Jason SnellMacworld

Jason was lead editor at Macworld for more than a decade and now writes about Apple at Six Colors and podcasts at Relay FM and The Incomparable.

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How a 16-inch MacBook Pro sets the table for ARM MacBooks

Apple recently simplified its laptop lineup, but more changes could be happening if rumors of a high-end MacBook come to fruition.

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Is it a good idea for Apple to buy exclusive rights to podcasts?

Will Apple Podcasts+ be joining Apple's array of new subscription services? A recent report says it’s possible.

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MacBook Air: Why didn’t it die?

Apple’s classic light laptop has outlasted all its potential replacements.

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Project Catalyst reveals Apple’s struggle with the future of the Mac

Jason Snell explains how iOS developers must look within themselves to build great Mac apps.

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The Mac no longer needs compatibility to thrive

Using industry standard hardware helped bring the Mac back. But that era is over.

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SwiftUI and Catalyst: Apple executes its invisible transition strategy

Apple's playing a long game, and it's so slow you might not even notice.

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Catalyst: The iPad and Mac are tied together like never before

The potential is there for a huge wave of new apps—and a rising tide would lift both the Mac and the iPad

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macOS: Apple WWDC19 wish list

Apple’s focus on the Mac could be a big part of WWDC19. Jason Snell has his ideas on what he’d like to see.

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iOS 13: 5 features at the top of the WWDC19 wish list

Jason Snell has high hopes for Apple’s next-generation operating system for the iPhone and iPad.

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6 powerful utilities that make the Mac feel like home

The Mac is good without all of these software. utilities. But with them, it’s great

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Why the Mac won’t end up locked down like iOS

As macOS becomes more like iOS, there’s a fear that Apple will take away some freedoms that Mac users are used to. But that’s unlikely, explains Jason Snell.

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Why Apple believes iPhone sales are finally turning around

iPhone sales are down, but there’s plenty to be optimistic about. Jason Snell explains.

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The Mac is becoming more like iOS—and I think I like it

Jason Snell noticed something strange creeping into his thoughts occasionally while working on his iMac Pro: iOS does many things better.

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Why iOS apps will make the Mac a better place... eventually

The next couple of years could be hard for Mac users, because things are going to be strange and different. We’re going to have to learn new ways of doing things

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Spotlight: Don’t take your Mac’s powerful search engine for granted

Tips and tricks to help you find what you need on your Mac.