If you work on an iPad with an external keyboard, you can take advantage of some of the same keyboard shortcuts that come on a Mac. The Sweet Setup lists good keyboard shortcuts that particularly matter to iPad users, including these less obvious ones...
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Right on cue — it being Apple announcement day and all — the services-oriented tech giant has released the latest version of its iOS operating system. If you don’t already have it, or have yet to receive the notification that an iOS update is available, simply tap on your Settings app & General & Software Update to begin the download.
This can take some time - it took me about an hour or so to download and install the update on a reasonably fast internet connection. While you wait, here are some of the big features you can look forward to with the update!
I feel a little bad for not knowing about this previously, but that’s part of the fun of iOS: There’s always some random new thing, like the how-to-move-many-apps-at-once trick, that pops up on one’s geeky radar from time to time.
I confess, I haven’t really touched iOS shortcuts much since the feature’s big debut last September, but don’t let my laziness dissuade you from fiddling around with them. If you’re just getting started, you should find some awesome premade shortcuts to integrate into your device instead of spending way too much time figuring out how to build your own. That’s fun too, but there’s no need to jump in the deep end just yet.
It's been four years since Apple refreshed the iPad mini 4. In that time the company has released four upgrades to its A series processor family as well as stronger AI support, better security with FaceID, USB-C connectivity in the latest iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. But the mini has been stuck back in the technological Dark Ages. That might change in the next few weeks as rumours suggest a new iPad mini will be announced.
It happens to the best of us. You’re going about your day, tapping through your smartphone while navigating around your little slice of the world. Before you know it, you realise that you’ve accidentally done something on your device you didn’t mean to do. So lets take a look at how to undo that big delete button.
Perhaps one of the most surprising things to come from Cupertino in 2018 was the resurrection of the Mac mini. But it looks like the first half of 2019 will see the reanimation of another mini. The iPad mini has been languishing in abandonment land for a while but the word from Apple's supply chain is that an updated iPad mini will appear along with a refreshed iPad with a larger 10-inch display.
Trying to find the perfect iOS apps can be tough, and we’re willing to bet that your iPhone or iPad is full of pages and pages of apps. There’s just so much out there, it’s hard to come up with a short list of favourites. We understand. Allow us to help you with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for iOS.
Apple has steadfastly maintained two separate sets of software for their desktop and mobile devices; iOS on smartphones and tablets, and macOS (formerly known as OS X) for desktops and laptops. But that dichotomy is becoming an increasing source of frustration to many users. It's time for Apple to introduce a touchscreen Mac.
MacStories blogger Frederico Vitticci has created an incredibly robust iOS shortcut called Home Screen Icon Creator, which allows you to create custom buttons that look different and, if you want to get fancy, to fine-tune what happens when you open an app. It also lets you create customisable icons for iOS shortcuts and icons for calling people from your contacts.
I remember all the hubbub when Apple first announced Face ID back in September of 2017. There were countless articles and thought pieces criticising Apple for the terrible experience its new security technique was about to create. Instead of just pressing on your iPhone’s Home button, a natural task as you pull your iPhone out of your pants pocket, jacket, or bag, you’d have to pull your device up to eye level, stare at it, and then go about using it as normal.
Tomorrow Apple will hold a special event in New York where it is widely expected a new iPad Pro will be revealed. An icon hidden deep inside iOS 12 appears to reveal what the device will look like. Intriguingly, there is no home button and the corners are now rounded - just like the iPhone X.
Apple is expected to announce a ton of new stuff in the US this Tuesday, including a new iPad Pro with Face ID, a new MacBook Air, and maybe an iPad or Mac Mini. The event is going down in Brooklyn, and is invite only. If you didn’t make it to the guest list you can still follow along with all the action online.
Photo bloat is real, people. Most of us forget about all of our selfies, food shots, and random photos shortly after we post them to Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, et al. But your phone doesn't. The files sit in the camera roll in your Photos app, taking up valuable storage space that you could be filling with apps, podcasts, or if you're like me, a giant backlog of email. Eventually, things may get so bad that you're scrolling through Photos and deleting a few pictures every time you need space.