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Essential Apple User Magazine

Essential Apple User Magazine November 2019

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United Kingdom
Papercut Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
update macos 10.15: catalina

1 First of all, open the App Store and find the Mojave operating system. Do a search if it’s not immediately visible on the front page. Click on macOS Mojave to get to the download page. 2 When you get to the Catalina download page, you can read all about the new OS. When you’re ready, click on Download. It may take some time if you have a slow Internet connection. 3 When the installer is fully downloaded, it automatically launches with this screen. Click Continue if you’re ready to install and if not, quit it and install from the Applications folder later. 4 Next step is terms and conditions. You have to click on Agree to continue. If you don’t have time to read them, there’s a copy available in About This…

2 min.
updating to ipados and updating apps

System requirements. If you want to update to iPadOS, your iPad must be one of the following: 12.9-inch iPad Pro 11-inch iPad Pro 10.5-inch iPad Pro 9.7-inch iPad Pro iPad Air (3rd generation) iPad Air 2 iPad (7th generation) (6th generation) (5th generation) iPad mini (5th generation) iPad mini 4 Auto updates. To download and install updates automatically, open Settings, and go to General > Software Update > Automatic Updates; turn it on. Updates to apps and iOS are then downloaded automatically, and installed overnight when your iPad is connected to Wi-Fi and charging. 1 When there’s a new version of iOS, the Settings app icon on the Home screen is badged with a number in a red circle. Open it, and from the next screen, look for the General link and then tap it. 2 In General, tap Software Update. Your iPad checks with Apple to see if…

2 min.
13 updating to ios 13 and updating apps

Downloading and updating iOS 1 To check for a new version of iOS, first of all open the Settings app from the Home screen. It’s the silver-coloured icon showing a series of cogs. From the next screen, scroll up until you see the General link and then tap it. 2 In General, tap Software Update. Your iPhone checks with Apple to see if there is a newer version than the one you’re running. If there isn’t, you’re told you’re up to date, but if there is, you can install it now. 3 If an update’s available, tap the Download and Install link. You may need to plug your iPhone into a mains power supply if the battery’s low. After entering your passcode, the update downloads to your iPhone. 4 When it’s finished tap Install…

1 min.
team players//

James Gale Managing Editor I want Netflix, Shudder and Disney+ incorporated into the Apple TV app. It still feels more like a shop front for iTunes than an integrated entertainment hub. Martin Smith Group Senior Designer More a feature for watchOS but a 'Rest Day' option for the Activity app would be useful to those who train a lot and need to take recovery days. Bob Canning Staff Writer My German relatives are getting sick of waiting for the News app to reach Germany. Come on, Apple. How long does it take? Alison Drew Sub Editor You can now use the scrollbar to move the screen up and down faster, but I keep doing it accidentally when swiping. I wish you could turn it off. Ian Osborne Editor I really wish you could access the iOS/iPadOS equaliser directly from…

2 min.
editor’s letter//

The new operating systems are out, and don’t they look great? We’ve all got our favourite features. Mine would be Sidecar, if I had a notebook that could run it. My 2015 MacBook Pro is too long in the tooth for this particular feature, though it’s running Catalina beautifully, and is as snappy and speedy as the day I bought it. Macs really do outlive their Windows rivals by some considerable distance. In our house, we still have an original, first-generation MacBook Air that’s in regular use and working fine. It’s stuck on OS X 10.7: Lion and its hard drive has long since been replaced with an SSD, but it’s still running well at eleven years old. An Apple gadget we don’t tend to hang onto as long as…

4 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. Emulate, Mate I wonder if you can help? I want to play retro games on my MacBook Pro. I know there are better options out there, such as the Raspberry Pi, but I don’t want to have extra stuff lying around. What I want is to play some ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) games while on the long commute to work. What would you advise? John Butler, Orpington, London Editor Says: I’m not sure the Raspberry Pi is a better solution. It’s…