iCreate No. 224

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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icreate 224

What, you didn’t expect me to update my photo to tie in with the new-look iCreate, did you? This was never going to happen as, thanks to the endless lockdowns, I now resemble a dishevelled man from the hills, not unlike Michael Sheen in Staged which, mercifully, is a stark contrast to the fresh, clean and vibrant look we have applied to the magazine this month. We hope you like it. Beyond the polished new visuals are the same in-depth how-to guides for mastering your Apple devices that this magazine is renowned for, including one that is very close to home for me. It turns out that a 21.5-inch, late 2015 iMac that you can’t upgrade doesn’t combine well with macOS Big Sur. But on page 36, we show you a…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert shows you how to create your perfect iPhone Home Screen, connect your iPhone to a Windows PC and record iOS videos with background music. Shaun McGill Our resident tech specialist shows you all of the key iOS and Mac apps you need to write a bestselling novel. From planning, writing, editing and publishing, he covers the lot. George Cairns Our creative genius shows you how to combine different clips of your beloved pets in iMovie and get creative with your cutting (without relying on transitions) in Final Cut.…

2 min
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Download available Tutorial project files All the assets you’ll need to get creative with our projects. Look out for the above icon to see if there are downloads available. Exclusive video tutorials Discover how to get more out of your devices with a selection of iOS and macOS video guides from MacMost. Loads of other cool stuff! Customise your Mac with stunning wallpapers, grab some royalty-free fonts and watch more how-to guides. 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 files you want, when you want All…

4 min
apple announces wwdc 2021

APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT ITS WORLD WIDE DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (WWDC) WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 7-11 AND WILL BE AN ONLINE-ONLY EVENT. The 2020 WWDC also took place entirely online so, although we had hoped for an in-person event this year, it’s not entirely surprising that the event has been made online-only again. WWDC21 is a chance for the people who develop apps for your Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPhone or iPad, to get together and learn more about the latest technologies, tools and frameworks in Apple’s various operating systems. So, while the content of the conference tends to be over the heads of the average Apple user (unless you’re a dab hand at coding in Swift), the event itself also acts as a focus point for Apple’s new product releases.…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple Arcade Apple Arcade expands by 180 titles Here’s some good news for subscribers to Apple Arcade. Apple has introduced two entirely new game categories and added more than 30 titles to its popular gaming subscription service for players of all ages. Apple Arcade enables you to access a collection of games with no ads, no in-app purchases, and one all-inclusive subscription offer with access for up to six family members. In addition to new exclusive Arcade Originals, including NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail, the service is introducing two new game categories – Timeless Classics and App Store Greats. Some of the new App Store Greats games include the popular Monument Valley, a surreal exploration game, Mini Metro, a subway simulation game, and Threes!, the original number…

13 min
68 ios & mac pro tips

Apple prides itself on producing intuitive devices that anybody can pick up and use, young or old. The Mac has always been far more user-friendly than a Windows PC, and the touchscreen of Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices has become synonymous with speed and efficiency. But not all of the best features are on display at the top of the interface – sometimes you have to do a little digging around to uncover some of the cooler nuances, which brings us to the purpose of this feature. Over the following pages, we showcase some of the best ‘pro’ features of iOS and macOS that can enhance your productivity and help you tailor your device to better meet your needs. And although many of the tips we provide can be used on…