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Essential Apple User Magazine

Essential Apple User Magazine

January 2020

Exclusive to digital. BDM’s Essential AppleUser Magazine brings you the very latest news, rumours, reviews and technical help for your Apple iPhone, iPad and the iOS along with Mac's, MacBooks, macOS, Apple Watch and all the accessories. This is the publication you will need to keep on top of the must know information and technical help from our team of Apple experts for your Mac, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod and Apple TV hardware. If you want to stay informed click subscribe. 100% unofficial.

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2 min.
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1 min.
team players//

James Gale Managing Editor To finally pick between light and dark mode and stick with it! I change my mind on which I like best more than Ian changes his socks! Martin Smith Group Senior Designer To try properly streamlining my use of Dropbox and storing less on external drives that fill up Time Machine back-ups so quickly. Bob Canning Staff Writer I'll buy no more video games until I've completed the pile on my desk first. Will I keep it? I doubt it. I didn't last year or the year before that… Alison Drew Sub Editor To manage my online security better and change passwords regularly, using iCloud Keychain across all my devices. Ian Osborne Editor I'm going to upgrade my iPad. Finally. I've promised myself a new one for ages, but this year, my New Year’s resolution is to stop procrastinating and…

1 min.
essential apple user magazine

Managing Editor: James Gale Editor: Ian Osborne Art Director & Production: Mark Ayshford Production Manager: Karl Linstead Design: Martin Smith Editorial: Ian Osborne, Russ Ware, David Hayward. Contributors: James Gale, Karl Linstead, Martin Smith, Bob Canning, Alyssa Falcon Sub Editor: Alison Drew Thanks to: Mark Frost, Vicki-Lea Boulter, David Emm, Owen Stanley, Apple, Olloclip, Manfrotto, Waterfield Designs, Anker, Joby, Canon, Twelve South, LateNiteSoft S.L, Pixelmator Team, Serif Labs, Photolemur Inc, Skylum Software, Corel Corporation, Bluesound International, PSB Speakers, Macally, Cygnett, Seiko Epson Corporation, 1MORE, Veho, DxO, Nintendo, Studio MDHR Entertainment, SEGA Mobile, Plug In Digital and anyone we’ve forgotten. Digital distribution by: PocketMags.com, Zinio.com, Readly AB, Magzter inc., Cafeyn…

2 min.
editor’s letter//

A new year, a new issue of Essential AppleUser Magazine, but the same old threats to our Apple gear. Malware is an age-old problem, but it hasn’t gone away. That’s why, in this issue, we take an in-depth look at security threats to your Mac, iPhone and iPad, including viruses, hacking, scareware, fake emails and more. Starting on Page 18, we take you through the dangers affecting your computers and mobile gear, and how to avoid them. With our help, you can be safe in the new year. Using a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a popular way to secure your online activities. But what is a VPN, and how does it help? We catch up with NordVPN’s Daniel Markuson to find out. Check out our exclusive interview starting on…

1 min.
lightning strike

Geoff via Twitter Editor Says: We've heard that rumour too, but as Apple hardly ever releases information on products that are still in development, we’ve no reliable information and can but guess whether it’s true. We can see it happening for a lower-priced iPhone, where Bluetooth headphone connectivity and QI charging seem quite sufficient for most users. We doubt it will happen in a pro-level iPhone, which is used by audio professionals and music creators who couldn't tolerate the lag you get with wireless connections.…

3 min.
readers’ writes//

There are several ways you can send us your letters. You can tweet it, send us a Facebook message, drop us a line on our web page, email the editor or write it out and send it by post. And don’t forget, our Star Letter wins a prize. Mouse Trap? After using various notebook Macs for years, I have just invested in my first desktop model, an iMac. I love it, with one exception. I just can’t get on with the Magic Mouse. After using a trackpad for so long, I can’t get used to dragging a mouse across a desk, and its gesture support is nowhere near as good as a trackpad’s. Is Apple’s Magic Trackpad any good, and should I get one? It’s a lot of money to spend if I…