A Rugged SAPPHIRE Covered Smartphone? – Durability Test!

Kyocera, a name I haven't heard of in a while,
has released a new phone. An extremely rugged smartphone called the
Dura Force Pro 2. Kyocera claims this phone has a full sapphire
display, but there's only one way to find out for sure. At only $450, this should be interesting. On the back of the phone it says 'Class 1
Division 2' which means this phone can be used in hazardous locations without causing
explosions. Gotta love that. Let's get started. [Intro] Right out of the box the phone feels smooth,
plastic, almost fluffy compared to the dense glass and metal phones we're used to seeing. It definitely still has that rugged, durable
look to it. Let's get started with the scratch test. A phone with real sapphire on the display
doesn't come around very often. As we know, these Mohs hardness picks tell
the difference between different materials.

Plastic would leave marks at a level 3. Normal glass would scratch at a 6. And sapphire should only start to scratch
at level 8. Sapphire has a totally different composition
than glass. It's a crystal structure that's actually grown
in a lab, and it's hardness level is up there with precious gems and diamonds. An incredibly impressive, expensive and premium
material. Taking a look at the level 6 and 7 pick locations
where glass normally starts to scratch, we see no marks. The screen of this Dura Force Pro 2 is still
flawless. Let's take it up to a level 8. Finally, at a level 8 we start to see some
damage. This is exactly where we would expect sapphire
to be. It's what we saw on the HTC U Ultra Sapphire
edition, as well as the sapphire covered Tissot watches that I've used to explain sapphire
in the past.

Kyocera says the camera lens on the back of
the phone is sapphire as well. We'll be verifying that in just a second. A level 9 pick, of course, also leaves marks
on the crystal, as would diamonds at a level 10, but I'm kind of fresh out of those at
the moment. The earpiece up at the top is covered in plastic
and can be scratched. The whole phone is designed to handle abuse
though and keep working. So superficial damage is kind of irrelevant. There is a 5 megapixel selfie camera under
that same sapphire display, so it's definitely protected from scratches.

The thick knobby corners of this phone are
made from a softer, slightly grippy plastic. Under the large flap on the side we have our
SIM and SD expandable memory slot, and a dedicated camera button below that. This can be programmed to be a Google assistant
or another app instead. It's super nice of Kyocera to let us choose
how to use our own buttons. Phenomenal idea. I hope Samsung is watching. The bottom of the phone has a huge, watertight
ip68 plastic flap covering the USB-C charging port. We have even more plastic along the sides,
with another large programmable button on the left side. This button is supposed to be 'push-to-talk',
a radio style button, but can also be remapped to literally anything else. I'm a fan. The volume rocker is also made from plastic. And look what we have up here. A headphone jack – instant thumbs up. It's protected with the same watertight flaps
that cover the SD card and charging port. This durable smartphone's turning out to be
a winner. The power button doubles as a fingerprint
scanner. I'll scratch that up to simulate a guy on
YouTube who scratches stuff.

But while adding my fingerprint I would get
constant 'fingerprint is dirty' messages. Even when it finally did accept my fingerprint,
the dirty little fingerprint scanner was not efficient at recognizing my finger, nor would
it unlock the screen every time. There are always other ways to unlock your
phone of course, but the weaker fingerprint scanner is just something to keep in mind. The back of the Kyocera Dura Force Pro 2 has
4 smooth hard rubber pads on each of the corners. Definitely an added perk for drop protection. Now back to the sapphire. It's a pretty incredible substance. The optically clear stuff used in technology
and like on phone screens and camera lenses is lab grown, fabricated in a lab over weeks
into a large clear cylinder called a boule.

This massive chunk of sapphire is then bored
out and cut up to make watch faces, or smaller bores to make camera lenses. Or sawed into rectangular chunks and polished
to make smartphone displays like the one here on the Kyocera. It's a fascinating process that I'd love to
show off in real life if anyone over there at Kyocera is watching. The back panel covering the wireless charging
pad is plastic. Not all sapphire is created equal. One company, who shall remain nameless, uses
an impure version of sapphire…Just kidding, it's Apple.

