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MacFormat Autumn 2016

MacFormat is the UK’s best selling magazine for the home Mac user. Each issue brings you all the exciting developments from the world of Apple, including reviews of new Macs, iPads and Apple’s own apps like iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. We’ll show you how to make the most of your Mac, OS X and all the creative things you can do with it. We also review all the latest 3rd party software and kit – so if you’re looking for a new hard drive, monitor or printer that works with a Mac, you’ll be well served. iOS users are also welcome and we review the latest iPad and iPhone apps. ***Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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Game-changing tech from the world of Apple and beyondWhen it comes to taking a photo, some shots are just impossible to get. But instead of balancing your camera on a wall or relying on a stranger, try Podo. It’s a tiny camera that can be stuck to glass, bricks, masonry and wood to help you get the shots your arms could never reach. It comes with a 5MP sensor and 8GB of storage, plus a micro-USB port and LED flash. You can check your shots on your iPhone before you take them, and photos are then synced to your iPhone for safe keeping. And if nothing else, it may just make selfie sticks obsolete!From £60 INCLUDES Podo camera, charging cable WEBSITE podolabs.com WORKS WITH iPhone 5 or higher…

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SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Save 45%! Turn to page 40It’s the busiest time of year for Apple and right here at MacFormat, and finally we’ve got the full releases of macOS Sierra and iOS 10 – the latter of which we’re concentrating on in this month’s main feature on page 78. We’ve been exploring the latest iOS for months with every version of the beta, and we can now bring you more than 100 tips to help you get more from your iPhone and iPad. And, of course, if you’re lucky enough to be getting a new iPhone 7 (see page 10) you’ll be all ready to go with this in-depth guide. Our full review after a few weeks of testing will be in next issue, on sale 25 October.We’ve also got…

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Contact usEmail your queries and your questions to letters@macformat.comKeep up to date by following us on Twitter @macformatJoin the conversation at facebook.com/macformatApple has introduced several input innovations since the iPhone in 2007, from multitouch capacitive touchscreens to trackpads that seem to click when they don’t move at all. It seems likely some of these technologies will converge in a dynamic input device that will replace your keyboard and better adapt to whatever task is at hand.This device is likely to be an entirely flat surface, and we think it’ll expand on the way the iPhone 7’s Home button has a motor behind it, which vibrates in response to enough pressure.The first step on the path to this full keyboard replacement is likely to be a more modest control strip at…

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The new iPhones are the same size as the 6s and 6s Plus, but the camera positions mean you’ll need a new case.The hidden antennas make for a smoother finish on the back of the iPhone 7.While many of us look forward to Christmas as the season of gift-giving, for Apple fans there’s another time of year for shiny new toys: early September. It’s the most wonderful time of year, when Tim Cook and Jony Ive dispense new iPhones and iPads to the grateful masses, and Phil Schiller makes awkward jokes on stage. Yes, we love Apple’s September launch events, even if they’re not quite Christmas. Clearly we’ve all been very good this year, because Apple unleashed a whole lot of goodies. Here’s what was under the Christmas tree this…

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Ceramic EditionGone is the gold Edition version of the Watch – you can’t buy it from Apple any more. Instead, there’s a new ceramic Edition, which comes in a white finish. It’s four times harder than stainless steel, according to Apple, so should be well equipped to resist bumps and scuffs.The Apple Watch Nike+ is aimed at getting you out of the house and out onto the trackThe Apple Watch was always known to be the best-selling smartwatch, but quite how well it was doing against more traditional timepieces surprised even us. Apple sold so many Watches that it was the second-highest selling watch brand in the world in 2015, second only to Rolex. And the Watch was only on sale for eight months of the year – not bad…

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There’s no doubt Tim Cook is a different kind of boss than Steve Jobs. But Apple’s fortunes may now depend on what is outside of it, not inside.Nobody was sure if Tim Cook could establish himself as a true leaderIt’s five years since Steve Jobs, the most legendary figure in the history of mass-market electronics, left his globally dominant company in the hands of Tim Cook, who, after a decade patiently refining its manufacturing supply chain, was known to almost everyone as ‘Tim who?’Back in 2011, nobody was sure if the man described by Fortune as an “operations whiz” and by Jobs as “not a product person” could establish himself as a true leader. Today, it’s clear that he has; less by being an operations whiz – although Apple’s manufacturing…