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News, Weather & Travel iPad Apps

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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…]

Track Flights with the FlightTrack Pro iPad App

With the FlightTrack Pro app for iPad, you can track flights all over the world on a map, and you can do it in real time, too. In addition, it has integrated support for TripIt, which makes tracking those [more…]

Find Nearby Points of Interest with the Wikihood Plus iPad App

Wikihood Plus for iPad is an app that taps into that vast reservoir of (mostly accurate) information known as Wikipedia. Using either your current location or a location you pick, Wikihood Plus tells you [more…]

Find and Rate Restaurants with the Urbanspoon iPad App

The basic premise of the Urbanspoon app for iPad is to let you find restaurants by randomly choosing from various cuisines, price points, and neighborhoods on three slot machine reels. Shake your iPad [more…]

Find Restaurants with the ZAGAT TO GO iPad App

The ZAGAT TO GO app for iPad offers restaurant reviews compiled by professional editors based on customer surveys, and in an age where budget-constrained newspapers are cutting back on local coverage like [more…]

Read RSS Feeds with the Pulse News Reader App for iPad

The Pulse News Reader app for iPad is an RSS news reader, but rather than presenting feeds as straightforward lists, Pulse presents them as graphically rich blocks that look almost like a filmstrip. If [more…]

Manage Your RSS Feeds with the Instapaper App for iPad

The Instapaper app for iPad allows you to tag articles, Web sites, Flickr pics, and just about everything else on the Web for viewing later when you have a moment to spare. You can even view your tagged [more…]

Get the News with the NPR App for iPad

NPR (National Public Radio) for iPad offers you access to just about everything NPR produces, including written stories, radio news stories, and a broad selection of the entertainment and informational [more…]

Get the News with the BBC News App for iPad

The BBC News app for iPad brings international news to you, including written news reports and BBC radio. Some articles even have video additions that include background interviews for added color, broadcast [more…]

Monitor Conditions with the Weather Channel Max iPad App

Weather Channel Max for iPad has forecasts, weather maps, warnings, and even some of the TV station's video reports. When you first launch it, it asks if it can use your current location. If you tap OK [more…]

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…]

For Seniors: Get Directions Using iPad's Google Maps

Using Google Maps for iPad, you can get directions to a location quickly. Directions in Maps appear as a line, marking the quickest route from one place to another, using the chosen transportation method [more…]

For Seniors: Change Views in iPad's Google Maps

Google Maps is included with iPad 2. The Maps application offers four views: Classic, Satellite, Hybrid, and Terrain. Change from view to view in Maps as often as you like. By the way, iPad displays the [more…]

For Seniors: Pin Locations in iPad's Google Maps

Google Maps for iPad allows you to pin (mark) locations on its map, such as your current location or a particular address, landmark, or business. Pin locations you want to be able to find quickly. [more…]

For Seniors: Use Street Level in Google Maps on iPad

The Street Level view in Google Maps on iPad 2 provides realistic images with a 360-degree adjustable street view of locations you search for. With Maps, you can lookup a home, business, or landmark's [more…]

For Seniors: Add Bookmarks to iPad's Google Maps

In Google Maps on iPad 2, a bookmark provides a way to save a destination permanently. Bookmarks allow you to find your favorite locations quickly, again and again. [more…]

For Seniors: Share a Google Maps Location with iPad 2

Google Maps on iPad 2 lets you quickly locate homes, businesses, or landmarks. Share the information you find via e-mail so that your friends and colleagues won't have to look it up as well. [more…]

For Seniors: Use the Compass in iPad's Google Maps

Google Maps for iPad 2 includes a Compass you can use to orient yourself with the map. Using Compass is kind of like rotating a paper map in your hands, in order to properly orient it with your actual [more…]

For Seniors: Display Current Location with iPad's Google Maps

The Google Maps app is preinstalled on iPad 2. With Google Maps, you can display your current location and discover what businesses are nearby. Using your current location, the Maps app can provide directions [more…]

For Seniors: Find Any Location with iPad's Google Maps

Google Maps is included with iPad 2. With Maps, you can search for a business, specific street address, or a landmark such as the Empire State Building. [more…]

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