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.

Tim Hardwick's Articles

Facebook Feature

Facebook Reports Record Ad Revenue for Q2 2021, Despite Apple's iOS Privacy Changes

Thursday July 29, 2021 2:31 am PDT by
Undeterred by Apple's recent anti-tracking privacy changes, Facebook continues to rake in billions in advertising revenue, as evidenced by its latest fiscal 2021 second quarter results announced Wednesday. On the company's Q2 earnings call, the social network revealed it had accumulated $28 billion in ad revenue, representing a 56% year-on-year increase. That saw Facebook more than double...
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Bang & Olufsen Announces First Noise-Canceling True Wireless Earbuds

Thursday July 29, 2021 1:22 am PDT by
Bang & Olufsen today announced Beoplay EQ, the Danish audio outfit's first true wireless headphones with adaptive active noise cancelation. To achieve maximum noise cancelation, the buds use adaptive ANC that combines active noise cancellation with passive sealing. Six microphones allow for automatic adjustment of ANC levels and also make use of directional beamforming technology to improve...
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'For All Mankind' Season 4 May Have Already Been Signed Off By Apple, Writers Guild Suggests

Wednesday July 28, 2021 1:22 am PDT by
Popular Apple TV+ show "For All Mankind" is currently shooting its third season, but Apple may have already authorized a fourth season of the drama, if information on an updated Writers Guild of America (WGA) webpage is accurate. First spotted by Space Explored on Tuesday, the updated webpage contains a listing for season four of the show that suggests everyone currently involved in season...
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iOS 15: How to Enable Smart Activation for Focus Modes

Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:12 am PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set up your device to help you be in the moment and zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and you can customize Focus modes for specific scenarios. An optional feature called Smart Activation lets your iPhone automatically turn on particular Focus modes at opportune times through the day, ...
iOS 15 Focus Feature

iOS 15: How to Adjust Home Screen and Lock Screen Settings in Focus Mode

Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:03 am PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set up your device to help you be in the moment and zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and you can customize Focus modes for specific scenarios, like studying, spending time with family, or winding down before bed. When a Focus mode is active, you can also choose to show only specific ...
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iOS 15: How to Allow Time Sensitive Notifications to Bypass Focus Mode

Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:01 am PDT by
With Focus in iOS 15, you can set an activity that you're doing, such as working, exercising, reading, or spending time with family, and block out the notifications that are unrelated to those tasks. It's like Do Not Disturb, but with more options for refining what you see and what you don't see. If there's something pressing coming up or an event you're expecting that you don't want to...
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Maps in iOS 15 Now Factors Weather Warnings into Suggested Routes

Tuesday July 27, 2021 4:34 am PDT by
With each iteration, Apple Maps has been getting better at highlighting current traffic incidents and conditions like road closures so you know what to expect on suggested routes. And it looks like as of iOS 15 Beta 3, Maps will now factor weather warnings into your car journeys, too. Image credit: ChrisSDreiling First spotted by Redditor ChrisSDreiling, the latest version of Maps will alert...
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Chrome Ditched Redesign That Was Similar to Safari in iOS 15, Says Former Google Employee

Tuesday July 27, 2021 1:26 am PDT by
Apple introduced a sweeping overhaul to its Safari browser's interface on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, with a redesign that includes an address bar that floats at the bottom of the screen, changes to the way users switch tabs, and more. Apple says this new-look Safari has been "reimagined for the way we browse today." In ‌iOS 15‌, for example, Apple says the new floating address bar...
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How to Schedule and Automate Focus Modes

Monday July 26, 2021 3:35 pm PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set up your device to help you be in the moment and zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and you can customize Focus modes for specific scenarios. You can activate a Focus on your iPhone when you want to reduce distractions and spotlight your attention on something, but you can also...
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Australia Considers Case for Opening iPhone NFC Chip to Third Party Payment Systems

Monday July 26, 2021 5:33 am PDT by
Apple on Monday responded to questions from Australia's parliament about its third-party access approach to the NFC chip in its iPhones, following claims that its Apple Pay system is stifling innovation in the contactless payment technology space. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services heard for-and-against arguments from Apple, Google, and others relating...
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Larger Redesigned High-End iMac Rumored to Launch Next Year

