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5 iPad 2 Tips in 5 Days: Tip 5 - Print without an HP Printer

When Apple first announced AirPrint in the summer of 2010, I was really excited and purchased a Canon wireless printer to be ready for the grand day when I could print from my iPad and iPhone directly. In the meantime, I could print wirelessly from my various Macs and my wife’s PC.

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By Dennis R. CohenMay 6, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

5 iPad 2 Tips in 5 Days: Tip 4 - Be a VJ

The release of the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 opened the doors for you to be a video jockey. With the iPad (the iPad 2 is best, but the original iPad will suffice), you can display your iPad video content on a TV in a number of ways.

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By Dennis R. CohenMay 5, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

5 iPad 2 Tips in 5 Days: Tip 3 - Video Is a Space Hog

The iPad’s beautiful screen makes it an ideal venue for watching video. Syncing your video to the iPad makes carrying around a small video library really convenient, especially when taking a long plane trip, commuting to work by bus or train, or just trying to keep the kids in the back seat distracted on a long drive. The downside is that the iPad has a limited amount of memory to hold the operating system, your apps, and all the other content that you are likely to be toting around, such as photos, music, and the documents you create with your other apps.

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By Dennis R. CohenMay 4, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

5 iPad 2 Tips in 5 Days: Tip 2 - Clear Out Background Processes

When Apple introduced multitasking in iOS 4.2, we hailed it as a great boon. Now, apps would continue to run and do their thing so that we could switch back and forth between them with ease. Double-clicking the Home button presented us with a panel along the bottom of the screen showing all the active processes, so it was just “tap and go.” Unfortunately, apps don’t come with a “Quit” (or “Exit”) command, so everything just continues to run, using up memory and eventually slowing our iPad down.

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By Dennis R. CohenMay 3, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

5 iPad 2 Tips in 5 Days: Tip 1 - Watch Out for the Camera Lens

Familiarity breeds assumption, or at least ingrains habits.

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By Dennis R. CohenMay 2, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad