Budget Keyboard Case for the 10.5" iPad Pro from KuGi

If you are wanting a budget keyboard case for your 10.5" iPad Pro, then the case from KuGi might be the case you are looking for. It is Bluetooth, so it doesn't connect to the iPad as easily as the Samrt Keyboard; but, it only takes a few seconds to connect the keyboard to the iPad Pro by turning on Bluetooth. 

The Pros:
Protects the front and back of the iPad
Has a case for the Apple Pencil
Works great
Battery life is decent

Doesn't use the Smart Connector on the iPad
Getting the iPad out of the case is a pain

Yes, I recommend the keyboard case. It is worth the money in my opinion. It isn't as nice as the Smart Keyboard Case from Apple, but it is a 1/5 of the price.

BUY on Amazon:

KuGi Keyboard case only $32.95:

Colored Cases from KuGi only $37.95;

AnsTOP Lanyard for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

This lanyard is really handy if you want something to bring to the gym with you so your iPhone or S8+ doesn't fall out of you pocket while you're working out. What if you don't have any pockets at all? This is what you need then, now you can keep your phone with you at all times and not worry about losing it while on the exercise bike, or riding a mountain bike, etc.

Universal Fit - Compatible with Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, , 6, 6S, 6S Plus, 6Plus, 5, 5S, 5C, 4, 4S, Samsung Galaxy S Series, Note Series, Edge Series, LG Phones, Motorolla Phones, Nokia Phones, HTC Phones, Asus Phones, Huawei Phones. Any phones that are from 3.5 inches to 6.5 inches.

$9.99 Single Pack: http://amzn.to/2uZA1PR
$15.99 Double Pack: http://amzn.to/2v2tH8V

Apple Watch Gear

If you want to add some color to your Apple Watch, these cases and bands will do the trick. Fintie also has some other dope bands for the Apple Watch as well, be sure to check them out!

($13.99) Fintie Apple Watch band: http://amzn.to/2h7j4hO
($9.99) Fintie Apple Watch cases: http://amzn.to/2v2UX9D

JETech "SmartCase" for the 10.5" iPad Pro

Buy the JETech "SmartCase" for only $13.99: http://amzn.to/2tMqE6e

If you have been wanting a full case, similar to the old Apple SmartCase, for your 10.5" iPad Pro, then checkout this JETech case. It offers full front and back scratch protection. Keep those scratches to a minimum!

A few thoughts: It does NOT add any bulk to the iPad, it still feels just as thin and light as it does without the case. While it doesn't offer the most protection for the iPad Pro, it offers enough if you take good care of your iPad. The Sleep/Wake function works perfectly.

How to layer text behind an image in Affinity Photo for iPad

For the last two weeks or so, I have been digging down into Affinity Photo on the iPad. While it is not a Photoshop on the Mac replacement for me, it is the closet thing to Photoshop on the iPad.

In this video below, I am showing you how to add text between and object in an image and the background of the same picture. This is the same workflow I would use in Photoshop on my Mac, more or less, and it works quite nicely on the iPad. Here is how you do it:

The workflow to achieve something like this isn’t much different from what I would do on my Mac in Photoshop, although it is a few more steps. It is a bit more cumbersome to navigate to open the different settings panels, whereas in Photoshop on my Mac, I can arrange workspace and have to panels open and ready for adjustments. But, that doesn’t mean Affinity Photo is any worse to use, it just means it takes some more getting used to doing so.

The new 10.5” iPad Pro is very powerful, and while you can use Affinity Photo on older iPad’s, I think it was built with this new iPad Pro in mind, which means it runs great. I have not had the first crash running Affinity Photo on my new iPad Pro, and if you are looking for a great image editor on the iPad, then I highly recommend you checkout Affinity Photo on the iPad: http://apple.co/2rmFf44

Also, if you watched the above demo video, I mentioned an app called Trigraphy, if you are interested in checking that app out, it is free to download in the App Store: http://apple.co/2s7Yajn

Affinity Photo for iPad: How To Remove A Background From An Image

Affinity Photo is only $19.99 (currently) in the App Store: http://apple.co/2rmFf44.

This is a quick tip on how to remove a background from an image in Affinity Photo for the iPad. This relatively easy to do; but, please keep in mind that some images/photos will be a tad more difficult, and require a bit more work to get the background removed completely. I may do a more in-depth tutorial on how to remove the background from a more detailed photo at a later date. For now, this is just a basic tutorial on how to remove a background from a simple image, with a nice dark black outline!

iPad Pro Smart Cover (10.5")

iPad Pro (10.5”) Smart Cover from Apple

I decided to grab a Smart Cover for my iPad Pro today, I have always had a Smart Cover for every iPad I have owned, starting with the iPad 2, and I have always liked them!

This is a simple cover that will help protect your iPad from scratches, it will not protect it from drops, in most cases —no pun intended. You can pick up a Smart Cover on Amazon, or in an Apple Store. There are 7 colors to choose from: Mist Blue, Pollen, Flamingo, White, Pink Sand, Midnight Blue, and Charcoal Gray (which is what I bought).

“This beautiful Smart Cover protects your iPad Pro screen. Open it and your iPad Pro wakes up. Close it and it goes to sleep. Available in a variety of colors that match your other Apple accessories.”

Buy a Smart Cover on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tKKAnc ($49.99)