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Five reasons why the iPadOS makes the iPad cool again

Including a new Dark Mode!

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Apple is finally giving some overdue love to iPad users. The company has launched a new operating system optimized for the iconic tablet lineup. Riding the iOS 13’s hype train, the new iPadOS comes with oodles of optimization and convenience features for the tablet user. The whole update list is far too long to get through. To make things simpler, here are the top five new features that rocked our socks off.

Slide Over

Multitasking just got so much easier. Gone are the days when you have to go through dozens and dozens of windows to get to another task. Slide Over is like a tiny window for all your favorite apps. You can easily switch between apps while keeping the others running in the background.

Widgets and more apps on the home screen

Before this update, the iPad’s home screen was a jumbled mess for apps. Newly installed apps would just pile on into dozens of pages. Before you knew it, you were overwhelmed. iPadOS optimizes your home screen for much more apps space. Also, the home screen can now house widgets in one screen. It’s a blessing for organization freaks!

An adjustable, one-handed keyboard

Tap-tap-tap. That’s the unsatisfying sound your on-screen keyboard makes. It’s not the pleasant clickety-clack of a normal keyboard. Tablet screens are just not meant for normal typing. Thankfully, iPadOS is bringing the wonders of mobile typing on the tablet. Firstly, you can shrink the keyboard for one-handed use. Secondly, the keyboard is now compatible with swipe typing.

Better file management

The iPad is a notorious labyrinth for file organization. Most of the time, you don’t know where one thing ends and the other begins. iPadOS will remedy that with a new file manager. You now have better control over your iPad’s internal storage. On a similar note, the iPad can now connect to external storage devices like hard drives and USB sticks.

Dark Mode

Black is so in right now. If your device doesn’t have dark mode, you’re missing out. Finally, the iPad is joining the dark mode parade.

On a performance level, the iPadOS promises up to twice as much power as previous operating systems. The new operating system is compatible with the iPad Pro, the iPad (5th generation and later), the iPad mini 4 and 5, and the iPad Air 2 and 3.

SEE ALSO: Apple unveils 7th generation iPad

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Canva adds new features for presentations on the go

Responsive presentations anytime, anywhere

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Having a well-designed document goes a long way in engaging your audience. That’s where Canva comes in, simplifying the creation of well-thought documents, posters, and more. Now, Canva is adding more features which would delight presenters on the go.

Canva is adding three new features for mobile presentations on the go. The first feature is responsive presentation — users can now create presentations on their laptops and view it on their mobile devices. Presentations adapt to different screens, so the days of fussing over the right screen size is over. Plus, user can edit and view presentations made with Canva anywhere, anytime.

The second feature is presentations playlist, which would suit well for team presentations. With this feature, teams can create accessible spaces for collaboration through shared folders. This feature also builds a single coherent event with transitional slides introducing each speaker.

Finally, the third feature is live Q&A, which Canva will add soon to its mobile apps. Audiences may soon participate in from any device and have the option to send in questions anonymously. This should enable a more dynamic and engaging presentation with audiences.

With over a thousand designer-made templates, 50 million premium images and videos, Canva makes it easier to create beautiful documents, posters, and graphic materials. It is available on the web, on Android, and iOS devices. Users can sign up today for a free tier, with a premium tier also available to unlock more features.

SEE ALSO: 10 free apps to improve your Instagram stories

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ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition: Price in the Philippines

Available in two bundles!

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ASUS ROG has one more hurrah before the year (and the decade!) closes. The company is bringing to the Philippines the ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition.

The phone is everything you already know about the ROG Phone 2 but has nearly overkill RAM and storage — 12GB and 1TB, respectively. It was announced months ago that it will be available for purchase at PhP 59,995. This time around, you can pre-order it with a few more goodies.

Two Ultimate bundles

The first bundle is called the Overdrive Gaming 2.0. With it you’ll get the ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition along with the ROG Kunai Gamepad, the Lighting Armor Case, and an ROG Exclusive Jacket for PhP 64,995.

The second bundle is called Wear Victory 2.0. Here the phone will come with the ROG Exclusive Jacket without any additional costs.

Pre-order period is from December 7 to December 13. Itching to get your hands on these? Go ahead and fill up the pre-order form. For more details and mechanics visit the ASUS ROG Facebook Page.

SEE ALSO: ROG Phone 2 review: Mobile gaming on steroids

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Huawei’s Nova 6 5G apparently has the best selfie camera

Thanks to the dual-camera setup

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Benchmarks are often skewed because they fail to judge real-life experience. However, they do help us understand the nitty-gritty of a gadget and establish results in an empirical manner.

DxOMark has published its camera test results for the Huawei Nova 6 5G, and it turns out this phone tops the selfie charts. Huawei introduced the Nova 6 5G in China today with dual shooters on the front in a punch-hole design, similar to the Honor V30.

The phone achieved a score of 100 while the Galaxy Note 10 5G comes second as it managed to score 99 points. This has officially given it the top spot for selfies amongst its competitors.

The phone sports a 32-megapixel primary selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. In addition, you’ll also find an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. DxOMark tested phone’s front cameras with over 1,500 test images and more than 2 hours of video footage.

According to the test results, this setup can provide good exposure in pretty much all conditions. It also managed to capture wide dynamic range, and white balance was also spot on.

The tests were carried out in a controlled environment and also in natural settings outdoors. DxOMark maintains that all default settings were used.

All in all, the test proves that the Nova 6 5G has a capable selfie camera setup, as marketed by Huawei as well. For now, the phone is restricted to the Chinese market and we should be seeing a global roll-out in the coming months.

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