Essential Apple User Magazine January 2021

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United Kingdom
Papercut Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
ipad survival guide

We're glad to see the back of a really strange 2020 but it wasn't all bad. Apple brought us some cracking new products and presented them in a new way too. OS's, iPhones, iPads, Apple Silicon along with the new Mac mini and MacBook Air that contain them already, it bodes well for 2021 when the M1 chip is rolled out across the range. We're kicking off this year with our guide to all things iPad as it's a great Christmas gift and one of the most popular tablet devices by far, even if you bought it for yourself. Let's get stuck in!…

1 min
ipados in numbers

9th July, 2020 The date on which the first public beta of iPadOS 14 was released by Apple. fifteen The number of iPad models that can run iPadOS 14. It runs on any iPad that could run the very first release of iPadOS. Forty iPadOS 14 is available in 40 different languages. 5 iPadOS 14 is written in five different programming languages; C, C++, Objective-C, Swift and Assembly. VP9 With iPadOS 14, the iPad natively supports Google’s VP9 video encoding format. smaller The iPad’s user interface is far more streamlined with iPadOS 14. Incoming telephone and FaceTime calls are offered as notifications and Siri no longer takes over the whole screen. 2 iPadOS 14 is the second release of iPadOS since it split from iOS. The number ’14’ was used to keep it in line with the current release of the iPhone’s iOS…

1 min
the ipad family

In the Autumn of 2020, Apple lifted the lid on two brand new iPads; the fourth generation of the popular iPad Air and the eighth generation of the regular iPad. The new tablets joined Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad mini, two models that weren’t updated but are still going strong. iPad’s range of smart tablets now looks impressively strong, with the new Air benefitting from technology developed for the Pro and the iPad is a great alternative for those on a budget. If you want a smaller tablet, take a look at the iPad mini and for high-needs users, the iPad Pro still rules supreme. On the following pages, let’s take a look at Apple’s iPad family, starting with the two new models.…

4 min
ipad air

The 2020 version of the iPad Air makes considerable advances over its predecessor, but what exactly are those changes? Edge-to-Edge Screen Unlike previous models of the iPad Air, the fourth generation model has an edge to edge screen. Like the recent versions of the iPad Pro, there’s no Home button on the new iPad Air. Instead, the touchscreen extends all the way to the bottom of the device, with very little bezel. This has allowed for a larger, 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels. The screen also boasts advanced technologies and features such as full lamination, P3 wide colour support, True Tone and an anti-reflective coating Liquid Retina Display The iPad Air, Fourth Generation is compatible with the new keyboards such as the Magic Keyboard with built-in trackpad, Smart Keyboard Folio and…

2 min
ipad [8th generation]

The new version of the regular iPad also makes great leaps forward in power and performance. Powerful New Processor The iPad, Apple’s entry-level full-sized tablet, has had a substantial boost in power. Its A12 Bionic processor is 40 percent faster than its predecessor, with double the graphics power. It’s up to two times faster than the top-selling Windows laptop, up to three times faster than the top-selling Android tablet and up to six times faster than the top-selling Chromebook. For the first time on an iPad, the A12 Bionic introduces the Neural Engine for next-level machine learning capabilities, including people occlusion and motion tracking in augmented reality (AR) apps, enhanced photo editing, Siri performance and more. Home Button Retained Unlike the new iPad Air and recent iPad Pros, the 8th Generation iPad retains its Home…

1 min
apple one

Apple’s range of streaming services are now available in one combined plan. Apple One What You Can Get Apple has some great subscription services, such as Apple TV+ for streaming original TV shows and movies, Apple Music for audio streaming and Apple Arcade for gamers. None of them are expensive but from Autumn 2020, you can save money by subscribing to Apple One instead. Apple One is available in three packages; Individual includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 50GB of iCloud storage for £14.95/$14.95/14,95 € per month. Family includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 200GB of iCloud storage for £19.95/$19.95/19,95 € per month, and can be shared among up to six family members. Premier, where available, includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+ and 2TB…