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.

Tim Hardwick's Articles

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How to Add Looping and Bouncing Effects to Live Photos

Thursday March 16, 2023 3:04 am PDT by
Apple's Live Photos, introduced in 2015, are photos that capture 1.5 seconds of video before and after you take a picture, with the aim of adding a little bit of life and movement to still images. Since introducing ‌Live Photos‌, Apple has added some effects to its Photos app that let you turn them into fun animated clips, which you can then share with family, friends, or the wider world. ...
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Foxconn to Make AirPods for the First Time, New Factory Planned in India

Thursday March 16, 2023 2:45 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn has won an order to make AirPods for the first time, reports Reuters. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer plans to build a factory in India to produce the earphones, underlining efforts by the key Apple supplier to diversify production away from China. According to the report's sources, Foxconn will invest more than $200 million in a new AirPods assembly plant in...
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How to Turn a Video into a GIF on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday March 15, 2023 5:45 pm PDT by
Animated GIFs have become a staple of the internet. Invented in 1987, the looping, soundless video clips can be found everywhere online, from social media networks to messaging platforms, and are often used to express emotions, communicate ideas, or just make people laugh. Because they are so short, GIF files are quick to load and they play automatically, so they communicate what you want...
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How to Make Scroll Bars Always Visible in macOS

Wednesday March 15, 2023 2:59 pm PDT by
In macOS Ventura, Apple has made hiding scroll bars when not in use a default behavior of the operating system, but you can prevent this from happening if you know where to look. Keep reading to learn how it's done. If your Mac is running ‌macOS Ventura‌, you may have noticed that it makes window scroll bars visible only when you are actively scrolling with your mouse or trackpad. Apple...
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How to Stop Your Mac From Sleeping When the Display is Off

Wednesday March 15, 2023 2:56 pm PDT by
As a Mac user, you may have noticed that your Mac goes to sleep after a while whenever the display is off. This is default behavior in macOS, but you can prevent it from happening. Keep reading to learn how. There are occasions when you might want your Mac to keep running with the display turned off. Maybe you want a large download to progress while you're away from your desk, or perhaps you ...
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How to Reorganize the Home View in Apple's Home App

Wednesday March 15, 2023 2:56 pm PDT by
Apple's Home app is where you can control and automate HomeKit and Matter-enabled accessories, such as lights, smart TVs, and thermostats. Here's how to reorganize the Home overview to more easily navigate and control your accessories. In the Home app, you can tap the Home tab to get an overview of your accessories, which are organized into several sections. The top row lets you view them by ...
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Spotify Still Intends to Launch Delayed HiFi Lossless Plan, Just Don't Ask When

Wednesday March 15, 2023 4:29 am PDT by
Spotify says it still plans to launch a lossless music experience, although when that will be and what form it will take still appear undecided. It's been more than two years since Spotify announced it would introduce a "HiFi" premium tier that would give users access to a catalog of CD-quality music tracks. Originally it said the tier would go live by the end of 2021, but similar moves by...
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India to Crack Down on Pre-Installed Apps Under New Smartphone Security Rules

Tuesday March 14, 2023 3:27 am PDT by
India plans to force smartphone makers like Apple to allow removal of pre-installed apps and mandate screening of OS updates under proposed new security rules, reports Reuters. Under the new rules, smartphone makers will need to include an uninstall option for pre-installed apps and new models will be checked for compliance by a lab authorized by the Bureau of Indian Standards agency,...
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iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in Yellow Launches Today, Apple Store Pickup Now Available

Tuesday March 14, 2023 1:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in a new Yellow color launches today, with the new model available for pickup at Apple Stores in the U.S. and select other countries. Online pre-orders also begin arriving to customers today, and pre-ordering is no longer required. Apple customers can use the Apple online store or App Store app to order a ‌yellow iPhone 14 for Apple Store pickup. Simply ...
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How to Select a Default Search Engine in Safari and Switch Engines on the Fly

Monday March 13, 2023 11:00 pm PDT by
In macOS, Apple's Safari browser allows you to choose the default search engine that is automatically used whenever you type something into the address bar. Keep reading to learn how it's done. When it comes to searching the web using Safari, Apple's browser doesn't restrict you to a single search engine. In other words, you don't have to "Google" something to find out more about it online....
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macOS: How to Disable Apple Mail URL Link Previews

