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What about Time Machine?
>Time Machine has a bit of a reputation; in its early days, it often slowed down your Mac in everyday use and took forever to restore anything from a backup. Today, though, it’s very solid and reliable: for many users we think it’s by far the simples
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Move To A NEW MAC
Welcoming a new family member is always a joy, and there’s nothing quite like the rush of excitment you get from unboxing a brand new Mac. But like all newborns, your brand new Apple machine needs some help with the basics: while every Mac comes full
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Lock It Up
> $500 (around £368), lockly.com > Filling that tricky space on sliding doors with narrow frames, Lockly’s super-thin smart lock can be unlocked with voice commands, with your phone, or by using its clever randomising PIN pad which thwarts shoulder s
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Fast Chargers
ON TEST… > Anker PowerPort Atom III > Chargeasap 200W Omega USB-C > Belkin BoostCharge Dual 68W > RAVPower PD Pioneer 65W 2-Port Many people now own several mobile devices, often some combination of laptop, smartphone, and tablet. So charging is more
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Matt Bolton…
As I write, there are strong rumours that the new MacBook Pros coming soon will drop the Touch Bar as part of a new design, and will revert to using good ol’ fashioned function keys. This may not turn out to be true, but if it’s ever going to be remo
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Trust Eaze Wireless Headphones
> £34.99 FROM Trust International, trust.com FEATURES Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio connector and cable, 30-hour battery life Can’t quite stretch to the £549 for Apple’s new AirPods Max? Thankfully, the Trust Eaze headphones are a much more affordable alter
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Upgrading from Thunderbolt 2 to 3
Q My Mac mini 2014 has several external disks for Time Machine and other storage. When my M1 Mac mini arrives, will they work with it? A In general, M1 Macs should work with all existing disks as long as they can be connected to its Thunderbolt 3/4 o
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Marshall Uxbridge Voice
> £170 FROM Marshall, marshallheadphones.com > FEATURES AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast or Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth 4.2; 168x128x123mm, 1.4kg The Marshall amp is a classic design, well known to rock fans with its sturdy wooden cabinet and distinctive fro
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Missed An Issue?
ISSUE 361 FEBRUARY 2021 Best ever free apps – for Mac and iOS Step-by-step Apple Shortcuts guide First look: AirPods Max headphones Easy upgrades for a home cinema ISSUE 360 JANUARY 2021 Apple’s best ever laptop: MacBook Air MacBook Pro 13-inch power
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IOS Vulnerabilities Shocks Researcher
Security researcher Matthew Green has said his team were “shocked” by the vulnerabilities they discovered in both iOS and Android. Green, a cryptographer at John Hopkins University, said, “I came into this project thinking that these phones are reall
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Belkin SoundForm Elite
> £279.99 FROM Belkin, belkin.com > FEATURES AirPlay 2, Bluetooth 5.0, 10W wireless charging pad Belkin’s SoundForm Elite speaker was developed in conjunction with the hi-fi experts at Devialet, so it’s a serious bit of audio kit. Available in black
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Apple TV
From £149 Apple’s media streamer has been around since 2007, when it ran Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Four generations later and it’s a different beast entirely, running its own OS (tvOS) and available in Apple TV HD (£149) and Apple TV 4K (from £179) guises
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BestPhotos 3.0
> Free (IAPs) FROM Eric Welander, bestphotosapp.com > NEEDS iOS 14 Eric Welander’s BestPhotos – Library Manager app allows easy organisation of photos. You can browse the Photos library on your iPhone or iPad to locate duplicate photos, or photos tha
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AirPods Max
From £549 Apple’s rather expensive over-ear headphones are finally here. The aluminium cups rotate independently, the knitted mesh headband helps reduce on-head pressure, and the Digital Crown helps you to control your audio with ease. More important
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Get Started With Luminar AI
IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to import, adjust and share your shots with the help from AI YOU’LL NEED Luminar AI (from £59), macOS 10.13.6 or later Luminar AI is designed to analyse a shot and suggest a collection of one-click templates
