iCreate No. 222

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

While there are many rich and exotic locations I could fantasise about penning an editor’s letter from to welcome you to this magazine, the reality this month, unfortunately, was that it was from a hospital bed. Having attempted to ride out an internal, very painful, abscess on deadline week, a very real possibility of developing full-on sepsis forced me into the caring hands of our beloved NHS. But in a strange way, this helped to emphasise the importance of this issue’s two main features. With your devices connected to Apple’s iCloud, you really can up sticks and make an office anywhere while maintaining full access to all of your essential files – in this case, the pages of this very magazine to work and collaborate on and see over the…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes Our iOS expert shows you how to remove the Home bar to free up space in certain apps, view how your personal data is handled, and correct iOS’s pronunciation of key words. Shaun McGill Our resident tech specialist shows you how to get the most out of Family Sharing across Mac and iOS. Share purchases, track family members and manage the kids’ screen time. George Cairns Our creative genius shows you how to shoot, edit and share in Apple’s ProRAW format, crop and recompose iMovie clips, and get creative with colour using curves in Final Cut.…

1 min
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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 Download only the…

4 min
will the macbook pro lose its touch bar?

ONE OF THE HOT RUMOURS GOING AROUND AT THE MOMENT IS THAT APPLE WILL KILL OFF THE TOUCH BAR ON THE MACBOOK PRO LINEUP LATER THIS YEAR. While it definitely has not been confirmed by Apple that this will happen, journalists like Mark Gurman of Bloomberg have reported that the MacBook Pros released in the third quarter of 2021 will replace the Touch Bar with physical function keys instead, and shift back to MagSafe for faster charging. The current MacBook Pros have only USB-C ports, which function for charging and for connecting peripherals. The MagSafe design found on older MacBook Pro models was a dedicated charging port with a magnetic connection, which meant that if you tripped over your charging lead you didn’t knock your MacBook Pro on the floor,…

4 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple VR could be the next big thing Apple news Rumours are still flying around that Apple could enter the world of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). There has long been speculation that Apple could release a pair of lightweight glasses for consumers in the future. Think of something similar to Google Glass. In the meantime, we could get our own Apple VR headset for entertainment, gaming, and communication. Think of something similar to the Oculus Quest 2. This month JPMorgan Chase Securities Technology Industry Analyst, Yang Weilun, reports that Apple may release headset products with VR and AR in the first quarter of 2022. iOS 14.5 will enable you to unlock your iPhone with your Watch iPhone & iPad news Apple released the first developer beta for iOS 14.5 in…

16 min
icloud pro tips

At its base level, iCloud keeps all of your Apple devices in perfect sync. It stores all of your login items so that you don’t have to remember your passwords, updates apps on your other devices when new files are added, such as contacts, notes, emails and calendar items, and allows you to access photos and videos from any connected device. But there is also a lot more to it, which can lead to confusion and people upgrading their storage plans when they don’t necessarily need to. Every Apple user gets a free allocation of 5GB, but you can pay for larger storage plans of 50GB, 200GB and even 2TB. Of course, how you use iCloud will determine whether you need to upgrade your storage but, as you’ll discover in…