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iCreate 133 out now – learn Pages, boost your battery and more

Exciting new issue of iCreate features the definitive Pages manual, a round-up of the best next-gen apps and the ultimate optimisation guide

iCreate 133

You’re going to love this one. iCreate 133 is out today – you can download it right now – and we’ve really stretched ourselves to bring you exciting new features, tutorials and reviews that will improve your Apple devices and drive your creativity.

First up we have the definitive Pages manual, where we delve deep into Apple’s word processor and explain how to use every tool you need to make great documents, whether you’re creating letters, designing posters or collaborating in Pages for iCloud. It’s essential reading for anyone who writes on their Mac, and if you work on iPad too then it proves that you really don’t need to subscribe to Microsoft’s Office apps.

Definitive Pages manual

Looking for something a bit more fun? You’ll want to read our round-up of the very best next-gen iOS apps next. We take a look at the 64-bit apps that take advantage of your device’s A7 chip, and show the speed boosts that you get from using them on your new iPhone or iPad. There’s something for every creative, from digital painting and photo editing to 3D modelling, gaming and remotely accessing your Mac.

Next-gen apps

The thing about next-gen apps, though, is that they can impact on your battery life. So naturally our next port of call was to identify all the ways in which you can boost your battery life on all your iOS and OS X devices. And not content to stop there, we then went right ahead and revealed 25 of our best tips for optimising your devices, covering some of the new features iOS 7.1 features as well as amazing personalisation tips (did you know that you can control your iPad with your head?).

Boost your battery

And there are plenty of amazing tutorials for you to get your teeth into as well – here’s a little taste:

  • Create harmonies from original vocals in GarageBand
  • Add interactive widgets to your iBooks Author projects
  • Top ten tips for Microsoft Office on iPad
  • Restore your Mac from a flash drive
  • Save storage space on your iOS device
  • Organise your iPhoto shots into Smart Albums
  • … and much more!

You can order a copy to be delivered right to your front door or grab a digital edition for your iPad today. Enjoy the issue!