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Macworld iCloud Keychain is end-to-end encrypted among all your devices and uses iCloud just for syncing your password and other shared keychain entries. As I’ve written previously in “Why iCloud Keychain may prompt you for a device password used with other Apple hardware you own,” Apple relies on device passcodes in a special way as you add additional devices to an iCloud Keychain set. With your first device, you’re simply enabling syncing. Apple requires that you enter the password or passcode on that device to prime the pump. That encrypted password is used to wrap all your iCloud Keychain entries. The next device you add will prompt you to enter the passcode or password of the one you initiated iCloud…
Macworld Amazon’s Prime Day sale will surely bring big savings on the latest Apple Watches, but none will be as good as this: Amazon is selling a 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 in graphite with cellular for $429, a near-50 percent savings of $320, and the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurbished model. The Apple Watch Series 7 is a year old but isn’t drastically different than the Series 8. It was the same always-on display, EKG and blood-oxygen, 18-hour battery life, and watchOS 10 compatibility this fall. The main features it’s missing are a temperature sensor for cycle tracking and Crash Detection. In our 4.5-star review, we called the Apple Watch Series 7 “the best smartwatch around”…
Macworld Amazon’s Prime Day sale will surely bring big savings on the latest Apple Watches, but none will be as good as this: Amazon is selling a 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 in graphite with cellular for $429, a near-50 percent savings of $320, and the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurbished model. The Apple Watch Series 7 is a year old but isn’t drastically different than the Series 8. It was the same always-on display, EKG and blood-oxygen, 18-hour battery life, and watchOS 10 compatibility this fall. The main features it’s missing are a temperature sensor for cycle tracking and Crash Detection. In our 4.5-star review, we called the Apple Watch Series 7 “the best smartwatch around”…
Macworld At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsWide range of functionsFamiliar operationCheaper than PhotoshopConsNot quite as comprehensive as PhotoshopNo AI-supported functionsOur VerdictFor beginners, hobby graphic artists and photographers Affinity Photo is an incredibly attractive alternative to Adobe Photoshop, which hardly differs from the class leader in terms of essential functions.Affinity Photo is now so similar to Adobe‘s software that a move to the former should be smooth, although beginners will need to spend some time getting to know the interface before they can fully exploit all the possibilities of Affinity Photo.With all that Affinity Photo offers, the software is a real bargain at $69.99/£67.99. Adobe Photoshop is for image editing like Microsoft Office for the office: absolutely dominant and in a professional…
Macworld Welcome to our weekly Apple Breakfast column, which includes all the Apple news you missed last week in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a Monday morning cup of coffee or tea, but it’s cool if you want to give it a read during lunch or dinner hours too. Ask a Siri question It’s been a few weeks now since the excitement of the WWDC 2023 keynote presentation, and the triumphs and disappointments have had a chance to sink in. There was plenty of the former, but several of the latter, and the one that continues to sting–particularly when I have an especially bad week with the feature in…
Screenshot by Barbara Krasnoff / The Verge The other day, I was going through a bag full of old tech — I mean, really old tech — trying to convince myself to finally get rid of phones that I hadn’t used for 10 years or so when I came across a battery. One of the batteries that I used to carry around in case my phone ran out of juice. You see, once upon a time, smartphones had replaceable batteries. Instead of having to carry around a portable charger or search desperately for a wall socket so you could charge up your failing phone (assuming you had a power cord with you), you could pull off the back of your…
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