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iPad User Magazine Issue 29

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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While it may still feel a little ‘touristy’ to use our iPads for photography, the camera on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is certainly capable of taking some excellent shots. But whether you use your iPad, iPhone or a camera for photography, the large screen of the iPad is perfect for then editing or playing around with images. In this issue we look at all the features available in Apple’s built-in Camera app; it’s been advanced with every new iOS update, so it’s now a really capable shooter. And then comes the playing and the polishing… Try a third-party app to add some fun little stickers and text to your images – to offer a bit of added character or simply a little explanation to a photograph. If you want to give your images…

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make the ipad easier to use

The options are split into five sections: Vision, Interaction, Hearing, Media and Learning IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to access Accessibility settings to change options such as text size and interface visibility YOU’LL NEED iPad Accessibility is one of the greatest features in iOS. Apple spends a lot of time and effort making sure that everybody can use its devices. An iPad or iPhone device has a huge range of features designed to make it usable for people with various disabilities. From blindness and deafness, through to various motor control and muscular disorders. Some of these features can be life-changing for those with disabilities, but they are incredibly useful for everybody. The Reduce Motion mode can increase battery life, and help older devices run more smoothly. Guided Access is often used by stores and exhibition…

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accessibility shortcuts

You don’t always want accessibility features to be active. A shared iPad may want accessibility features turned on, and off, as required. In Accessibility Shortcuts you will discover options to add to the shortcuts window. This is activated by triple-clicking the Home button. Tap the options you want to turn them on or off. You can also use Siri to change some settings. Say “Hey Siri turn on invert colours” to see it in action. Siri doesn’t work with all settings, but it’s very useful for those that do work.…

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manage your icloud drive

iCloud Drive’s integration with Finder and its iOS 9 app offer easy online storage management IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to restore files you’ve deleted from iCloud Drive YOU’LL NEED An iCloud account, an iOS device running iOS 9 Apple’s relationship with online storage and syncing tools hasn’t always been a good one. From iTools through to MobileMe it made one misstep after another. Even when it first introduced iCloud, there was no easy way to use the service as cloud storage. That changed with the introduction of iCloud Drive. It’s integrated into OS X’s Finder, making it simple to add files to and retrieve them from your online storage. The iCloud Drive app added in iOS 9 allows for file management on your iPhone or iPad. Moving files to iCloud Drive on your Mac is…

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using transitions in keynote

The best slideshows tend to mix and match one or two effect types IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to use Keynote’s Magic Move tool and other effects YOU’LL NEED iPad, Keynote Keynote is a great presentation tool, but you’re missing a trick if you use it solely to present text and graphics through a series of static slides. Instead, make use of Keynote’s transitions and build effects to inject animation into your slideshow and grab your audience’s attention. There are two ways to build movement into your presentation. The first involves animating individual objects – text, tables, charts, shapes or photos – using a series of build effects. There are over 30 to choose from, both simple (such as Appear and Blur) and complex (Flash Bulbs and Shimmer). These are split into two types:…

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the camera app

1 Switch cameras Your iPad has a 5 or 8MP (or 12MP with the 9.7-in iPad Pro) iSight camera on the back, and a 1.2MP (or 5MP with the 9.7-in iPad Pro) FaceTime one on the front. To switch, tap this icon. Features such as the Panorama mode can be used only with the rear camera. Both cameras feature face detection. 2 Timer You can delay a shot by 3 or 10secs, so you can position yourself in the frame. 3 HDR mode To activate High Dynamic Range (HDR), tap here. When it’s off, the text is white; when it’s active, it’s yellow. When you take an HDR shot, the camera needs extra time to process the image, so make sure you turn it off for when you need to take quick…