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Universal Control brings M2 MacBook Air and M1 iPad Air together [Setups]

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No external display? No problem!
No external display? No problem!
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Who says you need an external display in your computer setup? Some people get by just fine without some big, expensive monitor and whatever hub and cables it might require. Instead, they rely on their devices’ built-in screens.

And doing that, the owner of today’s featured setup takes advantage of Universal Control. That helps him work seamlessly across an M2 MacBook Air and an M1 iPad Air mounted on stands.

Last chance: Score 20% off SwitchEasy iPad accessories

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This magnetic stand helps turn your iPad into a desktop computer.
This magnetic stand helps turn your iPad into something more like a desktop computer.

People swear by their iPads. And when they get one, they have many choices of cool accessories that help expand what it can do and how they use it.

SwitchEasy is a major accessory-maker for iPads, and for a limited time, you can get 20% off the company’s goods in the Cult of Mac Store.

But if you want to score a deal, you need to do it today. Our sale on SwitchEasy iPad gear ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on August 10, 2022.

MacBook Pro and Studio Display replace iMac in picture-perfect setting [Setups]

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An M1 MacBook Pro and Studio Display enjoy the sunset by the coast north of Boston.
An M1 MacBook Pro and Studio Display enjoy the sunset by the coast north of Boston.
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Some older iMacs are being shown the door, giving way to newer Macs paired with Studio Displays. That’s the case with today’s featured computer setup. In it, an iMac gave way recently to a plenty-powerful M1 MacBook Pro paired with a brilliant Studio Display.

And the attractively spare setup, well placed in a beautiful coastal setting, is nearly all Apple — down to the input devices and audio gear.

M1 iPad Air is even more of a no-brainer with $40 discount

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iPad Air 5
Now is the perfect time to get an iPad Air.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s light but powerful M1 iPad Air is available with a sweet $40 discount on Amazon. This brings the price of the entry-level iPad Air down to just $559.

The 256GB model gets an even bigger $70 discount, so you can grab one for as low as $679.

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How to choose the right iPad for you

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How to choose the right iPad for you
iPad options range from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the 8.3-inch iPad mini.
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Shopping for an iPad can be overwhelming. Apple sells five iPad models in a wide range of sizes and capabilities. Each tablet has its strengths and weaknesses. You don’t want to get one that doesn’t have all the features you want, but you also don’t want to pay too much for features you won’t use.

Here’s some straightforward advice on picking the right iPad for you.

Brilliant magnetic iPad stand is both flexible and portable [Review] ★★★★★

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Lululook Foldable Magnetic iPad Stand review★★★★★
Your iPad can also be your desktop with the Lululook Foldable Magnetic iPad Stand.
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The Lululook Foldable Magnetic iPad Stand is ready to help turn your tablet into a small desktop computer. Your iPad attaches to it magnetically, and you can easily adjust the height and viewing angle. Or switch between portrait and landscape.

Just as importantly, when you don’t need it, the desktop stand folds up so you can carry it with you or easily put it out of the way.

This is absolutely one of the best iPad Pro or iPad Air stands I’ve ever used. Here’s why I love it.

Best Buy’s Memorial Day Sale offers massive discounts on iPad Air, Apple Watch and MacBook Air

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Apple Watch and MacBook
Don't miss these amazing Memorial Day deals on Apple products from Best Buy.
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Best Buy’s Memorial Day sale is live, and you can save hundreds of dollars on the Apple Watch Series 7, iPad Air 4 and M1 MacBook Air.

The retailer is selling the iPad Air 4 with a whopping $150 discount, MacBook Air with a $100 discount, and up to $70 off on select Apple Watch models.

iPad Air 5 gets its biggest discount yet

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iPad Air 5
Now is the right time to buy an iPad Air 5
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An Amazon seller has discounted the 2022 10.9-inch iPad Air with Wi-Fi connectivity to its lowest-ever price of $554.87, a sweet $44.13 discount from its retail price of $599.

The discount is only available on the pink shade of the iPad, with other colors discounted by anywhere between $30 and $40.

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Recovering PC gamer converts to Mac and loves it [Setups]

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This M1 Pro MacBook rig runs with an ultra-wide display and a 50-inch TV.
This M1 Pro MacBook rig runs with an ultra-wide display and a 50-inch TV.
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“Conversion” stories are fairly common in computing, with people deciding to switch from one “ecosystem” or another. Given Apple’s recent rash of hugely popular products, a fair number of folks are switching from PC-and-Windows-based setups to Apple-centric ones.

An avid PC gamer — strike that, a former avid PC gamer — owns today’s featured setup. In it, a new M1 Pro MacBook drives a couple of big displays. And an Elgato Stream Deck and killer audio components also enter the mix.

Chip shortage drags iPad shipments down 5%

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New budget iPad 9 gets better video chat, doubles storage
Apple still can't keep up with demand for iPad 9.
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Apple shipped 4.6% fewer tablets in the first three months of 2022 than it did during the same period of 2021, according to a market research firm. The iPad-maker blames the shortfall on the global chip shortage preventing it from making enough devices to meet demand.

This is the second quarter in a row that iPad shipments have been hurt by component shortages.