iCreate No. 229

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 was initially a little sceptical about iOS 15, Apple’s major new mobile update that is due to drop any day now. While swiping, tapping and prodding my way through the beta software (version 6, at the time of going to press), I was thinking, “who cares?” to the FaceTime enhancements, new Messages gubbins and Focus thingies, as I seldom use those apps anyway. But then some of the other stuff really started to grab me. The new Safari interface that felt very wrong to begin with soon began to feel so indelibly right, and the new LiveText feature in Photos, while a little gimmicky, felt like a new app. It’s an iOS that you grow into with more and more nuances becoming apparent the more you scratch away at…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert will help you find out if your iPhone has been hacked, and show you how to bring Amazon Alexa voice control on your Home Screen to compete with Siri. Shaun McGill Our tech expert will show you how to supercharge your Mac, by providing proven solutions for speeding up old hardware and making your Mac run super-efficiently. George Cairns Our creative genius will show you how to turn day into night in your photos, create captivating trailers in iMovie and turn photos into moving pictures 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…

3 min
90+ groups want apple to drop csam plans

A GROUP OF MORE THAN 90 INTERNATIONAL POLICY GROUPS HAS BANDED TOGETHER TO DELIVER AN OPEN LETTER TO APPLE CEO, TIM COOK, THAT DEMANDS APPLE DITCHES ITS PLANS TO CHECK iPHONES AND iPADS FOR KNOWN CSAM CONTENT IN iCLOUD PHOTOS AND INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS SENT TO AND FROM KIDS. The letter is in response to Apple’s CSAM efforts that involve checking on-device iCloud Photos images against known CSAM content. CSAM Detection enables Apple to accurately identify and report iCloud users who store known Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) in their iCloud Photos accounts. Apple servers flag accounts exceeding a threshold number of images that match a known database of CSAM image hashes so that Apple can provide relevant information to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Apple claims that…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

GarageBand GarageBand has new soundpacks from Dua Lipa GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS now has all-new Sound Packs from some of today’s top artists and producers. For the first time, you can learn the art of remixing right within the app, with two all-new Remix Sessions offering step-by-step video instruction, and featuring hit songs from artists such as Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. Musicians can also now create songs with seven new Producer Packs full of beats, loops, and instruments. Apple TV+ The new Foundation trailer has got everybody going wild Apple has dropped a new trailer for Foundation, its stunning new Apple TV+ series, which will air on September 24. Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization…

16 min
become an ios 15 genius

By the time you read this, or at the very least very soon after, the iOS 15 update should be with us and that magic exclamation mark should appear over our Settings app icon to signify that the update is ready to install (go to Settings>General>Software Update to initiate it). Many features in iOS 15 are universal across iOS and macOS – meaning that we have covered some of the marquee features in the previous two issues, including the extensive new enhancements to FaceTime. We’ll provide a rundown of the standout features that we’ve covered before below, leaving us more space to really delve into the finer nuances of iOS 15 across the following pages. Read on to hit the ground running with the new update when it lands and…