Apple released iOS 14 public beta 4 today for beta testers after it released a new developer beta on Tuesday.
Andrew has a special iPad move called the Five Finger Death Pinch. It’s an advanced gesture and should only be used by trained professionals.
The iOS 14 beta has been released for developers, but the public beta isn’t out yet. Here’s where to install them on your devices.
Apple lets you use a private MAC address in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7. Here’s what that means and where to find the setting.
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s future operating systems and the amount of wrong in a theory.
One feature of iOS and iPadOS 13 was built-in support for fonts (Settings > General > Fonts). But as Michael Potuck notes, I’ve seen very few font apps in the App Store. But now there’s a new one called Fontcase, and it’s open source, too.
Installing custom fonts is super easy with Fontcase, once you have what you want in iCloud Drive or Dropbox, you just import the fonts in Fontcase, download and install a configuration profile, and they’ll be available across iOS/iPadOS.
The Today View on iPhone and iPad is an area of your home screen that acts as a dashboard for apps to give you useful information.
Andrew shows you how to change iPad mouse settings, which includes button customization and disabling the way it morphs with the user interface.
Andrew shows you how to turn on the emoji keyboard and start using it in apps. Apple adds new emojis just about every year.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss setting up reminders by location instead of time, and a “Main Menu” idea for iPadOS.
Apple just released 13.4.1 today for iOS and iPadOS and it fixes a number of bugs that people experienced in iOS 13.4.
Alexander Käßner uploaded a concept video called iPad Main Menu. On Reddit he says it’s the result of a bachelor thesis. It introduces app menus that are accessible with an always-present icon on the dock, and/or a three-finger tap. It’s similar to the right-click menu we see on macOS. I love it because it gives you quick access to all app settings, which end up in different locations depending on the whim of the developer (hamburger menus notwithstanding). Main Menu is consistent.
The main menu is split into two columns. We find the most common actions on the left, such as cut/copy/paste, and app-specific features are on the right. Main Menu also works with a keyboard, so you “never lift a finger again.”
Update: Mr. Käßner also has a website for the concept here.
Apple just released the latest update for its operating systems: 13.4. It includes a redesigned system to support mice and trackpads, changes in Files, and more.
Bryan Chaffin guest-hosts with Charlotte Henry to discuss how to use Sidecar to make your iPad a second display for your Mac. They also dig into all the ways you can customize Control Center on iPad (and iPhone, for that matter).
Announced with the new iPad Pro, Apple is releasing iOS / iPadOS 13.4 on March 24. Among other features, it brings trackpad support to iPads.
Complaints about iPad multitasking have been making the rounds lately, and I largely agree with them. It’s not obvious how to put two apps into Split View mode for example. When I got my iPad Pro I had to look up how to do it. Ryan Christoffel of MacStories came up with a solution, reminiscent of macOS Catalina. As in, long press an app icon and see a menu with options for “Pair Left of App”, “Pair Right of App” etc. I have to say, I do hate this feature in Catalina, where you click on a Safari full screen button to drag it into Split View, but now there’s this same menu. It adds an unnecessary wait to a feature that was previously instant. However, I think it makes sense on the iPad because a long press already required a wait.
With a long-press on any app icon, on both iPhone and iPad, a context menu appears. This same gesture works whether the app icon is in your dock, on your Home screen, or in Search. Context menus currently display options like Edit Home Screen, Show All Windows, and any app-specific quick actions. Let’s add a couple new options that relate to multitasking.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a decade of iPad, how it surprised the Windows team, and how it has evolved.
There are some major weaknesses in the human interface to iPadOS. In a very readable essay, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber explains in awesome detail.
Safari on iOS and iPadOS has a lot of hidden shortcuts. One useful shortcut is the ability to merge all windows.