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How to move multiple Safari tabs at once in macOS

Mac World - Fri, 2018-07-06 08:00

When tabbed browsers first appeared, I was dubious. I liked my various windows that I could arrange! Over time, browers improved tab management and tools, and I adapted. I often have multiple windows open, each with a particular task or project, with many tabs in each.

But what do you do when you have a bunch of tabs in one window and want to move them to another window? Safari lets you drag tabs one at a time: hold down on the tab and drag and a tiny window appears that you drag into another open window (either onto a tab or into the tab bar). Or you can release it and it becomes a freestanding window of its own.

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You can add all the tabs in a window to a bookmarks folder.

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Rakuten Kobo Clara HD E-Reader review: Superior to the Kindle Paperwhite, except for one thing

PC World - Fri, 2018-07-06 06:31

Rakuten Kobo’s Clara HD e-reader ($130 from Rakuten Kobo) costs $10 less than its main competitor, the ad-free version of the Kindle Paperwhite (reviewed here and available, of course, from Amazon). The casual observer could be forgiven for mistaking one for the other, as they share similar dimensions and the same display size.

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Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price

PC World - Fri, 2018-07-06 06:00
Wyze Labs' $30 pan-and-tilt camera can hold its own with the big brands.

Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price

Mac World - Fri, 2018-07-06 06:00
Wyze Labs' $30 pan-and-tilt camera can hold its own with the big brands.

Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price

Mac World - Fri, 2018-07-06 06:00
Wyze Labs' $30 pan-and-tilt camera can hold its own with the big brands.

Apple: A little more color, please

Mac World - Fri, 2018-07-06 06:00

Apple has a long back and forth relationship with the role of color in its products. Even looking back at the original Macintosh, which debuted with a black and white display at a time when the company’s long-running Apple II line boasted color graphics. (The Apple II which, it should also be noted, gave us the venerable six-color Apple logo.)

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In more recent years, color has played a part in the outward facing part of Apple’s products as well. When the first iMac appeared on the scene in 1998, its most distinctive feature was the bright Bondi Blue exterior, which later multiplied into a variety of different options and set the tone for Apple products of its era.

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Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review: Near-perfection has its price

PC World - Fri, 2018-07-06 06:00

When I reviewed Razer’s debut Blade Stealth ultrabook two years ago, I thought it would usher in a wave of imitators. Small, sleek, with an all-metal chassis that rivaled Apple’s finest MacBooks, it was one of the best laptops I’d ever used.

And now? Well, not much has changed. I’ve been using the Blade Stealth’s most recent revision for a bit now, and while there are certainly some excellent alternatives, Razer’s machine (available via Amazon) remains near the top of the pack. There’s still room for improvement—particularly the battery life—but it’s an impressive machine.

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Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price

PC World - Fri, 2018-07-06 06:00
Wyze Labs' $30 pan-and-tilt camera can hold its own with the big brands.

Next year's iPhone: Does the modem really matter?

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-05 17:34

Do you know which company makes the modem in your iPhone?

If you’re a hardware geek like me, maybe. Apple sources modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, using slightly different modems in different models by carrier and region. The U.S. version of the iPhone for Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular uses a modem from Qualcomm (the X16), as does the carrier-unlocked version. The version sold by T-Mobile and AT&T uses an Intel modem (the XMM 7480). The biggest difference is that the Qualcomm modem supports both CDMA and GSM networks while the Intel one only supports GSM.

Recently, a report from Calcalist claimed that Apple was considering using Intel’s upcoming 5G “Sunny Peak” wireless chip in the 2020 iPhone, but has since canceled its order. Should you care? Does it really make a difference?

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Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-05 16:07

Dash cams are already essential in many countries because of scam artists who try to create accidents so they can sue you. They’ve also proven useful for catching cars flying into buildings, or the occasional meteor, as happened in Thailand and in Russia a few years ago.

But while auto cons aren’t as common here, recording your excursions is a reasonable precaution to take—especially if you’re driving professionally.

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The Crew 2 review: A bad racing game I can't help falling in love with

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-05 11:29

I'm having flashbacks. A little over two years ago now I wrote a review for The Crew, Ubisoft's racing-game-slash-MMO hybrid, a game that touted all of America as its map. And it made good on that promise—I spent a long time just admiring the scenery contained therein.

That's about all I admired though, because it was a pretty damn mediocre racing game.

And here we are again, with The Crew 2. Another game with an identity crisis, of sorts. Another game where the map is the biggest draw—and it's a fantastic draw, let me say that up front. I just wish literally anything else about it were interesting.

Drawing lines on the map

No game captures America the way The Crew 2 does. Or at least, no other game captures this very specific, vehicle-centric America.

