MacFormat January 2019 Issue 334

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Published 18th December

Got your sights on a new Mac or iPad? We’ve tested the new Mac mini, MacBook Air and third-generation iPad Pro to tell you whether they’re worth the money. That‘s 14 pages of analysis and insights to help you buy the right device.

In addition, we’ve handpicked a total of 45 free apps for your Mac, iPhone and iPad. They cover everything from practical enhancements to the way macOS and iOS work, to capable creative apps for desktop publishing and illustration. Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those lists that’s padded out with Apple’s own apps, which you’ve almost certainly investigated on the App Store already. Our choices give a bona fide boost to the value you get from your Apple kit.

Apple’s diverse product range covers everything from traditional computers and tablets to smart home accessories and a speaker that can act as your assistant. This issue contains our educated predictions of what to expect from Apple during 2019.

Also in this issue:
  • Hidden powers of the Alt (or Option) key.
  • Create perfect panoramic scenes with Affinity Photo.
  • See how Smart HDR in the latest iPhones improves your photos.
  • Two capacious backup drives go head to head.
  • How to choose the right robot vacuum cleaner.