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Music, Pictures & Video on an iPad

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For Seniors: Restrict YouTube Videos on iPad 2

You can mark YouTube videos as "inappropriate" and restrict access to them on your iPad 2. For example, you might want to restrict certain YouTube videos in order to prevent them from playing should your [more…]

For Seniors: Rate, Share, and Mark YouTube Videos on iPad

Using the YouTube app on iPad 2, you can rate YouTube videos, indicating whether you liked or disliked them. iPad also lets you share and mark favorite YouTube videos. For example, you might want to flag [more…]

How to Import (Sync) Pictures to Your iPad

Syncing pictures is still the most common way to import images to the iPad. The assumption here is that you already know how to get pictures onto your computer. [more…]

Photo Stream: Sync Photos on Your iPad

The Photo Stream feature on the iPad, when enabled, uploads and stores up to 1,000 photos from the last 30 days on iCloud and automatically downloads them to all your devices that have Photo Stream enabled [more…]

Connect a Digital Camera to Your iPad

Importing pictures to your iPad can be done in a few ways. Connecting a digital camera or memory card involves buying an accessory.

Almost all digital cameras come with a USB cable that can be used to transfer [more…]

How to Edit Pictures on Your iPad

iPad's iOS includes a welcome quartet of photo-editing tools: Rotate, Enhance, Red-Eye, and Crop. To use any of these tools, tap the Edit button in the upper-right corner of the iPad screen, and a toolbar [more…]

How to Look at Pictures on Your iPad

Photographs are meant to be seen, of course, not buried in the digital equivalent of a shoebox. And, the iPad affords you some neat ways to manipulate, view, and share your best photos. [more…]

How to Create Slide-Show Effects on Your iPad

Both the Settings options and the Slideshow button on your iPad enable you to add special effects to your slide shows. Under Settings, you can alter the length of time each slide is shown, change the transition [more…]

How to Use Your iPad as an iPod

To use your iPad as an iPod, just tap the Music icon on the right side of the Dock at the bottom of the screen (unless you’ve moved it elsewhere).

This figure provides a quick overview of the Music app [more…]

How to Find Music on Your iPad

With the Music app open on your iPad, the easiest way to find music is to type a song, artist, album, or composer name into the Search field in the lower-right corner of the screen. [more…]

The More Tab in Music on Your iPad

Your iPad is perhaps the best iPod ever — especially for working with music. When browsing music on your iPad, tap More to see [more…]

Genius Playlists on the iPad

Genius selects songs from your iPad music library that go great together. To use it, tap the Genius button, and your iPad generates a Genius playlist of 25 songs that it picked because it thinks they go [more…]

Create Playlists on Your iPad

Playlists on your iPad let you organize songs around a particular theme or mood: operatic arias, romantic ballads, British invasion — whatever. Although it may be easier to create playlists in iTunes on [more…]

Choose an Equalizer Setting for Your iPad

An equalizer on your iPad increases or decreases the relative levels of specific frequencies to enhance the sound you hear. Some equalizer settings emphasize the bass [more…]

iPad: How to Shop with the iTunes App

The iTunes application lets you use your iPad to download, buy, or rent just about anything you can download, buy, or rent with the iTunes application on your Mac or PC, including music, audiobooks, podcasts [more…]

Compatible Video for the iPad

The iPad works with a whole bunch of video, although not everything you’ll want to watch will make it through. Several Internet video standards — notably Adobe Flash — are not supported. [more…]

How to Work the iPad's Video Controls

When you're playing a video on your iPad, tap the screen to display the video controls. Then you can tap a control to activate it. Here’s how to work the video controls: [more…]

Watch Video from Your iPad on a TV

You love watching movies on the iPad, but you also recognize the limitations of a smaller screen, even one as stunning as the Retina display. As good as it is, friends still won’t want to crowd around [more…]

How to Restrict or Delete Videos on Your iPad

If you’ve given an iPad to your child or someone who works for you, you may not want that person spending time watching movies or television. You might want him to do something more productive, such as [more…]

What Is FaceTime on the iPad?

The beauty of FaceTime, the video chat app on the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad, is that it lets you connect. FaceTime exploits the two cameras built into the devices, each serving a different purpose [more…]

How to Get Started with FaceTime

So you're using FaceTime for the first time on your iPad. Well, after you tap the app’s icon from the Home screen, you’re required to sign in to FaceTime using your Apple ID, which can be your iTunes Store [more…]

iPad: How to Make a FaceTime Call

Video on the iPad ventures into another area: video chat. You can keep in touch with friends and loved ones by gazing into each other’s eyes. It’s all done through a version of [more…]

iPad: How to Receive a FaceTime Call

Of course, you can get FaceTime calls on your iPad as well as make them. FaceTime doesn’t have to be open for you to receive a video call. Here’s how incoming calls work: [more…]

The iPad's AirPlay Icon in Music

Depending on the iOS version on your iPad, you may or may not see the AirPlay icon (shown below) in your iPad’s Music app controls. AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream music, photos, and video to AirPlay-enabled [more…]

Picture Tricks for Your iPad

You can take advantage of the photos on the iPad in a few neat ways. In each case, you tap the picture and make sure that the picture controls are displayed. Then tap the Action buttonin the upper-right [more…]

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