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1Blocker 3 review: Safari extension revamps its content-blocking for macOS Catalina

1Blocker 3 review: Safari extension revamps its content-blocking for macOS Catalina

Apple introduced content-blocking Safari extensions in 2015 for iOS and 2016 for macOS, offering third-party developers a way to bring rule-based blocking without requiring users to give up privacy.
Apple listens strategically, but acts tactically

Apple listens strategically, but acts tactically

Apple listens.It often seems like it doesn’t, for a couple reasons. Firstly, because it usually doesn’t come right out and say “we’re listening”—at least not specifically. But more visibly, because
Why the 16-inch MacBook Pro is a repudiation of the ‘Ive Doctrine’

Why the 16-inch MacBook Pro is a repudiation of the ‘Ive Doctrine’

It’s not the first and it won’t be the last, but Wednesday’s announcement of the 16-inch MacBook Pro is probably the clearest sign thus far that Apple has changed its priorities when it comes to the
The new MacBook Pro is nice, but it’s missing a few things I still want

The new MacBook Pro is nice, but it’s missing a few things I still want

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has finally arrived and it fixes many of the flaws that plagued its 15-inch predecessor. But it’s missing features that I want in a laptop.
The new MacBook Pro is nice, but it’s missing a few things I still want

The new MacBook Pro is nice, but it’s missing a few things I still want

Apple on Wednesday finally took the wraps off the long-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it ushers in a new era for the highest-end Mac notebook you can buy. Most notably, it brings a much-needed
How to restore correct dates for images in Photos

How to restore correct dates for images in Photos

There’s a gaping hole in Photos, and it’s not a missing photo of your grandma. Rather, it’s how the app handles adjusting the date and time of photos that have been imported without the correct

Insight on the Keyboard, Speakers + Performance of the All-New 16-Inch MacBook Pro

From the return of the escape key to substantial spec upgrades inside and out With today’s debut of Apple‘s all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro (an evident upgrade from the previous 15-inch iteration), the
Apple’s new Mac Pro will ship in December

Apple’s new Mac Pro will ship in December

Professional Mac users got a lot of good news on Wednesday. In addition to revealing the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple announced that the Mac Pro, the company’s workhorse tower computer, will begin
Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro features a larger display, a new Magic Keyboard, and booming sound

Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro features a larger display, a new Magic Keyboard, and booming sound

Apple on Wednesday took the wraps off of its latest high-end laptop, the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Targeted for professional use, the new machine features 6- or 8-core processors, a larger display, a new
16-inch MacBook Pro hands-on: Faster, prettier, and all-around better (especially the keyboard)

16-inch MacBook Pro hands-on: Faster, prettier, and all-around better (especially the keyboard)

On Tuesday Apple announced the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which replaces the 15-inch models in Apple’s laptop lineup—and delivers some welcome updates to boot. I have a loaner unit and have already
16-inch MacBook Pro hands-on: Faster, prettier, and all-around better (especially the keyboard)

16-inch MacBook Pro hands-on: Faster, prettier, and all-around better (especially the keyboard)

First impressions of Apple's new pro-grade laptop, which replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
macOS Catalina: How to make your iPhone and iPad appear on the Desktop

macOS Catalina: How to make your iPhone and iPad appear on the Desktop

IDG Make sure iOS devices appear via Finder Preferences. With the death of iTunes in macOS, Apple shunted access to connected iPhones and iPads to the Finder via the Locations section of the
BBEdit 13 review: A lucky number indeed for revered macOS text editor

BBEdit 13 review: A lucky number indeed for revered macOS text editor

Pop quiz for longtime Mac users: How many applications currently installed on your system have been there for close to 30 years? If you have a list, it’s likely to be short. But there’s a good chance
Why you might see a new “Data” disk in Catalina

Why you might see a new “Data” disk in Catalina

Apple took system protection to the next level in macOS 10.15 Catalina by splitting your normal boot volume into two pieces. It appears like a single volume on the Desktop, but it’s really two: one is
Tim Cook and Apple: Bullish on China and on Apple’s holiday prospects

Tim Cook and Apple: Bullish on China and on Apple’s holiday prospects

I’ve been covering Apple’s quarterly financial results—including the obligatory conference call between Apple executives and Wall Street analysts—for years now. And yet I never mention Apple’s head of
macOS Catalina: How to keep your internet radio favorites playing in the Music app

macOS Catalina: How to keep your internet radio favorites playing in the Music app

Internet radio was a wonderful idea decades ago when radio stations first tentatively entered the online world and offered often quite low-bandwidth streaming versions of their broadcasts. It also
Apple releases macOS 10.15.1 Catalina update

Apple releases macOS 10.15.1 Catalina update

Apple on Tuesday released an update to macOS Catalina, its operating system for the Macintosh. Version 10.15.1 comes after the company released the macOS Catalina Supplemental Update earlier this
Samsung CJ791 QLED review: Thunderbolt meets curvy, ultra wide-screen display with quantum dots

Samsung CJ791 QLED review: Thunderbolt meets curvy, ultra wide-screen display with quantum dots

Apple makes some darn fine displays, but the company doesn’t offer an ultra-wide model. If you want extra horizontal screen space for productivity or gaming, or just a panoramic viewing experience,
How to stop getting a reminder to update to Catalina in macOS

How to stop getting a reminder to update to Catalina in macOS

Apple is persistent about software updates. Since the updates are free, it’s not exactly a monetary motivation, though newer versions of macOS have an increasing number of services, like the new TV
Swift Publisher 5.5 review: Affordable DTP software for Mac expands design options

Swift Publisher 5.5 review: Affordable DTP software for Mac expands design options

As someone who still burns a fair amount of DVDs and Blu-rays, I was alarmed to discover my favorite Mac applications for printing disc labels have been either abandoned entirely (R.I.P. Disclabel) or