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Little Known Features Of IPad

iPad is a bombshell. There’s so much in it that it could take some serious time spent with it before one can actually use its full capacity. Here’s a quick view of some of little known features this multifunctioning device has.

Built-In Dictionary It’s a no-brainer that a device that has superb features for e-reading is also backed with a decent built-in dictionary. Both the word processor and the iBooks application has dictionary for quick reference to words that you may find vague. Apple is also thoughtful enough to include a quick search of the eBooks using a keyword, just as you would do with a website. As if this is not enough, it is also easy to get quick access to online dictionaries via Safari, so it really isn’t a big deal if some unfamiliar words make you stammer while you read Apple’s massive collection of eBooks.

Auto-Adjusted Screen Brightness The developers of iPad went so far as program the device to adjust its brightness according to specific environments to make eye strain less of an issue for users. This is particularly important for people who frequently use the device in different lighting conditions.

Don’t wish for perfection though. Despite the brilliant design and programming that went into the creation of the product, it still has some limitations. Text and images look washed under direct sunlight, for one.

Home Screen Bookmarking The home screen, is without a doubt among the most versatile features of the device. Aside from allowing the display of the shortcuts to specific applications, iPad’s Home Screen also displays your bookmarked websites. For the end users, this means that you can go straight to your favorite websites with just one touch of the bookmarked websites icon.

Browser Dashboard Forget tabbed browser, iPad’s Safari offers users a different view of opened ‘tabs’. Like the tabbed view we get from laptop or desktop browsers, the dashboard view allows the opening of multiple web pages, only with iPad’s Safari, the web pages are shown as thumbnail images of all opened sites. This allows for easy switching between websites. All it needs is a single tap.

Smart Links Mailing is more convenient with iPad. The device is programmed to recognize address, names, numbers and link these to relevant information. This function benefits users by cutting short the time spent on searching online or in the device’s storage for information relevant to the inquiry. For example, when addresses are tapped, maps and directions show up on the screen. When a name or a telephone number is tapped, the entire information on the contact list is revealed.

Slideshow Soundtracks We’re done with boring, quiet slideshows. Apple’s iPad brings forth the option of integrating music and sounds into its slideshow app. Now, that’s a good way of jazzing up any presentation you create using Keynote.

Background Music And you thought only slideshows can have a background music…Even while you are searching the web or playing any of Apple’s apps, you can have music continuously playing on the background.

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4 Reasons Why Some People Aren’t Crazy About IPad

Many waited in line for the release of Apple’s ‘revolutionary’ tablet PC, the iPad. But many, too, shrugged their shoulders with indifference and dissatisfaction over the fact that this almighty device would not deliver on its promise. Well, these two opposing views clearly show how polarized people are with iPad. Let us take a look at a few things that make iPad a not-so-hot item for some.

iPad 2.0 will be available soon, so why bother? This is a big issue. The currently released iPad is a big disappointment for many and that doesn’t help much with Apple’s efforts to make its newest tablet PC a big hit. Whether the disappointments of the general public – techies, mostly – are justified or not, it still hurts Apple’s sales. It still, in many ways, discouraged quite a huge number of people from buying the product.

But on top of this issue is the expectation that Apple will release a new, upgraded version soon. (Maybe this time, iPad will come with a built-in camera.) People would rather wait for the upgraded version, which many expect will offer a substantially improved version of its predecessor. Following this line of thinking, people would rather wait for one full year or two than dole out their more than $500 on a device that will soon be replaced.

It doesn’t support Flash. Ok, big deal. Apple seems to have a thing for Adobe’s Flash, a standard on the web. Flash is what most websites and rich media are built with. It’s the program that runs videos, audios and games that have saturated the online world. But Apple seem not to like it. The company prefers a more stable, less vulnerable to hack platform. It prefers its own HTML5. It only makes perfect sense that all Apple’s products – iPad included – runs on this platform and not on Flash.

What most people don’t quite get though is that nearly all websites on the internet use Adobe Flash. For the end users, this means that when visiting websites using iPad’s browser, Safari – glorious and beautiful as it is – there would still be some problems that may be encountered. Big problems. No Hulu and HBO for now, buddy.

No built-in camera. Na ah. Before Steve Jobs formally presented iPad to the public, everyone thought it’s a no-brainer that Apple will attach a camera to the device. Apparently, iPad doesn’t carry one and there seems to be no clear indication that iPad 2.0 will have one. For now, iPad can’t be used for taking snapshots of yourself or for making video calls over Skype or YM.

You only get to multitask when running Apple’s native applications. iPad runs on iPhone’s OS, fine. What is not okay though is that the same limitations on iPhone are experienced with the iPad. Say goodbye to multitasking.

If you are a regular user and if you see iPad as nothing more than a sophisticated, multifunctioning multimedia player/toy/laptop hybrid, it won’t be much of a problem. But if you live your life online, you’ll be stumped. There is no way you can listen to iTunes while making a video call using Skype.

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A Brief Overview Of The IPad For Newbies

For regular people who have average interests in technologically advanced gadgets, the iPad is perceived to be just another expensive instrument from Apple. By average interests, we mean those who do not make it a point to research a newly launched product nor visit the manufacturer’s website with passion.

