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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iOS 16: How to Unsend Emails in Apple Mail

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:20 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 has made several improvements to its stock Mail app to put it on a similar standing to rival email apps. One of the new features is an undo send option. Keep reading to learn how it works. Have you ever sent an email in haste, only to immediately regret it or realize you've said completely the wrong thing? Apparently enough of us have to make Apple add a new...
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iOS 16: How to Report Junk SMS and MMS Messages

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:19 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has brought some welcome updates to its stock Messages app. One of these is the ability to report SMS/MMS messages as junk. Keep reading to learn how it works. In ‌iOS 16‌, Apple has added the ability to report SMS/MMS messages as junk in the Messages app. This represents an expansion of the built-in "Report Junk" feature in Messages that previously only let ...
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iOS 16: How to Recover Deleted Messages

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:17 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has brought some welcome updates to its stock Messages app. One of these is the ability to recover messages you have deleted from conversations. Keep reading to learn how it works. In ‌iOS 16‌, Apple has added a new "Recently Deleted" section to its Messages app that aggregates all of the text messages that you've deleted in the last 30 days. That means if...
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iOS 16: How to Mark a Message as Unread

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:15 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has brought some welcome feature additions to its stock Messages app. One of these features is the ability to mark a message as unread. Keep reading to learn how it works. Email programs have long given users the ability to mark messages as unread. The feature is considered useful because it means if you get a message and don't have time to read it or...
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iOS 16: How to Edit a Sent iMessage

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:14 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has added some major updates to the Messages app, introducing some features that rival third-party messaging platforms have had for years. One of these changes is the ability to edit iMessages in ‌iOS 16‌. Keep reading to learn how it works. Almost everyone with a smartphone can relate to the situation where you send a text message only to immediately...
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iOS 16: How to Unsend a Sent iMessage

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:12 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has added some major updates to the Messages app, introducing some features that rival third-party messaging platforms have had for years. One of these changes is the ability to unsend sent iMessages in ‌iOS 16‌. Keep reading to learn how it works. Have you ever sent a text message only to immediately wish that you hadn't? In previous versions of iOS, if you ...
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Rumor: iPhone 14 to Start at $799, Same as iPhone 13

Wednesday August 3, 2022 3:20 am PDT by
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 14 base model will start at $799, the same entry price as last year's 6.1-inch iPhone 13, according to a new rumor coming out of East Asia. According to a post from the account "yeux1122" on the Korean blog Naver, Apple will not increase the price of its upcoming entry-level flagship device in order to boost sales and offset declining demand amid the global...
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iOS 16: How to Silence Notifications From Specific Apps When in a Focus Mode

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:49 am PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has made several improvements to Focus Mode, a feature that aims to help reduce distractions and let you zone in on a single thing. Part of the way Focus does this is by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and in ‌iOS 16‌, Apple has added even more control in this area. In ‌iOS 15‌, you could only choose the allowed apps and allowed...
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iOS 16: How to Silence Notifications From Specific People When in a Focus Mode

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:47 am PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has made several improvements to Focus Mode, a feature that aims to help reduce distractions and let you zone in on a single thing. Part of the way Focus does this is by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and in ‌iOS 16‌, Apple has added even more control in this area. In ‌iOS 15‌, you could only choose the allowed apps and allowed...
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iOS 16: How to Associate a Mail Account With a Focus

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:43 am PDT by
Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has expanded what Focus modes can do with new features, including the ability to add Focus Filters. This article explains how Focus Filters can be used to associate a Mail account with ...
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How to Disable Instagram Feed Suggestions

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:42 am PDT by
With TikTok in continual ascendency in the social media space, Instagram has recently put itself on a war footing in order to retain its dominance. However, the Meta-owned network has come under criticism with some of the design and algorithm changes it has tested on the platform, and one of the things that users have voiced displeasure about most is the number of recommendations that appear in...
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iOS 16: How to Limit Browsing to a Specific Safari Tab Group in Focus Mode

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:39 am PDT by
Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has expanded what Focus modes can do with new features, including the ability to add Focus Filters. This article explains how Focus Filters can be used to associate a Safari Tab Group...
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iOS 16: How to Stop Focus Modes From Sharing Your Status

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:34 am PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has made it easier to control whether apps can let people know that you have a Focus mode activated and are silencing notifications. Keep reading to learn how it works. Focus mode is an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. For example, you can have separate...
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iOS 16: How to Link an Apple Watch Face to a Focus Mode

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:32 am PDT by
Introduced in iOS 15, Focus mode is an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has expanded what Focus modes can do with new features, including the ability to activate a specific Apple Watch face when a specific Focus in enabled. Here's how it works. With...
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First Batch of Apple Arcade Games Removed as Developer Contracts End

Tuesday August 2, 2022 4:36 am PDT by
Apple today removed 15 games from Apple Arcade, just over two weeks after it listed the first batch of titles set to leave the subscription service due to developer contract expirations. On July 18, Apple added a section to the Arcade area of the App Store titled "Leaving Arcade Soon" and listed the games that would be removed, but it did not specify when they would be gone. That section...
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Apple Drops Mask Requirement for Corporate Workers at 'Most Locations'

Tuesday August 2, 2022 3:28 am PDT by
Apple is dropping its mask requirements for corporate employees at "most locations," according to an internal memo obtained by The Verge. Apple's COVID-19 Response Team on Monday told corporate employees that the company is updating current protocols "in light of current circumstances," and urged staff to continue wearing a face mask if they feel more comfortable doing so. Apple also...
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Spotify to Separate Play and Shuffle Buttons for Premium Subscribers

Tuesday August 2, 2022 2:33 am PDT by
Spotify is separating its play and shuffle buttons for paying subscribers, the streaming service has announced. Currently, the Spotify interface uses a combined play and shuffle button at the top of playlists and artist pages, so the change should make things simpler for Premium customers who prefer to listen to songs in the order they are listed. Writing in a blog post, the company said ...
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When Will iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Be Released?

Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:48 am PDT by
Announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌iOS 16‌ and ‌iPadOS 16‌ are Apple's next-generation operating systems for iPhone and iPad. On ‌‌iPhone‌‌, ‌‌iOS 16‌‌ includes a completely overhauled Lock Screen with extensive personalization features and widgets. There are new Focus filters, Passkeys, Safari Shared Tab Groups, a new iCloud Shared Photo Library, and...
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Sky Go Launches on Apple TV With Over 100 Live Streaming Sky Channels

Thursday July 28, 2022 4:43 am PDT by
After what may have seemed like an endless wait for Sky customers in the U.K. and elsewhere across Europe, the Sky Go app is now available to download on Apple TV. The availability of the Sky Go app means that subscribers will be able to stream live Sky's broadcast content on their ‌Apple TV‌ HD and ‌Apple TV‌ 4K devices, rather than having to rely on Sky's set-top box or the equivalent app on...
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Twitter Tests New 'Status' Feature for Individual Tweets

Thursday July 28, 2022 3:36 am PDT by
Twitter is testing a new status feature that lets users tag posts with pre-defined labels, similar to the statuses that the old LiveJournal and MySpace platforms allowed. Several users this morning began reporting that they could post Twitter statuses with an accompanying emoji, and the company has since confirmed to TechCrunch that it is currently testing the feature with a select group in...