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Maccast 2018.09.18

The MacCast - 4 hours 33 min ago

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 672. Quick thoughts on the Apple Event. Looking deeper at what Apple announced. iOS 12, watchOS 5, and other OS updates. Macs & Cold Boot vulnerability. New device day feedback. How you use 3D Touch. A word about iTunes Movies.

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Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

MacWorld - 5 hours 42 min ago
With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

Apple Watch Series 4 FAQ: All your questions about the new Apple Watch, answered

MacWorld - 7 hours 2 min ago

For the first time since its introduction in 2014, the Apple Watch has a new design—and this time it’s a bit more substantial than sticking a red dot on the Digital Crown. For the watch’s fourth generation, Apple has introduced a larger screen and a slightly bigger case, all while retaining the classic styling that made the Apple Watch a worldwide hit.

But the beauty of the new Apple Watch’s isn’t merely skin deep. Apple has updated nearly everything about the watch, inside and out. It’s a whole new generation: familiar, yet overhauled.

What are the specs?

Much as with previous Apple Watch releases, the Series 4 comes in two sizes. But while Series 0-4 measured 38mm for the smaller watch and 42mm for the larger (measured vertically), the new ones are each 2mm larger: 40mm and 44mm.

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iPad 2018 rumors: Face ID landscape support found in iOS 12.1 beta

MacWorld - 9 hours 45 min ago

When it comes to the tablet market, there’s the iPad and there’s everybody else. Apple dominates the market, especially in the premium price range. To hold on to its position, Apple has been kept things fresh with new models like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and new technologies like Apple Pencil and ProMotion.

But the fundamental design of the iPad hasn’t changed much in years. That could all change in 2018, as Apple gives use the first holistic new iPad design in a very long time.

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Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Sep. 19, at 10 a.m. Pacific

MacWorld - 10 hours 58 min ago

iOS 12 is here, so let’s talk about our favorite features. The first wave of iPhone Xs reviews are out. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 622.

Take our poll

Bought a new iPhone? Which one? Let us know in our Twitter poll and we’ll discuss the results on the show.

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Bought a new iPhone? Which one? Let us know in our Twitter poll

MacWorld - 10 hours 59 min ago
Vote in our poll, leave a comment, and we'll discuss the results on the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m Pacific, live on Twitter.(twitter.com)

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Google Maps is finally compatible with Apple CarPlay

MacWorld - 11 hours 40 min ago

Since its introduction four years ago, Apple fans have been pleading for the ability to use third-party maps program with CarPlay. Apple’s phone-powered in-dash infotainment software has a lot going for it, but being stuck with Apple Maps was definitely not a feather in its cap.

With iOS 12, our worries are over. Not only is Apple Maps getting dramatically better, but CarPlay is getting an official mapping interface for third-party developers. It takes more than the iOS update to enable CarPlay support, though. The mapping apps themselves need an update.

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iOS 12.1 beta 1 is available for developers

MacWorld - 12 hours 48 min ago

Just 24 hours after the public release of iOS 12, Apple has kicked out the first developer beta of iOS 12.1. Developers can head developer.apple.com to download the beta or add the beta profile to their devices. If you still have the developer beta profile installed after upgrading to iOS 12, your device will download it automatically as a regular iOS 12 update.

If you were in the developer beta for iOS 12 and do not want the 12.1 beta, head to Settings > General > Profile on your device and delete the iOS 12 beta profile.

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

MacWorld - 13 hours 1 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.

Anker's popular Roav Dash Cam C2 is a few dollars away from an all-time low on Amazon today

MacWorld - 14 hours 52 min ago

Dash cams come in all shapes and sizes, but they're a must-have gadget you want to keep a close eye on the road ahead of you. Today you can get a popular one on the cheap: Anker's Roav Dash Cam C2 is $47.59, down from a list price of $120Remove non-product link and very close to an all-time low.

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iPhone Xs, Xs Max review roundup: Beautiful and ‘the best yet,’ but maybe wait for the XR

MacWorld - 15 hours 14 sec ago

With the iPhone Xs and Xs Max set to hit shelves on Friday, the first round of reviews from those Apple deemed worthy to get one early has arrived. And of you haven’t already pre-ordered, you might want to continue waiting.

That’s pretty much what we expected when Apple unveiled its new iPhones last week. As you can tell by their names, the Xs and Xs Max are visually indistinguishable from last year’s iPhone X, save for the larger screen on the Max. Other than those extra pixels (which will cost you an extra hundred bucks) and a new gold color, the improvements over the iPhone X are all on the inside, and that might make it a tricky upgrade, especially for people who bought an iPhone X last year.

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