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The next iPhone SE: ‘Cheapest 5G iPhone ever’ could be next to launch

11 hours 49 minutes ago
In 2020, after a four-year wait, Apple finally updated the iPhone SE to… the iPhone SE. Hanging on to the same name is a little confusing—Apple differentiates the new model when necessary by calling it the 2nd-generation iPhone SE, but most people either call it the iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone SE 2. Whatever you […]
Jason Cross

AirPods: Buy now or wait?

15 hours 47 minutes ago
We don’t have to explain why you might want AirPods. Apple’s take on true wireless earbuds revolutionized the market and have sold in massive numbers ever since. You see them in the ears of reporters, coworkers, and celebrities all the time—especially in our age of remote work and Zoom meetings. The real question is, should […]
Jason Cross

Save $30 on the new ninth-gen iPad before it even hits shelves

15 hours 53 minutes ago
Apple’s new ninth-gen iPad is a great value with an upgraded design, processor, and front camera for the same $329 price tag, but somehow this deal already makes it even better: Walmart is selling the new ninth-gen iPad in silver or space gray for $299, chopping $30 off the MSRP before it even hits shelves. […]
Michael Simon

iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro: All the differences explained

18 hours 46 minutes ago
On Friday, September 17, the latest iPhones go up for preorder, and they’ll be in stores a week later. Those upgrading or switching have an important choice to make: Buy an iPhone 13 or splurge on an iPhone 13 Pro? If you want the smallest possible iPhone, the answer is simple—you have no choice but […]
Jason Cross

Has Apple run out of ideas?

19 hours 16 minutes ago
Apple’s “California Streaming” event was supposed to be the premier event of the fall. Sandwiched between Samsung’s foldable-heavy unpacked and Google’s Pixel 6 unveiling, Apple’s first event of the fall came with a ton of anticipation, heaps of hype, and oodles of exciting rumors. But when Tim Cook delivered his keynote wrap-up Tuesday, it was […]
Michael Simon

Macworld Podcast: Reaction to the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, new iPads

22 hours 1 minute ago
“California streaming” streamed its way on to our screens on Tuesday, bringing us a slew of new products. We’re talking about the new iPads, iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and a lot more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.   This is episode 760 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola. Get info Click on the articles below to […]
Macworld Staff

Apple Watch: Buy now or wait?

1 day 11 hours ago
There’s no bad time to buy an Apple Watch, but there are better and worse times. Apple releases new Apple Watch models (called “series”) on a yearly cadence, and the price rarely changes by all that much. So to avoid buying an Apple Watch that is outdated after just a few weeks, you want to […]
Jason Cross

The next AirPods: Production has started but no ship date in sight

1 day 12 hours ago
AirPods are popular because they exemplify what Apple is all about: high-quality products with great features that work without fuss. And while you may not think of earbuds and headphones as the types of products that would be updated with new features on a regular basis, Apple does a great job of integrating them into […]
Roman Loyola

iPhone 13 upgrade PSA: You owe at least one extra payment

1 day 13 hours ago
Apple’s iPhone 13 event returned to its rightful spot in mid-September, which means it’s arriving a little earlier than last year. Due to pandemic-related delays, the iPhone 12 launched in October 2020 and hit shelves on October 23, about a month after the iPhone 13 will begin shipping. Like always, preorders begin on a Friday […]
Michael Simon

The rumor mill got a lot wrong about Apple’s iPhone 13 event

1 day 14 hours ago
Every time Apple holds an event, we pretty much know exactly what’s going to release. If you’ve been keeping up with the rumor mill for the weeks and months prior to the big day, the actual keynote is like watching a show you’ve already seen and waiting for your favorite scenes. But that wasn’t the […]
Michael Simon

All the little iPhone 13 details you may have missed

1 day 19 hours ago
Apple had plenty of new stuff to announce during its September “California Streaming” event: new iPads, four iPhone 13 models, Apple Watch Series 7, and even some new Apple Fitness+ stuff. It’s a lot to be excited about if you’re an Apple fan, so much so that you might have missed some of the fine […]
Jason Cross

Has Apple hit a wall with the A15 processor?

1 day 20 hours ago
The iPhone makes up the bulk of Apple’s annual product revenue, so it’s fair to say that Tuesday’s announcement of the four new iPhone models is the most important Apple announcement of the year. But the importance goes beyond the iPhone itself because Tuesday was also the day that Apple announced the A15 Bionic, its […]
Jason Snell

Everything Apple announced at its ‘California Streaming’ event

2 days 8 hours ago
Apple just wrapped up its “California Streaming” fall event, where it announced quite a few products and even took a little extra time to pat itself on the back for Apple TV+. If you have over an hour to spare, you can watch the entire thing at Apple’s site or on YouTube below. But if […]
Jason Cross

Here’s exactly how much smaller the iPhone 13’s notch is

2 days 9 hours ago
Apple today unveiled the iPhone 13 with a faster processor, new camera features, and better battery life, but it looks a lot like its predecessor that it replaces. With one exception—the notch has been reduced by 20 percent in width. Here’s what that looks like as compared to the iPhone 12. As you can see, […]
Michael Simon

iPhone 12: Buy now or wait?

