Tim Hardwick

Tim is an Editor at MacRumors. His writing has appeared in over 30 newsstand print and online publications covering a range of topics. Originally from Liverpool, England, Tim can sometimes be found accessing a personal wi-fi hotspot on the Yorkshire Moors or from Edinburgh Castle.

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Apple's Rationale for Not Bringing iMessage to Android Revealed in Legal Documents

Friday April 9, 2021 2:22 am PDT by
It's no secret that Apple sees iMessage as a big enough selling point to keep the service exclusive to Apple devices, however new court filings submitted by Epic Games in its ongoing lawsuit with the company reveal just how Apple executives have rationalized their decision not to develop a version of iMessage for Android. Apple clearly recognizes the power that iMessage has to keep users...
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How to Delete Downloaded Books and Audiobooks on iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:54 pm PDT by
If you've downloaded books, audiobooks, or PDFs to the Books app on your iPhone or iPad, it's worth going through them every once in a while. You may find that some of them no longer need to be there, in which case they're just taking up space on your device. The following steps show you how to delete unecessary items from the Books app, which should help free up some valuable storage. Laun...
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How to Auto-Delete Old Message Conversations on iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:53 pm PDT by
Deleting old messages from your iPhone or iPad is a good way to save on your device's storage space, but going back through your old conversations and deleting them individually would be a tedious and long-winded process. Fortunately, there's a simpler way to say goodbye to old messages in iOS – Apple's mobile operating system can be automated to discard messages that have been on your...
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How to Free Up Space on iPhone and iPad By Storing Messages in iCloud

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:52 pm PDT by
Messages in iCloud, as the name suggests, stores your iMessages in Apple's cloud servers rather than on each of your individual devices, which has a number of benefits. When you receive a message on one device, it shows up on all devices logged into the same ‌iCloud‌ account. Likewise, when you delete messages and conversations they are instantly removed from all your devices. Another...
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How to Delete Large Attachments on iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:50 pm PDT by
Apple's iOS mobile operating system includes built-in features that offer suggestions on how you can save space on your iOS device. These space-saving suggestions can help you free up space on your iPhone and iPad when storage space is running low, so it's worth checking in on them from time to time. One of these built-in features encourages you to review large attachments taking up storage in ...
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How to Delete Voice Memo Recordings on iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:49 pm PDT by
Deleting individual recordings in Apple's native Voice Memos app for iPhone and iPad is really easy. Launch the app, and in the list of recordings, just tap the one you want to delete, then tap the trash icon. If you want to delete multiple recordings in one go, tap the Edit button in the top-right corner of the screen, then select the recordings that you want to remove. Once you're done...
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How to Review and Delete WhatsApp Media

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:47 pm PDT by
If you're a heavy WhatsApp user and your iPhone is running low on storage, it may be that all the videos, voice messages and photos stored in the app are taking up a hefty amount of space on your device. Fortunately, WhatsApp features a built-in media management tool that can help you identify, select, and bulk delete GIFs, photos, and videos that may be filling up your phone. The tool...
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How to Save Storage Space When Recording Video on iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:42 pm PDT by
The video recording capabilities of iPhones and iPads get better with each new model that Apple releases, which is great if you want to capture the best-looking video possible. However, the higher quality the video format is, the more storage space the video files naturally take up, which may not be good news if you're device is short on capacity. Typically, iPhones default to shooting video...
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How to Delete Redundant Burst Mode Photos on iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:37 pm PDT by
Burst Mode refers to when the camera on your iOS device captures a series of photos in rapid succession, at a rate of ten frames per second. It's a great way to shoot an action scene or an unexpected event, since you're always more likely to end up with the picture you were aiming for. Whenever you take a series of burst photos, they automatically appear in the Photo app under the Album name ...
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How to Save Storage Space When Shooting in HDR on Older iPhones

