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Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 16:00

Apple replaced a lot of iPhone batteries last year. Should Apple switch to AMD processors? We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 636.

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Last year, did you you replaced your iPhone battery instead of buying a new iPhone? Let us know in our Twitter poll and we will discuss the results on the show.

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Intel kills Optane 'Core+' desktop processor bundles as 3D XPoint venture dissolves

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 15:27

Intel has officially killed off its “Core+” Optane boxed processor bundles for desktop PCs in the wake of Micron’s decision to buy out Intel’s stake in the 3D XPoint fab once jointly operated by both companies. The Core+ branding was reserved for systems that shipped with both Core processors as well as Intel’s Optane Memory technology, which speeds up the other storage in your PC.

In a product change notification (PDF), Intel said that it would discontinue the boxed Core i7+8700, i5+8400 and i5+8500 by Sept. 30, though that’s only if supplies of the chips are still available. The last shipments will take place Dec. 27. Intel cited a “lack of market demand” as the reason for the discontinuation, in a document unearthed by Tom’s Hardware.

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The Full Nerd ep. 81: GeForce RTX 2060 review, 3rd-gen Ryzen, and CES wrap-up

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 14:20

It’s true, this is the absolute best episode of The Full Nerd made so far this year. And yes, it’s the first one too, but that doesn’t make it any less great. In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray talk Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 2060.

Is RTX 2060 worth it, and what’s it really capable of? Brad lays it out. The gang then moves on to new belle of the ball: AMD’s highly anticipated 3rd-gen Ryzen CPU, and Gordon makes a wild prediction about what it’ll have and how much it’ll cost. 

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DuckDuckGo switches to Apple Maps

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 13:20

It didn’t make a big splash, but Apple unveiled a new mapping tool last year at WWDC. MapKit JS is a JavaScript library that anyone can use to put Apple Maps on the web. It’s currently still in beta, but can be used by any registered Apple developer (with a daily limit on how many map views can be called).

Today, privacy-minded search engine DuckDuckGo announced that it will use the new MapKit JS tool for all its location-based search results. Previously, the site used OpenStreetMap for its results, with a drop-down box kicking you off to Bing, Google, or Here maps if you asked for directions.

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Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 12:08
We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 12:08
We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

Save $350 on the big-brained, awesome sounding LG G7 ThinQ smartphone

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:26

A phone doesn’t have to be revolutionary to be a good choice, and the LG G7 ThinQ is a perfect example of this. Though the G7 ThinQ didn’t shake the industry when it was released, it’s proven to be a popular full-featured option in the time since. And today, you can grab one on a killer discount; $399 from WalmartRemove non-product link, down from an original list price of $750.

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Amazon's Fire TV Stick gets a much better remote

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:24
The Amazon Fire TV Stick gets volume and power controls on its remote.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick gets a much better remote

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:24
The Amazon Fire TV Stick gets volume and power controls on its remote.

Nvidia driver unlocks FreeSync monitor support for GeForce graphics cards

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 10:46

It’s the start of a new era. On Tuesday, Nvidia fulfilled its CES promises by releasing GeForce driver 417.71, which lets GeForce graphics cards tap into the Adaptive Sync capabilities of AMD FreeSync monitors for buttery-smooth, tearing-free gaming. Previously, GeForce GPUs could only synchronize their refresh rates with Nvidia’s own G-Sync displays, which tend to cost much more than FreeSync displays. You can snag the driver in the GeForce Experience app or on the GeForce website.

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You Can Get A Lifetime Of Zoog VPN For Just $35

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 10:34

It's 2019, and by now most of us understand how important it is to surf the Web with a VPN watching our backs. Yet, so many of us refuse to do so, mainly because too many VPN providers deliver their protection at the expense of our browsing speeds. Zoog VPN is one of the few VPN solutions that safeguards your browsing while letting you surf at blazing speeds, and lifetime subscriptions are on sale for only $35 today.

