iOS 5 Features | Your In Depth Guide To iOS 5

iOS 5 Features

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...]

Using The Facebook App for iPad

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To connect with the rest of the social networking world there is one application that you are going to need, the original and still the one of the best, the official Facebook app. Facebook will most likely be one of the very firstapps that you will install on your new iPad. If you are a keen user you will no doubt be eagerto see how well it works on Apple's i0S platform, compared to the traditional desktop PC version, There are many alternatives … [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...]

Listen To Podcast | iPad Basics

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Podcast may seem a little 2003 rather than 2013, but media outlets still seem them as a major catchup medium and an increasingly diverse genre for consumers of audio programmes. They're like DIY broadcasting- prerecorded audio or video shows that you can download (most of free) and enjoy on your computer, iPad or other device. Up until now, you'd fine them under the Podcasts tab in the iTunes Store: download one and it appeared in your music app … [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...]

How To Use Calendar App In iPad | iPad Basics

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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...]

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 Enable Emoji Emoticons on iPad

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Apparently a picture is worth a thousand words, and although cartoonish emoticons might not the the most beautiful 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 these few steps below. These emoticons … [Read more...]

How To Use iPad as Mouse And Keyboard

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This tutorial will guide you through the steps to turn your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless mouse and keyboard you can use to control your mac or PC. Step 1. Start out by downloading and installing the Logitech Touch Mouse Server for your PC ( Windows ) or Mac. Step 2. Go to your programs menu and launch Logitech Touch Mouse Server. Step 3. If you're using Windows, you'll see a small icon in your task bar. Step 4. Now … [Read more...]

SketchBook Ink for iPad

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Will Autodesk's new pen and ink app be an instant hit or a bit of a damp squib? Coming from the same developers who brought us SketchBook Pro and with it being demoed at the new iPad launch in March as one of Apple's prestige apps, SketchBook Ink was always going to have a lot to live up to - and unfortunately it doesn't quite match up to the high standards of its compatriots. Primarily a pen-based drawing app, SketchBook Ink features an … [Read more...]

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