What do you do when Apple takes your Back to My Mac away?

Apple removing Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave. Here are some alternatives.

Back to My Mac is a subset of iCloud that allows a user to remotely access any Mac on the same iCloud account. Whether you need to access files or control the desktop directly, Back to My Mac made it easy for an iCloud account user to get connected from anywhere.

Unfortunately, Apple is pulling the plug on the Back to My Mac iCloud feature for macOS Mojave. Here are some alternatives to maintain connectivity to your remote Macs!

Accessing files
Accessing your desktop
Third party solutions
Final comments
Accessing files

If you are up-to-date with the latest macOS and iOS revisions then you’re likely already familiar with sharing files via iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive already allows you edit and sync files automagically on Apple centric hardware but you can even get access from other platforms on iCloud.com. iCloud Drive offers 5 GB of storage for free with more storage available for a fee. To enable iCloud Di…

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TwelveSouth’s AirSnap protects your AirPods in style

Give your AirPods that patina look with a well-worn AirSnap case.

Protecting your AirPods means more than just making sure you don’t lose those little earbuds. You also want to make sure the charging case is in good condition, too. TwelveSouth has you covered with the beautiful looking AirSnap leather AirPods case. It’s got style. It’s got class. It protects your AirPods charging case like a boss.

The full-grain leather case is designed to fit your AirPods case perfectly. It’s got a fold-over snapping top flap to secure everything in place and a handy clip on the outside so you can dangle it from your bag, zipper tie, or in my case, Fanny pack.

It also has a cutaway at the bottom so you can charge up your charging case without having to remove it.

The one thing it doesn’t have is a hole where the pairing button is, but that’s the only flaw I see here.

If you’re in the market for a case to protect your AirPods, check out TwelveSouth’s AirSnap. It comes in black, teal, and cognac …

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Leica Announces new Full-frame Digital Camera: the Leica M10-P

Introducing the new Leica M10-P: here’s why it’s so awesome!

I’m a camera addict — film, digital, you name it, I want to play with it — and Leica is no different. They’ve been at the head of the camera-creating hydra for years, and have truly changed what it means to point and shoot.

So I mean it when I say, camera buffs and photographers, rejoice! There’s a new camera on the market, and B&H Photo is announcing that it’s the latest Lecia digital rangefinder, the Leica M10-P: and it’s a Full-frame Digital Rangefinder Camera.

The P-version of the popular M10 digital rangefinder features an exterior stripped of the famous Leica red dot logo and other markings, to help the street or reportage photographer blend seamlessly into the background of life while capturing decisive moments. (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180821005407/en/Leica-Announces-M10-P-Full-frame-Digital-Rangefinder-Camera))

With the new camera, you get a range of features like:


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Dead Cells is out on Nintendo Switch now!

Nintendo Switch has tons of awesome games available right now! Plus, there are dozens more in the pipeline.

When the Switch first launched, there were less than a dozen titles available for sale. But, as time goes by, and as game makers realize the popularity of Nintendo’s hybrid mobile console, more and more titles are being added to the list all of the time. Here are all the games available right now, in digital and game card form, as well as games that are officially coming to Switch sometime in the future.

What’s new? New games released and announced games coming soon

Here’s where you’ll find everything new that is either now available in the Switch eShop or as a physical game card, as well as games that have recently been announced as coming to the Switch.

New physical game cartridges you can buy right now!

Flashback 25th Anniversary Collection – July 31, 2018 – $39.99
Titan Quest – July 31, 2018 – $39.99
Flipping Death – August 7 – $29.99
Overcooked 2 – August 7, 2018 – $3…

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Security cameras, Amazon tablets, and more are discounted today

Whether you’re looking for new tech gear or household items, we’ve got you covered.

We found plenty of great deals today that include big discounts on three generations of Netgear’s Arlo security cameras, Amazon Fire HD tablets, the PlayStation headset, and more!

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Not sure if you want a Nintendo Switch? Here are the best places to try one

If you’re looking for a way to try out the Switch without spending a dime, here are the best places you can try it before you buy it.