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Your First New Backup
> You’ve successfully moved in! Now what? The first thing you should do when you’ve got your new Mac just-so is to make a complete backup of everything that’s on it, ideally in a different place or on a different device to the clone or backup you use
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IMac
From £1,049 Ever since the famous Bondi Blue iMac debuted in August 1998, Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer has been setting standards in gorgeous design and powerful performance. Apple’s innovation was as clear back then as it is today – the iMac
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Location Location Location: Top Widgets For Where You Are
> Free FROM what3words.com > NEEDS iOS 11 or later This app assigns unique three-word names to every three-metre square on the planet, helping you pinpoint exactly where you are if you find yourself lost or in trouble. Its widgets show a map with you
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Crave CES 2021 SPECIAL
>$3,000 (about £2,195) >jbl.com > Reaching your 75th year is cause enough for celebration – doubly so when you’re a brand as venerable as JBL. To celebrate, the company has launched the SA750, a gorgeously retro integrated amplifier with a very moder
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Corsair TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 Dock
> £269.99 FROM Corsair, corsair.com FEATURES 2x HDMI, 2x USB-A, 2x USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, Gigabit Ethernet, 85W charging The Corsair TBT100 multi-port dock can supply up to 85W of power to your laptop as well as up to 15W to its USB-C ports and 7.5W t
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Apple Choice
Our authoritative reviews help you make more informed choices AIRPODS MAX p74 > 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 o
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AirPods Max
> £549 FROM Apple, apple.com/uk FEATURES Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), 2x optical sensors, 2x position sensors, 2x case-detect sensors, 2x accelerometers, 1x gyroscope, 9x microphones (8x for ANC, 3x for voice pickup), H1 chip, Digital Crown, up t
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Migrating Old Backups To Big Sur
Q I’ve previously used the tmutil command to migrate my backups, but that returned an error when I upgraded to Big Sur. How can I continue using my existing backups? A Big Sur offers two different forms of Time Machine backup: it can continue using t
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Health And Fitness
Modern technology is often blamed for turning us all into couch potatoes, glued to our device screens and blocking out the real world. But your iOS device can be a powerful tool to help you lead a better, fitter, healthier life. Widgets have a key pa
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Evernote 10
> Free (Premium plan £4.99/month) FROM Evernote, evernote.com NEEDS iOS 13.2 or later Evernote is a do-everything app that you can use to organise notes, to-do lists, web links, and documents. Version 10 moves it to a new codebase that promises impro
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Protecting Privacy And Helping Fight COVID-19
>In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple partnered with Google to build a framework for contact tracing apps. The Exposure Notifications tool, now part of iOS, uses random Bluetooth identifiers to help determine whether someone has been exposed t
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AirBuddy 2
> £9 FROM Guilherme Rambo, v2.airbuddy.app > NEEDS macOS 10.14.6 or later Apple’s wireless earphones and Beats-branded headphones work well with iPhone or iPad. Their integration with macOS, on the other hand, is more basic. AirBuddy 2 runs mostly fr
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Best Buys…
PHOTO EDITOR (MAC) From £59 skylum.com If you want to improve your photos without spending too much, this is the app for you. If you’re worried that you don’t have the know-how for technical image edits, this is also the app for you! The software use
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Media Picks
[ALBUM] Kings of Leon £9.99 Five years since Kings of Leon’s last release (2016’s Walls), Covid has only made the Followill family even more keen to put out new material. [AUDIOBOOK] JM Barrie £4.99 The children’s classic read by Kit Harington, Joann
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Unified Memory Vs Integrated Graphics
If you’re thinking ‘hang on, isn’t unified memory the same as the integrated graphics you get in laptops?’, you’re almost right. But there are some key differences between, say, the Intel UHD Graphics 630 in the current 16-inch MacBook Pro and the un
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