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 Reveals Redesigned Weather iOS App With Dark Sky-Like Notifications and Full-Screen Maps

Monday June 7, 2021 10:35 am PDT by
Apple today at WWDC revealed a new iOS weather app with additional features, like full-screen maps and live weather notifications. The new app includes many features similar to Dark Sky, which Apple acquired last year. Apple said that the redesigned app includes more graphical displays of weather data, full-screen maps, and dynamic layouts that change based on conditions. There's also new ...
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Apple Unveils New FaceTime Features Like Spatial Audio, SharePlay, Voice Isolation, and More

Monday June 7, 2021 10:19 am PDT by
Apple at WWDC has announced several new upcoming FaceTime features for Apple devices, like spatial audio, voice isolation, wide spectrum, ‌FaceTime‌ Links, SharePlay, and more. Adding spatial audio will make it feel like you're sitting in the same room as the person you're speaking to, and in group calls, friends will sound spread out in the room. Voice isolation is a machine learning...
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Study Finds Up to 2% of Top 1,000 Paid Apps on App Store Were Scams

Monday June 7, 2021 6:33 am PDT by
Apple has used its app review process as a bulwark in recent legal assaults on its App Store policy, and put particular emphasis on the security benefits for iOS users when buying apps. However, an investigation has found that almost 2% of the top 1,000 highest grossing apps on a given day were some sort of scam. According to The Washington Post, which conducted the investigation, scam apps...
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Apple Updates Leadership Page With Memojis for Execs Ahead of WWDC

Monday June 7, 2021 3:05 am PDT by
Ahead of WWDC, Apple has updated its official leadership site to show Memojis for all the key executives listed on the page. Similar avatars also now appear on executives' social media accounts, as the company prepares to preview new versions of its operating system software including iOS 15, which is expected to feature major updates to the Messages app. Apple has changed the profiles to...
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Apple Offers Deeper Look into Stephen King's 'Lisey's Story' Coming to Apple TV+ June 4

Thursday May 27, 2021 4:10 am PDT by
Apple has shared a video offering a deeper look into the making of upcoming Apple TV+ thriller "Lisey's Story," based on the novel by Stephen King. All eight episodes of "Lisey's Story" were personally written by King, who was also executive producer on the show, and in the short video the horror legend describes his process of adapting it for the screen. Lisey's a different thing for me. ...
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Gmail to Let Users Save Image Attachments Directly to Google Photos

Thursday May 27, 2021 3:11 am PDT by
Google is adding a new "Save to Photos" button to Gmail that, when pressed, automatically saves emailed picture attachments to Google ‌Photos‌. The new feature means Gmail users will no longer have to download photo attachments from messages in order to manually back them up to Google ‌Photos‌. The "Save to ‌Photos‌" option will go alongside the existing "Add to Drive" button that appears when...
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1Password on the Web Gains Touch ID Support, Dark Mode, and More

Thursday May 27, 2021 1:49 am PDT by
AgileBits has released a version of 1Password for web browsers that brings Touch ID integration to the popular password management service. The addition of support for biometric authentication means that if 1Password is locked and you have the desktop app installed, you can use the ‌Touch ID‌ ring that comes with Apple's latest MacBooks and Magic Keyboards to unlock your passwords. The...
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How to Create and Manage Calendar Events on HomePod

Wednesday May 26, 2021 5:01 pm PDT by
There are several commands that Siri can understand on Apple's HomePod and HomePod mini that make it really easy to create and manage your calendar events, which sync to any iOS device signed into the same Apple ID as the smart speaker. As long as you enabled Personal Requests during HomePod setup to let Siri access your messages, reminders, calendars, and more whenever your iOS device is on ...
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How to Hide Like and View Counts on Instagram Posts

Wednesday May 26, 2021 8:05 am PDT by
Instagram has added new options on the platform that allow users to hide the number of like and view counts of other people's posts, as well as the same counts on their own posts. The new options have been introduced to "depressurize people's experience" on the platform, the Facebook-owned social media company said. Instagram has been testing out the options in several countries since 2019,...
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Some New Apple TV 4K Users Report 4K Content Incorrectly Labeled as HD

