Adobe releases new drawing tools for iPad, says drawing is a skill everyone should learn like writing
With the release of not only new drawing apps for iPad, Adobe last week also released a pair of drawing tools for tablets— a cloud linked digital stylus and a digital ruler (pictured above). I think maybe more interestingly, Adobe’s Michael Gough mentioned that he thinks drawing is essential a communication skill as writing, that everyone should be taught to draw to a certain level of proficiency and that it’s something that anyone can learn to do, whether you think you can draw or not. We have to prove we have a basic level of proficiency in math and science before we leave school whether you think you’re a math and science person or not, so why not drawing?
Even though Apple has been trying to convince consumers that the iPad is more than just an expensive toy, Android or Windows tablets are still the preferred tablet for enterprise level users looking for something that’s closer to a “real” computer. But if the rumors are true, Apple could be prepping a 12.9” iPad Pro for launch in late Q3 2014, as something aimed towards those enterprise customers that want something to bridge the gap between tablet and laptop, and something a little more substantial than another screen to watch videos and play games on.
Just as it did when it was launched for Android, cloud storage service Box is offering 50gb of free storage for iOS users who download their app. The normal free storage amount is 10gb, and this 50 they’re offering never expires. Maybe if you’re looking for an alternative to Dropbox, this might be your thing. And hell, 50gb of free cloud storage ain’t bad.
For the past couple years, Apple users in Canada and Europe have had Apple’s 12 Days of Christmas to look forward to for some post Xmas freebies, and this year, us lowly Americans can now get in on the action. All you have to so is download the app and wait. On December 26th, every day for twelve days, Apple will be giving away an iOS freebie. Sometimes it’s a movie, an episode of a TV show, books, music, games or apps. Viva la free shit!
While it hasn’t been officially announced by Apple, for the fifth anniversary of the App Store, many of the best and best-selling games and apps for iOS are free right now. Yes, free!
4chan creator Chris Poole launched Canvas last year, which encourages people to get remix photos, drawings and memes. He’s taking that one step further with a new iPad app called DrawQuest, that gives users a prompt and fill in the missing portions of drawings, trying to encourage people to find creativity even if they don’t think they’re creative.
Well, the reason is clear— Apple just wants to continue to diversify its iPad line, but does anyone really need a 128gb iPad right now? A large capacity phone is one thing, for carrying around all your music and photos and videos, but Apple wants you to store most of that shit in the cloud anyway. Plus, at a price of $800 for WiFi or $930 for 3G, you’re starting to get into MacBook Air territory anyway. But hey… a 128gb iPad now exists.