Will there be a Metal Gear Solid 6? Though there’s been no word yet from Konami, it seems unlikely that the Japanese entertainment company will give up on one of its most beloved series.
That said, it’s been a tough time for Metal Gear fans in recent years. While Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain went down well with audiences, Konami’s most recent entry in the series, Metal Gear Survive, fell flat, leaving many to wonder if the series could ever return to its former glory without the help of auteur Hideo Kojima – the figure responsible for shaping the world-renowned series. Since parting ways with Konami, Kojima has gone on to open Kojima Productions, which has, since then produced Death Stranding. Though Death Stranding shares a great deal of narrative and thematic DNA with Metal Gear Solid, it’s clear that the two series aren’t directly connected, and that Death Stranding 2will follow this trend.
However, all is not lost for Metal Gear fans. Konami has revealed plans for a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, which clearly goes some way towards showing that the corporation hasn’t forgotten about the series. That said, it’s no secret that the older Metal Gear Solid titles have elements that didn’t age well, begging many to wonder what a modern take on the formula might look like. Read on for every tidbit we have to offer concerning the yet-unannounced Metal Gear Solid 6.
What is it? The unconfirmed sixth game in the Metal Gear Solid series
When’s it out? TBC
What can I play it on? TBC
Metal Gear Solid 6 release date and platforms
Metal Gear is in a strange sort of limbo right now, at least in terms of new games in the mainline series. Hideo Kojima, now working at his own studio, has long since severed ties with Konami. However, Konami still owns the rights to the series. So far, Konami has only released one Kojima-free Metal Gear title: Metal Gear Survive.
Currently, we are awaiting the release of Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, which was announced at a PlayStation Showcase event earlier this year. This could be a testing bed of sorts for the series, and could be used to justify a new entry into the series.
We imagine if Metal Gear Solid 6, or some new series entry, is on the way, then it will arrive on PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC at the very least.
Metal Gear Solid 6 may not have been confirmed by Konami, but here’s what we would want to see in a new Metal Gear Solid game.
Return to the sandbox Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain saw a marked shift in the Metal Gear Solid format. In a similar way to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the games took the essential elements of the Metal Gear series and spun them anew within a sandbox environment.
A game known for enclosed environments where you had to identify and navigate enemy patrols, became an open space for you to assert control over. The change in philosophy rejuvenated the series and any sequel should continue that, better tying together the wealth of changes Metal Gear Solid 5 introduced.
More sci-fi nonsense As much as I enjoyed Metal Gear Solid 5, I did find the trappings of the 1980s somewhat limiting, especially compared with the over-the-top bombast of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. As much as I love the more understated and historical side of Metal Gear, I know I’m not alone in missing the awesome giant mech fights of Metal Gear Solid 4. Metal Gear has always been eerily prescient when it’s looked toward the future, and I’d love to see more.
Story Metal Gear Solid 5 ended with the revelation that you hadn’t been playing as Big Boss, but as a man who had been brainwashed and surgically altered to think and look like he was Big Boss. It was a leftfield twist but one that explains how Snake kills Big Boss twice in the Metal Gear games.
In the first Metal Gear, Snake kills the doppelganger (aka ‘Venom’ Snake) and in Metal Gear 2 he kills the real Big Boss.
There are many places where Metal Gear Solid 6 could pick up the story but a likely candidate would be right after the events of 5, either as Big Boss establishing Outer Heaven, his renegade state, and developing the Metal Gear walking battle tank – which would give fans a chance to re-meet characters like Grey Fox and Dr Pettrovich, though from a new perspective; or, Konami could take a leaf out of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance‘s book and focus on the future of Metal Gear and the long-term consequences of its characters’ actions.
Unanswered questions While Konami disputes it, many people feel Metal Gear Solid 5 is unfinished. The game’s final mission, Episode 51, was literally cut from the game, so there is little resolution with Eli, Big Boss’ clone. At one point he steals a mech from your base and disappears and you just never give chase. While The Phantom Pain’s collector’s edition revealed what would have happened in the cut mission, it would be great to actually be able to play that final part, and to see Eli, the boy soldier become Liquid Snake, your nemesis throughout Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, and 4.
Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami doesn’t have to spell the end for Metal Gear Solid. However, if the publisher is going to continue its most famous series then it’s got a lot to live up to.
What is Display Scaling on Mac, and why you (probably) shouldn’t worry about it | AppleInsider
A MacBook connected to an external monitor.
Display scaling makes the size of your Mac’s interface more comfortable on non-Retina monitors but incurs some visual and performance penalties. We explain these effects and how much they matter.
In a world where Apple’s idea of display resolution is different from that of the PC monitor industry, it’s time to make sense of how these two standards meet and meld on your Mac’s desktop.
A little Mac-ground…
Apple introduced the Retina display to the Mac with the 13-inch MacBook Pro on the 23rd of October 2012, packing in four times the pixel density. From that point onward, Apple gradually brought the Retina display to all its Macs with integrated screens.
This was great, but it appeared Apple had abandoned making its standalone monitors, leaving that task to LG in 2016. So, if you needed a standalone or a second monitor, going officially Retina wasn’t an option.
However, now Apple has re-entered the external monitor market, and you have to decide whether to pair your Mac with either a Retina display, such as the Pro Display XDR or Studio Display, or some other non-Retina option.
And part of that decision depends on whether you’re concerned about matching macOS’s resolution standard.
Enter display scaling
Increasing a display’s pixel density by four times presents a problem: if you don’t adjust anything, all of the elements in the user interface will be four times smaller. This makes for uncomfortably tiny viewing. So, when Apple introduced the Retina standard, it also scaled up the user interface by four times.
The result is that macOS is designed for a pixel density of 218 ppi, which Apple’s Retina monitors provide. And if you deviate from this, you run into compromises.
For example, take the Apple Studio Display, which is 27 inches in size. It has a resolution of 5120 x 2880, so macOS will double the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the UI, thus rendering your desktop at the equivalent of 2560 x 1440. Since macOS has been designed for this, everything appears at its intended size.
Then consider connecting a 27-inch 4K monitor to the same Mac. This has a resolution of 3840 x 2160, so the same 2 x scaling factor will result in an interface size the equivalent of 1920 x 1080.
Since both 5K and 4K screens are physically the same size with the same scaling factor, the lower pixel density of the 4K one means that everything will appear bigger. For many, this makes for uncomfortably large viewing.
The difference between native scaling and display scaling on a 4K monitor.
If you go to System Settings — > Displays, you can change the scaling factor. However, if you reduce it to the equivalent of 2560 x 1440 on a 4K monitor, macOS calculates scaling differently because 3840 x 2160 divided by 2560 x 1440 is 1.5, not 2. In this case, macOS renders the screen at 5120 x 2880 to a virtual buffer, then scales it down by 2 x to achieve 2560 x 1440.
Display scaling — this method of rendering the screen at a higher resolution and then scaling down by 2 x — is how macOS can render smoothly at many different display resolutions. But it does come with a couple of caveats.
Applying a 2 x scaling factor to the respective native resolutions of both a 5K and a 4K monitor will result in a pixel-perfect image. But display scaling will render a 2560 x 1440 image onto a 3840 x 2160 display. This will naturally produce visual artifacts, since it’s no longer a 1:1 pixel mapping.
Therefore, display scaling results in deformities in image quality, including blurriness, moire patterns, and shimmering while scrolling. It also removes dithering, so gradients may appear less smooth.
An example of a Moire pattern with two superimposed grids.
Although these visual artifacts are undoubtedly present, the principle of non-resolvable pixels still applies.
By rearranging the formula, angular resolution = 2dr tan(0.5 degrees) becomes d = angular resolution / 2r tan (0.5 degrees). Then we can calculate the viewing distance at which this happens. For example, at the Retina angular resolution of 63 ppd, and the pixel density of 163 ppi for a 4K monitor, the result is about 22 inches.
This means a person with average eyesight won’t see individual pixels on a 4K screen when viewed at this distance and farther.
So, you may not notice any deformities, depending on the viewing distance, your eyesight, and the quality of the display panel. (If your nose is pressed against the screen while you look for visual artifacts, you may be looking too closely.)
He ain’t heavy, he’s my buffer
The other caveat of display scaling is performance. If your device renders the screen at a higher resolution than the display into a buffer and then scales it down, it needs to use some extra computational resources. But, again, this may not have as significant an impact as you might think.
For example, Geekbench tests on an M2 MacBook Air showed a drop in performance of less than 3 % at a scaled resolution, compared with the native one, when using OpenCL, and less than 1 % when using Metal. On the same machine, Blender performance dropped by about 1.1 %.
How significant this is depends on your usage. If you need to squeeze every last processor cycle out of your Mac, you’d be better off choosing your monitor’s native resolution or switching to a Retina display. However, most users won’t even notice.
The overall takeaway from display scaling is that it’s designed to make rendering on your non-Retina monitor better, not worse. For example, suppose you do detailed visual work where a 1:1 pixel mapping is essential or long video exports where a 1 % time saving is critical. In that case, chances are that you already own a standalone Retina display or two. Otherwise, you can use display scaling on a non-Retina monitor without noticing any difference.
Old Macs still have a lot to offer in terms of usage and functionality. Here’s how to keep your old Mac minis running like new.
In this article we’ll take a look at refurbishing two of the earliest Mac mini models from Apple: The PowerPC G4/1.42 GHz model and the Intel-based Core Duo 1.66 GHz. Both machines are some of the earliest “polycarbonate” mini models Apple made.
In fact, the 1.25GHz and the 1.42GHz models were both introduced on January 11th, 2005. The 1.42 GHz model was the second Mac mini ever made. The 1.42 GHz model even offered a modem port option:
The 1.66GHz model followed on Feb. 28th, 2006, and was essentially the same except for the speed bump and a few extra ports on the back. It was the sixth Mac mini model. You can view comprehensive specs on every Mac mini ever made at EveryMac.
While this teardown is mostly for the 1.66 GHz model, the first fourteen Mac minis were very similar, so most of this guide applies to all those models as well.
First, we should caution you that these machines are very delicate inside and contain numerous tiny and fragile parts. As nearly two decades have passed, their plastics are likely to be brittle, and disassembling them always carries the risk of damage to components, so proceed with caution.
You’ll need the following tools to take one of these Mac minis apart:
A 4.5-inch (11.5cm) wall spackling tool
A medium magnetized Phillips-head screwdriver
A tiny magnetized Phillips-head electronics screwdriver, or jeweler’s screwdriver
To open your Mac mini, lay it face down on a flat surface with a thin cloth underneath to prevent damage. Rotate it so the front of the machine is facing you.
Using the 4.5-inch wall spackling tool, carefully wedge the tool into the machine’s case on the right side between the outer metal cover and the white plastic rim. With one motion, press down on the tool’s handle and to the right, applying upward force.
The right edge of the case should come loose.
Next, repeat the process the same way but on the front of the case, using a single quick motion to pry it up.
Finally, work the tool into the case’s left side at the back corner and slide it forward to fit it fully into the case. This step is the hardest because with the case now tilted, there’s a lot of friction and little space on the left side.
Pry up as with the other two sides, until the bottom of the machine comes loose from the top metal cover. Don’t remove it fully yet – just pry until the two halves are separated, then remove the tool.
Now flip the machine over, and holding it with both hands, use your thumbs at the rear of the machine on the bottom half, pressing it fully free from the top cover. You’ll probably hear a slight crunching sound as the top comes off. Set it aside for now.
On the inside, as shown in the photo below, you’ll notice a DVD drive on the top, an AirPort antenna on the back right side, an optional Bluetooth antenna/case sensor on the left side, a speaker, and the button-cell battery on the front. The IR remote’s sensor is also on the front right side, with its cable attached to the front of the motherboard at the bottom of the case.
On the DVD drive, you’ll note 4 tiny Phillips screws, and two larger Phillips screwed along the left side. The four tiny screws hold the DVD drive onto the main central plastic carrier, and the two larger screws help hold the 2.5-inch internal hard drive to the underside of the carrier.
