Zoom Update – Share Multiple Programs


The latest update to Zoom Desktop (5.4.3) adds several new and enhanced features. The ability to share multiple open programs at once has been added. The new feature is described as follows:

  • Share multiple programs at once 
    Users can select multiple desktop programs at once for sharing, instead of sharing their entire desktop. Other programs and unoccupied areas in the desktop will not be visible to the viewer. The sharer will always know which applications they are sharing by an extensible green border. Only the user employing this feature will need to be on version 5.4.3, viewers can be connected with older versions.

To do this, tap on the share button and select a window to share while holding down the shift button.

Now, you will be sharing several open apps at once, each with a green border around them. This new feature is helpful when you need to show several apps simultaneously.

Try it out.

iWork Updates – Scribble Tool


Not only was iOS updated to version 14 but iWork apps were updated as well. If you use Keynote, Pages or Numbers, there are some interesting and helpful changes and improvements. To learn more about the new features in these apps, click here.

In Keynote, there are 3 main new functions. Those include Scribble, Outline View and Web videos. With Scribble, you can write with your Apple Pencil and your words will turn to text. Scribble is on by default.

To use the Scribble feature, in Keynote using your Apple Pencil, tap in a text box, shape or table cell where you want to write. Tap the Scribble Tool and then start writing.

As you enter text with Apple Pencil, you can do any of the following:

  • Delete a word: Scratch it out.
  • Insert text: Tap and hold in a text area, then start writing when a space opens.
  • Join or separate characters: Draw a vertical line between them.
  • Select text: Circle text or draw a line through it. Drag the selection handles with your finger to change the selection.
  • Start a new paragraph: Tap the Next Line button in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
  • Show a keyboard: Tap the Show Keyboard button in the toolbar, then tap keyboard keys to correct text, delete characters, add spaces, and more.
  • Undo the last action: Tap the Undo button in the toolbar. Tap multiple times to undo all your recent actions.
  • Add a new text box: Start writing away from other text areas (such as another text box or a selected table or table cell). A new text box is created for your text.

To learn more about the new Scribble Feature, click here.

Keynote, Pages, Numbers Updated


Apple has released updates to the work suite of apps for both the Mac and iOS devices.

Pages has new features like:

  • Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your documents.*
  • Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects.
  • Create more flexible formulas using new functions
  • Import an iBooks Author book to work on it in Pages

Numbers has new features like:

  • New functions, including XLOOKUP, XMATCH, and REGEX, let you match patterns, manipulate text, and create flexible formulas.
  • Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects.
  • Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your spreadsheets.*
  • Scroll and zoom your spreadsheets without unintentional edits.

Keynote has new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch like:

  • Movies can now play through slide transitions. Add the same movie to multiple slides to play from one slide to the next.
  • Use the Align to Path option to have objects stay pointed in the correct direction while following a motion path.
  • Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects.

To get the latest updates, on your iOS device, go to App Store. Then, tap on your account and update. Make sure you have wi-fi.

iOS 13.5 Update


Apple has released iOS 13.5. There are a few updates related to COVID-19 including Face ID enhancements.

The update is supposed to speed up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when wearing a face mask. There is also an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls.

There are other bug fixes and improvements.

You can read about them here.

As usual, before you update, make a backup.

Ulysses Turns 19


Ulysses 19 icon

Ulysses, a writing app and markdown editor, turns 19. It adds material sheets, mouse and track support on iPad and keywords in Markdown Files and provides various fixes.

Ulysses Sheet Layout

This writing app offers a different approach to turning your ideas into text. The basic unit is not so much a document but rather a “sheet.” A sheet is where the nugget of your idea, sentences or paragraphs are entered. Once you have created several sheets, you can order and nest them into groups for export in various ways.

Ulysses Cloud and Folder Support

By storing your Ulysses file in the cloud, you can work from your Mac or iOS device anytime the urge or impulse to write strikes you. The developer states “On iPad and iPhone, you’re now able to embed external folders from locations in the Files app, such as cloud storage providers or Git clients, and edit the contained files with Ulysses.” The ability to sync requires a subscription.

