Mac & i issue 4/2023 now in stores
The Mac & i issue 4/2023 is now available in stores, it is also available in the Heise Shop in print format (free shipping for a few days) and as a PDF. The booklet includes the following topics:
Apple Vision Pro – The Next Big Thing?
With the Vision Pro, Apple wants to herald the era of “spatial computing” and ventures into new territory. Competitors like Meta have long invested billions in the development of VR headsets. However, no one has sparked a conflagration as far as acceptance is concerned. Apple could do that again in the long run. Our editors Inge Schwabe and Leo Becker explain why. They also present the technology and operation of the glasses in detail.
MacBook Air 15″ and Mac Studio M2 in review
While the Vision Pro is still a thing of the future, the Macs presented at the same time in June are already available. For the first time, the new MacBook Air offers a 15-inch diagonal screen in an impressively flat case. And the Mac Studio promises a leap in performance, thanks to the M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips. Johannes Schuster explains how good the devices are in the tests.
Improvements from iOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10 & Co
In the fall, Apple will release the next round of updates for the operating systems. The Mac & i introduces many detailed improvements that users have been wanting for a long time: widgets continue the triumphant advance in all Apple systems, the new standby mode turns the iPhone into a dashboard, the iPad lock screen is more flexible, Macs deliver one much better screen sharing and the Apple Watch dares a break in key features.
Indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras with app
Although networked cameras cannot catch thieves, they can catch them in the act, film them independently and inform the user. How well do current models work? Holger Zelder clarifies this in a large comparison.
The table of contents of Mac & i 4/2023.
Other topics in Mac & i issue 4/2023
The tool Alfred for macOS, which is presented in detail in the issue, helps to increase productivity. If, on the other hand, it is not your own workflow that is causing poor performance, but the hardware, switching to ChromeOS Flex on an old Mac can help.
Passwords are tiring: If they are too complex, you forget them quickly. If they are easy to guess or fall into the hands of criminals, they no longer protect. A sensible alternative is available in the form of passkeys. The Mac & i clarifies how well the login procedure works on Apple devices.
For companies, our tips help to make emails with BIMI more trustworthy. In another article we explain how to present a company or institution on Apple Maps.
As always, the new issue contains lots of other tips and tricks, tests of apps, accessories and games. Included in detailed articles:
Bike, car and ride sharing via AppMastodon apps in comparisonBeats Studio Buds +: AirPods alternative with ANCFinal Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPadGraphicConverter 12 for many photo formats
Mac & i issue 4/2023 has been available in well-stocked newsagents since August 3rd. You can also purchase it as a print or PDF edition in the Heise Shop (printed copies will be shipped free of charge until August 10), read it in the browser or download it to the Mac & i app for iPhone and iPad, Android devices and Kindle Fire.
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