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The iPhone XR is now available for sale without a carrier

MacWorld - 5 hours 58 min ago

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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Black Friday 2018: The best early deals

MacWorld - 7 hours 58 min ago

Black Friday is no longer just the day after Thanksgiving. Deals now roll out in a chaotic mass all throughout November.

Just a couple of years ago, most of those early discounts weren’t any good. But that’s changed.

While the deals that command headlines (those so-called “doorbusters”) are typically still available on only Thanksgiving or Black Friday, some worthwhile sales are already trickling out now. 

We’ve begun rounding up those here, so keep an eye peeled for further updates as the days tick by. We’ll add new deals as we spot them. And don’t forget: Holiday return windows have just expanded (many run into early January), so you can buy now and repent at leisure—assuming you can float the cash.

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

MacWorld - 10 hours 4 min ago
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.

Best DVR for cord cutters

MacWorld - 10 hours 53 min ago
TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

MacBook Pro: Radeon Pro Vega graphics option for 15-inch model now available

MacWorld - 11 hours 16 min ago

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it.

The current version of the MacBook Pro was released in July 2018. The new laptops have the same design as the previous version, but the laptops feature new processors that provide a speed boost. Learn more about the MacBook Pro by reading about its main features below.

The latest news about the MacBook Pro: New graphics now available

Apple now has available for the $2,799 15-inch MacBook Pro two Vega graphics upgrade options you can choose from instead of the stock Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. For an additional $250, you can upgrade the graphics to a Radeon Pro Vega 16, or you can spend $350 for a Radeon Pro Vega 20. Both options come with 4GB of HBM2 video memory.

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

MacWorld - 11 hours 31 min ago

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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Macworld Podcast: Join us on today, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. Pacific

MacWorld - 11 hours 40 min ago

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.

Watch us live

The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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