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iPad User Magazine Issue 23

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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The iPad Pro felt like it might never be released – there were so many rumours about it for so many years that we’d almost given up! But now we know all about the 12.9-inch tablet, we can see more and more that Apple really does see the iPad as the future of computing for a lot of people. Its huge Retina screen is capable of showing you two large apps side by side for real multitasking when working, and its processor is as powerful as some of Apple laptops, so it’s capable of tasks such as 4K video editing. Every year, it becomes less and less necessary to use a laptop or desktop for work if you have an iPad, and the iPad Pro is a big leap forward.…

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hands-on with the new ipad pro

The iPad pro is the device we weren’t sure we’d ever see, but at its event in September, Apple announced the 12.9-inch tablet for release in November starting at $799 (with no UK price announced yet). This is Apple taking on the enterprise market with its tablet range, but as with the MacBook Pro line, it’s appealing to many other people than just the professionals its name suggests. The reason is simple: this thing has a massive screen with an impressive resolution and a bunch of fancy new tricks that, combined with iOS 9’s abilities, offer a compelling experience. The main thing you’ll notice about it is that it’s huge – really big in the hand. It’s admittedly hefty at over 700g, but that allows it to pack in a brilliant screen…

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what the pros think of… ipad pro

On the months-long run up to Apple’s 9 September ‘Hey Siri’ event, there was one rumour that just would not die a quiet and dignified death: that Apple was working on a gargantuan 12.9-inch tablet christened the ‘iPad Pro’, designed for creative pros and replete with stylus, the bane of one Steve Jobs. “If you see a stylus, they blew it”, he famously quipped. Apple must have a short memory. The option of a pressure-sensitive stylus – or Pencil, as Apple has imaginatively named it – suggests the Pro is aimed squarely at illustrators, artists and designers – those for whom a trackpad or mouse are just not accurate enough. But what do those who work in these professions think of the large-sized tablet? Will it become a must-have tool for…

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when to use icloud.com

SKILL LEVEL Could be tricky IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU’LL NEED A Mac or PC, an internet connection, an iCloud account Over the years, it’s been pretty clear that Apple loves the web. However, it doesn’t want you to live in a web browser – and this is a distinction that’s quite important. An exception of sorts is icloud.com. This website is Apple’s browser-based app suite, the majority of which mirrors apps on your iPad. This means that wherever you have access to a Mac or PC with a compatible web browser (http://apple.co/1K7jWdz) a Mac or PC, you can also use web-based versions of Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Notes, Reminders, and Apple’s trio of office apps (Pages, Numbers and Keynote). There are also three additional utilities on offer: iCloud Drive, Find My iPhone and Settings. Although…

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wake up with an alarm

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 9 The Clock app is capable of doing much more than just telling you the time – after all, you can see that at the top of the screen in most places in iOS. The app also has stopwatch and timer functions, but it’s the alarm clock feature we’re going to talk about. Like an old-school alarm clock, the app can wake you with a blaring klaxon, yet it also lets you wake to far more soothing sounds if you prefer to start the day with a little less of a fright. New tones can be bought from the iTunes Store (which you can then use as sounds for other iPad features, such as FaceTime), or you can use any of the…

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customise ios mail gestures

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU’LL NEED iOS 8 Mail on iOS has been hugely improved over the last few years, and now includes a number of features that make it easier to manage the daily barrage of emails. One of the most useful is the ability to use gestures – a simple finger swipe either left or right across an email in the list of them for options to quickly delete it, mark it as read or unread, or to perform a number of other tasks without even having to open or read the message. Those two basic gestures work well for triaging new messages, and you have the ability to customise the actions they perform. (It’s no surprise that Microsoft’s excellent iOS version of Outlook includes similar gestures.) Your…