63 great new ways to im­prove your Mac

Es­sen­tial tips and tricks for OS X, iTunes, Pho­tos & much more!

Mac Format - - CONTENTS - Words: Nick Peers, Nik Rawl­in­son Illustration: Paul Blach­ford

It’s said we only use a tiny per­cent­age of our brain’s full po­ten­tial. The same, sadly, is true of our Macs. Th­ese won­der­ful ma­chines, even the old­est of which far out­strips the com­put­ing power of the kit that put Arm­strong and Aldrin on the moon, spend their days drift­ing about the web, pro­cess­ing your words and tot­ting up col­umns on a spread­sheet. In al­most ev­ery in­stance there’s a bet­ter way of achiev­ing each task, too – whether it’s em­ploy­ing some handy key­board shortcuts, find­ing a work­around for a repet­i­tive, te­dious task, or em­ploy­ing some of the great in­no­va­tions in Ap­ple’s lat­est hard­ware and soft­ware. In the for­mer case, we’re think­ing specif­i­cally of Force Touch, which crops up in the lat­est MacBook and – for desk­tops – Magic Track­pad 2.

We’ve pooled our writ­ers’ ex­per­tise, and their years of liv­ing and work­ing with Macs, to bring you 13 pages packed with the tips and fid­dles they use ev­ery day, whether at home or the of­fice, to get more done in less time. We’ll also show you how to fix some of the most com­mon nig­gles and ir­ri­tants in an oth­er­wise first-class pair­ing of hard­ware, soft­ware and on­line ser­vices.

Some of what fol­lows re­quires El Cap­i­tan, but not much, so even if you’re run­ning an older edi­tion of OS X on an age­ing Mac there’s some­thing here for ev­ery­one.

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