Can iPad Pro Replace Your PC?

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We often get a customer in who wants a low-cost device to do basic things like check email, use Facebook, surf the web, and maybe even play a few games. iPads are perfect for all these things, but they have the capacity to do so much more.

For business- or art-oriented customers, iPad Pro is perfect for their needs. Even something as complex as shooting and editing 4K video or using the Adobe Creative Cloud can be done on iPad Pro. And its lightweight frame makes it the most portable computer you would ever have to carry around with you.

To get a sense of how you can use iPad Pro for all your computing needs, here’s a list of just some of the things you can do…

With iPad Pro, you can:

  • Use Apple Pencil to draw and sketch in Adobe apps, edit photos in Pixelmator, handwrite notes in Penultimate, markup PDFs in an email, and so much more.
  • Take advantage of the full Microsoft Office suite for iOS or Apple’s Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and use iCloud or OneDrive to store your documents and collaborate in real time with others.
  • Use the Smart Keyboard or your favorite 3rd party keyboard with Smart Connector to make typing documents and creating spreadsheets much faster, no Bluetooth pairing necessary.
  • Multitask with iOS 10’s Split View and Slide Over to work in two apps at once, and quickly change to a third app with a simple swipe.
  • Download apps to render 3D images, design a home, study human anatomy, teach yourself how to code, find constellations in the night sky, and get a 360-degree view of our planet’s weather patterns.
  • Read ebooks, magazines, newspapers and comic books, follow along with a recipe, and create documents all with a True-Tone display on the 9.7″ iPad Pro for a comfortable reading experience.
  • With four speakers on the top and bottom of the iPad Pro, immerse yourself in high-quality audio with your favorite music, podcasts, audiobooks, videos, or movies.
  • Experience the best console-quality games with impressive 3D graphics and high frame rates, powered by the Apple A9X chip.
  • Summon Siri from across the room with a simple “Hey, Siri” voice command, powered by the M9 motion coprocessor.
  • Shoot 4K video at 30fps, or 1080p video at 60fps, edit in iMovie, and AirPlay it to an Apple TV.
  • Create custom slideshows of your pictures in the Photos app and share it with friends using iCloud Photo Sharing.
  • Export your Pages novel to an ePub document and add it to iBooks, or even publish it on amazon.com and the iBooks Store.
  • Get a birds-eye view of metropolitan areas in Maps, and swipe up with two fingers to change your view to 3D and travel through streets and landmarks.

For a demonstration of all these things listed, or to try out the iPad Pro for yourself, stop in and let us blow your mind!

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Features of iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

Today, we’ll show you some of the cool things you can do with iPad Pro.

 

Turn your iPad Pro into a mini MacBook with Smart Keyboard

Smart Keyboard connects magnetically onto the edge of your iPad Pro. There is no need for Bluetooth pairing, and the keyboard draws power from the iPad itself. But there’s no need to worry about extra battery drain; Smart Keyboard is as efficient as it is ergonomic.

To connect:

To fold in typing mode:

To fold in drawing mode:

You’ll want the keys facing under, instead of up against the back of the iPad.

To fold in cover mode:

Smart Keyboard knows when you’re using it (when it’s connected magnetically to the groove just above the keyboard), and when you’re not, so the instant you lift the iPad from the magnetic groove, any accidental keyboard presses will not register to your iPad. Smart, Keyboard!

 

Pair and charge your Apple Pencil

 

Use Apple Pencil to annotate Microsoft Word documents

Apple Pencil integration is built into the Office apps, which you can download for free, and they work well with an Office 365 subscription. Simply open a document and tap on the Draw tab:

Once you select a tool, the Word app will allow you to draw anywhere on the document with Apple Pencil. And don’t worry about resting your hand on the touch screen while you draw. The iPad Pro knows when you’re resting your palm on the display, and when you are and aren’t using the Pencil. So you can scroll with your finger while still in Draw mode, and it won’t think you’re using the Pencil. No accidental lines!

The Draw tab is the same across all Office apps, including Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

 

Use Apple Pencil for digital illustration

Adobe Sketch is a free app from the developer of the Adobe Creative Suite. You can use the basic tools for free, or pay for a Creative Cloud license to utilize the app to its full potential.

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There are plenty more Adobe apps on the App Store, as well as other drawing apps from various developers. You can even draw and sketch in the Apple Notes app.

 

These are just a few of the advantages of using Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to get the most out of your iPad Pro. Stop in to test the demos for yourself!

New Products At Computer World!

We’re excited about all the great new accessories we have at Computer World right now! Here are some of the highlights of our favorite things

BookArc Stand – Instantly turn your laptop into a desktop with the BookArc stand! besides taking up a fraction of the space, it also keeps your computer cool when watching movies, etc. It can also be used to store your keyboard when you’re using your laptop.

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Griffin AirStrap: This gizmo makes it easy to use your iPad with one hand! It features a molded frame with thick, comfortable, contoured grips surrounds your iPad, protecting the edges without getting in the way of your controls or ports. The AirStrap hugs your hand, making your iPad easier to hold whether you’re reading in a coffee shop or checking out the headlines as you ride the 6:45 in to work

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Acme Skinny Sleeve – Acme Made’s Skinny Sleeve for the MacBook Air uses a unique stretch-stitch seam to allow for ultra-thin fully padded protection. Even better, there’s also a sewn-in guard on both sides. The stylish elastic band ensures that your MacBook Air stays securely inside the sleeve to stay safe

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These are just a few of the great accessories you’ll find at Computer World. Stop in and check them out soon!