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What to do when the Mac App Store says ‘Update Unavailable with This Apple ID’

Macworld - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:00

The Mac App Store (MAS) registers downloaded apps—paid and free—to the Apple ID associated with the store at the time of download. Most people only ever log in with a single Apple ID for app purchases or retrievals, and thus all apps installed on their Macs remain correctly licensed to that Apple ID.

However, it’s possible even using a single Apple ID that you will see an error when you attempt to update certain apps that reads, “Update Unavailable with This Apple ID.” This seems to happen commonly with Apple’s productivity apps: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

The message goes on to say, “This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought by a different user or the item was refunded or canceled.” If none of those conditions are true, you may still see the error in some readers’ (and my family’s) experience. (Why does this happen? Apple hasn’t provided any insight.)

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Is this Chevrolet Camaro the ultimate Christmas decoration?

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 07:33

Want to win the battle of the Christmas lights in your neighborhood? Check out this working Chevy Camaro complete with 1500 illuminations!


The 10 Mac games you need to play from October and November 2018

Macworld - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 07:00
The latest and greatest Mac games

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It’s been a slow couple of months for Mac games, but luckily we’ve been blessed with quality in the absence of quantity. At last, for instance, the incredible Total War: Warhammer 2 made it to the Mac, along with the punishing platformer Cuphead. But these last two months haven’t just been about year-old ports. We also got to experience some fantastic games at the same time as our PC cousins, such as the collectible card game Artifact, the management sim RimWorld, or the haunting mystery The Return of the Obra Dinn. If you’re looking for some gifts to stuff under your digital Christmas tree, any of the following games will make a fine choice.

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Huawei arrest stokes fears of China reprisals among America Inc executives

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 06:29

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - At a closed-door security meeting of U.S. companies in Singapore on Thursday, one topic was high on the agenda: the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei and the potential backlash on American firms operating in China. Officials from major U.S. companies who attended the event, a scheduled meeting of the local chapter of the U.S. Department of State's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), voiced concerns about retaliation against American firms and their executives, two people with knowledge of the meeting said. A number of attendees said their companies were considering restricting non-essential China travel and looking to move meetings outside the country, one of the people added.


Brinno Duo review: Our favorite peephole camera adds live remote viewing

Macworld - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 06:00
This security camera mounts to your door's peephole and streams live video to your smartphone and to its own display on the interior side of your door.

Two important ways Apple is preparing for life after the iPhone

Macworld - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 06:00

Over the many decades of its existence, Apple has faced a lot of challenges. There was the company’s battle against IBM early in the PC era, the seeming dominance of Windows during the 1990s, and even the worry that the company itself might cease to exist in the dark days of 1997.

Lately, though, it seems as though the challenge for Apple might simply be that it’s ahead of its own game. Rumors of slow iPhone XS and XR sales are hard to substantiate, with the company stepping back from providing information on how many smartphones it is selling. But it does seem clear that the amazing growth of previous years is leveling off somewhat, whether because the new phones are more expensive or haven’t wooed customers away from their current phones.

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New 2019 Lego kits include 1967 Mini Cooper and Ferrari F40

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 05:14

Lego's new 2019 kits from their Speed Champions range will include Rauno Aaltonen's Rally Monte Carlo-winning 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and the Ferrari F40 Competizione


Fox News' Tucker Carlson Loses Patience With Donald Trump: 'I Don't Think He's Capable'

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 04:27

Tucker Carlson is usually quick to go after critics of President Donald Trump


Huawei 'princess' becomes pawn in US-China trade row

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 04:01

As the daughter of the company's founder, Meng Wanzhou was known internally as the "princess" of telecoms giant Huawei and possible heir to the throne, but now finds herself a pawn in the US-China trade clash. Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States, which seeks to extradite her in a move that could blow tensions between the two powers wide open. The affair is a major setback for a woman who had been rising through the company founded by her father Ren Zhengfei, sparking speculation in recent years that she would some day assume full control.


Donald Trump Becomes Butt Of Twitter Jokes With 'Boarder Security' Typo

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:15

President Donald Trump became a Twitter laughingstock late Thursday with yet


Autistic Student Dies After Being Restrained Face-Down By Staff At California School For Close To An Hour

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 01:42

The incident took place at the Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, California, where authorities say the 13-year-old was put in what was known as a “prone restraint” for close to an hour. As the Sacramento Bee reported, the boy stopped breathing at some point while he was restrained. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said the student, who was severely autistic, became violent and had to be placed in the restraint after attacking staff members.


University gets bacon vending machine just in time for finals

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:56

Ohio State University is temporarily hosting a bacon vending machine as a fundraiser through Dec. 13. The machine sells cooked bacon strips and bacon bits for $1.


Fox Business Slams GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert For Anti-Soros Screed -- On Fox Business

Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:52

A Fox Business host has lashed Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) for using


Everyone Wants to Know If Kim Jong Un Will Visit Seoul This Month

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:55

Neither government has released firm plans for a trip -- but that hasn’t stopped a flurry of speculation in South Korean media. Kim crossed into South Korea in April at a truce village straddling the heavily armed border, but he and previous North Korean leaders have avoided visiting Seoul, which presents a raft of security concerns. “We continue to discuss this with North Korea,” Cho said.


GOP Candidate's Consultant Linked To 2nd County In North Carolina Election Probe

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:35

LUMBERTON, N.C. ― McCrae Dowless, the political operative at the center of an


Senators wrestle with rebuke of Saudis for Khashoggi killing

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 22:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are considering multiple pieces of legislation to formally rebuke Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with momentum building for a resolution to call Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman complicit in the killing.


Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

Macworld - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:46
With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

Tennessee executes man on death row for 36 years

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:34

Tennessee on Thursday electrocuted a convicted murder who had been on death row for 36 years, in a case that renewed debate on use of the death penalty so long after a crime. David Earl Miller, 61, was put to death at 7:25 pm (0125 GMT) at a high security prison in Nashville, authorities said, over the beating and stabbing death of a young woman with a mental disability. Miller was physically and sexually abused as a child and living as a drifter in the early 1980s when a Tennessee pastor gave him shelter in exchange for sex.


Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Faces Extradition To US After Arrest In Canada

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:12

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, also known by the names Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada, on December 1. As reported by CNN Business, Meng is set for a bail hearing on Friday in Canada, according to Canadian Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod. This comes after a judge agreed to grant Meng a publication ban, meaning that neither the police nor prosecutors are allowed to publicly share any details about the case.


Exclusive: U.S. probe of China's Huawei includes bank fraud accusations - sources

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:29

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer was arrested as part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to people familiar with the probe. The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei shipped U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, Reuters reported in April. More recently, the probe has included whether the company used HSBC Holdings Plc to conduct illegal transactions involving Iran, the people said.


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