Tim Hardwick

Tim is a Senior 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

maxresdefault

Nothing Phone 1 Displays AirPods Battery Level After Latest OS Update

Friday November 25, 2022 3:33 am PST by
Nothing Phone 1 users today began receiving the Nothing OS 1.1.7 update, which adds support for displaying the battery percentage of connected AirPods, amongst other improvements and bug fixes. If you own a Nothing Phone 1, you can check for the OTA update by going to Settings -> System -> System updates. Bear in mind that as support for displaying AirPods battery level is still an...
Ventura Macs Feature Yellow

macOS: How to Disable Rapid Security Response Software Updates

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:24 am PST by
In macOS Ventura, Apple can deliver security updates to Macs without having to update the entire operating system. Keep reading to learn how it works and how you can disable it if you prefer. In the past, some of Apple's most important point releases of macOS have been linked to critical security updates that are designed to keep you and your private data safe and secure online....
macos ventura 1

How to Enable Background Sounds on Mac to Stay Focused and Minimize Distractions

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:23 am PST by
In macOS Ventura, Apple introduced a new accessibility feature called Background Sounds, which are designed to help you stay focused, stay calm, and minimize distractions. Keep reading to learn how it works. In iOS 15 and later, there is a feature that lets you play ambient soundscapes in the background on your iPhone, and with the release of ‌macOS Ventura‌, these sounds are now available on ...
continuity camera

How to Use Your iPhone's Camera as a Webcam for Your Mac

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:22 am PST by
If you have macOS 13.0 or later installed on your Mac, you can use your nearby iPhone as your computer's webcam. Keep reading to learn how it works. With macOS Ventura, Apple introduced a completely new take on its Continuity Camera feature, which now lets you use your ‌‌iPhone‌‌'s camera as a webcam for your Mac. Continuity Camera works wirelessly or wired in FaceTime, Zoom, and other...
ios 16 beta battery percentage icon

How to Automate Low Power Mode When Your iPhone Battery is Depleted

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:20 am PST by
If you find your iPhone regularly running out of battery later in the day, Low Power Mode is a handy option to have available. This article shows how to make Low Power Mode automatically turn on when your ‌iPhone‌'s battery reaches a certain level. Most ‌iPhone‌ users will be familiar with the way iOS throws up a prompt to turn on Low Power Mode when the battery reaches 20%. Low Power Mode can...
hey siri banner apple

How to Correct Siri's Pronunciation of Names

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:19 am PST by
Apple's digital assistant Siri is pretty good at pronouncing names correctly, but occasionally one will confound it. Fortunately, you can help ‌Siri‌ say the names of your contacts properly. This article explains how. Some names can be hard for ‌Siri‌ to say correctly on first try, but you can teach the digitial assistant thanks to a type of field that can be added to the person's contact on...
record video button

How to Record Video With Background Music on iPhone

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:18 am PST by
This article explains how to record a video on iPhone while playing music from any app. Keep reading to learn how it works. Have you noticed that any music playing on your ‌iPhone‌ is automatically stopped as soon as you select Video mode inside the Camera app? In most situations this is a neat convenience, but what if you want to shoot video and include that music in the recording?...
apple pencil red

Apple Ditched Plan for $50 Apple Pencil With iPhone Support at the Last Minute, Claims Sketchy Rumor

Thursday November 24, 2022 3:37 am PST by
Apple planned to introduce a new $49 Apple Pencil this year that was compatible with iPhones, but scrapped the plans at the last minute, claims a sketchy new rumor coming out of Asia. According to a Weibo post, shared on Twitter by DuanRui, Apple allegedly intended to release the new ‌Apple Pencil‌, codenamed "Maker" (or, more likely, "Marker") at its September 2022 event, and even went so far ...
hbo max apple tv shadow

HBO Max Working on App Fix for Playback Errors on Apple TV 4K Devices

Thursday November 24, 2022 1:41 am PST by
HBO is working on a fix for "can't play title" errors that some users have been encountering in the HBO Max app for Apple TV, according to The Verge. The issue, which has been widely reported by users, appears to occur on all generations of ‌Apple TV‌ 4K running tvOS 16.1 and the latest HBO Max app version 52.50.1, released November 16. While some users have found the problem to be...
apple tv plus banner

Apple Nearing Deal for Film About Sam Bankman-Fried and the Collapse of FTX

Wednesday November 23, 2022 4:51 am PST by
Apple is close to a deal for the book rights to Michael Lewis' story about the fall of entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried and his cryptocurrency trading platform FTX, reports Deadline. The author of Moneyball, The Big Short, and The Blind Side spent six months will Bankman-Fried before his crypto exchange collapsed earlier this month. Bankman-Fried resigned as CEO of FTX, which was once...
foxconn

