Adapt

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Adapt is a show all about the iPad, where two iPad-first users challenge each other to explore new ways of doing things with their favorite device. Hosted by Federico Viticci and Ryan Christoffel.

Episodios

41: The iPad’s Future

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In the final episode of Adapt, Federico and Ryan talk in-depth about the iPad’s future. What updates may be coming in 2021? What longer-term changes might Apple be planning? And will the future of computing look anything like it does today?

40: The iPad in 2020

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In this penultimate episode, Federico and Ryan do a 2020 year in review for the iPad then assess the state of the iPad’s current hardware and software.

39: One Week with an M1 Mac

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After five years using an iPad Pro full-time, Ryan spent a week on an M1 MacBook Air and let his iPad collect dust; Federico has questions.

38: The One About the Mac

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There was a big Mac event this week, and Apple has Federico and Ryan more intrigued by the Mac than they have been in years. Someone may have even made a new computing purchase this week.

37: The iPad Air

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Now that the iPad Air is in users’ hands, including Federico’s, Ryan quizzes his friend on all the finer details of the new device, especially as compared to the iPad Pro.

36: iPhone and Chill

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Apple announced new iPhones this week, so Federico and Ryan get in the event spirit by talking through how they use their iPhones and iPads in different, but complementary ways.

35: Third-Party iPadOS 14 Apps

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Lots of third-party apps have updated with support for iPadOS 14 features, and Federico and Ryan want to share some of their favorites.

34: iPad Air’s Almost a Pro

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iOS and iPadOS 14 are out and an Apple event this week brought new iPads with it. After processing the unexpected OS release together, Federico and Ryan cover the new iPads and especially the iPad Air.

33: Big iPad, Small iPad

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Resuming our regularly scheduled iPad programming after a one-episode Mac diversion, Federico’s back and Ryan quizzes him about his iPad mini use and the findings from his challenge.

32: Mac Curious

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With Federico away, in his absence special guest John Voorhees joins Ryan to talk through a borderline forbidden topic: Ryan’s recent Mac curiosity, which leads him to quiz John all about modern Mac life.

31: Seven Weeks with iPadOS 14

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Believe it or not, the iPadOS 14 beta has been out for nearly seven weeks already. After using the beta every day since WWDC, Federico and Ryan talk about the features that have made a noteworthy impact on their iPad use.

30: Highs and Lows of iPad Computing

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Concluding their series on using the iPad as a primary computer, Federico and Ryan talk about why they love being iPad-first and also share reasons why it isn’t for everyone.

29: App Extravaganza

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Following up their discussion of iPad apps for task management, note-taking, and calendars, Federico and Ryan go all-out with an app extravaganza, covering over 40 apps in nine key categories like email, video conferencing, development, and more.

28: iPadOS 14

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It’s WWDC week, and Federico and Ryan both have iPadOS 14 running on their iPad Pros so they can offer a deep dive into everything new.

27: Apps for Task Management, Calendars, and Note-Taking

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When the iPad is your primary computer, choosing the right apps is more important than ever. Federico and Ryan tackle three key app categories in this episode: task management, calendars, and note-taking.

26: iPad Primer: Key iPadOS Concepts

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When making the iPad your primary computer, it may be difficult adjusting to the differences between macOS and iPadOS, so today Federico and Ryan share some key OS concepts to be mindful of.

25: iPad Primer: Choosing the Right Hardware

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This episode kicks off a new series where Federico and Ryan go in-depth on the process of adopting the iPad as your primary computer. First order of business: which iPad model and accessories should you buy?

24: The 11-inch iPad Pro Experiment

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Ryan used an 11-inch iPad Pro most of the week, Federico used it half a day, and both share their thoughts on the device relative to their normal 12.9-inch setups. Also, the Magic Keyboard is here, and someone almost returned it.

23: Modular Computing and iPad Sizes

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Federico and Ryan discuss using the iPad Pro as a modular computer, and the pros and cons of the 12.9-inch and 11-inch models in different setups. Afterwards, a Keynote presentation about, to the surprise of no one, the iPad.

22: Cursors and Keyboards in iPadOS 13.4

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It's been a big two weeks for iPad news. Federico and Ryan discuss the new iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard, then go deep on mouse and trackpad support and full keyboard access in iPadOS 13.4.

21: iPadOS File Management

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It's time for an iPad file management primer. Federico details iCloud Drive, CloudKit, file bookmarks, open in place, file providers, the document browser, and more, then Ryan shares his spreadsheet app findings.

20: Trackpads for iPads

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Inspired by a report that the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard will gain a trackpad this year, Federico and Ryan imagine what that would mean for the future of the iPad.

19: Problem Tasks on iPad

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Federico walks through the tasks that he still has to turn to a Mac to accomplish, then Ryan details how iPad apps do handling large text or PDF files.

18: Fixing Multitasking

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Multitasking is key to using the iPad as a primary computer, but the current drag and drop-centric system is flawed. Ryan shares his idea for a new approach, then Federico details his email app discoveries.

17: iPad Accessories and Gear

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The iPad Pro's increasing popularity and its adoption of USB-C has opened a new world of accessory possibilities, and Federico has tried all of them.

16: Having Fun with the iPad

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Federico and Ryan ease into the new year by taking a break from iPad productivity and explaining how they use the device for fun. Plus a challenge recap, #AskAdapt, and more.

15: 2020 iPad Wishes

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On the brink of the new year, Federico and Ryan share their hopes for the iPad in 2020, then review Ryan's USB drive challenge and answer some #AskAdapt questions.

14: The Modern iPad Home Screen

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Ryan outlines why now is the perfect time to revisit the iPad's Home screen, then Federico details Pages' Smart Annotation feature, and the guys celebrate Thanksgiving with some iPad gratitude.

13: Automated Shortcuts

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One of the most common Shortcuts feature requests was granted in iPadOS 13: the ability to run shortcuts automatically in the background. Federico walks through this powerful feature in detail, then Ryan surveys the App Store's best calendar apps.

12: Conversational Shortcuts and Recreating the Mac's Desktop

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Conversational shortcuts make Siri a programmable assistant, and Federico details how that works. Then Ryan commends Federico with a (symbolic) trophy for his creation of a Mac-like desktop environment on the iPad, complete with file and folder launchers.

11: Parameters in Shortcuts for iOS 13

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Federico walks through one of the biggest changes to Shortcuts in iOS 13: parameters. Afterwards, Ryan shares his experiences using Microsoft Word to write a MacStories article.

10: Home Screen and Share Sheet Shortcuts

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The iPadOS 13 Shortcuts series continues with an exploration of what's changed with shortcuts run from the Home screen and share sheet. Afterward, Clips drives Federico crazy, so he gets his revenge with a challenge for Ryan.

9: Shortcuts – What's New in iOS 13

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On iOS 13 release day, Federico and Ryan kick off a series covering everything new in the updated Shortcuts app. Afterward, Ryan outlines his efforts creating an image for MacStories sans-shortcuts.

8: New iPad Pro Wishcasting & Podcast Transcription

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Federico and Ryan discuss rumored forthcoming iPad Pro models, debating what might compel them to buy new iPads. Afterwards, Federico shares his journey trying a couple different apps and services to make a good transcript of the last episode of the show.

7: iPadOS 13 Reflections and an Apple Mail Deep Dive

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With September fast approaching, Federico and Ryan reflect on iPadOS 13 after two months of use, then Ryan does a deep dive on Apple Mail – how he uses it, what power user features it offers, and where it's still lacking.