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Spigen's iPhone 2G-inspired case for the iPhone X is up on Amazon for just 16 bucks

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 15:39

Well, look what we have here. Remember when we were giving away limited-edition iPhone X cases inspired by the iMac G3? Spigen also made a limited-edition Classic One case that was designed to look like 2007's iPhone 2G, and at $35, it was clearly meant to be the star of the show. Now, though, you can get the Spigen Classic One for just $16 on Amazon.

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Best Raspberry Pi gaming cases

PC World - Fri, 2018-06-29 15:04
NESPi Case+

Image by Retroflag

If you’re having trouble getting the hot-selling Nintendo NES Classic, don’t worry: You can make your Raspberry Pi look just like the vintage system. This highly-reviewed case from Retroflag pays homage to the classic 1980s Nintendo console, which featured the likes of Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Kirby’s Adventure.

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Myst III: Exile and Myst IV: Revelation are back on sale for the first time in a decade

PC World - Fri, 2018-06-29 14:06

It’s the 25th anniversary of Myst this year, and you might recall Cyan had a bit of a celebration in store: A special edition Linking Book containing all five Myst games. That Kickstarter is over, which means you’ve missed out on the book itself—but the fruits of that labor are still available, which is to say Myst III: Exile and Myst IV: Revelation are on sale again!

You can find the pair on GOG.com for now, with Steam releases due later this year. It’s been a long time since you could legally find Myst III and IV, so it’s great to see them out in the wild again. They aren’t even necessarily the best games in the series, but no collection’s really complete without them.

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Right turn ahead: The maps in Apple Maps are getting re-mapped

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 12:31

During WWDC earlier this month, there was one app that was conspicuously missing from the iOS 12 demo: Maps. It turns out, Apple actually has a lot to say about Maps, it just isn’t the stuff of ooh-and-aah demos. Instead of adding AR directions or AI-powered restaurant recommendations, Apple is tackling the biggest problem with Maps: the maps.

A new report by TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino outlines Apple’s major undertaking to replace the array of third-party navigation data in Maps with first-party data collected by cars and users. This isn’t speculation—Panzarino got to ride in one of Apple’s mapping cars and spoke to senior Vice President Eddie Cue at length about the new project, which is years in the making.

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Make perfect steaks for the Fourth with $33 off the iGrill 2 smart thermometer

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 10:52

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means: barbeque. Of course, not all of us are well-seasoned grill masters, and even those of us who are can use a little help making sure our meat is cooked to perfection. That's where a smart meat thermometer comes in, and right now the Weber iGrill 2 smart thermometer is $67 on Amazon, down from a list price of $100 and the lowest we've seen it.

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Make perfect steaks for the Fourth with $33 off the iGrill 2 smart thermometer

PC World - Fri, 2018-06-29 10:52

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means: barbeque. Of course, not all of us are well-seasoned grill masters, and even those of us who are can use a little help making sure our meat is cooked to perfection. That's where a smart meat thermometer comes in, and right now the Weber iGrill 2 smart thermometer is $67 on Amazon, down from a list price of $100 and the lowest we've seen it.

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Get a blazing fast 27-inch 1440p Acer FreeSync monitor for $200 off at Newegg

PC World - Fri, 2018-06-29 09:23

If you plan on celebrating liberty with a full day of gaming on July 4, Newegg’s got a great deal on a sweet monitor right now. The electronics retailer has a 27-inch 1440p Acer FreeSync monitor for $300 with checkout code EMCPVRY42. That’s about $65 cheaper than what you’ll find elsewhere. Newegg’s says this price is good through Thursday July 5.

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iOS 12: How to turn on and use the thesaurus

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 08:00

Many past iOS releases let you look up definitions with a built-in dictionary with “Look Up,” but with iOS 12, we get access to a built-in thesaurus as well. As a writer, I find this a godsend. My beloved Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus was one of the casualties of iOS’s transition to 64-bit apps, but now it’s part of the operating system itself.

Even better, the feature works with most iOS word processing apps. The only catch is that you’ll have to turn it on. Here’s how to do it.

How to enable the iOS 12 thesaurus
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Press General.
  3. Scroll down to Dictionary. Press it.
  4. Select “American English: Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus.”
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That’s basically it.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2018

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 07:00
June's Mac games

Image by Motion Twin

The ongoing Steam Summer Sale means that it’s the ideal time to stock up on Mac games new and old, and we have some recommendations on the best deals around. But if you’re just on the hunt for something that’s totally new on Mac, then that’s what this monthly roundup is for.

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The 10 best PC games of 2018 (so far)

PC World - Fri, 2018-06-29 06:30

As always, it’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2018. Seems like just yesterday we were crowning 2017’s best PC games, and now there’s six more months of titles swelling the backlog.

