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iCreate No. 217

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
“our macs are incredible, but at times they become possessed by evil spirits…”

We all know that Macs are incredible supercomputers capable of amazing technological feats but, occasionally, they become possessed by evil spirits and start malfunctioning and misfiring. So this month, to have a little bit of fun in this god-forsaken year and tie the issue in with Halloween, we have compiled all of your common Mac horrors and provide all of the crucifixes and holy water needed to exorcise them. From simple app crashes to alarming screens of death, we help you troubleshoot all of your tech troubles and nurse your Macs back to rude health. Also in this issue, we delve into the Accessibility settings on your iPhone and iPad and show you how to unlock some of the coolest hidden features, and after the recent release of iOS 14, help…

1 min
meet the experts

David Crookes This issue, our iOS expert shows you how to set up sleep tracking to assess your slumbering in watchOS 7 and get the most out of Messages in iPadOS 14. Shaun McGill Our tech specialist helps you solve all of your Mac problems, and delves into the Accessibility settings on your iOS devices to unlock the coolest hidden features. George Cairns Our creative genius will show you how to organise your photos by location, shoot and edit with different lenses on the fly and get innovative with your lighting effects. Facebook iCreateMagazine Twitter @iCreateMagazine Instagram icreate_mag Email icreate@futurenet.com…

3 min
apple announces new watches and ipads

APPLE’S SEPTEMBER EVENT SAW THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF TWO NEW iPADS AND APPLE WATCHES. The big announcement was an exciting new iPad Air that brings some of the features of the iPad Pro line to the Air for the first time, particularly in the look and feel department, as it now has the ‘narrow border’ design you associate with the Pro range, and a Liquid Retina display which (in the same footprint as the previous iPad Air) features a large 10.9-inch display with 3.8 million pixels. As with the iPad Pro models, the Home button is gone completely, but since there’s no Face ID in the iPad Air, Apple has cleverly integrated Touch ID into the top button instead. On the inside, a brand-new A14 Bionic chip with five-nanometer processor technology pushes the…

3 min
5 things we learned this month

Apple wants to make you fitter than ever Apple Watch Apple has stepped into the fitness workout sphere with the launch of Fitness+, a subscription service that works with your Apple Watch to provide you a series of new workouts each week. Your heart rate is tracked by the Watch and shown on-screen during the workout, together with the number of calories burned so far. You are free to choose the trainer, duration and music for each workout. Fitness+ is coming before the end of 2020 and will cost £9.99 a month or £79.99 for the year. It can be shared with your family for no extra charge and is free for three months with purchase of a new Apple Watch. Apple One brings it all together Apple has announced it is bundling all…

18 min
your mac horrors exorcised!

Are you experiencing problems with your Mac? If so, don’t be scared and freak out because there may be a quick and easy way to solve the problem. Over the following pages, we cover the most common problems that people experience with their Macs and outline possible solutions to fix them. Of course, nothing is 100 per cent guaranteed to work perfectly, and you may have to try multiple work-throughs to solve a particular issue, but hopefully we have all of the possible solutions outlined here in some shape or form. Before you do anything, though, try working through the quick-fix solutions on the right, as often something as simple as restarting your Mac can resolve certain problems, especially if you aren’t in the habit of doing so. Not having hundreds…

1 min
locate geotagged shots

Places The Places panel enables you to access your photos according to where they were shot rather than their chronological capture. It displays them as clusters of thumbnails on a world map. Click a thumbnail to jump to a Grid view displaying that location’s photos. Search field To find a particular location quickly, type in the name of a town or country in this field. A list of location options will appear in a drop-down. Click on a location’s text label to jump to it on the map. Satellite To view a more detailed version of the map click the ‘Satellite’ button. This makes it easier to identify a location’s topographical features or landmarks. Click a thumbnail to view that location’s collection of shots in the Grid view. 3D When viewing photos located in certain cities you…