How to use the mouse and trackpad features in iPadOS 13.4

Native systemwide mouse and trackpad support available in iPadOS 13.4 is surprisingly a game-changing way to interact with your iPad.

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With the introduction of iPadOS 13, Apple enabled the use of mice for accessibility-only features, but it didn’t work the way that most expected it would. Enter iPadOS 13.4: Apple has surprised us by adding full mouse and trackpad support that can be used systemwide with any mouse or trackpad, and Apple is even producing its own Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro that includes a built-in trackpad.

I’ll walk you through how to add a mouse or trackpad to your iPad running iOS 13.4 and how you can use it to perform everyday tasks.

SEE: Apple iPad Pro 2020: Cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Types of pointing devices iPadOS 13.4 supports

With iPadOS 13.4, any wired or wireless trackpad or mouse is supported. Previously, mice for iOS devices needed to be supported by the system, but it appears that Apple has removed this limitation with the new update, and any mouse or trackpad that can be used inside of macOS can also be used in iPadOS.

For this tutorial, I used a wired mouse connected through

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Homemade face masks and coronavirus: New CDC guidelines expected and everything to know

N95 face masks are currently in short supply.


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For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to reverse its recommendation on wearing face masks — including cloth masks sewn at home — to suggest that individuals wear coverings in public in addition to taking measures like social distancing

The White House could announce the new guidelines, based on the CDC’s evaluation. But during a press conference Thursday, President Trump suggested that the CDC will issue the new guideline itself, and soon. “A recommendation is coming out. We’ll see what that recommendation is,” he said.

The CDC is the US authority on coronavirus protocols and protection to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The CDC did not respond to multiple requests for comment. 

New York City and Los Angeles are now advocating the use of face coverings in public. “We’re advising New Yorkers to wear a face covering when you go outside and will be near other people,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in a public address. 

For weeks, the debate has

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