Category: Tech

The case for iPadOS. Alongside a Wishlist.

This year, my hopes for iOS 12 will be earlier, mainly because the rumours usually come around this month, and rumours of a ‘Modern iPad’ hinted at from iOS 11.3 has now begun.

Even last week, news broke of Craig Federighi deciding on holding some features back for another year while they fix issues and refine other attributes.

Yet right now, we’re using the latest release of iOS 11, and embracing it. Now that both Christmas and New Year are over, there’s an amount of people who are learning the basics of iOS 11 from their new device given to them over these holidays.

But as I use the iPad and use some of the apps I’ve bought thanks to a post on MacStories, it’s made me think more of how that line between an iPad and a computer can blur.

There’s so many OS types with Apple that one more wouldn’t hurt.
There’ll probably eventually be tableOS, shelfOS, breadOS, everything that will manage what you’re using. It sounds crazy now, but also seems inevitable.

An iPadOS wouldn’t be a bad idea to fully embrace the device as a laptop replacement.

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AGDQ 2018 Charity Stream Launches.

Five years on since I started watching it, and it begins once again this evening.

The latest event began tonight with Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy released last year on PlayStation 4, and ends next Sunday with Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Once again the event is raising money for the ‘Prevent Cancer Foundation’, with the aim to exceed last year’s record of $2.2 million dollars.

The schedule can be viewed here, while the stream itself and ways to donate can be seen here.

Gin Service by App.

Technically, mobile ordering from your phone has been around for as long as the App Store has existed. But not when it’s been for delivering Gin to your table.

Sometimes an app comes along and you think that it’s been there all this time.

Going to a Wetherspoons pub in the week, I felt the same about an app they had released for the iPhone last March, followed by Android.

With Apple Pay launching and now common across the UK, only now the next step was their mobile ordering app.

It’s still not completely known how you use the app, regardless of how the company is pushing it with A1-sized logos of the app in their chains. So I thought I’d help.

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How I use iPad.

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t use the iPad.

I spoke about it in detail on an episode of Bring Your Own Device, the initial impressions of when I bought the new model back in June, and The Outpost Show, which is coming back soon.

My MacBook has been reduced to a media centre, a games machine and a backup device. I can’t justify upgrading to a newer model when its only these three things I use a Mac for now.

All of these apps can be used on an iPhone as well, but I find them better suited to the iPad, alongside some methods I use to better differentiate how I use it from the iPhone.

All the posts I write come from the iPad. They’re written, edited, and moved from Ulysses to WordPress to make sure the layout has no bugs in the post.

Below, you’ll not only know of the apps I use, but how I use it on my new workspace, which makes the iPad look like an iMac Mini.

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