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Adobe’s most interesting app in years just got official

Adobe’s most interesting app in years just got official

Adobe is gearing up to launch a new painting and drawing app for iPad, and today the company is revealing a few more details about what we can expect. First and foremost, the app received an actual name today: Adobe Fresco. On top of that, Adobe also detailed some of Fresco's features, such as the Live Brushes artists will be able to use while working on their drawings or paintings.

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iPadOS shows where Android tablets went wrong

iPadOS shows where Android tablets went wrong

One of the most surprising things to come out of WWDC is arguably iPadOS. Until just a few hours before the event, there was very little evidence of its existence. Sure, Apple has been making iOS on iPads, especially iPad Pros, more and more capable but few probably expected it would come out with a slightly modified and dedicated version of iOS for larger screens. More than just confirming Apple's vision for its iPad line, iPadOS also reinforces the opportunity that Google and other Android device makers had with Android tablets and how they squandered that chance to beat Apple to this market.

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10 things you missed at WWDC 2019

10 things you missed at WWDC 2019

Apple made a number of announcements during its WWDC 2019 keynote today -- so many, in fact, that you probably missed a few. We've combed over all the details Apple released today and found a bunch you may have missed the first time around, including small things like a new batch of Apple Watch bands and large things like the arrival of mouse support on the iPad.

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iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS 13, macOS Catalina release date and Beta today

iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS 13, macOS Catalina release date and Beta today

This afternoon some users will gain access to iOS 13, iPadOS, and the newest desktop operating system for Apple computers, macOS Catalina. Those users will all need to have developer accounts with Apple before they attempt any sort of download whatsoever. Once they're ready to roll, they'll need only to head to the developer portal at Apple to collect their software as such.

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iPadOS official: Multitasking, Files, more for iPad

iPadOS official: Multitasking, Files, more for iPad

Apple wants the iPad to replace your PC, and it's taking a big step in that direction by introducing iPadOS today. While the first urge might be to accuse this of being just an iPad-centric re-branding of iOS, iPadOS definitely seems to be more than just that. iPadOS has some big features coming along with it, chief among them being improvements to multitasking.

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iPadOS brings support for USB drives and SD cards

iPadOS brings support for USB drives and SD cards

Apple has officially unveiled iPadOS, a change to the iOS experience for the iPad. The system features a redesigned home screen alongside improved multi-tasking capabilities and new support that greatly improves the device's usefulness for professionals. There's a lot of be excited about, particularly the newly announced support for USB thumb drives, SD cards, and importing directly into Lightroom.

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Safari just made iOS 13 Google-friendly

Safari just made iOS 13 Google-friendly

In what might be the biggest Android user-aimed feature of the year, Apple just added Google Docs support to Safari. Safari is Apple's web browser for iOS, and it's just been delivered a slew of new features. For those users that've never taken the time to download the Google web browser Chrome, these features might seem new and amazing.

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Dark Mode iOS 13: Releasing the battery saver

Dark Mode iOS 13: Releasing the battery saver

This morning Apple finally revealed the look of their upcoming iPhone iOS 13 Dark Mode. This version of iOS will bring a new color pallet to the iPhone and iPad, starting with a black canvas instead of a white. This is supposed to help users save on battery - but will it?

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iPadOS easter egg revealed early at WWDC 2019

iPadOS easter egg revealed early at WWDC 2019

Just before the main keynote address to developers at WWDC 2019, iPadOS was revealed. Or leaked. Either way, iPadOS had not been shown whatsoever before this day, and today it's been made official by documents published by Apple itself. The name iPadOS appeared first in the newest batch of developer downloads in the Apple developer downloads portal.

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Steam Link iOS app returns for real this time

Steam Link iOS app returns for real this time

Apple is being criticized, even sued, for holding its App Stores so tightly to the point of being anti-competitive. Of course, it rightfully owns that App Store and until something drastic changes, what it says goes and app developers have no choice but to find ways to compromise. That seems to be the situation Valve found itself in last year with its Steam Link mobile app. Thankfully, that may now be a thing of the past as the app has popped up on the iTunes App Store again. Hopefully, for good this time.

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This striking foldable Mac concept imagines Apple’s Marzipan future

This striking foldable Mac concept imagines Apple’s Marzipan future

Apple continues to blur the lines between macOS and iOS, and while there's no foldable touchscreen Mac that runs apps from both platforms quite yet, that just leaves concepts to whet our appetites for such an update. Apple is expected to further detail Marzipan, its project to allow iOS apps to run on macOS computers, at WWDC 2019 this year, opening up the system to third-party developers.

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macOS 10.15 “Sidecar” feature can use iPads as external screens

macOS 10.15 “Sidecar” feature can use iPads as external screens

Apple is praised for many things but it is also criticized for just as many. One of the latter is how the company "adopts" ideas and features from existing third-party apps and services, effectively pushing those out of business. That may happen yet again in the next major macOS release, version 10.15, where a certain "Sidecar" feature will let Mac owners with iPads use the slate as a second display, complete with Apple Pencil support even.

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