Macworld September 2021

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5 min
three reasons to buy the m1 mac mini instead of the 24-inch imac

After more than a decade with the same design, the iMac finally has a brand-new look, and it’s stunning. The 2021 iMac also has Apple’s super-fast M1 processor, a bigger display with even more pixels, a much-needed update to the FaceTime camera, and some pretty awesome audio capabilities. But is this enough, or would you be better off spending your money elsewhere? 1. PERFORMANCE AND PRICE One thing is clear: The M1 chip is far superior to the 8th-generation Intel quad-core and 6-core options in the iMacs it replaces. If you are just seeking a new iMac to replace an older generation of iMac, then you won’t be disappointed in the speed boost. There is little to distinguish the iMac from the other M1 Macs, though. We have tested all the M1 Macs…

2 min
apple goes retro with free downloads of os x lion and mountain lion

While macOS is currently on version 11 (otherwise known as Big Sur) and macOS 12 Monterey is coming later this year, there are plenty of folks who use old versions of the Mac operating system. Some people are still using OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and until recently, you had to pay Apple $19.99 to get download codes for those OSes. But there’s good news: Apple is now offering Lion and Mountain Lion for free for anyone who wants them. To get Lion and Mountain Lion for free, you can visit the support documents for those OSes on Apple’s website: > Mac OS X Lion installer free download (4.72GB) > Mac OS X Mountain Lion installer free download (4.45GB) Strangely, Apple still sells Lion and Mountain Lion for…

3 min
3 supercool ways to control your mac with your apple watch

You already know your Apple Watch has awesome health and fitness features, but you might not know that it can also help you use and control your Mac. From unlocking the Mac to controlling apps and music, you can enlist the aid of your watch when your mouse isn’t within reach. UNLOCK YOUR MAC To unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch, your devices must meet certain hardware and software requirements. To check whether your system is compatible, hold down the Option key, click the Apple menu icon in the top left corner, and select System Information. Select the Wi-Fi tab under Network. Then find Interfaces and make sure it says that Auto Unlock is supported. Next, make sure that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on your Mac, that your Mac and Apple…

6 min
how to connect an apple led cinema display to a new macbook

Apple rarely releases sales figures on particular models of products it offers, but I have to imagine it shipped at least hundreds of thousands of its two Apple LED Cinema Displays (24-inch, 2008 to 2010, and 27-inch, 2010 to 2013) based on the number of people who have reached out and want to connect them to a USB-C–equipped MacBook. I purchased several adapters and cables that can take the LED Cinema Display’s Mini DisplayPort (not Thunderbolt) and convert it into something that passes over USB-C in a compatible chain that allows you to connect to a USB-C equipped MacBook. My testing shows three affordable and viable options, plus a reasonable option for a full-featured USB-C dock that requires just a simple adapter. Apple made multiple generations of its displays: the first used…

3 min
daisydisk 4: an elegant and fun way to free up storage space

Some file optimization and application removal programs on the Mac reach for the stars, trying to perform every possible task of optimization, file cleanup, operating system customization, and malware removal the developers can think of as part of an overarching package. Other apps have been more streamlined, seeking to perform fewer functions and executing them well. DaisyDisk, the brainchild of developers Taras Brizitsky (who programmed the original idea, interaction, and graphic design) and Oleg Krupnov (who now handles the code and technical support), as well as a large group of translators and contributors, belongs to the latter group. The application (version 4.20.3 reviewed here) focuses on locating file clusters, groups them by size, and offers a quick and easy means of dragging them to a delete icon and getting rid of…

14 min
ableton live 11 suite: audio workstation built for the creative musician

Apple’s feature-packed Logic Pro software gets the lion’s share of attention from the musically oriented Mac media—and with a gigantic feature set and comparatively affordable $200 price, that’s rightfully so. However, Logic, like nearly all Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), follows a design bent more on accommodating studios and audio engineers than creatives. Ableton Live, on the other hand, is a DAW that was designed by musicians for musicians, and is likely a better fit for the average Mac-wielding musical type. Programs such as Logic, Pro Tools, and Cubase trace their lineage back to the 1980s. Ableton Live is a relative newcomer, appearing around 2000. As its name implies, Ableton (the company) designed Live at the outset for live performances and quick composition using audio samples. To Ableton’s credit, the initial keep-it-focused design…