iPadOS makes Apples tablet almost the computer I need

first_img Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad 31 46 Photos More split-screen apps and easy-glance widgets, but with limitsMultitasking on an iPad looks to be better, thanks to apps now having multiple windows open at once. In theory, Google Docs could allow two windows, if Google Docs chooses to update its iPadOS app. But the number of windows, or split-pane apps, is still limited by the iPadOS design. It’s still two panes or apps at once, plus a hovering extra pane on top of that (Side View).Widgets can be pushed onto the home screen now, something I’ve wanted for a while. The grid of apps get moved aside a bit to allow for them. Why not allow a full home screen to be customized, though? I’d prefer the grid of apps to be pushed out of sight completely. Do what the Apple Watch does: Have them appear with a gesture or a button. Or search for apps instead, which is what I do most of the time. WWDC 2019 Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now Tags Share your voice 1:26 iPadOS adds some key features, including multiple windows in the same app. Scott Stein/CNET I’d love to take an iPad around as my main work machine. I’ve come close. But I haven’t crossed over. The 11-inch iPad Pro is a fantastic piece of hardware. The limits? The software.Apple’s newly renamed iPadOS is a commitment to the iPad platform as a distinct thing from iOS on the iPhone. But it’s already been that way: Many key iPad features aren’t on the iPhone. With iPadOS, the distance between the two is growing. The iPad’s getting some serious tools that will let it handle some of my biggest work needs.”iPad is a growing platform again, which is pretty awesome,” Apple’s Greg Joswiak, said of the iPad platform right now. Craig Federighi told CNET, “It’s become a truly distinct experience.”And yet, it’s not entirely made the moves I expected.ipados-browserBrowsing in Safari in iPadOS promises to finally allow Google Docs to work properly. Scott Stein/CNET Desktop-class browser: Is it a Chromebook now?A full page of Google Docs, menus and markups and everything intact is what I’d expect. Working in my company’s CMS to file a story is important. I haven’t been able to do this well on an iPad before, but Safari promises, at last, that web pages will look like real web pages.This isn’t magic: Chromebooks and Chrome tablets do it. Windows tablets do it. It’s time for Apple to do it, too. This was one of the biggest things holding back the iPad for me. I can’t wait to seriously give it a try.But, to be clear, this still means I’d need to touch icons. Apple’s solution for places where a mouse or trackpad “hovers” is to tap on an icon on the iPad, which will bring up a menu. Then you’ll tap on it again. What if a menu is long, and needs to be scrolled through? Will it be easy? That remains to be seen. The iPadOS public beta in July will be the first great test run, and I can’t wait to see how well it works.Multi-touch gestures for editing: Will they make me forget a mouse?There are some new pinching finger gestures in iPadOS that are made to help text editing feel better. In a document, you’d pinch some text to copy, and unpinch somewhere else to paste. Seeing these in action, they almost seemed like gestures I’d do with a HoloLens AR headset. On a tablet, will they feel intuitive, or weird?Apple doesn’t support a trackpad or a mouse in iPadOS yet, even though mouse support can be set up for basic clicking under Accessibility features. But Apple insists on fingers (and a Pencil) as the key editing tools for now. iPadOS is making a bet that I won’t miss a mouse or trackpad. I bet I will.And there’s another problem with the odd gestures in iPadOS: as CNET’s Stephen Shankland said to me in a conversation, they feel like “incantatory gestures.” You have to know the special moves to pull them off. Comments WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote •center_img Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Everything Apple announced from its WWDC 2019 keynote reading • iPadOS makes Apple’s tablet (almost) the computer I need See All Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 Mouse and trackpad support: Clearly the next stepWhat I really want? I’ve stated it months ago: An iPad that will let me easily edit and control things with a trackpad. A full laptop-like experience, like what I can do on a Google Chromebook or a Microsoft Surface. The iPad is not far from this idea. But there’s no official way to use a trackpad in 2019.Unless, that is, I choose to enable the iPadOS accessibility mouse support, which is clearly not going to satisfy my needs. That feature is intended to help people who can’t use the touch feature easily. The mouse cursor is a big fat circle, not a small pointer. It only works as a single-click tool. And yet it shows that iPadOS can support a mouse, if Apple only worked that support into all apps and features at an OS-wide level. I don’t want just a basic mouse, though: I want a trackpad with multi-touch gestures. I want what a MacBook has. So, Scott, you want a MacBook, not an iPad, you say. No, I want both. Apple needs to solve for both problems in one device. And that’s not an unreasonable request. In fact, it seems like an inevitability. With Apple’s ARM-based processors becoming more powerful, USB-C in iPads, Macs getting iPad apps, and iPads acting as plug-in touchscreens for Macs using Sidecar, the overlaps are already everywhere.  Tablets Computers Hello mouse support on iOS 13! It’s an AssistiveTouch feature, and works with USB mice. @viticci nailed this pic.twitter.com/nj6xGAKSg0— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) June 3, 2019 iPadOS Apple Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Amarnath Yatra First batch of devotees leave Jammu to begin pilgrimage

