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Choosing the Right iPad for You

iPads come in only two different colors: black and white. Otherwise, they all look pretty much the same. In fact, if you pick up an iPad, you're not likely to be able to tell one model from another. That's [more…]

Looking at the External Features of the iPad

When you fork over your hard-earned money for your iPad, you'll be left holding one box about the size of a package of copy paper. One of the things in that box is a small card that displays a picture [more…]

Get the Most Out of Your iPad Battery

You've heard about the awesome 10-hour battery life on your iPad. But all batteries run down eventually (the little battery icon in the iPad Status bar will tell you when you're running low), so one of [more…]

How to Use the iPad's Touchscreen Interface

The iPad touchscreen technology allows you to swipe your finger across the screen or tap an icon to provide input to the device. Just as you may have become used to with your mobile phone, you use the [more…]

How to Use the iPad's Onscreen Keyboard

The iPad has a built-in keyboard that appears whenever you're in a text-entry location, such as a Search field or e-mail message. Follow these steps to practice using the iPad's onscreen keyboard: [more…]

How to Search Your iPad with Spotlight

A search feature in iPad called Spotlight helps you find photos, music, e-mails, contacts, movies, and more. This search feature can be found on the screen to the left of the iPad's default Home screen [more…]

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 Sync Your iPad and Your Computer

You can use your data connection cord to connect your iPad and computer to sync info like contacts and calendar settings. Before you can use iTunes to sync, you have to download the software and, if you [more…]

How to Buy from the App Store on Your iPad

Apps provide all kinds of functionality for your iPad, from the ability to plan travel, manage finances, and find local restaurants and gas stations to hard-core business productivity and serious gaming [more…]

How to Organize Apps on Your iPad

An iPad can display up to 11 Home screens, giving you plenty of latitude to organize your apps. By default, the first contains pre-installed apps; other screens are created to contain any apps you download [more…]

How to Browse the Internet on Your iPad

How you connect to the Internet depends on which iPad model you own. The Wi-Fi-only iPad connects to the Internet via a wireless network. If you own a 3G-enabled iPad, you can still use a Wi-Fi connection [more…]

How to Add Your E-mail Account to Your iPad

You can access an existing e-mail account using the handy Mail app supplied with your iPad, or if the mail service has a Web-based interface, you can sign in using the Safari browser. Using Mail involves [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 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…]

Tips for Keeping Your iPad Clean

If you've been playing with your iPad at all, you know, despite Apple's claim that iPads have fingerprint-resistant screens, that iPads are fingerprint magnets. They are covered with an oil-resistant coating [more…]

How to Move iWork Files between Your iPad and Computer

If you need to move documents between your Mac or PC and your iPad, the iPad needs to be physically (not wirelessly) connected to the computer, so make sure you have your connection cable handy. [more…]

How to Transfer PDFs to an iPad

Along with mail and calendars and games, the Apple iPad can display your own personal PDFs — after you figure out how to copy PDFs to your iPad. Luckily, it only takes a few easy steps to move a PDF file [more…]

How to Print from Your iPad

If you need to print from your iPad, you can use the iPad's built-in wireless printing capability or a third-party app, which is likely to give you a few more printing controls. [more…]

What's New in iPad 2?

iPad gets its features from a combination of hardware and its software operating system. If you've seen the first-generation iPad in action, you might want to know what new features the iPad 2 brings to [more…]

The External Features of the iPad 2

When you fork over your hard-earned money for your iPad 2, you'll be left holding one box about the size of a package of copy paper. One of the things in that box is a small card that displays a picture [more…]

Choosing the Right iPad 2 for You

iPad 2s don't come in different sizes. In fact, if you pick up an iPad 2, you're not likely to be able to tell one model from another except that some are black and some are white and models including [more…]

Choosing Accessories for Your iPad

Accessories for your iPad can make your computing life easier. Apple offers everything iPad from cases and covers to printers and cables. You can get iPad accessories from Apple or explore the ever-growing [more…]

Apple's IPad 2: What Those Buttons Are For

So you've purchased an Apple iPad 2. Congratulations! Now all you have to do is to figure out how to use the iPad's buttons and other physical features. [more…]

Register Your iPad 2

To register your iPad 2, you'll need a computer and Internet access. Before registering the iPad, you'll also need to install iTunes on the computer and create an iTunes account. [more…]

How to Use iPad 2's Touchscreen

The iPad uses touchscreen technology. When you swipe your finger across the iPad's touchscreen or tap it, you’re providing input to the device. You use the pads of your fingertips [more…]

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