MacLife October 2019

Mac|Life is the leading independent magazine devoted to all things Apple. For over five years, Mac|Life has helped both new and veteran users get more out of their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more, with coverage that cuts through today's glut of apps and accessories to find what matters most. With a bright, clean design and casual tone, Mac|Life offers an easy and enjoyable way to keep up with the latest Apple trends and topics.

United States
Future Publishing Ltd
7,98 $ CA(TVA Incluse)
26,65 $ CA(TVA Incluse)
12 Numéros

dans ce numéro

2 min
don’t click just yet

By the time this magazine lands on the shelves, in your mailbox, or via the Mac|Life iOS app, macOS Catalina and iOS 13 (iPadOS specifically for iPads) should be ready to go and available for you to download immediately. I can’t say for definite though, since I’m actually writing this about a month ago and the lack of available time travel technology means I can only assume it’ll be out, based on the release date of previous major OS launches If not, the arrival of these brand new system updates is certainly imminent, so what does this mean? Well, if you’re not that bothered about the whole process, the easiest option is for you to go right ahead and just download the updates as soon as it’s physically possible. Or, you…

3 min
apple reports record june quarter

APPLE HAS REPORTED its biggest June quarter ever, with all–time record revenue from Services and strong growth in Wearables, iPad, and Mac more than compensating for a 12 percent year–on–year drop in iPhone revenue. Total revenue for the quarter ending June 29, 2019 was $53.8bn. (This is just one percent higher than the June quarter a year ago, but a record is a record.) Hostile commentators focused on the fall in iPhone revenue to $26bn (down from $29.4bn in the June quarter last year), and the trajectory is certainly downward, but this was offset by the surge in other areas. Notably, Apple’s “Wearables, Home and Accessories” category — including Apple Watch, AirPods, and HomePod — soared 48 percent year–on–year to over $5.5bn this quarter. As the Watch steadily evolves into an ever–more…

1 min
16–inch macbook pro coming in october?

RUMORS PERSIST THAT a 16–inch MacBook Pro is in the works, possibly arriving as early as October. According to reports, it will have a 3,072 x 1,920 pixel, 226ppi LCD screen measuring 16.4 inches diagonally. This would be an unusual 16:10 aspect ratio, possibly suggesting a new design, but other sources claim the new model will have the same footprint as the current 15–inch model, except with slimmer bezels. The new 16–inch MacBook would be Apple’s largest laptop since the 17–inch model was discontinued in 2012. And sources say it will be a premium model in all respects, with up to 32GB of RAM (already an option on the current top–of–the–line 15–inch MacBook Pro, which reports claim will be discontinued) and a baseline price of $3,000. It’s also reported that the new…

1 min
usb–c multiport adapter

WANT MORE PORTS on your late–model MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac mini with Thunderbolt 3 or USB–C, or even your iPad Pro with USB–C? There’s an updated $69 USB–C Digital AV Multiport Adapter available now from Apple (model A2119, replacing model A1621). Plug it into your Mac or iPad Pro and it gives you an HDMI video port, a USB–A port, and a dedicated charging port (USB–C type, but suitable for charging only, not for data transfer or video). The HDMI port on the new model A2119 adapter, when used with macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer or iOS 12.4 or newer, supports HDMI 2.0 at up to 1080p at 60Hz, 3840 x 2160 at 30Hz, or 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz with the following: 15–inch MacBook Pro (2017 or…

2 min
what the heck?

IN JULY, AN employee of an Apple contractor working on the Siri voice assistant service passed details to The Guardian newspaper on the kind of recordings they and their colleagues were analyzing. Examples included discussions between doctors and patients, incidents believed to be drug deals, and recordings of users having sex. The story was less surprising for having been preceded by revelations of Amazon using workers to review Alexa recordings, and a leak of 1,000 recordings from Google Assistant to a Belgian news outlet. In December, a German Amazon customer asked for a copy of data the firm held on them and was sent voice recordings from a different Alexa user. All three services appeared to hold recordings made without the user knowingly having spoken the trigger word. This doesn’t imply that…

1 min
wins & fails

UNHIRED Study casts doubt on environmental benefit of dockless electric scooters NO BETS Apple Card customer agreement prohibits cryptocurrency and gambling purchases OOPS Microsoft ridiculed for hiring Mackenzie “Mac” Book to plug Surface Laptop REWIRED Silicon Valley productivity skyrockets as commuters rediscover working on the bus NO F’S Want a thrilling game of chance? Buy a MacBook Pro and see how the keyboard goes GOOPS If Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter wants extra pocket money, she knows who to call…