Apple is using junk sapphire on their camera
lenses. You can see here with the piece of sapphire
that's covering the normal 13 megapixel camera, and the 8 megapixel wide angle lens (great
combo by the way), it does not scratch with a level 6 or 7 Mohs pick. It's only when we reach levels 8 and 9 that
the surface of the lens starts to get damaged. This is the good quality sapphire. Apple, on the other hand, has sub-par sapphire
lenses on every single one of their iPhones. Those get scratched starting at levels 6 and
7, just like glass would. There's a definite difference in quality. I'm impressed with Kyocera. Their product is behaving as advertised. Imagine that. Like any rugged smartphone, this guy is supposed
to work in extreme heat, which might just give us another reason for this burn test. I've been struggling for years trying to justify
this one…I mostly just like fire. The 1080p IPS LCD underneath the 5 inch slab
of sapphire on the Kyocera Dura Force Pro 2 lasted 30 seconds under the heat from my
direct flame. Watch how fast I recovers though.

It's ready for round 2 with zero damage done
to the display underneath. Impressive. Now for the bend test. A rugged smartphone with no structure would
be rather dumb. Independent third party testing though is
really the only way to tell. This rock solid Dura Force Pro 2 has zero
flex and passes my durability test. Kyocera has managed to make a durable, rugged
phone out of premium materials, and I'm very impressed. It might even very well be the most durable
phone of this year. Apple should be reaching out to Kyocera to
find a quality sapphire supplier. Should we be putting sapphire on all cell
phone screens? If you enjoyed this video and want to see
other phones tested in the future, hit that subscribe button.

And come hang out with me over on Twitter
and Instagram. Thanks a ton for watching. I'll see you around..

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IPad Tips For Beginners And Advanced Users

If you are a mother, doctor, student or even a bum, there is a use for the iPad for you. It can do so much, but many people don’t know about all the features. Check out this article to get some of the insider tips and tricks and maximize your iPad.

Get a cover for your iPad and put it to use immediately. This will protect the exterior of your device from damage like scratches and could even save your device from destruction if it were to fall. A cover can be expensive, but buying a new iPad will surely cost you a good deal more.

Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.

The iPad is a wonderfully portable device, but always be sure to store it correctly. Keep your iPad away from excessive heat or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight can seriously diminish your battery life, and thereby decrease the amount of time you can use your iPad before you have to plug it in.

You do not have to save documents to your iPad to share them. Access them via the Internet and open your share menu. You will then have access to a list of all the documents you opened. Tap on the document you want to share. If you want to share an entire page, you will be able to send it as a Word document or as a PDF.

You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.

Turn on Apple’s iCloud as soon as you get an iPad. iCloud acts as an important backup to your most critical documents, photos, music, and more. The beauty of it is that it just works. No need to manually force it to back your items up; it does it behind the scenes.

The iPad is a great entertainment tool, but it can also be great for education. There are podcasts available for higher learning, as well as dozens of educational games and applications for younger children. There are also great math programs to help elementary children learn their multiplication or division tables.

Professional businessmen and professional surfers need the ability to preview a large inbox and iPad finally provides this functionality. The mail application will expand on two lines of text per message with an adjustable limit, depending upon your preferences. You can now view all of your messages and get to the important information without clicking on each individual letter.

Your iPad’s space bar can be used to type a period. When you reach the end of a sentence and want a period, just tap the space bar twice. Your period will be followed by a space. This can be a big time saving tip, especially if you are typing a large document.

To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.

If you are struggling with the battery life of your iPad, don’t fret. First, you should be sure to close any programs that you aren’t using. Also, keep your brightness at a low but comfortable level whenever possible. Finally, be sure to turn off any music programs when you aren’t using them.

