I’ve got no strings: AirPods are more than an evil plot

The Macalope regrets to inform you that even though it’s late 2019 we’re still talking about the headphone jack. Writing for NBC, Nicky Woolf says “Apple’s AirPods changed everything. They gave the company near-monopolistic power over users.” (Tip o’ the antlers to JoeFoe and Bill in Dallas.) The Macalope is …

Every accessory you need to deal with the iPhone’s missing headphone jack

No headphone jack? No problem. Or at least, not a problem that can’t be fixed with a solid adapter. Apple caused quite the commotion when it dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, and it has been missing from iPhones ever since. Even the latest iPad Pro has jettisoned …

Bad Marx: AirPods are the bane of all existence

There are a lot of problems in this world but The Macalope is sure that what you’re really wondering is when in these troubled times is someone finally going to write 3,000 words to how horrible AirPods are? WELL. Never fear, because Vice’s Caroline Haskins has got you covered. “AirPods …

Apple recalls three-prong AC wall plug adapter

If you own Apple’s World Travel Adapter Kit, and/or you are an owner of Apple devices in Hong Kong, Singapore, or the U.K., you should pay attention to a recall that Apple has announced. The three-prong adapter used in these countries and that comes with the kit “may break,” according …

AirPower aborted, Netflix, iPad reviews, and your comments and questions

In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we’ll talk about some of the major recent Apple headlines, including the end of AirPower. We reviewed the new iPad Air and iPad mini, which we’ll talk about in our feature discussion. Plus, Leif has a two-minute tip, and we’ll wrap up the show …

Best Lightning cables: Top-notch cables that are meant to last

Table of Contents Show More The newest iPhones support built-in wireless charging, so that means Lightning cables are no longer a must-have accessory, right? Wrong! Even if you fully embrace the wireless charging life (see our roundup of the best wireless chargers for iPhone), you’ll still find yourself in plenty …

Apple AirPower wireless charging pad: Nope

Apple’s new AirPower was a wireless charging pad to help clean up the mess of charging cables for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Apple unveiled AirPower at its iPhone X Event, but the company didn’t provide much detail. More than a year later, the project was killed.  Updated 03/29/19: …