The iPad has a total of seventeen applications that are pre-installed on the operating system, so when you first turn on your iPad these apps will be waiting to greet you and each will form part of your regular use. For the sake of this feature we would like to briefly introduce you to each application and provide you with a quick reference guide for each, before examining their functionality and use further in this publication.
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iPad Getting Started – Pre-Installed Apps
Plan your daily routine with this application, with the ability to sync/with Mac OS and Windows calendars, set alert reminders of important events and an adjustable focus between Day, Week and Month those seeking to organise their life would be lost without with this. For a detailed tutorial on the use and the functionality of the Calendar app see Using Calendar App | iPad Getting Started.
Manage your direct links to your friends, colleagues, family and all other contacts that are important to you on your iPad. From organising your address book to syncing your contacts lists with your Mac OS X or Windows desktop address book. You can keep all of those important details in one place, your iPad. For more information see How To Use Contact App | iPad Getting Started.
You will never know when inspiration will take you or when you are going to need to jot down some essential info, but we do know when that happens you aren’t likely to have a pen in your hand! So use this application to make notes on the go, to store on your device or email them direct from the app. Learn more Using Notes App | iPad Getting Started
Never clot lost again! This amazing app offers four views on the entire world, classic, satellite, hybrid, or terrain view of locations. Each enabling you to zoom in for a more detailed view or enter your local to get detailed driving, public transit, or walking directions to your desired destination. Learn more Navigate With Maps | iPad Tutorial
Use your iPad to watch movies, TV shows, podcasts, videos that you have downloaded/rented from iTunes or have taken directly from your movie collection. Use your iPad as your very own portable cinema taking the very best of visual entertainment with you everywhere you go to share with others or enjoy alone.
This iPad application takes your directly to the heart of the world’s most popular online video site. Search for any video, or browse featured, most viewed or most recently updated content and all the top-rated videos with a single tap of the screen. Personalise the experience by logging into your Youtube account via the app.
Tap this app to access iTunes Store in it’s entirety, enabling you to search for music, podcasts, audiobooks, TV shows, music videos, and movies. Listen/view previews or simply purchase, buy or rent movies and TV shows for your iPad. Even write your own reviews for your downloaded items, nothing is off limits here.
The App Store
What would the iPad be without the huge array of amazing applications that can transform your iPad into a games console or a navigation tool to name but a few. So without any doubt this app will become your most used! Search the App Store for apps you can purchase or download for free there are over 500,000 to enjoy!
The Game Center
Garners rejoice! With this application you can not only discover new games, share your game experiences with friends but also compare high scores, achievements you have unlocked and play online in multiplayer bouts. This app will be as essentials to iPad garners as well exercised thumbs!
With this application and a Wi-Fi connection you can make video calls to other FaceTime users on their iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac desktop hardware. Using the iPad’s cameras you can literally talk face to face, or share your current location with your viewer. An amazing piece of software that elevates the iPad far beyond a simple tablet. Learn more How To Use Facetime on iPad | Help And Tips
Using the iPad’s cameras, rear and front facing, you can take photos and also record videos. Your pits and clips can be then viewed directly on your iPad, emailed, or upload them directly to video sharing sites such as YouTube. You can even edit and improve the quality of your images and movies all from within the app.
The Photo Booth
Once again using the front or back camera you can take a picture of yourself or another and then using this app, add something a little special to the end results. There are a large variety twists you can add to your photos to give them a little something extra which can be directly saved to the Album in the Photo App.
The app is the centre of all of your iPad use, as it is here that you can completely adjust and tweak your hardware’s performance. From setting up your mail accounts, setting screen brightness, changing your wallpaper, connecting to a Wi-Fi network or changing your interest preferences, it all starts here.
Explore the worldwide web with this application using 3G or Wi-Fi. Once connected the mobile Safari web browser allows you to view the internet, acting in the same way as the home version. Allowing you to bookmark, save personal information, and of course interact and use all of your favourite sites without compromise. Learn more Safari For iPad | Guide To Web Browsing On iPad
Use this app to send and receive your mail, no matter your mail provider, by adding your existing POPS and IMAP mail settings or by simply selecting a free service from one of the many providers linked directly to the app or do both. Once set up you can send and receive and organise your email directly from multiple accounts in one place. Learn more Configure Mail Setting on iPad | iPad EMail
All saved photos and videos are shared directly to this application, where in you can set there into albums, email them or delete them with ease. You can also view your images via the built in slider-show and also send them directly to your printer via the AirPrint options.
Having sync’d with your iTunes library or having downloaded music or videos to your Wad directly via the iTunes, with one tap your iPad becomes your iPod. Here you can access your audio and visual entertainment, create and manage playlists, or use the Genius option to do it for you.