Never store your iPad with a dead battery. Storing the device with a battery that is completely drained can essentially kill the battery and make the device useless until that batt ery is replaced. Store your device with at least a small charge, and always make sure to charge your battery before it is completely drained.

There is a great application for your iPad called AirPrint. This will allow you to print directly from your iPad. All you need is a printer that is compatible with the iPad. You will be able to print from the Share menu by simply selecting Print on any open document.

Do you miss using a real keyboard with your iPad? Well this can be easily fixed with any Apple Wireless Keyboard. Really any wireless keyboard that has Bluetooth enabled will work. If you do not want to carry a keyboard, some iPad cases have a built in keyboard that can be very useful.

One of the most amazing features of the iPad is the Maps app that runs off of Google’s street view. Many people get confused trying to use it so it is often overlooked. Simply open Google Maps and when you have a red pin drop after a search, simply tap the icon to enter street view.

If you use your Safari bookmarks all the time, you should leave them open constantly so you do not have to tap to access them when you need to visit your favorite sites. You should access the Safari tab in your settings and select on for the always display bookmarks option.

Do you hate having to constantly listen to the sound of your iPad? If so, you can now mute it. The older iPads do not have this option, but the iOS 4.3 Apple will allow you to do this. Simply press and hold onto the Volume-down button, and your sound will mute.

By reading this article you have already improved your iPad use greatly. Don’t forget these great tips and tricks and you will find yourself becoming ever-better at using your great tablet. Pass this article to your family and friends as well, so that no one misses out on the joys of iPads.

Apple’s IPad: A Guide To Making The Most Of Your Tablet, Telus Cornerstone Mall

Few things are more exciting than getting a new iPad. However, it can be really frustrating to figure out how to optimize your use of it. The following article will detail some interesting tips and tricks on using your new iPad more effectively, and just how to have more fun with it in general.

If you’re a fan of the “find word” feature, you can do that on your iPad in your browser. Simply enter text you want to find in the “Google” box, and you will see options that include “on this page”. That way you can go right to the word you wnat.

When using your iPad as a camera, you can easily change the focus and light meter with just a tap. Simply tap the subject of the photo and the iPad will automatically adjust to bring the subject in focus. This also adjusts the light meter to the area around the subject giving you a great photo.

While you would be smart to worry about having credit card information stored on your device, you need not stress too much. You are able to protect your information. If you are really concerned about it, you can simply purchase gift cards with credit instead of using a credit card online.

Copy and paste is simple on an iPad. Start by tapping and holding down, and then choose Select to highlight the portion of text that needs to be copied. Tap Copy, go to another app, and then tap and hold down again. When the menu appears, tap Paste. For selecting a paragraph, you must tap four times.

Taking a screenshot on your iPad really could not be any easier. If you wish to capture a screenshot for any reason just press down on Home and Sleep/Wake. You will hear a click, and the screen will momentarily flash to indicate that you successfully captured your screenshot. Your screenshot will be saved inside your photo gallery.

Folders are a useful way to keep your iPad apps organized. Hold down the fist app you want in a new folder until it begins to wiggle. Then simply drag the next app you want in the folder on top. This action creates a folder for these apps. You can now add as many apps as you like to your new folder.

Print right from your iPad. You don’t have to email a document anymore. If you have the right kind of printer, you can simply print from your Share menu with AirPrinter. Many Hewlett Packard printers are compatible, and you can also use Printopia for printers that are connected to Macs.

Do you want your emails to stop saying at the end that they were sent from your iPad? That is actually an email signature, and you can change it to anything you want. Go to your Mail section under your Settings. Then select Calendars under Contacts and use the Signature setting.

Your iPad is able to double as a digital picture frame. This means that you can skip spending a lot of money on a digital frame. Access this feature by looking to the right of the button that says ‘Slide to Unlock’ and you should see a small flower. After clicking the flower, your slideshow will begin after a few seconds. You can set the speed and make sure to turn off the zoom in on faces feature.

