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MacFormat August 2019

MacFormat is the UK’s best selling magazine for the home Mac user. Each issue brings you all the exciting developments from the world of Apple, including reviews of new Macs, iPads and Apple’s own apps like iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. We’ll show you how to make the most of your Mac, OS X and all the creative things you can do with it. We also review all the latest 3rd party software and kit – so if you’re looking for a new hard drive, monitor or printer that works with a Mac, you’ll be well served. iOS users are also welcome and we review the latest iPad and iPhone apps. ***Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

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United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Future Publishing Ltd
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hello (again)

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! SAVE UP TO 51%! Turn to page 34 There’s certainly a lot to talk about this issue, not least the next versions of macOS and iOS that Apple unveiled at its recent Worldwide Developers Conference! As usual, there’s also a feast of reviews, tutorials and news to sink your teeth into, and a collection of helpful but hidden Mac features. Before you get stuck in, I have a personal announcement to make: this is my last issue as the editor of this magazine. I’ve enjoyed making diverse contributions to it since 2011, first as a freelance writer, digital production editor on the early interactive edition, and then production editor. The highlight for me has been summer-long research into changes in macOS and iOS to bring you jam-packed guides to what’s new…

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macbook pro gets upgrades

Apple has updated the MacBook Pro with new processors, including an eight-core chip for the first time in a MacBook Pro. The faster chips are eight-hand ninth-generation processors from Intel. According to Apple, equipping a MacBook Pro with an eight-core i9 processor gives it two times faster performance than a quadcore MacBook Pro. When compared with a six-core MacBook Pro, the eight-core device will get you 40% more performance. The 15in MacBook Pro with a six-core chip starts at £2,349 and comes with a 256GB SSD and Radeon Pro 555X graphics processor. Opting for the 15in MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 560X and eight-core Intel i9 chip will set you back £2,699. The eight-core processors are limited to the 15in MacBook Pro. The 13in Touch Bar model hasn’t been left…

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backlight service program

Apple has initiated a service program for backlight issues on its 13in MacBook Pro. The issue specifically affects models sold between October 2016 and February 2018. This includes the 2016 models with two and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Apple has stated that a “very small percentage” of 13in MacBook Pro displays are affected. The issue manifests itself as either the display backlight continuously or intermittently showing vertical bright areas along the bottom of the display, or as the backlight not working at all. If your MacBook Pro is affected, Apple will repair it free of charge. The company says you’ll need to book an appointment at an Apple Store or find a nearby Apple Authorised Service Provider. If you’ve already paid to have this issue repaired, you can contact Apple about a…

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the poll

Which key part would you prioritise when buying a Mac? Log on and see next issue’s big question! twitter.com/macformat facebook.com/macformat New iPod touch out with up to 256GB storage The iPod touch has been updated for the first time in four years. It now comes with an A10 Fusion chip that first appeared in the iPhone 7, and can be equipped with up to 256GB of storage. This is also the first time an iPod touch has been able to use Group Facetime with up to 32 people, and it now supports augmented reality apps and games. According to Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak, the new iPod touch is “twice as fast” as the previous model from 2015. The 32GB iPod touch costs £199, with the 128GB model costing £299. It’s £399 if you want…

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apple news roundup

3D TOUCH MAY GO HAPTIC TOUCH COULD REPLACE IT ON iPHONES According to Barclays analysts after visiting Asian manufacturing plants, Apple will soon axe 3D Touch in favour of Haptic Touch. The latter was used on the iPhone XR, but doesn’t have the same number of features as 3D Touch (such as Peek and Pop). No reason has been given for why Apple would drop 3D Touch, as it was included with the XS and XS Max. iOS AUDIO SHARING BLUETOOTH 5.0 FEATURE IN NEW iPHONES Apple is reportedly working on bringing dual Bluetooth 5.0 audio connections to its next iPhone, allowing a device to connect to two sets of headphones at the same time. This means users could share audio, such as when two people are listening to music and don’t wish to disturb…

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apple wins new patents

The rumours of an Apple augmented or virtual reality headset haven’t gone away. Adding more fuel to the fire are three recently granted patents that suggest Apple is still working on the idea. All three patents cover a head-mounted device that would incorporate an iPhone in some way in order to provide imagery to the user. One patent covers a device with an opaque display (as opposed to a Google Glass-like transparent display), while another details how a head-mounted device could work with or without a paired smartphone. The third patent suggests such a device could have two modes: one where the outside world is shown to the user, and one where it is not, suggesting both AR and VR modes. Apple also won a fourth patent for a pair of headphones…

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