The way kids learn these days is very different from back in our days. However, some of it is still based on the fundamentals, such as playing with blocks and shapes, and that seems to be what Osmo is going for when they announced their new Little Genius Starter Kit which is an iPad learning kit aimed at preschoolers.
iOS 13 was announced at Apple’s WWDC 2019 recently. It may not have been the most exciting release (it is subjective, of course) – but it surely features a ton of useful (new) additions.
Cellebrite, for those unfamiliar, is an Israeli mobile security company who gained attention when it was revealed that they had managed to crack Apple’s iPhones, allowing them to gain access to the contents of the device without needing the passcode or biometric authentication from the owner of the device.
Editing video clips on our mobile devices are usually a less-than-ideal experience due to the relatively smaller screens. It makes it harder to do more complex tasks, but if you absolutely need to make some quick edits on the go, iMovie for the iPhone and iPad is a useful tool, especially since it is free and is bundled with all iOS devices.
On pretty much all our smartphones these days, there are cameras on the front and back of our phones. However, you can only capture images from either camera at once, but if for whatever reason you need to capture images simultaneously, you’ll be pleased to learn that the upcoming iOS 13 update will introduce multi-cam support.
As part of the macOS Catalina update, Apple announced a new feature called Sidecar which allows users with an iPad to turn it into a secondary display while using their Mac computer. There were rumors that Apple could be building in this functionality into macOS, and the good news was that it turned out to be true.
At WWDC 2019, Apple announced iPadOS which was the company giving the iPad the operating system it deserved. It was later discovered that there was evidence to suggest that support for the mouse was part of iPadOS, something that had been rumored about for a while now.
A couple of years ago, Apple came under fire when it was discovered that they had been throttling their iPhones. The official reason was that Apple slowed down iPhones with aging batteries to prevent it from crashing, but many weren’t too thrilled that they weren’t at least given the option.
As powerful as the iPad Pros are, many have pointed out that it still isn’t quite there yet in terms of it being a potential laptop replacement. This is because of the limitations of iOS, where you can’t quite pull off certain functions like you would on an OS like macOS or Windows, but that has changed when Apple launched iPadOS.
Last year, Valve announced the Steam Link app for mobile devices. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, the Steam Link app basically allows gamers to play their Steam games on their mobile devices. This works by streaming games from your computer onto your smartphone or tablet.
While some form of Adobe’s Photoshop has always been available on mobile devices, it isn’t quite as robust or complex compared to the desktop version of the app. However, last year announced alongside the new iPad Pros, Adobe also revealed that the “real” Photoshop would be coming to the iPad as well.
Apple’s iCloud makes for a pretty decent backup service for your macOS and iOS devices, but it is not unlimited and as such, you might eventually find yourself running low on space. You can check out our guide if you’d like to learn how to better manage your iCloud storage.
With laptop makers churning out laptop/tablet hybrids, there have been some Apple fans who have called upon the company to do the same. Apple has resisted the idea in the past, but as we have seen with devices like the Apple Pencil, it is not unprecedented for Apple to have a change of heart.
According to a recent rumor, it was suggested that iOS 13 could bring mouse support to the iPad Pro. Given that the iPad Pro already supports keyboards with its own Smart Keyboard accessory, introducing mouse support seems like a natural evolution in Apple’s quest to make the iPad Pro a bonafide laptop replacement.