There are many tablets on the market, so it can be hard to choose sometimes. The iPad is really nice because it is the only tablet which includes iTunes and the iTunes store. This gives you access to applications which have been approved by Apple’s security, meaning you won’t pick up any viruses.

The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.

You may come to a situation where you need to mute your iPad. Whatever your reason is, you can easily mute your iPad with one simple step. Hold down your volume button for about two seconds and it should cut the sound from your speakers. This simple step enables you to get out of many uncomfortable situations.

Never store your iPad with a dead battery. Storing the device with a battery that is completely drained can essentially kill the battery and make the device useless until that battery is replaced. Store your device with at least a small charge, and always make sure to charge your battery before it is completely drained.

You can connect your iPad to your HD TV by using a simple adapter. Purchase something called Apple’s Digital AV Adapter or even Apple’s VGA Adapter. These are both available from Apple’s store or try to find a more affordable one on eBay. Both of these will allow you to simply connect the iPad to your television.

You may come to a situation where you realize that you’re reading a blog post and want to get back to the top. It may seem really irritating having to scroll back up. However, you can make it easier on yourself by tapping the title bar once and you will instantly be transported back to the top.

Do you want to see all the running apps on your iPad? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar.

An iPad is truly exciting to own, but only if you can figure out how to make use of its numerous features and fancy apps. Hopefully this article has given you some great ideas on how to really get into this fantastic little machine and make the most of it. Enjoy!

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Have you tried using your iPad for certain things, and it hasn’t quite worked out the way you wanted? Well, it’s probably because you just need a little more help understanding what exactly you can do to make things more efficient. A few tips and tricks should help point you in the right direction.

Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.

Did you know you could print the documents you have on your iPad? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.

Tired of auto-correct rewriting your every word on iPad? Look for “keyboard” options under general settings and find the auto-correct feature. Simply select the off option and you won’t be facing the hassle of having to spell perfectly or risk words and meanings changed, often times not for the better!

On the new iOS for the iPad, folders are now supported. If you want to make a new folder, just tap and hold down on any applications icon until it begins to jiggle. Then just simply drag the application over a different icon and release. The iPad will create a new folder with both apps.

If you’d like to see a list of all apps which are running, press the home (square) button twice. All the running apps will appear at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to close those which aren’t in use by touching and holding them until they jiggle, then clicking the minus icon.

The first time you charge your iPad battery, make sure to charge it fully. Doing this can maximize your future battery life, as it helps to set the battery’s memory at a high charge. While it might be tempting to use your iPad immediately, with only a small charge, you will get better long term life by following this tip.

Use iTunes to backup your iPad data. Just hook your iPad up to your computer and go into iTunes. Select the iPad device, and then right click it to choose the backup option. This can be a quick way to make sure all your information stays intact and retrievable when you need it.

Inserting an SD card into your iPad allows you to look at pictures but will not let you transfer them to your iPad. If you want to save your pictures, you will have to get a connection kit from Apple. Attach this small device to your iPad and you will be able to save pictures to you memory card.

Unlike a personal computer where you need to constantly worry about viruses and spyware, the iPad is incredibly well protected against these things. Be sure to update your device as often as possible, but in general you need not worry about destroying your iPad with unsafe web-surfing or downloaded applications.

Tabbed browsing and windows is a controversial subject to some iPad users, but many people are finding them more comfortable and easier to navigate. Safari is a prime example of tabbed browsing designed properly on the iPad, and each link may now be launched in a fresh tab. This allows for users to keep their place within their current page while branching out and following links at the same time.

If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.

There are a couple of ways to view P DF’s with your iPad. You can email them to yourself and then open in iBooks. You can also drop and drag these files into your iTunes. When you sync your iPad and click on the Books tabs, you select the PDFs and it is automatically transferred to your library in iBooks.

The iPad does not come with a user manual, but sometimes it is useful to have one. If you’re trying to figure out how to set a particular feature on your iPad, having the manual handy can help. To get a copy, simply visit the Apple website. There you will find a Pdf version that is easy to download.