Wednesday May 26, 2021 4:47 am PDT by
A number of new Apple TV 4K owners are reporting that TV shows and movies in several apps are listed as HD rather than the expected 4K resolution. ‌Apple TV‌ 4K 2021 shown on right (Image credit: sundeepch) Based on comments from MacRumors forum members, Apple Support Communities members, and Reddit users, the issue can be found on native Apple content accessed through the iTunes Movies and TV ...
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New Apple Via del Corso Retail Store in Rome, Italy Opens May 27

Wednesday May 26, 2021 2:30 am PDT by
Apple has previewed Apple Via del Corso, its newest retail location in a vibrant center of Rome, Italy. Apple says the store preserves the grand Palazzo Marignoli, paying homage to Rome's rich history of art and culture, and making it one of the company's most significant restoration projects. Sitting next to the Piazza San Silvestro public square, the store is spaced over two floors...
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Apple Shortcuts With Multiple Actions Reportedly Run Faster in iOS 14.6

Wednesday May 26, 2021 1:35 am PDT by
Apple appears to have quietly given its Shortcuts feature a performance boost in iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6, which launched for iPhone and iPad on Monday. Despite no mention of the feature in the software's release notes, users on Reddit are describing speed improvements when running automations that include multiple actions. For example, one user describes how a 700-action shortcut they...
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How to Add a Co-Owner to Apple Card

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:51 pm PDT by
Apple Card‌ enables couples to co-own a single ‌‌Apple Card‌‌, allowing them to build their credit score together. The process is similar to sharing an ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ with your teenager or friend but requires that you share your spouse's annual income. As co-owners, remember that the both of you share responsibility for all account activity, including the payment of balances. The process for ...
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How to Share Your Apple Card With Family

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:48 pm PDT by
Apple Card‌ Family allows families and friends to share a single ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ with users above 13 years old, and includes the ability to set a spending limit. The process for sharing an ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ with a friend or teenager is enabled on iPhones running iOS 14.6 or later and requires that you are in the same iCloud Family as the person you wish to share the card with. The...
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How to Remotely Control Your iPhone Camera With or Without an Apple Watch

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:45 pm PDT by
Remotely controlling the shutter on your iPhone's camera lets you include yourself in the photo while avoiding the limitations of a selfie. For example, it allows you to take a picture of a wider scene with you included in the frame, which is ideal for landscape shots or group photos. If your ‌iPhone‌ is on a tripod, taking the shot remotely also reduces the risk of camera shake. Here's how to do...
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How to Turn Off Location Services on HomePod and HomePod Mini

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:41 pm PDT by
Apple has designed HomePod and HomePod mini with privacy in mind. For example, nothing you say is sent to Apple servers until ‌HomePod‌ recognizes "Hey Siri." Moreover, all communication between your ‌HomePod‌ and Apple's servers is encrypted and anonymized. Even so, Apple provides the ability for you to turn off "Hey ‌Siri‌" on ‌HomePod‌. Simply say, "Hey ‌Siri‌, stop listening." When "Hey ‌Siri‌" is ...
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Netflix Considering Move into Gaming With Apple Arcade-Style Bundle

Tuesday May 25, 2021 2:48 am PDT by
Netflix is mulling an expansion into online gaming that could end up being similar to Apple's digital subscription offering, Apple Arcade, according to multiple reports. News of the plans began trickling out on Friday when The Information reported that Netflix had approached veteran game industry executives about joining the company. Netflix is looking to hire an executive to oversee an...
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WaterField Designs Launches Leather AirTag Keychain and Luggage Tag

Tuesday May 25, 2021 1:27 am PDT by
WaterField Designs has launched a new Leather AirTag Keychain and an AirTag Luggage Tag for Apple's popular item tracker. The AirTag Luggage Tag consists of two layers of bonded rugged leather that form a pocket in which the AirTag is secured. The Tag attaches with a strong 1.5 mm stainless steel wire that threads through a metal grommet, while perforated holes in a diamond pattern allow...
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Apple TV: How to Customize the Clickpad on the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

Monday May 24, 2021 7:18 am PDT by
Apple's second-generation redesigned Siri Remote features a touch-sensitive clickpad that can be used to navigate menus as well as fast-forward and rewind video. When you first start using the ‌Siri‌ Remote, touch surface tracking is on by default, but if you can't get on with the sensitivity or you're just not comfortable using touch controls on a remote, you can always customize it or turn...
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Apple TV: How to Scrub Through Video Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

Sunday May 23, 2021 8:14 am PDT by
With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the...