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What’s that weird app folder doing in your iCloud storage?

Mac World - Thu, 2018-09-20 08:00

There’s nothing more disturbing than finding files on your hardware that come from an app you are sure you never installed.

Macworld reader Kevin wrote in asking about a video-management app. It’s an app he is positive he never installed on his iOS device, and he was shocked to find a folder in the iCloud Storage view in iOS (Settings > account name > iCloud > Manage Storage).

He noted that the information seemed quite personal, as it had images that seemed to represent all his network devices. I suggested this might be something related to an app he purchased and forgot, but the explanation Kevin uncovered is only slightly related.

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RapidWeaver 8 review: Device simulator can't replace true WYSIWYG editing

Mac World - Thu, 2018-09-20 07:00

Realmac Software’s RapidWeaver is a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) website development application designed to do most of the heavy lifting for you. Its easy-to-modify templates make it a snap to create a modern, custom website designs though the comfort of a user interface that feels like one that came straight out of Cupertino.

WYSIWYG web apps aren’t as novel as they once were-online services like Wix offer to do the same thing for free or dirt cheap, often bundled with bargain-priced web hosting. And to be fair, even the latest version of RapidWeaver will get you only so far on its own, which is why Realmac continues to foster a community chock full of add-ons including themes, plugins, and stacks that users can purchase to accomplish more advanced tasks the host software alone can’t handle.

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Newegg confirms credit card information was taken in a sophisticated attack

PC World - Thu, 2018-09-20 07:00

Online retailer Newegg on Wednesday confirmed that credit card information from customers had been stolen using a sophisticated attack.

"Yesterday we learned one of our servers had been injected with malware which was identified and removed from our site," the company said in a statement on Twitter. "We’re conducting extensive research to determine exactly what info was obtained and are sending emails to customers potentially impacted. Please check your email."

This makes Newegg the latest company to get hit by black hat hacker groups collectively called Magecart. Security researchers at RiskIQ said the attack worked by injecting malicious JavaScript onto Newegg's page to skim credit card information and sent it it to a domain registered as Neweggstats.com. RiskIQ said a very similar "Magecart assault" was also used against British Airways and Ticketmaster earlier this year.

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I switched from the $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 to the $250 LG Stylo 4 and now I question everything

PC World - Thu, 2018-09-20 06:30

Switching from a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to an LG Stylo 4 is analogous to going from a Ferrari 812 Superfast to a Kia Optima. They’re both 2018 smartphones with styluses built in, and they both run the same version of Android (Oreo 8.1). But other than that, they couldn’t be more different.

Where the Note 9 has sex appeal and a high price tag, the Stylo 4 is basic and affordable—even cheap. The Stylo 4 has a quarter of the Note 9’s internal storage (32GB versus 128GB), is made of plastic instead of glass, and is powered by a far slower processor. And it doesn’t have wireless charging or a dual camera or a WQHD+ Infinity display.

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AirTV DVR doesn't quite pick up Sling TV's slack

Mac World - Thu, 2018-09-20 06:00
AirTV now offers subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, though its Sling TV app integration still needs work.

The real winner: It’s never Apple

Mac World - Thu, 2018-09-20 06:00

Now that we’ve had some time to digest Apple’s announcements last week, The Macalope wonders who we can, in hindsight, determine to be the real winner.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and competitive fish slapping circuit, Ewan Spence finds “Three Reasons The Nokia 5.1 Can Beat The New iPhone XR.”

Sorry, The Macalope should have issued a spit take warning for that one. His bad.

Yes, turns out, Nokia still makes smartphones! Or, at least, it slaps its name on them. Who knew? Finland, probably.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti: Which graphics card should you buy?

PC World - Thu, 2018-09-20 06:00

The long-awaited GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are finally here, new “RTX” moniker and all, and well, they’re mighty impressive pieces of kit. Nvidia infused the radical Turing GPU at their hearts with dedicated RT and tensor cores to (hopefully) ignite a gaming future brimming with ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the fastest graphics card ever, full stop. But I’ve heard plenty of people wondering: Should I buy a GeForce RTX 2080 or a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti?

Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards cost significantly more than their predecessors. But prices for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti—Nvidia’s powerful, previous-gen flagship—have started relaxing in recent weeks after spending most of 2018 inflated by wild cryptocurrency demand.

