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iPad & iPhone User 153

iPad & iPhone User is the only digital magazine you need to the world of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Subscribe to iPad & iPhone User and get more out of your Apple device with our step-by-step tutorials, straight forward buying advice and expert reviews of the latest apps, games and accessories.. Each issue is packed with step-by-step tutorials and features on how to get the most from your apps and services like iCloud, iTunes Match, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Pages and Keynote, as well as all the latest apps. Anyone from a complete iPad and iPhone beginner to hardcore power users will learn more about their beloved Apple device.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
apple cracks $90bn in a single quarter for the first time as the iphone returns

What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months after Apple surprisingly revised down its quarterly earnings and reported lagging iPhone sales, the grass is much greener on this side of the calendar. You might say Midnight Greener. For Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2020 (which includes the final three months of 2019), it posted record revenue of $91.8 billion, topping its own estimates and besting last year’s holiday quarter by nearly 10 percent. iPhone sales alone were up more than 7 percent, as the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro proved to be strong holiday sellers. That’s not quite a record – Apple sold $61bn worth of iPhones in the 2018 holiday quarter – but it’s the strongest results in two years. Of course, the iPhone wasn’t the only performer. As has…

1 min.
apple extends iphone xs and xr smart battery case warranty to 2 years

As battery cases go, Apple’s Smart Battery Case is one of the best around, with a slim fit, excellent monitoring and, of course, great battery life. But if yours isn’t working as it should, Apple might replace it for free, even if it’s out of warranty. And if it is working, you just got a free extra year of warranty. Apple has launched the Smart Battery Case Replacement Programme for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, which covers all cases made through October of 2019. That’s basically every model ever produced, since the case only launched on 13 January 2019. There are two issues that Apple has identified: • The battery case will not charge or charges intermittently when plugged into power. • The battery case does not charge the iPhone or charges it…

6 min.
apple’s record quarter: don’t try to trick tim cook

Well, here we are again. Apple once again announced its biggest financial quarter of all-time in January. During the three months that ended calendar 2019, Apple generated a staggering $91.8 billion in revenue, up from the previous record of $88.3 billion generated at the end of calendar-year 2017. The company also generated a record $22.2bn in profit. Sometime this decade, Apple’s going to drop a $100bn holiday quarter on us, and I’m not sure my brain can count that high. In any event, after dunking on us all via press release, it was time for Apple’s executives to do their quarterly ritual of spending an hour on the phone with a handful of questioning financial-industry analysts and a bunch of silent journalists. There’s always something interesting to glean from that call,…

5 min.
apple’s xnor.ai acquisition could bring the siri boost we’ve been waiting for

Apple buys a lot of companies throughout the course of a year, with only a couple of them rising to the level of intriguing news. Last year’s purchase of Intel’s smartphone modem business certainly qualifies, as does the 2018 acquisition of Shazam, but for the most part, Apple scopes out companies that we’ve never heard of for reasons we’ll never know. Its most recent acquisition might be different. The company, Xnor.ai, might not be one you’ve ever heard of, but they’re hardly unknown. Since last summer, the Seattle-based start-up’s tech has been the brains behind the popular Wyze cam’s marquee feature: people detection. Simply put, it allows the $20 camera to distinguish between faces, pets and dust, and vastly improved its abilities, putting it a somewhat level playing field with the…

3 min.
fotomagico for ipad

Price: Free from fave.co/2RyFFDT If you want to breathe new life into static photos with minimal effort, there’s no better method than FotoMagico 5 for macOS, which we hailed as “more impressive than pulling rabbits out of a magic hat” in our May, 2016 review. For nearly 15 years, this slideshow creation software has been the go-to solution for casual shutterbugs and professional photographers alike. Fortunately, FotoMagico is now available for iPad, providing a way to assemble great slideshows from anywhere. Best of all, Mac project files are interchangeable with the iPad version, so you can start a project on one device and finish on another. The iPad app is a faithful transition, offering the same intuitive Storyboard layout for building slideshows via drag-and-drop with multiple layers, adjusting start and finish animation, adding…

4 min.
4xcamera maker

Price: Free from fave.co/36zRfDc For video makers, the highlight of last year’s September Apple keynote was the slick demo of FiLMiC Pro taking advantage of all four iPhone 11 cameras to record multiple angles at the same time. Multi-cam is a great way to quickly create dynamic videos without the time-consuming task of shooting a performance multiple times from different views. Although FiLMiC Pro’s multi-cam update isn’t available yet – it’s expected soon – there are other ways to shoot and edit multi-camera video right now, using as many as four iOS devices you already own. Unfortunately, the app in question turns out to be cooler in concept than execution. Multi-cam shooting 4XCamera Maker is a video app from Roland Corporation, the Japanese company dating back to the early seventies best known for electronic…