Stories by Macworld Staff

  • A season of Mac gems: Here's what you missed

    It seems like it was just yesterday that we kicked off our season of Mac Gems marathon, where we featured a quality, inexpensive Mac app every weekday. We got through a lot of different programs, from tools for managing your Instagram photos to battery saving utilities and everything in between. In case you missed a few, here's our complete list of products from GemFest 2012.

  • iOS 6: What you need to know

    It’s been a busy start to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference: Not only was the keynote jam-packed with information, but the company continued to release products and programs throughout the day—enough to make anyone’s head reel a bit.

  • UPDATED: Mountain Lion - What you need to know

    Editor's Note: This article was originally published on February 17, 2012 when Apple first previewed Mountain Lion, the next major update to Mac OS X. At June's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed more Mountain Lion info. So we've updated this article to reflect the latest on OS X 10.8 ...

  • Third-generation iPad: What you need to know

    With Apple's Wednesday introduction of the third-generation iPad, many of the questions people and pundits have spent the past few months obsessing over have been answered--but not all. We know it has a nicer screen, a faster processor, better cameras, 4G networking, and voice dictation. But even if you've read our live blog and our comprehensive review, chances are there are still bits of info you want to know. Here are all the details we've been able to dig up about Apple's newest tablet.

  • Tim Cook outlines vision of post-PC world

    Apple usually lets its products do the talking. But to kick off Wednesday’s iPad launch event, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage to outline his company’s vision for what he calls the post-PC world and where Apple’s tablet fits into that world.

  • Apple set to unveil new iPad on March 7

    You may want to sit down, because we’re going to talk about the iPad—and sitting is really the most comfortable way to use it, isn’t it? Apple on Thursday invited members of the media to a special event on March 7.

  • Mountain Lion: What you need to know

    Any time there's a new operating system, there's bound to be lots of questions about new features and capabilities. And when that operating system's unveiling is as surprising as the Mountain Lion announcement was, those questions take on a newfound urgency.

  • App gems: top education apps

    The iPad has been making in-roads in the classroom ever since its 2010 debut. If Apple's tablet is going to continue progressing to the head of the class, it will be with apps like our two favorite educational offerings leading the way.

  • Fifty essential apps for new iOS device owners

    Maybe you were lucky enough to wake up Christmas morning to find an iPad under the tree. Maybe one of the eight nights of Hanukkah brought a brand new iPod touch into your life. Maybe you decided to treat yourself to an iPhone this holiday season. Whatever the reason, you find yourself the happy owner of a brand new iOS device. But still there's that nagging question:

  • Tim Cook on iPhone 4S, iPad, and more

    <em>Tim Cook may be Apple’s CEO these days, but he continues to take part in the company’s <a href="">quarterly conference call with Wall Street analysts</a>, just as he did when he was chief operating officer. Here’s an edited transcript of some of the things Cook had to say, as Apple announced <a href="">record profits and sales</a> for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2011.</em>

  • iPhone 4S: What you need to know

    It may not have arrived in the summer as past iPhones did and it may not have had the version number the blogosphere was anticipating, but the iPhone 4S has made its debut,Unveiled by Apple at a Tuesday press event, the new phone bears more than a passing resemblance to the model that preceded it. But the iPhone 4S is a decidedly new device, with internal changes and software features that set it apart from the iPhones that have come before it.

  • Steve Jobs in his own words

    Millions upon millions of words have been written about Steve Jobs, and it is certain that millions and millions more will be written. However, Jobs was a fine orator and nobody has ever put it better than he himself did. Here are a selection of some memorable quotes from the great man.

  • Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 56. Jobs, who reigned as Apple CEO for 14 years, resigned his post in August 2011 and was replaced by Tim Cook, who previously was the company's Chief Operating Officer. Jobs, in turn, was elected as chairman of Apple's board of directors.