Monday July 26, 2021 3:45 am PDT by
Apple's larger redesigned iMac will arrive sometime in 2022 rather than later this year, according to the leaker known as "Dylandkt." On Twitter, Dylandkt claimed that Apple's "high end ‌iMac‌" is not expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2021 alongside Apple's "M1X Macs" – a reference to Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro models – because "Apple simply does not want their devices to...
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Report: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Tough Titanium Alloy Chassis

Monday July 26, 2021 1:12 am PDT by
Next year's "iPhone 14" series is expected to feature high-end models with a new titanium alloy chassis design, claims a new investors report by JP Morgan Chase. According to the report, the use of titanium alloy will be one of the biggest changes to the case design in the 2022 ‌iPhone‌ series, and Foxconn will be the exclusive manufacturer of the titanium frames for the high-end models....
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Meross Launches Modular Smart LED Floor Lamp With HomeKit Support

Friday July 23, 2021 1:41 am PDT by
Meross this week added a height adaptable LED Floor Lamp to its smart home lineup offering Apple HomeKit support. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Boasting a modular three-piece design, the slim black lamp can be adjusted to a height of 54.7 inches (139cm) for ...
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First Episode of 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 Debuts on Apple TV+

Thursday July 22, 2021 11:58 pm PDT by
"Ted Lasso," the most watched program on Apple TV+, saw its season two opening episode debut on the streaming service today. Apple is celebrating the premiere by giving the comedy series a full-page animated takeover on its website homepage. "Ted Lasso" sees Jason Sudeikis reviving his Ted Lasso character that first debuted during the 2013 NBC Sports English Premier League coverage. In the ...
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Apple and Tim Cook Celebrate 40 Years of Company's Presence in Singapore

Thursday July 22, 2021 4:28 am PDT by
Apple today celebrated four decades of the company's presence in Singapore, which was just 16 years old as a nation when Apple's first office opened there in 1981. Apple Marina Bay Sands retail store In a press release, Apple hailed its base for Asia Pacific operations as a globally recognized center of innovation and expertise, dedicated to embracing a "high-tech vision for the future." "We'...
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Resellers List AirTag Accessory Color Options Not Yet Offered by Apple

Thursday July 22, 2021 2:04 am PDT by
Alongside introducing the new MagSafe Battery Pack last week, Apple debuted new AirTag Leather Loop and AirTag Key Ring accessories in updated colors, but it appears there may be more official shades to come, if existing reseller listings are accurate. For example, Amazon currently has additional AirTag Loop color options in Capri Blue and Pink Citrus, and both the AirTag Leather Loop and...
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Twitter Spaces Will Soon Let You Manipulate the Sound of Your Voice

Thursday July 22, 2021 12:44 am PDT by
Twitter is currently working on a "Voice Transformer" – a voice manipulation feature for Spaces, its live audio conversations service that rolled out to more users in May. "Voice Transformer" will provide several effects for users to change the sound of their voice as they engage in Spaces conversations, which could inject some fun into chats or perhaps be used by people who dislike the...
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iOS 15: How to Delete a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:50 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple's Focus feature lets you set up Focus modes that when enabled help reduce distractions and allow you to turn your attention to a particular thing. ‌iOS 15‌ comes with a handful of pre-set Focus modes, like Sleep, Personal, and Work, and you can also create your own custom configurations to filter notifications based on what you're doing. But how do you delete a Focus you no...
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iOS 15: How to Customize a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:50 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple's new Focus feature aims to reduce distractions and set your device to help you be in the moment. You can do this by creating a new Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for bed. If you want to customize a Focus that's already set up, you can do so by going into Settings -> Focus and selecting the Focus...
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iOS 15: How to Activate a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:47 pm PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set your device to help you be in the moment by creating a custom Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for bed. You can activate a Focus on your iPhone when you want to reduce distractions and give over your attention to a single thing. Simply launch the Control Center by ...