No matter how old we get, we will always have the opportunity to learn something new, whether it’s to transfer to a different field or pick up a new hobby. However, many feel that the only way to learn something new is by going back to school. Luckily, a service like Stone River eLearning lets you learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home, and lifetime memberships are on sale for $59.

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If you’ve been procrastinating on your taxes, we understand. Part of the challenge is deciding which tax preparer to trust with this annual chore. To help, we pitted two of the best web-based tax-filing applications against each other: TurboTax and H&R Block.

When we reviewed the 2019 versions of popular tax software, these two options finished at the top of the pile. Each offers excellent features and capabilities, clear user interfaces that are easy to understand, and collections of features that most tax filers need. But a few differences give each an edge depending on the situation.

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I’ve seen numerous celebrities in the audience at Apple events over the years, but Monday’s event at the Steve Jobs Theater was different. Captain America himself, Chris Evans, was in the audience. (I just missed him, but I think I spotted Tim Robbins talking to Apple’s Eddy Cue.) On stage were plenty of famous entertainment-industry faces, from directors like Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to actors like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Even Oprah was there.

This was an Apple event unlike any other, and for many different reasons. There wasn’t any new hardware or software to speak of, for one, and such a concept would’ve seemed impossible for Apple even a couple of years ago. Stranger still, the event was aimed as much at the entertainment industry as at the people who buy Apple’s products—but then, Apple waded into some pretty strange waters when it became a full-fledged movie and TV producer.

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In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we have a long chat about Apple’s March 25 “It’s show time” event. For our feature discussion, we pick apart all the services announced during the event: Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and the Apple Card. In our two-minute tip, we’ll show you how to add a Shortcut to your iPhone’s home screen. We’ll also discuss hot takes from our audience. This is episode 645 of the Macworld Podcast with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, and Mike Simon.

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Hot on the heels of the iOS 12.2 release, Apple has updated its handy Shortcuts app to version 2.2. 

The update adds several new actions, the most prominent of which is the ability for Shortcuts to work with the Notes app. There are now actions for Create Note, Append to Note, Find Notes, and Show Note. This is going to make both the Shortcuts app and the Notes app a lot more useful.

The Shortcuts app is a free download, but isn’t pre-installed on iOS devices. If you’re interested in it, we suggest checking out our list of the most useful Shortcuts.

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