Tips

June 05, 2019
The Apple Pencil is seen by many iPad users as a stylus (much to Jony Ive's annoyance), but its main use is as a tool for markups and creative projects in apps like Procreate or something more simple like Notes. Here are some quick tips for drawing with the Apple Pencil including adjusting opacity and line thickness, shading with the side of the Pencil's nib, erasing, and using the Apple Pencil 2's double tap feature to switch between tools. While there is some overlap with the basics functions of both a regular pencil and an Apple Pencil, you'll find the Apple Pencil has potential to unlock a digital flood of creative possibilties and may help with an artist block or two.
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February 01, 2017
Multitasking on iPad added Split View in Safari when iOS 10 was introduced for iPad. Previously, you could only open up two different apps simultaneously on iPad using Split View. But it only makes sense to use Split View in Safari since we often have multiple tabs open anyway—might as well be able to view two at the same time. There are multiple ways to open Split View in Safari on iPad; here’s how.
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November 01, 2016
Apple introduced multitasking for the iPad with iOS 9. This includes Split Screen, Slide Over, and Picture-in-Picture. Most iPads are capable of using Slide Over and Picture-in-Picture, so long as they are running iOS 9 or later. However the Split Screen multitasking function is reserved for iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro users. It’s arguably the most useful of the three functions too, as it allows you to work in two apps simultaneously. That means you could read the news on one side of the app and take notes on the other. Here’s how to use Split Screen view on the iPad.
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October 19, 2015
Picture in picture is one of the new iPad multitasking features introduced with iOS 9. Picture in Picture works with iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, and iPad mini 2 or later. You can use Picture in Picture with FaceTime or while browsing in Safari. If you come across a video you want to watch, with Picture in Picture, you can minimize the video window and continue to browse or use other apps while you continue watching your video. 
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