iCreate No. 220

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

“We’ll help you make an informed decision on which device is right for you” Being an Apple devotee is a stressful business. No sooner have we seemingly upgraded our tech to the latest iPhone and iPad models than Apple doubles down on the next batch of releases, providing more options than ever and leaving us even more bemused by which models to buy. This is why we have compiled the Ultimate iPhone & iPad Buyer’s Guide, to weigh up the pros and cons of each new (and old) iOS device to help you make an informed decision on which devices are right for you. Head to page 14 for answers. We’ve also had great fun customising our Home Screen icons this month - something you too can do with ease thanks to…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes Our iOS expert shows you how to add Shazam Music Recognition to your Control Centre and make sure people are socially distanced using People Detection. Shaun McGill This month, our tech specialist provides tips for fine-tuning your security in Big Sur and shows you how to turn your Mac into a games console using Stadia. George Cairns Our creative genius shows you how to edit video in iOS 14, tweak and share your HDR movies and use animated Photoshop layers to create unique title sequences in Final Cut.…

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free with your magazine

Beautiful Mac desktops Kit macOS out with some stunning wallpapers Exclusive video tutorials Discover how to get more out of your devices Tutorial project files All the assets you’ll need to get creative All of this is yours… • Over 15 minutes of expert iOS and macOS video guides from MacMost • This issue’s creative tutorial files to follow along with • Royalty-free fonts • Stock video clips to enhance your video-editing armoury • Stunning new wallpapers to brighten up your Mac desktop Log in to www.filesilo.co.uk/icreate Register to get instant access to this pack of must-have creative resources, how-to videos and tutorial assets Free for digital readers too! Read on your tablet, download on your computer The home of great downloads - exclusive to your favourite magazines from Future Publishing • Secure and safe online access, from anywhere • Free access for every reader, print and…

3 min
app store best of 2020 winners announced

APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED THE VERY BEST APPS AND GAMES IN 2020. The awards are across the iPhone, iPad and Mac App Stores, so the winners cover all of Apple’s major platforms, including Apple TV and Apple Watch. “This year, more than ever before, some of our most creative and connected moments happened in apps. This was thanks to the amazing work of developers who introduced fresh, helpful app experiences throughout the year,” says Phil Schiller, Apple Fellow. 2020 might already be a fading memory, but these apps are still great in 2021, so we thought we’d highlight eight of the best here. There were ten winners announced, so in addition to these eight there are two more than we’ve got room for, which we’ll give a little mention to right now. Apple TV…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple Fitness+ is finally launching Apple Watch news By the time you read this, Apple will have launched its new Fitness+ service, built around Apple Watch. Apple Fitness+ brings studio-style workouts to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The workouts use metrics from Apple Watch to track your progress. Apple Fitness+ has ten popular workout types, including High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, and Mindful Cooldown, led by a phenomenal team of trainers. Apple Fitness+ requires iOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, iPadOS 14.3, or tvOS 14.3 to work. Look out for a Fitness+ tab in the Fitness app on your iPhone. Apple introduces AirPods Max Apple has launched its next generation noise-cancelling AirPods, AirPods Max, with a new over the head design. AirPods Max combine a custom acoustic design,…

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buyer’s guide

So you want a new iPhone? Or you’re looking to buy your first iPad? And you came to Apple because you know its devices are the leaders in their respective markets. But how do you decide which one to buy? The amount of options could easily confuse even the most switched-on, tech-savvy customer. It’s certainly a far cry from the days of only one iPhone or iPad being released a year. While those were simpler days, we are now blessed with an amazing range of options. And more options is always good news for the customer – aka, you. So, we’ve done all the research for you. Over the following pages we’ve detailed the key information about every iOS device you can currently buy. We know the types of stuff you…