Adobe Fresco will make iPad painting more realistic than ever

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An artist's self-portrait made in Adobe Fresco.
Illustration: Jin Jin Sun

Spontaneous creativity is built into the centuries-old painting style known as fresco.

It is also the fitting name of Adobe’s developing drawing and painting program for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil artists who must quickly begin to create when inspiration strikes.

Adobe Fresco, a fraction of its power previewed by Adobe last year under the name Project Gemini, is on target for release this fall, according to a post on the Adobe blog.

Catalyst case makes your 2018 iPad Pro waterproof

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You can finally swim with iPad Pro. If you really want to.
Photo: Catalyst

Apple made the iPhone water-resistant years ago, but the iPad lineup is yet to get the same treatment. If you have a real urge to take yours swimming despite this, you need the new rugged case from Catalyst.

With an IP68 rating, the Catalyst case protects your iPad Pro in water more than six-feet deep. It also offers military-grade drop protection.

iOS 13 brings multi-cam capture to latest iPhones and iPads

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You’ll be able to record with front- and rear-facing cameras for the first time.
Photo: Apple

iOS 13 and iPadOS will give recent iPhone and iPad users the ability to capture images and videos with their front- and rear-facing cameras simultaneously.

Apple says it is also possible to take advantage of multiple microphones to “shape” the sound that is captured. It encourages developers to leverage the new capabilities to bring picture-in-picture and spacial audio to their apps.

Grand Theft Auto 3 picks up iPhone XS, iPad Pro support

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One of the best GTA games is now even better.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Grand Theft Auto 3 is 18 years old in October, and yet it remains one of the most iconic games in the series. Revisit it today on iOS and enjoy full support for the larger screens on iPhone XS and iPad Pro.

GTA 3 finally got the update treatment this week and now looks better than ever on Apple’s latest devices.

iPadOS brings those killer iPad features we’ve been craving

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iPadOS is the new name of the tablet version of iOS.
iPadOS is the new name of the tablet version of iOS.
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WWDC 2019 bugApple just unveiled some of the most significant changes to the iPad line ever as it continues making these tablets ever better computers for professionals. The company even went so far as to free them from iOS — from now on, they run iPadOS.

Other dramatic changes include allowing applications to open multiple windows, a home screen redesign, improvements to the Files app, and more.

iPadOS is replacing iOS on iPad [Updated]

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This suggests big things for iPad.
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WWDC 2019 bugApple won’t be bringing iOS 13 to the iPad — at least not with that name. Instead, its tablet will soon be powered by “iPadOS,” its very own version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

We’re about to get our first very look at it at WWDC.

Update: Apple just unveiled iPadOS, and it offers the features Apple’s tablet fans have been hoping for.

Stylish folio sleeve protects both iPad Pro and Apple’s Smart Keyboard [Review]

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Apple’s clip-on keyboard isn’t very protective. Dodocase makes a folio sleeve that fits around it for extra shielding.
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The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio turns an iPad Pro into an ultralight laptop, but it’s so slim it doesn’t do much to shield the tablet inside. We tested a sleeve from Dodocase that goes around Apple’s keyboard to protect both it and the iPad. It also improves the look of the keyboard case.

Be sure to read our hands-on review of the handy Keyboard Folio Sleeve.

Samsung screens could be packed into OLED MacBook Pro, iPad Pro

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What a future MacBook Pro might look like.
Photo: Viktor Kadar

Samsung will be at least one of the suppliers for future MacBook Pro and iPad Pro upgrades with OLED displays, according to a new report.

The South Korean company, which already supplies OLED screens for the iPhone, has reportedly provided Apple with sample panels ahead of big product refreshes — but there’s no word on when we’ll see them.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars updated for latest iOS devices

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Get your hands on the latest version today.
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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars now plays nicely with modern iOS devices.

Rockstar’s mobile hit is the fourth in the GTA franchise to add support for iPhone and iPad variants with edge-to-edge displays and the latest A12 processors. The latest version is free for those who have already purchased Chinatown Wars.