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  • How to See Two Pages of a Pages Document Open Side-by-Side on iPad
    by Paul Horowitz on January 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    If you want to see multiple pages of a Pages app document open at the same time on iPad, you can use the “Two Pages” view to place a multipage document into a side-by-side view, sort of like a split screen mode but for viewing the same document. This allows you to see two pages ... Read Mor […]

  • How to Save Voice Memos on the Mac as Audio Files
    by Paul Horowitz on January 16, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    If you have recorded voice memos on the Mac you may have then decided you’d like to save a voice memo as an audio file. The “File” menu on the Mac has contained the various save and export options since the beginning of the Mac platform, but for whatever reason the Voice Memos app on ... Read Mor […]

  • Screen Flickering on Retina MacBook Air 2018? Here’s a Workaround Fix
    by Paul Horowitz on January 16, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Some 2018 MacBook Air (and possibly 2018 MacBook Pro) computers may exhibit seemingly random screen flickering, where the entire display backlight blinks and flickers. This can be alarming, since often screen flickering indicates a hardware issue. But in this case, the MacBook Air screen flickering may actually be software related, and after some investigation it ... Read Mor […]

  • How to Take Live Photos in FaceTime on iPhone or iPad
    by Paul Horowitz on January 15, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    You can capture Live Photos of FaceTime video calls at any time during a FaceTime video chat on iPhone or iPad. This offers a fun way to capture moments of a video chat, and just like any other Live Photo, the resulting image will be a short video clip with audio that is saved and ... Read Mor […]

  • How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air & MacBook Pro (2018 and Later)
    by Paul Horowitz on January 14, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Resetting the SMC on newer model MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers from the 2018 model year onward is a different process than resetting the Mac SMC on prior Macs, this is because of the T2 security chip that controls Touch ID and secure boot functionality on the latest Mac laptops. Despite being a different ... Read Mor […]


  • Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition is cheaper than ever
    by Alexandria Haslam on January 18, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    The Amazon Echo lineup has long been a popular pick for making homes a little smarter, and the Echo Dot Kids Edition brings those same smarts to the littlest members of your household. Today, you can snag the Echo Dot Kids Edition for $40 on Amazon, down from a list price of $70 and the lowest we’ve seen it.This compact smart speaker comes with Alexa built in for convenient voice control. Kids can do everything from controlling other connected devices to asking Alexa to answer questions and tell stories hands-free. With one year of included Amazon’s FreeTime service included with your purchase, kids will be able to tap into a whole library of family-friendly content.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Get 3 Years of NordVPN Service for Just $2.99 Per Month - Deal Alert
    by DealPost Team on January 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    NordVPN promises a private and fast path through the public internet, with no logs, unmetered access for 6 simultaneous devices and access to 5,232 servers worldwide. They are currently running a promotion, but you'll have to use this link to find it. Its typical price has been discounted for 3 years of service -- a good deal at just $2.99 per month.  See the $2.99/month NordVPN deal here.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Can you replace a fan in Apple’s AirPort Extreme?
    by Glenn Fleishman on January 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    A mysterious whirring and grinding noise from his late-model AirPort Extreme Base Station disturbed one Macworld reader. Why would it make such a sound? He hadn’t turned it on for a year, but was about to reactivate it with a new broadband connection.My reply: The polite verbal equivalent of a shrug, because—I wrote—there’s no fan in an AirPort Express, and only a Time Capsule has a hard drive. Time Capsule drives certainly fail, like any spinning storage media, but the grinding described would surely have meant the drive was on its way to failure, if not already destroyed.But your faithful Mac 911 columnist failed to do his research. I own a newer AirPort Extreme—one of the “crackerbox” models that looks like a gleaming white micro-tower. It’s never made a peep. I even thought I’d even looked at pictures of the insides of this version from Apple’s now-discontinued series of routers.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music
    by Jonathan Takiff on January 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Audiophiles still love listening to music on disc, but this high-end SACD player can also stream tunes from any source on your network—including the internet. […]

  • Koogeek O1US Smart Surge Protector review: A power strip for the HomeKit set
    by Christopher Null on January 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    With just three outlets and a $60 price tag, this one is a tough sell. […]