This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season's best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. As we edge closer to Black Friday 2019, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and B&H Photo continue to do battle, ratcheting up the already-stiff competition on Black Friday iPad prices. Right now, Best Buy has the best deal we've seen on the 256GB version of Apple's most deluxe tablet -- $950 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro -- and the lowest price on the 11-inch model, too. But you need to be a member of the retailer's My Best Buy rewards program, the basic tier of which is free, to take advantage of these prices. Walmart has a sweet deal on this older version of the iPad Pro. Though it came out in 2017, it's a Pro-caliber Apple tablet with a 10.5-inch display and a whopping 512GB of storage. It could make a great gift for someone who doesn't need all of Apple's latest bells and whistles. Otherwise, B&H Photo and Amazon still … [Read more...] about Black Friday iPad deals: Walmart has the 512GB 10.5-inch Pro for $699
Adobe’s announcement last year that it was working on bringing Photoshop to the iPad came as a surprise. Photoshop is the desktop standard of professional photo editing, a powerful program that would seem to demand the specs of a full-size computer. Due to both interface and power restrictions, mobile photography apps have always lagged behind their desktop counterparts. Even Adobe Lightroom CC, the controversial redesign that brought a unified version of Lightroom to both desktop and mobile devices, now has more features on the Mac and Windows versions than on iOS and Android. That a full version Photoshop could run on the iPad seemed almost too good to be true. But is it? Modern mobile devices are closer than ever to desktop computers in terms of performance. Digital Trends’ Julian Chokkattu called the 2018 iPad Pro “the most versatile computer you can own,” a testament to its desktop-like performance in a portable form factor. While the iPad Pro gets … [Read more...] about Photoshop is headed to the iPad Pro, but is a tablet enough for photographers?
If you’re an Android newcomer, printing probably seems like a no brainer: click a menu, tap a command. But if you’re a longtime Android user, you probably remember how printing from your mobile got its start. The good news is it’s easier than ever to print from your Android device. Printing on Android used to mean installing the janky Google Cloud Print app, then “sharing” whatever it is you’re trying to print with that app. It was a really roundabout and not-at-all-intuitive way to go about printing things from mobile. It just didn’t make sense. Today, in the modern world, printing is so much simpler, because it’s baked into the operating system and most of your apps. Really, that’s the only limitation you need to consider: the app has to support printing. For example, you won’t be printing any Facebook posts from the mobile app, because it doesn’t support that feature. You’ll really find it in places that … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Printing From Your Android Phone or Tablet
PHOTOS may be snapshots in time but it can be useful to have them all in one place. Luckily you can harness all your Instagram magic in one – and we've got a guide on how to do it. The feature was first announced in 2018, and is now available on iOS devices, like your iPhone or iPad, and Android phones and tablets. When you choose to download your data, Instagram will create a huge file and email you a link to it.The file will contain all the photos, videos and Instagram Stories you've shared – but photos you've deleted won't be in there. So how do you download all your Instagram photos? First, go to Instagram.com – the website, not the app – and log in with your username and password Find the little gear icon next to the Edit Profile option This will bring up a pop-up menu – choose Privacy and Security Then scroll down to Data Download and press Request Download You'll need to type in your email address if it doesn't automatically appear Hit Next, … [Read more...] about How to download ALL your Instagram photos, Stories and videos in one go
This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season's best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. Amazon and Black Friday are a lot like Amazon and Prime Day. On the one hand you've got a boatload of stuff that's on sale, and on the other a boatload of Amazon-branded stuff that's on sale: The Kindles, the Fire tablets, the Echo speakers and smart displays. If you're looking for the former, the best Amazon early Black Friday deals available now, we've got you covered. But if you're looking for the best Amazon device deals, read on. Best Black Friday deals available now and coming soon 32 Photos This year, Amazon is making it a rolling Black Friday sale: Some deals start Nov. 22 (the Friday before Thanksgiving), others will get added every few days through Thanksgiving Day. Of course, a few items are available right now, and a few more might appear in the weeks to come. (Fingers crossed for the Echo Studio!) Below we've include the … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2019 deals on Amazon devices
Digital and physical board games both have their advantages. Where one has easy set up and clean up, the other has a physicality that’s impossible to replicate on a screen. Combing the best – and ditching the worst – of each has long been a dream for gamers and toymakers. Now, PlayTable wants to make that dream a reality. It’s an Android-powered, tabletop gaming tablet that leverages blockchain technology and RFID tags, to put real world toys into digital worlds in a manner that goes well beyond Nintendo’s Amiibo and Disney Infinity. Developed by Blok.Party, PlayTable features a 24-inch 1080p display with multi-touch capabilities and no internal battery. As a touch-screen gaming device it is underpowered compared to the best tablets and 2-in-1s out there, but where it stands apart is in its close ties with the Ethereum blockchain, which cribs the concept of toy-based interaction from the likes of Skylanders or Amiibo, and makes the next logical leap. Real … [Read more...] about The PlayTable blockchain console brings digital board games back to the tabletop