iCreate No. 228

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
icreate 228

“The amazing new incarnation of macOS is pretty in pink” If you’re counting the days until Apple rolls down its new wave of major software updates then we’ve got a treat in store for you this month – the full hands-on preview of Monterey, the amazing new incarnation of macOS that is pretty in pink. Interestingly though, with the new M1-powered Macs beginning to populate homes and offices around the world, many of Monterey’s key features are reserved exclusively for Apple’s super-Macs. Sadly, this means that the old Intel-based computers won’t be able to handle some of the more eye-catching components of Monterey, such as Live Text, on-device dictation and Maps’ new interactive globe. But don’t worry, there is still plenty for those of you with dustier machines to enjoy, such…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert guides you on how to add streaming services to the Apple TV app, create your own podcast stations and watch YouTube videos in Picture in Picture. Shaun McGill Our tech expert shows you how to manage your health on iPhone by showcasing the best apps for the job and showing you how to collate all of the data into the Health app. George Cairns Our creative genius demonstrates colour editing in Photos and outlines how to give footage a Hollywood makeover. He also shows how to enhance your vlogs.…

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 For digital readers too! Read on your tablet, download on your 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 your gifts,…

3 min
apple rocked by pegasus security hack

JOURNALISTS, ACTIVISTS, AND OTHER GROUPS AROUND THE WORLD HAVE SEEN THEIR PHONES INFECTED WITH SPYWARE WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE — AND WITHOUT THEM HAVING TO TAP A THING TO INITIATE THE DOWNLOAD. Back in 2019, Pegasus, spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO, hit the global headlines for being put to use by some governments for snooping on human rights activists and journalists. Now, in a redux of the same story, a global investigation by a clutch of 17 media organisations along with Amnesty International and the Paris-based non-profit organisation Forbidden Stories has claimed that Pegasus was used to extract messages and information from the phones of journalists, politicians and activists in many countries, including India. Pegasus infects Android devices and iPhones, even without any interaction on the part of the user, giving…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple Fitness+ Apple wants to help you get even fitter Time to Walk is the part of Apple’s Fitness+ subscription service, that encourages you to get out walking with your AirPods in. Each Time to Walk episode gives you stories from some of the world’s most influential people and, in the new episodes, award-winning actress Gina Rodriguez talks about learning resilience from her dad and how she built confidence in her body image. Anthony Joshua and Stephen Fry also have episodes. Apple news Apple has opened a new store in downtown Los Angeles In a move that proves that Apple expects the economy to bounce back after the global pandemic, it has opened a brand new physical store in downtown Los Angles. Apple Tower Theatre opened its doors in June this year to the usual…

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macos monterey

As is the norm, Apple used its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) back in June to showcase its new mega-update for Mac, namely macOS 12: Monterey and, like the also-announced iOS/iPadOS 15, it’s the perfect update for a world sucker-punched by the Covid pandemic. With many of us still slightly hesitant about re-integrating with other humans and even leaving our homes to go to work, Monterey makes it easier to work and collaborate remotely and share experiences with our friends and family through some brilliant new FaceTime enhancements. Over the following pages we’ll guide you through exactly what you can expect when macOS 12: Monterey is officially rolled out this autumn. But be aware that even though the update will run on most Macs from 2015 or later, not all of…