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iCreateiCreate

iCreate

No. 195

iCreate is the creative magazine for Apple computer users. Made for Mac users by Mac users, it provides sumptuously designed, essential content for Apple aficionados and switchers alike. Featuring in-depth tutorials in iMovie, iPhoto and the rest of the iLife applications as well as iTunes and Mac OS X, it is the magazine no Apple addict can be without. If Apple made a magazine, it would be iCreate. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome

Apps are an alluring force that keeps our focus honed on our Apple devices for much longer than is probably advisable. We all have our favourites, all mentally tagged in a go-to order from when we first peel our eyes open to when they are gently eased into a Night Shift-aided slumber, but when was the last time you looked beyond the essentials? This issue, we thought it was time to trawl the App Stores for the best apps that you might not be familiar with – entertainment apps, navigational apps and apps to better aid your interests and hobbies. We have collected up 109 of these unsung must-haves on Mac and iOS in one handy showcase that you can read on page 16 now.Also in this issue, we…

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meet the experts

David Crookes This month our iOS expert demonstrates the latest social networking features of Instagram and WhatsApp, including how to message single members of a group chat. Shaun McGill Tech expert Shaun has been trawling the App Stores this month to bring you the 109 most essential apps to download and try out on your Mac or iOS devices. George Cairns Our creative expert demonstrates how to reduce the noise in your photos, crop and compose your videos in iMovie and animate your footage in Final Cut Pro X. Facebook iCreateMagazine Twitter @iCreateMagazine Instagram icreate_mag Email icreate@futurenet.com ■…

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say hello to services – apple’s next big financial win

Since 2016, sales of smartphones across the world have declined dramatically. In 2018 there was approximately  a decline of six per cent. Samsung, the market leader with a 20 per cent share of global sales, saw a massive 13 per cent drop in sales last year – and Apple hasn’t been able to avoid a downturn in sales of its iconic iPhone either. Apple has revised its financials for the current quarter, and the response has been typically over the top. On the surface, the $5-billion deficit is quite a talking point, but it’s far from doom and gloom. Even so, Apple’s shares slumped at the news, and Tim Cook had to write a letter to investors explaining the reasons for the financial shortfall.To find the main reason…

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app store celebrates record year

Apple’s app ecosystem is front and centre in all our lives, and last year was another record-breaker for the various  App Stores. Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve alone, App Store spending topped a mind-boggling $1.22 billion. Customers also spent over $322 million on New Year’s Day 2019, and in doing so set a new single-day record. Over that period gaming and self-care were by far the most popular categories of app downloads and subscriptions.Understandably, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller was pretty chuffed with the truly stunning sales figures and quick to praise the brains behind the apps. “Thanks to the inspiring work of our talented developers and the support of our incredible customers around the world, the App Store finished off an…

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inside an apple premium reseller

Whether you’re looking to upgrade old devices, test-drive the latest Apple hardware or splash out on some great accessories  to compliment your gear, Stormfront undoubtedly has a store nearby with a friendly team of experts on hand to assist, advise and answer all of your questions. With 23 stores across the UK, Stormfront is an authorised Apple Premium Reseller, which means that it stocks a wide range of Apple products and accessories, including the latest Macs, iOS devices, Watches and Apple TV units. So if you want to check out the power of iMac Pro first-hand to road-test it and see if it meets your professional needs, then this is the place to come.Showcasing the full Apple product line in a customer-friendly environment, Stormfront’s stores provide a welcoming…

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109 essential apps for mac and ios

There are apps that always seem to appear in ‘best of’ lists and others that are designed so well and with such originality that they often get a mention. In a world of millions of apps, however, there are many unsung heroes that perform indispensable functions and are most definitely worth your consideration. Whether on an iPhone, iPad or Mac, there are countless options available to you. Here we will cover some of the very best apps you should be looking at in 2019. Format: iOSFormat: macOSFormat: iOS/macOS 1 Pocket Earth PRO Format: iOSComprehensive world maps, works offline with GPS and handy travel guides all in one place – this useful app offers the lot and much more. You get local search, topographic maps and even hiking and cycling…

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