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Buy an iPad 2: How Much Memory Is Enough?

Want to buy an iPad 2? One of the most important decisions you'll need to make is how much memory your new iPad 2 should have.

Memory is a measure of how much information — for example, movies, photos, [more…]

Buy an iPad 2: Do You Need Wi-Fi and 3G?

If you're shopping for an iPad 2, you must decide how you want the iPad to connect to the Internet — through Wi-Fi or 3G. iPad 2 is great for browsing online, shopping online, e-mailing, and so on, so [more…]

Consider iPad 2 Accessories

Apple offers accessories for the iPad 2 that you might want to buy when you purchase your iPad. Many iPad accessories make your iPad experience easier and more enjoyable. [more…]

Explore What’s in the iPad 2 Box

After you purchase an iPad 2, you’ll be left holding a box that contains the iPad itself of course, various hardware, and some paper. So how important is everything? [more…]

Where to Buy Your iPad 2

iPads are not available for purchase just anywhere. But with the launch of iPad 2, you can buy iPads not only at the Apple Store but also BestBuy, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Target. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Charge the iPad's Battery

When an iPad's battery runs out of power, you'll need to recharge it. While an iPad is not plugged in, it draws power from its battery, and eventually you'll need to either recharge the battery or pull [more…]

For Seniors: How to Install iTunes on a Computer

Download the iTunes application to your computer so that you use it to sync (transfer) downloaded content to your iPad. iTunes comes on your iPad, and it helps organize media — music, movies, audiobooks [more…]

For Seniors: How to Open an iTunes Account

Open an iTunes account (Apple ID) to purchase media such as music, movies, audiobooks, podcasts, and so on. Install iTunes on your computer, and setup an iTunes account to create the Apple ID. With it, [more…]

For Seniors: Setup iTunes for iPad

iTunes comes on your iPad, and it helps organize media — music, movies, audiobooks, podcasts, and such. Install iTunes on your computer, and use it to sync [more…]

For Seniors: Sync the iPad to Your Computer

You use iTunes to sync (transfer) media on your computer — music, movies, audiobooks, podcasts, and so on — with your iPad. iTunes can also sync contacts, appointments, e-mail messages, notes, photos, [more…]

For Seniors: Use the iPad Online User Guide

The iPad online User Guide is similar to the Help system on a Windows or Mac computer. The online help guide is accessed through the Safari browser, as a bookmarked site. [more…]

For Seniors: Update Your iPad's Operating System

It's important to update your iPad's operating system whenever a new iOS (iPad operating system) is released, in order to keep the iPad running in tip-top shape. An operating system update typically adds [more…]

For Seniors: How to Multitask on an iPad 2

Multitasking on your iPad 2 lets you easily switch from one app to another without closing the first one and returning to the Home screen.

You might multitask if you want to open the browser and look up [more…]

For Seniors: Customize the iPad Side Switch

The iPad side switch can be used to lock the screen orientation or mute the sound. When the screen is locked, its orientation doesn't change when you rotate the iPad in your hands. [more…]

For Seniors: Explore the iPad Status Bar

Across the top of the iPad screen is the Status bar. Tiny icons in this area can provide useful information, such as the time, battery level, and wireless-connection status. [more…]

For Seniors: Understand iPad 2's Built-in Applications

The iPad 2 comes with certain applications (apps) built in, such as Safari, Mail, Contacts, iPod, Photos, and Calendar. Icons for each application appear on the iPad's Home screen. To get the most out [more…]

For Seniors: Wake, Sleep, or Turn Off the iPad

The iPad can be turned on or off like any other electronic device. You can also put the iPad to sleep, and wake it when you need it again. Using Sleep mode [more…]

For Seniors: Get Help Reading Text on iPad 2

As your eyes age, it gets harder and harder to read text on-screen, even on the iPad 2. The iPad can tell you what's on screen. You can also enlarge the iPad's on-screen text. Both features are helpful [more…]

For Seniors: Connect to the Internet with Your iPad 2

Internet access is important when using the iPad 2. When connected to the Internet, you can browse web pages, check your e-mail, connect with friends using FaceTime, receive iMessages, purchase media from [more…]

For Seniors: Use Safari Web Browser on iPad 2

Once your iPad 2 is connected to the Internet, browse web pages using the Safari web browser. With Safari, you can browse a wide world of information, entertainment, education, and more on the Internet [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust the iPad 2 Screen

For the visually-challenged, the iPad's screen might seem dark and hard to use. To make the iPad screen easier to read, adjust its brightness. For higher contrast, switch to a simple black and white screen [more…]

For Seniors: Change the iPad 2 Wallpaper

The wallpaper of water drops — the default iPad background image — may be pretty, but it may not be the one that works best for you. Choosing different wallpaper may help you to see all the icons on your [more…]

For Seniors: Zoom In and Out on iPad 2

The Zoom feature on iPad 2 lets you zoom in (enlarge) the contents displayed on the iPad screen. After zooming in, you can quickly zoom out again when desired, to view text and images displayed on-screen [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust the Audio on iPad 2

If you're hearing-impaired, adjust the volume on your iPad 2 so that it's more comfortable. If you use headphones with your iPad, you can adjust its audio as well to favor your good ear. [more…]

For Seniors: Add Regular E-Mail to iPad 2

You can send and receive e-mail on iPad 2 through regular e-mail providers such as Windows Live/Hotmail, Earthlink, Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe/iCloud, and your cable-Internet provider. You can also send [more…]

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