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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Apple’s iPad Pro Magic Keyboard: The heavy truth

It weighs as much as a laptop—and works like one. And it’s just one option among many.

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Apple’s most important role: Keeping privacy at the forefront

Apple is in a unique position to steer our world away from the most negative possible uses of technology and toward a more private and transparent future.

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iPad vs. Surface: Apple and Microsoft get closer to convergence

The two tech giants are racing to a new kind of device--from opposite sides.

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Ten years of the iPad: Some things never change

A decade later the original iPad is retro, but the iPad platform still feels like the future.

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Why is the 2020 iPad Pro such a minor upgrade?

The new iPad Pro has a few notable updates, but it’s not really any faster than the previous model. So why bother with an upgrade? Jason Snell has some theories.

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Tips for the Mac user new to working from home

Learn about the tools, techniques, and behaviors that can help you work more efficiently on your Mac or iPad from home.

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Cursors on the iPad? Bring them on

The iPad's strength is in its adaptability. Adding true mouse support will only add to its power.

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What happens if (and when) Apple cancels WWDC 2020?

How does Apple communicate with its developers if it cancels its developer conference?

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ARM Macs are coming, three years after Apple’s attitude change

It was easier to stay on Intel, but the Mac’s future requires a chip transition. Jason Snell explains.

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File lessons the iPad needs to learn from the Mac

So we can see files now. Great! Time for smarter AirDrop and default apps.

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Why is Apple rolling out new OS features in February?

Mid-cycle feature updates benefit users and developers. Let’s make it a habit.

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Surprise! Cheaper Apple products are hits

Apple’s changing focus on services and accessories may mean more low-end buying options

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Apple’s record quarter: Don’t try to trick Tim Cook

A lot can be gleaned from Apple’s financial results announcement, but you won’t get much from the Apple CEO about future products.

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iPad at 10: Why apps made the iPad a success

The App Store and iWork saved the iPad from being “just a big iPhone.”

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It’s time for new hardware at the center of Apple’s home strategy

Jason Snell says it’s time for Apple to build a product that makes your home smarter and more secure.