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Is TouchID Coming to the Apple Watch?

Apple Watch Series 6 TouchID
I certainly hope so! According to the YouTube channel iUpdate, it’s in the works for the coming Apple Watch Series 6. Right now this all just the early rumor and Apple patent watch phase, which doesn’t have the best track record. However, the addition of biometrics fits with the evolution of Apple hardware that we put our hands on and would provide an additional measure of security for the company’s most personal of devices.

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iPhone plus Apple Watch Charging Cable

Deals: Apple Lightning + Watch Charging Cable

iPhone plus Apple Watch Charging Cable

If you are a road warrior, then you know how to pack light. The fewer things you can carry in your bag, the better. The more an accessory can multitask, the more it earns its place. For those of us who have both an iPhone and an Apple Watch, here is one such item that can take care of two tasks with one cable and one charging brick.

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The 2020 iPad Pro: The 11″ is a Beautiful Piece of Hardware

2020 11” iPad Pro

I have owned and used the 12.9″ version of the iPad Pro since the Summer of 2016, when I first purchased a used first-gen model. Despite trying out the 10.5″ version that came in the Summer of 2017 and then the 11″ version that arrived the following Fall, I have continued to use the larger device over the next two generations.

While I have reasons why the 12.9″ size works best for me in practical, everyday use, I can’t help but prefer the 11″ version from a perspective of pure hardware build. It’s just a great balance of size, weight and capability.

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Deals: iPM PU Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 with Kickstand

Landscape cases for the iPad have been popular for years. How about one for your iPhone 11? While the interface isn’t always landscape-friendly, the apps are and this certainly makes watching video easier while on the go

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2020 iPad Pro

Meet the New iPad Pro. Pretty Much the Same as the Old iPad Pro

2020 iPad Pro

Normally it doesn’t take too much of an update to an iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch to still get me excited. I still want to get my hands on modest upgrades and see what these new devices bring to the table. Because of this, I was typically excited when new iPad Pros were announced last week. However, as the days wore on, the realization set in that most of the “new features” that came with these Pros were really the trackpad support, which applies to all iPads compatible with iPadOS 13.4, and the Magic Keyboard, which will also be compatible with the 2018 iPad Pros.

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New iPad Pros Are Coming Tomorrow…

I’m an iPad fan and have been user since the original back in 2010. And here we are. This is an iPad-centric site and new iPad Pros are coming tomorrow. Normally I would be really excited. Normally there would be exclamation marks trailing the title of this post and I would be anticipating getting home from work to get my hands on new toys. Normally, we wouldn’t find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic.

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Tips and Tricks: iPadOS 13.4 Trackpad and Mouse Settings

The release version of iPadOS 13.4 is on the way, and if you follow Apple news, then you doubtless already know that support for mice and trackpads is included. Maybe you are even running the developer beta already. I know I’ve enjoyed getting a sneak peak of this feature this week. I am very impressed with Apple’s implementation in my limited testing.

As simple as Apple’s implementation of iPadOS touchpad support is, there are still settings and options that let you customize the experience. Here’s a quick look at what you can adjust.

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Deals: Apple Magic Mouse 2 Bluetooth Rechargeable – Silver

What better way to celebrate the arrival of mouse support in iPadOS 13.4 than by getting an Apple mouse? Weird Lightning changing port aside, this is an excellent mouse with touch gesture support that will be a perfect fit with your iPad running iPadOS 13.4. If you want the benefits of mouse support on your iPad before the new Magic Keyboard arrives, this is a good way to get it.

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Sources Say Another iPad Pro is Still Coming in 2020, But Disagree On Features

Apple has just announced and hasn’t even delivered the latest refresh of their iPad Pros and the news of the new just can’t be stopped. The new 11″ and 12.9″ models are modest upgrades, but they are arriving along with the new mouse and trackpad features included in iPadOS 13.4, and the new Magic Keyboard that is coming in May looks pretty amazing. However, even after these announcements earlier this week, the rumors of another iPad Pro update in the Fall still persist.

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Deals: Bracketron Roadtripper: Magnetic Travel Mount for Smartphones & Tablets

Typically smartphone and tablet stands are built for a single purpose. Some work on a table or other flat surfaces. Some are made for car vents and surfaces. Others are designed to use on planes. It’s quite rare to find one that will handle all of the above.

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Why Apple Hasn’t Admitted a Thing to Microsoft or Tom Warren

Earlier today I read an article by Tom Warren at The Verge entitled Apple finally admits Microsoft was right about tabletsI wasn’t especially surprised considering that Warren has always been completely MS-centric. He’s a good writer and does his job well, but I he’s not the guy I look to for even-handed reporting.

As a full-time Windows user myself and someone who certainly doesn’t dislike the platform, I still heartily disagree with his take in this article.

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