Monday March 13, 2023 11:42 am PDT by
In macOS Ventura, Apple's Mail app automatically adds a rich link preview in your email when you paste in a web address. Keep reading to learn how to disable them. When you paste a web link into a Mail message in macOS Monterey, only the web address is shown in the message content, providing the recipient with no information about what's being linked to beyond what's included in the URL....
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How to Send Funny Exploding Images Over iMessage

Monday March 13, 2023 11:41 am PDT by
In the Messages app on iPhone and iPad, Apple includes a bunch of screen effects that add fireworks, confetti, and more to the whole screen when you send an iMessage to someone. Because it's not obvious how to access these iMessage screen effects, they're often overlooked, which is a shame because they can surprise recipients, make them smile, or even laugh out loud – if you use the right...
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3D-Printed iPhone 15 Models Used to Test iPhone 14 Case Compatibility

Monday March 13, 2023 4:35 am PDT by
Japanese website Mac Otakara has shared a video in which supposedly size-accurate 3D-printed iPhone 15 dummies are compared to iPhone 14 cases, and it looks as if the tweaks that Apple has made to the dimensions of its next flagship iPhone series mean that in most cases they won't fit cases made for the previous generation. In the video, 3D-printed versions of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus,...
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Apple Wins Oscar for 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse'

Monday March 13, 2023 3:00 am PDT by
Apple and the BBC have won an animated short Oscar for "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse," a magical fable by writer and artist Charlie Mackesy. Winning at the 95th Academy Awards over the weekend, the film follows the dreamlike friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse traveling together in the boy's search for home. It stars Tom Hollander as The Mole, Idris Elba as The Fox,...
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Yellow iPhone 14 Unboxing Videos Shared Ahead of Next Week's Launch

Friday March 10, 2023 3:48 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models in a new Yellow color will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Tuesday, March 14, following pre-orders starting later today. Ahead of time, several unboxing videos of the new models have surfaced online, offering a closer real-world look at the new color. MKBHD's Marques Brownlee provides what is probably the most comparative look...
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Apple Store Down Ahead of Yellow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus Pre-Orders

Friday March 10, 2023 3:14 am PST by
Apple has taken its online store down ahead of pre-order availability for the iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus in a new Yellow color, starting at 5.00 a.m. Pacific Time. Announced by Apple earlier this week, the new Yellow shade joins the iPhone and ‌‌iPhone 14‌‌ Plus's existing Midnight, Starlight, (PRODUCT)RED, Blue, and Purple color options. There are no changes to the devices beyond the...
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WhatsApp Says It Would Leave UK If Government Tried to Weaken Encryption

Thursday March 9, 2023 7:40 am PST by
WhatsApp would exit the U.K. market rather than be in thrall to the government's proposed Online Safety Bill if it undermined the app's end-to-end encryption, the platform's chief has said (via BBC News). End-to-end encryption ensures that only the user and the person they are communicating with can read or listen to what is sent, and nobody in between, not even Meta/Facebook, can gain...
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Apple Working on Under-Display Touch ID, Could Debut in First All-Screen iPhone

Thursday March 9, 2023 4:43 am PST by
Apple is continuing to research under-screen fingerprint sensor technology for an iPhone with a view to re-introducing Touch ID in its first full-screen model, according to a new rumor. Ever since Face ID debuted in 2017's iPhone X, Apple's roadmap for Touch ID on iPhones has been murky at best, with some industry observers suggesting that Apple considers Face ID an exclusive all-in-one...
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Apple's Huge 3nm Chip Orders for iPhone 15 Pro and M3 Macs Helping to Maintain TSMC's Fab Utilization Rates

Thursday March 9, 2023 2:48 am PST by
Apple supplier TSMC is making strides to improve its production capacity for chips based on its cutting-edge 3-nanometer process technology, according to industry sources, which is expected to debut in this year's iPhone 15 Pro and upcoming MacBook models. DigiTimes reports that TSMC's 5nm fabrication capacity began to loosen in November 2022 as a result of reduced orders from Apple, amongst ...
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Next Year's OLED iPad Pro Models Could Have These Eye-Watering Starting Prices

Thursday March 9, 2023 1:29 am PST by
Apple's 2024 OLED iPad Pro models could be vastly more expensive than its existing iPad Pros and even more costly than some MacBook Pros currently on sale, claims a new Korean report. According to industry sources cited by The Elec, Apple is already considering its pricing strategy for next year's two OLED iPad Pro models, with current estimates starting at $1,500 and $1,800 for the 11-inch...