Angry Protests Break Out at Key iPhone Factory in China [Updated]

Wednesday November 23, 2022 1:49 am PST by
Riots broke out on Wednesday at the world's largest iPhone factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, according to video shared on social media. Footage widely circulated online shows hundreds of Foxconn workers marching in protest, clashing with police and some being confronted by people in hazmat suits. Some video captured workers complaining about the food they had been provided, with...
app store blue banner uk fixed

UK Begins Market Investigation into Apple and Google's Mobile Dominance

Tuesday November 22, 2022 4:37 am PST by
The UK's competition watchdog has begun its investigation into the market dominance of Apple and Google's mobile browsers, months after it said it was considering a high-level probe. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced Tuesday that responses to its June consultation had revealed "substantial support" for a full investigation into how Apple and Google dominate the market and ...
3nm apple silicon feature

Apple Supplier TSMC to Produce 3nm Chips at Arizona Plant

Monday November 21, 2022 4:14 am PST by
Apple chip supplier TSMC has plans in place to mass produce next-generation 3-nanometer chips at its $12 billion Arizona facility, according to the Taiwanese company's founder. Speaking to reporters on Monday in Taipei, Morris Chang said the 3-nanometre plant would be located at the same Arizona site as the 5-nanometre plant. "Three-nanometre, TSMC right now has a plan, but it has not been...
samsung logo 2022

Apple Pivots to Samsung for iPhone Memory Chips Following US Trade Ban Against Chinese Suppliers

Monday November 21, 2022 3:14 am PST by
Apple will turn to Samsung for memory used in iPhones ahead of the imposition of U.S. export controls on one of China's top NAND flash chipmakers, reports DigiTimes. Apple originally intended to buy 128-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips from Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) for use in iPhones sold in the Chinese market as early as this year, with the possibility of eventually purchasing up...
iPhone 14 Pro Rear Camera

iPhone 15 Could Feature Titanium Chassis With Curved Rear Edges

Monday November 21, 2022 2:25 am PST by
Apple's 2023 iPhone will feature a titanium chassis with curved rear edges replacing the existing squared off design, claims a new rumor. According to Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro, the back edges of the iPhone 15 will be rounded to create a new border, similar to the bottom edges on the case of Apple's latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. For reference, the iPhone 14 models use a...
iPhone 14 Pro Display Two Times Brighter Feature

12 Time-Saving iPhone Tips to Make You a More Efficient User

Friday November 18, 2022 4:29 am PST by
If you're looking to cut down on the amount of time you spend performing certain actions on your iPhone, there's usually a solution hidden in Apple's mobile operating system. Here are 12 quick iOS tips that once you start using will make you a lot more time-efficient in the long run. This article assumes you're using an ‌iPhone‌ running iOS 16, but some of these tips will work on iPad and...
iphone 14 pro always on display

iPhone 14 Pro: How to Customize the Always On Display

Thursday November 17, 2022 11:27 am PST by
In iOS 16.2, currently in beta, Apple allows iPhone 14 owners to customize certain elements of the always on display mode. Keep reading to learn how it's done. The iPhone 14 Pro and ‌‌iPhone 14 Pro‌‌ Max come with some advanced features not included in the rest of the ‌iPhone 14‌ series. One of these features is the always on display, which is made possible by a more power-efficient OLED...
iphone 14 pro always on display

iPhone 14 Pro: How to Hide Lock Screen Wallpaper When the Always On Display Is Active

Thursday November 17, 2022 11:23 am PST by
In iOS 16.2, currently in beta, Apple allows iPhone 14 Pro owners to hide their Lock Screen wallpaper when in the always on display mode. Keep reading to learn how it's done. The ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌‌iPhone 14 Pro‌‌ Max come with some advanced features not included in the rest of the iPhone 14 series. One of these features is the always on display, which is made possible by a more...
iphone 14 display

iPhone 14 Pro: How to Hide Notifications When the Always On Display Is Active

Thursday November 17, 2022 11:21 am PST by
In iOS 16.2, currently in beta, Apple allows iPhone 14 Pro owners to hide incoming notifications when in the always on display mode. Keep reading to learn how it's done. The ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌‌iPhone 14 Pro‌‌ Max come with some advanced features not included in the rest of the iPhone 14 series. One of these features is the always on display, which is made possible by a more...
ipad home screen widgets

How to Include a Voiceover When Screen Recording on iPhone and iPad

Thursday November 17, 2022 11:16 am PST by
On iPhone and iPad, Apple's screen recording feature records a video of what you're doing on your screen, which is great if you want to capture gameplay, walk someone through a tutorial in an app, demonstrate a bug, or anything else. You can also include a voiceover in screen recordings. Keep reading to learn how. If you're making a screen recording to demonstrate something in iOS, chances...