A new year, a new issue of Essential AppleUser Magazine, but the same old threats to our Apple gear. Malware is an age-old problem, but it hasn’t gone away. That’s why, in this issue, we take an in-depth look at security threats to your Mac, iPhone and iPad, including viruses, hacking, scareware, fake emails and more. Starting on Page 18, we take you through the dangers affecting your computers and mobile gear, and how to avoid them. With our help, you can be safe in the new year.
Using a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a popular way to secure your online activities. But what is a VPN, and how does it help? We catch up with NordVPN’s Daniel Markuson to find out. Check out our exclusive interview starting on Page 36.
We’ve two brand-new Macs to tell you about this issue. The Mac Pro has been extensively featured in previous issues. Unusually for Apple, we got a lot of advance warning on this one. Over on Page 42, we round up the options available when you buy a Mac Pro, and look at the most expensive model you can configure using the Apple Online Store. On Page 48, it’s the notebook’s turn, with the brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new models replace the old 15-inch MacBook Pros, but the difference is more than an inch of screen space. As you’ll see, there are massive improvements across the board.
In our Gadgets Gallery starting on Page 56, we not only look at some of the best new bits and pieces for your Apple gear, but also round up the finest accessories currently available for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. After all, if you’ve splashed out on a new notebook, you’ll want a new bag, sleeve and stand for it, right?
What are the games we most liked in the year gone by? If you’re looking for something to play over Christmas or into the New Year, check out our round-up of the best gaming titles for the Mac, iPhone and iPad released in 2019. All our favourites are there, as you can see for yourself on Page 64.
And in our Tutorial section, starting on Page 74, we bring you guides on how to get your Apple computers and mobile devices to play nicely together. Start a job on one device and continue on another, open your Mac with your Apple Watch, sync with iCloud and more. It’s all in Essential AppleUser Magazine!