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Plan Trips with the Kayak iPad App

You may be familiar with Kayak as an online travel service, or you may have used the company's iPhone apps. Either way, you should check out Kayak Explore for iPad. This free app offers the standard flight [more…]

How to Copy Files to and from iWork for iPad

One of the features that makes iWork for iPad so successful is that the iWork team has made it so easy for you to move documents around and work on them in whatever environment you want. You can get to [more…]

How to Create a New Table in the Numbers App for iPad

Tables contain the data for your spreadsheets and charts in the Numbers app for iPad. They can be relatively small and focused, and you can use formulas to link them together —that's a much better strategy [more…]

Start a New Presentation with the Keynote App for iPad

You can start your Keynote presentation on your iPad by creating a blank slide or by choosing from a variety of Keynote's templates. Between adding any text that you need onto the slides and using animated [more…]

How to Use iPad's Notes App

What can you do with the iPad Notes App? Well, after you've created notes, you are likely to want to find one to open again. The Notes app gives you all sorts of options for moving among your notes and [more…]

How to E-mail Notes on Your iPad

If you want to share a Note you wrote on your iPad with a friend or colleague, or even access your note on your main computer to move it into a word-processing program, you can easily e-mail the contents [more…]

How to Delete a Note from Your iPad

Over time, Notes can accumulate on your iPad, making it harder to find the one you need. There's no sense in letting your Notes List get cluttered up or leaving old content around to confuse you. When [more…]

How to Manually Add Contacts to Your iPad

The Contacts application's entire purpose is to store contact information and make it available to you on your iPad. But first, you have to make that information available to your iPad. You can enter your [more…]

How to Sync Contacts with Your iPad Using iTunes

The Contacts application's entire purpose is to store contact information and make it available to you on your iPad. But first, you have to make that information available to your iPad. You can use your [more…]

How to Write Notes on Your iPad

Using the Notes app on your iPad is kind of like grabbing a sticky note, jotting your thoughts down, pulling off the note, and sticking it somewhere. iPad's Notes App includes editing tools to select, [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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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…]

For Seniors: View E-Mail Messages on iPad 2

You can send and receive e-mail messages on your iPad using Mail. After you receive e-mail, you can view each message and read its contents. Staying in touch via e-mail is a great way to use your iPad. [more…]

For Seniors: Respond to E-Mail on iPad 2

With iPad 2, you can send and receive e-mail messages. After you receive e-mail, you can view each message and respond to it or forward the message onto other colleagues and friends. [more…]

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