The most “extreme” hard drives, the best Widgets and the MacBook Pro Core 2 duo tests at Macworld in January 2007

The most “extreme” hard drives, the best Widgets and the MacBook Pro Core 2 duo tests at Macworld in January 2007

Essential tutorials and the most reliable tests

Macworld issue 165 also offers you two tutorials so that you can learn how to handle Photoshop’s comparison layers and Illlustrator’s pathfinder like an expert. With the comparison layers you can create multiple versions of your work without flooding your hard drive and with the path finder you can create complex drawings from simple shapes and save a lot of hours of drawing. You’ll also find the best tests of the latest Mac products, including those of the new MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, whose subtle enhancements are together a welcome advance for Apple’s professional notebooks.

All about Photoshop CS3 beta and all the trends for 2007

In the January issue you will also find the most up-to-date information on the beta version of Photoshop CS3 optimized for Mac Intel and an examination of the technological trends that will star in 2007, from multi-core processors or Blu Ray to hybrid hard drives with Flash memory .

Also in digital format!

As usual, the edition in Zinio format is also available, which includes the same contents, with all the links so that you do not have to type them in your browser, it allows you to carry out searches, include annotations, underline paragraphs or print the pages that you’re watching. Look for it now at

Contents Macworld 165, January 2007

“Extreme” hard drives

By Fernando García

Whether for editing video or sound, for your image or music libraries, or for sharing your data on a local network, external drives are one of the solutions most often needed by Macintosh users. In this article we compare the best options, along with wise advice to choose and take advantage of the one that suits you best.

The 40 best Widgets for your Mac

By José Carlos Daganzo

Widgets are very useful, informative, fun, and even almost addictive little programs. In case you have not yet “hooked” on the mini applications, we offer you the top 40 chosen by Macworld readers, contributors and editors.

Enlarge your images with the highest quality

By Ramón González

Besides spending more money on a new digital camera, you can do a lot to enlarge your images without losing quality. In this article we show you the best options to increase the resolution of your images and some tips to keep them looking their best without jagging or other unwanted effects.

Comparison Layers: Simple Versions with Photoshop

By Ramón González

Aperture boasts how easy it is to create versions of an image without increasing the file size. However, Photoshop has in the comparison layers a good tool for these purposes that may be enough if you know how to take advantage of it.

Master the Pathfinder

By Pablo Blasberg

For those who know how to use it, the Pathfinder in Adobe Illustrator (or InDesign) is one of the tools that saves the most time when creating vector drawings. In this practical article we reveal all its secrets.

Advanced: Publish your videos with Flash

By César Tardáguila

In this article we explain how you can create a player with Flash that allows you to reproduce film creations that you have previously edited from iMovie from the Web.

First contact

MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo

High-end laptops

In addition to the processor change, Apple’s new high-end notebooks incorporate subtle differences that together represent a respectable advance for the range. Find out everything that is new and the performance of this review.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro

Pro Tools LE-based music production system

Palm Treo 680

PDA Feature Phone

Vodafone Mobile Connect Modem

GPRS / UMTS / 3G modem with USB connection

XtremeMac MicroMemo

Sound recording accessory for iPod

Quark Interactive Designer

Easy Flash project creation from Quark

Boinx FotoMagico 1.8

Create slideshows and slideshows

M-Audio JamLab

USB sound interface for electric guitars

BBEdit 8.5

Text editor


Mobile phone integration with Mac

Brother DCP-750CW

Multifunctional equipment

Belinea 1980 S1

19 inch TFT monitor