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My Touch Arcade debut

This is my first, hopefully of many, post over on Touch Arcade. I didn't originally intend that first post to be a review but here it is. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Oh, and Pocket City is pretty amazing. You should check it out.

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Using an iPad for "real" work

This is something that I feel like I have managed to run both hot and cold on over the past few years and I too spent some time using an iPad as my sole machine. These days I'm all about the MacBook Pro and 27-inch 4K monitor so I am just not sure I could go iPad full time, but the apps and ecossytem sure make me want to try it again. Being able to use apps like 1Writer - Markdown Text Editor and Drafts 5 full time sound amazing.

Matt's been doing exactly that.

Can I let you in on a little secret? When it comes to “iPads can do real work,” I’m putting my money where my mouth is. I have been using an iPad for 99% of my website and design work at home (including the redesign of this website a few months ago), I have been working on a Dell laptop at my 9-5 job. In the past week, that’s starting to change.

The results are worth a read and has me seriously considering picking up that 12.9-inch iPad Pro I've always wanted.

Now if only we could know for sure whether the damned thing is going to get a refresh soon. I'm not buying now only to find out a Face ID-equipped, bezel-free monster is around the corner!

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Printing to PDF in iOS

In the Share sheet from any app choose Print. The print preview dialog appears. Now instead of printing “pinch” on the print preview like just as if you’d want to enlarge it. It opens — now as a PDF — in a separate dialog. Choose Share again and send it anywhere you like.

I can't be the only one who didn't know this, right?

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The new RED iPhone 8 is gorgeous

As MacRumors points out, it’s that new black front panel that makes this new iPhone look so much better than previous red versions. MKBHD’s video just highlights that.

The other big change is the fact that Apple has gone with smart-looking black bezels on the front of the device. That should please users who skipped the (RED) iPhone 7 because they disliked the white bezels that gave the handset a candy cane-style color combination.

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Why everyone loves AirPods

Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge:

As The Verge’s resident headphones obsessive, I’m not supposed to like the AirPods. My initial reaction upon first seeing them many months ago was to pour scorn on Apple’s designers for crafting a pair of expensive and easy-to-lose cigarette butts. The AirPods were the resurrection of the awful Bluetooth headsets of years past, I thought. But this year, I finally got around to testing a pair of the AirPods for myself, and I finally understand why everyone who owns them loves them.

I’ve been very sceptical of the AirPods, especially given my dislike of EarPods. Maybe I need to try these things out for myself.

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