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Bear Motion's $19 solar-powered flashlight will also charge your phone in a pinch

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-05 10:28

Bear Motion's self-powered radio/flashlight combo is $19 on Amazon today, down from an average price of $24. You can never be too prepared, and an emergency multi-function flashlight can add peace of mind and convenience anywhere, from home to camping and beyond.  

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Bear Motion's $19 solar-powered flashlight will also charge your phone in a pinch

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-05 10:28

Bear Motion's self-powered radio/flashlight combo is $19 on Amazon today, down from an average price of $24. You can never be too prepared, and an emergency multi-function flashlight can add peace of mind and convenience anywhere, from home to camping and beyond.  

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Spontaneous sharing: Samsung’s newest innovation

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-05 10:00

Things have calmed down a bit after WWDC, so let’s take a look and see how everything is going on the other side of the…

“Samsung phones are spontaneously texting users’ photos to random contacts without their permission.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Len and Alter Eggo.)

Oh. Wow, was not expecting that. Well, who uses their smartphone to take anything other than pictures of shriners riding on tiny motorcycles, right? This is probably just the next logical step after having a commercial featuring a guy taking a movie of a woman without her permission.

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Amazon's selling the 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND for less than $200 today

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-05 09:16

Whenever there's a really good deal on an SSD, you can always count on PCWorld to remind you this is the single best upgrade you can give a PC. 

Today, we've got a great deal on one of our favorite drives: Amazon's selling the 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SSD for $199. That's $30 off its most recent price, and the all-time historical low for this SSD.

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Amazon's selling the 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND for less than $200 today

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-05 09:16

Whenever there's a really good deal on an SSD you can always count on PCWorld to remind you this is the single best upgrade you can give a PC. Today, we've got a great deal on one of our favorite drives: Amazon's got the 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SSD for $199. That's $30 off its most recent price, and the all-time historical low for this SSD.

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How to scan QR codes with your iPhone or iPad

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-05 09:00

QR codes can be really handy. A grid of seemingly random black-and-white squares can hold enough information to store website URLs, contact information, email addresses, pre-defined SMS text messages, and even your WiFi SSID and password.

Put a QR code on your business card, and people can copy all your contact info into their phone in a heartbeat. Post a QR code somewhere in your house, and guests can use it to instantly sign on to your Wi-Fi network.

You used to need a third-party app to scan QR codes, but with iOS 11 Apple built it right into the camera app. It couldn't be easier to use.

How to scan a QR code
  1. First, open the Camera app.
  2. Then, point the camera at a QR code so it can see it clearly.

That's it! A notification should pop up with an action based on the QR code scanned. If it contains a Wi-Fi SSID and passcode, you can join the network with just a tap without the need for typing or tinkering with the Settings menu. If it contains contact info, you'll be prompted to add the person to your iPhone's Contacts.

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MacOS Mojave: How to customize and markup screenshots and screen recordings

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-05 08:00

Apple insists that iOS and macOS will never morph into the same digital beast, but at least it’s increasingly willing to share the most useful features between each platform.

Consider, for instance, the ability to markup screenshots in iOS 11. It quickly became one of our favorite tools on the iPhone, as you could quickly circle or highlight specific passages in a screenshot of an email or pinpoint a location in a photo and then send that file off to a friend in an iMessage.

With macOS Mojave, that same great feature comes to Apple’s desktop system, along with a pile of Mac-appropriate enhancements (many of which are familiar from Preview). Here’s how to use it.

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LumaFusion review: Pro video editing now a reality on iOS devices

Mac World - Thu, 2018-07-05 07:00

When the iPad was introduced, critics dismissed the device as only good for ebook reading, internet browsing, and casual gaming. But when iMovie debuted on iPad less than a year later, it was clear Apple’s tablet ambitions were more grandiose.

Although great for quickly assembling short videos, the free iMovie for iOS never quite lived up to lofty expectations. There’s no indication the no-frills app will ever acquire the more robust mobile video editing skills of Final Cut Pro - and that’s just fine, because there’s already an app that does this quite nicely.

LumaFusion: Final Cut lite

LumaFusion is the first mobile video editor that lives up to the hype, one so ridiculously feature-packed, it seems unfair to pay the developer so little ($20) for it. Rather than reinvent the wheel, LumaFusion enables old-school multitrack editing—three tracks for video with audio, plus three for audio only—in a modular user interface reminiscent of the classic Final Cut Pro.

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DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue price hikes: The cost of more bloated bundles

PC World - Thu, 2018-07-05 06:00
DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue are raising prices, but don't call it cable all over again.

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