Spending hundreds of dollars on a console might seem crazy, so you might be the kind of person who wants to try it out before you spend that kind of money. If you’re looking for places to try out the Nintendo Switch, there are several. Here are the best places you can try out the Switch in store today.


Target is a great store to look at the Nintendo Switch. The kiosk is well set up and easy to find. You can try out some game demos and it’s right by the other video game consoles. You can even look at the games you can buy along with the console.

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Best Buy

Best Buy is the greatest place to try out any console, so it’s no surprise that it’s on this list. You can play through game demos, look at the gear it offers, and check out all the games. If you end up loving the console, you can pick up almost everything you need there.

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Back to My Mac being discontinued in macOS Mojave

Apple has just unveiled the next operating system for Mac. Here’s where you’ll find out all about what’s to come!

At WWDC 2018, Apple announced the next big update to macOS, which supports the Mac mini, iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. There are plenty of new features coming our way and here’s where you’ll find out all about them.

What’s new with macOS Mojave?

Here’s where you find out updated news on macOS 10.14, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly.

August 21, 2018: Apple prepares users for the end of Back to My Mac

Apple will soon be discontinuing Back to My Mac, a feature of macOS that allowed users to connect to from one Mac to another, letting them share screens or transfer files between the two machines. As of macOS Mojave, Back to My Mac will no longer be a part of the operating system.

This news comes from an Apple support document published earlier this month:

Back to My Mac will not be available on macOS Mojave. You can g…

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Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac is now available starting at just $80

Windows or Mac? Why not both!

Parallels is a brand known for its awesome software that allows you to run a virtual installation of Windows on your Mac with ease, and today the company has announced Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac. This new release brings along a bunch of great features, including macOS Mojave compatibility, meaning it will be ready to use when Apple officially releases the software during the fall.

Beyond support for the new operating system, this new release launches up to four times faster, saves around 20GB of disk space during the install, and more. If you still won’t have enough storage space to run both operating systems at once, you could always grab an external drive to run Windows off of.

Some of the other speed enhancements include:

Up to 80 percent faster application launch
Up to 10 percent faster boot time
Up to 30 percent faster suspend operation on APFS partition
Up to 130 percent more frames per second in Shared Camera
Up to 17 percent more frames per s…

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Grab yourself a portable power bank that doesn’t go up in flames

What’s the best battery bank for iPhone? Here are our favorites!

Having a way to charge your iPhone on the go is paramount nowadays, especially since heavy use — looking at you Facebook, Snapchat, and Pokémon Go! — can kill your battery before day’s end. When that happens, and then no outlet in site, a battery pack will be your best friend. But which battery pack? Here are our favorites!

TravelCard 1500mAh
RAVPower Ace 22000mAh
KMASHI 10000mAh
Aukey 16000mAh
Anker Astro E1 5200mAh
Aibocn 10000mAh
Anker PowerCore 20100mAh
Jackery Bolt 6000mAh
Ventev 6000mAh
TravelCard 1500mAh

The Wirecutter’s favorite charger is also one of ours, especially since you can buy one made specifically for iPhone, with a built-in Lightning cable.

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1500mAh won’t give you a full charge for your iPhone, but it will easily help you make it to the end of the day and then some. What more can you expect from a charger that’s roughly the length and width of a credit card? …

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All-Star Fruit Racing beginner’s guide: Juicy fruit cart racing

Juice it up in the tasty and fruity new cart racer on Nintendo Switch.

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned cart racer, right? I mean, that’s why Mario Kart games are so incredibly popular with each iteration.

But what if you’re itching for a cart racer that isn’t Mario Kart? Fortunately, there’s a new option that’s now out for the Nintendo Switch, you know, in case Mario Kart just isn’t enough for you.

All-Star Fruit Racing (ASFR for short) is a bright and colorful racer that’s friendly enough for all ages. Plus, it’s jam-packed full of fun fruit trivia, which ends up being rather educational. And while it plays similarly to Mario Kart, there are enough differences to make it its own unique game that’s worth checking out.

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Here are some tips to help you get started in All-Star Fruit Racing! Let’s dive in.

Master the controls
Drift for speed boosts
Mix-and-match power-ups
Master the tracks and game modes
Play more to earn parts and customize
Master the controls


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