Showing posts with label ipad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ipad. Show all posts

Saturday, November 9, 2013

How to Get the Most From Your iPad

When the iPad was first released it turned out that Apple was once again changing the world of mobile technology forever. There kind of seems to be a theme there, huh? It seems that every time there is a big change coming in the mobile technology industry, Apple is always on the bleeding edge of it. Well, now that Apple has become the leading mobile tablet producer, many of you have already purchased your own iPad and are constantly looking for new ways to utilize it. Here are a few of my favorite ways that you can max out the performance of your device.

Get a SIM-Only Plan for Your iPad

The iPad can easily connect to wireless networks for sure, but because it is intended largely for use as a mobile device I always tell people that if you can't get a data connection because you're nowhere near a Wi-Fi network, then you've lost a lot of the functionality of your device. That's a problem when you consider that the iPad was meant for traveling with. I usually tell people to get a data plan for their iPad so they can use it on the go. Here is a list of several of my favorite data plan options for avid iPad users. And here is another great guide to picking a great mobile SIM plan.

Get Mobile Device Insurance

Once again we go back to the intended purpose of the iPad as a mobile device. You were intended to travel with it or take it outside of your home with you. Most people think that their homeowner's or renter's insurance will cover their iPad but they don't realise that this applies only when the device is in the home. If you take it outside of the house and it gets stolen, lost, or damaged, then you are out of luck. This is why a dedicated device insurance policy for your expensive iPad is never a bad idea.

Purchase a Good Set of Headphones

Whether you prefer ear buds, on-ear, or over-ear headphones, I recommend that everyone get a quality set of headphones for their device. Nothing can raise the value and pleasure you get out of your iPad like a good quality sound experience. Listening to music on the train? Watching a movie on the plane? Well, you'll get even more pleasure out of it by getting some good quality sound out of your iPad. Trust me on this one.

Learn to Love the Bigger Screen

Most of what you can do on your iPad can also be done on the smaller iPhone. This largely isn't a problem. However, for things that require significant screen time such as video calls over Skype, watching movies, playing games, etc. the bigger screen of the iPad is a godsend. I have an iPhone and an iPad, and when I'm able to, I always choose to do the tasks and functions that require more screen time on my iPad. My eyes thank me for it.
There are a lot of things that you can do to enhance your user experience when it comes to using your new iPad. The few listed here are what I consider to be the absolute essentials. But don't let that stop you from considering your own personal enhancements for your own iPad user experience. If you're going to invest in a SIM plan for you iPad, I suggest you check out these low cost SIM-only contracts.
Laura Ginn is a professional writer and blogger who spends a lot of time at local coffee shops writing on her iPad. Because she takes her iPad with her almost everywhere she's become an expert in getting the most out of her user experience.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Parallels Access: a new way to access your Mac via Tablet

The Russian publisher has announced the release of a new iPhone application. Parallels Access; which offers a whole new way to control your Mac or PC from your tablet! There are several points which according to his publisher make particularly attractive application. The first is that it allows you to use gestures to which we are accustomed to on the iPad on its software for Mac / PC. Thus, the copy and paste works like any application from the App Store. The clipboard can also be common to both environments. Every effort has been made to "applifier" software you use on your computer. Also to make it more convenient for everyday use, the software includes App Launcher to launch very quickly any application on your computer. It also offers a special view to simply switch from one application to another. Parallels Access is an application available for free download on the App Store. Its use is not provided. The software has a demo version of 14 days. Then you must take a one-year subscription offered € 69.99. The app needs an agent that you must install on your Mac or PC of your choice. This agent requires at least Mac Lion and Windows 7 PC. In terms of connection, the editor indicates that the application works in both 3G/4G wireless

Sunday, November 18, 2012

All about iPad mini part.I

Apple has always defended its size 10 ", suitable for single shelf, which is loved mostly by Steve Jobs. But now, the market pressures eventually convince Cupertino to work on a smaller model.

Apple never chose his screen sizes randomly. In digging into history, old-timers will remember as the output of the Mac IIsi with its screen in "portrait" which surprised everyone (but very convenient way to view an A4 sheet on the screen). At its output, the 1.0 iMac was also equipped with a 15 "screen (not 17, yet became the norm), the iPhone is stuck 5 years with its 3.5" ... Almost every time, Steve Jobs came to defend their choices, dictated by him, by compromise and ergonomic techniques. Thus, with its 10-inch diagonal, the iPad was as iPapy-format ideal for use that flowed for reading magazines, surfing the net, watching videos proves that Jobs was not wrong.

The format of 8 "was defended tooth and nail by Apple during the presentation of the iPad mini displays as 35% additional area in 4/3 compared with tablets 7", often 7/9. iPad mini was born of this approach: the market was the applicant, the competition was organized, but it was perfect the concept in finding acceptable compromises and more importantly, without losing an entire application ecosystem.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Roller to clean your iPad

Japanese Jim king offers its iColoColo for iPad owners, a small roller running on the same principle as for adhesive rolls rid of their clothes dirt.

Roll iColoColo not clean clothes, but touch screens tablets all traces of sebum, grease or dust that have accumulated there. Each roll sheet can be used forty times, which ensures a life expectancy of about 500 cleanings.

It is available for 525 yen / approx. € 5.32 refills (75 x 23 mm) paper adhesives. Dimensions: 96 x 32 x 152 mm. Price: 1260 yen / approx. € 12.80.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Concept: a real typewriter for iPad

The youngest will perhaps not a mechanical typewriter prints the letters on the paper by pressing a lever strikes the paper and an ink ribbon.

