iCreate No. 232

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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“There is a distinct lack of personalisation in alert sounds and ringtones these days” A funny thing happened this month. Playing dad taxi to my daughter and a gaggle of her friends, I happened to be playing Green Day’s seminal American Idiot album on the car stereo when, during Dearly Beloved (the fourth part of the ‘Jesus of Suburbia’ suite), they mistook the ‘tings’ on the track to be the ‘ting’ of a new message arriving on their iPhones and, in unison, held their devices aloft to check. This happened several times, each time their faces were illuminated by their screens a split second apart in the darkness in a scene not unlike a certain Queen video. It goes to show that there is a distinct lack of personalisation in alert…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert will show you how to master more key features of iOS 15, including how to get separation alerts, and how to drag and drop content between iPhone apps. Shaun McGill Our tech expert shows you how to make your AirPods sound even better by creating your own personal hearing profile and then using it to tune your AirPod’s audio. George Cairns Our creative genius will show you how to get the most out of your iPhone 13 by showcasing the new Photographic Styles and using Cinematic mode to shoot Hollywood style footage.…

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 want All…

4 min
hands on with apple’s 14-inch macbook pro

THE MACBOOK PRO 14-INCH (2021) IS THE SMALLER OF THE TWO NEW MACBOOK PROS THAT APPLE RECENTLY UNVEILED (THE OTHER BEING THE MACBOOK PRO 16-INCH (2021)), AND IT’S NOW POWERED BY A CHOICE OF THE M1 PRO AND M1 MAX, APPLE’S MOST IMPRESSIVE CHIPS SO FAR. WE MANAGED TO GET HANDS ON WITH A MODEL RECENTLY, SO HERE’S WHAT WE THOUGHT. Let’s be honest: what Apple has created here is hands-down the best laptop for creative professionals we’ve ever tested. In the past, people have criticised Apple for putting design over functionality, even despite its users’ wishes, which led to previous MacBooks coming with a paltry amount of ports just so that they could be thin and light. The good news is that Apple hasn’t just been listening to its customers,…

4 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple news Apple getting sued, yet again Apple faces another lawsuit regarding the iOS App Store. As noted by AppleInsider, class-action lawsuit filed against the company in California claim that Apple is engaged in anti-competitiv behaviour by limiting devices that use iOS to only using iOS, and by making developers agree to App Store terms that include restricting third-party app stores and payments, funnelling all business through Apple’s own in-app payments from which Apple can take a commission. The suit states, “Apple’s motive for its anticompetitive conduct was simple: Apple did not want its iOS device-relate revenue stream to end when a consume bought an iOS device, like it generally does when consumers purchase iMac and MacBook computers” and claims that Apple “concocted and maintained a plan” to keep generating revenue by “cornering…

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buyer’s guide

It’s that time of year again, iCreate folks. All the Apple events are done for the year, and we now know what the next generation of iPhones and iPads looks like. And what a line-up it is! As Apple aficionados we’re blessed to have the very best choice on the market. We are well and truly spoilt for choice. And this year is certainly no different. The new iPhone 13 range brought with it not one, but four new models to the market. As you can imagine, the difference between the cheapest and most expensive of the iPhone 13 models is sizeable (in more ways than one), but which iPhone is right for you is still a very personable choice. Throw into the mix last year’s iPhone 12 lineup, and the…