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AirTV DVR doesn't quite pick up Sling TV's slack

PC World - Thu, 2018-09-20 06:00
AirTV now offers subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, though its Sling TV app integration still needs work.

Take up to $300 off 2018 MacBook Pros at B&H and Best Buy

Mac World - Wed, 2018-09-19 15:47

If you’ve been holding out for a good price on the latest MacBook Pros, it’s a good day to head over to B&H. Today the retailer is offering the 2018 MacBook Pro models for $200 to $300 offRemove non-product link their retail price, which brings the starting price for a 13-inch model down to just $1,599Remove non-product link. If you want a 15-inch model, the prices start at $2,099Remove non-product link.

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One of the best features of Microsoft's October update to Windows could be in doubt

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 15:16

Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt.

Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that they had “nothing to share” regarding the feature, which Microsoft first introduced in Build 17723, in late July. Then, Microsoft promised that the feature would reduce the trauma caused by spontaneous reboots during Windows Update process—especially during times when a user was actively working on the PC.

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One of the best features of Microsoft's upcoming October update to Windows could be in doubt

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 15:16

Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt.

Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that they had “nothing to share” regarding the feature, which Microsoft first introduced in Build 17723, in late July. Then, Microsoft promised that the feature would reduce the trauma caused by spontaneous reboots during Windows Update process—especially during times when a user was actively working on the PC.

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Microsoft's upcoming smarter Windows Update feature could be in doubt

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 15:16

Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt.

Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that they had “nothing to share” regarding the feature, which Microsoft first introduced in Build 17723, in late July. Then, Microsoft promised that the feature would reduce the trauma caused by spontaneous reboots during Windows Update process—especially during times when a user was actively working on the PC.

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PCWorld's September Digital Magazine: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 15:05

Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers.

In the September issue

In the September issue we go deep on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Find out what it’s like to hold a $1,250 phone, what its biggest problem is, and whether Samsung will fix it. We have a 19-page review of the new Microsoft Surface Go; compare how it stacks up against other tablets.

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Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: A little more screen makes a big difference

Mac World - Wed, 2018-09-19 13:19

Along with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, Apple has another new device going on sale Friday: the Apple Watch Series 4. Like the new iPhones, the difference between it and the previous Series 3 models comes down to two main things: a larger screen and a heftier price tag. But based on early reviews, it’s worth it.

Dieter Bohn of The Verge found that while the new Apple Watch sizes “don’t feel that much bigger on your wrist than the old sizes,” the extra pixels are a massive upgrade: “Things look different when the screen turns on. The screen on the Series 4 is just incredibly good. Apple says it’s 30 percent bigger, which is one of those specs that’s easy to just sort of pass over when you read it. But 30 percent is a lot, and you absolutely notice it right away.” He said the new display made his Series 3 watch “look dumpy and cramped by comparison.”

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Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: A little more screen makes a big difference

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 13:19
The reviews for the Apple Watch Series 4 are in and everyone loves it.

Get Chase Jarvis's Smartphone Photography Guide For Just $9

Mac World - Wed, 2018-09-19 13:02

Nowadays, everyone with a smartphone has access to a good camera, so the only thing stopping you from creating great content is you. In fact, a skilled photographer can achieve far more with an iPhone X than an amateur with a high-end DSLR. Given this, it doesn’t hurt to learn the basics of photography and videography; this $9 Quick Guide To Smartphone Photography & Video contains tips and tricks on how to best utilize your iPhone X's camera.

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Master Adobe's Most Popular Software With This 60+ Hour Training Bootcamp ($39)

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 13:00

When it comes to creative software, Adobe is king. With programs like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Lightroom being used by photographers, designers, and editors across the globe, you should expect to master these tools if you hope to make it as a creative professional. Thankfully, doing so is much easier with the Complete Adobe Mastery Bundle, which contains 11 courses on some of Adobe's top creative tools; and it's on sale for only $39 today.

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Watch The Full Nerd talk about the RTX 2080 review right now!

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 11:35

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show is all about the Nvidia RTX launch! First up we cover the official PCWorld review of the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, next we'll answer the question of whether you should buy a RTX 2080 or GTX 1080 Ti, and lastly we look over to AMD to see if it's better to buy a Radeon card instead. As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat.

If YouTube is not your thing uou can also watch us on Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter!

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Mac World - Wed, 2018-09-19 11:11
Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart lock.

Best smart lock for a keyless home

PC World - Wed, 2018-09-19 11:11
Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart lock.

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