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:36 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhones include a camera feature called HDR, which uses High Dynamic Range to capture better photos when the image includes bright sunlight alongside extreme shade. HDR achieves this by taking three exposures of the same scene which it then combines into one picture, resulting in a more balanced, realistic shot. On iPhone X and earlier models, when the camera takes an automatic HDR...
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How to Remove the Apps You Don't Use on Your iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:34 pm PDT by
With so many paid-for and free apps available on the App Store these days, it's easy to reach a point where you have so many of them on your iPhone or iPad that a sizable proportion are simply forgotten about, and soon storage space starts to become an issue. Fortunately, there's an easy way that you can keep tabs on which apps you use the most and which ones have basically become redundant,...
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How to Reinstall Deleted Apps on iPhone and iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:29 pm PDT by
If you've deleted an app on your iPhone and iPad to save space or because you didn't find the app useful at the time, it's not a one-way street – you can always re-install said app on your device in a few short steps. While there's no section in iOS that exclusively lists "recently deleted" apps as such, you can still find the apps that you've purchased in the past but are no longer...
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How to Erase Your iPhone or iPad

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:28 pm PDT by
Erasing your iPhone or iPad is a good idea when it comes to selling the device, giving it away, or taking it to a store for repairs. It's also one way to start afresh if your device's storage is nearing full capacity, so it's worth knowing how it's done. Before you erase anything though, you should back up your device, just in case. You can back up your data to iCloud, but we'd advise you...
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How to Wirelessly Sync Your iPhone or iPad to a Windows PC

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:26 pm PDT by
When you connect your iPhone or iPad to a Windows PC, you'll be able to sync to it albums, songs, playlists, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, audiobooks, photos and videos, contacts and calendars. This article shows you how. You can sync your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ to a Windows PC by physically connecting them, but did you know that you can sync your Apple device by having them connected over same ...
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How to Wirelessly Sync iPhone or iPad to Mac

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:24 pm PDT by
When you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac, you can sync a range of media to your device, including albums, songs, playlists, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, audiobooks, photos and videos, contacts and calendars. This article shows you how it's done. It used to be the case that you could only sync an ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ to a Mac using a physical cable, but these days you can sync your...
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Facebook Tests New Contextual 'Labels' for Posts From Popular Pages

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:19 am PDT by
Facebook is testing the use of Page labels as a way to give people more context about the posts that appear in their news feed, the social network has announced. Politicians' pages will be marked with the label "public official," while the labels "fan page" and "satire page" will be applied to posts from the relevant pages, with the aim of helping users to distinguish between genuine news...
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Work Continues on Apple's Second Berlin Store in Eastern Part of German Capital

Thursday April 8, 2021 3:27 am PDT by
While the German cities of Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, and Frankfurt have more than one Apple Store, the capital Berlin has only one – Apple Kurfürstendamm, which opened in 2013. That looks set to change soon, however. Render of 43-45 Rosenthaler Straße by project developer Values Real Estate Speculation that Apple could settle in the eastern part of Germany's largest city has been around for...
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Leaked Dummy Units Show iPad Mini 6 With Thick Bezels and Home Button, New iPad Pro Models

Thursday April 8, 2021 2:11 am PDT by
Rumors suggest Apple will release refreshed versions of the iPad mini and iPad Pro models in the first half of this year, potentially as soon as this month, and a new leak today has provided us with a possible preview of what to expect in terms of the devices' overall design and camera prospects. Tech leaker and Apple blogger Sonny Dickson this morning shared images on Twitter showing dummy ...
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Scotland Capital's Schools to Get 39,000 iPads in 'Edinburgh Learns for Life' Initiative

Wednesday April 7, 2021 4:29 am PDT by
All school pupils in Edinburgh, Scotland, between the ages of 10 and 18 are set receive an iPad as part of the capital's "Edinburgh Learns for Life" program, the city's council has announced. The initiative, which begins in September and runs through to the end of 2022, will see the local government issue 27,000 new iPads to pupils and staff, and 12,000 refreshed iPads for pupils and staff. ...
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Apple Podcasts Now Lists 2 Million Shows, But Almost Half of Those Titles Have Only Three or Fewer Episodes

Wednesday April 7, 2021 2:10 am PDT by
According to the latest podcast analytics, Apple's Podcasts platform recently surpassed 2 million titles, however almost a quarter of those shows have only published one episode, suggesting the numbers are inflated by so-called "once-and-done" podcasts. Breaking down the latest statistics provided by Podcast Industry Insights, industry advisor Amplifi Media found that 26% of listed podcasts...