iCreate No. 221

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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While the threat of COVID-19 lingers on like the unpleasant stench of a dead animal carcass in your cavity wall, maintaining our fitness and mental wellbeing is of paramount importance. Whether you’re working out with Joe Wicks or, in a comical new addition to the YouTube fitness instructor roster, Bez from the Happy Mondays (check him out), your progress can be recorded and compiled easily with your Apple Watch and iPhone. Starting on page 14, we’ve got the complete guide to keeping fit using your Apple gear, which should help you stay lean, healthy and mentally sharp for when we emerge, blinking into the sunlight from our enforced lockdown hell. Also in this issue we help you get the most out of your macOS Big Sur web browsing experience with the…

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meet the experts

David Crookes Our iOS expert shows you how to bring back full screen calls on your iPhone, explore Google’s array of new widgets and enable real-time audio monitoring in iOS 14.2. Shaun McGill Our resident tech specialist shows you how to use your Apple Watch, iPhone and even your Mac to get in shape, control your diet and sharpen your mind for the year ahead. George Cairns Our creative genius shows you how to create a video postcard in iMovie, artificially create autumnal tones in your photos and achieve film noir effects in Final Cut Pro.…

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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 digital•…

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first look at the new apple airpods max

THE APPLE AIRPODS MAX ARE THE MOST WANTED HEADPHONES OF LAST YEAR, HAVING BEEN THE SUBJECT OF RUMOUR AND SPECULATION FOR TWO YEARS. As the first Apple over-ear headphones, expectations were high, especially considering the success of the Apple AirPods and the AirPods Pro, which have become the most easily-recognisable wireless earbuds available. We had expected some futuristic features to be built in, but the Apple AirPods Max are far more ordinary than many expected; albeit with extraordinary audio quality and brilliant quality of life features for those already devoted to the Apple ecosystem. We’ll deliver our full review next issue, but we’ve been hands-on with a pair of AirPods Max to give you our first opinion. Let’s take a look at the positives first; the best thing about the AirPods…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple is no fan of new social platform Parler Apple news Following the removal of Donald Trump from both Facebook and Twitter’s social platforms Apple has joined forces with other App Store owners by banning the Parler app. A statement from Apple reads, “We have always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity. Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety. We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues.” Apple may release new iPhone SE and 2nd gen AirPods Pro in April iPhone news With Apple’s iPhone 12 proving to be a successful launch in 2020, people are already speculating on what…

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get fit with apple

There has never been a better time to get fitter. From putting on extra weight during lockdown to the impact on our mental wellbeing, COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way, so why not start supercharging yourself in 2021 so that you’ll be fighting fit when we come out of the other side of the pandemic? No matter what your fitness aims are, you likely already have the tools you need to succeed. Whether you own a Mac, an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you can track the crucial stats that will help you understand how well you are progressing and it gets even easier if you own multiple Apple devices, especially with Apple’s new Fitness+ service. Apple Fitness+ brings studio-style workouts (for all abilities) to your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV…