Tim Hardwick

Tim is an editor at MacRumors and has been writing for the site since 2016. Formerly a magazine journalist, his work has appeared in over 30 newsstand print publications and online brands covering a range of topics, from the latest trends in technology to the mysteries of ancient history.

Based in the UK, Tim's current role at MacRumors involves editorial oversight and how tos, in addition to covering daily news and contributing occasional reviews. Tim can be reached at tim@macrumors.com, Telegram (@waxeditorial) or Twitter.

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Mozilla Ending Support for Firefox Lockwise Password Manager in December

Wednesday November 24, 2021 3:42 am PST by
Mozilla has told users of its Lockwise password management app that it will officially end support for the app on December 13. While the password manager will continue to work after that date, it will no longer receive support or security updates. Lockwise began life in 2018 as Lockbox, an open-source mobile app for iOS, Android, and desktop that allowed users to access login credentials and ...
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Pixelmator Pro 2.3 Adds Smart Subject Selection and Background Removal Features, Plus New Select and Mask Tools

Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:53 am PST by
Pixelmator Pro 2.3 went live on the Mac App Store on Tuesday, and the latest major update to the popular image editing app brings a smart new automatic background removal feature, automatic subject selection, new Select and Mask tools, and more. In a blog post announcing the update, Pixelmator's developers say that it's now possible for users to "magically" remove the background from any...
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Apple Fined $150M+ By Italian Watchdog for Anti-Competitive Cooperation With Amazon

Tuesday November 23, 2021 3:34 am PST by
Apple and Amazon were today fined a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) by Italy's antitrust authority for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products, reports Reuters. The fines are the culmination of an investigation that began last year over allegations that the two companies had been blocking the sale of Apple and Beats devices to...
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How to Reset Beats Fit Pro

Monday November 15, 2021 6:18 pm PST by
Apple's Beats-branded Beats Fit Pro have a useful reset function that returns them to their factory settings. This can come in handy if you're handing down the wireless earbuds to someone else or you're having any sort of problem with them. How to Reset Beats Fit Pro Place both earbuds in the charging case and leave the case open. Press and hold the system button inside the case for 15...
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How to Use Apple's Live Listen Feature With Beats Fit Pro

Monday November 15, 2021 6:16 pm PST by
Since 2014, Apple has included a little-known feature in iOS called Live Listen that allows an iPhone or iPad to serve as a remote microphone for an MFI-compatible hearing aid. In iOS 14.3 and later, Live Listen supports Beats Fit Pro, Apple's sporty Beats-branded earphones, making it possible to use your iOS device as a directional mic and have the audio relayed to your ears. As an...
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How to Use Spatial Audio on Beats Fit Pro

Monday November 15, 2021 6:12 pm PST by
Spatial audio is a sonic feature of Beats Fit Pro that adds surround sound to Apple's audio wearables. By utilizing dynamic head tracking, it brings a theater-like audio experience to the movie or video you're watching, so that it seems as if the sound is coming from all around you. Spatial audio uses the gyroscope and accelerometer in your ‌‌Beats Fit Pro‌‌ and iOS device to track...
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How to Get a List of Directions in Apple Maps

Monday November 15, 2021 6:11 pm PST by
After several years of iterations and improvements, Apple Maps has become a solid app and a viable Google Maps alternative for getting GPS-based directions to navigate journeys by car, public transport, bicycle, and on foot. Depending on the journey though, you may want to print off a list of turn-by-turn directions to refer to instead of relying on your iPhone and draining the battery. Or...
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iOS 15.2 Beta: How to Use Find My to Locate Items That Can Track You

Friday November 12, 2021 3:41 am PST by
In iOS 15.2, which is available in beta right now, Apple introduced new features for the Find My app, including a way to search for items that might be used to track your location. The new Unknown Items feature is called "Items That Can Track Me," and when activated, it will scan for anything that's nearby that belongs to someone else and let you know about it. If anything is detected,...
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Rumor: AirPods Pro 2 to Launch in Third Quarter of 2022

Friday November 12, 2021 2:21 am PST by
Apple will release second-generation AirPods Pro in the third quarter of 2022, according to a new rumor allegedly based on supply chain sources. AirPods Pro 2 mockup based on rumors Apple is developing second-generation AirPods Pro to follow the AirPods 3, with the new high-end earbuds set to come out in 2022, according to well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman and respected Apple...
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iOS 15.2 Beta: How to Use the Hide My Email Feature in the Mail App

Thursday November 11, 2021 12:44 am PST by
With iOS 15 and the Hide My Email feature exclusive to iCloud+ subscribers, you can create unique, random email addresses that forward to your personal inbox whenever you want to keep your personal email address private. In iOS 15.2, which is in beta right now, you can use Hide My Email directly from the Mail app. When you use Hide My Email, all the emails sent to the random Apple-created...
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iOS 15.2: How to Help Return Lost Find My Items

Wednesday November 10, 2021 5:53 pm PST by
In iOS 15.2, which is available in beta right now, Apple introduced new features for the Find My app, including a new way to search for items that might be lost so that you can help return them to their rightful owner. The new Unknown Items feature is called "Help Return Lost Items" and when activated, it will scan for anything that's nearby that belongs to someone else and let you know...
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Rare Apple-1 Computer in Koa Wood Case Fetches $500,000 at Auction

Wednesday November 10, 2021 2:09 am PST by
A rare fully functional Apple-1 computer has sold for $500,000 at auction this week, according to John Moran Auctioneers in California (via BBC News). The rare Hawaiian koa wood-cased Apple-1 has had only two owners, a college professor and his student to whom he sold the machine for $650. The sale included user manuals and Apple software on two cassette tapes. Apple co-founder Steve...
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Review: Vissles' LP85 Keyboard is Like a Mechanical Apple Magic Keyboard, But Decidedly More Fun

Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:40 am PST by
Traditional mechanical keyboards have made a comeback in recent years. Generally known for being more hardy than today's more dominant membrane and scissor-switch keyboards, mechanical keys typically offer users faster, more satisfying feedback thanks to the highly detectable actuation and signature clicking sound. However, mechanical keyboards are also often bigger, louder, and more tiring ...
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macOS Monterey 12.1 Beta: How to Share Your Screen on a FaceTime Call

Monday November 8, 2021 1:01 pm PST by
In macOS Monterey 12.1, which is available in a beta capacity right now, Apple introduced its new SharePlay feature to FaceTime. Previously only available on iPhone and iPad, SharePlay allows you to share your Mac's screen with other people on a FaceTime call, which opens up new possibilities for sharing experiences with friends, family, and co-workers. Thanks to SharePlay, you and others on ...
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How to Use WhatsApp on Mac Without a Connected iPhone

Monday November 8, 2021 11:09 am PST by
WhatsApp has rolled out multi-device support to all users on iOS and Android, allowing WhatsApp to be used on up to four linked devices without users needing to be connected via a smartphone. Previously, the WhatsApp mobile app was required to authenticate an account used on another device, such as a computer, and used a QR code to link a user account to a web browser or desktop app. While...
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How to Use FaceTime's SharePlay Feature on Mac to Watch Movies and TV Shows Together

Monday November 8, 2021 11:08 am PST by
Note: The SharePlay feature in FaceTime requires macOS Monterey 12.1, which is only available to beta testers at the time of writing. Expect Monterey 12.1 to be released to all users in late fall 2021. In macOS Monterey, FaceTime received some major enhancements on the Mac, including the ability for you to share your screen with other people on a video call. Officially called SharePlay,...
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WhatsApp Rolls Out Multi-Device Support to All Users on iOS and Android

Monday November 8, 2021 1:19 am PST by
WhatsApp has rolled out multi-device support to all users on iOS and Android, allowing WhatsApp to be used on up to four linked devices without users needing to be connected via a smartphone. To enable multi-device support, users need to join the multi-device beta. Launch WhatsApp on iPhone, then select Settings -> Linked Devices. Select Multi-Device Beta, then tap Join Beta. Once that's...
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New Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie 'Finch' Premieres on Apple TV+

Friday November 5, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Original sci-fi movie "Finch" starring Tom Hanks premiered on Apple TV+ today. The film revolves around a man, a robot (played by "Get Out" actor Caleb Landry Jones), and a dog, who form an unlikely family in the midst of apocalyptic changes on Earth caused by a devastating solar flare. The new film, which is likely to be an award contender, is described by Apple as follows: In "Finch," a...
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Peloton Says Apple's Privacy Rules Limit Its Ability to Gain Subscribers

Friday November 5, 2021 4:57 am PDT by
Peloton has become the latest company to blame Apple's ad-related privacy changes in iOS for negatively impacting its business, according to a new report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Best known for its at-home exercise equipment and online fitness classes, Peloton blamed the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) rules Apple introduced in iOS 14.5 for making it more difficult to add new...
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Five Games Worth Firing Up to Show Off Your New MacBook Pro

Thursday November 4, 2021 3:31 pm PDT by
If you're the proud owner of a new MacBook Pro, all things considered, gaming probably wasn't at the top of your priority list when you made the expensive purchase. Even so, when you're not doing resource-hungry work on your new high-end Mac, you can still have some fun with all that power under the hood. Granted, Macs aren't revered for their triple-A games catalog, but there are some popular...