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iOS 11 turns an iPad into a Laptop? DIY in 5 Ep 68

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You can basically turn your iPad into a notebook/laptop computer now. It wasn’t really possible until iOS11, but Apple has added a number of features for the iPad that can make it feel much less like a tablet. If you have not upgraded to iOS 11, it is definitely worth it. iOS 11 gave us the split-screen feature. If you’re writing a document and need to drop in a picture, just open up both programs and drag and drop the picture just like you do with your other notebooks. Most of us work with a number of programs like email, Word, picture editors, and whatever. Now you can add all your favorite apps to that little bar on the bottom. When you open up a program you’ll notice it disappears. When you need it just swipe up. The files feature is what digitally transforms your tablet into an actual computer. Add a Bluetooth keyboard to make it truly mobile. Lots of keyboards come with cases that double as a stand to make it a more laptop-style experience. Bluetooth keyboards for iPads have come down dramatically in price over the last few years, and are now priced around $30 on Amazon. The iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) are now free and they’re surprisingly useful on the iPad. So if you need to write a document, make a presentation, or balance a budget, they have you covered. There is also Microsoft’s Office 365 which is not free, but if you really need the Office experience you can buy it from the App Store. Google Docs is free, easy to collaborate with others in real-time, and quite functional. To edit photos, videos, or work on 3D models, we suggest the iPad Pro. There’s a ton of really terrific apps that turn the iPad Pro into something close to a workstation-type system. Since you can’t upgrade the storage on an iPod, we suggest looking into cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox, and even iCloud itself. iCloud has come a long way recently and is actually a solid online storage solution. If you don’t trust the cloud, we also suggest the DT Bolt Duo drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJqjrk7Bwfc You can backup your camera roll, which is frequently the biggest offender when it comes to taking up storage space. Subscribe to Kingston: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=KingstonTechMemory

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