Black Friday Exclusive: Save Over 50% On The RevolCam Multi Lens Kit for Smartphones

Sometimes your smartphone's built-in camera isn't enough to snap that breathtaking sunset or capture the dew drops on a lone flower petal. Therein lies the utility of RevolCam: The Multi-Lens Photo Revolution for Smartphones. With three high-quality camera lenses, an adjustable brightness LED, and a selfie mirror all on the same device, RevolCam has completely reinvented smartphone photography. It normally costs $60, but you can get it for an exclusive Black Friday price of $27.99 with code BFRIDAY20 at checkout. 

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Black Friday Exclusive: Save Over 40% On The Nix Mini Color Sensor – Deal Alert

Color matching shouldn't be a guessing game, and with the Nix Mini Color Sensor, it doesn't have to be. Whether you're painting a room, coating car, or designing a website, this pocket-sized sensor matches colors with extreme precision, and it's on sale at a Black Friday price—only $55.20 when you enter code BFRIDAY20 at checkout.

With the Nix sensor, you can simply scan any color critical surface, save it to your phone or tablet, and match it to an existing color library of more than 28,000 brand name paint colors, as well as RGB, HEX, CMYK, and LAB colors. It's the size of a ping pong ball and fits comfortably on your keychain. Plus, it's engineered with solid-state technology for added durability when you're on the move.

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Black Friday Deal: Save 80% On The FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Nowadays, Bluetooth earbuds exist in two forms: powerful and expensive or cheap and quiet. New and improved, FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds are looking to bridge the gap by delivering crisp, wireless sound that won't break the bank. Today, you can score these earbuds for over 80% off their normal $120 retail price when you plug in the BFRIDAY20 coupon code at checkout, taking the final price down to $23.95!

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Why photo counts might differ between Photos in iOS, macOS, and iCloud.com

Computers are supposed to be good at counting, right? So why do the numbers sometimes not add up for photos? Macworld reader Jeffrey asks a question that’s similar to ones asked by others:

The photo count between my Mac and my iPhone are not the same. I use iTunes syncing along with My Photo Stream to keep the devices identical. Something has gone amiss. I don’t have any idea how to troubleshoot the image counts since iTunes is supposed to be syncing the images. How might I determine if a problem really exists, and if so, how do I fix it?

There are long-running discussions on Apple’s forums about iTunes syncing not matching up numbers in iPhoto and Photos for macOS and iOS devices. These seem to stem from deleted photos where corresponding thumbnails remain in the library databases. If that’s the case, you can rebuild an iPhoto library with Continue reading "Why photo counts might differ between Photos in iOS, macOS, and iCloud.com"

Black Friday deals: The best discounts on Apple gear

This article was updated on Friday, November 24 to add in new deals and to remove expired deals.

Apple products on the cheap are hard to come by, even on mega shopping holidays like Black Friday. But this year, we'll be able to score some major deals on lots of different Apple goodies—including the iPhone 8, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and MacBook Pro. (Yes, seriously.) If you’re ok with slightly older stuff, the savings are even better.

Apple has its own one-day shopping event with gift card givebacks when you purchase select items, and third-party retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Amazon have their own discounts and gift card deals on Apple gear as well. Take a look at what we’ve found so far—and keep an eye on this page through Cyber Monday as we add more deals. 

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All the X-tras: The iPhone X doesn’t have everything

Why Apple’s next laptop should run iOS

The dividing lines between Apple products are clear. Apple makes phones and tablets that run iOS, and laptops and desktop computers than run macOS. But it’s time for Apple to start breaking down those barriers and experimenting with new kinds of products that cross the streams. It’s time for Apple to expand beyond the MacBook and MacBook Pro. It’s time for the first iOS laptop.

Consider the iPad Pro. With screens that measure 10.5 and 12.9 inches diagonally, they’re practically the size of Apple’s old MacBook Air models. The iPad Pro was the first iOS to ship with an Apple-designed keyboard, the Smart Keyboard. When the Smart Keyboard is engaged, at a glance the iPad Pro already looks like a strange laptop.

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Black Friday Amazon deals: Price drops for Echos, Kindles and Fire tablets

When the cheapest Kindle e-reader drops to $50, it’s difficult to resist snagging one on an impulse buy. Appealing to our most reptilian consumer instincts is just how Amazon rolls, and—right on schedule—the retail behemoth-cum-hardware manufacturer is dropping prices across its product lines.

Here are all the Black Friday deals for the Amazon Echo, Kindle, and Fire tablet lines. We’re also including links to our own coverage of the price-dropped devices (many of which are best in their categories, the Amazon pedigree notwithstanding). Amazon says these deals will end at the stroke of midnight on Monday, Nov. 27.

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Amazon Black Friday deals: The best tech at killer prices

Amazon is ground zero for Black Friday shopping, but not all of its deals are worth your attention. That's where we come in: We've sifted through Amazon's staggering amount of Black Friday deals, and cherry-picked the very best deals in the tech categories you care about most.

A note about Amazon Prime deals: You can sign up for a 30-day Prime membership if you're not already a member. This also gives you earlier access to some of Amazon's limited-time Lightning deals—which we won't be covering in this article. We'll be eating turkey instead.

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday shopping. Plus your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 583

The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us. We also feature your comments and questions for Roman Loyola, Leah Yamshon, Alaina Yee, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 583.

Here are relevant links to get more info on the stuff discussed on the show.

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The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on the Macworld Facebook page or on Twitter via Periscope.

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iPhone 2018 rumors: iPhone SE2 coming in first half of 2018

Updated 11/22/17: Once again, a successor to the iPhone SE is rumored to be on the way.

It’s not enough that the new iPhone X is only a few days old; rumors about next year’s iPhone are already starting to fly. We’ll keep track of what’s been said and what seems fesible in this article so you can keep up with the latest iPhone gossip.

What's the latest

A report from China's Economic Daily News claims that an iPhone SE2 (that's a tentative name) is on the way. The report says it will be assembled by Wistron in India (as the current iPhone SE is) and land in the first half of 2018.

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