Apple has released iPadOS 13.4. Tablets get full mouse and trackpad support for the first time

You can now connect any wireless mouse or trackpad to the iPad: the system has been adapted to work with devices.

Apple released iPadOS 13.4, which for the first time added full support for the trackpad and mouse on their tablets. When devices are connected, a special cursor appears on the screen, which adapts to the touch interface of the system.

A pointer in the form of a circle allows you to highlight text fields, interface elements, and applications: due to it, users can clearly understand where to click. iPadOS 13.4 also supports trackpad gestures, with which you can, for example, switch between applications, open a screen with running programs, and activate Dock, Control Center and applications in dual-screen mode.

By default, support for the trackpad was received by all standard Apple applications, including Safari and Photos, as well as notes, Mail, and more. The company promises that most third-party applications work the same way as before, but the new API capabilities will also allow developers to implement updated interfaces. In addition, with the release of iPadOS 13.4, the on-screen keyboard of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will begin to match the Smart Keyboard layout.

Apple also released iOS 13.4, which also got the iPadOS 13.4. The main innovation was the sharing of folders in iCloud Drive: now users can share access with friends, family or colleagues and adjust the access level. For example, some users can be given the ability to modify files, while others can only be viewed.

The “Mail” updated the interface: now the controls always remain visible and allow you to delete or move the letter, as well as reply to it or create a new one. In addition, responses to encrypted messages began to be automatically encrypted if the S / MIME function was configured.

The App Store has a single purchase feature: it allows you to buy the application once and use it on all Apple devices, where it is supported regardless of the platform. The Apple Arcade tab now displays the latest games the user has played.

Safari has received the function of automatic blocking of third-party cookies, which eliminates the possibility of cross-site tracking, including for advertising purposes. In September 2019, Mozilla introduced the same function in a desktop browser, and two days later, the advertising industry announced the development of an alternative to cookies.

IOS also introduced nine new Memoji stickers, including a smiling face in hearts, folded hands and an angry smile.


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