There are 4 tiny screws at each corner of the main carrier, and they’re easy to miss if you don’t look closely. Two of them are hidden down small shafts on the two right-side corners, and a third tiny one is visible on the carrier at the left corner.
The fourth, and slightly larger carrier screw is also hidden in a small shaft on the machine’s rear left corner. Make note of this screw because it will be important later.
At the rear of the machine is a small printed circuit board (PCB) attached to the rear of the DVD drive, also with two tiny screws. There’s also a small flat ribbon cable attached to a tiny connector at the center of the PCB.
Also note that the AirPort antenna’s wire fits between the left side of the PCB and the rear plastic exhaust vent.
Step 2: Loosen the AirPort antenna
Using two fingers, very carefully and slightly pinch the two small plastic clips under the AirPort antenna module and lift up on the module. It will come free from the post it sits on. There’s also a spring under it, so remove that and set it aside.
It doesn’t take much force to squeeze the two plastic clips to free the antenna, so don’t apply too much force. Remember, the plastics are brittle.
The antenna module is made by Tyco and has an Apple part number on the bottom of it should you need to replace it.
Step 3: Loosen the DVD drive screws, ribbon cable, and board
Next, using your tiny screwdriver, remove the four screws on both sides of the DVD drive and set them aside. They’re easy to lose so be careful. Don’t yet remove the two tiny screws on the PCB.
Note that the other end of the ribbon cable is attached to the motherboard at the back of the unit so it has to be freed first before you can remove the main carrier unit from the computer.
Next, using the spudger tool or a very thin hobby knife pry up the tiny plastic connector holding the ribbon cable in place. This connector has two parts: a top and bottom.
Pry one end up carefully, then pry the other end up slowly while pulling up gently and slowly on the ribbon cable. When just enough force is applied, the cable will come free.
One odd thing about this connector is that the small flat top part will come completely off if you apply enough force once the ribbon cable is free. You’d rather avoid that happening, so be very careful and go slowly.
The other odd thing about this connector is once the ribbon cable is re-inserted, the friction on the top part of the connector increases and it’s harder to move. We’ll see this in action when we reassemble the unit below.
Step 4: Remove the main carrier unit from the Mac
Using the spudger or a tiny knife, carefully unplug the IR sensor module’s two-wire connector on the front of the machine, to the right of the button-cell battery. Be very careful as the connector and wires are tiny and fragile.
In this photo, from left to right are: the speaker, case clip, battery, IR sensor connector, IR sensor:
Next, using the tiny screwdriver, remove the four tiny screws located at each corner of the carrier as described above. These screws hold the carrier unit to the bottom of the machine’s case.
Once the screws are free, and holding the unit in both hands, pull up on the carrier unit, and press down on the bottom of the machine with your thumbs.
You’ll feel a slight resistance. That’s the DVD drive’s small PCB which is inserted into the SATA connector on the motherboard underneath.
Continue pressing until you overcome the resistance and the carrier unit comes free of the bottom half. Also be careful of the AirPort antenna wire while you do this as it is connected to an AirPort module just under the PCB.
Set the bottom half of the machine aside for now.
Step 5: Remove the DVD drive
Next remove the two tiny screws from the DVD drive’s PCB board.
Now that all the screws and cable are free, you can remove the DVD drive. It tends to want to come out on the side opposite the two large drive screws on the left side of the machine, so gently press forward and to the right side (left side if facing the machine from the back) to slide the DVD drive both out of the carrier and to detach it from the PCB at the rear.
Set the DVD drive aside for now.
Step 6: Remove the hard drive
Most of the early Mac minis shipped with a 2.5-inch standard hard drive. You’ll probably want to replace the drive with a new 2.5-inch SATA SSD or a larger capacity 2.5-inch hard drive.
Flip the carrier unit over, and peel off the T-shaped foam pad on the bottom of the hard drive. Set it aside.
Next, remove the two large screws on the left side of the carrier, and the two similar large screws from the bottom of the hard drive. Once the screws are free, only the drive’s SATA connector friction holds it to the carrier.
You’ll need to press the drive forward and to the left to free it from the PCB’s connector. You may need to wiggle it slightly to free it.
It’s rather remarkable how Apple sandwiched the drive into the carrier unit.
Step 7: Remove all dust
Now, using compressed air or an air compressor, blast all the dust out of the carrier, the fan unit, the hard drive, DVD drive, and from the bottom half of the computer. The vendor and model number of the fan are printed on the fan’s bottom side so if your fan has failed, you can find a new one online to replace it.
To really clean the fan well, it can be removed by loosening the 3 tiny screws holding it in, but it’s probably not necessary. A few strong blasts of air are enough to remove most dust and dirt.
Also, note that the PCB never comes completely free of the carrier as it has several other wire connectors and is attached to the rear of the carrier with adhesive. There’s no need to remove it unless it’s damaged.
Once the hard drive is removed and all parts are cleaned, reassembly is basically the same steps in reverse.
Step 8: Install a new 2.5-inch drive
Install the new 2.5-inch SSD or hard drive into the carrier in the same way you removed the old one, taking care to be sure its SATA connector is firmly seated on the PCB’s connector.
Re-install all four drive screws, and then press the T-shaped foam strip back into place in the same position you removed it from, but on the new drive.
Step 9: Re-install DVD drive
Slide the DVD drive back into the carrier, with its rear SATA connector attaching to the SATA connector on the front of the PCB. Reinstall the two tiny PCB board screws using the screwdriver.
You can also reinstall the four side screws on the DVD drive now, or do it later. Doing it now makes the carrier unit more stable, and it’s easier than doing it once the carrier is reinstalled, but either way will work.
Here is the fully cleaned and reassembled carrier:
Step 10: Clean and check lower assembly
Before you reinstall the carrier to the bottom of the machine, inspect the motherboard, the AirPort card, its antenna cable, and other parts. In particular check the small round SMD capacitor marked “25V” at the left edge of the motherboard next to the AirPort card.
These capacitors contain electrolytic fluid and are known to leak over time. If you notice any corrosion or discoloration around the capacitor, you should probably replace it using a soldering iron, but that’s beyond the scope of this tutorial.
Also, be aware of any strange smells around the capacitor – the electrolytic fluid inside these components is known to have a somewhat fishy smell, so if you notice any odd odors, that’s the first thing to check.
You’ll also want to check the tiny gold connector at the end of the AirPort antenna cable where it attaches to the AirPort card. These connectors are notorious for coming loose easily and when you go to reinstall the carrier unit to the bottom of the machine, it’s easy to pull the cable off.
It’s odd Apple didn’t secure the connector with a small strip of Kapton tape. If you have any handy, go ahead and apply a small piece over the connector now to secure it to the AirPort card.
Note the carrier’s PCB board socket just behind the AirPort card. When you reassemble the machine, you’ll need to make sure the PCB connector’s edge fits snugly into this socket.
Step 11: Optional – Replace RAM
If you like, you can upgrade the machine’s RAM to a maximum of 2GB. The specs for the RAM are listed on EveryMac, and are shown below:
Both memory DIMMS must be the same type and speed, but size can vary within limits – for example, a 1GB and a 512MB together will work fine – as long as both combined don’t exceed the maximum RAM limit (2GB).
To remove the old DIMMs, press gently on the two small metal clips on each side while pulling up the DIMM and sliding it forward, out of its socket. Be careful as the clips are tiny and can easily break off if too much pressure is applied.
To install new DIMMs, do the reverse: slide each new DIMM into its socket until it clicks, then press down slightly to lock the clips in place.
Step 12: Optional – Replace button-cell battery
Next, using the spudger or small plastic knife, remove the CR2032 button-cell battery from its socket on the front of the lower half of the machine. There are two metal contacts holding it in place, so you may have to wiggle it a bit to remove it.
If you have a voltmeter, test the battery to make sure it can emit 3V DC. If not, replace it with the new one.
If you don’t have a voltmeter, go ahead and replace the battery anyway. Be sure the “+” side faces the front of the machine.
Also note the tiny copper clip just to the left of the battery. This piece actually connects to the bottom of the DVD drive’s metal case, and the inside front of the machine’s top case, creating a connection.
If this connection is broken, the machine won’t work.
The copper clip tends to come off over time as it’s only held on by thin adhesive on the top of the carrier, and the adhesive usually dries out over time. If this is true on your machine, or if the clip falls off, just reattach it with a drop of Loctite or another fast-drying adhesive.
There’s a small peg on the top of the carrier, and a small hole on the back of the copper clip which it fits onto – so it should be easy to line up. Notice it doesn’t make any connection to the carrier itself – only between the DVD drive and top case.
Finally, reconnect the IR receiver’s small two-wire plug onto the motherboard just to the right of the battery.
Step 13: Reinstall the carrier
With the bottom half of the unit facing away from you, lower the carrier down onto the bottom half of the machine, making sure the PCB board’s connectors are lined up, and that the four corner screw holes are lined up.
Also, make sure the AirPort antenna’s cable is positioned between the rear exhaust port and the small PCB attached to the rear of the machine. The cable has to come up through this opening, then to the left in order to reinstall the antenna on the carrier:
Press down gently until the carrier’s PCB locks in place. Reinsert the four corner screws, making sure the largest one is reinstalled in the same position it was removed from.
This is important because the screw creates a ground connection to the top of the motherboard once secured. Without this connection, the machine won’t work.
Don’t over-tighten the screws as it’s easy to strip the threads on both the screws and the bottom case. Apply just enough force to make them snug.
Step 14: Reconnect the PCB ribbon cable
This is perhaps the most difficult and fiddly step of reassembly. You’ll need to reconnect the carrier’s ribbon cable to the rear of the PCB using the small clip on the PCB.
The easiest and best way to do this is to reposition the top half of the connector, snap it on fully, then using the spudger or a hobby knife, pry both corners back up just a bit, but not enough to remove the clip. Do this before you reinsert the cable.
While the clip is in this position, reinstall the ribbon cable into the PCB connector by pressing it gently down into place. Once it snaps into the connector, the top half of the clip will be captive and won’t come off. You can then press each corner of the clip down using your tiny screwdriver.
Once both sides of the clip are secured, the entire connection will be solid and won’t come loose.
It may take a few tries to get the clip in place but with patience, it’s fairly easy. Go slow and don’t apply too much force. If in doubt, remove the ribbon cable and start over.
The final, correct connection is shown below, under the right arrow:
Also note the position of the AirPort antenna cable, just to the left.
Step 15: Reinstall AirPort antenna
Now that the carrier and ribbon cable are secure, reinstall the AirPort antenna onto its post by first reinstalling the spring onto the post, then snapping the antenna board down onto the two small plastic clips on both sides of the post. The antenna will lock into place.
The spring acts as yet another security/electrical feature designed to prevent the machine from working unless the case is assembled: it presses down slightly and makes contact, acting like a switch once the case is closed.
Without the antenna module being pressed down when the case closes, it won’t work.
Here’s the fully reassembled Mac, except for the top case:
Step 16: Reinstall top case
This final step is also difficult to get perfect but can be done with patience.
The main difficulty in reinstalling the top half of the case onto the bottom half is the fact there are both plastic clips all the way around the bottom half on three sides, and there are also small metal clips around the rear panel on the bottom half.
The metal clips also act like a switch and must make contact with the metal inside of the top half of the case.
The initial alignment and closure of the case are fairly easy, but closing it completely requires a fair amount of force, and if everything isn’t lined up perfectly, either the plastic clips can break off, or else the metal clips can slip outside the top half of the case and prevent it from closing completely.
If the latter happens, the case will appear to close, but there will be a small gap around the rear panel where the top half of the case seats against it.
In order to avoid this, flip the top half of the case face down on a surface, with the front facing away from you, then flip the bottom half over and slowly lower it into the top half.
Check the clips on all sides, and the rear, and press down very slowly and gently, but don’t close the case completely.
