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.

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How to Enable TikTok Dark Mode

Thursday May 26, 2022 10:27 am PDT by
Every self-respecting app has a dark mode, so why should TikTok be any different? Especially given that it's the sort of app you could end up scrolling through endlessly at 2 a.m. in the morning. Any respite from that blinding white interface is likely to be welcomed by your poor bleary eyes, which is why it's always a good idea to turn on TikTok's Dark mode. That said, it's worth noting ...
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How to Restart Apple Studio Display

Thursday May 26, 2022 8:57 am PDT by
The Studio Display is Apple's first-ever display to feature a built-in custom processor. It also lacks a power button, making it different from other monitors. For one, the A13 Bionic chip inside the Studio Display is the same processor Apple used in the iPhone 11 series, and it drives the display's audio and camera systems. The inclusion of a dedicated computer processor also means the...
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Google 'Pixel Fold' Delayed Yet Again as Apple Eyes 2025 for Foldable iPhone

Thursday May 26, 2022 2:56 am PDT by
Google is said to have delayed the launch of its first foldable smartphone yet again, due to the device reportedly failing to meet the company's expectations. According The Elec, the company had planned to launch the device during the fourth quarter of this year, but Google has now chosen to delay its release. The outlet's sources said the delay was likely because the product is "not as...
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ProtonMail Unifies Encrypted Mail, Calendar, VPN, and Storage Services Under New 'Proton' Brand

Wednesday May 25, 2022 4:56 am PDT by
Swiss-based encrypted email provider ProtonMail today announced a restructuring of its privacy-first services, bringing them under a new unifying brand name: Proton. Today, we are undertaking our biggest step forward in the movement for an internet that respects your privacy. The new, updated Proton offers one account, many services, and one privacy-by-default ecosystem. You can now enjoy...
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Apple Maps Gains AR Walking Directions in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday May 25, 2022 3:59 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple's Maps app includes the ability to use augmented reality walking directions in some big cities, and today we learn that Tokyo has become the latest place that you can use it. The AR mode can map walking directions onto the real world by using your iPhone's rear camera, making it easier to see where you need to go in built-up areas and reducing the need to look down at your...
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At Least One iPhone 14 Model Three Weeks Behind Schedule Due to China Lockdowns

Wednesday May 25, 2022 1:18 am PDT by
Development of at least one iPhone 14 model is three weeks behind schedule due to Chinese lockdowns and in a worst case scenario could impact initial production volumes, according to a new report today. Despite an easing of restrictions, the impact of lockdowns beginning in late March in and around Shanghai is said to have had a lingering impact on supply chains, according to sources who...
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iPhone 14 Pro Screen Refresh Rate Upgrade Could Allow for Always-On Display

Tuesday May 24, 2022 7:23 am PDT by
Last year's iPhone 13 Pro models were the first of Apple's smartphones to come with 120Hz ProMotion displays, and while the two iPhone 14 Pro models will continue to feature the technology, their screens could well boast expanded refresh rate variability this time round. To bring ProMotion displays to the ‌iPhone 13 Pro models‌, Apple adopted LTPO panel technology with variable refresh...
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Apple to Launch New Apple Watch Pride Bands as Soon as This Week

Tuesday May 24, 2022 4:20 am PDT by
Update: Since this story was published, Mark Gurman has clarified that he was referring only to new Apple Watch Pride bands, not a new "Pride" version of Apple Watch. The story headline has been revised to reflect the clarification. Apple will soon announce the launch of a new "Pride" edition of the Apple Watch Series 7, along with a selection of new bands to celebrate Pride Month, based...
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Google Maps' Historical Street View Imagery Now Available on iOS

Tuesday May 24, 2022 2:42 am PDT by
Google Maps' Street View is 15 years old today, and to celebrate, Google is rolling out the ability to view historical imagery when using the service on iOS and Android. When in Street View mode, users can access the historical imagery by first tapping anywhere on the photo to see information about the location, and then selecting "see more dates" to access the current location's historical...
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Apple's Mystery 'Network Adapter' Found in FCC Filing Likely for Internal Use Only

Monday May 23, 2022 4:30 am PDT by
Apple earlier this year sent a "Network Adapter" to the FCC for approval, an unearthed filing has revealed, although suggestions that it could be an AirPort successor or other unannounced networking product for consumer use are likely wide of the mark. Consumer networking products from Apple's discontinued AirPort range Whenever a company designs a device for use in the United States that...
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WhatsApp to End Support for iOS 10 and iOS 11, Require iPhone 5S or Later to Work