If they decide to visit Apple’s website, they probably have been influenced to purchase the gadget as a result of media buzz and bullish marketing. Non-techies will not think about its pros and cons just yet; what they really want to know is, what exactly is an iPad and what does it do?

The iPad is a mobile computer; it is considered to be revolutionary because it is neither a laptop nor a personal digital assistant. It is unique in its own right most especially because of its tablet frame. It is slightly larger than a netbook by an inch and it does not have a keypad. Its multi-touch screen interface is the basic input method for this device; however, it can also be docked onto a keyboard accessory for fuss-free typing. In addition to its multi-touch screen, the iPad is also programmed to be multi-oriented, so the user can tilt the frame from portrait to landscape according to his preference. Multi-touch means that the user can “tap” and “drag” two items on the display at once by using fingers.

The iPad is mainly designed for information consumption in the form of Web browsing, media, and gaming. Additionally, it can be used to create documents and similar content on a lighter level. The iPad is powered by thousands of apps that allow this device to perform at high-speed rate.

Documents, spreadsheets and slide-show presentations can be created through iWork, which is Apple’s answer to Microsoft Office. As for the entertainment apps, there are plenty to choose from.

Basically, the default browser is Safari, which also happens to be created and designed by Apple engineers. As of late, Opera Mini has become available to iPad users as an alternative Web browser.

Media consumption is one of the best offerings of the iPad. The crisp screen resolution lends justice to images, videos and e-books. The enhanced speaker system provides a great output for music and audio.

Internet connectivity is powered by Wi-Fi and 3G. It possesses the highest speed in wireless Internet technology that overrides the speed of the hotspot offered in a specific location. To connect to a 3G network, the user must insert a 3G SIM card from a service provider. Once the owner has completed the 3G network service application, he can switch from Wi-Fi to 3G connection anytime.

App icons are used to organize the iPad display. The user can select his frequently used apps onto his Favorites section and these can be easily accessed.

It sounds like a pretty interactive device, which is what all gadgets are about. Techie experts suggest that consumers should wait a bit longer for the iPad to mature into the industry so we may all see what it can offer that our regular PCs and media devices cannot.

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What Is The Function Of The Apple IPad?

The Apple iPad is a small flat pc computer that is in tablet style. It has a touch screen operating system and is used much in the same way as the iPhone. It is a much bigger system, about the span of an open book. This is convenient because one of its main uses is as an eBook device, which allows users to download text onto the screen and read it like a book. It is much like the Kindle product made by Amazon.

It is to officially go on sale at the end of March, 2010 and orders have already broken records. It has gotten huge amounts of press and made its first major appearance on stage at the Grammy Awards. It was used as a plug for Apple, since the iPad was read from to announce the winner.

From behind it looks like a small, closed Apple laptop. From the front, it looks like an iPhone five times its normal size. It has no keyboard or mouse that come with it, though it is very sophisticated technology that is able to play music, record sound, use almost all current Macintosh programs for computer and phone, connect to the web, download many different types of files, and make phone calls.

It weighs just a pound and a half, which is amazing considering its memory and battery capabilities. It connects to WiFi. On the outside, it is easily the simplest of modern Apple products. There is only one USB port and one headphone jack. There are speakers and a microphone built in. That is it.

This product had been in the works for seventeen years before it was finally released in January 2010. Its long production ensured firstly that all the major kinks and problems could be worked out. It secondly made the hype over the product far more than it would have been over any other Apple product.

Despite this, many people were shocked by the price which is five hundred dollars. This is not including if you would like accessories like a mouse or keyboard plug in. Some have wondered at the lack of some features. Perhaps they will be offered later as upgrades in software form in order to make more money. These problems are the device’s inability to run more than one program at a time, no video camera despite the microphone (meaning video chat cannot happen), and problems with the wide screen format.

There has been a lot of controversy regarding the name. Some find it to have repugnant associations and some are upset that the name was not originally theirs, but was rather taken after another product named iPAD was abandoned. Nevertheless, Apple cannot go back on the name now since it has gained so much publicity and is ready to go on shelves shortly.

Lawyers from both sides are unsure to whom the name legally belongs and if there is an impending law suit. It is doubtful it will harm sales at all, though it may delay the product reaching shelves. If there is one, it will be cutting it very close to the release date.

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Some Of The Apple IPad Tablet Apps You Will Love.

If you are taking a look at this particular article, you might have recently acquired an Apple iPad and are curious about what you are actually going to be able to do with it. If you don’t have one yet, than you just might want to know why they are worth your time. To best answer this question, you are going to be introduced to some of the iPad Applications that will be available to you with purchase.

There are a lot of crossover apps from the iPhone and the iPod Touch, but there are also many different applications that are just specific to this new device. So while there might be many of these to consider, this is going to give you a few different app ideas so that you can get the most out of your new Apple device right now and for quite some time to come.

