Macworld How to close apps on the iPhone X 2017-11-19T05:00:00.000000000-08:00 It’s a common misconception that closing out apps on your iPhone helps extend battery life. This isn’t really true—iOS suspends inactive background applications qui5te effectively. Re-starting apps from scratch takes more time and can result in shorter battery life than simply un-suspending them.... Black Friday 2017: The best early deals 2017-11-18T14:21:00.000000000-08:00 Black Friday is no longer just the day after Thanksgiving. Now deals spill out willy-nilly from retailers at almost any given time in November.Just a year or two ago, most discounts weren’t any good. But that’s changed.While the deals that command headlines (those so-called “doorbusters”) are typ... How to take a screenshot on the iPhone X 2017-11-18T05:00:00.000000000-08:00 Taking screenshots is one of the most-used iPhone features, and with iOS 11’s new screenshot editing features, it’s more useful than ever. But you've always taken a screenshot by pressing the Side button and Home button, and that won’t work on an iPhone X. After all, there is no Home button. IDG ... The annual ritual: An airing of iOS grievances 2017-11-18T04:00:00.000000000-08:00 Yes, it’s time again for the exercise we go through literally every year, like the running of the bulls, it’s time to declare this year’s iOS update to be the worst ever!Writing for Gizmodo, Adam Clark Estes says “iOS 11 Is Killing Me.”Softly with its love? Killing you softly?No! Like in the face... iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Which one should you buy? 2017-11-17T14:45:00.000000000-08:00 This article was updated on November 17, 2017 with info on the iPhone X’s availability and general buying advice. For the first time, Apple has not just two sizes of its newest iPhone, but two distinctly different iPhones. There’s the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, which keep the same form-facto... iOS 11.2: Beta 4 is now available for developers 2017-11-17T12:39:00.000000000-08:00 Updated 11/17/17: The fourth iOS 11.2 beta is available to the developers.iOS 11 is the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system in years. It’s so ambitious in scope that many of it’s promised features still haven’t shipped yet. iOS 11.1 mostly fixed bugs and brought us a bunch of new em... HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker 2017-11-17T11:48:00.000000000-08:00 The HomePod (originally rumored to be called Siri Speaker) is a smart speaker with Wi-Fi capabilities intended to compete against Amazon Echo devices and Google Home—although it will be significantly more expensive. Revealed during Apple’s WWDC keynote, Apple’s senior VP of marketing Phil Schille... iPhone 2018 rumors: New modem chips may mean better cellular connectivity 2017-11-17T09:36:00.000000000-08:00 Updated 11/17/17: A new report from KGI details several improvements to cellular connectivity.It’s not enough that the new iPhone X is only a few days old; rumors about next year’s iPhone are already starting to fly. We’ll keep track of what’s been said and what seems fesible in this article so y... Apple delays HomePod till 2018 2017-11-17T09:19:00.000000000-08:00 Here’s one Apple product you won’t find under the tree this year: HomePod. While Apple had originally planned to release its HomePod smart speaker in December, it has now announced that it will be pushed back until early 2018.In a statement to Macworld, Apple said, “We can’t wait for people to ex... Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities 2017-11-17T06:00:00.000000000-08:00 This speaker is attractive, rugged, easy to pack, and it delivers an authoritative thump, but it's missing a few key features, including speakerphone functionality and the ability to charge other USB devices.