iCreate No. 213

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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.

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“We have found new and exciting ways to help you maximise your Apple tech” Like you, we here at iCreate are bored feckless with COVID-19 and all of the relentless isolation and chaos it has caused. But, like the utter spelunkers that we are, we have dug down into the deepest, darkest caverns of our Apple tech this month to find new and exciting ways to help you maximise your Macs and iOS devices during the final throes of lockdown. Starting on page 14, you’ll find a roundup of our 100 favourite hacks and shortcuts – ways to get around your devices faster and bend the settings to unlock hidden functions. Then we’ve got a great selection of creative tutorials to help you fine-tune your photos and footage during your downtime and…

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meet the experts

David Crookes Our iOS expert shows you how to tackle pop-up scams, how to preserve your sanity by scheduling daily downtime and how to find absolutely anything on your iPhone. Shaun McGill Our tech specialist shows you how to back up everything you need and details all of the best methods of keeping your files safe and secure on Mac and iOS. George Cairns Our creative guru shows you how to master the Retouch function in Photos, get to grips with Final Cut Pro’s grading tools and shoot and edit an epic garden safari in iMovie. Facebook iCreateMagazine Twitter @iCreateMagazine Instagram icreate_mag Email icreate@futurenet.com…

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rumours of a new iphone 12 and ios 14

APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL WORLD WIDE DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (WWDC) VIRTUALLY THIS YEAR ON 22 JUNE AND THE RUMOUR MILL HAS GONE INTO OVERDRIVE IN RESPONSE. This will be the first time a WWDC event has been done in a virtual way, and this approach is clearly a reaction to the global COVID-19 pandemic. “WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. While Apple never comments on future releases, that hasn’t stopped a lot of speculation about what will be announced at the event. The safest bet, since this event is aimed squarely…

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5 things we learned this month

iPhone sales drop by less than rivals during crisis Perhaps it was inevitable that even Apple’s sales would be hit by COVID-19, but it’s still shocking to see headlines about iPhone sales falling. However, according to research by Gartner, Apple’s first quarter smartphone market share was 13.7%, which is actually a increase on last year when it was 7.3%, despite a fall in iPhone sales of 8.2%. This is because sales by its main rivals, Samsung and Huawei, have fallen by 22.7% and 27.3% respectively. Despite the pandemic, Gartner estimates that Apple sold 41 million units in the first quarter of 2020, proving that Apple appears to be weathering the storm. Apple’s online support wins praise from users Apple news With many Apple Stores still closed because of the global pandemic, many have…

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100 apple hacks & shortcuts

Your Apple device can do far more than you probably give it credit for. Beneath the intuitive surfaces of macOS and iOS lurks a plethora of hidden features that only reveal themselves to those curious enough to delve. Here we run you through our favourite secret features and time-saving tricks across Mac and iOS to help you get more out of your Apple products. For some of these to be effective, you must ensure that you are signed into the same Apple ID on all of your devices and are running the latest version of the operating system where possible. 01 Charge your iPhone quicker If you think that your iPhone battery charge is insufficient for your needs then activate your Control Centre and tap on the icon in the top-left corner…

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remove unwanted objects

Knowledge base Alternative tools Photos’ Retouch brush works well enough until it has to remove an object overlapping a more complex shape or texture. In that instance it tends to create a smudgy blob. Apps such as Adobe’s Photoshop have intelligent content-aware cloning and healing tools that can replace more complex unwanted objects with appropriate pixels. This enables you to you perform more advanced retouching operations. Smoother skin Here we’ve replaced a laugh line with adjacent smooth skin. You can also remove spots and blemishes, but it’s best to leave character-defining artefacts, such as birth marks, untouched. On and off The results of the Retouch brush are non-destructive. Tick here to toggle between the original image and the edited version. You can start from scratch by clicking the ‘Reset Adjustments’ button at the bottom. Take a sample Hold…