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Macworld AustraliaMacworld Australia

Macworld Australia

February 2019

Australian Macworld is the longest-running Mac magazine outside the USA. We bring you the latest news, reviews, help and tips for the Mac, iPad, iPhone and everything else from Apple. Plus you'll find photography, lifestyle and the latest gadgets. It's the full package for Mac fans.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Niche Media Pty Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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chips ahoy: the mac’s transition to apple processors is happening sooner than you think

Last year’s late-October Apple event in New York City had a lot going on, and we’re still working through all the new products the company showed off. But as the dust clears, there’s one lasting impression about which I feel remarkably certain.There’s a sea change coming.John Gruber alluded to this in his piece at Daring Fireball about the new MacBook Air (go.macworld.com/ma18): Look at the iPad’s A12X compared to the iPhone’s A12 and you can see how much attention Apple is paying to the iPad’s system architecture. There’s no reason they won’t pay as much or more attention to the Mac’s custom silicon when they switch from Intel to their own chip designs. It should be downright glorious. That line in the middle, delivered in a…

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what came true and what didn’t for apple in 2018

Here we are, another 525,600 minutes gone by, and it’s time for an annual look into the crystal ball to try and catch a glimpse of the things I’d like to see from Apple in 2019. But before we unpack a nice, fresh crystal ball, it’s time to take this grimy old crystal ball and smash it into a million pieces.Or to put it another way, this is my annual opportunity (go.macworld.com/ap17) to review my hopes and dreams for the Mac (go.macworld.com/mcnd) and the iPhone and iPad (go.macworld.com/ipds) in 2017 and see which ones came true in 2018—and which ones were crushed flat by the steamroller of fate. THE YEAR IN MAC How soon we forget. 2016 was the Mac’s annus horribilis, with no desktop Macs released the entire…

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what apple’s new job additions tell us about its product plans

Apple’s well known for its centralized approach, not just in terms of hardware and software, but also in geography. The company has previously pushed hard to locate as many of its non-retail employees as possible in its hometown of Cupertino, in large part because of its belief that its employees work better on physically proximate teams. Look no further than its enormous new home base, Apple Park (go.macworld.com/aprk), which opened there earlier this year.But this week, the company announced that it would be expanding its footprint (go.macworld.com/nwcp) in several U.S. cities outside the Bay Area, most notably in Austin, Texas, where it already has its largest non-Cupertino presence, but also in a few other key locations. In particular, Apple projects that in the next three years it will exceed…

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photo browser utilities for the mac

When many professional photographers finish a job, they go to a Mac and use the sophisticated, $150 Photo Mechanic (go.macworld.com/phmc) to copy, review, and cull photos quickly. Unlike a tool such as Adobe Lightroom (go.macworld.com/adlm), which manages a photo library for you, Photo Mechanic is a media browser that reads whichever Finder folders you point it at. That’s overkill, though, for people who simply want to manage their photos in the Finder, or review the images before importing them into Apple’s Photos app. Even when you view items in a Finder window as icons and scale them to their largest size, they’re still not large enough to really evaluate which shots are keepers. Using the Finder’s Quick Preview (press the spacebar with one or more images selected) can be…

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adobe photoshop cc 2019: popular features reach new levels for a streamlined workflow

Photoshop CC (go.macworld.com/ptcc), Adobe’s flagship image editing app, remains an industry standard because of its innovative vision of how the software can assist photographers and graphic designers in doing their jobs. While technically, Photoshop’s subscription model frees it from the tyranny of yearly upgrades, Adobe still announces high-profile updates on a yearly schedule. Having dispensed with commercial version numbers (it is now at version 20), Adobe now renames the app according to the prospective year.If you already use Photoshop CC, then you are either a Creative Cloud (go.macworld.com/crcl) or a Photography Plan (go.macworld.com/phpl) subscriber, which means that the Photoshop 2019 update is automatically available. If you are not a subscriber, new features in the 2019 version may inspire you to give the app a try.The 2019 version offers improvements…

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adobe photoshop cc 2019

PROS • Great Content Aware Fill improvements.• Blend Mode preview is a timesaver.• New Frame Tool assists newcomers.• Color Wheel is a crowd pleaser.• Interface can now scale to font size. CONS • Previous users must get used to new keyboard commands. PRICE $30 per month, $240 per annum COMPANY Adobe ■…

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