Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine.In the July issueThis month we look back at 20 Years of the iMac, from the reaction to such a radical new mac, to its lasting legacy and how its influence reaches far beyond the desktop, or even the PC. We also look forward to a new kind of Mac, one that runs iOS apps.Also in this month’s issue:• MacUser: How Apple’s big picture ventures get small for the consumer. Plus, give your old Mac software eternal life.• MacUser Reviews: CloudMounter 3.2, Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C battery pack• iOS Central: We have the latest iPhone rumors, plus a roundup of the nest calculator apps• iOS Central Reviews: Read our reviews of the Eve Button and the Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone• Working Mac: How to use a … [Read more...] about Macworld’s July Digital Magazine: 20 Years of the iMac
I’m the only member of the Macworld staff who does the vast majority of his work on a modern MacBook Pro, and lemme tell ya, right now I’m looking with envy at the amazing 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that B&H is selling for $1,200 off its regular price of $3,499. It’s one of the outlet’s “Deal Zone” flash sales, and that massive discount ends tonight at midnight Eastern time.So let’s get this out of the way: You’ll still have to pay $2,299 even with that discount. Also, it’s only available in silver. But check out the specs on this thing: It’s got 16GB of memory, a full 1TB of SSD storage, an AMD Radeon 460 graphics card, and a 2.9GHz i7 processor.If you need tons of space and power for video or massive RAW photographs and don’t like being chained down to an iMac (or maybe even like to enjoy a few games), this is the MacBook Pro for you. Even better, with this massive discount, you’d still be saving … [Read more...] about Today only, B&H is selling a beastly 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro for $1,200 off
Did you notice what was missing at Apple’s 2018 WWDC? There wasn’t a single new Mac model to be seen. Not a one.True, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, tried to lay to rest rumors that Apple would merge the iOS and macOS operating systems, saying, “We love the Mac and macOS because it’s explicitly created for Mac hardware like the trackpad.”But the Mac lineup hasn’t been associated with true innovation for years, even before Tim Cook took over as CEO. Not having a new Mac model to show off to its assembled developers doesn’t seem like a fluke.It’s not hard to figure out why Apple isn’t making new Macs. Let’s take a peek at Apple’s last annual report, shall we? In it, you’ll find that Mac sales in 2017 accounted for $25.8 billion of revenue. I wouldn’t say no to that money, would you?Well, if you’re Apple and your iPhone sales revenue came to $141.3 … [Read more...] about RIP Macintosh: 1984–2018
1Password 7 for Mac has a variety of small improvements and a fresher design that add up to a nice bump justifying the version number. But because its maker, AgileBits, switched to a subscription model as its dominant method of offering software, the company is clearly less obsessed with including the kitchen sink, as it tries to offer ongoing updates and new features between major releases to justify the cost to current subscribers. And that’s fine: a rush to cram features—some half-baked—into new versions of software where developers rely heavily on upgrade fees as part of their revenue cycle doesn’t benefit users.1Password provides a secure, central place to store your password and account information, generate new strong passwords uniquely for every site and service, and retrieve or fill them into websites and apps. You can also store bank accounts, credit cards, licenses (of the software and fishing variety), secure notes, file attachments, and other bits … [Read more...] about 1Password 7 for Mac review: Password manager with small improvements that add up
It was as absolute an answer as you could possibly get. Is Apple merging iOS and macOS? “No,” said Apple software chief Craig Federighi, with an animated accompaniment smashing down on the screen behind him.And yet... Federighi made that comment just moments before he unveiled a new system, being worked on by Apple over multiple years, that will allow the developers of iOS apps to bring those apps to the Mac more easily. And first up will be Apple itself, which is using this approach to translate the iOS Stocks, Voice Memos, News, and Home apps for macOS Mojave, coming this fall.While the Mac and iOS might not be merging, major changes are in store for the Mac and the apps it runs. It’s hard to imagine how the Mac of a couple of years hence isn’t populated with apps sourced from iOS. And yet, Apple says, the Mac will remain the Mac.What does that mean? What will define the Mac in 2020?What makes a Mac?Let’s start by considering exactly what Federighi said … [Read more...] about What will the Mac be like in 2020?