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 17.2: How to Translate Speech With iPhone's Action Button

Thursday December 14, 2023 8:25 am PST by
Overcome communication barriers with the new custom Translation option for the iPhone's Action button in iOS 17.2. Keep reading to learn how to use it. If you have an ‌iPhone‌ with an Action button, such as the iPhone 15 Pro, Apple's iOS 17.2 software update brings a new translation option for the button that allows you to translate live conversations into multiple languages. According to...
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How to Stop Favorited Songs Being Added to iPhone Music Library

Thursday December 14, 2023 6:06 am PST by
Apple's Music app on iPhone now includes an option to prevent favorited songs from being automatically added to your library. Here's how to use it. In iOS 17.2, a new option included in the update enables you to stop favorited songs (and in many cases whole albums) from being automatically added to your music library. It gives you more control over your music collection by ensuring that...
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iOS 17.2: How to Improve the Reliability of Emergency Alerts

Thursday December 14, 2023 5:55 am PST by
In iOS 17.2, Apple has improved the reliability of emergency alerts on iPhone. Keep reading to understand what's changed. Apple has designed its mobile operating system so that you can receive emergency, government, and public safety alerts on your ‌iPhone‌. In the event of an emergency, depending on your location, your ‌iPhone‌ can display the following: Alerts issued by your country or...
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iOS 17.2: How to Disable iPhone Inline Predictive Text

Thursday December 14, 2023 5:53 am PST by
Apple in iOS 17 added inline predictive text for iPhones, but did not include a way to turn it off independently of predictive suggestions above the keyboard. In the latest iOS 17.2 update, that's changed. Apple has improved its machine learning technology on iPhones in an effort to make iOS a lot more helpful, and one of the features in which this tech has been deployed is inline...
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Threads Launches in the European Union

Thursday December 14, 2023 5:17 am PST by
Threads is now available to users in the European Union, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced. The move comes five months after the social media network launched in most markets around the world, but remained unavailable to EU-based users due to regulatory hurdles. "Today we're opening Threads to more countries in Europe," wrote Zuckerberg in a post on the platform. "Welcome everyone." In...
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iOS 17.2: How to Disable Journaling Suggestions in Journal App

Wednesday December 13, 2023 4:55 am PST by
Apple introduced its long-awaited Journal app for iPhone in iOS 17.2. Apple's Journal app lets you record your daily thoughts and activities, incorporating data like photos, music listened to, workouts, and more, plus it suggests topics to write about. However, if you don't find the suggestions useful, you can turn them off. By default, the Journal app will suggest recent and recommended...
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iOS 17.2: How to Set a Journaling Schedule

Wednesday December 13, 2023 4:49 am PST by
Apple introduced its long-awaited Journal app for iPhone in iOS 17.2. Apple's Journal app lets you record your daily thoughts and activities, incorporating data like photos, music listened to, workouts, and more. You can also set up a journaling schedule. Here's how it's done. Staying consistent with journaling can be difficult, but your ‌iPhone‌ can make it a lot easier with the new Journal...
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iOS 17.2: How to Change Your iPhone's Default Notification Sound

Wednesday December 13, 2023 4:29 am PST by
In iOS 17.2, Apple lets you customize the alert tone used by your iPhone for default notifications. This is good news for anyone who does not like the "Rebound" tone that Apple introduced in iOS 17. In previous versions of iOS, Apple allowed users to choose a ring tone and a text tone, as well as custom alert sounds for email, calendar, and reminder alerts. Anything else that threw up...
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Apple Expands Self Service Repair in Europe, Now Covers iPhone 15 and M2 Macs

Wednesday December 13, 2023 4:17 am PST by
Apple today announced it has expanded its Self Service Repair program to cover the iPhone 15 lineup and Mac models powered by M2 chips, including the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, the 15-inch MacBook Air, Mac mini, Mac Pro, and Mac Studio. Apple also said that Self Service Repair is now available for Apple users in 24 additional European countries, including Croatia, Denmark, Greece,...
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iOS 17.2: How to Use Apple's New Journal App

Tuesday December 12, 2023 4:42 am PST by
Apple introduced its long-awaited Journal app for iPhone in iOS 17.2. Here is everything you need to know about using Journal. Apple in June 2023 announced it was bringing its own journaling app to iOS 17, and it is finally here as part of Apple's December software update, iOS 17.2. Apple's Journal app lets you record your daily thoughts and activities, incorporating data like photos,...
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Apple Offers iPhone NFC Chip Access to Apple Pay Rivals in EU

