iCreate No. 223

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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3 min
go cash-free with apple pay on your iphone

Developer Apple Inc Difficulty Time needed Why bother leaving the house with items that you don’t need, when all you do need is your iPhone? A pocket full of shrapnel, crumpled notes and even a wallet are relics of a past life, a life before COVID-19 came along and highlighted that the exchanging of archaic currency was a hazardous means of spreading the virus. Thanks to Apple Pay, you can pay for goods and services using your iPhone. The transactions are quick and convenient and require little more than you holding your device up to a payment terminal and authenticating the purchase with Touch or Face ID (and you can even bypass this if you want). Here we’ll show you how to set up and use this service so that you can ditch…

3 min
create a never-ending digital ipad notebook

Developer Moleskine Studio Difficulty Time needed You may think that the Flow app is just another notebook solution for the iPad, but there is a lot more to it than that. Not only do you get the opportunity to create as many digital pages as you need, each of these pages can also be as wide as you need them to be. This may not sound like a spectacular feature, but in use you soon start to realise that the flexibility here is immensely useful as you start to create more and more pages. The app also bears all of the hallmarks of Moleskine as well, which goes some way to highlighting how inexpensive it is in comparison to buying real paper books over and over again. Step-by-step Build your perfect digital notepad 1 You…

3 min
find your iphone

Developer FRE Studios Difficulty Time needed The Find My app is an efficient and useful way to find your iPhone from your Apple Watch when you need to, but it is arguably somewhat basic. All you get to do is to open it, tap a command and wait for your iPhone to sound an alert which is of course the main benefit of an app like this, but with Phone Buddy (£4.99/$4.99) you can do so much more as well. With the Phone Buddy app, you can check distance alerts to see if your iPhone is too far from your Apple Watch, which is useful if it has just been taken and connection alerts will ensure that the two devices will be tied together at all times for the best possible security. When you…

2 min
akg podcaster essentials

£249/$249 Key features AKG Lyra USB mic • AKG K371 headphones • Ableton Live 10 Lite Learn more soundtech.co.uk Available from amazon.co.uk IF YOU’RE PASSIONATE about something (like Apple tech, a band, a movie series…) then why not consider setting up your own podcast for a like-minded audience? Obviously check the Podcasts app to see if there’s a gap, but certainly on the recording and editing front, AKG Harman has got you covered. Start recording now Podcaster Essentials is a starter kit for the budding digital broadcaster and comprises of an AKG Lyra USB microphone, a pair of AKG K371 headphones, access to the Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software, free access to a four-week Berklee online Recording and Production Techniques course, and the full set of required audio cables, including a headphone splitter. “A starter kit…

3 min
add a startup sound effect

Developer Apple Inc Difficulty Time needed Way back in the early 90s, you could have fun personalising your Mac by assigning sound samples (our choice of the time being Robocop) to the startup, shutdown and pretty much any keyboard command you wanted via a third-party app. Since then macOS has shut up shop to a far greater degree, making it harder to tamper with the inner workings. However, it is still possible to assign sound samples, to your Mac’s startup – it just takes a little knowledge of your Mac’s built-in Automator app. In this tutorial we show you how to assign a sound sample of your choice to your Mac’s startup, or alternatively assign an audio welcome message spoken by your Mac in whatever voice you want. Read on to find out how…

4 min
link notes with your calendar

Developer Eduard Metzger Difficulty Time needed The holy grail of organisation is being able to link your calendar, notes, meetings and tasks in a seamless way that feels natural. Many app solutions are available that attempt to allow this and some work very well, but it is often the case that the learning curve is quite steep and that it can take time to understand the new way of working. NotePlan is trying a different approach which makes it feel familiar while at the same time offering the kind of integration you need to ensure that all of your important data is linked together in a way that makes accessing crucial information as easy as can be. There is no single way to use this app and it will still be down to…