After the two halves slide together, and the top half has cleared all the plastic clips on all sides, stop, and flip the machine on its front, with the rear panel facing up. Using a flashlight, inspect the alignment of the metal clips all the way around the rear panel.
If any are outside the top half of the case, use your tiny screwdriver to press them down and inside the top half.
You may have to wiggle them a bit to get the alignment perfect. Note that they are slightly curved, and thus act like small springs against the top half of the case on the inside.
You want the clips on the inside, not the outside all the way around the rear panel. What you don’t want is this:
If this happens, you’ll need to walk the top half of the case back off just a bit, press the metal clips in place, then reapply pressure to the bottom.
Once you’re certain all the clips on all sides are in perfect position, and that nothing is protruding, lay the machine top-down on a surface once again, and give the bottom of the case one final even downward push with force. This will seal the case – as if it had never been opened.
There should be no gaps on any sides, anywhere – not even tiny ones. If there are, you’ll need to use the spackling tool to open the case again and start over. Take your time and be careful. Forcing the case closed won’t work unless everything is perfectly aligned.
Step 17: Reinstall Mac OS X
Now that the physical hardware modernization is done, it’s time to install software.
Reconnect the machine to a monitor via DVI or DVI->HDMI using an adapter, and plug in its power brick.
With an appropriate Mac OS X install CD or USB thumb drive ready, power on the machine.
You should hear the customary bong sound and get a grey screen with a flashing folder. This means the machine can’t find an OS on any bootable drive.
Either insert a Mac OS X installer DVD or a USB thumb drive with an installer on it, and the Mac should detect it and boot into the install media.
Once booted, you’ll need to exit the installer to Disk Utility, format the new internal 2.5-inch drive you installed as Mac OS Extended, then quit Disk Utility and head back into the installer.
Once back in the installer, select the internal 2.5-inch drive as the install target and install the OS. It may take some time if you are installing from DVD as the old DVD drives tend to be a bit slower.
The 1.66 GHz mini model can run Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and the 1.43 GHz model can run 10.4 Tiger.
Once the installer finishes, click Restart, and after the bong sound, hold down the Mac’s mouse button. This will force-eject the DVD before the machine boots. Or if using a USB installer, be sure to unplug it from the Mac before restarting.
The machine will boot from the internal 2.5-inch drive you installed onto. Once booted to the Finder, open System Preferences, and click the “Startup Disk” icon. Set the internal 2.5-inch drive as the Startup Disk for future booting.
Once connected to a network, you may want to also try to run Software Update but it’s not clear how long Apple supports ancient versions of Mac OS X for on their update servers.
There are also downloadable .pkg installers for the updates, but you’ll need to search Apple’s support site or online to find them.
The last released version of Mac OS X 10.6 was 10.6.8 so if you’re using a model that supports 10.6, you’ll want to update to that version.
And just like that, your newly refurbished Mac mini lives again:
Bonus: Install Mac OS Classic (Mac OS 9)
If you’re using a Mac mini which is able to run 10.4 Tiger, you can also install the “Classic” environment which is a built-in emulator which runs Apple’s OS that came before Mac OS X: Mac OS 9.
To start Classic in 10.4 Tiger, open System Preferences and click “Classic”. It will boot into the OS 9 emulator and you can run OS 9 apps from there.
In most cases, the Mac OS 9 System Folder gets installed onto the root of the Mac OS X boot drive alongside Mac OS X.
Third-party drives and accessories
Note that all mini models before the 1.66 GHz 2006 model used ATA/100 hard drives, including the optical drive (ATAPI actually for optical), and the 1.66 GHz and later models switched to SATA hard drives but kept the same ATAPI DVD drive.
If the DVD drive in your 2006-2007 mini isn’t working, one company – Other World Computing – still sells new replacement ATAPI DVD drives ($48). All compatible mini models have a hardware identifier of “Macmini1,1”.
Even if your optical drive hasn’t yet failed, at that price it’s probably worth replacing it anyway, since it’s likely to fail in the future, and the brand-new hardware will almost certainly yield better performance than a nearly twenty-year-old drive.
And it’s probably not a good idea to open these old machines too many times and risk damage.
OWC also sells compatible memory upgrades for older minis. The 2GB upgrade comprising two DIMMs is a mere $12 currently.
With new RAM, a new SSD, a new optical drive, and a good cleaning, your retro Mac mini should give you years more enjoyment into the future.
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Google Authenticator is available for iOS and iPadOS, as well as Android.
Beyond just making Twitter safer, here’s how to shift away from SMS-based two-factor authentications and secure your online life properly, by using Google Authenticator on your iPhone.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) has entered the news due to a change at the embattled Twitter. Under a February policy change, Twitter is forcing free users unwilling to pay the Twitter Blue subscription away from the SMS-based 2FA system, in favor of using authenticator apps.
Despite the hue and cry about it, authenticator apps are better security-wise than using SMS messages. This is what you should know about 2FA, and how to get up and running with it on one of the most popular authentication apps, Google Authenticator.
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication is a great way to secure online accounts, as it goes above and beyond the standard username and password. If an online attacker knows or can work out your password, 2FA can stop any further access to it.
The principle of 2FA is that it’s based on confirming what you “know” and what you “have.” Think of it as using a security door where you have to punch a code into a keypad (“know”) and a physical key into a lock (“have”) to gain entry.
While the password for the account classifies as the “know” portion, the “have” consists of some form of verifiable token. This could take the form of a physical object, such as a YubiKey, but more commonly this refers to a mobile authenticator app or an authenticator keyfob.
Google Authenticator is an app that provides 2FA codes on your iPhone.
Both the app and keyfob are set up to produce a new code repeatedly after a certain amount of time has passed, such as 30 seconds. These codes are not random, as they’re generated from a seed known to the service, as well as following predetermined and unchanging rules.
In effect, the online service you’re authenticating with will know what the correct code the authenticator last generated was, and so can confirm or deny whatever code you read and type into the service’s log-in screen.
Using an app for 2FA is also a bit more secure than using a keyfob for code generation, since you still have to authenticate with your iPhone to access the app in the first place.
A simpler form also exists where a website could call upon the user to confirm in a companion app that they just signed in. This works too, but it’s rarer and only really exists for a few major services, such as Facebook and Google apps.
Apple’s ecosystem can also function similarly, with a user’s other Apple devices prompting for a confirmation and offering codes for a user to manually enter into the device they’re signing into.
What’s the issue with text-based 2FA?
While two-factor authentication itself is a good idea, the implementation of one form leaves the system weak.
Using SMS or text-based 2FA means that, rather than using a code generated on an app or a physical dongle, that code is instead sent to your smartphone as a text message.
At face value, that seems fairly OK, and in most cases, it is. The problem is the nature of SMS itself.
One-time SMS passcodes are sent as plaintext over your network’s cellular system, so they are openly readable and unencrypted. Obviously, this is not ideal, but can work in a pinch.
Twitter is actively telling non-subscribers of Twitter Blue that SMS 2FA support will only be for paid users from March.
The other problem is that it relies on the message being sent to your smartphone’s SIM card. As carriers are able to be tricked by an attacker into swapping SIMs on an account system, it’s possible for a phone number to work with another SIM card entirely, one possibly already in the hands of the attacker.
In such cases, a legitimate SMS-based 2FA code could be sent through the carrier’s network, but be received by the attacker. If they also happen to know your account credentials, such as from a data breach of a major service, they could potentially sign into your account and take control.
Since the SMS system itself is the weak link, shifting 2FA over to an app on your smartphone is a wise move.
Getting started with Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator is a very established and popular authenticator app, for quite a few reasons. For a start, it’s reasonably straightforward to use, which is key when trying to encourage more people to secure their accounts in the first place.
It’s also from a well-known name in the tech world: Google. Regardless of your feelings about the company’s ad business and data collection habits, brand name recognition is still a big thing to the general public.
It also helps that support for it is pretty widespread.
Then there’s the possibility of using multiple devices. It is possible to set up Google Authenticator on multiple devices, and have codes across all of them work the same way.
This may not necessarily be viewed as the upmost in security, but considering you still have to log into your phones and tablets in the first place, it’s a decent trade-off.
Google Authenticator makes it easy to add accounts to the app.
Linked to that is cross-platform support, since it works on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. You can have it on iOS, iPadOS, and Android if you really want.
Do bear in mind that you do not actually need a Google Account for this. While you can obviously use it with Google’s system — and you should — you can still use it with other third-party services without linking your Google Account to the authenticator.
Given that the system relies on you either entering a set-up key or scanning a QR code, it is highly advised to set up the 2FA on a different device than the one you’re setting up Google Authenticator on.
Furthermore, while the general way of enabling 2FA on a service is similar across the industry, the actual way of doing it for each app or service will vary. What follows is more a general guide rather than specific instructions.
How to set up Google Authenticator for iPhone and iPad
Sign into whatever service you want to enable 2FA for, and attempt to set it up. This could be an option in account settings under a section marked “security” and an option offering to “set up two-factor authentication,” for example, but this will vary between services.
When asked, you should select to use an authenticator app. You may be recommended to use specific authenticator app, so check that Google Authenticator is on that list.
Once presented with either a QR code or an authenticator key, open Google Authenticator on your iPhone or iPad.
If this is your first addition to the app, you will be asked how you want to add the code directly. Otherwise, select the plus symbol in the bottom-right of the screen.
If a QR code is presented to you in the site or app you’re setting up 2FA for, select Scan a QR Code, then use your device’s camera to scan the code.
If a key is offered, enter in the account name (usually the relevant email address) and the key provided to you on-screen. Make sure to select whether it is Time-based or Counter-based if the account system advises as such, otherwise leave it to Time-based.
You will then be asked to confirm that the authentication system has worked. Enter the six-digit code appearing on your device’s screen into the app or service you’re setting 2FA with as confirmation.
Once you’re set up, you will be asked to use the authenticator app to generate a code to log into services, whenever you log in.
This is straightforward, as all you need to do is open Google Authenticator, look for the service and account name relating to it, and then read the associated six-digit code. Since the code changes periodically, you may want to wait until the timer expires and a new code appears, to maximize your code entry time.
You can enter the security details manually, but a QR code is quicker.
If you’re entering the code into an app on the same device, tap the code to copy it to the clipboard, which you can then paste into the app’s textbox for entry.
How to delete account listings from Google Authenticator for iOS
Open the app and tap the three dots in the top right.
Tap the pencil icon next to the relevant account.
Tap the trashcan.
On the confirmation box, tap Remove account.
Remember that removing an account from the Google Authenticator app doesn’t affect the status of 2FA on the account itself. If you wish to remove 2FA from the account, do so before removing the Google Authenticator listing.
Just the beginning…
You can do more things with Google Authenticator, such as setting it up so you get the same codes across multiple devices. Yes, you can use multiple devices using the same app to scan the QR code at the time of setting up. However, you can also take advantage of the export function to do the same thing for multiple codes at the same time.
New Prime Video movies: the best films to land in May 2023
New Prime Video movies: May 26, 2023 update
Tom Power, entertainment reporter
Our latest May 2023 update adds She Said, the movie about the origins of the #MeToo movement, starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan.
Welcome to TechRadar’s new Prime Video movies guide where we select only the best and freshest films that have landed on Amazon’s streaming service in recent months.
Prime Video is one of the best streaming services you can sign-up to right now, and there are always plenty of new movies (both first-party and licensed material) added to its extensive catalog. But with such a large library of films to choose from, some aren’t worth your time. We’ve created this list packed with only the best new films – discover more options in our best Prime Video movies guide.
So, if you’re looking for only the freshest new movies, check back next week as we’ll be adding new titles regularly. For now, here’s our pick of the best new movies to arrive on Prime Video since March.
New Prime Video movies: May 2023
Three Thousand Years of Longing
Release date: May 23
Directed by George Miller (of Mad Max, Babe and Happy Feet fame), Three Thousand Years of Longing is a gorgeous-looking fantasy movie based on a short story by A. S. Byatt published in the 90s called ‘The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye’.
