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Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

macworld.com — Apple Pay's eventful early days were full of highs and lows. Excited iPhone users rushed to test the mobile payment service on day one and found it super seamless. Cashier confusion, Bank of America's double-charging foul-up, and the NFC block at Rite Aid and CVS marred the rollout, but a major product launch is never smooth.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @leahyamshon: Of course you can buy stuff with Apple Pay, but what about returning items? We scoped that out, too: macw.us/1wNlbVK

Oct 31, 2014

@Caitlin_McGarry: What happens when you have to return something you bought with Apple Pay? macw.us/1wNlbVK

Oct 31, 2014

What happens when you have to return something you bought with Apple Pay? macw.us/1wNlbVK

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Microsoft says new Office for Mac due in 2015, unveils new Outlook app

macworld.com — It's been four long years since Microsoft released the last version of Office for the Mac, in 2010. And it will be one more before the next version arrives, Microsoft said Friday. But to tide you over until then, there's a new version of Outlook.
Oct 31, 2014

Microsoft says new Office for Mac due in 2015, unveils new Outlook app macworld.com/article/284202… via @macworld

How to avoid deleting messages when swiping your iPad too briskly

macworld.com — Reader Nancy Hilton has an iOS issue that she'd like me to take a swipe at. She writes: I upgraded my iPad mini to iOS 8, and suddenly an accidental left swipe mysteriously wipes out an email message. A gentle left-swipe displays More, Flag, and Trash options, but a quicker swipe produces a brief narrow red line, and poof!
Oct 31, 2014

If your thumb is too fast and you delete iPhone messages with a swift swipe, read this: macworld.com/article/284173…

diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition

macworld.com — When I reviewed Logitech's diNovo Edge Mac Edition last fall, the biggest complaints about that otherwise-excellent keyboard were its price ($160) and its lack of a numeric keypad. Logitech has addressed those concerns-albeit at the cost of a few of the Edge's most flashy features-with the diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition .

Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak in the next Steve Jobs biopic

macworld.com — Freaks and Geeks alum Seth Rogen is set to play the Mac community's favorite ubergeek Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic (no, not that one, the other one), alongside Christian Bale as Steve Jobs. Hopefully it won't be Superbad. (Sorry.)
Oct 30, 2014

Now I’m picturing all the characters Rogen’s played are really Woz. Woznapple Express. Freaks and Geeks and Woz. macw.us/1q5jGx8

Scan it or say it, and Hiku remembers what you need at the store

Oct 30, 2014

I need technology to remember the simplest things, which is why Hiku by @hikuinc appeals to me. Video: macw.us/1q5iUQU

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

macworld.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday published a moving essay in Bloomberg Businessweek in which he publicly announced for the first time that he is gay. Cook is the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Cook is famously private and said he doesn't think of himself as an activist, but decided to speak out to help others.

The Macalope Weekly: Executive business

macworld.com — Editors' Note: Each week the Macalope skewers the worst of the week's coverage of Apple and other technology companies. In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.]
Oct 30, 2014

"If there’s one thing people need to know, it’s the sexual orientation of [Apple] executives"-MacWorld, sarcastically macworld.com/article/115731…

CurrentC won’t let email hack delay launch as it explores NFC

macworld.com — People interested in checking out CurrentC, the mobile payment app from a retailers group that includes Walmart, Best Buy, and other major brands, signed up for the app's email list to get advance news about the launch. But that email list was hacked on Tuesday, leaking the addresses of a slew of early CurrentC testers.
Oct 29, 2014

MCX is exploring NFC options for CurrentC, the company says. Credit cards, too. macworld.com/article/284091… via @Caitlin_McGarry

Cloth’s revamped iOS app lets you peer into strangers’ closets

macworld.com — Cher Horowitz wasn't just the loveable main character in the classic comedy Clueless-she was also a tech genius. The blonde Beverly Hills teen figured out that the best way to manage her extensive wardrobe was a computer program that did the heavy lifting of cataloging clothing items and recommending outfits.

Unhappy with iTunes 12? Here's how to revert to iTunes 11

macworld.com — A reader who wishes to remain anonymous isn't entirely tickled with iTunes 12. This reader writes: I've upgraded to OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Air and I mostly like it. What I don't like is iTunes 12-I find it hard to navigate.
Oct 31, 2014

.@ohthatflo wants to delete iTunes. I said to follow half of this “revert to iTunes 11” how-to. I’m a bad friend. macw.us/10az6sX

Oct 29, 2014

If you don't like iTunes you should be finding an alternative, not messing around with crap like this: macworld.com/article/283979…