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iOS: How to declutter Look Up

Tue, 2018-08-21 08:00

Select text in many iOS apps, and the contextual menu that appears includes the option Look Up. Tap it, and you’ll get dictionary definitions and much more.

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However, aptly-named Macworld reader Mac would prefer just the dictionary definitions and nothing else. That’s possible! Go to Settings > Siri & Suggestions and swipe down to Siri Suggestions section. Turn Suggestions In Look Up off, and you’ll only get dictionary definitions when available.

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The popularity paradox: iPhones are too loved

Tue, 2018-08-21 07:00

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, “iPhones? No one buys those anymore. Too popular.”

Writing for CNBC, Thomas Franck found contrarian guy! Good job, Thomas.

He was probably sending out press releases trying to get into the news but… still.

“Analyst downgrades Apple to sell because popularity of iPhone X means fewer phone upgrades next year.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Walt.)

The iPhone X is so popular that it just might wind up hurting Apple down the road.

The iPhone is a magical construct. It is at once so unpopular that Android is going to overrun it and force all developers to cease shipping apps for it, and at the same time so popular no one will buy one ever again. You could call it Schrödinger’s phone if in the original thought experiment the two states of the cat were two different kinds of dead.

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Blackmagic eGPU review: A beautiful MacBook Pro graphics booster with no room to grow

Tue, 2018-08-21 06:00

Apple at last has an external graphics processing unit on the hallowed shelves of the Apple Store, and as you might expect, it’s a looker.

The Blackmagic eGPU (from Blackmagic Design) was designed in collaboration with Apple. With its brushed aluminum casing and the spot-on space gray coloring, the Blackmagic eGPU, MacBook Pro, and iMac could pass for cousins in a family portrait. It belongs

It also follows many of the same design philosophies that make Apple’s own products so beloved. It’s quiet and sleek, with its noise reaching only around 15dB at peak performance, thanks to a tangle of cooling tubes. It’s inconspicuous and easy to set up, to the point that it doesn’t even have a power switch. You simply plug it into your a Mac’s Thunderbolt 3 port and it works. Heck, at the moment, you get only get it from the Apple Store.

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