Tim Hardwick

Tim is an 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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Apple Music Now Uses Shazam Technology to Pay Rights Holders in DJ Mixes

Friday September 10, 2021 3:23 am PDT by
Apple has announced the creation of a process to properly identify and compensate individual creators involved in making DJ mixes that are streamed on Apple Music (via TechCrunch). The process reportedly uses technology from Shazam, and Apple is working with major and independent labels to work out a system whereby streaming royalties are fairly divided among DJs, labels, and artists who...
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Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out Across Italy

Friday September 10, 2021 2:32 am PDT by
In July of this year, Apple began testing its revamped Maps experience across Italy, following rollouts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. Apple has now officially launched those Maps improvements in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, and Andorra, according to MacStories. The update brings a raft of previously unavailable Maps features to the...
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Kuo: Apple Watch Series 7 to Ship Later This Month After Production Issues Fixed

Thursday September 9, 2021 11:39 pm PDT by
Apple has resolved its Apple Watch Series 7 production issues and will start mass producing the new model in mid to late September, with a launch later the same month still on schedule, according to a new investor note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. The production issue of the Apple Watch 7 is mainly related to the panel side. However, it has been resolved, and mass production of...
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iOS 15: How to Turn Off Website Tinting in Safari

Thursday September 9, 2021 5:42 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually provided options so that users could customize the browser to suit their own preferences. Website tinting off (left) versus tinting on One of those...
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iOS 15: How to Switch Back to the Original Safari Design

Thursday September 9, 2021 5:41 pm PDT by
During the beta phase of iOS 15, Apple added a new Safari design element that moves the URL and tab interface to the bottom of the screen, a decision that was immediately controversial with iPhone users. After listening to a chorus of feedback from users who didn't like the change, Apple eventually added a toggle that sent the address bar to the top of the ‌iPhone‌ screen instead of the...
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Three Becomes Latest UK Mobile Operator to Bring Back EU Roaming Charges

Thursday September 9, 2021 1:41 am PDT by
Three has become the latest UK mobile network to reintroduce EU roaming fees, in another post-Brexit setback for customers traveling abroad. A flat £2 daily charge when roaming within an EU country will apply to customers who are new or upgrading from October 1. The changes will not come into effect until May 23 2022. The operator joins EE and Vodafone who have recently announced the...
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HBO Max Coming to Six European Countries in October

Thursday September 9, 2021 1:21 am PDT by
WarnerMedia's HBO Max is coming to Europe next month, the streaming service has announced. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain, and Andorra will be the first to get access from October 26. Next year, another wave of territories will be added to that list: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania,...
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Apple Pay Support Coming to Dutch Bank de Volksbank and Its Subsidiaries

Wednesday September 8, 2021 4:25 am PDT by
Dutch bank de Volksbank has said it is bringing Apple Pay support to all its customers soon, including those of its subsidiary banks, reports iCulture. De Volksbank is the parent company of SNS, ASN Bank, and RegioBank, all of which operate in the Netherlands. "‌Apple Pay‌ will be made possible for the customers of SNS, ASN Bank and RegioBank," a De Volksbank spokesperson told iCulture, adding ...
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Apple Teases iOS 15 Features Ahead of Sept 14 Apple Event

Wednesday September 8, 2021 2:58 am PDT by
Ahead of next week's Apple event, Apple has begun teasing iPhone users about upcoming iOS 15 features using a notification from the Tips app. "See what's coming in ‌iOS 15‌," reads the notification. "Learn about new features that will help you stay connected and find focus." Tapping the notification takes users on a brief tour of upcoming features, including Voice Isolation, the new Shared...
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Twitter Tests Edge-to-Edge Images and Video on iOS

Wednesday September 8, 2021 1:55 am PDT by
Twitter is testing "edge-to-edge" tweets that span the width of the timeline in its official iOS app, a move that would make viewing photos and videos a more full-screen experience. As Twitter's demonstration shows, the change brings an Instagram-style look to tweeted media, making use of the dead space on either side of pictures, videos, and GIFs. Twitter told The Verge that it's...
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8th-Generation iPad Stocks Running Low Ahead of Next Week's Apple Event

