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iCreate

No. 197

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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“we are all guilty of taking liberties with our mac security from time to time”

We are all guilty of taking liberties with our Mac security from time to time. We reuse the same passwords because we can’t be bothered to remember new ones (although with Keychain you don’t have to), or we gift our personal data and information to apps and services that don’t really need it. Having decided that a refresher course in security was long overdue, we have compiled the ultimate guide on How to Secure Your Mac – a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate, walkthrough to tightening up every aspect of your Mac security that leaves no stone unturned.Ever-keen to claw back vital seconds of the day to spend on more worthwhile pursuits than staring at our devices, we also dive into the ever-growing, somewhat mystifying world of iOS 12 Shortcuts. With Shortcuts…

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meet the experts

David Crookes This month our iOS expert demonstrates how to get the most from your media by utilising Netflix’s new Smart Download feature and accessing Apple Music in any web browser. Shaun McGill Tech expert Shaun has put together the ultimate genius guide to iOS 12 Shortcuts. Discover what they do, how they work and how to create your own to suit your needs. George Cairns Our creative expert demonstrates how to combine footage from different sources in Final Cut Pro and discover more themes and backgrounds in iMovie. Facebook iCreateMagazine Twitter @iCreateMagazine Instagram icreate_mag Email icreate@futurenet.com …

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why 2019 is a landmark year for siri

When it comes to digital personal assistants, Siri lags behind the competition somewhat. When the service came to light with the iPhone 4S, Siri was fairly revolutionary, providing a hands-free link between you and your smartphone. But within a year Google had its own version, Google Now, and Amazon’s Alexa wasn’t far behind either. In terms of features and popularity, Google and Amazon rule the roost in the digital personal assistant space, utilising their own vast ecosystems perfectly to create a rewarding user experience. Siri, in comparison, is behind the 8-ball.To put it loosely, Siri falls down in three major areas. Firstly it is too stringently tied to its own ecosystem and its subsequent lack of third-party interaction. Google and Amazon’s devices are smart enough to handle a myriad…

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5 things we learned this month

Apple celebrates International Women’s Day Apple used the month of March to highlight the stories and work of female developers, musicians, artists, photographers and entrepreneurs as part of a wider commitment to celebrating International Women’s Day. As part of the celebrations, Apple is supporting new coding opportunities through its own successful Girls Who Code scheme. It’s hoped that up to 90,000 girls will have access to a Swift-based curriculum across 50 states, helping to inspire the next generation. “Women have earned the opportunity to have our ideas shape the future,” says Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “We’re excited to support Girls Who Code as they empower girls to be the developers and tech innovators of tomorrow.” 17.3 million supplier employees…

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how to secure your mac

AS WE KNOW, APPLE MACINTOSH computers are incredibly virus-resistant and the information stored on them is very well protected, not least by Apple itself which has gone to great lengths to keep our personal details under lock and key. But that doesn’t mean that we can be slack in terms of how to protect ourselves when using our Macs. When you think about computer safety, your mind probably wanders directly to viruses, and rightly so, because they are certainly the most infuriating things to deal with. But there are many other things to consider. Hackers are always one step ahead of the curve and everything from your home network to public Wi-Fi points can be manipulated in a multitude of ways to display all of your important information passwords…

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get in the password mindset

Create unbreakable passwords Every Mac has a brilliant password-generator built in, and it’s called Keychain Access. This is stored in a folder called Utilities in your Applications folder and you can find it with a simple Spotlight search. Locate it and then open it. 1 Save passwords Whenever you open a new account, be it in an app or website, a strong password will be automatically generated for you and, if used, automatically stored to your Keychain and then filled in automatically when needed. 2 View passwords You can view your stored passwords in Keychain Access. Select ‘Passwords’ as the featured Category and then double-click on a password-protected item. Now click ‘Show password’, sign in, and then it will be shown. 3 Create passwords You can…

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