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iOS 12 emergency services, iPhone rumors, Apple Music vs. Tidal: Macworld Podcast episode 610

iOS 12 has new features to better support 911 calls. There are rumors about the screen technology for the next iPhone. What’s happening in the battle of the music streaming services? We also talk about various other Apple news and...

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iOS 12: Apple releases second beta to developers

Apple's iOS 12 improvements will include faster performance for older phones, plus improvements in augmented reality, Siri, FaceTime and more.

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Macworld's July Digital Magazine: 20 Years of the iMac

Macworld's latest digital magazine.

Which iPhones, iPads support Apple's iOS 12?

If your iPhone or iPad currently runs iOS 11, it'll run iOS 12 when it rolls out this fall.

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Apple adds secure emergency location features to get ahead of smartphones' 911 problems

Apple has announced a new feature in iOS 12 that will securely and accurately relay your location when you dial 911.

Which Macs will run Apple's macOS Mojave?

The next version of Apple's desktop operating system arrives this fall. When it does, a number of Mac models won't be able to upgrade. Here's who's left out in the cold.

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Microsoft proclaims Windows 10 1803 enterprise-ready in record time

The 45-day interval between the launch of the latest feature upgrade to Windows 10 and the announcement that it's ready for business is the shortest yet.

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Apple wins praise for adding 'USB Restricted Mode' to secure iPhones

Amid reports that two forensic companies have been helping law enforcement and government agencies break into locked iPhones, Apple rolled out a new feature in iOS 12 to prevent further intrusions. Privacy advocates applauded the move....

Macworld Podcast 609
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iPhone and Apple Watch rumors, Sonos vs. HomePod, WWDC 2018: Macworld Podcast episode 609

There’s another rumor that the new iPhone will have USB-C. Sonos has a new HomePod competitor. Some thoughts about last week’s WWDC. We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions.

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Steam will stop working on Windows XP and Vista PCs next year

Valve announced that Steam is ending support for Windows XP and Vista on January 1, 2019.

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Microsoft previews Office 2019 for Mac

The beta of Office 2019 for Mac is meant for volume license customers who intend to run the 'perpetual' version of the suite, not Office 365 subscribers.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on iOS to protect mobile users

Apple has created new rules for app developers that ban the creation of cryptocurrency mining services on mobile devices.

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How to use Bedtime Mode for Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

Sometimes you really want to make sure your phone doesn't grab your attention. That's what Bedtime Mode is all about.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4284835 (OS Build 17134.112), released June 12, 2018.

Microsoft walks away from Windows 7, Office 2013 support forums

Beginning in July, the company will stop participating in several Microsoft Community forums; business-oriented TechNet support discussion forums, however, will remain unchanged.

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RIP Macintosh: 1984–2018

You may still love your Mac, but Apple doesn’t share your passion.

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How to create and edit Memoji in iOS 12

It's an Animoji...of you! Create and edit your own custom avatar in iOS 12.

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