A designer had the crazy idea to take this principle of mechanical lever to apply to the iPad: the concept is iTypewriter born. The principle is the same: pressing a button, a lever is operated just make a tap on the screen of the tablet.

The idea is fun, but the concept is really not very practical keyboard of this strange machine is stuck on a configuration and it is not even the QWERTY. Typing is very slow as shown in this video, but who cares, the pleasures of nostalgia has no price...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Testing the MacBook Air 13 "mid-2012 1.8 GHz Core i5 - II

Then comes the resistance tests of the battery on a machine that sees its performance increase. It turns out that we find the values promised by Apple with its 7 am in the best case (in consultation Wi-Fi 25 sites popular with the screen at 50%, says the Apple).

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Testing the MacBook Air 13 "mid-2012 1.8 GHz Core i5 - I

This is a virtual twin of the previous model that offers Apple MacBook Air with this 13 "version 2012. One year to another, the designers have made to the exterior of the machine and only minor changes that it sees only the AC power really evolve. The outline of this family remains the same since its birth in early 2008. The number of times we have seen manufacturers take inspiration from this design is sufficient to demonstrate its relevance.

Monday, July 2, 2012

iPad: The magazine will arrive more tomorrow - II

Reading linear or cross?

Further pages of an ordinary place, as proposed conversion homothetic, we tried to imagine an architecture that makes it more rational reading a magazine. This resulted in what we call, for want of better, "read Cross": it scrolls horizontally between different items, and vertically to read the whole of a long subject. In practice, you move from one section to the next in "turning" the page of a finger, then one of them if you are interested in is a vertical gesture as you discover its sequel.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

iPad: The magazine will arrive more tomorrow

More than two years after the release of the iPad, magazines available on the Apple tablet are still relatively few. Those who have made the jump to the vast majority, like carbon copies of the paper version, they do little to exploit that allows the digital enhancements, in terms of multimedia, for example. However, the design tools offer more options, newsrooms are organized and equipped themselves gradually, and one begins to imagine what might be the electronic magazine of tomorrow ... if it does come tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

iOS6 - III

Changes in the keyboard of iPhone

Apple has made some minor changes to the virtual keyboard iOS 6. The iPhone keyboard found the operation of the iPad for accented characters. If you hold your finger on a button, you will all accented characters, but not the original letter, which speeds up typing.

iOS6 - II

Facebook integration
iOS 5 incorporated the social network Twitter, iOS 6 starts in turn to Facebook. The principle is exactly the same: to save the settings in your account and you can add a status and other information on your account. Apple has done things with the opportunity to select an album to send a picture and to restrict the scope of the statute.

iOS6 - I

iOS 6, Apple does not offer the complete overhaul of its mobile expected by some. As with every update since its first version presented in 2007, the manufacturer has made some additions and modified in many ways more or less minor.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

iBookstore: Return of the complaint against Apple and publishers

Steve Jobs comes into the picture

Through the exchanges between publishers, it appears that one of them is not ready to change his tune. January 24, three days before the launch of the iPad, Steve Jobs enters the discussion and send an email to one of the protagonists by describing the situation as follows: "As I see it, you following choice:

Friday, May 18, 2012

iBookstore: Return of the complaint against Apple and publishers

Several details have emerged of a complaint filed by 17 states against Apple [PDF] and two publishing houses. This is always the accusation of collusion between Apple, Macmillan and Penguin to fix - upward - the prices of electronic books. The complaint is not new, but some elements remained hidden and they have just been made public (via PaidContent).

Monday, May 14, 2012

Why Apple does not need to become mobile operator

The idea that Apple would become a priority objective of mobile operator returns periodically, like bad herpes - except that it seems impossible to get rid of. It assumes that the Apple strategy is to vertically integrate all components of its business. This is very bad understanding of how the Cupertino than to believe, and therefore to imagine that the launch of an operator to either Apple tomorrow.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Playback: Comparative Instapaper, Readability and Pocket - I

Applications "Timeshift" have the wind behind Instapaper, which created the genre in 2008 has since been joined by Readability and Pocket (ex-Read it Later). Although similar, these three applications are not quite the same, and each has a different economic model. Which one? Response elements in our overview.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

WWDC 2012: June 11 to 15 [Update]

WWDC 2012 will take place from June 11 to 15, 2012 in San Francisco. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will be held as usual at Moscone West, which means it will host just under 5,000 people. Many developers still watching this ad for several weeks.

Friday, March 30, 2012

New iPad: better than the iPad 2 for the same price - II

Best camera

Apple highlights the camera better on her new iPad. The result is the same everywhere: the camera is actually much better than on the iPad 2, which was also not difficult. Macworld focuses on the quality of this camera: very close to the iPhone 4S for photos, she is also very powerful video, including with bad light conditions. The stabilization is clearly effective for

New iPad: better than the iPad 2 for the same price

U.S. sites have appeared in the night the first tests of the new iPad to be released in the U.S. as in France tomorrow. Meanwhile our full test of the third tablet from Apple, here's what to remember this advice generally very enthusiastic.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Testing the iPad Third Generation (Wi-Fi, 32GB) - II

Retina Display: a sheet of paper illuminated

It is nevertheless difficult to snub his pleasure at first boot, the only word that comes is "Wow! ". The effect of the Retina display is less impressive today than it was two years ago when we discovered it on the iPhone, but it nonetheless still amazing, especially on a Screen 9.7 "screen of the iPad is like an electronic sheet of paper backlit.