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In the beginning: The making of the Mac

January 24, 2020 marks the 36th anniversary of the unveiling of the Macintosh. Here’s a look back at the course of events that led to the Mac as we know it.(macworld.com)To read this article in full,
How to get certified for a hard drive you erased

How to get certified for a hard drive you erased

It’s relatively easy to erase the contents of a drive on a Mac. But what if you’re asked to prove you did so? Some companies, government agencies, and other organizations have an internal or legal
Mac users are getting bombarded by laughably unsophisticated malware

Mac users are getting bombarded by laughably unsophisticated malware

For malware so trite and crude, Shlayer is surprisingly prolific.
Macworld's February Digital Magazine: Apple's new Mac Pro

Macworld's February Digital Magazine: Apple's new Mac Pro

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
How to clone a macOS Catalina drive

How to clone a macOS Catalina drive

Until macOS 10.15 Catalina, Mac users knew: their startup volume was a single volume, just as it appeared! (Okay, for Fusion drive users, there are two physical drives managed by software to appear as
Memories of the original iPhone event, Mac pro mode, and more

Memories of the original iPhone event, Mac pro mode, and more

When will the 5G iPhone launch? Speaking of launches, do you remember the very first iPhone launch? All this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.This is episode 682 with Leif Johnson,
How Microsoft could improve Windows by being more like Apple

How Microsoft could improve Windows by being more like Apple

Now that Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7, it has an opportunity to rethink how it manages its operating system. It would be a good time to take some lessons from its age-old enemy, Apple:
How Microsoft could improve Windows by being more like Apple

How Microsoft could improve Windows by being more like Apple

As Microsoft shuts down Windows 7, it has an opportunity to move Windows into a new era—and it could take a few lessons from Apple on how to do that.
Apple Rac: rack-mounted Mac Pros now on offer

Apple Rac: rack-mounted Mac Pros now on offer

The rack-mounted version of the expensive and handsome new Mac Pro is now available, starting at $6499. You can configure yourself a model up to $54,547.98, rack not included.

Apple Working on ‘Pro Mode’ for macOS Catalina to Boost Macs Performance

Apple could be working on adding a new ‘Pro Mode’ to its Macs for improved performance. References to this mode have been found in the macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta which was released by Apple in

Apple might be developing a 'Pro Mode' to speed up Macbooks

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro was a return to form for the company, especially when it came to portable power. (We did call it the "ultimate MacBook," after all.) Now, Apple might be developing another
How to switch the language and region used by your Mac

How to switch the language and region used by your Mac

Some of us speak more than one language, and we may at different times prefer one over the other on the Mac. In some cases, we might also have licensed software that only works when the app or macOS

Apple Reduces Trade-in Values of Older iPhones, iPads, Other Products

Apple has quietly reduced the trade-in values of all Apple products in its online store. Previously, the company used to offer up to $600 for trading in an iPhone XS Max, but that has gone down by
iPhone and iPad rumors, Intel’s new CPUs and Thunderbolt 4, your hot takes, and more

iPhone and iPad rumors, Intel’s new CPUs and Thunderbolt 4, your hot takes, and more

Will the iPad Pro get a three-lens camera? We’ll talk about it, plus iPhone rumors, Apple TV+ and the Golden Globes, and your hot takes. All this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.This
How to cope with a FileVault recovery key disappearing while you write it down

How to cope with a FileVault recovery key disappearing while you write it down

FileVault is an extraordinary bit of macOS technology. Introduced years ago, it encrypts the entire contents of your startup volume so that when the data is at rest—when your Mac is powered down—the
16-inch MacBook Pro upgrade on the way: Intel teases 5GHz, 8-core 16-thread Comet Lake mobile processors

16-inch MacBook Pro upgrade on the way: Intel teases 5GHz, 8-core 16-thread Comet Lake mobile processors

Apple recently released the 16-inch MacBook Pro, complete with a handful of welcome design features like an improved Magic Keyboard and slimmer display bezels. With Intel’s 9th-generation “Coffee
The 20 best Mac games

The 20 best Mac games

Portal 2 ($9.99)Image by ValvePortal 2 may be the perfect game. It’s a puzzler at heart, but it injects those puzzles—which involve the best placement of the titular portals, which you create with a
30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro certainly have price tags commensurate
The Mac in 2020: New keyboards, ARM Macs, and an iMac reboot?

The Mac in 2020: New keyboards, ARM Macs, and an iMac reboot?

Last year I predicted huge changes for the Mac for 2019, and let’s be honest—the changes were far more modest than I was anticipating. Mac Catalyst arrived, but a flood of Catalyst apps didn’t. Apple
10 things new users should do with a new Mac

10 things new users should do with a new Mac

Got a new Mac this holiday season? If this is the first Mac you’ve ever owned, a hearty congratulations! Your new Mac is easy to use and incredibly powerful. As easy as the Mac is, doing some things