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MacLife April 2016

Mac|Life is the leading independent magazine devoted to all things Apple. For over five years, Mac|Life has helped both new and veteran users get more out of their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more, with coverage that cuts through today's glut of apps and accessories to find what matters most. With a bright, clean design and casual tone, Mac|Life offers an easy and enjoyable way to keep up with the latest Apple trends and topics.

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Future Publishing Limited US
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12 Issues


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visit techradar.com

The march of technology never stops, so neither do we. Mac|Life’s website is now part of the new and improved TechRadar, so you can grab your fix of Mac and iOS news over at www.techradar.com. You’ll get all the latest news and tutorials for Mac, iPhone and iPad, as well as other trusted reviews, news, and how-tos that have made TechRadar one of the world’s top tech sites. We’ll see you there! Read more news, reviews, and tutorials at techradar.com GET SOCIAL FACE BOOK: facebook.com/maclife TWITTER: twitter.com/maclife OUR APP MAC |LIFE DIGITAL EDITION FOR IPAD Apple Newsstand…

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trying something new

IT’S EASY TO become a slave to routine – I know I’ve been guilty of it for long periods over the years. When we know how to do something (or even just think we do), it’s common to fall into that rut and just do it the way we always have. And equally, it’s easy to not think about the things we could do a little differently to make our lives easier, because we’re focused on what we do already. Our big feature this issue aims to help break those habits. Macs are incredibly versatile machines, and gain new abilities all the time. Partly it’s about maybe re-learning tasks you already do, in a way that’s faster and more efficient; partly it’s about picking up new things that can just make…

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letter of the month

I’ve been a loyal subscriber since the early MacAddict days. I love almost every issue of your great magazine. One thing I’d like to see more coverage on is safeguarding Apple users’ privacy. As an American, I sometimes feel like I’m living in East Germany with Stasi – AKA Google – watching over my every online move. I’ve learned a few privacy protection tricks over the last few months but I’d like to see Mac|Life devoting more space to privacy protection. Apple has pledged to never track its customers. I hope you can teach us more about how to protect our privacy and not feel like we live in the Soviet bloc. For example, one product I now use is Disconnect.me; can you tell us how safe such products are? B.…

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the tech behind the a10 processor

APPLE HAS MANAGED to deliver big advances in its own processors every year, pushing its iOS devices ever closer to its desktops. This gets harder and harder to do over time, but Apple does have options to keep on the cutting edge. TSMC is a chip-manufacturing company that currently makes 30-40% of Apple chips, but that might increase in the future. It has developed integrated fan-out (InFO) packaging, which allows chips to be mounted directly on top of each other, without requiring a substrate. This takes up less space than the A9 chip, and so could lead to a thinner and lighter iPhone – the perpetual Apple dream. However, it’s also possible that Samsung – Apple’s primary chip manufacturer – might take over all of the A-series chip production if it’s able…

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ios 9.3 brings multiuser support to ipad

FOR FAMILIES WHO share an iPad, one of the most requested features for iOS is multiuser support, so your kids can get to their games quickly and have age restrictions turned on, while you can have easier access to just the apps you use, and full access to the App Store and so on. Intriguingly, iOS 9.3 includes a feature similar to this, but only for schools. Children will be able to pick up iPads with their accounts on, tap an icon showing their face, enter a password and then use the device as if it were theirs – they’ll have access to their apps, with all their data. The data is stored in the cloud, so they can use a different device each time. On top of that access and flexibility,…

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the shift

CHANCES ARE, you and most of the people you know, think of adult education as a traditional university. It’s probably an endeavor involving at least four years, probably longer, but that’s all changing these days. A variety of schools and “bootcamps” are drawing new lines around teaching people new skills and education, and it’s going to change the way we learn, do business, and grow as a culture. Trade schools are nothing new, but they typically involve a commitment of a year or two. A newer approach to skill training are these bootcamps: short-form, intense courses that focus on a specific skill for a specific industry. Some are part-time or online, while an increasing number are full-time periods of around 8 to 12 weeks, usually learning from and working with practicing professionals.…