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Where the Apple Watch could go from here

Macworld - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:00

Apple seems to have finally figured out exactly what the Apple Watch is for, and built just the right hardware to do it. Apple Watch isn't a little smartphone-lite on your wrist, but is now more narrowly focused on being a heath and fitness accessory that provides lots of quick, glanceable information.

The Series 4 hardware is the first true “generational” update since the original Apple Watch, and it’s a great expression of that new focus. The much faster processor makes interactions instantaneous, smooth, and precise. The upgraded sensors have the kind of fidelity and range to enable all kinds of new health and fitness tracking. The larger, higher-res display can show more complications and makes text and icons easier to read. And the upgraded mic and speakers make voice interaction truly useful.

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Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare

Top Stories - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:00

Some GOP candidates running this cycle who have or are trying to gut Obamacare are still running on the importance of protecting people with pre-existing conditions.


Twitter's Plea To 'Be Sweet When You Tweet' Quickly Flies Off The Rails

Top Stories - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:55

Twitter made a simple request on Wednesday, but many users of the social


Girl baked grandfather's ashes into cookies and gave them to classmates, police say

Top Stories - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:51

A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade biscuits and gave them to classmates, police in California have said. The youngster and a friend shared the cookies with nine other pupils at Da Vinci Charter Academy in the city of Davis. "She had mentioned her grandpa's ashes before," said Andy Knox.


Joe Biden Says He Hopes Democrats Don't Act To Impeach Trump While Mueller Investigating

Top Stories - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 01:01

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes Democrats don't move forward


White Woman Calls Police On Black Man Watching His Son's Soccer Game

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:08

A white woman who called the police on a black man cheering on his son at a


California surgeon, girlfriend face new rape, other charges

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:01

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged Wednesday with crimes against five additional victims in addition to two women they were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting.


Washington Post Publishes Jamal Khashoggi's Final Column Before Disappearance

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:22

The Washington Post on Wednesday published the final column written by Jamal


Prosecution admits to new error in Weinstein case

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:55

The prosecution has admitted to a new embarrassing error in the Harvey Weinstein case, saying a police detective told one of the disgraced Hollywood producer's accusers to delete from her phone anything she wanted to keep private. In a letter to Weinstein's attorney dated Tuesday, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon acknowledged that the lead detective had made the recommendation to one of two women accusing Weinstein in the case, in which he faces charges of rape and a forced oral sex act. "This new development even further undermines the integrity of an already deeply flawed indictment of Mr Weinstein," his lawyer Ben Brafman was quoted by a spokeswoman as saying.


Trump Inflates Saudi Arms Deal But Stays Silent On Saudi Cash In His Own Pocket

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:23

WASHINGTON ― As President Donald Trump defends maintaining close ties to Saudi


Adobe’s iPad software announcements, audience hot takes, and your comments and questions

Macworld - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:52
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Adobe announced that Photoshop CC is coming to the iPad. Podcast listeners send us their hot takes and we respond. We also take your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 626.

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Republicans Will Repeal Obamacare If They Get The Chance, Mitch McConnell Says

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:21

Republicans could make another run at repealing the Affordable Care Act if


How to download the personal data that Apple collects from you

Macworld - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:00

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a revamped privacy website to educate users on how the company handles the personal information that it collects. The website covers how your data is protected, who can access it, and iOS and Mac features you can use to further protect your personal data.

Apple’s new privacy website also now lets you get a copy of the data that Apple collects about you. Here’s how to get your copy.

How to download your personal data form Apple

1. On the Apple privacy website, go to the Manage Your Privacy section.

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Julián Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:36

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, was unusually open about his political ambitions in an interview with Yahoo Finance.


Multidrug-resistant salmonella linked to chicken products sickens nearly 100 people across 29 states

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:18

A multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella linked to raw chicken products has


Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter’s disappearance by ‘end of the week’

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:58

The president also rejected the notion he's covering for Saudi Arabia.


Beto O'Rourke Shifts Gears, Goes Full Offense In Ted Cruz Attack Ads

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:34

Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke repeatedly called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)


Beto goes negative on Cruz in new ads

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:13

Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke is running new ads in which he criticizes his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz.


Texas floods: One dead after state of emergency declared over near-record downpour

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:53

Texas faces the threat of further flooding after days of heavy rain - with at least one person having died thanks to the downpour. A state of emergency has already been declared in 18 counties with the flooding having led to the collapse of a bridge. Within a span of 24 hours, the Llano River, northwest of Austin, Texas, rose from 10 feet to nearly 40 feet, just shy of an all-time record.


Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:31

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level Egyptian delegation on Wednesday held urgent talks with Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes on Hamas targets.


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