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“Few of us actually give a fig about what personal info apps are storing of ours” I’m sure we’re all guilty of being blasé about our digital lives in some way. Many of us use the same password for multiple online accounts simply because it’s easier. Many of us grant access to certain features of our devices (the camera, the mic…) to apps regardless of whether they actually need it, simply to whizz through the setup process faster. And precious few of us actually give a fig about what personal information certain apps are storing of ours and how they intend to use it. But if anything positive came as a result of the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal then it prompted many of us to question exactly what we’re signing up to – or rather signing away – when we create online accounts and generally be a lot more protective of our personal data. Starting on page 14 you will find our complete guide to protecting all aspects of your digital life – from denying access to key personal info to monitoring what your kids are up to, it should help to sure up your own personal protection and lessen the chances of you being hacked. Enjoy the issue!

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This month our creative expert demonstrates how to make the most of creative colours to enhance your photos and how to clone people in your Final Cut Pro projects.




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Contents... Discover the creative treats in store this month

Don’t Get

Hacked! The ultimate guide to securing your files, avoiding malware, preventing online identity theft and protecting your children


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Discover how to use your new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil to create professional-looking projects in Pages


Get more from your devices 24 Photos • Get creative with colour to make retro-looking shots

26 iMovie • Use creative cuts and transitions in your projects

28 Final Cut Pro X


Make your Mac your own by customising the desktop

• Employ the split screen technique to clone people

30 GarageBand • Have fun with the new Toy Box sounds in the iOS update

32 Logic Pro X • Road-test the new Chromaverb reverb effect

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10 ways to cover your online tracks in Safari on your iPhone

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• Create eye-catching email signatures with Text Edit • Use the Terminal app to autoupdate your Mac software • Mount and use online storage with CloudMounter • Customise your Mac folders • How to play hidden retro games in Terminal • Customise your desktop

58 iOS • Use multiple clipboards on your iPhone • Check your iPhone’s battery health in iOS 11.3 • Manage your iPhone Safari tabs with one touch • Edit Word docs in Pages • Master Twitter’s new Timestamps mode • How to bulk-remove your Facebook apps • 10 ways to cover your online tracks in Safari • Schedule Night Shift mode

74 watchOS • How to control your HomePod using your Apple Watch

76 Apple TV

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Also this month… Features, reviews and expert advice 08 Trending News

We look at Apple’s commitment to combating climate change to create a healthier environment

10 5 Things

Find out what we’ve discovered this month, including the Final Cut Pro update and the new red iPhone 8

12 5-Minute Projects

Tips on how to get more out of your macOS and iOS apps and settings

80 Genius Bar

Fix your common Apple problems with our resident Apple Genius

98 Time Machine

Take a trip down memory lane with classic Apple hardware

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86 N  ew 9.7-inch iPad 88 B  enQ GW2480 Full HD IPS monitor 89 G  oXtreme Vision 4K Action Cam 90 G  roov-e Ultra Wireless Headphones 91 K  itSound Diggit Bluetooth Speaker 92 A  ccessories 94 M  indManager 11 96 M  agibot

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Inside the world’s greenest company As Apple announces it is now powered 100% by clean energy, we look in detail at its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment

Daisy disassembles your iPhone, retrieving components that contain high-quality materials.

“We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it,” says Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “After years of hard work we’re proud to have reached this significant milestone.” That milestone is of course the news that Apple, the world’s biggest and most successful company, is now powered by 100 per cent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centres and co-located facilities in 43 countries and comes after years and years of hard work and commitment on Apple’s part.



Tim Cook continued: “We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it.” So how exactly does Apple intend to do that? For a start, Apple and its partners, have been building new renewable energy projects around the world, improving the energy options

for local communities and even entire countries. These projects make the most of the cutting-edge of renewable technologies, from well-known solutions like solar arrays and wind farms, all the way to emerging technologies like biogas fuel cells, micro-hydro generation systems and energy storage. Perhaps the most famous of Apple’s projects is Apple Park, Apple’s new spaceship-like office HQ in California. It’s easily the largest LEED (the most widely used green building rating system)

“We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products”

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“Apple Park is easily the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America”

A global project And it’s not just in America where Apple is putting green technologies first. In China, for example, over 485 megawatts of wind and solar projects have been developed across six provinces to address upstream manufacturing emissions. Similarly in Singapore, where land is scarce, Apple adapted and built its renewable energy on 800 rooftops. And in Denmark Apple is currently constructing two new data centres that will run on 100 per cent renewable energy from day one. In total, Apple currently has 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totalling 626 megawatts of generation capacity, with 286 megawatts of solar PV generation coming online in 2017 – its most ever in one year. Apple also recently announced nine additional


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Apple’s new Cupertino HQ is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, in part from a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop solar installation.

Platinum-certified office building in North America and already powered by 100% renewable energy. Apple Park includes a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop solar installation and four megawatts of biogas fuel cells, and is controlled by a microgrid with battery storage. Projects like this have reduced greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) by 54 percent from its facilities worldwide and prevented nearly 2.1 million metric tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere.

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manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100 per cent clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23. Altogether, clean energy from supplier projects helped avoid over 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases from being emitted in 2017 – the equivalent of taking more than 300,000 cars off the road. This is a highly impressive start, but Apple isn’t stopping there.

