A great printer is the perfect companion for your Mac

As much as our lives are immersed in digital documentation, there are still times when we need to print something, whether it’s a document, an application, or a photo. Especially in busy office spaces, a quality printer is a must. When you need to revert to paper documentation, these are the all-around best Mac printers.

No ink cartridges

Epson EcoTank ET-3710

Staff Favorite

This printer comes with some impressive features, including a color display, wired and wireless networking, and voice-activated printing for Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. Epson handles ink differently, as it does away with ink cartridges and uses low-cost replacement ink bottles. Right now, this is our favorite printer for Mac, including the all-new Mac Studio.

$427 at Amazon

Small but mighty

Brother DCPL2520DW Wireless Compact Multifunction Laser Printer and Copier

If you want to print many pages fast but don’t have the desk landscape for a large printer, Brother’s DCPL2520DW is the model for yo…

EU approves laws that could have huge impact on the way we use our iPhones

“Big platforms will have to refrain from promoting their own interests, share their data with other businesses, enable more app stores”

What you need to know

The EU is making fundamental changes to the way companies like Apple do business.
New rules mean Apple will no longer be able to promote their own interests, and will force sharing of data with other businesses.
It could also lead to forcing Apple to host other app stores on the iPhone.

The EU has today announced that it has adopted major new laws that could completely change the way we use devices like the iPhone.

The bloc stated:

The Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, proposed by the Commission in December 2020.

The Digital Services Package sets out a first comprehensive rulebook for the online platforms that we all depend on in our daily lives. These new rules will be applicable across the whole of the EU and will create a safer and …

For full control of your iPhone photos, make sure to shoot in RAW

For the most control in the photo editing process, you want to shoot in RAW format. Here’s how to do it on an iPhone.

For a lot of people, including myself, the iPhone is their primary digital camera. But for years, the iPhone has only been able to shoot in standard JPEG or HEIC/HEIF format, unless you went with some kind of third-party app for RAW format. While JPEG or HEIC/HEIF is good enough format for most people, especially when all they do is post the picture on Instagram, others want a little more control over the photo in the post-editing process. This is when you need RAW format.

Since the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple introduced a new format: Apple ProRAW. This format is only available on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro models, including the Max versions, respectively. But if you don’t have one of these devices, you’re not completely out of luck, as there are plenty of third-party camera apps that support shooting in RAW.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to shoot …

Xiaomi put a huge camera sensor in its new Mi 12S Ultra flagship smartphone

Xiaomi’s Mi 12S Ultra | Image: Xiaomi

Xiaomi is introducing a trio of new smartphones today, and one of them comes with a pretty huge new feature: a 1-inch camera sensor, which is relatively giant for a smartphone.

Everything about Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone, the Mi 12S Ultra, is big. It has a 6.73-inch OLED display, a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 system on a chip, and a camera-lens shaped bulge on that back that takes up about a third of the phone’s rear side.

Inside that faux-lens are the phone’s three cameras: a 48 megapixel ultrawide, a 48 megapixel telephoto with 5x optical zoom (and “120x” digital zoom that will probably not look very good), and finally, the 50 megapixel main camera, which uses that 1-inch sensor.

A few different companies have put…

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These USB-C hard drives for Mac can back up or beef up your storage

You might be wondering why you need a USB-C hard drive for your Mac. Here’s why: even if you use cloud storage to back up all of your data, you should always have a safe “hard” copy on a hard drive if your data is important, so you’re covered in any eventuality. Here are a few options to get you started on your search for the best USB-C hard drive for your Mac.

Long-lasting

LaCie Rugged 1TB External Hard Drive – Portable HDD USB 3.0

Staff Pick

You can find this one on the shelf of your local Apple store and just about any place that sells hard drives for good reason: it’s reliable. The body is rubberized to help it stand up to daily wear and tear. Choose from 1TB and up, whatever you need for all of your files, documents, Final Cut projects, and much more.

From $83 at Amazon

From $85 at Best Buy

From $85 at B&H

Pro favorite

SanDisk G-Drive USB-C Hard Drive from 4TB

This hard drive is designed for storage-intensive, multimedia files such as HD video, photos, an…

iMore Show 801: Celebrate a milestone with us!

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!

Today on the iMore Show, Luke, Karen, and Stephen are joined by special guest Rene Ritchie to talk about the history of the iMore Show as they celebrate over 800 episodes. Plus, there are a few interesting rumors to discuss!

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