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Luna Display Transforms iPad [Pro] on the main monitor of your Mac mini

We already talked about the Luna Displayfrom Astro HQ, and comment on its undeniable uses in transforming the iPad (mini, ?regular? or Pro) on a secondary screen for your MacBook (Pro, Air). But a new facet of the small accessory has been revealed now that Apple has introduced the new Mac mini: By connecting the device to Apple's new computer, the iPad can turn into a secondary monitor, but the machine's only screen.

The news comes from a Luna Display software update, or anything of the kind: the configuration already works with existing versions of the application, without any extra tweaking, the Mac mini is turned on and the Astro HQ utility running; When you plug the accessory into your Thunderbolt port and open the corresponding app on the iPad, the macOS interface will appear there automatically.

This gives a lot of options to owners of the new Apple desktop: many people use the Mac mini as a computer without a "head" that is, like a server or connected to a TV, which may be used to display other signals. With the ability to use iPad as the machine's primary monitor, you significantly expand your capabilities and still gain an extremely flexible form of work; after all, just plug Luna Display into your computer and have the freedom to use it wherever you want in your home through the tablet screen.

If you have one iPad Pro, the benefits are even greater, as the Luna Display app comes with Apple Pencil support and you have, in one shot, not just a main monitor as a very accurate tablet. The possibilities are really quite interesting.

For those interested, Luna Display costs $ 80 on their official website. Astro HQ is still an instructional page for setting up iPad as your Mac mini's monitor in no way, just select an administrator account to automatically log in to the machine when it is turned on and download the connecting apps on your Mac. and on the iPad. Enjoy!

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via TechCrunch