iPad Applications

Transform your iPad into a piano instructor with Skoove

Skoove with iPad

Skoove is a new app on the App Store that teaches users how to play the piano with over 250 interactive lessons and full courses. The iPad app not only promises to have you playing your "first melody in minutes," but it teaches the theory behind each song and the proper playing techniques. Skoove will also listen to your performance and give you feedback and tips on how to improve.

5 fun exercise and dieting apps for the new year

Zombies, Run

It's that time of year again when people begin to promise themselves that they're going to get more exercise, quit smoking or go on a diet. Purchasing a fitness tracker or Apple Watch may not be a possibility for everyone, but luckily there are a ton of affordable apps that can help you reach your new goals. Here are some fun exercise and dieting apps that you can download on any iOS device to help you meet your New Year's resolution of being healthier in 2017.

Five great apps for your iPad Pro

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade

Since it was announced in September developers have been busy updating their apps with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil support. Several popular apps such as Google Chrome have been updated with multitasking support and games like Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade take advantage of the tablet's 12.9-inch screen and new A9X processor. Here's a quick look at some iOS apps that work well with the iPad Pro.

Vimeo iOS app adds picture in picture and split screen support

Vimeo

Vimeo updated its iOS app today with full iOS 9 support. The video sharing app now allows users to watch videos while using Apple's picture in picture and split screen modes.

With picture in picture iPad users will be able to watch videos on the Vimeo app while using other apps such as Safari to surf the web. Split screen performs the same function as picture in picture, but instead of displaying the video in a smaller window it will play side-by-side of the second app.

RotoWire Fantasy Football Guide 2015 now available for the iPad

RotoWire Fantasy Football Guide 2015

Roto Sports has released one of the first digital fantasy football guides for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which kicks off on September 10. The RotoWire Fantasy Football Guide 2015 is now available on the Apple App Store for the iPad and iPad mini.

New app adds multitasking to iPad ahead of iOS 9 release

Multi View

iPad owners have been waiting a long time for Apple to add a split-view multitasking option, and they will finally get their wish with the release of iOS 9. Apple announced at WWDC 2015 that iOS 9 would bring three multitasking features to the iPad when it released later this year. The new features will allow iPad users to use two apps simultaneously and even view video while using a second app.

iPad sketching app Paper by FiftyThree updated with Think Kit

Think Kit

The iPad sketching app Paper by FiftyThree has been updated with Think Kit. The new feature adds three new tools which allow users to "create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought," according to the release notes. Think Kit is powered by FiftyThree's "Intention Engine," which CEO Georg Petschnigg described as "auto­correct for drawing".

All Paper by FiftyThree Sketching Tools Now Free on the iPad

Accessory maker FiftyThree has unlocked all the sketching tools for its iPad app Paper. The app has always been available as a free download on the Apple App Store, but additional tools were only available as $1.99 in-app purchases. Starting today, "all the original tools, including the Mixer, are now completely free," according to the official App Store changelog. FiftyThree says the free tools are a "thank you" to their "inspiring community of creators".

Paper by FiftyThree

Paper is primarily a companion app to FiftyThree's iPad Stylus called Pencil. The Bluetooth drawing tool features the latest technology such as palm rejection and a 14kt gold plated tip for better accuracy. Users can also flip the stylus over and use the top end as an eraser just like a real pencil.

Pencil is available starting at $49 on Amazon.com or directly through FiftyThree's website.

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