2 days 10 hours ago
Is this a good time to buy the latest iPhone? It’s a common question that’s usually easy to answer. If you need a new phone right now, then you’ll probably be happy with the latest iPhone for a few years. If you can afford to wait a little bit, then the rule of thumb is […]
Jason Cross

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro: The five most important things you need to know

2 days 10 hours ago
Apple has officially announced the iPhone 13 line. Like the iPhone 12, it will be available in four sizes: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. They’re quite similar to the iPhone 12 line in overall design, but there are quite a few changes that make the iPhone 13 […]
Jason Cross

iOS 15: Update on September 20 or wait?

2 days 11 hours ago
Every time Apple drops a major new operating system update—whether macOS or iOS—there’s the question of whether or not you should upgrade right away or wait a while. Certainly, there’s a case to be made either way and plenty of variables at play. What are your needs? How willing are you to live with a […]
Jason Cross

Apple Watch Series 7 sports a larger screen, faster charging

2 days 11 hours ago
At Apple’s “California streaming” event on Tuesday, the company took the wraps off of the Apple Watch Series 7, the latest flagship in its wearable lineup. The Series 7 goes on sale on Friday, September 17, with prices starting at $399. However, Apple did not set a ship date, stating that the Series 7 will […]
Roman Loyola

Apple Fitness+: New Mediation and Pilates workouts, Group Workouts with SharePlay

2 days 11 hours ago
Online fitness services such as Peloton and Daily Burn have become very popular, and now Apple wants in on the business. They will soon offer Apple Fitness+, the latest service for Apple users. Fitness+ combines your Apple devices, videos, and collected exercise data to allow you to have satisfying workouts. This article will tell you […]
Roman Loyola

The all-new iPad mini gets a bigger screen, faster A15 chip for $499

2 days 11 hours ago
Apple unveiled a new iPad mini at its California Streaming event that dramatically overhauls its tiniest tablet with a new display, design, and processor. It starts with the design. The new iPad mini has adopted Apple’s “all-screen” design in the iPad Air and iPad Pro. By eliminating the bezels and the home button, Apple has […]
Michael Simon

The Register

South Korea surfs silicon shortage to record tech exports

4 hours 4 minutes ago
42.4 per cent increase in chip sales, and smartphone shipments did even better

Exports of South Korean ICT products reached an all-time high in August, thanks to global demand for silicon chips, reported the country's Ministry of Science and ICT on Tuesday.…

Bepanted shovel-toting farmer wins privacy payout from France TV

12 hours 51 minutes ago
Unwitting star of #Slipgate viral images awarded reduced damages, tempts Streisand effect

A French farmer who was filmed setting about bird conservationists with a shovel while in his underpants has won damages from a TV company that filmed the incident for violating his privacy.…

Technology doesn’t widen the education divide. People do that

19 hours 16 minutes ago
And no, we don’t want a generation of early-years coders

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Static Site Generators vs. CMS-powered Websites: How to Keep Marketers and Devs Happy

15 hours 30 minutes ago

(This is a sponsored post.)

Many developers love working with static site generators like Gatsby and Hugo. These powerful yet flexible systems help create beautiful websites using familiar tools like Markdown and React. Nearly every popular modern programming …

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Philip Kiely

2021 Scroll Survey Report

1 day 7 hours ago

Here’s a common thought and question: how do browsers prioritize what they work on? We get little glimpses of it sometimes. We’re told to “star issues” in bug trackers to signal interest. We’re told to get involved in GitHub threads …

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Chris Coyier


1 day 11 hours ago

It’s not every day that a new pattern emerges across the web, but I think cmd + k is here to stay. It’s a keyboard shortcut that usually pops open a search UI and it lets you toggle settings on …

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Robin Rendle

On the `dl`

2 days 7 hours ago

Blogging about HTML elements¹? *chefs kiss*

Here’s Ben Myers on the (aptly described) “underrated” Definition List (<dl>) element in HTML:

You might have also seen lists of name–value pairs to describe lodging amenities, or to list

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Chris Coyier

Developers and Designers Work on a Single Source of Truth With UXPin

3 days 10 hours ago

(This is a sponsored post.)

There is a conversation that has been percolating for as long as I’ve been in the web design and development industry. It’s centered around the conflict between design tools and development tools. The final …

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Chris Coyier

Grainy Gradients

3 days 10 hours ago

Browse through Dribbble or Behance, and you’ll find designers using a simple technique to add texture to an image: noise. Adding noise makes otherwise solid colors or smooth gradients, such as shadows, more realistic. But despite designers’ affinity for texture, …

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Jimmy Chion