Category: iPad

Incoming Gadget – Apple iPad Mini

My wife has had some issues with her iPhone 4S lately when playing music in the car with the volume randomly turning itself down. Obviously, this is counterproductive to listening to music and so we had to find a solution. Unfortunately, Apple was unable to replace the device as the moisture indicator had been activated …

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The New, New iPad and iPad Mini – The Ulterior Motive

Depending upon who you ask, the seven month period between the “new iPad” and the fourth generation iPad (i.e. the new “new iPad”) may be a point of severe contention or an example of Apple iterating more quickly to keep pace with the market. I actually believe it is a bit of Column A and …

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Speed Up a Slow iPad

Here’s a quick tip if you have an aging iPad in your technology collection particularly if it is an original iPad. If there is one thing that drives me nuts with a touchscreen device it would be when it becomes slow or unresponsive to touch. Mobile devices are less powerful than your laptop or desktop …

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Limit Ad Tracking Under iOS 6

With the update to iOS 6 for Apple mobile devices comes a new way to track your online activities without using the UUID burnt into the device. This new IFA number of “Identifier for Advertisers” is a random but anonymous number allocated to each user and device combination.¬†However, unlike UUIDs which are permanently burnt into …

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LogMeIn Hangs or Refuses to Refresh Screen

On odd occasion, I need to connect to one of my home computers to get a file, kick off a download or one of those random things that need doing. I have used LogMeIn for a while for this very purpose across my Windows PCs, MacBook Pro and also my iPad to make sure I …

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Fix Volume Control in iOS

Once in a blue moon you might find that your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch doesn’t work despite using the volume control rocker and the volume changing on screen. This can be a frustrating problem but luckily it’s fairly simple to fix. All you need to do is double press the home button to bring …

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Skip Back and Forward Multiple Pages in Safari for iPad

A quick tip for the iPad users out there. Perhaps one of those hidden features that can save you some time is the ability to skip back and forth multiple pages in your browsing history for each tab. All you need to do to this is hold your finger down on either the back or …

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iOS Compatible Gym Equipment – First Impressions

Just a quick note tonight. The gym at work has been in operation for just about five years now and, needless to say, the equipment has clocked up quite anumber of kilometres over that timeframe! Anyway, we now have brand new bikes, crosstrainers and treadmills to use that now have native iOS compatibility. Being a …

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Make a Regular Computer an AirPlay Receiver for Free

AirPlay is one of those Apple standards that is beneficial when you have a lot of Apple kit but can be less convenient when you have a heterogeneous environment (so a mix of Apple and either Windows or Linux computers). This can be problematic if you want to use something like AirPlay to view content …

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Draw Something

Draw Something - Bad Words

I thought I’d share my experience with a simple game for iOS that has started to chew up a lot of my time – namely “Draw Something”. The premise of the game is simple, you have to select one of three words to draw (varying in difficulty), draw it and have your game partner guess …

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