Monday, February 7, 2011

Cool speaker for ipad

This budget option won’t blow you away with its basic speakers, but it will offer a sound boost for music, movies and gaming. It can be used horizontally and vertically (with adjustable viewing angles) and boasts video line-out for playing your iPad’s content on the big screen.
Cost: $79.99

Sunday, February 6, 2011

tricks for ipad

The Soft Reset

The single most common thing people don't realize about the iPhone OS (from my experience) is how to perform a soft reset—which you'll find extremely useful in cases when the system freezes.
Just hold the top (power) and bottom front (home) button for a few seconds. Your iPad will restart. To force quit an application, just hold the home button by itself in a similar fashion.

Take Giant Screenshots

Another oldie but goody that many that many people don't realize you can do in the iPhone OS: screenshot anything you're looking at. And keep in mind, when this happens on the iPad, it's at 768x1024 resolution—making it potentially a lot more useful in the full-sized monitor realm than iPhone screenshots.

Super Fast Webpage Scrolling

So you're all the way to the bottom of a blog when you realize that you want to read a story back at the top. Don't do the whole repeatedly drag your finger across the screen thing. That's a horrible method for covering a lot of real estate. Instead:
Tap the title bar once. WOOOOSSHHH. You're right back on top of the page. (Making "wooosh" noises doesn't expedite the process, but it does wonders for general effect.)

IPAD help

iPad Help 1: What are the common uses of the Apple iPad?
Web browsing, reading and sending email, view photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games, read e-books.
iPad Help 2: What is the maximum resolution fo the iPad Screen?
The 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen has a 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi).
iPad Help 3: What is the Apple iPad battery life?
Apple iPad battery will last upto 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
iPad Help 4: How do sync my computer with Apple iPad?
iPad syncs with iTunes just like the iPhone and iPod touch, and you can sync all of your contacts, photos, music, movies, TV shows, applications easily from your Mac or PC. You can download itunes for free.
iPad Help 5: What is the processor inside the Apple iPad?
The Apple iPad is powered by A4, Apple’s next-generation system-on-a-chip. Its is custom made for exceptional processor speed and graphics performance, while sustainig a longer battery life.
iPad Help 6: Can I snap photos with the Apple iPad camera?
The Apple iPad has no camera (although it has a Take Photo option!). But you cannot take photos using iPad as of now. Here are 8 features iPad lacks and more missing features of Apple iPad.
iPad Help 7: What is the Apple iPad Price?
The Apple iPad is available in 2 variants, a Wi-Fi model and a Wi-Fi + 3G model, and here is the US pricing information. International pricing not yet announced.
Wi-Fi iPad price: 16GB $499, 32GB $599, 64GB $699
Wi-Fi + 3G iPad price: 16GB $629, 32GB $729, 64GB $829
iPad Help 8: Can I connect iPad to a keyboard?
They have a nifty ipad accessory called the iPad keyboard dock which combines a dock for charging your iPad with a full-size keyboard.
iPad Help 9: Can I read Kindle books on Apple iPad?
Amazon already has an Kindle for iPhone App at the Apple App store and it will soon be supporting iPad too. So you will be able to read Kindle books on iPad. Here are 10 reasons why Apple iPad is better than Amazon Kindle.
iPad Help 10: How can I develop iPad Apps?
You can join the iPhone Developer Program and download iPhone SDK 3.2 beta that contains all the tools you need to start developing and optimizing iPhone OS applications for iPad.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Listed below are three more important and relatively easy battery saving tips and tricks which may come to your rescue at times when you can’t charge your iPad.
Mail & Calendar Syncing, a complete no:
On the iPad it is possible to configure and sync several different email accounts as well as calendars.  I think I have about 8 different email accounts and 3 different calendars.  These result in regular connections made to the Internet, allowing emails and calendar entries to appear on your iPad throughout the day, which, you guessed it, results in battery consumption. When you need every minute out of your battery and don’t need to be updated with mails, make sure to keep these syncs at a minimum or better, switch them off until you really need them.  This can be easily done by going into settings, then mail, contacts, calendars and changing the settings for Fetch New Data.

Push notifications, also a complete no:
One of the major causes of battery drainage on the iPad is push notifications from social networking applications such as Facebook and Twitter. When you need your battery to last, it is essential to switch these notifications off.
This is also easily done by going into the settings menu, then into notifications and switching them off. Believe me, this will help your battery last.  You might not get the latest updates from your friends on Facebook but you can always check them later.
Location Services, a complete no as well:
The location service on your iPad searches for your location on its own. This is especially used in the Maps app. It allows you to know where you are and gives you an option to search and get information for places nearby. In return for these awesome services, it sucks the life out of your iPad’s battery.  Hence, when you do not require using Maps you can save battery by going into Settings, then Location Services and sliding it to the ‘off’ position.
For the next set of battery saving tips and tricks for your iPad please stay tuned to Part 3 of this series.  Also let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions for future tips and tricks that you think would be helpful.

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