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MacFormat, issue 311

The latest issue of Future’s best-selling Mac title is out now, and features two tutorials and a review from yours truly.

The tutorials reveal how to set up your own free VPN service using macOS Server, plus install Elementary OS on to older Macs. I’ve also submitted a single-page review of Crossover for Mac 16.

For more details and to order a copy, please click here. To subscribe to the magazine, please click here.

Finally, my guide to setting up macOS Server on an older Mac, published in issue 310, is now available to read online at TechRadar.

It’s oh so quiet… MacFormat and Linux Format

… Apologies for the lack of updates recently, it’s not down to a sudden fallow patch, but just a lack of time. Here’s part one of a list of what’s been published in the past couple of months.

MacFormat: my guide to optimising the performance of virtual machines in macOS was published in issue 309, and is now available to read online at TechRadar.  Issue 310 has now been published, and includes my four-page guide to setting up an older Mac as a centralised server.

Linux Format: my regular series on using the command line via the Terminal has come to a temporary halt with a pair of tutorials: the first, on using environmental variables, appeared in issue 219, and the second, which looks at alternative Terminal emulators, was published in issue 220. Issue 220 also saw my four-page tutorial on programming IoT devices using Wyliodrin appear.

MacFormat, issue 304

MacFormat 304The latest issue of Future’s best-selling magazine for Mac users is on the newsagents’ shelves now. I’ve contributed two tutorials – a guide to recovering an old hard drive and a project explaining how to digitally sign and encrypt email. I also wrote a review on the Buffalo LinkStation LS520DE network hard drive, and a head-to-head comparing the Nest Cam Indoor with the D-Link DCS-8200LH security camera.

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MacFormat, issue 302

mac302The latest issue of MacFormat has now been published, and features another four-page Project of mine for the Skills section: a guide to controlling your smart home using IFTTT to link uncommunicative devices together. I’ve also contributed the group test – a roundup of six large-capacity hard drives – as well as a head-to-head review of two more hard drives and a half-page review of MacFamilyTree 8. For details and to order, please click here.

MacFormat 298 – build an AirPlay receiver for under £50

mac298The latest issue of Future’s bestselling Mac magazine has hit the newsstands, and features my four-page project on building an AirPlay receiver using a Raspberry Pi Zero and PiDAC-Zero add-on for under £50.

It’s not often I get ridiculously over-excited about stuff I write, but this is the exception. My Pi Zero-powered music box has taken pride of place in my home stereo setup, and is used on a daily basis to deliver superb sounding music to my office.

You can pick up the current issue here, or click here for details of subscribing to the recently revamped magazine, packed full of useful and interesting content for any Mac user.

MacFormat issues 295 and 296

mac295Issue 296 of the beautifully redesigned MacFormat is now with subscribers, and should be in the shops next week. It features my half-page review of the Synology RT1900ac router, and has to be one of the most brilliant redesigns I’ve ever seen.

In the meantime, you can still pick up issue 295, which featured my co-written (with Nik Rawlinson) feature, 63 great new ways to improve your Mac. I also contributed a two-page guide to adding a secondary layer of encryption to your cloud-hosted data using Viivo and a half-page review of iPulse.