first_imgThe pilgrimage, which spans for 45 days, will officially commence from Monday and conclude on August 15.TwitterThe first batch of devotees left for the Kashmir Valley from Jammu on Sunday, June 30, to begin the Amarnath Yatra this year. The pilgrimage, which spans for 45 days, will officially commence from Monday and conclude on August 15.”The first batch of pilgrims include 1,051 bound for the north Kashmir Baltal base camp and 1,183 to the Pahalgam base camp. The pilgrims comprised 1,839 males, 333 females, 45 sadhus and 17 children,” IANS quoted police sources as saying.”The pilgrims left in security escorted convoys. No opposite movement of traffic will be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway till 3 pm today (Sunday) in order to ensure that the pilgrims cross the Jawahar Tunnel without any delay,” the police added.Notable security arrangements have been made to ensure a smooth and violence-free Amarnath Yatra this year. The arrangements were reviewed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Kashmir last week.Situated at 3,888 metres above sea-level, the Amarnath shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises the mythical powers of Lord Shiva, according to the devotees.last_img read more

Businessman killed in Sylhet

first_imgMap of SylhetPolice recovered the slaughtered body of a cloth trader in Konkolosh area in Beanibazar upazila on Friday morning, reports UNB.The deceased is Shaiban Ahmed, 55, owner of Aboroni Fashion at Jaman Plaza of the municipality area.Shahjalal Munshi, officer-in-charge of Beanibazar police station, said locals spotted the body of an unidentified man and informed police.Police recovered the body around 8am.Later, family members identified the body of Shaiban.last_img

Befriending music

first_imgGet set for an evening full of different genres of music. Teamwork is back with Friends Of Music (FOM), a series of musical get together. It is an initiative to revive the culture of enjoying a classic cocktail of good food and great music under moonlit evening with friends and family. Spend an evening with some old school blues, funky rhythm and blues, and soulful jazz music. Backed by rusty stringed guitars and harps, soothing saxophones and melodies that you will never forget.  The young and talented Dhruv Vishwanath, Soul’d Out, and Big Bang  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Blues wil entertain the audience with their performances. Visvanath is a multi-talented musician who began his musical journey at the age of eight. His percussive acoustic style is unique to the Indian subcontinent. He has pioneered a new style of playing guitar and has brought the genre to the forefront.  He continues to write and compose music that communicates with the emotions of people. Lovingly known as Guitar Spanker,  he uses the body of the guitar like a drum and sings simultaneously. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBig Bang Blues, influenced by genres of blues, rhythm and jazz, funk and rock, BBB brings a wide repertoire of music to the stage. The band drives its inspiration from the influences brought in together by its members who come from different backgrounds.Soul’d Out, whose music ranges over different genres aren’t really concerned about how its music is defined or categorised. All that matters to them is they have fun playing, which eventually entertains the audience.When: 25 April Where: Lodi- The Garden Restaurant Timing: 7.30 pm Ticket Price: Rs 350last_img read more