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.)

18 comments:

  1. Knowing how to force a soft/hard reset on any electronic device is always helpful.

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  2. Now I regretting getting an ipod 4 instead of an ipad... It's not I left home a lot or anything. Oh, and that super fast scrolling works in the ipod too.

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  3. Great tips, though difficult to read because of the colours

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  4. I enjoyed the video, very informal.

    Following for interest.

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  5. gonna use some of these tricks

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  6. I love random weird stuff like this. Defo following :D Keep it up

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  7. This info is cool, but I don't have an iPad.

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  8. People actually use iPads? D: That takes quite a high level of masochism. By the way, you should change your color scheme a little, it hurts my eyes. x.x

    Followed though :)

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  9. Dude because of this post I actually want to own an ipad.

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  11. good video I like easter eggs :D

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  12. Useful vid. Just got an iPad as a gift recently

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  13. Nice one man, im a PC fan personal but after watching this video i am contemplating a Ipad

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  14. Interesting video, learned a few things, thanks

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