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How to Use iPad Apps to Stay Organized

Scheduling your time, tracking contacts, jotting down notes — they're all a part of keeping organized in today's hectic world. iPad offers three apps to help you do just that: Calendar, Contacts, and Notes [more…]

How to Change the Brightness and Wallpaper Settings on Your iPad

There are two visual settings that fall together as one category in the iPad's Settings window: Brightness & Wallpaper. Adjusting these settings can make your interaction with an iPad easy on the eyes [more…]

How to Use the Picture Frame on Your iPad

The Picture Frame is a feature of iPad that allows you to play a slideshow of images from the Lock screen. When the Lock screen is displayed, you just tap the little flower-like icon in the bottom-right [more…]

How to Adjust Sounds on Your iPad

The iPad lets you adjust sound setting in two ways: You can adjust the volume for all apps on your iPad, and you can specify whether system sounds play for events such as new e-mail, calendar alerts, and [more…]

How to Set Up VoiceOver on Your iPad

iPad's VoiceOver feature reads the names of screen elements and settings to you, but it also changes the way you provide input to iPad. In Notes, for example, you can have VoiceOver read the name of the [more…]

How to Reset iPad Settings

Life may not have a reset feature, but iPads do. If, for some reason, you want to return your iPad to its default settings, you can reset them. The last item under iPad's General settings is Reset. When [more…]

How to Search and Buy from the iTunes Store on Your iPad

The iTunes Store is set up to be your most convenient source for content on your iPad. Sure, you can get content from other places, but the iTunes app comes pre-installed on your iPad, and Apple makes [more…]

How to Manage Your iPad Music Library with the iPod App

iPad includes an iPod app that allows you to take advantage of its pretty amazing little sound system to play your own style of music or podcasts and audiobooks. You can also play movies on your iPad with [more…]

How to Play Music on Your iPad with the iPod App

Playing an audio file on your iPad is simple, and you'll be glad to hear that iPod can continue to play in the background while you go use other apps. If you're browsing in Safari, for example, with music [more…]

How to Play Videos on Your iPad

iPad's built-in Videos app can play TV shows, movies, and podcasts that you find online and download to your iPad. After you've downloaded content, use these steps to work with pretty familiar playback [more…]

How to Play Videos with the YouTube App for iPad

YouTube, the popular video-sharing site, has become part of most of our lives. So, you may be glad to hear that the built-in YouTube app on your iPad makes it easy to find and play videos from the site [more…]

How to Change the Brightness and Font Size on the iBook App

iPad's iBook app doesn't offer a simulated page surface as some dedicated eReaders such as Kindle do, so it's important that you make the reading experience as visually comfortable as possible by adjusting [more…]

How to Search and Bookmark in Your iPad eReader

When you buy a book or magazine online, it downloads to your iPad in a few seconds using your Wi-Fi or 3G connection. After you've got your eReader app and some content, iPad offers several navigation [more…]

The iPad as a Gaming Platform

The iPhone is a fun gaming device, but the screen is too small. Your computer is a good gaming device, but it lacks some of the tactile input of a touchscreen. iPad may be just right as the ultimate gaming [more…]

Getting Started with the Maps App on Your iPad

You can find lots of great functions in the Maps app for iPad, including getting directions from one location to another by foot, car, or public transportation. You can bookmark locations to return to [more…]

How to Add and Delete Bookmarks in the Maps App for iPad

Bookmarks are a tried and true way to save a destination in iPad's Maps app so that you can display a map or directions to that spot quickly. You've probably used a bookmark feature in a Web browser that [more…]

How to Get Directions and Information with the Maps App for iPad

The Maps application can provide all kinds of information on your iPad, from directions from one location to another to the street address and phone number for a particular business or landmark or the [more…]

How to View a Location from Street Level with the iPad Maps App

The Street level view on iPad's Maps application is seriously cool. You can not only get a picture of what the location looks like from the street, you can pan all around it to look up at tall skyscrapers [more…]

Making Travel Arrangements from Your iPad

Your iPad can help you out from the very beginning of your trip planning. You can book flights, check your flight time, rent a car, and get local maps of the public transit system at your destination, [more…]

Finding a Restaurant with Your iPad

With the Internet and maps at your fingertips, why not use your iPad to find food? Here is a selection of some the available intriguing restaurant listing iPad apps for you to explore: [more…]

What Are the iWork Apps for iPad?

iWork for iPad is an office suite, like Microsoft Office. Office suites provide applications that are, well, office-oriented. The iWork office suite includes three applications that are similar to Microsoft [more…]

How to Create a New iWork Document on Your iPad

All of the iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) on iPad have a similar look and feel. One of the coolest advantages of iWork is that major features are available in the same way in all its applications [more…]

Using Common iWork Features on Your iPad

One of the coolest advantages of iWork for iPad is that major features are available in the same way in all its applications. For example, there's an important interface element in Pages called a [more…]

How to Add Photos to an iWork Document on Your iPad

Photos, images, and video can be added — easily and productively — to any iWork for iPad document. There are two ways to insert photos and video into an iWork document: Use the Insert button at the right [more…]

How to E-mail Photos from Your iPad

Part of the fun of taking photos is sharing those images with others. It's easy to share photos stored on your iPad by sending them as e-mail attachments, and you can do it from within the Photos app. [more…]

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