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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter That Turns an iPad or Mac Into a Second Screen

Friday July 10, 2020 11:01 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter that can turn an extra Mac or an iPad into a secondary display to be used with a main Mac. The inch-long Luna Display adapter plugs into a Mac using a USB-C port (on newer Macs) or a Mini DisplayPort (on older Macs) and then when paired with the Luna Display software,...

Astropad Standard and Studio Apps Updated With Support for Luna Display Adapter, Which is Now Available for Pre-Order

Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00 am PDT by
Astropad today introduced new updates for both its Astropad Studio and Astropad Standard apps, bringing support for the Luna Display adapter, which is also now available for pre-order. Introduced as a Kickstarter project last year, the Luna Display is designed to turn any iPad into a wireless second display for the Mac. Astropad alone mirrors the Mac display, but Luna Display is designed...

Apple Rejects AstroPad Update That Turned an iPad's Camera into a Software Button

Wednesday November 1, 2017 3:58 am PDT by
Astro HQ, the makers of popular iPad drawing app AstroPad Studio, yesterday announced that their plans for a "Camera Button" feature for the app have been scuppered by Apple. The developers' clever hack that turns an iPad's front-facing camera into a functional software button was supposed to be coming in the next AstroPad Studio update, but Apple has rejected it on the grounds that the idea...

Astropad Studio Launches on iPad With 'Pro-Level Drawing Tools' for $65/Year

Wednesday January 11, 2017 7:43 am PST by
Second-screen iPad app Astropad has today launched a new premium version of its drawing suite called "Astropad Studio" that's been built exclusively for the iPad Pro (via TechCrunch). The new service offers users a number of advantages over the basic app -- including 40 MB/s max speed for lower latency, deep Apple Pencil integration, and more -- for a subscription plan of $7.99/month or...

Astropad's iPad App Updated With Speed, Performance, and Battery Efficiency Improvements

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:56 am PDT by
Astropad today launched version 2.0 of its iPad app, which transforms a compatible iPad into a drawing tablet for a connected Mac. Once connected, Astropad mirrors the Mac's display onto the iPad to let users take advantage of the tablet's touch controls for drawing and editing photos in various Mac apps. The new update follows last year's introduction of support for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and...

Astropad App Updated With Support for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil

Monday December 21, 2015 9:30 am PST by
Astropad, the app designed to turn the iPad or iPhone into a graphics tablet for the Mac, was today updated with support for Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil accessory. For those unfamiliar with Astropad, it works alongside an accompanying Mac app to mirror the Mac's display to the iPad, allowing the iPad's touch screen and controls to be used for editing photos and creating art ...

'Astropad Graphics Tablet' App for iPad Expands to iPhone With New 'Astropad Mini' App

Thursday August 27, 2015 7:32 am PDT by
Earlier this year, a team of ex-Apple engineers released Astropad, an app designed to turn the iPad into a graphics tablet for the Mac. Following rave reviews, the team behind Astropad decided to expand to the iPhone, and is today debuting a new Astropad Mini app. Like the iPad version of the app, Astropad Mini transforms the iPhone into a miniaturized professional graphics tablet that can be...