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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Macworld - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 16:55
Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

Death-row inmate awaits court rulings, clemency decision

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 16:07

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate was waiting Wednesday to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor would halt his Thursday execution in the electric chair.

Why I Struggle Memorializing George H.W. Bush As A Liberal Woman With A Disability

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:43

I'm a staunch liberal woman who believes strongly and unapologetically in

Aston Martin Converts a Classic DB6 to Electric Power, But Don't Worry, It's Reversible

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:37

It's part of the company's plan to "future proof" its valuable older models with a zero-emissions powertrain.

iPhone power adapters tested: Is fast charging worth the price?

Macworld - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:25

Update 12/05/18: Apple now sells an 18W USB-C power adapter for $26Remove non-product link. To use it with your iPhone, you still need to purchase a USB-C to Lightning cable. We haven't tested it yet, but it should charge your iPhone exactly as fast as all of Apple's other USB-C power adapters.

New to this years’ iPhones is fast-charging capability. According to Apple, you can juice up your phone to 50 percent in just 30 minutes! There’s just one catch: You have to buy a new power adapter. Oh, and a new USB-C to Lightning cable, too. That’s two catches, and it's starting to sound expensive.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Congress over staff salaries and unpaid internships

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:09

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has admonished Congress for failing to pay interns and their congressional staffers an decent wage. Ms Ocasio-Cortez—a democratic socialist hailing from New York—tweeted that she visited a dive bar in Washington DC where she met with several bartenders, managers, and servers who were currently working for House or Senate offices, indicating that, as Capitol Hill staffers, they shouldn't’t have to work a side gig to make ends meet. The 29-year-old lawmaker, who became the youngest women elected into Congress last month, said it was “unjust” for her fellow lawmakers to get paid a livable wage while depending on the aid of unpaid interns and overworked underpaid staffers.

Photos: State funeral for former President George H.W. Bush held in Washington, D.C.

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:56

The nation bade farewell Wednesday to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime.

Apple releases iOS 12.1.1 with updated eSIM support, Live Photos in FaceTime, and more

Macworld - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:47

Apple has released iOS 12.1.1, a minor update that comes five weeks after the last major public release (iOS 12.1). The update is primarily concerned with fixing minor bugs, but there are a few user-facing changes worth noting.

FaceTime is improved with an easier, one-tap interface to change between the front and rear camera. The previous iOS 12 FaceTime interface was roundly criticized for being needlessly obtuse. You can also record Live Photos from FaceTime calls. 

Those with an iPhone XR will see new support for Haptic Touch on notifications. And all iPhone XR and XS users get more carrier options for eSIM support.

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Mikhail Gorbachev: George H.W. Bush and I Ended a War Together. But Peace Is Now in Jeopardy

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:45

A remembrance by the only President of the USSR

macOS Mojave: Apple releases 10.14.2 update

Macworld - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:30

Apple next major revision to its Macintosh operating system is called macOS Mojave. The company revealed the update at its 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and it features several user interface improvements to make the experience on the Mac better.

In this FAQ, we’ll give you the general details on macOS Mojave: When it will be release, what Macs are compatible, etc. We’ll add more details to this article as they become available.

Editor’s note: Updated 12/5/18 with the release information for macOS Mojave 10.14.2.

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Apple’s new iPhone XR Clear Case costs $39: Here are five cheaper alternatives

Macworld - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:09

The iPhone XR has been out for more than a month, but Apple is only just now getting around to offering a case for it. As expected, it’s clear to show off the natural color of iPhone XR. And also as expected, it’s not cheap.

At $39, Apple's iPhone XR Clear Case costs as much as the colored silicone cases Apple sells for the iPhone XS and XS Max, and you don't get a cool color choice or an embossed Apple logo. Fortunately, you don’t need to look too far to find a cheaper one. It might not be crafted with the same “blend of optically clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials” as Apple’s, but they’ll surely protect your phone from bumps just as well. Here are five of the highest rated alternatives on Amazon right now:

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Lame-Duck Republicans Stick It To The Poor In Wisconsin

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:40

Wisconsin Republicans are about to lose a governor who supports their policies

First woman elected mayor of Mexico City takes office

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:39

The first woman elected mayor of Mexico City was sworn in Wednesday for a six-year term leading one of the world's largest cities, in a country with a deep tradition of machismo. Claudia Sheinbaum, a 56-year-old scientist and environmentalist, rode to victory in the July 1 elections on the same anti-establishment wave that brought her left-wing ally and former mentor to power, Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Another woman previously served as mayor of the capital on an interim basis -- Rosario Robles, from 1999 to 2000 -- but Sheinbaum, who holds a doctorate in physics, is the first woman elected to the post.

Female homeowner a 'hero' after killing prison escapee, sheriff says

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:27

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said the victim "saved her life and stopped the bad guy."

The $56 Asos Dress Meghan Markle Loves Is Back In Stock

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:49

Even though Meghan Markle is a literal royal with some of the world's best

George W. Bush and Michelle Obama share in sweet tradition at late George H.W. Bush's funeral

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:38

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Michelle Obama shared a

How The Michigan GOP Gutted A Minimum Wage Hike And Paid Sick Leave

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:30

Republican lame-duck state legislators in Michigan voted this week to gut a

PETA ridiculed, criticized for comparing 'speciesism' with racism, homophobia and ableism

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:25

PETA's Twitter call for an end to "anti-animal" language is drawing a combination of ridicule and condemnation.

Steve Jobs-autographed copy of Macworld headed to auction

Macworld - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:10

A copy of Macworld’s first issue that was signed by Steve Jobs will head to auction between December 6 and December 13 on RR Auction, and I’d totally be on that if I had more cash to throw around. Not only is our February 1984 issue one of the better-known artifacts of Apple history, but Jobs’ autograph on this issue is particularly remarkable as he wasn’t fond of giving them out.

RR Auction

First issues of our magazine usually fetch good prices on their own, but RR Auction estimates that Jobs’ signature on this copy will fetch around $10,000.

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Family Says Body Found In Costa Rica Is Missing Florida Woman

Top Stories - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:32

A missing Florida woman's family said their worst fears came true Tuesday


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