MacFormat August 2020

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)

If you’ve been lucky enough to have been able to work from home for the last few months, you’ll have no doubt developed a renewed interest in Apple’s productivity apps – Keynote, Numbers and Pages. And with good reason; they’ve matured incredibly from their early days as part of Apple’s iWork suite and can go toe-to-toe any day against the likes of Microsoft Office and Google Docs. Starting on page 14, you’ll discover the incredible things you can do with each app, as well as quick and easy ways to collaborate with others using iCloud, and how to share your documents with people who use other office apps. You’ll be amazed by what you can do. Turn to page 50 and you’ll discover more ways to stay productive with our digital detox…

1 min
meet the team

Jo Membery Operations Editor Jo’s hoping Apple will include a Wine O’Clock update to iOS 14. It’ll ping you the second the kids are asleep and remind you to uncork the Chardonnay. Paul Blachford Art Editor Paul’s hoping macOS 10.16 will include an automatic page-layout function, so it can look like he’s working hard… even when he’s not. MACFORMAT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Due to the current situation, this month’s MacFormat has fewer pages than usual. We’re aiming to get things back to normal ASAP. Thank you for your continued support.…

3 min
what to expect at wwdc 2020

By the time you read this, Apple will have held its first virtual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). The event on Monday 22 June is scheduled to deliver a week-long round of in-depth sessions on all aspects of Apple platforms, from the next major updates to macOS and iOS, to iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS. There’s also a strong possibility that an all-new iMac could finally be unveiled. And Apple is expected to announce the Mac transition to ARM CPUs too. While a complete do-over of the iMac has long been expected, leaker Sonny Dickson added fuel to the fire in June by hinting that the new model will “use iPad Pro design language with Pro design-like bezels, T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU and no more Fusion Drive” on Twitter. This suggests…

1 min
tim pens black lives matter letter

Following the tumultuous events that ricocheted around the world in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Apple posted an open letter from CEO Tim Cook. Tim wrote: “At Apple, our mission has been and always will be to create tech that empowers people to change the world for the better. We’ve always drawn strength from diversity, welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world, and strived to build an Apple that is inclusive… “But we must do more. We commit to continuing our work to bring critical resources and tech to underserved school systems. We commit to continuing to fight the forces of environmental injustice — like climate change — which disproportionately harm Black communities and other communities of colour. We commit to…

1 min
the poll

WE ASKED… What are you most looking forward to at WWDC 2020? Log on and see next issue’s big question! New iPhone case and Apple Watch strap colours Apple has announced new colours for its iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max cases, as well for Apple Watch. The three new silicone case colours are Seafoam, Blue Linen, and Vitamin C, and cost £45 each, no matter which 11-series iPhone you own. Going hand-in-hand with these are identical Sport Band options for Apple Watch, along with an extra fourth colour, Coastal Grey. The new £49 sport bands join two others announced in May: a rainbow-striped Pride band; and the Nike Sport Band – Pride, which nestles its multi-coloured theme in the circular cutouts of the otherwise white strap.…

1 min
apple news roundup

JAILBREAK FIX WITH 13.5.1 UPDATE UNC0VER COVERED UP AGAIN Apple has released an over-the-air update for iOS. iOS 13.5.1 patches a kernel vulnerability that enabled hackers to use the unc0ver jailbreak tool to access underlying code. Some iPhone owners jailbreak their devices to gain complete control over the OS and hardware. However, jailbreaking is fraught with dangers – including from malware and other nasties. APPLE STOCK REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH $2 TRILLION TECH COMPANY? Individual shares in Apple stock hit $343.99 (£365) in June, making the company worth $1.5 trillion (£1.15 trillion). Analyst Amit Daryanani of Evercore ISI claimed Apple’s efforts in custom processor creation were “underappreciated” – great news given the expectation to start transitioning the Mac to Apple-designed ARM processors. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives says Apple could be worth $2 trilllion (£1.54 trillion) by…