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iPad Smart Covers are grabbing attention at the flagship Regent Street Apple Store in London – as they’re automatically opening and closing in a prominent window display. I guess that’s as good a way as any to put an iPad accessory to work selling the tablet itself – and apparently it’s working well and drawing questions from curious passers by.
This also reminds me that I haven’t used a smart cover yet with my iPad Air 2; I might need to remedy that.
So it looks as if we’ve got a bit of a job opening here at iPad Insight. Well, a volunteer job anyway – ideally suited for somebody who loves iPad games and loves telling other people about the games they love.
As in, we’d love to find one or two volunteer game reviewers to cover iPad games here. Although this is an unpaid gig, it does have a few notable perks: promo codes for games you review and a chance to build up your reviewing profile on a well-known and respected site for starters.
Here’s the sort of traits we’re looking for in the person or persons who will help us broaden our coverage of iPad games:
— The Obvious: passionate about gaming, and mobile gaming, iPad gaming in particular.
— Gift of the Gab: strong writing skills and perhaps a flair for video reviews too. Some online writing experience is also something we’d like to see.
— Fundamentals: you have to be solid on grammar – no YouTube comments level writing styles accepted.
— Happy to work with our small team here.
That’s about it. If it sounds like you’re a great fit, send us an Intro email to contact AT ipadinsight.com.
Who doesn’t at least once in their life like the idea of just sailing off into the sunset? I know I have at times and this iPad painting definitely brings back those feelings.
It’s titled ‘A New Beginning’ – here’s a little more about it, via the artist himself, Google+ member Ron Grafe:
“A New Beginning” – Sailing into the sunset? Or the beginning of a new day? Doesn’t matter as long as you live each day to it’s fullest potential. Created with the Procreate App
I love the colors of the sky and the lines of the sailboat in this one. I’d like to be on that boat on that evening.
You can see more of Ron Grafe’s digital and photography at his site: http://ronaldgrafe.com/
If you’re keen to see more great paintings created on the iPad, then check out our own iPad Art section.
My colleague Thomas wrote a good post a couple months back, on the sad state of 3rd party keyboards in iOS8.
So I suppose it’s a little sad to report that iOS8 and its handling of keyboards – 3rd party or otherwise – is still buggy as heck, even months after release.
Check out the screenshot above for one basic ‘fail’ issue that I see fairly often on my iPad Air2. It’s the Spotlight Search bar, and I’ve already tapped the search bar to place the cursor there. That should instantly invoke the on-screen keyboard – but it doesn’t. And when this happens, I’ll tend to find that I get the same result in a notes app, or the App Store, or elsewhere.
It sometimes takes just a sleep and wake of the iPad to get past it, other times it needs a restart. But the fact is, I don’t recall ever seeing this prior to iOS 8.
I was looking forward to support for 3rd party keyboards and swipe typing in iOS8 as much as anyone possibly could (as I love using these on Android devices) – but so far the experience on iOS 8 has been nothing been disappointing.
Here’s hoping it will improve very soon.