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iPad User Magazine Issue 39

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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Every year, Apple updates its devices with a new operating system, improving and building on what’s come before with new features and options. Last year, with iOS 10, iPad users may have felt a little forgotten, though – there were pretty much no new features specifically for the iPad. But that’s definitely not the case with iOS 11, which adds some killer new stuff. You can read all about the new features starting on page 5. I’m really excited about them – they’re focused on productivity and multitasking, and go a long way towards making the iPad better for some of the more complex tasks people still go to their PC and Mac for. The only downside is that not all iPads will get these new features, since they require some…

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your guide to ios 11

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) delivered a quartet of stunning software updates that are coming to your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV this fall. Here, we’ll focus on the changes coming to your iPad and iPhone. Of Apple’s four operating systems, it’s iOS 11 we’re most excited about. It offers refinements to make things you already do quicker and easier to accomplish, includes creative and fun new things to do with photos and videos, and looks set to introduce a whole new class of apps and games through augmented reality. The biggest changes are on iPad, with huge improvements to multitasking, and newly added support for drag and drop between apps that make things much more like using a desktop computer. On the bigger screens of the iPad Pros…

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make fun videos with clips

The interface, as you’d expect from an Apple app, feels very at home on an iOS device IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to record and import videos in the Clips app, and add text and stickers to them YOU’LL NEED 64-bit iOS device running iOS 10.3 or later, Clips app. Clips is a fun video app released for free by Apple earlier this year, in which you can create short video messages in the Instagram Stories or Snapchat mould to send via iMessage or social media platforms. It’s not part of the default iOS app set when you first activate your iPad or iPhone, but you can find it easily on the App Store. The interface, as you’d expect from an Apple app, feels very at home on an iOS device, with well thought-out…

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turn garageband up to 11

Audio Units are impressive enough on the Mac, but to have them in an iPad is astonishing IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to add instruments, effects and apps to GarageBand YOU’LL NEED GarageBand, third party audio units GarageBand is a fantastic music app, easy enough for absolute beginners but more than capable of taking on complex projects. And it’s expandable too, thanks to something called Audio Units. Audio Units have been on the Mac for years, and they enable you to add instruments or features to apps such as Logic Pro or GarageBand on macOS with ease: they work just like Safari Extensions, adding new powers to the software you already have. Those powers could be guitar amps or specialist synthesisers, drum machines or digitally modelled rooms, compressors or cool sound generators. If they’re…

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make a photo shine

Affinity’s interface has been reworked to be much more friendly to touch IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to quickly fix up a photo in Affinity Photo, brightening and sharpening the image YOU’LL NEED iPad Air 2, iPad Pro or iPad 5th-gen, Affinity Photo app As leaps of the imagination go, it’s not too much to expect that anyone who’s gone to the trouble of paying for and installing an image editing app such as Affinity Photo on their iPad is going to want to edit some images. With Affinity currently being the only pro-grade photo editing app on the App Store, at least until Adobe inevitably gets into gear with its touch-based versions of Photoshop, we’re going beyond the realms of simple one-click filters and automatic fixes, pushing into territory previously only held by…

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master google translate

The app works on entire sentences at once, so you get the full picture IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to get the most from Google Translate YOU’LL NEED Google Translate The Google Translate app is your very own Babel Fish. Speak, type, or even draw and the app will translate what you provide into (almost) any one of up to 103 languages, depending on which method you use. And, for some languages, it works when you’re offline by downloading a language pack to your iPad or iPhone, so you’re not stranded when you don’t have data. One of our favourite features is the ability to point your camera at something that contains text and have the app translate it into your chosen language – aim it at a sign or newspaper or menu and…