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Get a Lifetime Of Adobe CC Training For Just $39 (90% Off)

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 10:34

Whenever see a billboard while driving down the highway or see a stylish animation on your favorite website, you have experienced graphic design firsthand. Behind each of these beautiful designs is a graphic designer trying to catch your attention through art. If you’re interested in captivating viewers with your stunning visuals, you’ll need experience in a handful of programs, and this $39 Certification School is a great place to start.

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The ultra-popular 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD is just $64 today

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 09:35

If you need more storage without breaking the bank, Newegg’s got a deal for you. The 500GB Crucial MX500 is $64.23Remove non-product link with the checkout code EMCTUUY22. The code only adds a discount of $8.76, but that still makes it the best price for this drive right now. Newegg may require you to sign-up for its mailing list to use the discount code.

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The ultra-popular 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD is just $64 today

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 09:35
Newegg is selling the Crucial MX500 500GB for $64.23 with checkout code.

Stuck in macOS Recovery with a language you don’t speak? Here’s what you can do to fix this

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 08:00

When you start up a Mac while holding down Command-R on the keyboard, the Mac boots into macOS Recovery. In this mode, you can run Disk Utility, access the command-line Terminal app, and reinstall the operating system. But what do you do if you restart your Mac into Recovery mode and a language appears other than one you know?

This doesn’t seem to happen at random, but it can occur when you’ve purchased a computer from someone who installed the system using another language, which can remain in place in the Recovery partition, a separately organized part of your startup drive.

Fortunately, there are a few ways to resolve this.

  • Choose the third menu from the left, which is labeled File when in English, and pick the first option, which is labeled Change Language in English. You should be able to select the language you want.
  • Launch Terminal, which is in the fifth menu from the left, labeled Utilities in English. The apps have icons next to them, and Terminal is a little rectangle with a prompt in it. After Terminal launches, type sudo languagesetup and press Return. You can then select the language to use.
  • If you have a Keyboard menu at the far right of the screen, you can select the one with a tiny U.S. flag to switch to English.
  • If all else fails, you can reinstall macOS by restarting your Mac and then holding down Command-Option-R. This will re-download installation files and prompt you for a language choice, while also upgrading the Recovery partition. It won’t overwrite your hard drive, but installs in place the latest version of macOS that works on your computer.

This Mac 911 article is in response to a question submitted by Macworld reader Curtis.

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So long, iPhone: Relegating Apple’s hits to history

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 07:00

Bad news about Apple once again as it turns out that the company and its products are nor—repeat: not—immune to the effects of time.

Writing for The Wall Street Journal, John D. Stoll tells us how the destroyer of all things will eventually get Apple as well.

“Polaroid. Walkman. Palm Pilot. iPhone?” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip.)

People love iPhones. But were you aware that death eventually catches up to all of us? Where is your god now?

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Mullvad vs. NordVPN: Two popular VPNs do battle

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 06:30

Choosing a VPN is no easy task when there are so many choices available—as our comprehensive roundup of VPN reviews demonstrates. Everywhere you look online, some service is offering to help obfuscate your location and protect your browsing habits from your internet service provider (ISP) and anyone else lurking around the web.

Before you plunk down your cold hard credit card number, however, there are many questions to ask. Can you trust the company? What are the speeds like? Is there a desktop app and is it easy to use? How many country locations are there, and can you still watch Netflix while connected?

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Fiio M7 digital audio player review: aptX HD and LDAC support for streaming high-res audio over Bluetooth

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 06:00
This entry-level player delivers wireless high-resolution audio in a pocket-sized package for the audiophile on the go, but it's dearth of features might be too bare bones for some.

HDHomeRun teases simpler hardware and (maybe) a Roku app

PC World - Tue, 2019-01-15 06:00
The HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio can record broadcast TV channels without a separate server device.

Fiio M7 digital audio player review: aptX HD and LDAC support for streaming high-res audio over Bluetooth

Mac World - Tue, 2019-01-15 06:00
This entry-level player delivers wireless high-resolution audio in a pocket-sized package for the audiophile on the go, but it's dearth of features might be too bare bones for some.

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