It follows the story of a British professor, played by Tilda Swinton, who purchases an antique bottle on a trip to Istanbul and finds a djinn (a spirit), played by Idris Elba, inside it. The djinn offers to grant the professor three wishes and ends up telling her three stories about his own past and how he wound up trapped inside a bottle.
Three Thousand Years of Longing looks truly stunning with incredibly ambitious visuals and rich fantasy stories that’ll envelope you. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling, as well as love and desire. If you like beautiful-looking fairy tales and seeing worlds imagined in myths and legends adapted for the screen, it’s a must watch.
Release date: May 19
She Said is based on the true story of New York Times reporters Megan Twohey, played by Carey Mulligan, and Zoe Kazan, played by Jodi Kantor, who were responsible for the investigation that initially exposed Harvey Weinstein’s abuse and sexual misconduct and was responsible for the #MeToo movement.
Mulligan and Kazan truly shine in these meaty roles, so much so you might even forget you’re watching a movie and not a fly on the wall documentary at times.
She Said isn’t an easy watch, but it’s an important one, showing just how close the reporters at the New York Times were to having the story and investigation shut down – a chilling thought. But if you like true stories, especially ones about journalistic integrity, we think it’s well worth a watch.
Release date: May 12
Based on real-life events, Air tells the story of the origins of the legendary Air Jordan sneakers. Matt Damon stars as Sonny Vaccaro, a Nike talent scout who’s tasked with finding a new spokesperson for Nike’s line of basketball shoes. It’s a journey that sees him cross paths with NBA rookie and eventual basketball legend Michael Jordan (played here by Damian Delano Young), and sets in motion events that lead to the creation of one of the world’s most iconic shoelines.
Joining Damon and Young on the *ahem* court are A-listers like Ben Affleck (who also directs Air), Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Messina, Marlon Wayans, and Chris Tucker. And, given the starry nature of its cast, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that Air is one of the best fact-based dramas you’ll see all year. It’s a movie that nobody can *double ahem* dunk on, with its dramatization of one of the greatest off-the-field sports stories ever told on point from beginning to end.
Dallas Buyers Club
Release date: May 1
Based on real-life events, Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of the challenges of accessing healthcare and treatment for anyone living with AIDS in the 1980s. Matthew McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof, a man who is trying to come to terms with his AIDS diagnosis, as well as dealing with the resulting stigma and attempting to find the medication he needs. He crosses paths with Rayon (played by Jared Leto), a fictional trans woman who helps Woodroof distribute unapproved drugs to people in need – the movie is named after the ‘club’ they create.
Dallas Buyers Club is one exceptional and incredibly tough-to-watch movie that tells a powerful story about healthcare, connection and adversity. Matthew McConaughey is one of those hugely talented actors who shines on the screen, but it’s no surprise critics called his performance in Dallas Buyers Club a career-best, as he’s phenomenal, compassionate and persuasive as Ron Woodroof.
Release date: May 1
True Grit is a Coen brothers movie, but one with a difference. Sure it’s packed with their telltale clever dialogue and compelling storytelling, but it doesn’t feel quite so eccentric as their other hit films (like Fargo, The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men). Instead, True Grit is a fresh take on the classic Western genre, which is why we think this movie will have huge appeal to Coen fans old and new.
True Grit follows the story of a 14-year-old girl (played by Hailee Steinfeld) who hires Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), a drunk lawman, to help track down an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin). Joined by a Texas Ranger (Matt Damon), they embark on a dangerous adventure through the Arkansas countryside in search of the notorious Cheney.
Release date: May 1
Enjoy psychological thrillers and unravelling mysteries? Then stick Shutter Island on your must-watch list.
A dark and at-times disturbing film, Shutter Island is set in the 1950s and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a US Marshal investigating the disappearance of a murderer from a hospital for the criminally insane. He ends up stumbling upon plenty more eerie goings-on, and you’ll be sat on the edge of your seat the whole time as you try to anticipate the twists and turns.
Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Emily Mortimer, and Michelle Williams join DiCaprio in Shutter Island, all bringing their A-game, and the movie is directed by Martin Scorsese. In the mood for more Scorses classics? Take a look at the rankings in our guide to every Martin Scorsese movie rated from worst to best.
A Beautiful Mind
Release date: May 1
If you like films based on real-life people, we highly recommend A Beautiful Mind. The film follows mathematician John Nash (played with real heart and authenticity by Russell Crowe) from Princeton University through to working in cryptography, where his life begins to unravel in heart-breaking and horrifying ways.
A Beautiful Mind isn’t a fun, lazy, Sunday afternoon watch, but it’s a well-acted and moving story about love, mental illness, and one incredibly gifted mathematician at the center of it all. A Beautiful Mind received great praise from film lovers and critics, as well as from the real life John Nash himself. Knowing he gave the movie his seal of approval makes it even more of a rewarding and emotional watch in our books.
Release date: May 1
Looking for a fun family movie to watch this weekend? Try Madagascar.
Madagascar is a computer animated film that follows the story of a group of animals at Central Park Zoo in New York who find themselves stranded on the island of Madagascar. How will Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippopotamus, and Marty the zebra make it back to New York?
It’s a charming movie with a predictable but entertaining storyline and plenty of kid-friendly humor. We guarantee it’ll be a hit with all ages, and you’ll have fun trying to identify the great actors and comedians who voice the animals in Madagascar, including Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
New Prime Video movies: April 2023
Ticket to Paradise
Release date: April 11
Searching for a rom-com starring beloved actors Julia Roberts and George Clooney?Ticket to Paradise is your, erm, ticket to a good night in watching Prime Video.
Roberts and Clooney play Georgia and David Cotton, a a divorced couple on a mission to sabotage their daughter’s wedding in Bali, Indonesia. Yes, it sounds mean, but the Cottons convince themselves they are just looking out for her best interests, as all parents love to pretend.
Don’t expect anything out of the ordinary here. Ticket to Paradise is a romcom through and through, so it’s full of slapstick comedy and other schlocky plot beats. Even so, it’s a fun watch, especially for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s a treat to see Roberts and Clooney together, too, with the pair’s sizzling chemistry key to this entry in our new Prime Video movies article.
On a Wing and a Prayer
Release date: April 10
On a Wing and a Prayer is about a novice pilot called Doug (played by Dennis Quaid) , who is grieving the loss of his brother to a heart attack. Teaming up with another pilot to fly his wife (Heather Graham) and daughters home for Easter, things take a scary and unexpected turn (metaphorically, at least) that test his flying abilities and his faith.
On a Wing and a Prayer isn’t a smartly constructed movie that’ll set the world on fire. It’s more of a family-friendly watch with a solid albeit predictable story. Having said that, there’s plenty of tension to be had as we see whether Doug can rise to the challenge of landing the plane he finds himself suddenly in charge of. At its core, On a Wing and a Prayer is a heart-warming movie with an explicit spiritual and religious thread running throughout. Just don’t expect it to be a mainstay on our new Prime Video movies list for a long time.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Release date: April 7
Ah, Guy Ritchie, Hollywood’s leading director for some of the most bang average movies in recent times. His latest venture, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, is a spy comedy that follows Orson Fortune (Jason Statham), who’s on a mission to stop the sale of deadly weapons technology.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre isn’t nearly as hard-hitting, surprising or slick as Ritchie’s earlier films (like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch), but not many of Ritchie’s latest offerings have been (we’re looking at you, King Arthur and The Gentlemen). Still, if you’re in the mood for a fun, at-times quite silly, spy caper, it’s one that should pique your interest. If nothing else, Statham is watchable and charismatic as Fortune. The film’s supporting cast, which includes Hugh Grant as antagonist Greg Simmonds and Aubrey Plaza as Sarah Fidel, shines pretty brightly, too.
Gangs of Lagos
Release date: April 7
Prime Video’s first Africa-centric film, Gangs of Lagos follows the story of Obalola and the intertwining lives of his friends, Gift and Ify, as they grow up on the busy streets of Isale Eko, a neighbourhood in Lagos. The film explores the impact of violence and politically-affiliated gang culture in Nigeria, as well as covering themes of family, friendship and betrayal along the way.
As you might expect, Gangs of Lagos isn’t an easy watch – especially when you learn that the film is based on true stories from Isale Eko. It’s an intense movie that’ll suit anyone looking for a gritty crime thriller, though, or someone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the current real-life unrest in Nigeria. Culturally impactful, this certainly is.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Release date: April 1
Tinker Tailor Solder Spy is a tense and incredibly atmospheric spy thriller based on a novel of the same name by famous British espionage writer John le Carré. It tells the tale of the hunt for a Soviet double agent who’s believed to be working right at the top of the British secret service – but who is he? You’ll have to watch it to find out, b the story is tantalising and will keep you guessing until the end.
The writing is great and the movie looksfantastic. It’s the cast of characters that make this movie such a compelling watch, though, with the likes of John Hurt, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, and Mark Strong all on exceedingly good form. If you like your spy movies rich, tense, and filled with twists and turns, then Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a must watch.
New Prime Video movies: March 2023
Top Gun: Maverick
Release date: March 24
Top Gun: Maverick blasted onto theater screens all over the world back in 2022, so it’s good to finally be able to enjoy it via Prime Video. As you might expect, this is a fast-paced, action-packed blockbuster with top-class performances, brilliant set-pieces that’ll leave your jaw on the floor, and fantastic special effects. It’s also got an entertaining if somewhat formulaic story.
Fans of the original Top Gun movie are bound to find this sequel as fun, exciting, and edge-of-your-seat tense as the first. Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Tom Cruise is spectacular, reprising his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell with verve and panache here. The movie’s younger stars really shine, too, especially Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw. Check out our exclusive chats with director Joseph Kosinki about the mind-boggling number of cameras used on set and how the film got the green light in the most Tom Cruise way possible while you’re here.
Release date: March 21
Nope is an eerie, tense sci-fi thriller that’ll stick with you long after the credits have stopped rolling. Jordan Peele (of Get Out and Us fame) is the writer, director and producer of Nope, while the captivating Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer are the movie’s leads. They play siblings Otis “OJ” Haywood Jr and Emerald “Em” Haywood who become desperate to catch video evidence of a UFO but end up getting much more than they bargained for in the process.
If you enjoy tense, cerebral sci-fi then Nope is a must-watch. Yes, it’s a UFO story – a genre that’s been done to death – but Peele’s interpretation here feels fresher and scarier than anything we’ve witnessed before. Take a look at our Nope review to find out why we loved Peele’s latest sci-fi movie, and why it deserves a place on our new Prime Video movies list.
New Disney Plus movies: the top new films to stream in August 2023
New Disney Plus movies: August 25, 2023 update
Tom Power, senior entertainment reporter
Vacation Friends 2 has taken time out from its holiday to join its movie siblings on Disney Plus (and Hulu!), so it’s the latest entry in our new Disney Plus movies guide. We’ve also updated our ‘coming soon’ section with any new films that will be joining the service in the weeks ahead.
New Disney Plus movies might not join the streaming giant’s back catalog as often as Netflix ones do, but there are still plenty of good (and not so good) films that debut on the service.
Recently, there have been plenty of new movies that have joined Disney Plus‘ film library. So, if you’ve not being keeping up to date with the latest flicks to hit one of the world’s best streaming services, you’ve got some catching up to do.
Below, we’ve rounded up all of the most important new films to land on Disney Plus since the start of June. Well, in the UK and Australia, anyway. Most of the entries on this list are only available on Hulu in the US. Viewers living stateside, then, will need to load up Disney Plus’ sister streamer to enjoy some of the movies that follow.
Should you want the lowdown on the best Disney Plus movies around, you’ll need to read the aforementioned linked to guide for a more comprehensive view. For now, these are all of the new Disney Plus films to watch from the comfort of your own home.