Tuesday December 12, 2023 4:26 am PST by
Apple has reportedly offered to open up the iPhone near-field communication (NFC) system that Apple Pay uses to other payment services, in a possible effort to forestall impending EU regulatory action. In a brief report Tuesday, Reuters said that Apple has offered to let rivals access the NFC system in iPhones, but it is not yet clear what Apple's proposal involves. Banks have complained...
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Epic Games Wins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Play Store

Tuesday December 12, 2023 3:41 am PST by
Epic Games has won its antitrust lawsuit against Google, after the nine-member jury in the case unanimously agreed that the tech giant abused its power by operating an app store monopoly and charging developers unduly high fees. The unanimous verdict came after three hours of deliberation following a four-week trial looking into Google's Play store. Among Epic's allegations were that Google...
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33 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in iOS 17.2

Tuesday December 12, 2023 1:57 am PST by
Apple has made available for download its major end-of-year iPhone software update, iOS 17.2, featuring a large number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while. Below, we've listed 33 new things that your iPhone can do once you've installed the update. Check Settings ➝ General ➝ Software Update on your device to get downloading. 1. Help You Keep a Daily ...
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iOS 17.2: How to Record Spatial Video on iPhone 15 Pro

Tuesday December 12, 2023 1:39 am PST by
If you have an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max, iOS 17.2 allows you to record spatial video for viewing in the Photos app on Apple's forthcoming Vision Pro headset. Here's how you can do it. Apple's Vision Pro headset is expected to be released around March 2024. Until then, one way you can prepare for it is to use your iPhone to record videos in a special format called spatial video that ...
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Samsung Display Readies Development Team for Apple Foldable Panels

Monday December 11, 2023 2:30 am PST by
Apple supplier Samsung Display has reorganized its Apple business team to achieve operational efficiency in the development of foldable panels, claims a new report out of Korea. According to The Elec, Samsung wants to strengthen its capabilities in anticipation of Apple's first foldable products by integrating the expertise it has gained making Samsung foldable devices since 2019....
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Threads Introduces Tags, or Hashtags Without the Hash Symbol

Friday December 8, 2023 4:03 am PST by
The Threads social network from Meta is rolling out tags, which work like hashtags on other platforms but include some unique additional functions. The Threads compose window includes a new # button to add a tag to your post. Unlike hashtags, a tag can be a word or a phrase (with spaces) and does not include the hash symbol, so tags fit into sentences more naturally. Tags can also use...
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Apple to Launch New Low-Cost iPad in Second Half of 2024

Friday December 8, 2023 2:36 am PST by
Apple will release a new entry-level iPad in the second half of next year, according to a Taiwanese report on Apple's product development resource allocation plans. Nikkei Asia reports that Apple is working with China's BYD, a key ‌iPad‌ assembler, to move new product introduction (NPI) resources to Vietnam. NPI refers to when Apple works with suppliers on the design and development of new...
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Spotify on iOS to Bring Back In-App Purchases, Beta Code Suggests [Updated]

Thursday December 7, 2023 5:48 am PST by
Spotify appears to be bringing in-app payments back to its iOS app, based on code strings unearthed in the latest beta. MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris discovered the new code references to an in-app payment system, including an IAP checkout screen and purchase retry panels for failed purchases. It's not clear what the IAP references relate to, but the fact that they are included is...
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Does My iPhone or iPad Support Wi-Fi 6E?

Thursday December 7, 2023 4:56 am PST by
Wi-Fi 6E, the latest advancement in Wi-Fi technology, offers several benefits when enabled on your iPhone or iPad. This article explains what Wi-Fi 6E is, and which of Apple's mobile devices support it. What is Wi-Fi 6E? Wi-Fi 6 operates on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also works over the 6GHz band for increased bandwidth. Wi-Fi 6E offers faster wireless speeds, lower latency,...
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New MacBook Air Models Launching Next Year: 5 Features to Expect

Thursday December 7, 2023 4:15 am PST by
The existing 15-inch MacBook Air arrived in June 2023, which is not that long ago in terms of Mac update cycles. However, Apple released the current 13-inch ‌MacBook Air back in June 2022. It is now the oldest Mac in Apple's current crop, having not been updated in over 500 days. But that may not be true for long. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has new 13-inch and 15-inch...