Monday May 23, 2022 1:14 am PDT by
WhatsApp is set to end support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 versions of Apple's mobile operating system, requiring all users to be running at least iOS 12 after October 24, 2022. That means iOS 10 and iOS 11 users – who will mainly be iPhone 5 and ‌iPhone‌ 5C owners – will no longer be able to use the encrypted chat service after the specified date. WhatsApp already states on its Help Center that...
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iPhone Demand Remains High Despite Technology Market Slowdown, Say Analysts

Friday May 20, 2022 5:33 am PDT by
iPhone demand this quarter has thus far remained "surprisingly resilient" despite the widespread supply chain issues and other factors affecting the tech industry, according to Wedbush analysts Daniel Ives and John Katsingris. Summing up their research findings in a new investor note, the market analysts said Apple's flagship devices had been holding up well despite "compression across the...
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iPhone Users Report iMessage Deactivation Issue Linked to T-Mobile eSIM Accounts [Updated]

Friday May 20, 2022 4:17 am PDT by
Some iPhone users on T-Mobile's cellular service are reportedly experiencing an eSIM bug that causes iMessage and FaceTime to deactivate for their phone number, with no way to reactivate it. Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman brought the issue to light by tweeting about his own experience with the issue. Gurman said the only solution that worked for him was getting a physical SIM card. Anoth ...
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Apple Supplier BOE Could Be Frozen Out of Supply Chain for iPhone 14 OLED Panels

Friday May 20, 2022 3:19 am PDT by
Apple supplier BOE is still waiting to receive approval from Apple to manufacture OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, after the company was found to have made design changes without Apple's approval (via The Elec). Earlier this month, Apple cut the Chinese display manufacturer out of the iPhone 13 supply chain after it was found to have changed the design of its OLED panels by...
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How to Play Fortnite on iPhone and iPad for Free

Thursday May 19, 2022 1:47 pm PDT by
Fortnite has been unavailable to play on the iPhone and iPad since Apple banned it from the App Store amid an ongoing legal battle with Epic Games, but the battle royale game has returned to iOS devices thanks to Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service. This article explains how to get Fortnite up and running on the service – keep reading to learn how it works. Apple removed popular title...
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Brave Browser for iOS Gains New 'Privacy Hub' and Enhanced Fingerprinting Protections

Thursday May 19, 2022 4:09 am PDT by
Privacy-focused browser Brave has updated its iOS app with a new Privacy Hub feature that displays a summary of the trackers it has blocked for specific sites or over a given time span. Similar to Safari’s Privacy Report, the new Privacy Hub in version 1.38 of the browser is designed to educate users about trackers and other privacy threats Brave is blocking. This update also improves...
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Disney+ Ad-Supported Plan to Limit Commercials to Four Minutes Per Hour

Thursday May 19, 2022 2:49 am PDT by
Disney is launching a cheaper, ad-supported version of its Disney+ streaming service later this year, and reports this week revealed how the company plans to run fewer ads on the cheaper plan than some rival streamers. Disney says it intends to run ads for four minutes on movies and shows that last an hour or less, according to Variety and The Wall Street Journal. That's the same as HBO...
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YouTube Adds 'Most Replayed' Feature for Identifying Most Popular Parts of Videos

Thursday May 19, 2022 1:39 am PDT by
YouTube has added a new playback feature to its web player and mobile apps that helps users identify the most replayed parts of a video they're watching (via TechCrunch). Going forward, a gray graph will appear along the top of the video progress bar. "If the graph is high, then that part of the video has been replayed often," says YouTube. "You can use the graph to quickly find and watch...
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Vivo’s X80 Pro Takes Fingerprint Sensor Tech to the Next Level as Apple Remains Focused on Face ID

Wednesday May 18, 2022 4:27 am PDT by
Chinese mobile maker Vivo has announced that its latest flagship X80 Pro smartphone is coming to international markets, and the device boasts some standout features that Apple is rumored to have explored for future iPhones at one point or another. The most notable of these features is a much larger in-display fingerprint sensor than seen on other Android phones. Vivo was one of the first...
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PSA: Apple Has Resolved an Issue That Prevented Latest Apple Card Transactions From Showing in the Wallet App

Wednesday May 18, 2022 2:41 am PDT by
If you couldn't see your latest Apple Card transactions in the Wallet app on your iPhone over the last 24 hours, try checking them again, because Apple says it has now fixed the issue. Several users took to Reddit on Tuesday and overnight to voice their concerns, with many reporting that their ‌Apple Card‌ balance was up-to-date yet nothing new was appearing in the Latest Transactions column. ...