iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max announced today, featuring A13 Bionic chip and 3-camera design

iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max announced today, featuring A13 Bionic chip and 3-camera design

Apple today announced iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone that delivers advanced performance for users who want the very best smartphone. The new Super Retina XDR display is a pro display with the brightest display ever in an iPhone. The powerful Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip provides unparalleled performance for every task while enabling an unprecedented leap in battery life to easily get through the day

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Learning Electric Guitar in Middle Age: Part One

Learning Electric Guitar in Middle Age: Part One

Why is a 61-year-old learning guitar?

I grew up with rock and roll. Although I’ve always been a fan, I just never learned to play the instrument that I loved hearing the most — the electric guitar. In September I turn 62, and perhaps this is my “mid-life crisis” kicking in, but instead of a trophy wife and sports car, I’m going with music (it’s cheaper!). This is the first part of a series that I’m writing about my musical journey and learning how to play electric guitar, with a focus on how technology is making that task easier.

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The (almost) complete guide to apps that don't play well with macOS High Sierra

The (almost) complete guide to apps that don't play well with macOS High Sierra

Whenever an operating system update appears, there are usually apps that haven't been updated by developers or just aren't working well with the new update for one reason or another. Today we're providing you with a list of apps that just aren't working with macOS High Sierra or that work, but have some compatibility issues.

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The Travel Series: Keeping your devices safe and what to do if they’re lost, stolen or broken

The Travel Series: Keeping your devices safe and what to do if they’re lost, stolen or broken

In my last travel post, I talked about digital security of your devices on unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Today I’m looking at physical security of your Mac or iOS device; how to keep them from being stolen or lost, what to do if they are, and how to handle devices that are broken while traveling.

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The Travel Series: How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

The Travel Series: How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

This Travel Series post is targeted to those who occasionally want to use public Wi-Fi networks to get online while traveling -- even in their home countries. Seeing a "Free Wi-Fi" SSID (Wi-Fi network name) can be awfully tempting, particularly if you're out of the country and received a note from your cellular carrier that your data roaming charges have exceeded $500... Most Wi-Fi hotspots provided by restaurants, bars, and hotels are actually quite safe, but there are ways to ensure that personal information, passwords, and credit card numbers are secure when using a questionable network. 

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The Travel Series: Backing up data when you're away from home or office

Today's been a beautiful day at sea, with placid seas and blue skies in the Gulf of Mexico as our cruise ship heads towards New Orleans for Mardi Gras. While thoughts of food, drinks, Mardi Gras, food, drinks and food should be occupying my mind, I'm thinking about...backups. Today's post discusses how to ensure that your data is backed up while you're away from your home or office.   

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The Travel Series: Voice and Data Around the World

The Travel Series: Voice and Data Around the World

After two days in beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, FL, I've just boarded the Celebrity Equinox for an 11-day cruise. While in Florida, I had access to the AT&T cellular data network and to Wi-Fi at the hotel, but what happens when you're either away from your cellular carrier, perhaps out of the country all together?  

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A 30-year-old Mac SE visits the Apple Genius Bar

A 30-year-old Mac SE visits the Apple Genius Bar

We're all pretty familiar with how good Apple Genius Bar staffers can be at fixing issues with the latest products out of Cupertino, but what about those Apple products that are as old -- or older -- than most of the Geniuses? Ewen Rankin, a pro photographer/videographer from Birmingham, England who also happens to be the podcaster behind The Mac Show on The British Tech Network, was able to find out recently with a very special 30-year-old Mac SE.

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Ticket sales begin for Santa Fe Opera's 'The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs'

Ticket sales begin for Santa Fe Opera's 'The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs'

Opera is an acquired taste, and new operas -- those written in the past fifty years or so -- are sometimes hard to swallow. But if music samples from next year's premiere production of the Santa Fe (NM) Opera's The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs are any indication, this new opera about the late Apple founder and CEO's personal journey to spiritual enlightenment might become a standard for opera companies around the world.

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Weather made simple with the iPhone-compatible BloomSky SKY1

Weather made simple with the iPhone-compatible BloomSky SKY1

Two of the biggest barriers to having a personal weather station in your backyard have just disappeared. BloomSky's SKY1 ($249.00 for the solar powered kit, soon to be supplanted by the SKY2 being funded by a Kickstarter campaign) is a remarkably fun and useful app-attached weather station that's not only inexpensive, but easy to set up as well. In this review, I'll take a look at this spherical weather station/webcam and its capabilities, and where its successor (SKY2 with STORM) may make up for a few inadequacies.

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Notable apps and app updates for December 18, 2015

Notable apps and app updates for December 18, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and OS X. When you purchase an app listed in our daily Notable apps and app updates post, you're also helping to support Apple World Today. 

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