13-inch MacBook Pro review: Updates make the new entry-level models worthy of the Pro name

Apple’s recent revamp of its MacBook lineup makes it a lot easier to understand the target audiences for Apple’s laptops. And with the release of the new 13-inch 1.4GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro, Apple also made it easier to pick a 13-inch model. It’s easier now because you don’t have to decide …

Messages and Maps: Two apps we wish Apple would port from iOS to Mac

With macOS Catalina, Apple is providing a tool for developers (called Catalyst) that makes it really easy to take an existing iPad app over to the Mac. Apple started testing the technology in macOS Mojave last year, by porting over some of its own iOS apps—News, Home, Voice Memos, and …

How to install the macOS Catalina beta in its own APFS container

With the public beta out for macOS 10.15 Catalina, you might be a thrill seeker and want to test out the in-progress version. But maybe you’d like to hedge your bets. In the past, you’d need to partition your startup drive, which could turn into a lot of effort, or …

Go64 review: Free utility preps Mac users for 64-bit Catalina app-ocalypse

As you’ve probably heard, Apple is finally eliminating support for 32-bit Mac applications this fall. That means older software which hasn’t moved to 64-bit code won’t work on the latest macOS Catalina and although Cupertino has provided guidance on the impending “app-ocalypse,” identifying and taking action on affected apps is …

ExpanDrive 7 review: Number seven not all lucky for Mac cloud storage utility

By the time an application reaches version 7.0, users anticipate fewer whiz-bang new features as developers focus on refining core functionality and required compatibility updates. The question then becomes, has the software improved enough to justify buying an upgrade to the latest and greatest version, often on an annual basis? …

MacBook lineup revamp, Apple after Jony Ive, Zoom security vulnerability, your hot takes, and more

Major changes to Apple’s MacBook lineup! Has Zoom made your Mac vulnerable to hackers? What will Apple be like without Jony Ive? And your hot takes! That’s all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast. This is episode 658 with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Michael Simon. Listen …

Zoom fixes webcam flaw for Macs, but security concerns linger

Zoom released a patch this week to fix a security flaw in the Mac version of its desktop video chat app that could allow hackers to take control of a user’s webcam.  The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh, who published information about it in a blog post Monday. …

SoundSource 4 review: The Mac audio control app Apple should have made

For all the advancements Apple has made over two decades with the Mac operating system, it’s surprising how little attention core features like menu bar audio control have received. Traditionally little more than a convenient way to adjust volume without opening System Preferences, beginning with macOS 10.12 Sierra the basic …