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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

A lot can happen in a month. After the unfortunate events detailed in this editorial last issue, the proceeding four weeks have seen a massive improvement in my personal health (I know how you worry), and during that time we have also been applying the finishing touches to a fresh new look for iCreate, which we will be showcasing in full next issue. This month we’ve gone back to the past, reliving our youths by playing classic retro games on our Macs. We guide you through the various apps and emulators you need to stage your very own macOS retro revival too, starting on page 14. Also this issue we reveal the many ways in which your trusty iPhone can be used to maintain your good health and, in more extreme…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes Our iOS expert shows you how to tame the updated Facebook app by finding out all of the information that the app knows about you and tailoring your personal news feed. Shaun McGill Our resident tech specialist shows you how to take a day off from Apple Fitness and still maintain your streaks, and reveals some good apps for improving your iPhone photos. George Cairns Our creative genius shows you how to replicate DSLR camera effects in Photos, create comic book looks in iMovie and animate 3D text in Final Cut Pro.…

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 *…

4 min
will we get more m1 macs in 2021?

IN 2020 APPLE INTRODUCED ITS FIRST ARM-BASED SYSTEM ON A CHIP DESIGNED BY APPLE FOR ITS BRAND NEW MACBOOK AIR, MAC MINI AND MACBOOK PRO 13-INCH. There are rumours that Apple will refresh more of its range in 2021, including the iMac and other sizes of MacBook Pro, so we thought we’d take a moment to look at what makes these M1 Macs so special. Apple’s new M1 Macs introduced not only a new kind of Mac processor but also a new kind of memory. Apple calls it Unified Memory Architecture (UMA), and it’s one of the reasons M1 Macs are so incredibly fast. Since the earliest PCs, the core of the system has been modular. You have a processor at the centre, and it sends data to and from system…

4 min
5 things we learned this month

Plex now works with the Apple TV app Apple TV news The popular media centre software, Plex now works with the Apple TV app, letting Plex users keep track of the television shows and movies that they are watching in the ‘Up Next’ section. The new feature, however, doesn’t access all of the content that Plex users may want. However, the integration only applies to the ad- supported content on the Plex app. While it is free, many Plex users access either their own personal or friends’ servers to access additional content. It’s one of the main ways that people use Plex, so it’s a shame that this content will not work with the Apple TV app yet. OLED iPad & MacBook next year A new report from Digitimes indicates that Apple plans to…

19 min
press start

The global videogame industry is said to be worth more than $150 million and its popularity doesn’t appear to be waning. In recent months we’ve seen gamers patiently waiting to get their hands on the latest consoles as demand far outstrips supply. We’ve also seen a growing number of services being launched of late, among them Apple Arcade which, since 2019, has allowed us to play gems such as Grindstone, Manifold Garden, Atone, Beyond a Steel Sky and Creaks. We’re certainly spoiled for choice and yet we’re not even restricted to playing the latest titles. Thanks to the magic of emulation, your Mac is able to run games developed for a huge number of older home computers and consoles. It’s a great way to relive the memories of the age-old favourites…