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Issue 220
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Welcome
“We’ll help you make an informed decision on which device is right for you”
Being an Apple devotee is a stressful business.
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20 GREAT iOS 14 SHORTCUTS
Essential tools and time-savers for your Shortcuts app
Also this month…
App Store Best of 2020 winners announced
Last year’s App Store winners were announced just as we went to press
5 Things we learned this month
Apple Fitness+ is finally launching Apple Watch news
iCandy
iPhone 4 (2010) Apple’s flagship iPhone for 15
Genius Bar
Our Apple devices and the software on them are some of the finest products on the planet, but even they have their moments. We’re here to give you expert advice to help you fix faults and get back up and running, and also discover cool new things…
iBook G3 SE (Key Lime)
Release date September 2000 • Processor: 466MHz PowerPC
iPhone & iPad
BUYER’S GUIDE
Every iPhone and iPad that you can buy gets the iCreate review treatment
Photos
Do more with clips in Photos
Adjust your video footage using the Big Sur Photos app’s expanded video editing capabilities
iMovie
How to edit and share your HDR movies
How to shoot, edit and share High Dynamic Range footage on an iPhone 12 model
Final Cut Pro X
Edit using Photoshop documents
Animate a Photoshop document’s layers and combine with video for unique title sequences
GarageBand
Choose your best takes
We examine how recording with the cycle mode provides multiple takes you can switch between while choosing your best performances
Logic Pro 10.6.0
Using external iOS synths
Unleash your iOS devices’ sonic potential as external instruments in Logic
macOS
Tune-up your macOS privacy
macOS may be secure, but there are still many different ways in which you can enhance your privacy
Reminders
Assign tasks with Reminders
Create shared Reminders lists and then assign tasks to each person
Google Analytics (web)
Master Google Analytics
Google Analytics helps you understand how well your website is performing
Stadia
Build a Mac games console
Stadia helps you avoid the powerful hardware needed for an advanced gaming experience
Lobe
Train a machine learning model
Import images and create a machine learning dataset without the need for programming
Screen Tint
Tint your Mac screen
This very simple app can offer huge benefits for your health over extended periods of time
Dato
Customise your date display
Dato lets you simplify and enhance the date and time in your macOS menu bar in seconds
Settings
Identify songs with Shazam
Need to know the name of a song and who created it? Use the Music Recognition button
Be alerted when people get too close
A new feature for LiDAR-enabled devices will detect when people are near you
Health
Sleep better with Wind Down
Set up Wind Down on your iPhone with iOS 14 and prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep
Maps
Go sightseeing with Maps
Explore street level views and see the sights, attractions, shops and more in the iPhone Maps app
iOS 14
Get more from iPhone search
iOS search does more than you might think. Widen your searches and take advantage of search and Siri
Clear Spaces
Create transparent widgets on your iPhone
Customise your Home Screen by having key information displayed over a transparent background for a cleaner look
GameClub – a new way to play!
Get your game on with GameClub
GameClub is a retro-inspired, easy to set up and good value alternative to Apple Arcade
Numbers
Create forms on your iPad with Numbers 10.2
Forms make entering data easier on devices with small screens, or when you need to make tables
TunnelBear
Access the best of Netflix US anywhere
You can use your iPad to access the US version of Netflix which, for some, will offer much better content
Safari
Enjoy perfectly formatted content on your iPad
Formatting long web articles has always been a hit or miss unfair, but SendtoReader sorts that problem
Google Maps
Set directions to pre-saved locations in Google Maps
Get estimated times of arrival and step-by-step directions on your wrist with this Apple Maps alternative
10 of the best…
Apple Watch games
You really can enjoy quick games on your Apple Watch
Apple TV
Access an Apple TV remote in iOS
Don’t worry about losing your Siri Remote down the side of the sofa – you can use your iPhone
The iCreate reviews
MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
£999/$999
HomePod mini
£99.99/$99.99
Accessories
Carnovsky Ocean Jigsaw Puzzle £14.99/$19.95 amazon.co.uk These 500-piece
djay Pro AI
The intuitive iOS mixing software just got hands-free
Podcast
The CultCast By America’s Favourite Apple Podcast This
PAC-MAN Party Royale
Price Arcade subscription Requirements iOS 13.0 or later