Tag Archives: iPad

11 secret controls on your iPhone headphones

If you have any Apple brand device, chances are you have at least one pair of their headphones laying around. If you use them on a regular basis, here are some tips to get the most from your Apple headphones: During phone calls: 1 - Incoming calls: Tap the center button to answer a call 2 - Ignore a call: Long-press the center button to ignore the call - you should hear 2 'beeps' and you will know that the caller was successfully sent to voice mail 3 - Swapping calls: Tap the center button Read more [...]

Great new Google feature: Handwrite your search!

Google has released a great new feature for mobile users - Handwrite. It takes just a few seconds to enable this feature on your mobile phone or tablet. Once enabled, using the tip of your finger or a stylus, you can handwrite the term you are searching anywhere on the Google home page. Even with pretty sloppy handwriting, Google's Handwrite is impressive at recognizing which letters you are handwriting on the search page. For most smart phones, this gives you three options to submit a Google search: Read more [...]

British Airways is Googling passengers – comforting or creep?

In an effort to increase personalized service, British Airways has introduced the ‘Know Me’ program which give airlines staff members the authority and the tools to search online for passenger information. Using iPads, staff members search through a list of that day’s passenger names for images on Google so that they can recognize them as they enter the airport or the plane. Their name is then used by the employees so that they are greeted and recognized personally. In addition to using Read more [...]

Can an iPad replace a notebook computer?

At our electronic components e-commerce business, we love to push the limits with our electronic gadgets. But could we replace our notebook computer with an iPad2? We wouldn't have thought so, but a writer for PC World did a 30 day challenge where he set out to prove once and for all if it were possible to replace his trusty Windows7 laptop with an iPad2. There were many computing tasks that he looked at. Most of the criteria he included in his challenge were everyday tasks that most of us could Read more [...]

Samsung & Toshiba to introduce their iPad killers

Look for new tablets to come from Samsung and Toshiba in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2010. Interestingly enough both the Samsung tablet and the Toshiba tablet will be running on Android software (sorry, Microsoft!). Both Samsung and Toshiba are itching to capitalize on the portable tablet market that Apple created this year with the introduction of the iPad. Apple, which has sold over 3,000,000 iPads since this spring will keep the tablet crown for now as there are so many applications and components Read more [...]

How to Jailbreak an iPad

Jailbreaking an iPad If you have an iPad, you may be intrigued by the thought of jailbreaking it. Jailbreaking a device permits you to install and use third party applications and utility programs. In the case of a jailbroken iPad, you would be able to then run apps like Adobe Flash which is not available through the Apple OS, or access files like you can on a PC. One app that caught my eye was the multitasking app which would allow you to run multiple programs without having to save/close Read more [...]

Excellent free app for the iPad: DropBox

One major drawback of the iPad is the inability to easily move files from the iPad to a desktop or notebook computer or other mobile device. That's where DropBox steps in. No, it's not perfect, but it is the best app we've found - it's free and there are no wires or cables necessary! DropBox uses cloud-based storage to make your files available to another device. The basic, free DropBox service gives you 2GB of storage to manage your files. We think that's plenty for most users. Here's Read more [...]

Using the iPad for business

Apple sold 3 million iPads in 80 days and is still having a hard time keeping the iPads in stock - a situation that is not totally unexpected, but even analysts are revising their projected sales figures upward based on what they call the 'strongest product cycle in the company’s history, led by the iPad and iPhone 4'. In terms of apps, there are over 11,000 apps already developed for the iPad. What is surprising the analysts is not the number of apps available but the number of businesses Read more [...]

No Flash on the iPad? No problem!

Yes - there are a few key things missing from the newly released iPad...besides our number one gripe that USB plugs aren't so universal when it comes to the iPad...the chief complaint we've heard about the iPad is that you can't view sites that require support for Adobe Flash. No worries! Here are 5 sites that don't require flash to be able to view their video content: www.youtube.com - With their adoption of HTML5, you are now able to browse videos on YouTube with Apple products. www.vimeo.com Read more [...]