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Essential Apple User Magazine

Essential Apple User Magazine April - May 2019

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United Kingdom
Papercut Limited
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
team players//

James Gale Managing Editor Everyone meet Pedro, my friends very handsome dog. Why am I so fond of this image? Everyone meet Pedro, he rules! Martin Smith Group Senior Designer Mine was taken in Ibiza after I played a DJ set on a boat party. It needed quite a few attempts to get it at the take! Bob Canning Staff Writer I love this view of Monaco, with the yachts framed by the gorgeous hills. I wish I could afford to live there. Alison Drew Sub Editor This sunny Sunday we took our donkey, Sweetpea, for a walk and decided to stop at the local pub for a spot of lunch. Ian Osborne Editor Red sky at night, photographer’s delight. I love this sunset over Newton Abbot. Such gorgeous colours. Alyssa Falcon Staff Writer There’s nothing like a good panoramic shot to remind you of a lovely…

1 min.
essential appleuser magazine

Published by: Papercut Limited 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: Paul Beard 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.…

2 min.
editor’s letter//

Photography is changing. Back in the day, you had to send your holiday snaps to the chemist to be developed before you could enjoy them. Then came digital photography and you could review them on your camera or computer as soon as you’d taken them. Bad snaps could be deleted and you could pick and choose what you printed, but of course, you still had to have your camera to hand before taking a pic. If the shot of a lifetime presented itself when your digital snapper was at home, bad luck you. Then came mobile phone photography. At first, the pictures were small and of limited quality, but you always had your phone with you, so fewer photos were missed. Over time, mobile phone cameras improved, drastically. These days,…

5 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. Rotten Apples? I’m really conflicted about Apple. I never thought I’d ever say this, but I’m thinking of switching to the dark side and getting a Samsung S10. Let me explain. My daughter accidentally dropped my iPad Pro and cracked the screen, so, until it was fixed, I borrowed her Samsung Tab and was really impressed with Android. You just feel much more free to do what you want with your device, when free from Apple’s rules, even when connected to my MacBook. Come…

1 min.
sharper shooting

It’s so much easier to take photos with the iPhone since Apple let you use the volume controls instead of the big white on-screen button. You can hold your phone more comfortably and press a button without wobbling it as you take your shot, but why did it take Apple so long to give us this feature? We’d been crying out for it for years, but they ignored us. They even banned third-party camera apps from the app store if they allowed it. Does it make sense to you? Mary Dawkins, Cardiff, Wales Editor Says: Yes – and no. Apple has long been resistant to apps using onboard controls for anything other than what they were originally intended to do. This may seem tight, but it works in our favour in the…

5 min.
tech q&a//

You can send us your technical troubles and perplexing problems in many different ways. You can tweet it, send us a Facebook message, drop us a line on our web page, email the editor or even write it out and send it by post. Yes, some people do still use snail mail. High Hopes? Q: I wonder if you could help me, I’m looking for a laptop stand that raises the computer off the desk by about 20cm, which is more than most can manage. Do you know of any nice-looking laptop stands that could raise a notebook to this height? Martin Atkinson, Bath, Somerset A: That is indeed a tall order (ouch!) Most notebook raisers can only reach around 15cm or so. We’re told the Supreme Dual Pivot Adjustable Laptop Stand can manage…