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Speed up your Mac with iCreate #132 – out now

Get a faster Mac, take better iPhone photos and learn new iPhoto techniques in the new issue of iCreate

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iCreate 132

A brand-new issue of iCreate hits the shelves and the Newsstand today – you can grab yours from all good newsagents or by heading over to iTunes and downloading our app.

This month we’re following up last issue’s guide to protecting your Mac with a special Supercharge your Mac feature, so you can enjoy blistering speeds online and in all your favourite apps now that your Mac is completely secure. Even better, you can get optimal performance in just 60 minutes – we timed all our tips for you – and then, if you’re still looking for a final boost, use our hardware upgrade guide at the end to replace your hard drive and increase your RAM, no matter what Mac you’re using.

Supercharge your Mac

Read on to find our Master iPhone photography feature, where we reveal the apps, tips and techniques needed to capture every moment perfectly using your iOS device. We look at some of the very best third-party camera apps around, for macro, time-lapse, HDR, panoramas, composite shots and more, and round up the essential kit for shooting great photos.

Master iPhone photography

And once you’ve got all your photos, what do you do with them? That’s the question we asked ourselves this issue, and we answered it with 22 Amazing iPhoto projects and techniques. We cover a range of fun projects, including making social network profile pictures, wallpapers for all your devices, compositing photos with the help of Preview, creating icons, editing for iMovie and more. Each project aims to teach you new tricks and techniques for iPhoto, so you really can get creative with your photos.

iPhoto projects

Plus we have dozens of tutorials on your favourite creativity and productivity apps – here are some of the highlights:

  • Make album artwork for iTunes
  • Build your own iPhone ringtone
  • Design your own Keynote theme
  • Make a recipe book in iBooks Author
  • Add sliders and pop-ups to spreadsheets
  • Design and share a digital business card

And don’t forget you can save up to a third on the cover price by subscribing to iCreate – get a year’s worth of digital editions from iTunes for less than £25, or have the print magazine delivered to your door before it’s available in stores. Enjoy the new issue!