You may be aware about the brightness feature of your screen under settings. However, if you’re reading iBooks, you can do this much easier. It has its own settings, and you can quickly dim your lights or brighten them by using the slider bar which is located conveniently at the top of the screen.

Keep your iPad free from viruses by being careful about what you download. Free apps are the biggest threat, but even paid apps can carry virus problems. To ensure that you download apps that are safe you should only download apps that are offered in the Apple store as they have been verified as safe.

The iPad is a great tool for taking and emailing pictures. Once you have a picture that you want to share on your iPad, sending it via email is simple. Just open the photo on your iPad and look for the rectangle in the upper right-hand corner. Click on that and you will be given an opportunity to share via email. Simply choose that option and type in your recipients to send.

Maybe you didn’t have a good background of information for using your iPad efficiently before, but now you’re ready! Utilize the advice you’ve read, and continue to expand your knowledge. You will be using your iPad for just about everything. Have fun, enjoy yourself, and take your iPad with you everywhere!

Does Your IPad Work The Way You Want It? – Try These Tips

Simple iPad strategies take this from a fun little gadget into a real working machine. People can use the iPad for everything from their personal life to their business life, and success comes with knowledge. Read on to find some simple tips on making the iPad everything it’s meant to be.

Control what notifications you see. Tired of every app bothering you with notifications, causing you to miss important ones? Head to the Notifications section of your Settings menu. Here you can determine which of your apps are allowed to send you pop up notifications and which ones cannot. This can put a halt to noisy apps and make it easier to see your important messages.

If you go to Settings and Notifications, you can choose which apps you want to have pop up alerts, which apps you want to have notifications near the top of the screen, and which apps you want to appear in your Notification Center. Doing this can help you prevent noisy apps from clogging up your notifications. This also ensures that you will just notice the important apps.

There may be many apps that you do not use on an iPad, but you are not allowed to delete some of them. The best thing to do to get them out of your way is to move all of them into a folder. This way, you will only see the one folder icon and not a ton of icons for things you don’t use.

Do you want your emails to stop saying at the end that they were sent from your iPad? That is actually an email signature, and you can change it to anything you want. Go to your Mail section under your Settings. Then select Calendars under Contacts and use the Signature setting.

The new iPad and iPad 2 can be connected to an HD television. This can be done with an Apple Digital AV Adapter that is connected from the 30-pin Dock adapter to the HDMI port or even a regular Apple VGA Adaptor. Both of these iPads support video mirroring, which allows your whole Home screen to appear on the television, not just your videos.

If you are listening to music on your iPad while doing something else, you don’t need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!

If you plan to take your iPad into the kitchen, you absolutely must have a screen protector, stylus and standing case. You will accidentally drop goo all over your iPad, and the protector and case will ensure it says off the iPad itself. The stylus keeps sticky fingers off the screen, too.

Did you know the iPad has a capslock function? Just hit the shift key (upward arrow) twice and it will turn blue. This will lock the caps on, ensuring anything you type from then on will be in capitals. To turn it off again, just hit it once and it will go back to grey.

You can skim over your mail without having to read them. The initial settings only let you glimpse a bit of your mail. Go to the settings feature and click on the Mail, Contacts and Calendars tab. Select the option of “5 lines” under the preview function. This will enable you to see 5 lines of your mail and decide if you want to read further.

The safari browser automatically takes you back to the last viewed page every time you open the browser. Keep this in mind as you plan on showing others your iPad. It is a good idea to go to a mundane site after you view something risque in order to eliminate the chance someone will see too much.

Become an avid e-reader with you iPad. Of course it will already have a few free books for you, however; it’s capable of importing and displaying ebooks from virtually everywhere! Formats may be limited, so find a site offering compatible options and start reading all the books that have been gathering dust on y our to-do list!