Apple is also innovating when it comes to recycling. Remember Liam, Apple’s first disassembly robot launched in 2016? Well, Liam has morphed into Daisy, a robot that can more efficiently disassemble iPhone parts to recover valuable materials hidden inside. Daisy is made from some of Liam’s parts and is capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone. Daisy can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components, so that Apple can recover materials that traditional recyclers can’t – and at a higher quality. In the lead up to Earth Day on April 30, and as part of its GiveBack recycling program, Apple made a donation to Conservation International with every returned device. Customers got Apple Store credits to spend on new products and Conservation International received a donation to support its efforts to protect the environment. “At Apple, we’re constantly working toward smart solutions to address climate change and conserve our planet’s precious resources,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “In recognition of Earth Day, we are making it as simple as possible for our customers to recycle devices and do something good for the planet through Apple GiveBack. We’re also thrilled to introduce Daisy to the world, as she represents what’s possible when innovation and conservation meet.” In China, solar panels are mounted high off the ground to let sunlight shine through, so grass can grow – and local yaks can eat it.




Apple releases (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8

Special edition iPhone on sale now

Things we learned this month

New ProRes feature added to Final Cut  Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 includes a new format called ProRes which enables editors to import, edit and grade pristine footage with RAW data from the camera sensor. The update also adds advanced closed captioning tools that allow video editors to easily view, edit and deliver captions from right within the app. Both headline features have been added to Apple’s secondary apps Motion and Compressor. 10


Apple has added a stunning red finish to its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with the (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition. A portion of the proceeds of this new phone goes directly to global fund HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counselling, treatment and prevention programs with a specific focus on eliminating transmission of the virus from mothers to their babies.

Deborah Dugan, (RED)’s CEO explains, “The more than $160 million Apple has donated [to the RED global fund] in the last 11 years today equates to more than 800 million days of lifesaving ARV medication… We’re honoured that Apple has dedicated its resources to our purpose, and can’t wait to see customers bring our mission to life through the purchase of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition.”

Google way ahead in home automation race Siri Apple lags woefully behind Google in the number of home automation services it can connect to. On its blog, Google posted: “Over the past year, we’ve made great progress ensuring that the Google Assistant can work with

all types of connected devices, and now every major device brand works with the Assistant in the US. Today, the Google Assistant can connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home.” In comparison, Apple’s Siri and HomeKit can connect to just 200.

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A portion of the proceeds from sales of the (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 go towards HIV/AIDS research…

Apple discontinues AirPort Wireless router range Apple Airport Time has been called on Apple’s long-forgotten AirPort (Express, Extreme, Time Capsule) wireless range. The Wi-Fi router range, which was optimised for Mac and iOS devices, hadn’t been updated for five years and development had been stopped in recent years with little chance for any update. An Apple spokesman confirmed the news to blog site iMore: “We’re discontinuing the Apple AirPort base station products. They will be available through, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last.” Apple has since officially recommended routers that offer 802.11ac, dualband support, WPA2 Personal encryption, and MIMO or MU-MIMO.

More record financial Apple results  Apple news

Apple confounded rumours of a dip in iPhone sales with best-ever second quarter results to March 2018 – $61.1 billion, an increase of 16 per cent from the year-ago quarter. “We’re thrilled to report our best March quarter ever, with strong revenue growth in iPhone, Services and Wearables,” says Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Customers chose iPhone X more than any other iPhone each week in the March quarter, just as they did following its launch in the December quarter. We also grew revenue in all of our geographic segments.” 186



5 to try today


minute projects


ne of the most-used apps on our Macs and iOS devices is Notes. We use it on a daily basis to create to-do lists, capture random thoughts and to paste things we have copied from other apps. So this month we figured we’d base our quick projects on getting the most out of this great app.



Access from Control Centre 1

As you never know when inspiration is going to strike, it makes sense to always have your Notes app close to hand so you never forget a good idea. Thankfully, in iOS 11, you can now incorporate it into your Control Centre…

1Go to Settings

2 Add the option 3 Swipe to access

1Go to Settings

2 Tap the option 3Choose action

Go to Settings>Control Centre and then tap on the ‘Customise Controls’ option to configure it your preferred way.

Scroll down and you will see all of the controls not currently utilised in your Control Centre. Tap on ‘Notes’ to add it.

Now you can quickly access your Notes app by simply swiping up and then selecting it from your Control Centre.

Access with Apple Pencil 2

If you own an iPad Pro or a new 9.7-inch iPad then you can use the Apple Pencil to access the Notes app quickly and easily by tapping its nib anywhere on your iPad’s Lock screen. What happens next is down to you though…

Open up your iPad’s Settings app and then scroll down to the ‘Notes’ section. This lists options for your account, view and more.

Scroll down and you will see an option called ‘Access Notes from Lock Screen’ – tap on this to see an array of options.

Tap on one of the options available. For example, picking the ‘Always Create New Note’ is handy for capturing new ideas.

Collaborate on taking notes 3

One of the best recent additions to the macOS Notes app is the ability to share notes with other people and then collaborate on them together. This can be very useful for fleshing out ideas and you can easily track all the changes.



1Click on the icon 2 Choose method 3 Set options When you want to start collaborating on a note, click on the icon in the top-right corner of the Notes interface.

You will now be able to choose how you would like to send your invitation. Pick one and then click on ‘Share’.

When you start sharing, click on the collaborate icon again and you will be able to tick an option to ‘Highlight all changes’.


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