This year’s been a bit odd though, with many of the biggest and most anticipated games (Sea of Thieves) floundering, and others ending up on this list that I hadn’t even heard of until they popped up on Steam (Yoku’s Island Express). We’ll see how many of them survive for our final Game of the Year list in December, but for now? Read on for our 10 favorite PC games of 2018...so far.

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10 great movies to celebrate the Fourth of July

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00
Stream a few of these fantastic movies to capture the spirit of Independence Day.

Bluesound Pulse Mini Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, strong feature set, and a few rough edges

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00
The Bluesound Pulse Mini sounds great, will mesh with other Bluesound speakers, and plays music from a wide variety of sources. But its out-of-box experience and controls leave something to be desired.

The Apple TV and tvOS could use a little love

Mac World - Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00

The iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac all got some love from Apple at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but the fourth of Apple’s platforms was largely left out in the cold: the Apple TV.

Indeed, the newest version of tvOS doesn’t even get its own page on Apple’s site—clicking links about it will simply take you to an updated page for the Apple TV 4K, released last September.

On the face of it, sure, it’s understandable why the Apple TV and tvOS didn’t get a lot of attention: the set-top box is arguably the least ambitious of Apple’s products, and many of the roadblocks that the company has run into in terms of improving it have been stymied by the need to work with partners.

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10 great movies to celebrate the Fourth of July

PC World - Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00
Stream a few of these fantastic movies to capture the spirit of Independence Day.

Bluesound Pulse Mini Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, strong feature set, and a few rough edges

PC World - Fri, 2018-06-29 06:00
The Bluesound Pulse Mini sounds great, will mesh with other Bluesound speakers, and plays music from a wide variety of sources. But its out-of-box experience and controls leave something to be desired.

Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 21:48

Picking a gaming laptop is a lot more fun today than it was five years ago, when a “real” gaming laptop meant 12 pounds of back-breaking hardware to haul around.

Gaming laptop cheat sheet

Our quick-hit recommendations:·

With major advances in laptop CPUs and graphics technologies, you can now get great gaming performance in sizes from slender to huge, and prices from budget to sky-high. That's where this handy-dandy buyer’s guide come in. We’ll name the best gaming laptops currently available, and we’ll highlight what to look for when buying a gaming laptop. (Check back often, as we’ll update this list as new products arrive.)

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The best SSDs of 2018

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 19:15

Switching to a solid-state drive is the best upgrade you can make for your PC. These wondrous devices obliterate long boot times, speed up how fast your programs and games load, and generally makes your computer feel fast. But not all solid-state drives are created equal. The best SSDs offer solid performance at affordable prices—or, if price is no object, face-meltingly fast read and write speeds.

SSD cheat sheet

Our quick-hit recommendations:

Many SSDs come in a 2.5-inch form factor and communicate with PCs via the same SATA ports used by traditional hard drives. But out on the bleeding-edge of NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) drives, you’ll find tiny “gumstick” SSDs that fit in M.2 connections on modern motherboards, SSDs that sit on a PCIe adapter and slot into your motherboard like a graphics card or sound card, futuristic 3D Xpoint drives, and more. Picking the perfect SSD isn’t as simple as it used to be.

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PCWorld is streaming the Battlefield 5 PC Closed Alpha on Twitch!

PC World - Thu, 2018-06-28 17:04

Battlefield V (aka 5) is now available to play in a closed alpha on PC via Origin. Join Adam and Dan as they jump into the new modes EA announced during their EA Play event earlier this month. Hayden also got his hands on the Grand Operations mode and and really enjoyed his time with it.

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iOS 12: How to enable favicons (site icons on tabs) in Safari

Mac World - Thu, 2018-06-28 17:00

For years, Safari has ignored one of the most useful tiny little features of modern web browsers: favicons. Those are the little site-specific icons that show up in browser tabs and bookmark lists to help you quickly identify sites.

In iOS 12 (and macOS Mojave), favicons are finally supported in Safari! But you have to turn them on first. The feature is most useful for those who use the iPad or an Plus-sized iPhone, which show browser tabs in a single window, but you’ll see Favicons on your website “cards” in portrait orientation on an iPhone, too.

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Today only, get an ultra-portable 512GB 12-inch MacBook for just $1,000

Mac World - Thu, 2018-06-28 13:07

If you seek portability above all else, you’ll find few better laptops than the adorable 12-inch MacBook. And today, thanks for Woot, you’ll find few better prices for it.

For today only, Woot is selling the 2016 512GB version of Apple’s scrappy notebook for just $999.99, which represents a hefty leap down from the roughly $1,299.99 you’d normally expect to pay for a new version of this device. (The 2016 512GB model is currently selling for $1,119.90 on Amazon.)

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