iCreate No. 225

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
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How often do you visit the App Store? If you’re an infrequent app browser then there is every chance that one of the truly special ones – the likes of which are often showcased in the store window around the time of release or after a significant update – could go undiscovered. It’s good practice to evaluate your iOS App Library every so often, just to make sure that the apps you use frequently haven’t been superseded by something flashier that perform key tasks better. So we have mined for App Store gold this month to bring you the 100 greatest apps currently available for iPhone. Remember, not even Apple’s default iOS apps are the best available for the stuff we do every day, so why not give your apps…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert shows you how to block messages from unwanted callers and stop people from swiping through your iOS photos and seeing things that they really shouldn’t. Shaun McGill Our resident tech specialist shows you all of the best Mac and iOS apps that you can use to maintain your workflow and look after yourself while continuing to work remotely. George Cairns Our creative genius shows you how to create miniature photography with your iPhone, record better quality audio in iMovie and create captivating POV shots in Final Cut Pro.…

2 min
free with your magazine

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
say hello (again) to coloured imacs!

APPLE HAS BROUGHT A SPLASH OF COLOUR BACK TO THE IMAC WITH A NEW SUPER-THIN 2021 MACHINE AVAILABLE IN SEVEN GORGEOUS COLOURS. The 2021 iMac also has a super-fast M1 processor a 4.5K Retina display, new camera, mics and speakers, plus it brings Apple’s Touch ID to the iMac range for the first time. “M1 is a gigantic leap forward for the Mac, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new iMac, the first Mac designed around the breakthrough M1 chip,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing at the Spring Event launch in April. The new iMac colours – green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver – mimic the original coloured iMac that Apple launched in 1998. This time around the iMac features softer colours and thinner…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Introducing AirTag Apple expands the ‘Find My’ ecosystem with AirTag Apple’s long-awaited AirTags have finally been released. Whether attached to a handbag, keys or backpack, AirTag taps into Apple’s global Find My network and can help locate a lost item, all while keeping location data private and anonymous with end-to-end encryption. AirTag can be purchased singularly or in packs of four for just £29 and £99 respectively, and are available now. Attractive leather key rings to house them are also available for £35. iOS news New iOS 14.5 adds Siri features and App Tracking Transparency Apple has released the latest iOS 14.5 which adds AirTag support, improved Siri functions and the ability to unlock your iPhone with your Apple watch while wearing a face mask. Just glance at your Apple watch and you’ll get haptic…

23 min
app store gold

We all have our favourite apps. Apps that deliver our daily news, apps to work out with, apps to entertain us, apps to stay in touch with our loved ones, plus a smattering of others that have no doubt been offloaded from our iPhones through lack of use. Well now is the time to give your app sets a makeover by ditching those tired, bordering-on-obselete apps in favour of the newer, shinier stuff. Here we present the 100 best apps available for the iPhone today, including plenty of replacements for the default Apple ones. Discogs Anyone with a slightly obsessive compulsion to collect music will love this app’s cataloguing capabilities and the way it provides a running total estimated value of your vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, etc. You can also use the…