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iPad User Magazine Issue 40

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 release of a new version of iOS is always an exciting time – there’s so much to discover, and so much more you can do with every update! iOS 11 is a massive release for the iPad, bringing whole new ways to work with apps and files, but also packed with interface tweaks and little extra features that you’ll come to love. This issue, we’ve got a big feature that walks you through 76 tips that will help you get to grips with the changes, big and small, that iOS 11 brings to your iPad. Even if you’ve already been exploring the update, there’ll definitely be something new to you in there! The improvements in iOS 11 aren’t just about new features added by Apple, though: they also allow for new…

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master ios11 in 76 tips

IT’S THAT TIME of year when Apple gives us all a special treat: a major update to the iPad’s operating system. One of the biggest features is, without a doubt, the revamped Control Centre – as well as a new look, it has a lot of new controls, and gives you the ability to rearrange many of them to your liking. This update is a big one for the iPad, where major improvements include the ability to drag and drop things between apps, a Dock that can hold more icons and be used even while you’re in an app, and more capable multitasking, with up to four apps on screen at once. There are many more improvements that work on iPhone as well as iPad, of course, including the ability to annotate…

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shape up in iwork for ios

It’s easy to take technology for granted, but if you’d shown the iOS versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote to Apple fans of even a decade ago you’d have blown their minds. All that power… in a tablet? With each new version of the iWork apps they get even smarter, and the most recent update introduced some really useful tools for working with shapes. The new tools open up all kinds of creative possibilities for adding pizazz to designs If you aren’t already familiar with the shape library in Pages, Keynote and Numbers, it’s a palette you can bring up by tapping on the plus icon in the toolbar and then on the third icon. You’ll now see a range of predefined shapes organised into useful categories such as places, food and…

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map your home in ar

Arthur C Clarke famously wrote that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. He probably wasn’t thinking about home planning apps, but Magicplan is indeed magical: instead of faffing around with measuring tape for hours, you can accurately measure an entire building with nothing more than your iPad’s camera. Once you’ve done that, you can then add architectural features, experiment with different items of furniture and their location, and even work out the total cost of painting, tiling and other key tasks. It’s great for home improvements, for tradespeople to price jobs, for estate agents, for garden design and even for Airbnb hosts who can supplement their carefully chosen photos with a proper floorplan. Magicplan is as happy measuring an entire block of apartments as it is a simple studio…

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fix dull skies in affinity photo

A new sky can change the mood of a photo, bringing warmth where there was coldness Modern digital cameras have a problem. Actually, they have several, but one that is encountered time and time again is a lack of dynamic range – the inability to capture both very light and very dark tones in an image. This leads to either a silhouette, where a dark subject – be that because your subject is actually dark, or merely darker than an extremely bright backdrop – is unrecognisable except for its outline against a perfectly exposed background, or more commonly a nicely exposed subject with the sky behind them washed out to pure white. If you’re getting such shots, it’s often a good idea to take a picture of the sky with no obstructions so…

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apple gear

Logitech Circle 2 ★★★★ £169.95 logitech.com This smart security camera has a handy stand, and Logitech includes a wall-mount bracket with it as well. The Circle 2 is weatherproof so that you can use it outdoors, and Logitech sells a number of accessory kits for outdoor use as well. The camera provides a clear, sharp image with Full HD resolution, a 180-degree lens, motion detection, and night-vision mode. If something triggers a recording then Logitech lets you store recordings online for 24 hours for free, or you can pay monthly fees to store videos for longer. The app is easy to use, and it’s HomeKit-compatible, too. Optoma NuForce BE2 ★★★★ £49 optoma.com The NuForce line of wireless earbuds are great: they offer a lot for the money – and these new budget headphones are no…