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339: The New iPadOS Cursor

March 25, 2020

This week, we dissect the newest iPad Pro and its new adaptive cursor, speculating on the future of cursor-touch hybrid interactions. Marshall also shares early feedback on a new prototyping tool and we find escapism in our cool things.


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New Products:

  • A new iPad Pro is out, and it has cursor support!
    • The adaptive cursor is beautiful, here's a video showcasing some of the neat details.
    • Craig recorded a lovely video showing off the cursor, too.
    • Ryan Morrison made a web prototype to demo the cursor interaction with a mouse.
    • The new Magic Keyboard looks fantastic, but very expensive.
    • We've previously asked ourselves if AR is a gimmick.

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Devs, a new thriller series on Hulu.
    • "A young software engineer, Lily Chan, investigates the secret development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in Silicon Valley, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend."
    • Shoutout to @gabrielvaldivia for the recommendation.
  • Marshall shared The Good Place, a "comedy about what makes a good person."

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