A decade ago, iPad blindsided Windows team

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 10 years ago today. It wasn‘t good news for Microsoft.
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Steven Sinofsky has an unusual perspective on the iPad. On the the 10th anniversary of Apple unveiling this tablet computer, the former president of the Windows Division at Microsoft looks back at his reaction to this breakthrough computer.

Adobe Illustrator heads for iPad in 2020

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Apple’s tablets would take another step toward parity with MacBook if Illustrator for iPad is real.
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An iPad version of the Adobe Illustrator professional drawing tool is in development, according to an unconfirmed report.

This apparently indicates Adobe is in the midst of converting several of its desktop tools to iPadOS, as Photoshop for iPad is also scheduled to debut sometime next year.

10.2-inch iPad hits Apple Store shelves

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The quickest way to get the new 10.2-inch iPad is to go to an Apple retail store today.
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The latest iPad just made its appearance in Apple retail locations. Those eager to get their hands on the first 10.2-inch budget tablet with iPadOS can hurry to the nearest store to pick one up now.

This is currently a quicker option than ordering the seventh-generation iPad for home shipment.

Apple begins shipping first 10.2-inch iPad to customers

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Here’s the 10.2-inch iPad for 2019.
Anyone who pre-ordered the new iPad will receive it soon.
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Apple today started shipping its latest budget iPad to those who pre-ordered this tablet after it was unveiled earlier this month. It will hit Apple Store shelves later this week; Apple isn’t saying exactly when, however.

This is the first 10.2-inch iPad, and it replaces the last 9.7-inch model in Apple’s lineup.

See the best iPadOS features in only 60 seconds

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iPadOS makes it easer to switch between running applications.
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iPadOS just launched, and Apple wants tablet owners to know why they should upgrade. Its short video hits the highlights, like accessing full contents of USB drives, the advantages of editing video on a larger screen, and much more.

Watch it now:

iPadOS arrives with the killer iPad features we’ve been craving

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Beta testing is over. iPadOS 13.1 can be installed on any recent Apple tablet.
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iPadOS 13.1 is now available, ready to be installed on a wide variety of iPad models. It brings features Apple tablet users have long been asking for: allowing applications to open multiple windows, support for mice, full access to USB drives, and much more.

This new version was announced in June and has been in beta testing all summer so there are no surprises. But the time for testing is over. Almost everyone with an iOS tablet made in the past five years can install iPadOS.

Astronaut uses iPad to DJ an out-of-the-world party

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DJ Astro Luca provided the tunes for a party while on the International Space Station.
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A DJ providing music from an iPad is no big deal… unless he’s 250 miles above the Earth traveling at 17,000 miles an hour. That’s what astronaut Luca Parmitano did, casting music from the International Space Station.

Watch his set now:

Apple explores dual-screen MacBook with tactile keyboard

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Apple wants to give MacBooks a second display with a tactile keyboard, ditching the built-in one.
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Apple is considering a MacBook with two displays, with the second screen acting as a keyboard. By necessity, iPads already employ on-screen keyboards but these lack tactile feedback. Apple is looking for ways to make these virtual keys move when they’re typed on.

The company has been pursuing this project for years, as demonstrated by a patent it just received.