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Macworld UK August 2020

Macworld magazine is the world's best-selling Apple magazine, featuring in-depth reviews, expert advice, how tos and essential guides to Macs, iPads, iPhones and related products, as well as everything you need to know about Mac OS X, iOS and associated software including iTunes and more. If you are new to Apple and are looking for advice to help you get started, or if you are a Mac fanatic looking to justify your next buy, Macworld is the magazine to ensure you make the right decision. Macworld is created by an international team of experts based in London and San Francisco, join use every issue as we analyse the latest product announcements from the world’s biggest (and best) technology company.

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IDG Communications - UK
14 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
apple shifts its apple arcade strategy

According to a new report from Bloomberg (fave.co/2NWh9tZ), Apple is shifting its Apple Arcade strategy and recently cancelled a number of game development contracts for the service. The report cites “people familiar with the matter” in claiming that an Apple Arcade producer informed developers of their cancelled contracts and change in direction in April. Reached for comment, Apple said, “We are proud to have launched the first-ever mobile game subscription service that now features more than 120 games, many of which are award-winning and widely celebrated for their artistry and gameplay. The vision has always been to grow and evolve the Apple Arcade catalogue, and we can’t wait for our users to try the games developers are working on now.” It seems, some of the deeper and move involved games weren’t keeping…

2 min.
apple is reportedly still working on airpower

AirPower is a curious product. It is one of the only products Apple has ever publicly announced and then never released. After announcing it on stage during its September Special Event in 2017, and showing it off on its website, Apple was never able to solve the technical problems with its production and ultimately killed the project, unreleased, early in 2019. Now, recent tweets from noted Apple leaker Jon Prosser show new AirPower (code name ‘C68’) prototypes still in development. According to the leaks, Apple has apparently fixed the significant problem it was having with the pad not charging Apple Watch properly. In addition, the power connector seems to have evolved from Lightning to USB-C. Back in April, Prosser noted that C68 was going through a revision to give it fewer charging…

4 min.
the big announcements during wwdc20 keynote

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference was completely online this year, but that doesn’t mean the company held back on its announcements. Since there was no live audience to interrupt the keynote with applause, hoots and hollers, Apple covered a lot of ground at a brisk pace during its two-hour presentation. You can watch the keynote in its entirety online (see fave.co/2Z1gtcY), but if you don’t have the time, you can find out what happened in our summary right here. Macs switch to Apple ARM CPUs It had been rumoured for a while, but Apple’s announcement that it will switch from Intel processors to its own silicon was the final segment of the keynote, saving the biggest news for last. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple has planned for a two-year transition, with…

5 min.
apple details impressive transition to macs with its own processors

The rumours are true – Apple is beginning its next major Mac transformation, kicking Intel processors to the curb in favour of its own silicon. At the WWDC virtual conference, Apple announced the start of its two-year transition to produce all new Macs with its own Apple silicon rather than CPUs provided by Intel and GPUs provided by AMD. What does that mean for you? Here’s a look at the timeline and technologies Apple announced. Why Apple is doing this Apple began its announcement by trumpeting its prowess in making its own silicon, including ten years of iPhone chips (with a total 100-fold increase in CPU power) and specialized versions for the iPad Pro (with a 1,000-fold increase in graphics power). Apple even went smaller, customizing its processors for the unique demands of…

8 min.
faq: macos big sur

At the WWDC20 keynote, Apple took the wraps off of macOS Big Sur, the next version of the Macintosh operating system. It will replace macOS 10.15 Catalina this autumn. Big Sur is a major upgrade with several features that users can take advantage of. Here are the features that Apple highlighted during its WWDC20 keynote presentation. What version of macOS is this? Apple revealed that macOS Big Sur is officially version 11 of the operating system. This marks the end of version 10, which was introduced in 2001. What are the new features? Refined user interface The user interface inconsistencies between Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems are notable, and compared to iOS, macOS looks a little dated. With Big Sur, Apple finally addresses the macOS UI, implementing the first major changes since the release…

16 min.
faq: ios 14

As expected, Apple announced the next major revision to its phone operating system at its WWDC 2020 virtual developer conference. And as usual, the new iOS is full of features big and small. A new home screen with the App Library Apple is finally changing the iOS home screen. With iOS 14, you’ll be able to actually remove apps from your home screens, and even eliminate entire screens. Your apps will all remain in a new App Library, a page that is one swipe beyond your final home screen. The App Library automatically groups all your apps together into big folders that show the most recently used apps within. You can search for apps with a search box at the top, see automated suggestions in the upper-left box, and recently used apps in…