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Clips update adds mouse, trackpad, and Bluetooth keyboard support for iPad users


Update adds biggest changes for iPad. But iPhone users benefit, too!
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Apple has updated its Clips video creation app, adding mouse, trackpad and Bluetooth keyboard support for iPad users running iPadOS 13.4 or later.

While iPadOS 13 introduced basic mouse support, iPadOS 13.4 added much improved cursor control. And Apple’s Clips app, which lets users combine video clips, photos and music into sharable videos, has reaped the benefits!

Clips adds new Selfie Scenes, stickers and more


Apple just added some big updates to Clips
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Apple’s quick video editing app, Clips, just got a big update today that adds new features that take advantage of the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and iPad Pros.

The new update brings new Selfie Scenes, stickers, soundtracks more, making it even easier for iPhone and iPad users to create fun videos on-the-go.

Clips goes soccer mad with new World Cup update


We'd call it "football" but we don't want to start a war in the comments section.
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Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on June 14, Apple has updated its Clips video app with a soccer-themed refresh.

The free apps allows users to combine video clips, photos and music into short videos that they can share with friends and family. To add some flair to these videos, it’s possible to utilize filters, emoji, stickers, captions and more. The new Clips update includes new soccer graphics.

Apple lays out its powerful vision for the classroom of the future


2018 iPad and Apple Pencil
Apple's new entry-level iPad is just the tip of the educational iceberg.
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CHICAGO — Apple’s vision for the future of the classroom is clear: Students armed with iPads and quality apps, and instructors leveraging creative teaching methods. Laying the groundwork for a combination of interactive group projects, immersive audio and video experiences, and some gamification, Apple thinks students will find greater success in schools through the use technology.

With yesterday’s big educational event behind us, we know a lot more about Apple’s vision for the classroom of the future.

Apple’s Clips app gets an update celebrating Chinese New Year


New Year
Chinese New Year takes place on February 16.
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Apple has given its Clip app for iOS a minor upgrade, celebrating Chinese New Year, which takes place next month.

The app’s update includes a commemorative Chinese New Year label and poster, along with minor updates for improved stability when recording Selfie Scenes on iPhone X, and a fix for an issue that caused the “Top Secret poster” to animate incorrectly during playback.

Flipflop Solitaire, Notcho, and other awesome apps of the week


Awesome Apps
'Appy weekend everyone!
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Awesome Apps

A surprisingly absolutely brilliant mobile version of the classic card game Solitaire is just of one of the choices we’ve made for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.”

In addition, we’ve got an app which works to eliminate the sensor-filled notch from the iPhone X, a destruction-filled endless runner starring a freaking giant dragon, and an augmented reality update to a popular Apple video app. Check out our picks below.

Clips gets iPhone X-powered update with 360-degree selfies


Clips 2.0 is available now.
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Apple is coming out with a big update to its video-making app Clips today that will be sure to delight users if you’re lucky enough to have an iPhone X.

Clips 2.0 is launching with an all-new feature called “Selfie Scenes” that takes advantage of the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera to create augmented-reality scenes and stages behind the user.

Google’s new Clips camera is an AI-powered lifelogger


Google Clips
Google's now in the camera business.
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Are you the type of person who wants to log every single moment of life, but hate taking your camera out every few minutes just to take photos and videos? Well, Google has got the perfect new product for you.

It’s called Clips. The tiny little device is a camera. Only instead of packing a display and forcing you to click the shutter button, Clips does all the work of capturing moments for you thanks to the power of AI.