New Disney Plus movies: August 2023
Vacation Friends 2
Release date: August 25 (available on Hulu in the US)
A sequel to 2021’s buddy-comedy film of the same name – if you drop the number two from its title – Vacation Friends 2 picks up just a few months after its predecessor. When Marcus (Lil Rey Howery) earns an all-expenses-paid trip to the Caribbean to convince a hotel chain’s owners to let his construction firm build its next, well, hotel, he’s joined by wife Emily (Yvone Orji), plus friends and married couple Ron (John Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner) with their baby in tow. Unfortunately, Kyla’s incarcerated father Reese (Steve Buscemi) unexpectedly shows up at the same resort. Cue hilarity-induced carnage.
That would be the case, anyway, if Vacation Friends 2 was remotely funny. Per Rotten Tomatoes, it’s been labeled a disaster by critics, with its 13% rotten rating on the review aggregator website proving as much. Of all the new Disney Plus movies here, this is one to avoid altogether.
Miguel Wants to Fight
Release date: August 16 (available on Hulu in the US)
This coming-of-age comedy may not have been on anyone’s radar prior to its release, but it’s doing a pretty good job of entertaining viewers, if its 83% fresh audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes score is anything to go by.
For the uninitiated, Miguel Wants to Fight follows the titular high schooler who’s never found himself throwing down with, well, anyone. However, “when a combination of events turn his life upside down, Miguel and his three best friends –the stoic David, rowdy Cass, and quick-tonged Srini – enter into a series of hilarious misadventures as he tries to get into his first ever fight.”
A funny, smart, heartfelt, and action-packed underdog story, Miguel Wants to Fight might be worth catching if you’re looking for something unique to stream.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Release date: August 2
Get ready for one last ride. The Guardians of the Galaxy‘s potentially final outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) originally hit theaters on May 3, and it quickly cemented itself as not only one of the best Marvel movies ever, but one of the best films of the year.
The final James Gunn-directed Marvel movie is an unsurprisingly funny, action-packed, creatively bizarre, earnest, and incredibly emotional watch. Believe us, you’ll want to have a box of tissues handy for the amount of tear-jerking scenes that make up Guardians 3‘s fantastic but weepy plot.
We’ve known that Guardians 3 was coming to Disney Plus for a while now. And, with the Marvel Phase 5 film finally hitting the service, we’d be amazed if it doesn’t storm up the streaming movie charts in the next week or two. A worthy addition to our new Disney Plus movies list.
While you’re here, find out where it sits in on the increasingly confusing MCU timeline in our Marvel movies in order guide.
New Disney Plus movies: July 2023
Release date: July 26
Based on real-life events, Chevalier tells the tale of the French-Caribbean musician Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges. A biracial Creole man of color, Bologne de Saint-Georges was widely recognized as the first world-renowned classical composer of African descent.
The period drama biopic, which stars Kelvin Harrison Jr (The Trial of the Chicago 7) as the titular character, is less of a Hamilton-style clone than you might expect. It’s not a rip-roaring, three-hour stage play that’s been filmed for Disney Plus. Instead, it’s a movie in every sense of the word, charting the rise of Bologne de Saint-Georges from working class plantation background to one of the most gifted and famous musicians of all-time.
Despite its lack of marketing in late 2022 (and subsequent small box office takings), Chevalier was rated highly by critics upon release. Disney Plus users looking for something a little different to stream this weekend, then, should look no further.
New Disney Plus movies: June 2023
Release date: June 23
The latest Disney Plus Original movie to land on the platform, World’s Best is a musical comedy flick that might pique the interest of anyone who enjoys rap music, math, or a combination of the two.
Manny Magnus stars as Prem Patel, a 12-year-old math genius who discovers his late father was actually a famous rapper. Desperate to follow in his dad’s footsteps, Prem sets out to become a superstar in his own right. However, Prem will soon find out he can’t achieve every goal in his life, and he’ll have to decide which of his ambitions he throws his full weight behind.
World’s Best won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s sure to resonate with kids and adolescents with big dreams. Early reviews have called it a feel-good family flick, but one that some viewers may find a tad generic and schlocky.
The Incredible Hulk
Release date: June 16
15 years after it debuted in theaters (and almost four years since Disney Plus launched as a platform), the second-ever MCU film has joined its siblings on Disney’s main streamer.
That’s right, 2008’s The Incredible Hulk has smashed its way onto Disney Plus. Until now, Marvel couldn’t add it to the streamer’s film library as Universal held the rights to the character. Now that this deal has ended, they’re are free to add the Hulk’s only solo MCU film to the platform.
Fans familiar with Marvel’s cinematic juggernaut, though, won’t find current Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo in this film. Back in 2008, Marvel cast Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/his green-skinned, angry alter-ego instead. However, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige replaced Norton with Ruffalo from 2012’s Avengers onwards (Norton reportedly didn’t want to return, either), which is why the character doesn’t look like he used to.
Anyway, long story short: if you’ve been waiting for The Incredible Hulk to join Disney Plus, today’s your lucky day. We’re one step closer to having every MCU film on Disney’s primary streamer, everyone!
Release date: June 16
A docufilm in all-but-name, this production tells the story of the legendary comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer’s journey through Marvel comics and his wider impact on the superhero industry.
Stan Lee follows the beloved creator from his humble, tough beginnings as Stanley Leiber during the Great Depression, right up to his death in November 2018. Using archive footage – home made videos, interviews, and audio recordings – it’s an unmissable documentary that diehard Marvel fans, plus more casual MCU viewers, will want to stream as soon as possible. A notable inclusion in our new Disney Plus movies guide, even if some of the details within aren’t 100% true.
Release date: June 9 (available on Hulu in the US)
Jesse Garcia plays Richard Montañez, a Frito-Lays janitor who turned the world of potato chips on its head when he channeled his Mexican-American heritage into the spicy hot snack in the late 1980s.
Flamin’ Hot comes from Eva Longoria (in her feature film directorial debut). And, given its simple, based-on-real-events narrative, it’s a surprisingly heart warming and enjoyable flick. The comedy-drama, which became the most-streamed Searchlight Original in Disney Plus and Hulu’s entire history during its first three days on both platforms, currently holds a 89% ‘fresh’ audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Set 16 years after the events of Avatar, The Way of Water reunites us with Jake Sully and the rest of the Na’vi as they look to combat a renewed effort from the Resources Development Administration (RDA). You can read our Avatar: The Way of Water spoiler-free review for more on what we thought of the epic sci-fi flick but, to give you a brief hint, we called it a “phenomenal feat of filmmaking” and that “most will walk away from The Way of Water feeling stung by the disappointment of having to leave Cameron’s mesmerizing world”.
Once you’re done reading that (and watching one of the best movies of 2022), get the lowdown on where Avatar 2 placed in our best James Cameron movies piece. A deserved inclusion in our new Disney Plus movies guide.
How to add unsupported cards to Apple Wallet | AppleInsider
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While you probably already know that you can use the iPhone Wallet app to store credit and debit cards, you can also use it to store reward cards and membership cards. Here’s how to do it.
Like most of us, you’ve probably amassed dozens of membership and rewards cards over the years. And, if you’re like most of us, you always seem to misplace the cards when you need them the most.
Instead of spending all your time rifling through your wallet, purse, or bag, take the time to add your rewards cards to the Wallet App.
While some rewards cards will allow you to add them to your iPhone via an in-app prompt automatically, or with the click of a button on the company’s website, many cards are unsupported. For those cards, there’s a relatively easy workaround.
For this example, we’ll use Pass2U, a popular Wallet management app. Pass2U can be used for free but has a one-time $1.99 in-app purchase that allows for more customization options.
How to add a rewards card or membership card to iPhone
New Hulu movies: the biggest films to stream in May 2023
If you want to watch the best new Hulu movies, you’re in the right place. This is TechRadar’s ultimate guide to the top new Hulu films to land on the platform in recent months.
Each week new movies are added to this guide that we think are the best to be added to the Disney-owned streaming service. We’ve listed a range of movies below filled with excellent films, including tense thrillers, heart-breaking dramas, dark comedies, blockbusters and several feel-good films you’ll be able to enjoy with your family. Check back each week to stay ahead of everything new to land on Hulu – or at least everything new that we think is worth watching!
If you’re not fussed about the freshest movies to land on Hulu but instead want to see every worthwhile movie on the streamer, then take a look at our best Hulu movies list instead. If it’s new films you want from one of the best streaming services around right now, then read on for our new Hulu movie picks.
New Hulu movies: May 2023
Release date: May 19
The Break Up is about just that, a couple that decide to end their relationship and the fallout of what that means for their home, their lives, their friendships and the way they communicate afterwards.
This might sound like a real bummer of a movie, and needless to say you should give it a miss if you’re going through something similar. But we recommend it for everyone else because Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are relatable as Gary and Brooke and it’s refreshing to see both actors challenge themselves in these roles.
No, it’s not a ground-breaking film by any stretch of the imagination, and there’s plenty of silliness throughout, but there’s a deep emotional tug that’ll stick with you long after the credits start rolling. We think this is a testament to the solid writing, which brings a lot of believable emotional intensity to the screen.
Release date: May 16
Think popular 90s romcoms and we bet Sliding Doors comes to mind. It’s about a woman called Helen, played by Gwyneth Platrow, who is fired from her job. She goes to catch the train home and misses it. However, the movie then rewinds and shows Helen boarding the train. What follows is a film that alternates between the two different ways her life unfolds afterwards, all thanks to those fateful sliding doors.
Paltrow might cause controversy with some of her wellness opinions these days, but she is warm and relatable as Helen here. John Hannah stars alongside her as James and it’s a delight to see their romance blossom, well at least in one version of Helen’s life.
Some critics call Sliding Doors a romcom with a neat gimmick. But we like to think of it as a fresh and low-key take on the alternate timelines genre. There’s no hint of time machines or leaps to parallel realities in sight, and yet Sliding Doors treats us to a journey into two very different timelines.
Release date: May 1
Based on the 2001 Ian McEwan novel of the same name, Atonement is a war drama that you’ll enjoy if you like the sort of gut-wrenching romance McEwan is famous for (see also On Chesil Beach).
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, and Vanessa Redgrave make up an all-star cast, telling the story of Robbie Turner (McAvoy) and Cecilia Tallis (Knightley) who develop an unexpected romance.
What follows is a sad and deeply reflective story that spans many decades. This is not a fun weekend watch for the family, but it is an unflinching portrayal of war, love and memory that really shows off the talent of the leads, as well as Ronan who plays Cecilia’s younger sister Briony.
Release date: May 1
Wes Anderson might be one of the most popular directors on the planet right now, but everyone starts somewhere and his first movie, Bottle Rocket, is now available to stream on Hulu. It’s about two friends (played by Luke and Owen Wilson) who plan a series of heists that spiral out of control.
Just because this was Anderson’s first movie doesn’t mean it’s not filled with the whimsical humor, charm and deeply compelling dialogue he’s known for. In fact, Bottle Rocket has an authenticity to it that makes it even more enjoyable than some of Anderson’s more recent, flashier, celeb-filled movies.
Release date: May 1
If you’re a fan of Tim Burton’s brand of gothic movies, Beetlejuice is well worth watching – or rewatching if you’ve seen it previously.
It’s part fantasy, part comedy, and part horror, and follows a couple (played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who die and decide to haunt their former home to get rid of the new tenants. However, it turns out not all ghosts are good at haunting, so they hire Beetlejuice (played by Michael Keaton), a bio-exorcist, demon-like character from the Netherworld to bring the scares.
Beetlejuice has a crazy but super compelling script and surreal visuals that’ll haunt you long after the credits have rolled, with Keaton’s truly wonderful and memorable performance standing out most of all. A true cult classic and well worth your time if you’re yet to take a trip to the Netherworld.
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Release date: May 1
Based on the best-selling books by Suzanne Collins, you’ll find all three The Hunger Games movies on Hulu (i.e. The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2).
All three movies are set in a dystopian future of what was once North America in a nation called Panem. Each year, forces from the Capitol descend on the 12 districts of Panem to choose a boy and girl “tribute” to compete in the titular event, a terrible reality-style show in which all of the kids fight to the death until only one remains.
