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iPad User Magazine Issue 42

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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welcome to ipad user magazine, helping you to do more with your ipad

Though I’m not really one for specific new year’s resolutions, I do find heading into 2018 that there are lots of things I want to focus on getting better at, because I feel like I could save myself a bunch of time and effort by learning a few new tricks, or working in a slightly different way sometimes. That’s why this issue has a bunch of tutorials that show you how to make your iPad work a little better for you, or how to get more from apps, so you can make your life a little more efficient. This ranges from good ol’ iPad admin in the form of iOS’s new tools for managing your tablets storage, to tweaking how the iPad looks and works so it’s better suited to you. Then…

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manage your ipad’s storage

IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to make use of automatic or manual offloading of apps to reclaim an app’s storage space YOU’LL NEED iOS 11 iOS 11 includes a storage management improvement that offloads unused apps, and there are two ways to use it. Offloading an app removes it from your device, but leaves behind data associated with it. If you want to use that app again in future, you just tap its icon on the Home screen to reinstall it and carry on as normal. Meanwhile, you have space for whatever task is at hand. The most convenient way to use this capability is to allow iOS to automatically work out which apps to offload, based on analysis of your past usage. By leaving it to iOS to decide what gets offloaded, you…

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take live photos in facetime

IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to take Live Photos during FaceTime video calls, and how to prevent people taking them of you YOU’LL NEED iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra, someone to call With the releases of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple introduced the ability to take Live Photos during FaceTime video calls on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Live Photos record what happens 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after you take a picture, allowing the still image in the middle to come alive when you touch it. By bringing the feature to FaceTime, Apple wants you to be able to capture special moments as they happen on screen when chatting with friends and family. That’s all well and good, but what about protecting your privacy? Apple gives you control over whether…

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make ios 11 easier to use

IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How the accessibility features in iOS 11 can improve your iPhone and iPad experience YOU’LL NEED iOS 11. Some features exist on older versions of iOS, too Accessibility is something many people consider an add-on for those with specific assistive needs. A well-known example is screen reading software, baked into Macs and iOS devices to help anyone with a visual impairment hear the contents of any written text. But modern accessibility’s aim is to cater for everyone, whatever their specific needs. So iOS 11 includes settings to benefit people who have hearing or motor impairment, too, and issues such as vestibular disorders, which can make using devices uncomfortable. If you don’t have any such concerns, you may have skipped past the Accessibility section of Settings entirely. That would be…

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perfect publishing with pages

IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to use text styles, bookmarks and footnotes to polish your document before publishing YOU’LL NEED Pages 3.1 or later With each new version, Pages on iOS gets even more impressive, especially if you’ve been around since the days when you needed to have a high-end Mac just to design a lost cat poster. At the risk of sounding like Tim Cook, to have all this power in a tablet app is pretty magical. Like all the iWork apps, Pages is easy to use and much more powerful than you might expect. You can use it to publish your own ebooks in ePub format or to craft very complicated documents such as essays, or interactive media. It’s particularly good at taking text and making it look fantastic, and that’s…

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enter data with numbers

IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to enter data, format cells, and make easy charts YOU’LL NEED iOS 11, Numbers and some numbers Apple and spreadsheets go back a long, long way. The very first personal computer spreadsheet, VisiCalc, shipped for the Apple II way back in 2017. Before then, people thought of computers as expensive toys, not something you’d want to do serious work on. 38 years later and Numbers is repeating history, this time showing that tablets and phones needn’t be toys. VisiCalc’s DNA runs through it like the letters in a stick of rock, but like VisiCalc it takes full advantage of what newer devices can offer — in this case, that’s touchscreens. Numbers is a fascinating program because it’s so user-friendly that it really does appear to be a toy from…