Wait until your battery is low before you begin to charge your iPad. Batteries have something referred to as memory. If you charge the battery too early, it’s memory will then record a smaller life, and this can occur repeatedly, leading to the device needing to be on the charger to be used.

Do you find yourself using the same phrases over and over? If so, there is an easy way to create shortcuts for your most common phrases. Go to the Keyboard Settings of your iPad and click Add New Shortcut. Type your common phrase in the field named Phrase; then, simply add a shorthand version in the field named Shortcut. For example, if you use the sentence: How are you doing today? Type it in the box and use a shortcut such as haydt. Every time you type “haydt” the iPad will know to type out the complete sentence.

You can connect your iPad to your HD TV by using a simple adapter. Purchase something called Apple’s Digital AV Adapter or even Apple’s VGA Adapter. These are both available from Apple’s store or try to find a more affordable one on eBay. Both of these will allow you to simply connect the iPad to your television.

If you want to know everything about your iPad, and have something to reference in case you forget something, go to the Apple website and print out the iPad user’s manual. If you want a digital version, you can download iBooks for free in the App Store, and you can read the manual that way.

Whether you want to use it for cooking, health reasons or even for work, the iPad can do it all. If you have a need for it, you just have to seek out advice on making it work for that situation. When you continually learn, you’ll find you never tire of your tablet and its use.

The Proper Ways On How To Use An Ipad, Telus Fort Saskatchewan Cornerstone Mall

More and more people are buying Ipads in this technologically advanced world. You can combine everything you do online onto one of these pads, which makes everything very convenient. However, they work a little bit differently, and it’s important to know how to operate your device. Continue reading for some valuable tips.

The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.

Organize your iPad screen so that it works most efficiently for you. If you simply click on an icon, it will start wiggling. This will then allow you to move it to whatever position on your screen works best for you. You can organize icons into folders or place them on different screens to increase your productivity.

You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your iPad. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your iPad will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.

Turn down the brightness of the screen. This has the dual advantages of being easier on your eyes and extending your effective battery life. Recent iPads are typically fully readable at around sixty percent of their standard brightness. Night time use can sometimes be done with half that. You can get to the brightness setting by swiping towards the left, or double-tapping on your home button.

You can take screenshots of what you are doing on your iPad. Press the home button and then the sleep/wake one. A screenshot will be taken instantly and saved into your photo gallery. You can then email these screenshots to your friends to show them the different features of you iPad.

Would you like your Google Calendar added onto the Calendar app of your iPad? If so, this is easy. Simply go to Settings. From here, navigate to Mail, Contacts, and then Calendars. When you are on Calendars, add a new account and then tap on Other. Select the Add CalDAV Account, and then input your Google Account information. Finally, get out of Settings and select your Calendar app. This provides you with your Google Calendar.

When viewing web content on your iPad, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen.

There are many tablets on the market, so it can be hard to choose sometimes. The iPad is really nice because it is the only tablet which includes iTunes and the iTunes store. This gives you access to applications which have been approved by Apple’s security, meaning you won’t pick up any viruses.

Use iCloud if you want to backup your information on your iPad. Go to Settings>iCloud, and you will be able to save your information. If you need all that data, you can, then go to iCloud’s website and log in order to get your information back. That can be a quick way to make sure nothing gets lost.

Did you know that when you are charging your iPad on a flat surface, it can take a while for the battery light to appear? Don’t panic! Plug it in and wait for a bit. The charging symbol will eventually appear and your iPad has been charging the entire time.

Did you know that you can easily add a Google Calendeer to your iPad? It can be synced smoothly with the calendar app. Go to your Settings and then tap and select Mail, Contacts, Callander. To add an account tap on Other. Tap on Add CallDAV and input your Go ogle account credentials.

Do not place any decals on your iPad that cannot be easily removed. Many people place stickers on their iPad devices even though it can easily ruin the outside. When trying to remove all remnants of a regular sticker, it is very easy to accidentally leave scratches all over it.

