Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine.
In the May issue
In the May issue, we look back at Mac OS X, which shipped 20 years ago. See its evolution and how macOS will steer Apple for the next 20 years. Find out how worried you should be about your M1 Mac's SSD lifespan. Learn how to consolidate mail from multiple Macs.
Also in this month's issue:
• MacUser: How Apple flips the switch and keeps bringing in new customers. Plus, the latest rumors on the Apple Car project
• MacUser Reviews: PDF Squeezer 4, OWC Thunderbolt 3 mini Dock
• iOS Central: Can Apple handle the great responsibility that is the App Store? Also, what Wi-Fi 6E means for the future of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple's A15 processor: How fast will it be?
• Working Mac: Does a Time Machine drive need to be always on with a Mac? Troubleshooting tips for using an old iMac as an external display for a Thunderbolt 3 Mac
• Playlist: Studio One 5 Professional review: A top-notch, unique competitor for Logic X
• Mac 911: How to share a password via AirDrop from iOS 14, iPadOS 14, or macOS. What you need to do to prepare your digital assets in case of death.
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