Over the course of the trilogy, the power structure of Panem is shaken to its core by Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence), who instigates a much-needed rebellion. It’s a really compelling trilogy that’s somewhat kid-friendly, but also deals with serious themes of subjugation, power, and freedom.
If you enjoy The Hunger Games trilogy, you’ll be happy to hear that a sequel is on the way in November 2023 called The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
Release date: May 1
Fantasy romance movie Twilight is about a schoolgirl called Bella (played by Kristen Stewart) who gets an all-consuming crush on the brooding Edward (played by Robert Pattinson). But there’s a catch: he’s a vampire who has to fight off a deep, powerful urge to constantly drink her blood.
Yes, plenty of people roll their eyes at the premise of this movie. However, its popularity remains undiminished to this day. If you like romance, teen drama, and fantasy, this is a match made in heaven for you. And, even if you don’t, it’s much more fun than you’d expect. It’s cool to look back and watch Stewart and Pattinson – two actors we rate highly – in their first blockbuster movie together, even if the duo want to forget their roles in making it such a compelling watch.
Clock is a Hulu Original body horror movie about a woman called Ella (played by Dianna Agron) who’s pressured by her friends and family to consider why she doesn’t want kids. She becomes concerned that her biological clock might be broken, so signs up to clinical trials for a new kind of synthetic hormone and psychological therapy treatment from a creepy-looking biotech firm.
Needless to say, this could be a sensitive subject, and the emotionally torturous scenes and gore mean this is absolutely not for everyone. But, if you like this space where sci-fi meets body horror, and want a fresh perspective on the pressures of being child-free by choice, Clock is well worth a watch – at least from behind a cushion as you try to pre-empt the jump scares.
Release date: April 13
It’s best to describe Flux Gourmet as a dark comedy, which sounds about right from critically-acclaimed British film director and screenwriter Peter Strickland. A satirical look at art and art institutions, its follows a group of performance artists at the Sonic Catering Institute who extract sounds from food – yes, you read that correctly. A journalist is tasked with documenting the life of said performers, all the while experiencing a lot of unpleasant gastrointestinal problems and escalating threats from a rival performance group.
Flux Gourmet is a weird, artsy, and oft-times gross flick, and certainly isn’t one for the whole family. But, if you’re a fan of similar genre fare – The Menu, Delicatessen, and the like – it’s well worth gorging on.
13 Assassins (2010)
Release date: April 8
A remake of acclaimed Japanese director Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 movie of the same name, 13 Assassins follows a group of assassins at the end of the Japanese Edo period as they secretly plot the assassination of a violent leader before he can gain even more power. Yes, it’s as simple as that.
If you like action and martial arts movies, you’ll enjoy 13 Assassins, especially if you epic battle sequences are your forte. 13 Assassins’ climatic showdown lasts for around 45 minutes, so you know you’re getting your samurai-based money’s worth with one of these new Hulu movies.
Director Takashi Miike received a great deal of praise for his interpretation of the 13 Assassins story, with many critics saying it’s one of those fairly rare examples where a remake does justice to the original movie while adding a fresh perspective.
Hulu release date: April 1
Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho is a dark and disturbing modern classic story that was fantastically brought to sadistic life in 2000. Like the book it’s based on, this big screen adaptation follows the story of Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale), a New York-based investment banker who also happens to be a serial killer. Go figure.
American Psycho is extremely disturbing at times but, Ellis’ book, it’s stuffed with black comedy and satire. It’s a delight to watch as a whole if you can stomach its grotesque violence. If you can, its cast will thank you for it – leading man Bale is a particular delight, playing Bateman with the perfect balance of charisma and charm in one breath and terrifying detachment and hostility in the next.
Hulu release date: April 1
Few animated movies have had as big a cultural impact as Despicable Me since the turn of the century (that’s mostly down to its crowd-pleasing Minions, truth be told). Unsurprisingly, its arrival on Hulu means we had to include it in our new Hulu movies list.
The animated flick tells the tale of Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), a struggling supervillain who winds up adopting three daughters. His attention is drawn away from bringing them up (potentially as the world’s next big bads) when he learns rival supervillain Vector (Jason Segel) has stolen the Great Pyramid of Giza. Ever the narcissist, Gru sets about planning a heist that’s even bigger and better than his archnemesis – that being, stealing the moon.
Despicable Me is a really enjoyable watch for the whole family with plenty of twists and funny moments to keep everyone entertained. Some elements will grate on older viewers – the Minions have their moments, but there are only so many fart jokes you can take – but, as an overall package, there are few family-friendly flicks on Hulu as good as Illumination’s most notable hit.
Hulu release date: April 1
Lincoln is an autobiographical movie about the final four months of US President Abraham Lincoln’s life, when he was pushing to abolish slavery. Of course, there’s plenty more besides that, but that’s the general gist of this historical drama that wowed audiences upon initial release (and continues to do so today).
You can always rely on Daniel Day-Lewis to bring a mesmerizing amount of power and emotion to every project he’s involved in (or used to be able to, before he retired), and his performance as Lincoln is no exception. Somewhat expectedly, he landed an Academy Award and Golden Globe for this role in 2012.
But it’s not just Day-Lewis’ performance that makes this movie a must-watch. It looks incredible, largely thanks to superstar director Steven Spielberg at the helm. And, as you might expect, the story itself is particularly moving. Lincoln is a heavy and intense watch, but that’s what makes it a a masterpiece of a movie.
New Hulu movies: March 2023 and earlier
Hulu release date: March 17
This historical crime drama trains its focus on the infamous true story of the Boston Strangler, a 1960s-era serial killer who murdered 13 women. The individual in question was finally apprehended after a lengthy investigation by two female reporters – Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) and jean Cole (Carrie Coon) finally convinced the authorities to take the case seriously and deliver justice for the affected families.
With its examination of rampant sexism and police inadequacy, Boston Strangler will make some viewers uncomfortable and others angry. It isn’t as gripping a film as you might hope but, with powerhouse performances from Knightley and Coon, it’ll give those of a crime drama disposition something new to be absorbed by. It’s largely historically accurate, too – a rarity for movies of this ilk.
Triangle of Sadness
Hulu release date: March 3
Triangle of Sadness, a critically-acclaimed 2022 movie written by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund, is a satirical dark comedy that’ll appeal to fans who are missing The White Lotus.
It initially follows a couple – a model called Carl (Harris Dickinson), and a model-cum-social media influencer called Yaya (Charlbi Dean), who are invited on a luxury cruise in exchange for social media promotion. They meet a fascinating cast of characters, including fellow guests and members of the crew. However, things take an unexpected sharp turn and the power dynamics subsequently shift in pretty dramatic ways.
Triangle of Sadness, like The White Lotus, takes an introspective look at the cost of being rich and famous in today’s world. It’s satirically unhinged in the best way possible, and regularly blends cringe-inducing moments with an unashamedly satirical take on wealth inequality. It can be a bit too thematically intricate for its own good on occasion, but Östlund and the film’s cast largely make this a worthy inclusion in our new Hulu movies list.
Hulu release date: March 1
LA Confidential is a neo-noir crime drama that put established actors Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce on the map when they were relatively new to Hollywood. It’s set in LA in the 50s and follows three detectives as they try to solve a series of murders that involve corruption high up in the LAPD. As they get deeper into the case, they get tied up in a messy web of deceit and violence.
LA Confidential is a fantastically gritty crime movie with a stellar cast really shines. It might be over 20 years old at this point, but there are still few crime dramas, especially in the film industry, that can hold a candle to it.
Hulu release date: March 1
This powerful and poignant sci-fi movie follows a woman called Rhoda (The OA‘s Britt Marling), who accidentally causes a fatal car accident. After serving her sentence, she becomes fascinated with a newly-discovered planet that’s identical to Earth. As the two worlds get closer, Rhoda is enticed by the chance for a new beginning.
Another Earth is a meditative movie, not least for the fact it explores grief and forgiveness in ways other movies simply don’t. Throw in its sci-fi leanings, including its exploration of the possibility of alternate realities, and Another Earth is a new Hulu movie you won’t want to sleep on.
Hulu release date: March 1
Groundhog Day is a classic comedy about Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray), a self-centered weatherman who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. As Phil becomes more and more frustrated and despairing, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and his priorities.
Groundhog Day is simultaneously heart-breaking and laugh-out-loud funny, and explores themes of self-improvement and empathy. It’s absolutely worth your time, even if you’re not a big Bill Murray fan (although, who isn’t?) and takes pride of place on our new Hulu movies list.
Hulu release date: March 1
Who hasn’t seen The Departed? What do you mean, you haven’t? Rectify this immediately, dear reader.
To break it down for you: The Departed is a hard-hitting crime thriller about two men (played with verve and panache by acclaimed actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon) who work undercover in Boston’s criminal underworld. What follows is an incredibly tense game of cat and mouse as each of them try and figure out the other’s identity.
To say much more gives its biggest twists and turns away. Put simply, The Departed is a breathtakingly fantastic film and more than deserved the awards it landed upon release.
The Shape of Water
Hulu release date: March 1
The Shape of Water is an award-winning fantasy drama from the brilliant mind of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It’s about a woman called Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins), a mute janitor who works at a government lab during the Cold War. She gets close to a humanoid amphibian creature (Doug Jones) that’s being held captive and, without spoiling anything, agrees to help break him out of his watery prison.
Like The Departed, saying much more ruins the story The Shape of Water wants to tell, plus the very human themes it examines. There’s a reason it won countless awards upon initial release, though, so it’s absolutely worth your time. Just don’t watch that hyper sexualized scene with your parents…
Today’s Wordle hints – answer, clues and tips for game #694, Sunday, May 14
The Sunday Wordle is here, and it’s a pretty difficult one. WordleBot says people are solving it in 4.2 guesses, and I suspect lots of players will find it harder than that, depending on their choice of start word.
Fancy some Wordle hints before you begin? Then read on for a selection of clues to guide you in the right direction. And if you don’t have time to play at all, you can see the answer, too. Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game.
SPOILER WARNING: Information about today’s Wordle answers are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.
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Marc is TechRadar’s UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle for more than a year. He’s authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in every position. His streak recently reached the 460 mark and he’ll be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously.
Wordle hints (game #694) – clue #1 – Vowels
How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?
• Wordle today has one vowel*.
* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too).
Wordle hints (game #694) – clue #2 – first letter
What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?
• The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is S.
S is the most common starting letter in the game, featuring in 365 of Wordle’s 2,309 answers. In fact, it’s almost twice as likely to begin an answer as the next most common starting letter, C.
• There are no repeated letters in today’s Wordle.
Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.
Wordle hints (game #694) – clue #4 – ending letter
What letter does today’s Wordle end with?
• The last letter in today’s Wordle is F.
F is not a particularly common ending letter in Wordle. It only ranks 17th in this regard, and a mere 26 of the 2,000-plus original Wordle answers end in this letter.
Wordle hints (game #694) – clue #5 – last chance
Still looking for Wordle hints today? Don’t worry, I’ll give you one more for game #694
Today’s Wordle answer wraps you up.
If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – but I’d always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We’ve got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.
If you don’t want to know today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!
Today’s Wordle answer (game #694)
Today’s Wordle answer (game #694) is… SCARF.
Are you one of those people who regularly starts with CRANE? Then you’ll be in the midst of a nice run right now. For Friday’s puzzle (SNACK), you had just two possible solutions for your second guess. For yesterday’s (ACRID, see below) you had 11. And today? Well, today you have a mere three to whittle down.
Good news for you if so, because SCARF is a pretty tough word in some ways. WordleBot says people are solving it in an average of 4.2 guesses, and it’s one of those words with several similarly spelled alternatives.
Certainly anyone who started with STARE, as I did, will have felt that pain: though I only had 11 possible solutions left, it still took me three further guesses to find the right one. SCARY, SHARP, SPARK, SHARK, SWARM, SHARD, SNARL, SCARP… there are just too many to narrow it down quickly enough.
