MacFormat September 2019

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***

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1 min
hello (again)

One of the best things about owning a Mac, iPhone, iPad or any of the other devices in the Apple ecosystem, is the way they work seamlessly together – and that’s thanks, in part, to iCloud, Apple’s cloud computing service. Log in with your Apple ID on any of your devices and you’re able to sync, access and share your documents, photos and data across them all – or at least that’s the theory. In our superguide, starting on p20, you’ll discover the ways iCloud can help you do all these things, along with some top tips and tricks to help you make the most of the service, while also keeping your precious iCloud data secure. You probably will have heard by now that Jony Ive, legendary Apple designer and the man who…

2 min
jony ive leaving apple

Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Sir Jonathan Ive, is to leave the company and set up on his own. However, “Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built,” said CEO Tim Cook. According to some reports, Ive’s company, LoveFrom, will actually be based in Apple’s new HQ, Apple Park, in Cupertino, which Ive was deeply involved in designing alongside architect Norman Foster. (The concave, brushed-aluminium lift buttons are said to resemble iPhone Home buttons.) Ive was born in Chingford, Essex, in 1967. His father was a silversmith who lectured in art and design at Middlesex Polytechnic. Ive joined Apple in 1992 and has headed its design team since 1996. He…

1 min
the future of apple watch?

Apple Watch Series 5, or a later version, might be the first smartwatch with a camera, if a recent Apple patent is any indication. Unexpectedly, the patent shows the camera at the end of a long watch strap, which can wrap around to point in any direction. This could be easier than a camera in the watch face – that would be fine for selfies, but how would you frame a scene as you twist your arm around to point your watch face away from you? Apple already has a patent (granted September 2018) for a watchband with one or two cameras near the bezel, suitable for Face ID and FaceTime. There already seems to be a third-party version available in the US (see Adding a camera seems to be part of…

1 min
the poll

WE ASKED… Which macOS Catalina feature are you most excited about? Log on and see next issue’s big question! Apple reports takedowns Apple is big on privacy, but it’s often legally required to provide information or assist in law enforcement. In the second half of 2018, its latest Transparency Report reveals, Apple received 80 requests from government authorities to remove apps from the App Store for alleged violations of local law. It removed 634 apps out of the 770 requested. 56 of the requests came from China, leading to the removal of 517 apps, “the vast majority relating to illegal gambling or pornography.” Russia was a distant second with 10 requests relating to 11 apps, most to do with illegal gambling. Worldwide, government agencies investigating credit card fraud, stolen devices, etc, filed 29,183 requests for…

1 min
apple news roundup

MACBOOK PRO RECALL BATTERY ISSUE FOR SOME 2015 MACBOOK Apple has recalled some 15-inch MacBook Pro models because the batteries might overheat and pose a fire risk. The recall applies to the Mid 2015 MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina screen, available September 2015 to February 2017. Apple will replace the batteries in affected machines, free of charge. Go to MACBOOK AIR ISSUE APPLE TO SORT LOGIC BOARD REPLACEMENTS Apple has reportedly identified an issue with “a very small number” of 13-inch 2018 Retina MacBook Airs. A flaw in the main logic board may cause unspecified power problems. Apple has not listed the issue on its Repair Extension Programs webpage, but this is normal for issues that affect very few units. Apple is contacting owners of affected machines for a free logic board replacement.…

1 min
more ios apps coming to mac

Apple is said to be bringing more of its iOS apps – notably Shortcuts – to the Mac in macOS Catalina thanks to Project Catalyst. Apple’s toolkit for developers to convert iOS apps to macOS was formally introduced at WWDC. Part of Xcode 11, it automatically recompiles an iOS app’s source code for macOS. “Fundamental Mac desktop and windowing features are added, and touch controls are adapted to the keyboard and mouse,” Apple’s documentation explains, although further work may be required “to optimise the design and user experience” of iOS apps for Mac. Apple is leading the way with upgraded conversions of the iOS News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home apps, the macOS Mojave versions of which were criticised but will be improved for macOS Catalina. What’s more, a developer has found evidence…