Jason CrossStaff Writer, Macworld

I have written professionally about technology for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I aim to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Macworld Podcast 628

New iPad Pro, new MacBook Air, new Mac mini, other event announcements

The Macworld staff talks about the announcements Apple made at its Tuesday event. We also respond to your comments and questions.

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Apple pulls watchOS 5.1 update

The update was 'bricking' some users' watches, so Apple is working on a fix.

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5 things we wish we could change with the new MacBook Air

There's a lot to like about the new Air, but it's not all sunshine and roses.

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Apple releases Shortcuts 2.1 app with new weather, alarm, timer, and photos functions

Shortcuts continues to get more useful with a host of new capabilities.

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iOS 12.1 is released, adding with Group FaceTime, new emoji, dual-SIM, and more

Apple is ready to release its first major iOS 12 post-release update.

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The new MacBook Air: Everything you need to know

Apple has finally replaced the MacBook Air with a truly modern machine.

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What to expect from Apple’s October 30 event

The tagline ‘There’s more in the making’ leads us to believe Apple will focus on creative tools.

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Tim Cook says companies are weaponizing our personal data, and he’s right

Apple's hardline stance on privacy doesn't seem so silly when you read about a smart thermometer selling data on who's sick and who's not.

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Scoring our iOS 12 wishlist

Now that iOS 12 has been with us for a while, it's time to go over our earlier wishlist and see if Apple delivered.

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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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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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Where to buy the iPhone XR

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

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Apple strongly denies Bloomberg’s Chinese hacking report, call for retraction

Bloomberg says Apple was one of many companies subject to an unprecedented state-sponsored hack, but Apple says its reporting is inaccurate.

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Where the Apple Watch could go from here

The Series 4 is a generational leap, but the Apple Watch still has plenty of room to grow.

Macworld Podcast 626

Adobe’s iPad software announcements, audience hot takes, and your comments and questions

Adobe announced that Photoshop CC is coming to the iPad. Podcast listeners send us their hot takes and we respond. We also take your comments and questions.