MacFormat November 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)

macOS has changed in all kinds of weird and wonderful ways in the last few years, but few updates have been quite as radical or as far-reaching as Catalina. Starting on page 20, you’ll discover all of its incredible lead features – from the brand new Music, TV and Podcasts apps to the ability to team your Mac with an iPad using Sidecar – with lots of tips and tricks to help you make the most of them. Flip forward to page 80 and we have another revelation in store – in-depth reviews of the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5. Have you upgraded yet? Write to us at and let us know what you think. Sticking with iPhone, our second feature on page 64 is…

1 min
meet the team

Sirivats Lakshman Staff Writer Newcomer Srivats is a long-time Apple fan and has been busy writing how-tos, reviews and news for us this issue. It’s great to have him onboard. Jo Membery Operations Editor Jo and her kids love playing Frogger In Toy Town on Apple Arcade – she can’t wait to see which other titles Apple’s games service has in store. Paul Blachford Art Editor Paul’s been hard at work capturing the sleek lines of the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 and Watch Series 5 for this month’s Choice section.…

2 min
iwork updated for ios 13

Apple’s productivity suite has been given a welcome update, helping you to make the most of the new productivity features in iOS 13 and iPadOS. The most significant change to the 5.2 update to Keynote, Numbers and Pages is that all three apps now enable you to edit two documents side by side in Split View, and to have the application open in different spaces, in iPadOS. To use it in Pages, for example, first open the app, then slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Dock. Next, tap and drag the Pages icon in the Dock to the extreme left or right of the screen to invoke Split View. Easy! Keynote, Numbers and Pages also now support the new text editing and navigation gestures…

1 min
mini-led displays for pro kit

Reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will adopt Mini-LED displays by 2021. He reckons that Apple could adopt the tech, comparable to OLED displays, for its Pro range in late 2020 or early 2021. Kuo believes the screens would cram in an incredible 10,000 LEDs (measuring 200 microns across), compared to the 576 found in the forthcoming Pro Display XDR. Mini-LEDs are said to produce light and colour as accurately as OLED displays, while reducing production issues and chances of screen burn-in. The move will also help Apple reduce its reliance on Samsung, which currently manufactures OLED displays for Apple. Kuo believes the tech will debut in new 10- to 12-inch iPad Pros, and 15- to 17-inch MacBook Pros. The displays are expected to be manufactured by LG Display, along with several other suppliers…

1 min
the poll

Which iPhone 11 feature are you most excited about? Log on and see next issue’s big question! Apple boosts clean energy efforts in China Apple has invested in three new wind farms under the China Clean Energy Fund. The move is Apple’s first official partnership with its Chinese suppliers since it began offering help in 2015. Along with 10 other suppliers, Apple will invest nearly $300 million by 2022 to produce a total of 1 gigawatt of renewable energy, with the three farms making up one-tenth of the total. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives said: “To see these projects completed and already supplying clean energy to the grid is really exciting.”…

1 min
apple tags revealed

Rumours that Apple is to launch a Tile-like tracking device have apparently been confirmed by a recent discovery in an internal build of the FInd My app. New to the app, according to MacRumors, is an Items tab, which will replace the Me tab in the current iOS 13 release. The Items tab opens to a screen with a heading that reads ‘Keep track of your everyday items’. Below is the text ‘Tag your everyday items with B389 and never lose them again’. B389 is Apple’s internal codename for the Tag that MacRumors said was in the works back in April. The company was expected to reveal the device at its ‘By Innovation Only’ event in September, but it may now make an appearance at an October launch instead. The Tags are expected…