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MacLife May 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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12 Issues


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rediscover the excitement of live multi camera production with atem television studio!

ATEM Television Studio is the fastest way to create professional live television programs! You get a portable, high definition live production switcher that lets you cut between multiple cameras, add graphics, mix audio and more! With broadcast quality transitions, media pool, powerful up and downstream keyers, easy to use control software and a built in HD multiview, you can simply plug in your HDMI or SDI cameras, connect your laptop and start switching! Live Creative Power ATEM Television Studio operates just like a traditional M/E style broadcast switcher. You get live switching with completely customizable transitions like cut, mix, wipe, dip and more! ATEM Television Studio features 2 built in media players for graphics and a full audio mixer. You even get color correction via remote camera control with Blackmagic cameras! There’s…

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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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setting the tone

I HAVE BECOME a convert. Totally and completely. This column is basically me turning up at your door holding an iPad Pro 9.7-inch out in one hand and asking: “Excuse me, have you heard the good news about True Tone displays?” When Apple announced this feature of the iPad Pro – which shifts the color temperature of the screen to match the ambient light in the room, so a white page on the iPad’s screen would match the tone of a piece of white paper left alongside it – I shrugged it off. I thought it looked cool, but what’s the problem with just looking at its actual color? The brilliance of it hit me while I was sitting at my dining table late on a Sunday. Someone had sketched me…

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letter of the month

When Apple finally made a slightly larger phone, I gladly bought the 6 and loved it for a day or two. Then an old bugaboo I’d forgotten about showed its ugly self. Before ranting about it, let me ask if, perhaps, I’m really weird because I want (and need) to be able to name or rename pictures I’ve taken? I cannot in my wildest imagination come up with any reason why someone would think it wise to prevent me from naming my pictures. Is there a logical explanation? I’m happy with my Android phone but would really love to be able to use my iPhone. Yes, I can use my computer to get the job done but, to be completely honest, I don’t believe Apple has ever advertised the iPhone…

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to grow ipad, apple looks to windows users

FEED YOUR MIND. FEAST YOUR EYES. WIN A brand new iPad Pro 9.7-inch with Pencil! p49 “THIS IS AN amazing statistic: there are over 600 million PCs that are over five years old in use today,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s head of marketing, at the company’s event in March. “This is really sad,” he continued, to applause and laughter. One of Apple’s most visible executives had just made the case that the iPad Pro is looking to attract old Windows users to Apple’s platform. Apple has been adopting this angle for a while now. In an interview given around the time of the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s launch, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook explicitly questioned why anyone would want a PC in 2016. “I think if you’re looking at a PC,” Cook said, referencing the…

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intel’s optane is next-gen storage

MACS COULD be set for a major storage-speed boost as early as next year, after reports emerged that Intel’s new Optane solid-state drives could be included in MacBook models or the Mac Pro in 2017. Optane drives contain Intel’s new 3D XPoint (pronounced “crosspoint”) tech, which allows data to be read and written in small sizes far more quickly than on current SSDs, thanks to the “stackable” architecture of the drive – featuring new technology that doesn’t rely on transistors at all. In practice, that could mean dramatically improved speed over current NAND flash storage, and a 1,000-times increase in durability. INTEREST INGLY, OPTANE is so fast that it can even be used in place of RAM in computers. It’s slower than the DRAM tech used currently for memory, but is much,…