Use GPS On Your Wi-Fi Only iPad 2

Turn WiFi iPad into GPS

Are you getting a Wi-Fi only iPad 2 or perhaps you still have not decided which iPad 2 to get but you want to know about GPS?  A lot of people wonder if the Wi-Fi iPad will do true GPS and the answer to that question used to be a pretty solid "no". That is until now. … [Read more...]

How to Use iPad 2: Gestures and Techniques | iPad 2 User Guide #2

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Before you start playing your iPad 2, you’ll want to know the basics of working with iOS and your apps, and what they can (and can’t) do. In this articles, we’ll walk you how to use iPad 2 through basic gestures, help you take control of navigating and organizing, and throw in some typing tips. How to Use  iPad 2: Basic of Gestures and Techniques If you’ve never before owned a multitouch device from Apple, you may be unfamiliar … [Read more...]

iOS 5 Features | Your In Depth Guide To iOS 5

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iOS 5 features are here. It feels like we've been talking about it forever but the term iOS itself has only been in existence since the middle of 2010. When Apple first released the iPhone in 2007 it's operating system was still basically OS X. iPhone OS was born in 2008 when Apple released its native software development kit to developers. With the release of the iPad in 2010 iPhone OS became iOS and the technology is set to further … [Read more...]

Do Not Disturb On iOS 6 | iPad Basics

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In iOS 6 Apple introduced Do Not Disturb for all devices, but you should be aware that it was intended for iPhone users above anything else. Hence some options only really apply to iPhone. The idea behind Do Not Disturb was the age old problem of being interrupted by an unwanted call, or had your iOS device burst into rambunctious song just when you're trying to impress someone? Thought so, and Apple has the remedy. In addition to the usual … [Read more...]

How To Control Your Mac From Your iPhone/iPad

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As well as providing you with extra Mac storage and an additional display, your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can be used as a controller for your Mac. On the iOS App store, grab yourself a copy of Mobile Mouse Pro. There are separate versions for iPhone v3.1+ and iPad v3.2+. You’ll need the server software on your Mac too – get this by going to www.MobileMouse.com. … [Read more...]

Enjoying iBooks On Your iPad | iPad Basics

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Welcome to iBooks! This app (now version 3.0.2) has had an incredible effect on the way in which we buy and read books. With its build-in iBookstore you can instantly download a vast array of literature from classic to bestseller and beyond. There are textbooks, children's books, fact, fiction and biographies - and thousands of books are available for free. To get started you'll need to get the free iBooks app from the App Store. Once it's … [Read more...]

Enjoy And Share Music On Your iPad | iPad Music Apps

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Spotify is a very well known online music service with integration into Facebook and easy link grabbing for posting on Twitter. You can also collaborate on playlist, share music  with other people and view suggestions from fellow music lovers. The iPad app boasts bright high-definition album art optimised for you third-gen iPad's Retina display. And includes support for AirPlay so you can send music wirelessly to a compatible speaker … [Read more...]

Free Video Calling With FaceTime On The iPad | iPad Basics

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Getting started with FaceTime couldn't be easier. When you launch the app, all you need to do is sign in with your Apple ID. You can then start making video calls to anyone who appears in the app's Contacts list. Select a contact, tap on their name and tap again on the FaceTime icon. The other person's device will ring, informing them that you're calling. When they answer, away you go! FaceTime gets all the contact information from the … [Read more...]

Type With Emoji Emoticons | iPad Features

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Apparently a picture is worth a thousand words, and although cartoonish emoticons might not be the most beautifully images on the planet, we reckon they're still worth a few dozen - especially in the limited character count of a text or Tweet. To send smiley faces with a bit more personality than a simple colon and parenthesis can offer, as well as loads of other weird and wonderful icons, just follow the easy steps below. These icons were … [Read more...]

Your iPad’s Lock Screen | iPad Features

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Your iPad's Lock screen does more than provide a security block to prevent unauthorised access to your device (or stop you accidentally typing gibberish to a friend in an email) - it builds in useful functionality too. You can unlock your iPad straight to the picture frame to see some of your favourite photos. You'll see notifications such as new messages, reminders and more appear on-screen, and swiping these - then entering your passcode, if … [Read more...]

The Multitasking Bar On iPad | iPad Tips & Tutorials

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One of the best features of iOS is something you'll probably never notice: the way it dynamically manages memory and background task, closing them if necessary to make more memory available to new applications. What you will notice is how easy it is to switch from one app to another: there's no need to quit one app before you launch another. Instead, you simply move from one to the next and, if the first needs to carry on working in the … [Read more...]

How To Use Notification Center On iPad

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Knowing what needs your attention at a glance is now just a swipe away. The Lock screen of your iOS device hasn't had much to do in the past. However, iOS' new Notification Center brings the Lock screen to life as a one-stop shop for everything that requires your attention: new emails, messages, calendar reminders, missed calls, Twitter and Facebook mentions, and so on. Notification Center is not just available on your Lock screen. Previously, … [Read more...]

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