting a group of allied people – let’s...

  17. Blogs
    December 12th, 2014 by Zach Miners
    How your in-store shopping affects the ads you see on Facebook

    While many activities have migrated online, Facebook is still eager to know how its users shop in physical stores. That information helps companies...

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