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Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Early iPhone XR reviews, iOS 12.1 Beautygate fix, next week's Apple event, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 627.

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Apple’s original TV shows and series: Steve Carell joins Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon morning show drama

Apple's spending a ton of money to produce its own TV content. Here what you can expect to see, and when.

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Apple describes 'beautygate' iPhone XS bug, says it will be fixed in iOS 12.1

A bug in the Smart HDR system caused photos taken with the front camera to have a smoother appearance than intended.

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iPhone XR review roundup: Worth the wait

The first iPhone XR reviews are in, and people are surprisingly praising its design, screen, and camera.

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No Huawei: Apple’s non-competition

The full-featured phone that, well, might be spying on you.

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Best subscription-free smart home devices

Subscription fees can double the cost of a smart-home gadget after a few years. Shop smart and consider one that won't be a monthly drain on your finances.

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Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum review: Some advanced features at an affordable price

This budget-priced robot vacuum includes some advanced features, including voice control via Amazon Alexa and a robust smartphone app.

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New MacBooks: What we want vs. what we'll (probably) get

Apple may be a week away from announcing new MacBook laptops. They’ll probably have some of what we want, and some of what we don’t.

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iOS 12.1 beta 5 is available for developers

While most users are still busy updating to iOS 12, Apple is ready to begin testing of its first point-release update.

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How to buy a refurbished iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

Apple sells extended warranties for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Here's what they cost, what they cover, and answers to all your other questions too.

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Google Home Hub review: The least-expensive smart display is one of the best

Google definitely got the price right, even if the Google Home Hub can't make video calls.

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What to do when FileVault won't turn on

Diagnosing an oddball scenario in which you can’t enable FileVault requires more information than macOS provides.

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Best universal remote control

Which remote control is the best companion for your smart TV and the rest of your entertainment system.

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Where to buy the iPhone XR

We break down the best deals from the big carriers and retailers.