Black Friday 2018: The best early deals

Black Friday is no longer just the day after Thanksgiving. Deals now roll out in a riotous mass at any given time in November. Just a couple of years ago, most of those early discounts weren’t any good. But that’s changed. While the deals that command headlines (those so-called “doorbusters”) …

Win10 activation server down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warnings

If you see a bogus report about an invalid Win10 Pro license, relax. It’s just Microsoft’s servers screwing up, again, and everything should be copacetic in a couple of days. On Twitter, Windows leaker emeritus Faikee posted this screenshot: Faikee/Twitter Günter Born quotes one of his readers as saying: [ …

iPhone XR, MacBook Air, Mac mini, Apple’s stock price

The Macworld staff talks about the new iPhone XR, new MacBook Air, and new Mac mini. What’s going on with Apple’s stock price? We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 629. Watch us live Due to …

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 9 a.m.

The Macworld staff talks about the new iPhone XR, new MacBook Air, and new Mac mini. What’s going on with Apple’s stock price? We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 629. Watch us live Due to …

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 9 a.m. Pacific

The Macworld staff talks about the new iPhone XR, new MacBook Air, and new Mac mini. What’s going on with Apple’s stock price? We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 629. Watch us live Due to …

Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Google’s Chrome OS platform sure has come a long way. From the early days, when Chrome OS was little more than an experimental “browser in a box,” to today — with the platform powering first-class hardware and supporting a diverse range of productivity applications — Google’s once-crazy-seeming project has turned …