I suspect that there will have been something of a split today, because CRANE wasn’t the only one of the best Wordle starting words to narrow things down nicely: CRATE also left just three, while TRACE (6) and CARTE (8) were also pretty good. On the flipside, ADIEU left more than 250 options!
The F on the end of SCARF doesn’t help much either; this is a rather uncommon occurrence in the game, with only 26 of Wordle’s original 2,309 solutions finishing with that letter.
With three greens on the first guess, my task was seemingly simple: identify the second and fifth letters. But there were just too many of them, with various combinations of C, H, M, N, P, L, K, W, Y and F all available to me. I tried to narrow it down on my second guess by playing CHIMP – which WordleBot said was a “wonderful choice” but which still left me with two options for my third go. And of course I picked the wrong one, going for SCARY rather than SCARF. So, a 4/6 for me, but I doubt I’ll be the only one to struggle a bit today.
In a different time zone where it’s still Saturday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #693, too.
Wordle yesterday had two vowels.
The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was A.
There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was D.
Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a sharp taste or smell.
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #693)
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #693) was… ACRID.
As with yesterday’s game (see below), this is a rather easy one if your starting word is one of a few popular options. ADIEU, which is always the most commonly played opener, left just three possible solutions today, a figure matched by CARTE. CRATE (11) and CRANE (10) were also pretty good.
Certainly the reduced options for ADIEU players (and AUDIO too) will have brought down the overall average, which WordleBot says it at 3.6 compared to yesterday’s 3.7.
If you didn’t play that, and instead started with one of the best Wordle starting words (which ADIEU isn’t, usually), you may have had a tougher time. That said, I wouldn’t expect too many failures today. All five of the letters are common in Wordle, and there aren’t too many options once you find a couple of the consonants.
In my case, for instance, my opening STARE left me with 82 possible solutions, but my second guess reduced that immediately to just one!
My choice was CAROL, which WordleBot said was an excellent choice. On the face of it, not that much changed; the R turned green, sure, but the A stayed yellow. I did add a yellow C too, though, and that combination was enough to leave ACRID as the only possible answer. I played that next for my WordleBot-beating 3/6.
Wordle answers: The past 50
I’ve been playing Wordle every day for more than a year now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday’s answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.
Wordle #693, Saturday 13 May: ACRID
Wordle #692, Friday 12 May: SNACK
Wordle #691, Thursday 11 May: BROOM
Wordle #690, Wednesday 10 May: ETHIC
Wordle #689, Tuesday 9 May: COCOA
Wordle #688, Monday 8 May: AGLOW
Wordle #687, Sunday 7 May: GHOUL
Wordle #686, Saturday 6 May: ANGER
Wordle #685, Friday 5 May: BELOW
Wordle #684, Thursday 4 May: GUPPY
Wordle #683, Wednesday 3 May: HORDE
Wordle #682, Tuesday 2 May: SULKY
Wordle #681, Monday 1 May: RANGE
Wordle #680, Sunday 30 April: PLAZA
Wordle #679, Saturday 29 April: CEDAR
Wordle #678, Friday 28 April: CIRCA
Wordle #677, Thursday 27 April: LOGIC
Wordle #676, Wednesday 26 April: METRO
Wordle #675, Tuesday 25 April: JOKER
Wordle #674, Monday 24 April: DITTO
Wordle #673, Sunday 23 April: UNZIP
Wordle #672, Saturday 22 April: BROKE
Wordle #671, Friday 21 April: KAYAK
Wordle #670, Thursday 20 April: PLATE
Wordle #669, Wednesday 19 April: THUMP
Wordle #668, Tuesday 18 April: HOUND
Wordle #667, Monday 17 April: WHIFF
Wordle #666, Sunday 16 April: DWELT
Wordle #665, Saturday 15 April: AGONY
Wordle #664, Friday 14 April: THIEF
Wordle #663, Thursday 13 April: CARAT
Wordle #662, Wednesday 12 April: BORAX
Wordle #661, Tuesday 11 April: QUALM
Wordle #660, Monday 10 April: UNDER
Wordle #659, Sunday 9 April: SNAFU
Wordle #658, Saturday 8 April: LEDGE
Wordle #657, Friday 7 April: LOCUS
Wordle #656, Thursday 6 April: LEAFY
Wordle #655, Wednesday 5 April: SMASH
Wordle #654, Tuesday 4 April: RATIO
Wordle #653, Monday 3 April: FLORA
Wordle #652, Sunday 2 April: STOCK
Wordle #651, Saturday 1 April: MARCH
Wordle #650, Friday 31 March: EVERY
Wordle #649, Thursday 30 March: BREAD
Wordle #648, Wednesday 29 March: BESET
Wordle #647, Tuesday 28 March: HURRY
Wordle #646, Monday 27 March: GUANO
Wordle #645, Sunday 26 March: UNTIE
What is Wordle?
If you’re on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you’ve not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it’s the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2023.
We’ve got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.
What is Wordle?
Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh?
It’s played online via the Wordle website (opens in new tab) or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS (opens in new tab) / Android (opens in new tab)), and is entirely free.
Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.
What are the Wordle rules?
The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.
1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.
3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.
4. Answers are never plural.
5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.
6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.
7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.
8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.
9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.
10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…
11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.
Past Wordle answers – every solution so far, by date
Memorizing all of the past Wordle answers is nearly impossible – after all, there have now been more than 650 of them. But knowing what’s gone before is important, because Wordle answers don’t repeat – so you could easily be wasting guesses.
What you need then, is a list of past Wordle answers – and that’s what I’ve made for you here. It’s organized by month and you can simply search the page to see whether the word you’re thinking of has already been used.
Marc is TechRadar’s UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle for more than a year. He’s authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in every position. His streak recently reached the 450 mark and he’ll be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously.
Past Wordle answers: The full list
Below you’ll find a list of every Wordle so far – all 694 of them (and counting!)
I’ve organised the answers by month, making it easy to browse them. And if you’re trying to find out whether a specific word has already been an answer, there are easy ways to do that:
Windows: click CTRL+F
macOS: click CMD+F
iOS: click Share (the box with the arrow), then ‘Find on page’
Android: click the three dots in the top-right then ‘Find in page’
Right, on with the list – starting with yesterday’s answer.
Past Wordle answers: May 2023
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Saturday, 13 May 2023
Friday, 12 May 2023
Thursday, 11 May 2023
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Tuesday, 9 May 2023
Monday, 8 May 2023
Sunday, 7 May 2023
Saturday, 6 May 2023
Friday, 5 May 2023
Thursday, 4 May 2023
Wednesday, 3 May 2023
Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Monday, 1 May 2023
Past Wordle answers: April 2023
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Sunday, 30 April 2023
Saturday, 29 April 2023
Friday, 28 April 2023
Thursday, 27 April 2023
Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Monday, 24 April 2023
Sunday, 23 April 2023
Saturday, 22 April 2023
Friday, 21 April 2023
Thursday, 20 April 2023
Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Tuesday, 18 April 2023
Monday, 17 April 2023
Sunday, 16 April 2023
Saturday, 15 April 2023
Friday, 14 April 2023
Thursday, 13 April 2023
Wednesday, 12 April 2023
Tuesday, 11 April 2023
Monday, 10 April 2023
Sunday, 9 April 2023
Saturday, 8 April 2023
Friday, 7 April 2023
Thursday, 6 April 2023
Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Monday, 3 April 2023
Sunday, 2 April 2023
Saturday, 1 April 2023
Past Wordle answers: March 2023
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Friday, 31 March 2023
Thursday, 30 March 2023
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Monday, 27 March 2023
Sunday, 26 March 2023
Saturday, 25 March 2023
Friday, 24 March 2023
Thursday, 23 March 2023
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Tuesday, 21 March 2023
Monday, 20 March 2023
Sunday, 19 March 2023
Saturday, 18 March 2023
Friday, 17 March 2023
Thursday, 16 March 2023
Wednesday, 15 March 2023
Tuesday, 14 March 2023
Monday, 13 March 2023
Sunday, 12 March 2023
Saturday, 11 March 2023
Friday, 10 March 2023
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Tuesday, 7 March 2023
Monday, 6 March 2023
Sunday, 5 March 2023
Saturday, 4 March 2023
Friday, 3 March 2023
Thursday, 2 March 2023
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
Past Wordle answers: February 2023
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Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Monday, 27 February 2023
Sunday, 26 February 2023
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Friday, 24 February 2023
Thursday, 23 February 2023
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Tuesday, 21 February 2023
Monday, 20 February 2023
Sunday, 19 February 2023
Saturday, 18 February 2023
Friday, 17 February 2023
Thursday, 16 February 2023
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Monday, 13 February 2023
Sunday, 12 February 2023
Saturday, 11 February 2023
Friday, 10 February 2023
Thursday, 9 February 2023
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Tuesday, 7 February 2023
Monday, 6 February 2023
Sunday, 5 February 2023
Saturday, 4 February 2023
Friday, 3 February 2023
Thursday, 2 February 2023
Wednesday, 1 February 2023
Past Wordle answers: January 2023
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Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Monday, 30 January 2023
Sunday, 29 January 2023
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Friday, 27 January 2023
Thursday, 26 January 2023
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Tuesday, 24 January 2023
Monday, 23 January 2023
Sunday, 22 January 2023
Saturday, 21 January 2023
Friday, 20 January 2023
Thursday, 19 January 2023
Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Tuesday, 17 January 2023
Monday, 16 January 2023
Sunday, 15 January 2023
Saturday, 14 January 2023
Friday, 13 January 2023
Thursday, 12 January 2023
Wednesday, 11 January 2023
Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Monday, 9 January 2023
Sunday, 8 January 2023
Saturday, 7 January 2023
Friday, 6 January 2023
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Wednesday, 4 January 2023
Tuesday, 3 January 2023
Monday, 2 January 2023
Sunday, 1 January 2023
Past Wordle answers: December 2022
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Saturday, 31 December 2022
Friday, 30 December 2022
Thursday, 29 December 2022
Wednesday, 28 December 2022
Tuesday, 27 December 2022
Monday, 26 December 2022
Sunday, 25 December 2022
Saturday, 24 December 2022
Friday, 23 December 2022
Thursday, 22 December 2022
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Tuesday, 20 December 2022
Monday, 19 December 2022
Sunday, 18 December 2022
Saturday, 17 December 2022
Friday, 16 December 2022
Thursday, 15 December 2022
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Monday, 12 December 2022
Sunday, 11 December 2022
Saturday, 10 December 2022
Friday, 9 December 2022
Thursday, 8 December 2022
Wednesday, 7 December 2022
Tuesday, 6 December 2022
Monday, 5 December 2022
Sunday, 4 December 2022
Saturday, 3 December 2022
Friday, 2 December 2022
Thursday, 1 December 2022
Past Wordle answers: November 2022
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Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Monday, 28 November 2022
Sunday, 27 November 2022
Saturday, 26 November 2022
Friday, 25 November 2022
Thursday, 24 November 2022
Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Monday, 21 November 2022
Sunday, 20 November 2022
Saturday, 19 November 2022
Friday, 18 November 2022
Thursday, 17 November 2022
Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Monday, 14 November 2022
Sunday, 13 November 2022
Saturday, 12 November 2022
Friday, 11 November 2022
Thursday, 10 November 2022
Wednesday, 9 November 2022
Tuesday, 8 November 2022
Monday, 7 November 2022
Sunday, 6 November 2022
Saturday, 5 November 2022
Friday, 4 November 2022
Thursday, 3 November 2022
Wednesday, 2 November 2022
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
Past Wordle answers: October 2022
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Monday, 31 October 2022
Sunday, 30 October 2022
Saturday, 29 October 2022
Friday, 28 October 2022
Thursday, 27 October 2022
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Monday, 24 October 2022
Sunday, 23 October 2022
Saturday, 22 October 2022
Friday, 21 October 2022
Thursday, 20 October 2022
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Tuesday, 18 October 2022
Monday, 17 October 2022
Sunday, 16 October 2022
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Friday, 14 October 2022
Thursday, 13 October 2022
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Monday, 10 October 2022
Sunday, 9 October 2022
Saturday, 8 October 2022
Friday, 7 October 2022
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
Monday, 3 October 2022
Sunday, 2 October 2022
Saturday, 1 October 2022
Past Wordle answers: September 2022
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Friday, 30 September 2022
Thursday, 29 September 2022
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Monday, 26 September 2022
