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Macworld Australia August 2018

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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what will the mac be like in 2020?

It was as absolute an answer as you could possibly get. Is Apple merging iOS and macOS? “No,” said Apple software chief Craig Federighi, with an animated accompaniment smashing down on the screen behind him.And yet…Federighi made that comment just moments before he unveiled a new system, being worked on by Apple over multiple years, that will allow the developers of iOS apps to bring those apps to the Mac more easily. And first up will be Apple itself, which is using this approach to translate the iOS Stocks, Voice Memos, News, and Home apps for macOS Mojave (go.macworld.com/nfmj), coming this fall.While the Mac and iOS might not be merging, major changes are in store for the Mac and the apps it runs. It’s hard to imagine how the…

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how to get student or teacher discounts on apple products

If you’re a student, the summer break is about re-evaluating the next year of your studies, whether that’s starting college or simply continuing the course you’re already on. One important thing to consider is the devices you’ll be working on to achieve your educational goals. And if your target is a new Mac or iPad, know that Apple has a dedicated Education Store (go.macworld.com/hdsh) that offers specific discounts for students. In this article we’ll tell you how to get these discounts and what’s on offer. Students can save on a selection of Apple desktops and portables from the Education Store. It’s not just the ones paying attention in class that are eligible for getting the best deal, either—parents of students, faculty, staff, and home-school teachers can also buy…

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why the announcements apple didn’t make at wwdc might be more important than the ones it did

Now that the WWDC 2018 keynote has come and gone, we’ll be spending the next several weeks breaking it all down. Apple had a lot to say (go.macworld.com/evap) over the course of its two-hour-plus keynote, but there were several apps, features, and products that were conspicuously absent from the main stage.Unlike prior years in which Apple execs spent gobs of time talking up features to death, there was a notable lack of filler during this year’s keynote. Apple had a lot to say about its four main OSs—so much so, in fact, that some of iOS 12’s most interesting features (go.macworld.com/12in) didn’t even make the cut. But even beyond longer Animoji messages and AutoFill passwords, there were a few missing announcements that point to something big on the horizon…

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1password 7 for mac: password manager with small improvements that add up

1Password 7 for Mac (go.macworld.com/1pw7) has a variety of small improvements and a fresher design that add up to a nice bump justifying the version number. But because its maker, AgileBits, switched to a subscription model as its dominant method of offering software, the company is clearly less obsessed with including the kitchen sink, as it tries to offer ongoing updates and new features between major releases to justify the cost to current subscribers. And that’s fine: a rush to cram features—some half-baked—into new versions of software where developers rely heavily on upgrade fees as part of their revenue cycle doesn’t benefit users. A cleaner and crisper display organizes your passwords and other information for quick access and higher legibility. Bring up 1Password mini while viewing…

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1password 7

PROS • Generates strong passwords• Fills passwords via browser plug-ins• Drag and drop passwords into apps CONS • High stand-alone cost of app for those who prefer to avoid subscriptions and central storage. PRICE $50 COMPANY AgileBits ■…

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saddleback thin front pocket backpack: the best rugged leather backpack for your macbook

To hear it from some people, Apple is the king of daily-wear conversation pieces, but I don’t think those people have ever seen a Saddleback Leather bag. Let’s put it this way: If you don’t like talking to people, you probably shouldn’t get one.As for me, I’ve made a bit of a game out of my past few days with the Saddleback Thin Front Pocket Backpack, counting down the moments to the next compliment, the next thumbs-up from a fellow Saddleback owner, or the earnest bus conversation from someone who’s eager to know how they can get one for themselves. (I’m currently sitting at nine hours.) It helps to know this admiration is justified. Much like an Apple product, a Saddleback bag delivers style and substance in equal measure.…

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