Files to Go is going to be an application that you should certainly consider downloading. The reason for this is that the iPad has no operating system and therefore getting files onto it can be tricky. With this application, though, you can send files to your iPad from any computer connected to the same WiFi network. So moving files and folders for easy access is a breeze.

Truth is, many different people consider the iPad a really awesome E-book reader. In theory this is correct, though it is the most versatile of these devices that you likely have ever seen. Consider getting Goodreader, which takes any e-book that you could download and formatting it for use on your iPad in full screen mode. No more scrolling left to right!

You might be delighted to learn that you are going to be able to access your Netflix account and stream movies and television shows instantly to your iPad. This means that you are taking a very literal library of thousands of video files with you everywhere that you need to go. So the choices and options are in fact endless. Plus, Netflix is only ten dollars a month and this application is free.

You should also think about an application like SoundHound. This app helps you to identify music, by running the application while you are listening to a song that you might not recognize. Within a few seconds, you can get back information concerning: the name of the song, the singer of the song, the album which features that song and how you can iTunes to get it.

While there are so many different iPad apps to choose from, these should give you a pretty good idea of the versatility of the apps that are out there right now, and there are more arriving each and every day to make our lives that much easier.

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Word Games On Your iPhone

Do word games excite and enliven you? Do you feel a dearth of word games around you? You would then love what iPhone has in store for you. IPhone users on iTunes have a set of 40 or so word games to whet your appetite for them. They are constantly being updated to suit your requirements. Take a peek at them.

Word Scramble

You would observe words inside a grid of combined letters and your actual job is to concentrate on the words on your screen. Open up with your pals over Wi-Fi and commence the games with others, over EDGE or 3C and come out as a regular player. You can also play these games in the solo mode and repeat the same wit 4×4 or 5×5 boards. You would enjoy this game if you appreciate games like Text Twist or Scrabble. Have fun and pleasure by playing this free game on your iPhone.

Frozen Lexicon

This is an ever-enjoyable game for those who want to increase their vocabulary. Exact in concept to Text Twist, there is a mixed group of letters out of which you have to create the maximum similar words within the given time. Words with many letters will gain you multiple points. If you are inclined to it, you can adventure into the seven letter challenge words. Bonuses keep you gripped while clues make life a little easier.

Crossword Blitz

If you’re crazy about crosswords then you will love this app because it’s like carrying your own crossword pocketbook with you, wherever you go. A relatively simple game, the Crossword Blitz app doesn’t require an internet connection so you can play without any fears that your game will stop just because there’s no connectivity. The games are unlimited and each one is challenging so you can exercise your mental cells. All the games are automatically generated.

Spel it Rite

This is a cool app where you have to recognize words that have been spelt wrong and choose the one which has the correct spelling only. You have to identify the typos as quickly as possible and for every error a penalty of five seconds is added to the total time. Once you finish a round, you have the option of looking at how well or how badly you have performed. In the free version, there are more than 600 really difficult words while the paid version has more than 2000 words. It’s a good way to check how good your spelling is. You’ll be surprised for sure!

Thom crafts articles for Apple software experts, PocketMac. They specialize in Mac and Apple related software, including their Apple iPhone application, Shiveringkittens.

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Dicey Games for your iPhone

Do you love dice based games and can’t resist any of them? Then you must take a look at some of the great games that are there on iTunes for your iPhone and most of them are free! Awesome graphics and fantastic concepts come together to create an amazing set of games that will keep you occupied no matter where you are. Here’s a look at some of these cool new apps for your iPhone.

Virtual Dice: This is nothing but the real dice. In case you like rolling dice just for the sake of it or even for fun but can’t, why not download this cool app for your iPhone. Here, with twist of your wrist, you can rotate the dice on the screen. The number of dice you desire to play would depend on you. Graphics add to the fun.

MotionX Dice: Ancient civilizations used dice to figure out a lot of things in their life. They rolled the dice and looked at the numbers that showed up and tried to divine their future or understand the answers to the questions they sought. Now, in today’s advanced world, you too can make this happen again with this super cool app from iTunes, called MotionX Dice. Download this app on your phone and never be bored again when you are with friends. Ask questions, shake your iPhone to roll the dice and check out all the fun answers! Do make sure you ask specific questions and not any vague ones. There’s a choice of 56 dice with different options and as many as 31 ‘tables’ for different kinds of tasks, be it magic or divination.

Three’s: This has been a popular game over the years where as many as 20 players can play to see who will get the lowest scores when you add the values of 5 rolled dice. 3 is counted as zero. This same mind absorbing game is now available on the iPhone through iTunes where you can roll dice on your screen and see what happens. It’s a simple game, but extremely popular because you can play it alone or with 20 different people too!

Expedition Africa – The Game: This is an amazing adventure quest game that follows the route followed by Henry Stanley to find Dr. David Livingstone. For history freaks, this is like a dream come true. This game is played by rolling dice and you have to survive all the challenges thrown across on this journey. You have to make sure that your risks are balanced out by the rewards you receive and the game gets over when you no longer have any porters to help you, or food of course.

Thom writes articles for Apple software leader, PocketMac. They specialize in Mac and Apple related software, including their Apple iPhone application, Shiveringkittens.

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