Sunday, 25 September 2022
Saturday, 24 September 2022
Friday, 23 September 2022
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Monday, 19 September 2022
Sunday, 18 September 2022
Saturday, 17 September 2022
Friday, 16 September 2022
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Monday, 12 September 2022
Sunday, 11 September 2022
Saturday, 10 September 2022
Friday, 9 September 2022
Thursday, 8 September 2022
Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
Monday, 5 September 2022
Sunday, 4 September 2022
Saturday, 3 September 2022
Friday, 2 September 2022
Thursday, 1 September 2022
Past Wordle answers: August 2022
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Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Monday, 29 August 2022
Sunday, 28 August 2022
Saturday, 27 August 2022
Friday, 26 August 2022
Thursday, 25 August 2022
Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Monday, 22 August 2022
Sunday, 21 August 2022
Saturday, 20 August 2022
Friday, 19 August 2022
Thursday, 18 August 2022
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Monday, 15 August 2022
Sunday, 14 August 2022
Saturday, 13 August 2022
Friday, 12 August 2022
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Tuesday, 9 August 2022
Monday, 8 August 2022
Sunday, 7 August 2022
Saturday, 6 August 2022
Friday, 5 August 2022
Thursday, 4 August 2022
Wednesday, 3 August 2022
Tuesday, 2 August 2022
Monday, 1 August 2022
Past Wordle answers: July 2022
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Sunday, 31 July 2022
Saturday, 30 July 2022
Friday, 29 July 2022
Thursday, 28 July 2022
Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Monday, 25 July 2022
Sunday, 24 July 2022
Saturday, 23 July 2022
Friday, 22 July 2022
Thursday, 21 July 2022
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Monday, 18 July 2022
Sunday, 17 July 2022
Saturday, 16 July 2022
Friday, 15 July 2022
Thursday, 14 July 2022
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Monday, 11 July 2022
Sunday, 10 July 2022
Saturday, 9 July 2022
Friday, 8 July 2022
Thursday, 7 July 2022
Wednesday, 6 July 2022
Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Monday, 4 July 2022
Sunday, 3 July 2022
Saturday, 2 July 2022
Friday, 1 July 2022
Past Wordle answers: June 2022
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Thursday, 30 June 2022
Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Monday, 27 June 2022
Sunday, 26 June 2022
Saturday, 25 June 2022
Friday, 24 June 2022
Thursday, 23 June 2022
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Monday, 20 June 2022
Sunday, 19 June 2022
Saturday, 18 June 2022
Friday, 17 June 2022
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Monday, 13 June 2022
Sunday, 12 June 2022
Saturday, 11 June 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022
Thursday, 9 June 2022
Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Monday, 6 June 2022
Sunday, 5 June 2022
Saturday, 4 June 2022
Friday, 3 June 2022
Thursday, 2 June 2022
Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Past Wordle answers: May 2022
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Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Monday, 30 May 2022
Sunday, 29 May 2022
Saturday, 28 May 2022
Friday, 27 May 2022
Thursday, 26 May 2022
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Monday, 23 May 2022
Sunday, 22 May 2022
Saturday, 21 May 2022
Friday, 20 May 2022
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Monday, 16 May 2022
Sunday, 15 May 2022
Saturday, 14 May 2022
Friday, 13 May 2022
Thursday, 12 May 2022
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Monday, 9 May 2022
Sunday, 8 May 2022
Saturday, 7 May 2022
Friday, 6 May 2022
Thursday, 5 May 2022
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Monday, 2 May 2022
Sunday, 1 May 2022
Past Wordle answers: April 2022
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Saturday, 30 April 2022
Friday, 29 April 2022
Thursday, 28 April 2022
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Monday, 25 April 2022
Sunday, 24 April 2022
Saturday, 23 April 2022
Friday, 22 April 2022
Thursday, 21 April 2022
Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Tuesday, 19 April 2022
Monday, 18 April 2022
Sunday, 17 April 2022
Saturday, 16 April 2022
Friday, 15 April 2022
Thursday, 14 April 2022
Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Monday, 11 April 2022
Sunday, 10 April 2022
Saturday, 9 April 2022
Friday, 8 April 2022
Thursday, 7 April 2022
Wednesday, 6 April 2022
Tuesday, 5 April 2022
Monday, 4 April 2022
Sunday, 3 April 2022
Saturday, 2 April 2022
Friday, 1 April 2022
Past Wordle answers: March 2022
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Thursday, 31 March 2022
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Monday, 28 March 2022
Sunday, 27 March 2022
Saturday, 26 March 2022
Friday, 25 March 2022
Thursday, 24 March 2022
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Monday, 21 March 2022
Sunday, 20 March 2022
Saturday, 19 March 2022
Friday, 18 March 2022
Thursday, 17 March 2022
Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Monday, 14 March 2022
Sunday, 13 March 2022
Saturday, 12 March 2022
Friday, 11 March 2022
Thursday, 10 March 2022
Wednesday, 9 March 2022
Tuesday, 8 March 2022
Monday, 7 March 2022
Sunday, 6 March 2022
Saturday, 5 March 2022
Friday, 4 March 2022
Thursday, 3 March 2022
Wednesday, 2 March 2022
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Past Wordle answers: February 2022
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Monday, 28 February 2022
Sunday, 27 February 2022
Saturday, 26 February 2022
Friday, 25 February 2022
Thursday, 24 February 2022
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
Tuesday, 22 February 2022
Monday, 21 February 2022
Sunday, 20 February 2022
Saturday, 19 February 2022
Friday, 18 February 2022
Thursday, 17 February 2022
Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Monday, 14 February 2022
Sunday, 13 February 2022
Saturday, 12 February 2022
Friday, 11 February 2022
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Monday, 7 February 2022
Sunday, 6 February 2022
Saturday, 5 February 2022
Friday, 4 February 2022
Thursday, 3 February 2022
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Past Wordle answers: January 2022
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Monday, 31 January 2022
Sunday, 30 January 2022
Saturday, 29 January 2022
Friday, 28 January 2022
Thursday, 27 January 2022
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Monday, 24 January 2022
Sunday, 23 January 2022
Saturday, 22 January 2022
Friday, 21 January 2022
Thursday, 20 January 2022
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Monday, 17 January 2022
Sunday, 16 January 2022
Saturday, 15 January 2022
Friday, 14 January 2022
Thursday, 13 January 2022
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Monday, 10 January 2022
Sunday, 9 January 2022
Saturday, 8 January 2022
Friday, 7 January 2022
Thursday, 6 January 2022
Wednesday, 5 January 2022
Tuesday, 4 January 2022
Monday, 3 January 2022
Sunday, 2 January 2022
Saturday, 1 January 2022
Past Wordle answers: December 2021
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Friday, 31 December 2021
Thursday, 30 December 2021
Wednesday, 29 December 2021
Tuesday, 28 December 2021
Monday, 27 December 2021
Sunday, 26 December 2021
Saturday, 25 December 2021
Friday, 24 December 2021
Thursday, 23 December 2021
Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Monday, 20 December 2021
Sunday, 19 December 2021
Saturday, 18 December 2021
Friday, 17 December 2021
Thursday, 16 December 2021
Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Monday, 13 December 2021
Sunday, 12 December 2021
Saturday, 11 December 2021
Friday, 10 December 2021
Thursday, 9 December 2021
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Monday, 6 December 2021
Sunday, 5 December 2021
Saturday, 4 December 2021
Friday, 3 December 2021
Thursday, 2 December 2021
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Past Wordle answers: November 2021
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Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Monday, 29 November 2021
Sunday, 28 November 2021
Saturday, 27 November 2021
Friday, 26 November 2021
Thursday, 25 November 2021
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Monday, 22 November 2021
Sunday, 21 November 2021
Saturday, 20 November 2021
Friday, 19 November 2021
Thursday, 18 November 2021
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Monday, 15 November 2021
Sunday, 14 November 2021
Saturday, 13 November 2021
Friday, 12 November 2021
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Monday, 8 November 2021
Sunday, 7 November 2021
Saturday, 6 November 2021
Friday, 5 November 2021
Thursday, 4 November 2021
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Monday, 1 November 2021
Past Wordle answers: October 2021
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Sunday, 31 October 2021
Saturday, 30 October 2021
Friday, 29 October 2021
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Monday, 25 October 2021
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Friday, 22 October 2021
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Monday, 18 October 2021
Sunday, 17 October 2021
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Friday, 15 October 2021
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Monday, 11 October 2021
Sunday, 10 October 2021
Saturday, 9 October 2021
Friday, 8 October 2021
Thursday, 7 October 2021
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Monday, 4 October 2021
Sunday, 3 October 2021
Saturday, 2 October 2021
Friday, 1 October 2021
Past Wordle answers: September 2021
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Thursday, 30 September 2021
Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Monday, 27 September 2021
Sunday, 26 September 2021
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Friday, 24 September 2021
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Monday, 20 September 2021
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Friday, 17 September 2021
Thursday, 16 September 2021
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Monday, 13 September 2021
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Saturday, 11 September 2021
Friday, 10 September 2021
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Monday, 6 September 2021
Sunday, 5 September 2021
Saturday, 4 September 2021
Friday, 3 September 2021
Thursday, 2 September 2021
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Past Wordle answers: August 2021
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Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Monday, 30 August 2021
Sunday, 29 August 2021
Saturday, 28 August 2021
Friday, 27 August 2021
Thursday, 26 August 2021
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Monday, 23 August 2021
Sunday, 22 August 2021
Saturday, 21 August 2021
Friday, 20 August 2021
Thursday, 19 August 2021
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Monday, 16 August 2021
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Saturday, 14 August 2021
Friday, 13 August 2021
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Monday, 9 August 2021
Sunday, 8 August 2021
Saturday, 7 August 2021
Friday, 6 August 2021
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Monday, 2 August 2021
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Past Wordle answers: July 2021
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Saturday, 31 July 2021
Friday, 30 July 2021
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Monday, 26 July 2021
Sunday, 25 July 2021
Saturday, 24 July 2021
Friday, 23 July 2021
Thursday, 22 July 2021
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Monday, 19 July 2021
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Saturday, 17 July 2021
Friday, 16 July 2021
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Monday, 12 July 2021
Sunday, 11 July 2021
Saturday, 10 July 2021
Friday, 9 July 2021
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Monday, 5 July 2021
Sunday, 4 July 2021
Saturday, 3 July 2021
Friday, 2 July 2021
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Past Wordle answers: June 2021
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Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Monday, 28 June 2021
Sunday, 27 June 2021
Saturday, 26 June 2021
Friday, 25 June 2021
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Monday, 21 June 2021
Sunday, 20 June 2021
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Past Wordle answers: Days with two answers
On which days have there been two Wordle answers?
One of the key things about Wordle is that everyone gets the same answer each day. Or is it? There have been four occasions when the game has served up two different solutions, causing no end of consternation among players.
The first two were victims of the New York Times’ purchase of the game in February 2022. The NYT removed around a dozen words that it decided were too difficult for players, or that were in some way controversial.
However, at that time people could play either via the NYT’s games site, or via the original Wordle website created by Josh Wardle. And unfortunately, the changes made by the NYT didn’t always filter through correctly to the original version.
The result was that on February 15, 2022 some people got AROMA and some the much harder AGORA for puzzle #241. Then on March 30, the same thing happened with STOVE and HARRY for game #284; the NYT thought people would only consider HARRY to be a name, and not a verb (as in to harrass), so it removed it.
The problem reoccurred in May 2022. On May 10 (game #324), the NYT removed the word FETUS in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe vs Wade, deeming it too controversial. Instead, most players got SHINE. The next day, some players got GECKO while others received BUTCH, due to the NYT’s servers not yet having reset for everyone from the previous day’s change.