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New iPad and iPad mini are still coming

New iPad and iPad mini are still coming

Apple recently launched new iPad Pros to much fanfare but, truth be told, it was really the new Magic Keyboard and its built-in trackpad that actually made that launch interesting. For some users, however, the price of an iPad Pro is still an extremely high barrier to entry and would prefer an updated but still affordable Apple slate. According to Ming-chi Kuo, those are still coming and in two sizes even but much about this new 10.8-inch iPad and iPad mini are still shrouded in mystery.

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Facebook Avatars released for some users: Will digital clothing sales come next?

Facebook Avatars released for some users: Will digital clothing sales come next?

Facebook has a bitmoji-like system ready to roll in the USA starting today called Facebook Avatars. They'll be delivering this system via Facebook in Messenger and in the Messenger app and webpage. If you're using Messenger anywhere, right now, you'll likely have access now or very soon. If this system is everything we've been told so far, there's little reason why Facebook wouldn't use Niantic's Pokemon GO system of accessory sales for users of all sorts in the very near future.

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Office for iPad cursor support roadmap revealed

Office for iPad cursor support roadmap revealed

Microsoft is hard at work getting Office for iPad up to speed with Apple's latest iPadOS release, with plans to add cursor support for trackpad and mouse in the apps. Apple introduced the cursor to its iPad and iPad Pro line-up in iPadOS 13.4, alongside the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro that for the first time includes a trackpad.

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The best Zoom alternative is now Google Meet

The best Zoom alternative is now Google Meet

Google Meet is now free, and exceedingly simple to use. Google Meet's been around for a while, in one form or another, but starting here in May of 2020, global pandemic and the rise of the at-home worker's made for a unique set of circumstances. Now Google Meet is simpler than it's ever been, and it's free for basically everyone to use, in a snap.

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How you’ll turn on Coronavirus Contact Tracing with your iPhone

How you’ll turn on Coronavirus Contact Tracing with your iPhone

Apple and Google revealed plans to implement Contact Tracing on the iPhone and Android devices of all sorts this week. The plan starts with Google and Apple creating the code that'll allow smartphones to anonymously "ping" one-another and keep a record of said pings. If one person tests positive for COVID-19, notifications will be sent to all devices that've been near the infected person in the recent past.

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Pokemon Quest Review: A free, fun game made to make you feel good

Pokemon Quest Review: A free, fun game made to make you feel good

Pokemon Quest is an extreme rarity of a smartphone game. It's a mobile game that doesn't stay in business by getting users addicted to "chasing the dragon." You can actually beat this game. You can beat this game faster if you buy things with in-game purchases, but you absolutely, positively do NOT need to spend real money to play comfortably and have a good time passing your time. This game is fun, simple, and is available right now for Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), and Nintendo Switch.

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Microsoft Word, PowerPoint on iPad to soon support multi-window mode

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint on iPad to soon support multi-window mode

It may have been late to the split-screen party but the iPad has slowly and very surely become the mobile worker's dream come true. Its list of features, thanks to the newly-branded iPadOS, and accessories have made it a productivity and creativity machine you can easily carry around. That is unless you make heavy use of Microsoft's Office apps which are still a few steps shy of perfect on iPads. Fortunately, Microsoft is taking one step closer with an upcoming update that will finally let you view two Word or PowerPoint documents side-by-side.

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Hulu is down, it’s not just your iPhone

Hulu is down, it’s not just your iPhone

Hulu users reported issues with the streaming video service starting early this morning in the United States and in some regions abroad. Starting at around 4AM Central Time, reports began to appear on social networks and on systems like DownDetector. Reports began to ramp up significantly at around 7AM Central Time, and persisted for at least a couple of hours after that peak.

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5 things I already want from Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2 for iPad Pro

5 things I already want from Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2 for iPad Pro

It’s been several days and a whole lot of typing since Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro landed on my doorstep, and I’m already thinking about version 2. How can Apple make a great keyboard and trackpad even greater? Well, short of buying Brydge and building in the advantages of its Pro+ keyboard, I'd say there are five main things Apple could improve on. Here's what I'm hoping Apple changes for the next Magic Keyboard.

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Adobe Photoshop and Fresco on the iPad now come bundled together

Adobe Photoshop and Fresco on the iPad now come bundled together

For years now, the iPad and especially the iPad Pro has become a creativity tool despite earlier limitations on hardware. Ironically, one of the biggest names in that industry has been a bit slow to jump on that train and capitalize on the passion of digital artists. Adobe has been quickly making up for lost time and money and is now making a small but meaningful change by making both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Fresco on the iPad available in a single bundle for a cheaper price.

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Apple 2020 lineup leak includes iPad Air with in-screen Touch ID, Gamepad

Apple 2020 lineup leak includes iPad Air with in-screen Touch ID, Gamepad

Apple has already launched quite a few new products in the past weeks despite the ongoing chaos that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on the world. That, however, is just the beginning, which is fitting considering we're barely halfway through 2020. Apple still has some new products planned for later that go beyond the expected iPhone 12 and MacBooks. It turns out, it might have quite a lot in store, including ones we may not have heard before.

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iPad Pro Magic Keyboard hands-on videos show off hinge and trackpad

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard hands-on videos show off hinge and trackpad

A series of videos featuring Apple's newly launched Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro have surfaced on YouTube. The hands-on videos show multiple aspects of the new keyboard accessory, including the sturdiness of its hinge, its trackpad, how the settings work on the iPad, and more. The videos come ahead of the shipment of the Magic Keyboard to customers who have preordered it.

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