We’ve pulled out all the stops for our first issue of the New Year – whether you’ve got yourself a shiny new Mac or iOS device or your simply looking to start a fresh with your old one. We’ve got some amazing features, designed to help you get the most out of iLife, give your Mac a makeover and get gaming without a console. That, of course, sits happily alongside 98 pages of tutorials and advice and a cover disc with 50 minutes of amazing video tutorials.
Our cover feature this month sees us rack our brains for the 50 most important tips, tricks and hacks to help you get the most out of iLife. Whether you’re an iPhoto power user or an iMovie novice, there’s plenty of Mac secrets to really push these programs to their limits. Once you’ve mastered this amazing suite of programs, you can get stuck in to the tutorials and master iPhoto’s hugely underrated smart album.
If you’re looking to give your Mac a new look for the new year, our Customise Your Mac feature has everything you need to know. It’s packed with tips, advice, software and tricks to make your Mac almost unrecognisable from the traditional OS X aesthetic. Love it or hate it, you’re bound to find something you want to customise on your Mac, and there’s no better way to learn how to do it than taking a look at this guide.
By popular demand, we’ve delved into the worlds of Aperture and Final Cut Pro X to bring you two, four-page ultimate beginners guides to this pair of amazing pro software. Ideal for those moving up in the ranks from iMovie and iPhoto, these expert guides will have you flying through Apple’s best professional software in no time at all. You asked for it, so we included it.
We’ve rounded this issue with an in-depth look at the exciting world of OnLive – the streaming service that’s taking the gaming world by storm. Without giving too much away, with OnLive, you need never buy a console again. Forget expensive extra kit, you can now play almost any game on your iPad or Mac and we’ve taken six pages to show you just how it all works and why it’s worth doing.
iCreate 103 is available in all good shops and newsagents, on our Newsstand app, and via subscription now. In fact, if you’re a subscriber, chances are you’ll already have the mag sitting on your coffee table, and you’ll have saved a little on the high-street price too. Sound appealing? Check out our subscriptions site now and grab yourself a great deal.