iPad User Magazine Issue 68

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
2,74 €(IVA inc.)
26,50 €(IVA inc.)
9 Números

en este número

1 min.

I’m writing this as 2020 draws to a close. It’s been a terrible year in many ways, but despite that Apple didn’t let us down. In fact, it hardy slowed down at all. We saw new iPads, Macs and iPhones released, a new M1 chip, a new version of iPadOS and just when we thought there wouldn’t be anything else, the new AirPods Max closed out the year. When you stop and think about it, it’s amazing how much you can now do with only an iPad. Take this issue’s main feature about creating your own podcast, for example. You can complete the whole process, from start to finish, on an iPad, including uploading and marketing your new creation. Sure, if you want to make your podcast really good you’ll perhaps need…

16 min.
create and publish your own podcast

You can, in theory, create and publish a new podcast with just an iPad. Using a selection of apps it is now possible to complete the end to end process in the palm of your hand, but to do so may result in a show that does not quite compete on a technical level with the really good podcasts out there. Your content is, of course, of paramount importance – it needs to be interesting, as original as possible and sticky enough to keep listeners coming back through a subscription – but audio quality and flawless production also go a long way to making a successful podcast. In a format that is generally audio only, the way the audio is presented becomes more important than it does on YouTube. Here we…

2 min.
essential edits with photos

IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to use the tools in the Photos app YOU’LL NEED The Photos app, some photos to work with While there are other image editing apps on iPad that leave it for dust, Apple’s Photos app remains a convenient and easy to use solution to common photo problems such as underexposure, poor composition, or the red-eye effect. There’s a decent number of tools in Photos, from manual adjustments across the whole image to one-shot filters that provide a particular look. What you can’t do is make selections or create layers - Apple leaves these to other developers these days. Here, we’ll take you through some of the most frequent editing tasks using Photos, like straightening and sharpening an image before sharing it or transferring it to the iPad port of…

1 min.
genius tip!

Use Markup, available from the ‘...’ menu, to write or draw on your image. You have a choice of pen tips to choose from as well as colors. A ‘...’ button supplies a few options, but the ‘+’ button adds shapes such as arrows and polygons, typed text, signatures, and a magnifier to the page. A lasso tool, looking like a pencil with a helical end, lets you select markings you’ve drawn and move them around. If you’ve got an Apple Pencil and a compatible iPad, you can use it in conjunction with Markup to draw more fluently on your photos than you can with your finger.…

3 min.
create forms in numbers

IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to make forms in Numbers YOU’LL NEED The Numbers app Forms aren’t a new feature in Numbers for iOS, but they have been made easier to create in version 10.2. Along with Scribble, which allows natural text input using the Apple Pencil on a supported iPad, you can now set Numbers up for simple data gathering for jobs like carrying out a survey, taking an inventory, or marking class attendance. There’s a new Basic Form template in Numbers’ template browser - it has a green dot next to it the first time you open it - but we’ll be creating one from a new spreadsheet instead in this tutorial. Another new feature in the updated Numbers is Reading View, which moves all the clutter of icons from around your…

1 min.
genius tip!

You can password protect a Numbers spreadsheet if you’re concerned about others accessing your important or private data. Drop down the ‘...’ menu at the top left, and choose Set Password. You’ll be prompted to enter the password twice, along with a hint in case you forget it. You can also set the spreadsheet to open on the application of your fingerprint to Touch ID. The Basic Form template takes the shape of a contacts database, a useful data-gathering exercise that can easily be customised to your needs.…