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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Counter-Strike 2 Lacks Mac Support, Update Breaks CS:GO for macOS

Saturday September 30, 2023 1:54 am PDT by
Valve this week released Counter-Strike 2, the highly anticipated free upgrade for owners of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but Mac owners were left in the lurch on launch day, with the upgrade breaking the game and seemingly no macOS version forthcoming. The title's release on Wednesday forced a 26GB update for everyone with CS:GO, including Mac users, but after installation those on...
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macOS Sonoma: 50 New Features and Changes Worth Checking Out

Friday September 29, 2023 3:55 pm PDT by
Apple on Tuesday released macOS Sonoma, the latest version of the company's Mac operating system. ‌macOS Sonoma‌ introduces interactive desktop widgets, web apps, new videoconferencing features, and updated capabilities across the platform. In this article, we've selected 50 new features and lesser-known changes that are worth checking out if you're upgrading. What do you think of ‌macOS Sonoma‌ ...
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Apple iOS Update to Fix iPhone 12 Radiation Levels Approved by French Regulators

Friday September 29, 2023 3:23 am PDT by
Apple has had its software update for iPhone 12 devices in France approved by regulators, after the company threatened to suspend sales of the phones earlier this month due to radiation levels (via Reuters). In early September, France ordered Apple to halt ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 12 sales and "fix" existing devices to bring them into electromagnetic radiation compliance with European standards. The...
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Apple 'Concerned' About China's New App Store Rules Banning Unregistered Foreign Apps

Friday September 29, 2023 2:46 am PDT by
Apple staff met with Chinese officials in recent months to discuss concerns over new rules that will restrict Apple from offering many foreign apps currently available in its China App Store, according to a new paywalled Wall Street Journal report. China already blocks the websites of many popular Western social media apps like Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, YouTube, and...
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How to View Your UK Bank Account Balance and Deposits in Apple Wallet

Thursday September 28, 2023 3:09 am PDT by
In iOS 17.1, currently in beta, iPhone users in the UK can now view the account balance of their bank cards and credit cards right within Apple's Wallet app. Keep reading to learn how it works. Apple's Wallet app on ‌iPhone‌ has been able to display Apple Pay transactions made using your bank and credit cards for a while now, but if you are a Wallet app user in the United Kingdom, a new...
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Jony Ive and OpenAI in Advanced Talks to Build 'the iPhone of Artificial Intelligence'

Thursday September 28, 2023 2:00 am PDT by
Former Apple designer Jony Ive and OpenAI's Sam Altman are in advanced talks with SoftBank's Masayoshi Son to launch a $1 billion venture to build "the iPhone of artificial intelligence," according to the Financial Times. The news follows a report on Wednesday that claimed Ive and Altman are in discussions about creating an AI gadget. According to FT, Altman wants Ive's design agency...
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Jony Ive Could Develop AI Hardware Device With OpenAI's Sam Altman

Wednesday September 27, 2023 3:24 am PDT by
Former Apple design chief Jony Ive and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device, according to a new report by The Information. Both men have spoken to SoftBank CEO and investor Masayoshi Son about the idea, according to people familiar with the conversations, but it's not clear if he will remain involved. Since leaving Apple, Ive has been concentrating on...
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Apple Explains How Game Mode Works in macOS Sonoma

Wednesday September 27, 2023 2:24 am PDT by
In macOS Sonoma, Game Mode prioritizes CPU and GPU performance for gaming purposes on Macs. For those unfamiliar with Game Mode, Apple on Tuesday published a support document providing more information on how to use the new feature. Game Mode optimizes your gaming experience by giving your game the highest priority access to your CPU and GPU, lowering usage for background tasks. And it...
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Apple Suggests Potential Fixes for Weather Complication Bug on Apple Watch

Wednesday September 27, 2023 12:30 am PDT by
Apple on Tuesday offered two potential fixes for the recently reported Apple Watch issue where watch face Weather complications fail to load data. Apple Watch owners have been complaining of malfunctioning Weather complications since the launch of watchOS 10, with both the initial launch and watchOS 10.0.1 affected. Those impacted are seeing a blank reading where the weather data should be,...
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22 New Features You May Have Missed in watchOS 10

Tuesday September 26, 2023 7:33 am PDT by
Apple last week launched watchOS 10, the latest major software update for compatible Apple Watch models, as well as the new Apple Watch Series 9 and second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, both of which come with ‌watchOS 10‌ pre-installed. Headline ‌watchOS 10‌ features include a new Smart Stack interface with widgets, new watch faces, and more. In this article, we've listed 22 other features and...
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How to Clean Install macOS Sonoma

Tuesday September 26, 2023 7:28 am PDT by
Apple is set to release macOS Sonoma on September 26, and whenever a new operating system is released for the Mac, some users prefer to perform a clean installation. This article explains how to perform what is effectively a clean install of Sonoma using a built-in option that's available on Apple silicon-powered Macs and Intel Macs with a T2 security chip. Will My Mac Run ‌macOS Sonoma‌?...
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Will My Mac Support macOS Sonoma?

