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New pro Lytro camera coming – but will it be better than the disappointing first version?

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at 01:00pm April 22 2014

When I reviewed the original Lytro camera for MacFormat, I was disappointed. It was such an exciting premise – taking ‘focus-less’ photos where you had the creative control to refocus the shot after you’d taken it – and it looked weird and intriguing and new. But the pictures it took were poor; camera phones from fully a decade earlier were taking better, cleaner, more colour-pure shots. My fingers are tightly…

Revealed: Razer’s iOS 7 games controller and app

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at 01:58pm March 31 2014
Razer Kazuya renders

We’ve received images and information about Project Kazuyo, an unannounced iOS 7 games controller that’s being developed by Razer, which specialises in gaming-focussed PCs and peripherals. It will be an case-style controller, and will feature re-mappable buttons thanks to an accompanying app. Kazuyo has leaked previously, but our information shows some important changes to its design since then. As you can see from the images, Razer’s design is somewhere between…

Save on a MacFormat subscription in our Spring offer!

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at 02:23pm March 18 2014
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Our Spring Sale is on! Save up to 45% on a print magazine subscription in our Spring Sale. We’re celebrating Spring and the inspiration it gives us by discounting all our magazines. Why not treat yourself to a subscription to MacFormat, starting from just £24.49? And we also have discounts for you overseas readers too. Be inspired this Spring!

Get Parallels Access on an Extended Trial!

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at 04:21pm February 5 2014
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With Parallels Access, you can use your Mac or Windows PC applications on your iPad, from anywhere where you have an internet connection. Need Microsoft Office on the move? No problem – if you have it on your Mac, you can remotely access it on your iPad. Want to work on your Scrivener masterpiece while away from your computer? Parallels Access can do that too. As the applications are running…

Free Mac Pro desktop pictures – in 4K!

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at 09:47am January 29 2014
Mac Pro desktops

  The new Mac Pro is here – and so is MacFormat’s official verdict. The new issue of the magazine, out today, is packed with information about it, including benchmarks, advice on which build-to-order options are worth spending money on, details on upgrading the GPU, CPU and storage, and, of course, MacFormat’s definitive review of Apple’s bold new high-end Mac. You can get all this plus some lovingly shot photos…

Get 50% off any iSkysoft application!

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at 10:42am January 15 2014
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iSkysoft has a great range of Mac applications, and with MacFormat’s exclusive offer, you can get 50% off any of them! Just use our special offer code when you order.

Video: Customise alerts in OS X’s Notification Center

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at 12:00pm October 29 2013
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In this week’s free video tutorial, our pals from ScreenCastsOnline show you how to customise alerts in OS X’s Notificaiton Center.

How safe are you online? Take our test!

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at 02:57pm October 11 2013

In the new issue of MacFormat, we show you how to how to stay safe online. “Ah, but Macs don’t get viruses”, you say, “so I don’t have to worry about security”. While it’s true there are fewer viruses for the Mac than for PCs (and essentially none for iOS), that doesn’t mean you’re safe online. The dangers of getting tricked into giving away personal information, using insecure passwords and…

Do you do something cool with a Mac?

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at 11:53am October 9 2013
I Use My Mac For examples

We love finding out about people doing interesting things with their Macs – so much so that we showcase them in every issue of the magazine! If you do something cool with your Mac, let us know! One thing we find often is that people don’t think what they do is big or important enough. Let us decide that! Our favourite people are those doing something unexpected – such as…

Video: Get to grips with Notification Center in OS X Mountain Lion

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at 04:23pm September 24 2013
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In this week’s free video tutorial, our pals from ScreenCastsOnline show how Notification Center works, and how to reach it whether you’re using a mouse, keyboard or a trackpad.

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