iCreate No. 230

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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1 min
icreate 230

When it comes to Apple devices, fortune favours the curious when it comes to burrowing down into the operating systems to discover new, faster ways of doing things. For example, you can set up dictation to speak your text instead of typing it, you can create multiple desktops to never lose what you need and, as of macOS 12: Monterey, our Macs also get the Shortcuts app that allows us to set up automations and access them easily through the menu bar. And that’s before we get to the hundreds of keyboard shortcuts. Starting on page 14, we have compiled the 96 best Apple time-savers for Mac and iOS, a collection of must-know tips and tricks for speeding up your productivity with the minimum amount of effort. Also in this issue,…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert will show you how to import passwords to iCloud, set timers on your HomePod and find out if anyone is piggybacking on your precious Wi-Fi. Shaun McGill Our tech expert guides you through all of the must-know features of watchOS 8 and shows you how to publish your podcasts onto YouTube to broaden your audience. George Cairns Our creative genius will show you how to optimise your images in Photos, shoot iMovie video footage like a pro and combine multi-angle footage in Final Cut Pro.…

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…

4 min
brand new iphone 13 released in four versions

APPLE HAS JUST RELEASED THE NEXT ITERATION OF iPHONE WITH THE iPHONE 13 SERIES. THIS INCLUDES THE iPHONE 13 MINI, iPHONE 13, iPHONE 13 PRO AND iPHONE 13 PRO MAX. HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION OF iPHONE THAT’S AVAILABLE NOW. You might be forgiven for thinking that new iPhone 13 series looks no different to the previous iPhone 12 series and, on the surface, it does. While the iPhone 12 lineup brought about a major change to the rounded edges of previous generations, the iPhone 13 has no change from this design, so we’re keeping those flat edges from last year. We are getting new colours though: The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 will come in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and red. The iPhone 13 Pro…

4 min
5 things we learned this month

New iPad & iPad mini Apple goes big on the new mini Apple has launched not one but two new iPads, an update to the regular iPad, just called ‘iPad’, and an updated iPad mini. Featuring the brand new A15 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini delivers up to 80 per cent faster performance than the previous generation. A new USB-C port allows faster connectivity, and cellular models with 5G are also available. The iPad mini also features new advanced cameras and Centre Stage to make your video calls better. As people move around, Centre Stage automatically pans the camera to keep them in view. When others join in, the camera detects them too, and smoothly zooms out to include them in the conversation. It also has support for the 2nd generation Apple…

19 min
96 apple time savers

We are creatures of habit that can easily fall into the trap of using our Apple devices in certain ways, while neglecting to drill down further into the inner workings of macOS and iOS to discover how these processes can be made easier. Our Macs, for example, have always come with keyboard shortcuts that can shave seconds off of the functions we perform tens, if not hundreds of times every day, but do you know them? And as macOS has evolved, there are certain settings that can be tweaked to speed up everything from writing to finding things quickly. The same can be said of iOS, which is similarly packed with handy tricks to streamline the effort needed to perform everyday tasks. Over the following pages, we aim to showcase…