iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts make typing even quicker on the iPad. Interestingly, depending where your cursor is when you are typing effects which short cuts may be available. UPDATE (I have posted a more complete list.) For example, if you are typing an email and the cursor is in the to or from name field, certain domainContinue reading “iPad Keyboard Shortcuts”

Stream Music to Your iPad from a Mac

If you have a large iTunes library on your Mac and don’t want to load your iPad (or iPhone, iPad2) up with all the music, you can use Apple’s Home Sharing to stream the files from your Mac to your iOS device.  (You need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.) Here’s how… First, you needContinue reading “Stream Music to Your iPad from a Mac”

TSA, iPad and Travel – Oh My!

According to the TSA (Transportation Safety Administration), E-readers, Net Books and other small gadgets are becoming popular for travelers to carry on an airplane.  The TSA notes these devices are “fantastic time killers.”  But, the question remains, do these items (including your iPad) have to be removed from their carry on bags? Well, according toContinue reading “TSA, iPad and Travel – Oh My!”

Charging the iPad – To USB or Not

There has been some confusion about charing the iPad.  It appears that some older usb ports do not provide as much “juice” as the included iPad charger.  The result, a message that indicates not charging. Interestingly, the iPhone charger will charge the iPad as well but, more slowly.  To get the fastest charge, use theContinue reading “Charging the iPad – To USB or Not”

Apple’s iPad Page – Camera Connection Kit

Apple has finally updated its web page to include information about the features, design, technical specs, pricing and availability. (credit for photo:Apple,Inc.) Several accessories are also available.  Those include the Keyboard Dock, which will enable you to charge your device as well as sync to the computer.  Interestingly, a feature listed is an accessory calledContinue reading “Apple’s iPad Page – Camera Connection Kit”

iPad…Looks Good and Available Soon

Well…now that it’s been announced, there appear to be mixed feelings. Some people can’t wait to get one, others are underwhelmed.  I think, for the price, the cheapest version blows Kindle and Nook out of the water plus, you can check your email, surf the web, carry family photos around, listen to your music, readContinue reading “iPad…Looks Good and Available Soon”