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Macworld UK

October 2019

Macworld magazine is the world's best-selling Apple magazine, featuring in-depth reviews, expert advice, how tos and essential guides to Macs, iPads, iPhones and related products, as well as everything you need to know about Mac OS X, iOS and associated software including iTunes and more. If you are new to Apple and are looking for advice to help you get started, or if you are a Mac fanatic looking to justify your next buy, Macworld is the magazine to ensure you make the right decision. Macworld is created by an international team of experts based in London and San Francisco, join use every issue as we analyse the latest product announcements from the world’s biggest (and best) technology company.

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IDG Communications - UK
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apple responds to google’s security report

Last month, Google’s Project Zero security research team posted information about a serious vulnerability in iOS – see fave. co/2HV1NmM. The security exploit (or group of exploits, really) allowed a ‘small collection of hacked websites’ that would, when visited, install code to monitor certain activity on the iPhone. The security holes were patched in iOS 12.1.4 on 7 February 2019, and there were even news reports right after the patch about the holes that were closed. The sites that exploited the vulnerabilities were targeting an ethnic minority in China – the Uighur – and also sought to exploit holes in Android and Windows. Apple has taken exception with the recent report, calling it out not for its technical inaccuracy, but for misrepresenting the scope and scale of the security flaw and the…

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apple apologizes for siri grading programme

In July, a report in The Guardian exposed the fact that third-party contractors have been listening in on a small percentage of Siri requests as part of a ‘Siri grading’ programme. Apple promised to halt the programme while it conducts a “thorough review”, which left us wondering how the company would move forward, as human grading of any machine-learning process is an essential part of training the algorithms to improve them. Apple now appears to have finished its review and has issued a statement apologizing for the way this programme had been carried out so far. The company plans to reinstate it later this autumn after making some important changes. The apology begins with a familiar statement: “At Apple, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right.” It then describes how it…

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apple sending ‘genuine’ parts to more repair shops

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 11, Apple announced a new programme that might let you keep your out-of-warranty iPhone a little longer. Instead of taking your broken iPhone to a high-priced Apple Genius or roll the dice with third-party parts, you’ll now be able to go to an independent repair shop and get the same high-quality parts that you’d get from the Apple Store. That’s a big change. Previously, Apple kept its tools under lock and key, but under the new programme, it’s promising “the same genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics” as an Apple Authorized Service Provider. The programme is limited to out-of-warranty iPhone repairs at launch. That means repair shops big and small will be able to take advantage of the new programme without going through…

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geekbench 5 is released with all-new tests

Primate Labs has release a major new update of its popular Geekbench performance measurement tool. Geekbench 5 fave.co/2HXEU2c) comes three years after the release of Geekbench 4 and features all-new test methods, workloads, and a new measurement scale. As such, it should be a much more accurate representation of modern workloads on modern hardware, and the scores are not at all comparable with those from Geekbench 4. We often use Geekbench to give an overall picture of the CPU and GPU compute performance of iPhones, iPads, and Macs. It’s one of the few cross-device and cross-operating-system comparable benchmarks available; while it doesn’t paint a perfect picture of the difference in performance between an Intel chip running Windows, an Android phone with a Qualcomm processor, and an iPad with Apple’s custom silicon,…

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iphone 11 pro and 11 pro max: 5 features that justify the ‘pro’ designation

At long last (and after months of rumours), the first ‘pro’ iPhones are here – the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have arrived. As the first iPhones with the Pro designation, they mark a real sea change for Apple’s iconic handset and join a lineage of devices that carry an expectation of not just greatness, but also productivity prowess and cutting-edge performance. But exactly what kind of pro device is the iPhone 11 Pro? It doesn’t have a USB-C port or a Smart Connector like the iPad Pro. It doesn’t stand alone as the fastest in its class like the Mac Pro, nor does it reinvent basic functionality like the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. In fact, to look at them, you might not see much that’s pro about them…

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iphone 11: 5 things you need to know about apple’s new entry-level phone

At its ‘By Innovation Only’ event, Apple revealed its newest entry-level iPhone – though you can’t necessarily tell it’s entry-level from its name. The iPhone 11 starts at £729, which is £20 less than the introductory price for the handset it replaces, the iPhone XR. It’s also significantly cheaper than the new chart-topping iPhone 11 Pro. Here we reveal five standout features of the new baseline phone, but first we’ll look at its price and specifications. Price 64GB: £729 128GB: £779 256GB: £879 The iPhone 11 is available to buy now. Specifications • 6.1in (1,972x828; 326ppi) Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen • iOS 13 • Apple A13 Bionic (7nm+) processor • 4GB RAM • 64GB/128GB/256GB storage • Dual rear-facing cameras: 12Mp, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55in, 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS; 12Mp, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide) • Dual front-facing cameras: 12Mp, f/2.2; TOF 3D camera • Dual-band…

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