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The Week in Mac Apps: Wake up, draw, connect, and listen

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find no shortage of great tools for everything from keeping you awake to letting you draw beautiful pictures.

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Hints of Apple Watch apps emerge with WatchKit launch: Simplicity, 'light' interactions

Apple stresses simplicity and quick interactions as it opens the floodgates for third-party smartwatch apps.

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Why you should delete Uber, and what to use instead

The king of ride-sharing companies just can't be trusted. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to catch a ride.

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We review the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Macworld’s December Digital Edition

In the December issue, we review the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus—Apple’s biggest iPhone yet—and get our hands on the new 5K Retina iMac. Also, get to know iOS 8 as we take you through the changes in Apple’s latest OS. Plus: Hands-on reviews of the new iPads.

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The ultimate guide on how and where to use Apple Pay

Apple Pay is ready for the masses, and its list of retail partners is only growing. Here's everything you need to know in order to use it, plus the latest Apple Pay-ready stores and apps.

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Today's Hot Deals: Lenovo laptop for $449, Xbox One headset for $39, and more

Today's hottest offerings also include steep discounts on a 55" Samsung Smart TV, a 32" Vizio TV for $199, and some software deals to boot.

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Mac users say Yosemite 10.10.1 update did nothing to fix Wi-Fi

Apple’s support forums are still filled with complaints about dropped or sluggish wireless connectivity in Yosemite.

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Apple may let third-party accessories have their own Lightning ports

New receptacle paves the way for USB-free battery packs and Lightning-based headphones.

Jerk in the box: how to get on TV by being wrong about Apple

It doesn't look like much of a challenge, really.

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How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

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Vainglory, Apple's iPhone 6 showcase game, offers great, gorgeous MOBA action

The latest League of Legends-like game to hit iOS is a free-to-play stunner.

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How to open your ClarisWorks files for a stroll down memory lane

The dream of the '90s is alive in your old brochures and research papers. How to get a blast from the past courtesy of the suite that was ahead of its time.

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Eclipse TD-M1 review: These $1300 wireless speakers excel as near-field monitors

Who knew Fujitsu made high-end speakers? These egg-shaped models pack the tech, but their performance falls short of the mark in some areas.

How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.