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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…]

How to Find and Buy eBooks for Your iPad

Before you can read books or other publications on your iPad, you have to get them to your iPad. This involves downloading eReader software and then using it to buy eBooks, eZines, and other publications [more…]

How to Navigate an eBook on Your iPad

Reading an eBook isn't much harder than reading a paperback. Here are the simple steps involved in making your way around an eBook using iBooks eReader: [more…]

Explore Space with the NASA App for iPad

NASA App HD for iPad is a great resource to learn a lot about the solar system. The gorgeous home screen for the app features the solar system, including the Sun, Moon, the International Space Station, [more…]

Add Guitar Effects with the AmpliTube App for iPad

AmpliTube for iPad is an amplifier and effects modeling package that turns your iPad into a mobile guitar rig. Plug your guitar into your iPad, launch AmpliTube, pick an amp, lay down some effects pedals [more…]

Explore Space with the Star Walk App for iPad

A purely astronomy-oriented app, Star Walk brings the heavens straight down to your iPad. It has several features, but when you first open it, you'll be asked for your current location. Once you've given [more…]

Search Science Terms with the Science Glossary App for iPad

Science Glossary is a standalone app for iPad filled with definitions of science terms and biographies of important scientists and historical figures from the world of science. It also ties into the company's [more…]

Visit a Virtual Art Museum with the Art Authority App for iPad

What you get with the Art Authority app is pictures of art from more than a thousand artists on your iPad. All told, there are pictures of more than 40,000 paintings and sculptures, making for 10GB worth [more…]

Teach Children to Read with the abc PocketPhonics App for iPad

The abc PocketPhonics app for iPad is based on a teaching method called synthetic phonics, which teaches children to associate letters with sounds and then learn how to combine those sounds [more…]

Post to Facebook Using Emoticons with the Emoti HD App for iPad

Emoti HD is an app that allows you to post great-looking emoticons in your Facebook posts, images that can be informative for those reading your posts, but images that can also simply draw more attention [more…]

Manage and Watch Movies with the Netflix App for iPad

You can watch TV shows and movies on your Mac or PC, and with the Netflix app on your iPad, you can even watch them on your iOS device, so long as you have an Internet connection. If you have a Netflix [more…]

Listen to Music on Your iPad with the Pandora Radio App

The Pandora Radio app brings the Pandora streaming radio service from your browser to your iPad. There are a lot of streaming radio stations on the Internet, but Pandora came up with an approach of offering [more…]

How to Download Games to Your iPad

iPad outstrips iPhone as the ultimate portable gaming machine because of its beautiful screen and unique features. Once you have registered for your Game Center account, you can start downloading games [more…]

Playing Games with Friends in Your iPad Game Center

Your iPad 2 comes with the Game Center app installed so you can use your iPad to play games with friends. After you have added a friend and both of you have downloaded the same game, you're ready to play [more…]

Games to Try on Your iPad

Your iPad is perfect for gaming. So, of course, all sorts of games and gaming accessories are available for your iPad. Some games are ported over from iPhone and some are custom-made for iPad. You can [more…]

Social Media Apps for Your iPad

Your iPad can be a great tool for dipping into the world of social media. Third-party vendors offer great iPad apps for using Facebook, Twitter, blogs, instant messaging, and more. Here are seven great [more…]

The iPad 2 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 2 may be just right as the ultimate [more…]

Creating Art on Your iPad 2 with the ArtRage App

ArtRage, by Ambient Design Ltd., is an app you can buy and use on your iPad 2. It lets you use your fingers to manipulate various artist's tools, photos, and backgrounds to create digital works of art. [more…]

Make iPad Music with the GarageBand App

GarageBand is a music composition and playing app that has been pre-installed on Mac computers for a while, and now it's available for iPad. You have to buy the app for about [more…]

Accessing the iTunes Games Center App on iPad 2

The Game Center app comes preinstalled with iPad (iOS 4.2 and later). If you're into gaming, you'll enjoy the features it offers that allow you to invite friends to play games, buy games, and keep track [more…]

How to Add Friends to Your iPad Game Center Account

Think of the iTunes Game Center available on your iPad as a kind of social networking site for gamers. You can add friends and play games with them and compare your scores. If you want to play Game Center [more…]

For Seniors: Download Free Podcasts from iTunes U

iTunes U is a compilation of free online courses from universities and other providers, available through iTunes. Courses at iTunes U are presented in podcasts, and are easily playable on your iPad 2. [more…]

For Seniors: Listen to Podcasts on iPad 2

Podcasts are audio broadcasts you can listen to on your iPad. Most podcasts are free and feature a wide variety of topics. Podcasts often repeat at a regular cycle, known as episodes. Each episode of a [more…]

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