Tuesday September 26, 2023 6:17 am PDT by
macOS Sonoma, Apple's next major software update for Macs, is due to be publicly released on Tuesday, September 26. Keep reading to learn what's new and if Apple's latest operating system will run on your Mac. macOS Sonoma includes several new features, including desktop widgets, Apple TV-like aerial screensavers, enhancements to apps like Messages and Safari, a new Game mode that...
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Apple Music Radio Shows and More Now Available in Apple Podcasts App

Tuesday September 26, 2023 2:52 am PDT by
Apple Music subscribers can now stream shows from Apple's original radio catalog via the Apple Podcasts app, fulfilling a new services pledge made by the company earlier this year. The new Podcasts app integration means eligible subscribers can delve into ‌Apple Music‌ original radio shows from the likes of ‌Apple Music‌ 1, ‌Apple Music‌ Hits, and ‌Apple Music‌ Country – as if they were made to be ...
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Apple Initially Explored Using GPS to Control AirPods Pro Adaptive Audio

Tuesday September 26, 2023 1:32 am PDT by
When Apple introduced second-generation ‌‌AirPods Pro‌, the Adaptive Transparency feature offered a new way to reduce loud environmental noise for more comfortable everyday listening. Adaptive Audio is designed to build on that approach by dynamically blending the existing Transparency and Active Noise Cancellation modes together to deliver the best audio experience in the moment, tailoring ...
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Apple Watch Users Report Weather Complication Issues in watchOS 10

Tuesday September 26, 2023 12:21 am PDT by
Some Apple Watch users on watchOS 10 have reported experiencing issues with Weather complications failing to display data on the watch face, despite the Weather app itself presenting no such issues. Apple Watch users have taken to the MacRumors forums, Apple's Support Community, and other platforms to share their experiences. 9to5Mac has highlighted the problem, and some MacRumors staff...
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Apple to Launch iPad Mini 7 Later This Year, Industry Report Suggests

Monday September 25, 2023 3:16 am PDT by
Apple could be preparing to release a seventh-generation iPad mini before the end of the year, based on a new report by DigiTimes. In an article discussing stagnating global tablet demand in the second half of 2023, the Taiwan-based outlet forecasts an uptick in Apple's share of the market owing to orders for a "small-size" iPad in the fourth quarter. From the report (see bold): In the...
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Resident Evil Village for iPhone 15 Pro and iPad Launches October 30

Monday September 25, 2023 1:51 am PDT by
Resident Evil Village will be released for iPhone 15 Pro and iPad on October 30, Capcom announced during the Tokyo Game Show over the weekend (via TouchArcade). During the event, Capcom also revealed pricing for the mobile ports of Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil Village. While both games are free to start, they will require $59.99 and $39.99 in-app purchases, respectively, to...
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iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Launch in Over 20 More Countries Later This Week

Monday September 25, 2023 12:43 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 series is set to launch in over 20 additional countries and territories on September 29, including Macao, Malaysia, Turkey, Vietnam, and others. Apple has not provided a complete list of the countries. Unlike last year's iPhone 14 series, all of the latest ‌iPhone 15‌ models were available to order when the first wave of launches took place in over 40 countries and regions on...
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iPhone 15 Pro: How to Hide the Silent Mode Bell Icon in the Status Bar

Friday September 22, 2023 1:41 pm PDT by
On iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max models, Apple has introduced a physical, programmable Action button that replaces the traditional ring/silent switch above the volume buttons. The Action button can be programmed to perform several different functions, but the ability to switch between Silent and Ring mode has not gone away. By default, one long press of the Action button will mute your ...
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How to Hard Reset or Force Restart All iPhone 15 Models

Friday September 22, 2023 4:45 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 15, ‌‌‌iPhone 15‌ Plus‌‌, iPhone 15 Pro, and ‌‌‌iPhone 15 Pro‌‌‌ Max come in the same size options as last year's iPhone 14 series, and share similar design elements with Apple's 2022 models, such as an all-screen design, Dynamic Island, and no Home button on the front. As such, the method of hard resetting or force restarting hasn't changed from the previous...