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The Poll
What’s your favourite Apple TV+ show so far? Log on and see next issue’s big question! twitter.com/macformat facebook.com/macformat Got a MacBook Pro from 2016 or 2017 that will not charge beyond 1%? You are in luck, as Apple has started a new servic
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Find Photos On Your IPad
IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to quickly find any photo on your iPad YOU’LL NEED iPad, iPadOS 14 Most of us have become used to taking pictures of anything and everything we see, from a dramatic sunset, to a recipe in a magazine that we
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HOW TO Focus On The Trainer-led Workouts
A key benefit of Apple Fitness+ is its emphasis on guided workouts. These are led by a variety of people, from dance choreographers and athletes to professional yoga teachers and more, all showing you how it’s done. From the Fitness+ home page, scrol
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Best Routers
>£99.99 >tp-link.com/uk >TP-Link’s Archer range concentrates on providing good performance and value for money. The new C80 model is an affordable entry-level router, but it offers dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi running at a healthy 1,900Mbps, and will be
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HOW TO Manage Network Devices
Most routers provide an app that allows you to adjust various settings. The features in these apps can vary quite a lot, but they generally start by giving you an overview of all the devices that are currently connected to your network. You can contr
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Get Fit With Apple Fitness+
IT WILL TAKE Workout times vary YOU WILL LEARN How to work out with Apple Fitness+ YOU’LL NEED An Apple Watch and either an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV Apple has waded deeper into the fitness fray with its own health subscription service called Apple F
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HoudahSpot 6
£31 (upgrade £18) FROM Houdah Software, houdah.com/houdahSpot NEEDS macOS 10.14 or later If Spotlight indexes it, HoudahSpot can search for it Searching your Mac often fails or frustrates despite Spotlight’s comprehensive index. This worsened noticea
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Apple Car: The Road Ahead
For a long time, we’ve heard rumours and discussion about the possibility of an Apple-designed and branded car. The company already makes the CarPlay software, but is reportedly looking to build its own vehicles too, ones that align with its green cr
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Fin – Budget Tracker
Free (IAPs) FROM Thomas Brandstaetter, getfin.app NEEDS iOS 11 or later Fin is designed to make budgeting as simple as possible. By offering only the right tools needed to get the job done, the app’s elegantly designed interface makes the process a b
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Missed An Issue?
•Move to a new Mac – the pain-free way•AirPods Max: the definitive verdict•Make the most of widgets in iOS•Create playlists in Apple Music •Best ever free apps – for Mac and iOS•Step-by-step Apple Shortcuts guide•First look: AirPods Max headphones•Ea
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MacBook Air
Presumably dreaming of the day when a Mac would be as thin as a sheet of paper, a beaming Steve Jobs pulled a MacBook Air from an envelope during his Macworld 2008 keynote. This eye-popping debut ushered in an era of copycat super-skinny laptops. It
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Do More With Luminar AI
IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to access and organise templates, and create your own customised versions YOU’LL NEED Luminar AI, macOS 10.13.6 or later Luminar AI’s Templates panel acts as a useful springboard to producing a range of crea
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Apple Watch Series 6
YOU WILL LEARN You will learn what technology sits inside the Apple Watch and what it does The Apple Watch has come a very long way in a very short time. It’s just five years old, and in that time we’ve seen Apple enhance it in every conceivable way:
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Apple Choice
BUYING ADVICE Our authoritative reviews help you make more informed choices Our reviews are totally independent; we’re not affiliated with Apple or anyone else, nor are we influenced by advertisers. You can trust us to give an honest assessment of a
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PowerMac G5
The front looked best suited to grating Parmesan, but this Mac marked a radical shake-up from its predecessor. Whereas Apple’s G4 tower resembled the mutant offspring of an iMac and a PC, the G5’s metal construction positively screamed the ‘Power’ bi
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Aluminium PowerBook G4
It’s not like Apple’s older laptops were bad, but the aluminium cases of 2003’s ‘AlBook’ refresh were something else. No longer did Apple’s laptops resemble a refined take on Windows rivals (PowerBook G3) or have a sleek form ruined when scratches re
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Upgrade Your Network
Even if you’re lucky enough to have superfast fibre broadband, chances are that the router provided by your ISP will still be cheap as chips, and won’t provide particularly good performance. If you’re looking for a quick way to upgrade your network p
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MacBook Pro
From £1,299 In November 2020, Apple rather surprised the tech world with an earlier-than-expected release of the first MacBook Pro with its own custom designed 5nm Apple M1 chip. The eight-core CPU is said to offer 2.8 times faster performance over i
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Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock
£354.99 FROM Seagate, seagate.com FEATURES 4TB hard drive, expandable M.3 NVMe SSD slot, 1x Thunderbolt 3 port, 1x DisplayPort, 4x USB 3.1 Gen3 ports, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 battery charge port, 1x RJ45 Ethernet port, 1x 3.5mm audio-in/mic port, 1x 3.5mm au
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Unlock Your IPhone With An Apple Watch
The iPhone’s Face ID unlocking system is incredibly secure – Apple believes there is only a one-in-a-million chance of it being fooled – but that insistence on facial recognition is hampered in the COVID age. Without a Touch ID sensor and with your f
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ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 7
$99.99 (about £72) FROM acdsee.com NEEDS macOS 10.14 or later A description of every tonal and colour tweak is stored in a sidecar file Back in the ol’ pre-digital days, we had fewer photographs to manage. Expensive rolls of film limited us to snappi
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Foldable Flip IPhone In The Works, Says Leaker
Apple might be working on a foldable phone, according to leaker Jon Prosser. In a video on his Front Page Tech YouTube channel, Prosser claims the device – internally dubbed the iPhone Flip – is in the works but will not see the light of day until 20
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6 Apps For Online Privacy
Smartphones and tablets have become such a vital part of our lives that most of us now feel lost without them. But there are also risks involved. The advertising trackers that follow us around the web are just the start. Then there are the online sca
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Mac Hardware
Q I have an old 2010-ish iMac which I mainly use for Zoom meetings. It has recently started crashing a lot, and on investigation Disk Utility reports errors it can’t repair. Neither can it complete running Diagnostics without throwing an error. How c
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Run IOS Apps On Your Mac
IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to download and install iOS apps on macOS YOU’LL NEED An M1 Mac running macOS 11 or later, an iOS device When Apple announced its Macs were transitioning from Intel processors to its own M1 chips, one of the
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Master The Home App In IOS 14
IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to control smart devices from the Home app YOU’LL NEED iPhone or iPad, iOS/iPadOS 14; or Mac, macOS 11 HomeKit is a bit like Siri – it’s an impressive technology that has never really fulfilled its potential
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Logic Pro
Logic Pro sits at the heart of both pro and home studios the world over. It is an advanced digital audio workstation and sequencer that enables you to record, loop, and edit MIDI and other audio. Having started its life in the 1980s as a MIDI sequenc
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Mac Format
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Go Further
In the Templates panel, click on Get More Templates. This takes you to Luminar Marketplace where you can browse collections of customised templates. Be aware that some links provide assets such as sky replacement files: these are not templates. Click
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Genius Tips
EXPERT ADVICE Our resident genius solves your Mac and iOS problems Q When I get a new Mac, I like to start it up from an external disk, wipe its internal storage and install macOS afresh. How can I go about doing that with my new M1 Mac mini? by ERIC
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