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Reloading… Dashboard

It was interesting, it was convenient and it was innovative. So why did Apple drop the Dashboard from OS X? Let’s take a look at the Mac feature that never caught on.

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
March 2022

Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories

There was trouble in Liberty City long before GTA3 changed gaming forever.

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
March 2022

FRITZ!Repeater 6000 WiFi Extender

The easy way to extend your wireless network.

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
March 2022

GameSir T4 Mini Multi-platform Game Controller

A better way to blast the baddies?

1 min read
Essential Apple User Magazine
March 2022

Do You Need a Chromebook?

However much you love your Macs, a cheap and cheerful Chromebook could be their ideal companion. Let’s see how a Chrome OS notebook could augment your Apple computing needs.

10+ mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
March 2022

AKVIS OilPaint 10.0

Are these pictures worth a thousand words?

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
March 2022

Airfoil 5.10

An audio enthusiasts’ dream...

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
March 2022

Austrian Audio PB17 Professional Business Headset

You’re coming through, loud and clear...

2 mins read
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March 2022

Angry Birds Journey

It’s official – Angry Birds is fun to play again!

3 mins read
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March 2022

Acer C250i Portable LED Projector

It’s a curious-looking creature, but can it deliver the goods?

3 mins read
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March 2022

GameSir X2 - Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller

Can this cunning controller turn your iPhone into a handheld gaming device?

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
February 2022

FRITZ!Box 7530 AX Wireless Router

Is it worth upgrading your router to this Wi-Fi 6 model?

3 mins read
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February 2022

Reloading…Dead Space

Remembering the App Store classics that are sadly no longer with us. In space no one can hear you scream about the control method.

4 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
February 2022

Equipment for Stargazing

There comes a time when you want to see more than what’s available with the naked eye. Whether it’s the rings of Saturn, the bands of cloud around Jupiter or some of the more impressive nebula, you’ll need a telescope or a pair of good binoculars. Here’s a guide to what to look for.

6 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
February 2022

Edifier R33BT Active Bluetooth Computer Speakers

Another month, another set of speakers...

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
February 2022

A watchOS Timeline

Unsurprisingly, watchOS 1.0 launched with the original Apple Watch in April, 2015. Since then we’ve had regular updates to the Apple Watch’s operating system, with the latest being watchOS 8.1.

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
February 2022

iOS 15 Home Screen - How to Organise it

The Home screen is at the heart of your iPhone. It’s through the Home screen you open apps, organise them into folders, edit and use Home screen widgets and more. The previous release of the iOS operating system brought some great new features such as the App Library and using Widgets on the Home screen. Follow this guide to master your iPhone’s Home screen.

5 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2022

Monterey's Menus - A Key Mac Feature

Whether it’s a pull-down menu accessed by clicking on the top bar of your desktop or a contextual menu found by right-clicking or ctrl-clicking on a file or folder, you need to know how to use your menus if you are to get the most out of your Mac and Monterey. Here’s a guide to your Mac’s menus.

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2022

Notification Centre -Information Feature

The Notification Centre in iOS 15 has had a great visual redesign. Now, when you get notifications from people, such as incoming messages, their photo is displayed next to the notification. Notifications from apps have bigger icons showing which app sent them, and non-urgent notifications can be collated and delivered when you’re not as busy. Read on to find out how to organise and use your notifications.

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2022

Reloading…The Apple Newton

It was arguably the first PDA, and it pioneered (badly), handwriting recognition. But what was the Apple Newton, and why is such a flaky device so fondly remembered? Let’s take a look at this mid-Nineties misfire.

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2022

Super-Fast 5G

Once again, the 13-series iPhones feature 5G connectivity. This is the fifth generation of the broadband cellular networks standard, and it’s very fast. All four iPhones in the iPhone 13 series feature 5G, and it’s compatible with 3G and 4G for areas that don’t yet have a 5G infrastructure.

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
January 2022

Reloading…Comic Book Heroes

Superheroes have been a staple of entertainment for decades, since Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman (the caped crusader hadn’t added ‘The’ to his monicker quite yet!) took the army of masked avengers from the printed page to the big screen. From lunchboxes to action figures and clothing to tie-in video games, superheroes are a genre to themselves. Mimicking the movies that inspired them, while many are treasured by fans the majority of tie-in games ride the wave of hype and are then forgotten. In the case of the games covered here, they’re deleted from the App Store as well as our memories, so we thought we would go back and look at these lost games to see if they can get our Spidey senses tingling.

10 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
September 2021

Total War: ROME Remastered

I’m Spartacus, and so’s my wife!

3 mins read
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September 2021

JOBY GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit

Fancy yourself as the new Steven Spielberg? Grab this bundle and get filming.

3 mins read
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September 2021

Nanoleaf Triangle Starter Kit

Can this smart system bring a little light into your life?

3 mins read
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September 2021

DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo

Can this pocket-sized auto-stabilising 4K video camera take your movie-making to the next level?

2 mins read
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September 2021

Envoy Pro SX Thunderbolt Portable 480GB SSD

For when you need portable storage that can really take the knocks.

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
September 2021

Max Payne Mobile

Most console-to-iOS games are a Payne in the butt!

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
September 2021

Bike Baron 2

A sequel to a motocross-inspired game with added charm but now with less customisation. Vroom vroom, crash!

3 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
September 2021

Dead Cells

Fight, dodge and slam. Die, then do it all again.

2 mins read
Essential Apple User Magazine
September 2021

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