A main idea behind this writing app is to help the writer spend more time getting the thoughts down and less time worrying about formatting. The goal is to take the stress off of what the finished document will look like and help the attention be focused on the ease of entering the text and idea.

Ulysses Mouse Support Apple recently introduced mouse and trackpad support for iOS and Ulysses takes advantage of this.

You can try Ulysses for free. Download it from the App Store. All subscription plans contain a free trial. It is fully functional and syncs to all your Macs, iPads and iPhones.

So, if you are interested in trying out a new way to think about document creation, check out Ulysses.

Magic Keyboard PreOrder Available


Magic Keyboard © Apple Inc.Today, Apple is allowing pre-orders for the new Magic Keyboard for the 4th generation iPad Pro 12.9″ and 2nd generation 11″ iPad Pro models.

The prices start at $349 for the 12.9 and $299 for 11″ model.

Make sure you order the correct keyboard for your device and in the correct language/layout. Right now, expected delivery times are between April 24 and May 1, 2020.

 

iWork for iOS Updates


Apple has release updates for iWork for Mac and iOS versions. The updates include trackpad support with iPad OS 13.4, new themes and iCloud Drive folder sharing.

Keynote has new features like:

  • Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13. Learn more
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them. Learn more
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned theme chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included. Learn more
  • Add a drop cap to make text stand out with a large, decorative first letter. Learn more
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes.

You can learn more about the updates for iOS here:

Pages

Keynote

Numbers

iPad Pro 2020 Arrives


Thanks to UPS, the Apple iPad Pro 2020 arrives with Smart Folio and Smart Keyboard Folio. The magic keyboard is not available until May.

You can read more about the product from the Apple Press Release.

I will try to post unboxing video later.

 

Nike Training Club Premium Free


 

This morning, after my morning run, in my Nike Run Club app was a message. Nike is trying to help us all stay healthy and active by providing its premium training for free until further notice. Right now, it is only available in the US.

The description of the app is as follows:

Nike Training Club helps you reach your fitness goals. Get fit anytime, anywhere with free workouts across strength, endurance, yoga & mobility.

Every exercise and drill features our world-class Nike Master Trainers. From bodyweight workouts to full-equipment exercises, discover personalized workout recommendations, just for you.

FIND WORKOUTS FOR ALL LEVELS

The Nike Training Club workout library includes:

• Body-part focused workouts targeting your abs, arms, shoulders, glutes, and legs

• Strength, endurance, yoga, and mobility workouts

• Workout times ranging from 15-45 Minutes

• Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

• Low, Moderate and High Intensity

• Bodyweight only, Light and Full Equipment

• Time-based and Rep-based options

You may want to take advantage of this offer. The message is reproduced below. Make sure you download the NTC App, not the Nike Run Club app.

At Nike, our world is sport, but sport is not our whole world.

We’re evolving as the world evolves and we want to help you stay healthy and active with your fellow teammates because now, more than ever, it’s one of the most important things for all of us.

We’re all playing as one team, so starting today and until further notice, we’re giving free access to NTC Premium to all Nike Members.

Update your NTC App to the most recent version to enjoy on-demand class-style workouts, programs, and expert tips.

GET NTC PREMIUM

FAQs
I am currently subscribed to NTC Premium on my Apple device, can I get a refund?
Monthly Subscribers: We recommend you cancel your subscription to enjoy the same NTC Premium content you already love for free.
Annual Subscribers: You’ll need to request a refund directly from Apple.

I am currently subscribed to NTC Premium on my Android device, can I get a refund?
Monthly Subscribers: We recommend you cancel your subscription to enjoy the same NTC Premium content you already love for free.
Annual Subscribers: Please contact us.

When will NTC Premium be available in other countries?
Currently, NTC Premium is only available in the US. We are looking to expand into more countries.

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