Adapt is a show all about the iPad, where two iPad-first users challenge each other to explore new ways of doing things with their favorite device.



Latest Episodes

#14: The Modern iPad Home Screen

November 28th, 2019 · 60 minutes

Ryan outlines why now is the perfect time to revisit the iPad's Home screen, then Federico details Pages' Smart Annotation feature, and the guys celebrate Thanksgiving with some iPad gratitude.

#13: Automated Shortcuts

November 14th, 2019 · 74 minutes

One of the most common Shortcuts feature requests was granted in iPadOS 13: the ability to run shortcuts automatically in the background. Federico walks through this powerful feature in detail, then Ryan surveys the App Store's best calendar apps.

#12: Conversational Shortcuts and Recreating the Mac's Desktop

October 31st, 2019 · 61 minutes

Conversational shortcuts make Siri a programmable assistant, and Federico details how that works. Then Ryan commends Federico with a (symbolic) trophy for his creation of a Mac-like desktop environment on the iPad, complete with file and folder launchers.

#11: Parameters in Shortcuts for iOS 13

October 17th, 2019 · 66 minutes

Federico walks through one of the biggest changes to Shortcuts in iOS 13: parameters. Afterwards, Ryan shares his experiences using Microsoft Word to write a MacStories article.

#10: Home Screen and Share Sheet Shortcuts

October 3rd, 2019 · 62 minutes

The iPadOS 13 Shortcuts series continues with an exploration of what's changed with shortcuts run from the Home screen and share sheet. Afterward, Clips drives Federico crazy, so he gets his revenge with a challenge for Ryan.

#9: Shortcuts – What's New in iOS 13

September 19th, 2019 · 58 minutes

On iOS 13 release day, Federico and Ryan kick off a series covering everything new in the updated Shortcuts app. Afterward, Ryan outlines his efforts creating an image for MacStories sans-shortcuts.

#8: New iPad Pro Wishcasting & Podcast Transcription

September 5th, 2019 · 63 minutes

Federico and Ryan discuss rumored forthcoming iPad Pro models, debating what might compel them to buy new iPads. Afterwards, Federico shares his journey trying a couple different apps and services to make a good transcript of the last episode of the show.

#7: iPadOS 13 Reflections and an Apple Mail Deep Dive

August 8th, 2019 · 63 minutes

With September fast approaching, Federico and Ryan reflect on iPadOS 13 after two months of use, then Ryan does a deep dive on Apple Mail – how he uses it, what power user features it offers, and where it's still lacking.

#6: Is an iPad You Can't Touch Still an iPad?

July 25th, 2019 · 70 minutes

Federico is challenged to use the iPad for a whole day without touching its display, and the guys discuss a grab bag of iPadOS 13 features they're enjoying.

#5: Desktop-Class Safari and the Magic of OCR

July 11th, 2019 · 65 minutes

Safari is growing up this fall in iPadOS 13 to a true desktop-class browser, and Federico and Ryan detail everything that's new; also, this week’s challenge involves using apps to perform OCR on a 400+ page PDF.