Thoughts About an iPad-First Workflow

· Andrew Orr · Link

Ryan Christoffel writes about key things to think about if you want to adopt an iPad-first workflow.

Software limitations aside, the iPad clearly has a lot going for it; the iPad Pro is a more attractive Mac alternative than ever before. But moving to the iPad still involves some growing pains. The longer you’ve used a traditional computer, the harder an iPad transition can be. There are a few key things, however, that can help make your iPad adoption a success.

I’m not fully iPad-first yet because I still need to get a keyboard for it. But once that happens then my transition will be complete.

5 Pro Apps You'll Want on Your iPad Pro

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Did you get an iPad Pro recently and need some pro apps? Or maybe you’ve had one for a while and still can’t find pro apps. Here are five that we’ve found that take advantage of the iPad Pro’s hardware.

How a Designer Uses iPad Pro as the Main Computer

· Andrew Orr · Link

The next iPad-Pro-as-main-computer narrative comes from Hicks Design. Jon shared his reasoning and workflow, as well as shortcomings & workarounds.

It’s started slowly, but the platform has been maturing and I’ve been using it more and more as my main computer. There are limitations and issues, which I’ll come to, but I keep coming back to it as a my main design tool. There’s something very alluring about this light and portable thin slab of glass that can do (almost) everything I need it to.

Preorder Opens for 2018 iPad Pro Brydge Keyboards

· Andrew Orr · Link

Brydge keyboards for the 2018 iPad Pros are now available to preorder. The 11-inch model is US$149.99 and the 12.9-inch keyboard is US$169.99. The new keyboards offer different viewing modes, like a tablet mode where you fold the keyboard back, and a movie mode that places your iPad at an angle. The keyboards have USB-C connectivity which means you can charge the keyboard from the iPad Pro as you use it. There is also a new snap-on magnetic cover that protects the back of your iPad Pro.

My iPad Pro and the Backpack Area Network

· Andrew Orr · Editorial

Andrew recently bought an 11-inch iPad Pro. Here’s why he bought one and where it fits into his computing life.

Apple Heads Into the Holidays With a Particularly Strong Lineup

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple and a Big Pile of Cash

After what looked to be a rather bleak year in terms of new Apple products, the company came out swinging this fall with a strong overall lineup of Macs, iPads and iPhones. John sizes up Apple’s prospects.

iPad Pro and a Proper Keyboard, Your iPad as a 2nd Mac Screen - ACM 489

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by Bob LeVitus to discuss the iPad Pro, whether it can replace a Mac, and the importance of having a quality keyboard. They also talk about two ways Bob has been testing for using your iPad as a second Mac display, which is way cool.

The New iPad Pro Bends

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

YouTuber JerryRigEverything has taken a rather brutal approach to Apple’s new iPad Pro. In a new video, he tested the 11-inch version’s durability and found that it “doesn’t have any of that structural integrity stuff.” He concluded: “A tablet the size of a piece paper folds like a piece of paper.” It is quite painful to watch the beautiful device just give way, but worth knowing where the weak the points are. (Spoiler alert: they’re right in the middle, by the microphone and Apple Pencil charging dock.)

iPad Pro 11-Inch Teardown Shows Device's Power

· Charlotte Henry · Analysis

Apple Pencil second generation attached to the side of iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro 11-inch contains eight speakers, a lot of silicon and a downgraded battery, according to a teardown conducted by the team at iFixit.

New iPad Pro and MacBook Air Now Available in UK

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

LONDON – The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air are available for UK customers. Currys PC World is offering new iPads from £769 (US$1,011).  The retailer is also offering customers £50 ($66) off the price of the new device if they trade in an older tablet.  The new MacBook Air is also available, starting at £1,119 ($1,472). However, the 256 GB SSD model seems to be currently sold out. Currys PC World is also offering financing options on the new devices.

New iPad Pro and MacBook Air Now Available in UK

An Artist Reviews the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The iPad Pro will NEVER be a computer, do you hear me? Now excuse me while I type this CSF on my mechanical keyboard (forged in that girl’s tears) that will collapse my apartment building because of the vibration.

Sarcasm aside, the reason I like this iPad Pro review is because it’s from an artist, not a tech pundit. Ian Barnard covers the iPad Pro and the new Apple pencil. He doesn’t show off the art capabilities a whole lot, but he unboxes the devices and talks about them. Ultimately he likes the new model, and recommends upgrading to it, with the caveat that it might not be your cup of tea (British pun intended) and your wallet will have to decide.