MacFor­mat’s top five fea­tures

Mac Format - - APPLE WORLD -

Home screen

Your home for apps was never go­ing to work in a static fash­ion like iOS de­vices. So, Ap­ple’s quickly scrol­lable Home screen is the per­fect so­lu­tion. Although tiny, those round app icons are easy to press in­di­vid­u­ally.

Dig­i­tal Crown

With such a small screen space, the Dig­i­tal Crown not only fixes the prob­lem of cov­er­ing the screen with a fin­ger, it also en­hances apps. In Maps it’s bet­ter than pinch-to-zoom, and the Con­tacts wheel is a joy to use.

Glances

With the clock as your main screen, you don’t want to al­ways press one of the but­tons to bring up info or an app. Swip­ing up from the bot­tom of the clock screen gives you quick ac­cess to Set­tings and up to 20 apps.

Ac­tiv­ity

Work­out is the app for run­ners and cy­clists, but your gen­eral fit­ness is logged with the sim­ple and beau­ti­ful Ac­tiv­ity app. Set your goals and track progress in de­tail with the com­pan­ion app that’s in­stalled on your iPhone.

Ping iPhone

It’s not been talked about much, but one swipe up from the clock screen and you’ll get Set­tings as your first Glance. Here you can ac­ti­vate Air­plane Mode and more, and ping your iPhone if you’re not sure where you put it down.

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