It doesn’t matter what Mac or iOS device you use, you need the internet for them, and your home network is where you’ll spend the most time connecting your devices to it. Most broadband connections and routers are free from bad reception these days, but with more and more devices being connected in your home the strain on your network has never been greater, particularly with smart home gadgets like multiroom speakers, thermostats and
IP cameras. That’s why we’ve uncovered some great ways to maximise your home Wi-Fi network in this issue, so that all your Macs, iPhones, iPads and internet-connected accessories perform to their best at all times of the day.
Core to your online activity is iCloud, and this month we’ve dived back into the Photos app to show you how to get more from it in El Capitan and how it all relates to iCloud Photo
Library – something we hear a lot about from readers. The cloud is one aspect of your storage, but your Mac’s local drives are the main home for your files. In this month’s project we show you how to maintain all your storage devices so that you can minimise the threat of data disasters in the future. Turn to page 62 to get started. Finally, we saw the release of the smaller iPhone and new
9.7-inch iPad Pro in late March. Get the low-down on page 14, and look out for full reviews of them next time.