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iPad User Magazine

iPad User Magazine Issue 59

iPad User Magazine is the complete companion guide for owners of any iPad model, including the new iPad mini. Published every six weeks you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest things to do on your iPad.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.

The start of a new year is a great time to get stuck into creative projects, since you’ll need something to help while away the long nights. And your iPad is the perfect companion for this, thanks to the huge swathe of creative apps available for it. We’ve got lots of guides this issue that can help you get creative. We’ll show you how to use the new editing tools in the Photos app, so you can take some time going through memories and sprucing them up slightly (though not in a Total Recall kind of way…). And if you want to try some more advanced image editing, we’ll show you how to get started in the brand-new Photoshop app, which puts powerful layer-based tools at your literal fingertips. Oh, and…

3 min.
use new gestures in ipados

IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to show several apps at once, move content between apps, and use gestures to get more from the onscreen keyboard YOU’LL NEED iPadOS The iPad’s full-screen multi-touch user interface makes many tasks simple. On the other hand, things you’d take for granted in macOS, such as navigating through text documents, select multiple items and multitasking between several apps, can be tricky. Often the answer is to use gestures, and iPadOS adds more. There’s not much on the screen to tell you these operations are possible, so it’s worth memorising them. To see all apps currently or recently in use as thumbnail screens, just pinch inwards with four fingers at any time. You’ll get the same view if you slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen to…

1 min.
genius tip!

Swipe up from the left or right bottom corner of the screen with your Pencil to immediately take a screen grab and open it in Markup. It’s sometimes easier than using the Home/Sleep combo (or Volume Up/ Sleep on models with no Home button). It’s not new to iPadOS, but remember that while in any app, you can show the Dock, drag another app off it to the left or right edge of the screen and drop it into the gap that appears to open it in a Split View (rather than a Slide Over). If the app icon you want isn’t seen, open the app from the Home screen the normal way; it should then appear on the right side of the Dock.…

2 min.
embrace the dark side

IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to switch to and schedule Dark Mode YOU’LL NEED iOS or iPadOS 13 In iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, you can benefit from a feature that was only previously available on the Mac: Dark Mode. Dark Mode turns the overall look of your device dark, so for example where the Settings app is usually dark text on a light background, in Dark Mode it’s the opposite. That delivers several benefits. If your iPhone has an OLED screen – introduced in the iPhone X – it saves battery life, because you’re lighting up fewer pixels (OLED screens turn off the pixels that are black; non-OLED screens don’t work that way). Dark Mode also works really well for creative apps such as photo apps, where you can really focus on the…

3 min.
get started with sidecar

1 In the dock These buttons can show or hide the Mac Dock on your iPad screen, enabling you to launch your favourite apps. 2 ç-å-ß The Sidebar buttons include equivalents for the Mac’s ç, å, and ß keys. The bottom button turns Sidecar off. 3 Moving the menu You can use the Arrangement tab in the Mac’s Display preferences to move the Mac’s menu bar onto your iPad. 4 Keep in touch This bottom toolbar mimics the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, showing the main tools for individual apps. 5 Full-screen mode We’re running Photos in a Window on our Mac, but you can switch to fullscreen mode and use all your iPad’s screen space. IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN To use your iPad as a second screen for your Mac YOU’LL NEED macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iCloud account, Wi-Fi network One…

3 min.
new photo-editing features

IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to edit pics in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS YOU’LL NEED An iPhone running iOS 13 or an iPad with iPadOS Taking, editing and sharing photos is one of the most common groups of activities on the iPhone. So, it’s no surprise that Apple ups the ante in terms of the features of both the camera hardware and the software with every new iPhone and version of iOS. This time around, the Photos app gets new features designed to present your best photos from every day, month and year, while keeping screen grabs, selfies gone wrong, and other undesirable shots hidden until you particularly want to find them. Find and fix It’s the new editing improvements we’re interested in here, however. And there are plenty of those. Whether it’s…