iCreate No. 227

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

I hope you’ve all had the chance to watch Apple’s keynote from WWDC21. As usual, it didn’t disappoint, with big updates to Mac, Apple Watch and AirPods announced. But it was the iOS 15/iPadOS 15 announcement that really excited us. After a truly wretched 18 months, the new update for iPhone and iPad is very much the iOS for a COVID-ravaged world. Primarily, iOS 15 is designed to bring people back together. People who may still be wary of close physical contact, who will be able to benefit massively from the enhancements to FaceTime and the scope that SharePlay brings for listening to music or watching movies with your friends and family while isolating. And those who continue to work from home will also benefit from Focus, Apple’s new method of…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert shows you how to get really creative with your iPhone by creating fun animations, enjoying Pac-Man in AR and even conducting the BBC Philharmonic orchestra. Shaun McGill Our tech expert shows you how to transform your home and garden using apps. From picking new colour schemes to learning new skills, there’s an app for everything! George Cairns Our creative genius shows you how to transform your photos into movies and your movies into photos in iMovie, and add atmospheric water effects to your Final Cut Pro projects.…

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…

4 min
apple announces macos monterey

AT THIS YEAR’S WWDC IN JUNE, APPLE INTRODUCED THE WORLD TO MACOS MONTEREY, THE NEXT VERSION OF THE MAC’S OPERATING SYSTEM. With exciting new features like AirPlay to Mac, Shortcuts and Universal Control, together with improvements to FaceTime, Safari and Quick Notes, macOS Monterey looks like a worthy upgrade for Mac users. “macOS Monterey is packed with features that help Mac users get more done, connect with friends and family in amazing new ways, and work across Mac and iPad more seamlessly than ever before,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. Many of the new features are also found in the new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, like improvements to FaceTime calls, a new Focus mode to help you concentrate on work, and new sharing options, but there…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple AirPods AirPods updated with new features in iOS 15 With iOS 15, there are some great features coming to AirPods, like Conversation Boost. Using computational audio and beam-forming microphones, it focuses your AirPods Pro on the person in front of you, making face-to-face conversation easier. You can also reduce the amount of ambient noise you hear, and a new feature called Announce Notifications will read your notifications to you. Apple Watch news watchOS 8 adds connectivity and mindfulness watchOS 8 offers more things you can do with Wallet, more capabilities with the Home app, and an updated Breathe app. Users with a HomeKit-enabled camera can view who is at the door on their wrist, and users can tap ‘Intercom’ to broadcast a message throughout the home or to individual rooms via HomePod, HomePod mini,…

13 min
discover ios 15

Very much an iOS for the times, iOS 15 arrives as we’re still feeling our way out of lockdown into a post-COVID world. A world where things feel relatively normal, yet we’re still hesitant to get too close to friends and loved ones. A world where many of us still work from home, and face the challenges and potential distractions that it brings. And a world where the freedom to travel has been dramatically restricted, possibly marooning us from family residing in far away lands. The new update for iPhone and iPad helps you stay connected to the people who matter most to you, find the space to focus on what you need to without distraction, and bring the world to you in stunning detail. Read on to discover more…