Video Chat With Friends | Using FaceTime

Using FaceTime

For times when hearing a friend’s or relative’s voice just isn’t enough, there’s FaceTime. With FaceTime, not only can you talk to your friends and family, but you can see them too. So if you want to wave good night to your kids while you’re on a business trip, or chat with loved ones across the country, it’s as easy as a few taps. Note that to using FaceTime, you must be on a Wi-Fi network—it won’t work over the iPad’s … [Read more...]

Type With Emoji Emoticons | iPad Features


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


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...]

How To Use Calendar App In iPad | iPad Basics


Calendar is one of the centrepieces of your iPad. Everybody needs a diary and here's yours - a digital assistant that sync with different calendars. The calendar app is a doddle to use. For example, you can simply swipe between days, drag to create events and just tap a tab to change your view. The process of creating new events is incredibly easy. If you use a web-based calendar you may already know that you can link it to your iPad, but the … [Read more...]

Enjoying iBooks On Your iPad | iPad Basics


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...]

Introducing iTunes | iPad Getting Started

iTunes | iPad Geting Started

iPad Getting Started - Learning more about your very own music and media store. iTunes is an app that houses a whole range of music, films, television programmes, podcasts and audiobooks. If it’s particular artist or author you’re looking for, you can find them via the Search bar – simply type the name in, and you’re good to go. Additionally, the Featured and Top Charts tabs enable you to see the newly released singles, albums, films and … [Read more...]

What is iCloud? | Simple To Use And Simple To Setup


What is iCloud is very simple, iCloud represents the future of data and transfer and will revolutionize the way we use our devices, enabling all information and data to be accessed from any device, any time. iCloud brings a whole new way of storing, sharing and processing data with your iPad and is, quite frankly, amazing! And here’s how it works and how you can use it! There are so many exciting apps available for the iPad it’s … [Read more...]

Free Video Calling With FaceTime On The iPad | iPad Basics


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...]

Web Browsing With Safari | iPad Essential


You might not give Safari a great deal of thought.... It's such a well designed web browser that you probably don't event notice it. This is as it should be; technology serving you rather than the other way around. However, you may be able to pick up one or two tricks that you didn't previously know to make your use of the previously know to make your use of the latest version of Satari as efficient as possible. The main interface is shown in … [Read more...]

Do Not Disturb On iOS 6 | iPad Basics


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...]

What About An iPhone Or iPad?


Both the iPhone and iPad have a touchscreen, come with email and web-browsing applications and are capable of running third-party apps that you can get from Apple's App Store. But the iPad isn't simply a bigger iPhone, The iPhone is first and foremost a phone, and like all mobile phones, unless you buy it on Pay as You Go (which makes the device itself much more expensive) you're going to be tied into a phone contract. If you want all the … [Read more...]

The iPad Mini Review | A New User Guide

ipad mini

Getting hands-on with the iPad mini could just as easily be called a 'hand-on', since it's so easy to hold it one-handed and tap with the other hand. The first thing you notice when you pick it up is just how thin and light it is. With a smooth aluminium back, you feel like you could flip it like a coin, or spin it on your palm. In term of design, the Ipad mini is more like the iPhone 5 than previous iPad, featuring an all-black rear case for … [Read more...]

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