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Wednesday January 3, 2018. 11:14 PM
Intel acknowledged that a CPU kernel bug, being referred to as a side-channel analysis exploit, has the potential to affect chips from ARM and AMD. Patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities may carry performance penalties of between 0 and 30 percent.
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Apple’s macOS is still privileged from a security standpoint, despite gaining increasing attention from cyber crooks as its popularity has grown in recent years. And because of the rise of platform-agnostic threats, such as phishing scams, Mac users have all the more...
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Amazon’s kicking off the year with its first sale price on a popular mouse: the Logitech MX Master 2S. Currently this model is $80, or 20 percent off its normal $99 MSRP.Note that Amazon is out of stock of the mouse until Sunday, but you can still order it right now for...
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The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs are very serious, and the fixes can create serious slowdowns in PCs, Macs, and other devices. Here's everything you need to know.
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Macworld reader Jim keeps seeing an annoying message every time he opens a website in Safari: “com.apple.WebKit.Plugin.64 wants to use your confidential information stored in ‘v4.services.acrobat.com’ in your keychain,” along with a prompt to enter his password. IDG ...
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I miss Touch ID. In the month since I got my iPhone X, I’ve probably entered my passcode more than I have in the past half a year. Face ID is annoying me in two major ways: when I need to unlock the phone to use Siri, and when using Peek and Pop.To be fair, I guess the...
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December's Mac gamesImage by Headup GamesIt’s the end of the year, and we’ve already picked the biggest and brightest Mac games that 2017 had to offer. But if you’ve been keeping up with the monthly releases and want to see what’s truly new and exciting for Mac, then ...
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SiliconDust's HDHomeRun TV tuners are excellent, but the DVR service is not very good at all.
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LG's 2018 smart TVs will offer improved support for high dynamic range. support for higher refresh rates on its high-end models, and better color mapping and color correction. But it will continue to use replacement RGBW (2.88K) in some of its cheaper models.
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Tuesday January 2, 2018. 09:09 PM
GE announced several new smart home products, including a new smart wall switch, universal digital assistant ceiling fixtures, as well as improvements to its Sol lamp and C by GE smart light bulbs.
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After admitting that it was purposefully throttling some older iPhones in order to conserve battery life, Apple has announced a new program that offers replacement batteries to all customers that may be affected. Here's everything you need to know about it.Update 1/11/18: If ...
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One of the key reasons to have a continuously running backup, whether to local storage or a cloud-backed provider, is to restore files you accidentally delete. Macworld reader Helena is trying to understand under what circumstances Time Capsule allows recovering a deleted...
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Apple closed out 2017 just as it started it: doomed.Writing for BGR, Chris Smith declares the war is over.“Apple has lost the smart speaker war before it even began.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Daniel.)The Macalope is so old he remembers when Apple had lost the netbook war ...
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2017's essentialsImage by Andrew Hayward/IDGIt has been another great year for iOS games, as 2017 delivered a heap of must-play iPhone and iPad picks. Some were designed first for touch while others were elegantly ported from other platforms, but at the end of the day, these ...
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Hive ditches its subscription plan in favor of you-own-it hardware. Here’s how well it works.
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Monday January 1, 2018. 12:00 PM
Bang & Olufsen’s most affordable multi-room speaker is a strong value.
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Saturday December 30, 2017. 01:00 PM
Fact: Apple is the most successful company in the history of the world for which everything supposedly is going horribly wrong at any given moment.Writing for BGR, Chris Mills says “This Galaxy S9 news could make Apple’s bad day even worse.” (Tip o’ the antlers to...
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Friday December 29, 2017. 08:01 PM
Just when you thought the big sales days were over for 2017, Amazon pops up with another one. Today, Friday, December 29 is Amazon's Digital Day: A time for you to find great deals on apps, movies, and games to fill up your devices.That's what the marketing materials say,...
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After a roller-coaster year, it seemed like 2017 was going to end on a serious down note for Apple. As millions of people were unwrapping their fancy new iPhone Xes on Christmas morning, thousands of users with older phones were signing on to class action lawsuits following...
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With 2017 pretty much in the books, it’s time to cast our eyes forward to the year ahead. Apple’s already laid a lot of groundwork for what we can expect to see next year, but there are a lot of blanks still to be filled in. As ever, some of it can be gleaned from the...
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