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Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 5 - iPad Keyboard Tips Your Mother Never Taught You

Most iPad owners discover fairly rapidly that tapping the space bar on the onscreen keyboard twice automatically inserts a period, a space, and then capitalizes the next letter you type (as long as you've got these preferences enabled in the General section of your iPad's Preferences). But there are other keyboard shortcuts hidden in the iPad's digital keyboard.

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By Lisa L. SpangenbergJuly 22, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 4 - Get ePub Books on Your iPad without Using iTunes

iBooks supports iTunes sharing, and it's pretty easy to copy books to and from your iPad by connecting your iPad to your computer's USB port and sharing the file via iTunes. But it's kind of annoying to have to connect your iPad to your computer every time you download an ePub file. Here are a few additional methods for getting ePub files on your iPad.

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By Lisa L. SpangenbergJuly 21, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 3 - Set up an iPad without a Credit Card

When you first set up an iPad, whether with iTunes on a Mac or a PC, your iPad and iTunes will require you to either enter an existing Apple ID, or to immediately create a new free Apple ID. When you create an Apple ID, Apple will require you to link your Apple ID to a payment source. This is typically either PayPal or a credit card. Now, you may not be comfortable with allowing anyone, including Apple, to store your credit card data online. You may not have nor want to have a PayPal account. Or you may be setting up an iPad for an elderly parent, or a child who, while able to benefit from using the iPad in all sorts of ways, doesn't want to or is unable to deal with the various issues that come with online purchasing capability. For example, you probably don't want to give a six-year old child access to your credit card or PayPal account just so she can use her iPad.

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By Lisa L. SpangenbergJuly 20, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 2 - Stream Your Music and Other Audio with AirPlay

There's been a fair amount of attention paid to the fact that you can stream video from iPad apps like the CNN app or the TED app to an Apple TV. You probably know that if you have powered Wi-Fi speakers, or an Airport Express, you can stream music from the iPad's iPod app to your stereo or powered speakers via Apple's AirPlay. But what you may not know is that other apps besides the iPod app can use AirPlay to stream audio, and there are a number of nifty apps that do just that.

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By Lisa L. SpangenbergJuly 19, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 1 - Consolidate Your Apps into Folders

It doesn't take very long to end up with several iPad screens full of Apps and Web short cuts. Here are a few ways to make find the app you want a little easier.

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By Lisa L. SpangenbergJuly 18, 2011
Topics: Apple, iPad