iCreate No. 231

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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in this issue

1 min

“We blitz the iOS 15 update, with tutorials for mastering all of the best new features” As darkness encroaches further into our daylight hours, the desire to batten down the hatches and wait out the winter grows ever stronger – so it’s just as well that Apple’s suite of media apps offers plenty by way of amusement to smooth the way until spring. You’ve probably used the Music, Podcasts, Books and Apple TV apps thousands of times already, but have you really poked around within them to exploit all that they offer? Starting on page 14, we bring you Apple’s pro media secrets, uncovering the lesser-known settings to help you get the most out of these apps and revealing some playful features to enhance your enjoyment further. Karaoke, anyone? We also blitz…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert will show you how to master the key features of iOS 15, including Live Text, Focus and the many enhancements to Safari for better web-browsing. Shaun McGill Our tech expert shows you how to maximise all of the very latest iOS 15 security features to make your iPhone hackproof and protect all of your personal data. George Cairns Our creative genius will show you how to rediscover moments in Photos, edit your iMovie projects across iOS and Mac, and create a crime thriller intro sequence 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 FileSil 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,…

4 min
hands on with apple’s new iphone 13

ON PAPER, YOU’D BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND A REASON WHY APPLE DIDN’T CALL THIS PHONE THE iPHONE 12S. THE DESIGN IS LARGELY THE SAME, THE SPECS DON’T LOOK HUGELY DIFFERENT, AND THERE AREN’T MANY HEADLINE-GRABBING NEW FEATURES. However, everything on the new iPhone 13 is a touch better than before – and some elements are significantly better. The iPhone 13 starts at £779, which is the same price as the iPhone 12 in the US and Australia, and a touch cheaper in the UK. The iPhone 12 cost £799 at launch. You’ll get 128GB of storage for that price – Apple has dropped its 64GB models this year, and not before time. If you need more storage, the 256GB iPhone 13 costs £879, while the 512GB model costs £1,079. If…

4 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple AirPods AirPods just got better with spatial audio built-in The third generation of AirPods, featuring spatial audio and an extra hour of battery life, are now available. Priced at £169, the new AirPods feature a new contoured design and includes Spatial audio, which creates a three-dimensional theatre-like experience, placing sound virtually anywhere in space, and with Dolby Atmos, AirPods have never sounded better. A new skin-detect feature also pauses playback when you take them out. New MacBook Pros We love a new Macbook Pro! The new 14- and 1 inch MacBook Pros look like the laptop everybody has been waiting for. The new MacBook Pros feature a stunning Liqui Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity (three Thunderbolt 4 ports to connect highspeed peripherals, an SDXC card slot for fast…

17 min
master your apple media

Our Macs and iOS devices have revolutionised the way we access and enjoy media, and with the Music, Podcasts, Books and Apple TV apps, Apple has created a set of sturdy entertainment hubs that can be accessed and synced across all devices. But there is much more to these apps than first meets the eye, with some key settings and awesome features hidden away. In this feature we’ll help you discover these. Of course, the Podcasts and Books apps are totally free to enjoy, and the Apple TV app serves as a handy portal for finding and buying/renting movies and TV shows. But if you want to get the most out of the Music app, such as high-quality, lossless audio, then you’ll need to subscribe to Apple Music. If you…