Roman LoyolaSenior Editor, Macworld

Roman has covered technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he's worked for MacAddict, Mac|Life, TechTV, PC/Computing, and Windows NT Systems.

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Refurbished M1 MacBook Air and Mac mini now available 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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Apple commemorates Women’s History Month with special events and features

Collect a new Apple Watch Activity badge, do special Fitness+ workouts, and a lot more during Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

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Your new Mac's speedy SSD might not last as long as it should

If M1 Macs are performing too many writes on the SSD, that could lead to drive problems down the road.

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How to check your Intel and M1 Mac’s SSD health using Terminal

Learn how to set up the Terminal in macOS so you can install and run smartmontools, a utility that provides data on the health of your SSD.

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The trouble with M1 Macs: Silver Sparrow and SSD woes

Is all not well in the Apple-silicon paradise? In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we take a look at some of the intel inside a couple of reports that rain on the M1’s parade and how they might affect you.

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Grab a 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro at Apple’s refurbished store and save some money

The refurbished store is a good way to save on the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with more memory and higher-capacity SSDs than the standard configurations. You can get a refurbished model with a 2TB SSD and 16GB of memory for $1,949. That's a $350 savings that's significant.

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macOS Big Sur 11.3: Public beta 2 is now available

Apple recently released the beta for macOS Big Sur 11.3, and the new features helps enhance the Mac experience.

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The Apple TV app is now available on Chromecast with Google TV

Users of the $50 Chromecast with Google TV can download the Apple TV app to the device and get access to Apple TV+ show such as Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Palmer, and The Snoopy Show.

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What will Apple release in March? Here are our predictions

Hot Apple rumors about what we could see next month. Are there new iPads in the air? And speaking of air, what about AirTags? It’s all on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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Apple releases watchOS 7.3.1 update

The update fixes a problem where the Apple Watch SE and Series 5 models do not charge after going into Power Reserve mode. Here's how to install it.

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Apple Car: Mapping out the latest rumors and reports

After puttering along and then sitting in neutral, rumors and reports of the mysterious Apple Car have kicked into high gear. Get your motor running: we talk Apple Car in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 update is now available

According to Apple’s release notes, Big Sur 11.2.1 “addresses an issue that may prevent the battery from charging in some 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models.”

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Report: Apple VP Dan Riccio’s new project is a virtual and augmented reality device

Apple announced that Dan Riccio, senior VP of hardware engineering, will be leaving his position to focus on a 'new project.' Bloomberg reports that he is working on a VR and AR device.

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IOS 14.5: App Tracking Transparency, iPhone unlocking with Apple Watch, and more

Apple released the beta of iOS 14.5, and it’s no ordinary OS update. It has major new features that will enhance your iPhone experience. We talk about iOS 14.5 and more in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

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macOS 11 Big Sur Public Beta now available: Here's how to install it

The next version of the Mac operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur, will be officially released this fall. But you can install and run Big Sur now by joining Apple’s Public Beta program.