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The New iPad Pro Is the Last Great Tablet

The standalone tablet is all but dead. It’s been supplanted by 2-in-1s like the Surface Pro, which promises the excellent content consumption powers of a tablet, crossed with the actual productivity of a real laptop. Still, Apple has defiantly continued to make a tablet – both the budget iPad that was refreshed in March, and the more productivity-friendly iPad Pro that was just released. The budget iPad is nice, but thanks to a few tricks, like Apple Pencil support, USB-C, and a great-looking display that can chew through any content thrown at it, the iPad Pro is better. This is the last great tablet. Read More >>

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Why an iPad is Worth It

Last week we asked what the hell the point of the iPad was anyway – and you responded. It seems quite a few of you are still getting real use out of an iPad in 2018, and we’ve collected some of your reasons for firing up a tablet rather than a smartphone or a laptop. Read More >>

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Who the Hell Needs a Fancy iPad Anyway?

The iPad has always been a fantasy, and even as the device is more powerful and beautiful than it’s ever been before, I can’t bring myself to understand why most people would ever want one. Read More >>

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The iPad Pro Is Finally Making a Case for Itself

The iPad looks like it’s finally poised to stop being a movie watching machine and actually fulfil the promise Apple has repeatedly proselytised: that the iPad is a productivity machine. A new processor, better application support, and a few tweaks to the design have further brought the iPad Pro into a space where it could—conceivably be a competitor to actual 2-in-1s like the Surface Pro or even the Pixel Slate. Read More >>

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Apple’s Lightning Port Kingdom Is Crumbling

For years, Apple’s mobile devices have been off in their wonderland of proprietary ports while the rest of the tech world did its best to converge on a few simple standards. Read More >>

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Apple Finally Announces Day It Will Probably Announce Some New iPads

When Apple launched its new iPhones back in September, the company did a good job of fleshing out its handset lineup with the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. But still, it felt like new iPhones and Apple Watches were only part of the equation. Read More >>

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The iPad Is Soon, Finally, Getting a Full Version of Adobe Photoshop

Apple’s about to get a big assist from Adobe when it comes to the company’s efforts to legitimise the iPad Pro as a productivity tool. Today, at its MAX conference in Los Angeles, Adobe confirmed that Photoshop CC – a full, un-compromised version of its photo-editing app – will be available for the iPad early next year. Read More >>

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The Logitech Crayon Is a Great iPad Stylus for Kids. Artists? Not So Much

There was a small splash of enthusiasm when Logitech recently announced that the £65 Crayon, a more affordable “digital pencil” originally only for education customers, would be available to all iPad users. Calling it a “pencil” is problematic, though. It can’t do all the same things as a £90 Apple Pencil. And depending on what you want to do with an iPad, that difference can feel like a big deal. Read More >>

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Some iPhone Users Are Saying Colours Look ‘Off’ After Upgrading to iOS 12

After a series of bugs plagued iOS 11, Apple reportedly decided to slow down on adding new features to iOS 12 in order to focus on improving performance and stability. In general, that strategy seems to have worked, with multiple sites reporting that iOS 12 runs faster on nearly every supported iPhone and iPad, even five-year-old devices like the iPhone 5S. Read More >>

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Code Discovered in iOS 12.1 Beta Suggests Apple’s iPad Event Is Coming Very Soon

As exciting as three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch with a built-in ECG may (or may not) have been for you, there were a lot of updates for other Apple products that we expected to see last week, but didn’t get. Read More >>

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19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn’t Do Before

Happy belated iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS was pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users across the world yesterday. You’ll need an iPhone 5C or newer or a 2013 iPad or newer (anything that could run iOS 11, essentially), and when you’ve got the software installed, here’s everything you can do. Read More >>

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Analyst Suggests iPad Pro 3 Might Have USB-C Instead of Lightning

As reported by Macrumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple's next new iPad, the iPad Pro 3 might ditch its proprietary Lightning connector and replace it with standard USB-C. Kuo also said that an 18W power adaptor would come in the box alongside the iPad. We only have his word for it right now, but Kuo has a pretty strong track record when it comes to Apple predictions. Read More >>

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It’s Time to Give Up on the iPad Mini

Today, Bloomberg posted an updated story on what to expect from the upcoming (though still officially unannounced) autumn Apple event. And while many things, like the announcement of three new iPhones with 5.8-, 6.1-, and 6.5-inch screens and designs based on the iPhone X have long been rumoured, there was another titbit that piqued my interest: Once again, it seems, the iPad Mini is missing. Read More >>

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‘Full Version’ of Adobe Photoshop is Reportedly Coming to iPads

Adobe is bringing the “full version” of its industry-standard Photoshop app to the iPad, and its other desktop apps may follow suit, according to a report from Bloomberg today. Get ready to unsharp mask all the things. Read More >>

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Apple Probably Isn’t Releasing New Macs and iPads This Summer, But it Did Register Some

When it comes to product releases, Apple may be secretive but it’s also predictable. Software announcements come in the spring during WWDC (as was the case this year) and hardware typically comes in the fall. A new rumour, fuelled by filings made with the Eurasian Economic Commission, has sparked some speculation of a summer release, but don’t hold your breath. Read More >>