Wednesday September 8, 2021 12:26 am PDT by
Apple's entry-level iPad stocks are running low at retail stores and online, indicating an update to Apple's most affordable ‌iPad‌ could be in the offing and may even arrive as soon as this month. Shipping times for the eighth-generation ‌iPad‌ have slipped into October with three to six week wait times, or are "currently unavailable" in the United States and other online markets, including...
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Twitter Hashflag for September 14 Apple Event Goes Live

Tuesday September 7, 2021 1:21 pm PDT by
A new unique #AppleEvent "hashflag" has surfaced on Twitter for next week's "California Streaming" all-digital Apple event to increase visibility and maximize hype on the social media network. The custom Twitter hashtag includes a multi-colored Apple logo, and it's live as of 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Apple has used the little icons next to hashtags on Twitter for all its previous events...
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Apple's September 14 Event Page Features AR Logo on iPhone

Tuesday September 7, 2021 9:23 am PDT by
Apple this morning announced a digital-only event that will be held on Tuesday, September 14, and if you view the event webpage on an iPhone, you can tap on the logo to open up Apple's Safari AR viewer and you'll see the three-dimensional logo move in real-time in the real world. Just open up the event site on an ‌iPhone‌ or iPad and tap right on the logo to open up the AR version. The...
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WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Hide Your 'Last Seen' Status From Specific Contacts

Tuesday September 7, 2021 2:35 am PDT by
WhatsApp is working on giving users the option to adjust the visibility of their "Last Seen" status on a contact-by-contact basis, according to a new report from forthcoming-feature specialist WABetaInfo. As regular WhatsApp users will know, the "Last Seen" status of a contact sits atop the conversation thread, informing you when that contact last opened and was active on the app....
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'On the Rocks' Becomes First Apple TV+ Movie to Get DVD and Blu-Ray Release

Tuesday September 7, 2021 12:25 am PDT by
Sofia Coppola's Apple TV+ comedy "On the Rocks" will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD next month, the first ‌Apple TV+‌ movie to be made available on physical media. First revealed by Sigmund Judge, "On the Rocks" can be pre-ordered now on Amazon for $17.99. According to the Blu-Ray version information, the physical disc is being distributed by Lionsgate and will ship from October 26, 2021,...
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Germany Urges EU to Require 7 Years of Updates and Repairs for iOS Devices

Monday September 6, 2021 4:13 am PDT by
Smartphone makers like Apple and Google should be required to provide security updates and spare parts for their mobile devices for at least seven years, according to new environmental responsibility proposals from the German government to the European Union (via Heise Online). The European Commission recently proposed that mobile device manufacturers should provide software updates and...
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EFF Pressures Apple to Completely Abandon Controversial Child Safety Features

Monday September 6, 2021 3:18 am PDT by
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has said it is "pleased" with Apple's decision to delay the launch of of its controversial child safety features, but now it wants Apple to go further and completely abandon the rollout. Apple on Friday said it was delaying the planned features to "take additional time over the coming months to collect input and making improvements," following negative...
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Drake Album 'Certified Lover Boy' Breaks Apple Music's One-Day Streaming Record

Monday September 6, 2021 1:47 am PDT by
Drake's latest album "Certified Lover Boy" is Apple Music's most-streamed album in 24 hours in the services' history, Apple revealed to Billboard over the weekend. The album was released at midnight EST on Friday, September 3, and is the sixth studio album from the artist. It features a number of prominent rappers, including Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, and Lil Baby. "Certified...
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Taiwan Railways Administration Announces Apple Pay Support for E-Tickets

Monday September 6, 2021 1:21 am PDT by
Taiwan's Railways Administration (TRA) has officially announced support for using Apple Pay when purchasing train tickets with the service's e-booking mobile app. In a press release on its website, the country's railway operator said it was making the new "‌Apple Pay‌ ticketing service" available from September 7 in order to improve convenience for passengers when booking tickets via the...

'iPhone 13 Pro Max' Silicone MagSafe Cases Appear in Leaked Video

Monday September 6, 2021 12:27 am PDT by
A now-deleted video purporting to show official Apple silicone cases for the "iPhone 13 Pro Max" appears to corroborate the "iPhone 13" naming convention for the company's upcoming 2021 iPhone lineup. ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max Silicone Case #Apple #IPhone13 pic.twitter.com/jkcQ0sdtXF— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) September 4, 2021 Originally shared online last week by Twitter account @PinkDon1, the...