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Apple iPad Pad review, iPhone 5G, new Apple service programs

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:30
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The Macworld staff talks about the new iPad Pro. Do you have one? What do you think? We also talk about some new Apple service programs, and the future of 5G in the iPhone. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 630.

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The iPhone XR is now available for sale without a carrier

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:18

When the iPhone XR originally went on sale on Apple’s website, you had to choose a carrier: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. But now, if you buy an iPhone XR online, you now have the option to buy one without a carrier.

We’re not sure when this option became available; we noticed today. The Internet Archive’s last snapshot of the iPhone XR buy page is from November 8, which does not show the option to buy the phone sans carrier.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:12
A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

The Anker PowerPort 6 Lite 6-port USB hub is $12 today, a savings of $8

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:45

You can never have too many USB ports, especially if you have a lot of devices in your orbit. Today you can add six with an on-sale Anker charger.

Normally $20, today the Anker PowerPort 6 Lite is listed at its lowest price of $16Remove non-product link. If you click the coupon box you’ll save another $4, bringing it down to $12 on Amazon—a killer price for a lot of ports. 

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Upgrade to a 27-inch, 1080p FreeSync monitor for $200 or less

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:49

Yesterday, we showed you how to get the cornerstones of an awesome AMD budget rig on the cheap. Today, we’re making that combo even better with your choice of two 27-inch, 1080p FreeSync monitors. Walmart is selling the Dell SE2717HR for $119Remove non-product link, while Newegg has the curved, 144Hz Acer ED273 for $199Remove non-product link with the checkout code EMCEEES35. The Dell monitor has an MSRP of $200, while the Acer’s MSRP is $300.

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Amazon Fire TV Recast review: This over-the-air DVR is frustratingly close to great

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:00
Amazon's over-the-air DVR nails the little details, but it has some major limitations.

How to use Migration Assistant to move a user account to another Mac

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:00

Apple makes it relatively painless to migrate data on one Mac to another. But you can also selectively migrate and split up multiple users on a single Mac into users across multiple Macs. You would do this if, for example, you have kids on a shared computer who now own their own, or if you’re leaving a job and want (and are allowed) to take your home directory with you.

Migration Assistant is the app you use to perform a user migration. It’s found in the Applications folder’s Utilities folder. This flexible software can work in a variety of ways to transfer all or part of the applications, user files, and other settings on one Mac to another. You can start from Time Machine backup, another Mac, or a Mac drive configured as a macOS startup volume—including a disk image backup.

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Withings takes aim at Fitbit with the Pulse HR, a simple fitness band with 20-day battery life

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:43

Now that Withings is back in the hands of its founder, it’s returning to its roots. Fans of the French health company will remember the original Pulse as a fun and funky pedometer that doubled as a fitness band, and now Withings is bringing it back with a new design and an eye on Fitbit’s fitness band dominance with the Alta and Charge 3.

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Sony XBR X900F 4K UHD TV review: Great image processing, but restrained color

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:00
Sony's XBR X900F can handle just about any kind of material with aplomb, including HDR. But its color palette is subdued and light bleed on black backgrounds is noticeable with the Xtended Dynamic Range function engaged.

Which Watch? How to pick the Apple Watch that’s right for you

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 03:00

Picking an Apple Watch used to be a little complicated, with various different case materials, bands, and style. Now, Apple has become more focused with the Apple Watch, which means that the selection process is a lot easier than before. Now, the case materials, bands, and style are characteristics of the models Apple offers.

Apple offers four different Apple Watch models, but three of the models—Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Nike+, and Apple Watch Hermès—have the same insides, so they’re basically the same watch. For the purposes of this guide, whenever we refer to the Apple Watch Series 4, that reference also applies to the Apple Watch Nike+ and Apple Watch Hermès.

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