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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How to Keep Listening to YouTube in the Background or With iPhone Locked

Thursday December 28, 2023 9:00 am PST by
On iPhone, listening to YouTube audio in the background usually requires paying for a YouTube Premium subscription, but there is a simple workaround that allows you to keep listening to a video when you are doing other things on your ‌iPhone‌ or when your device is locked. Keep reading to learn how it's done. As YouTube has grown in popularity over the years, Google has opted to park several...
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iPhone 17: Five Features Apple Plans to Save for 2025

Thursday December 28, 2023 2:00 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
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6 Essential iPhone Camera Tips for Taking Great Photos

Tuesday December 26, 2023 3:00 am PST by
Apple's iPhones include several headline camera features that are worth using, such as Portrait Mode and Photographic Styles. But if all you want to use is the standard photo mode, there are still several tools and settings that can improve the composition of your pictures and help you capture the perfect shot using more traditional techniques. Whether you are the owner of a new iPhone or a...
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Track Santa's Journey From the North Pole Using Google's Santa Tracker

Sunday December 24, 2023 1:00 am PST by
Have you been good this year? Then you may be interested to learn that Google today launched its annual Santa tracking feature, allowing Santa to be tracked in real time on his journey to the North Pole as he prepares to deliver presents to kids around the world. Google's Santa Tracker continues a two-decade tradition for the company, allowing excited children (and grown-ups!) to keep up...
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Beeper Mini Resorts to Jailbreaking iPhones to Rescue Blue Bubbles

Thursday December 21, 2023 6:04 am PST by
The developers of Beeper Mini, the iMessage for Android app, are back with another attempt to keep Apple's blue bubbles onside, and this time they will ask users to generate their iMessage registration data with the help of jailbroken iPhones, MacRumors has learned. Beeper Mini operates by identifying text message conversations from iMessage users and converting them to the recognizable blue ...
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Final Call for Apple's Online Holiday Shopping Deadline in the US

Thursday December 21, 2023 3:21 am PST by
If you are looking to do some last-minute Apple gift-buying before the holidays, be sure to check Apple's online shopping order deadlines, where you can find the date you need to order specific products if you want to receive them before December 25. Today, December 21, is the deadline in the U.S. for the majority of products, including all models in the latest iPhone 15 lineup, as well as...
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Apple Develops Breakthrough Method for Running LLMs on iPhones

Thursday December 21, 2023 2:26 am PST by
Apple GPT in your pocket? It could be a reality sooner than you think. Apple AI researchers say they have made a key breakthrough in deploying large language models (LLMs) on iPhones and other Apple devices with limited memory by inventing an innovative flash memory utilization technique. LLMs and Memory Constraints LLM-based chatbots like ChatGPT and Claude are incredibly data and...
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Apple Card, Apple Cash, and Apple Pay Outage Affecting Some Users [Update: Resolved]

Wednesday December 20, 2023 6:02 am PST by
There is an Apple Card, Apple Cash, Apple Pay and Wallet outage that is causing some users to experience issues with Apple Cash transaction notifications, ‌‌Apple Pay‌‌ web payments, and in-app payments using ‌‌Apple Pay‌‌. According to Apple's System Status page, the outage began at 06:15 a.m. Eastern Time, and it is ongoing. Apple says that only "some users" are affected, but no other...

iPhone 15 Pro Wins Best Camera in MKBHD Smartphone Awards 2023

Wednesday December 20, 2023 5:30 am PST by
YouTuber Marques Brownlee has chosen the iPhone 15 Pro as the standout device in the best camera category of MKBHD's Smartphone Awards 2023. Brownlee justified his choice by admitting that while there are smartphones on the market that can produce better results when using zoom, the iPhone 15 Pro offers the most solid all-round performance across the biggest variety of use cases, and its...
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Resident Evil 4 Now Available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Wednesday December 20, 2023 3:43 am PST by
The 2023 remake of popular game Resident Evil 4 is available from today on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Capcom released the Resident Evil 4 remake on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC back in March. Compared to the original 2005 title, the updated version includes overhauled graphics, new characters, and updated gameplay elements like crafting items and ammo from resources. Cutting-edge technology and...
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How to Shazam Music From Your Mac's Menu Bar

Tuesday December 19, 2023 5:03 am PST by
In macOS Sonoma 14.2, Apple included some additional controls for Shazam music recognition, which is now baked into the Mac operating system more than ever. Here's how to add the functionality to your Mac's menu bar and Control Center. For those unfamiliar with Shazam, it's an Apple-owned popular service that can identify the names and lyrics of songs, music videos, TV shows, and more,...
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Apple News+ Subscription Now Includes 'The Athletic' Sports Coverage

Tuesday December 19, 2023 4:12 am PST by
Apple has announced that Apple News+ subscribers now have access to daily sports news from The Athletic, which delivers in-depth coverage of hundreds of professional and college teams across the major sports leagues globally. Owned by The New York Times, The Athletic's coverage includes the English Premier League, NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLS, PGA, National Women’s Soccer League, NCAA...
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Qualcomm Claims Snapdragon X Elite 21% Faster Than Apple's M3 Chip

Monday December 18, 2023 5:13 am PST by
Chipmaker Qualcomm has claimed that its new Snapdragon X Elite PC processor is 21% faster than Apple's latest M3 chip in multi-core performance, although questions remain about its thermal profile. Demoing PCs with the new chipset, the San Diego manufacturer told Digital Trends that the Snapdragon X Elite records a multi-core Geekbench score of 15,300, whereas Apple's M3 obtains a score of...
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Apple Tests App Store Bundle Subscription Discounts

Monday December 18, 2023 3:18 am PST by
Apple has announced an App Store pilot program called "contingent pricing" that lets app developers offer discounts to customers with multiple subscriptions. Developers can offer contingent pricing to customers who already have subscriptions "from one developer or two different developers." For example, a developer could attract customers to a subscription by offering discounted pricing if...
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How to Stop Favorited Songs Being Added to Mac Music Library

Monday December 18, 2023 2:27 am PST by
Apple's Music app in macOS Sonoma now includes an option to prevent favorited songs from being automatically added to your library. Here's how to use it. In ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.2, a new option included in the Music app 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...
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iOS 17.2: How to Access and Write Health Data With Siri

Monday December 18, 2023 1:48 am PST by
In iOS 17.2, Siri can access data from the Health app, meaning you can ask ‌Siri‌ to read health information available in the Health app or write certain information. Keep reading to learn how it works. Starting with iOS 17.2, ‌Siri‌ can access data from the Health app to answer your health and fitness queries. For example, you can ask how many hours of sleep you had the previous night, ask...
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watchOS 10.2: How to Change Watch Faces With a Swipe

Friday December 15, 2023 1:00 am PST by
In watchOS 10.2, you can enable a swipe gesture to switch between Apple Watch faces more easily, just like you used to be able to in watchOS 9. Keep reading to learn how it's done. If you are a long-time Apple Watch user, you probably remember a time when it was possible to switch watch faces with a simple swipe gesture across the display. That was the default interaction in watchOS 9, but...
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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...