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a frozen iPad, don’t worry. Apple built in a hidden reset function to the device. All you need to do is hold the home button while holding the power button. This will do a hard reset that should work even when frozen.

If a four-digit passcode is not substantial enough for you, change it. Under the Settings menu, navigate to General and then to Passcode Lock. Disable the Simple Passcode option. This allows you to use any password to lock and unlock your device. Your email and attachments will also be more secure with a more complex passcode.

the iPad is well-known for its excellent camera hardware and photo editing software. With the newest camera applications, you’re able to focus in on individual targets and sharpen the image. When in a crowded area or local event, this helps ensure you snap a quality picture on the first attempt.

Turn on multitasking gestures in your iPad settings. These multitasking gestures give you ways to control your screen with a few flicks. You can switch windows, switch applications, and more. It makes your iPad feel very sci-fi as your touch becomes your only control. If you don’t like the gestures, you can always turn them off again in settings.

Now that you’ve read this article, you should have a good idea as to how to start using your Ipad. It is a little tricky if you’re not used to using one of these devices, but it can do so many things for you. It is its own world, and it’s time to start taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity.

Great Guide On How To Use Your Ipad, Telus Fort Saskatchewan

Many people who own an iPad have but one major complaint: it’s way too complicated to figure out! If you find yourself of the same mindset with your new Apple, check out the following article. It contains useful tips and tricks on how to master your iPad quickly and use if for all its worth.

When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.

The iPad is a great tool for reading. Whether it’s fantasy literature or a college textbook, reading at night can become a bit straining on the eyes. Dimming your iBooks is easily accomplished by changing the brightness setting within the app. This makes nighttime reading far more enjoyable and comfortable.

Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? Just tap any app and hold it until it starts to begin jiggling. When it does, drag the app over top of any other icon and let it go. The iPad will then make a folder for you with both of the apps involved inside.

Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content.

The iPad can work great for consolidating existing processes. For instance, you can add your Google Calendar to your iPad. All you have to do is go to your settings tab, then go to mail, then contacts and finally calendars. You’re going to tap add an account, and then click on other to start setting it up.

Find out about other Apple products. You may be able to use your iPad in tandem with other devices in the Apple family, making your use of all of them much easier. You can look at the Apple site, or you can just search on the internet for ways that you may be able to use other Apple devices.

When using the keyboard on your iPad you can add a full stop easily when typing in Mail, Notes or Pages. Simply, double-tap on your space bar when you finish a sentence. This inserts a full stop for you along with a space. It can be a time-saving tip if you are typing long articles.

Are you getting too many notifications? If some apps send notifications, you do not need, you should go to your settings and tap on notifications. You will then have access to a complete list of your apps and be able to choose which notifications you want to receive.

Hold a single button down and you’re now able to select an entire word or phrase from an application. There are several options, including copy, paste, delete, or replace. With the replace function, you can type a new word, and the old selection will be exchanged. You can now easily edit large mistakes or misplaced words.

You want to make the most of your iPad screen, so setting up the appearance of just about everything is important. Have you found that you would like your battery charging icon to not be there? You can eliminate this icon by going to your settings, tapping general, and then turning it off in the usage section.

The iPad dock normally holds four items as a default setting. This number can be increased to six in order you give you two extra quick launch options. To activate this, tap and hold an icon. After a certain period of time, the icon will jiggle. You can then drag it to the dock. This works on apps, sites, and folders.

If you want to select more than just one word to copy, keep taping the text. As you tap more times, more text will be selected. Four taps will select an entire paragraph, allowi ng for quick copying and pasting. If you want to start over, just tap one time and the selection should clear.

If the battery in your iPad is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent.

Did you know that you can even check your local traffic on your iPad? Just go to Maps, click on the turning page in the corner, and turn the traffic overlay on. As long as you have an Internet connection, you will be able to see the current traffic in your area.

Find out how to care for your iPad. Read the instructions about how to clean the screen, and how you should maintain it. Your iPad is an investment, and in order to keep it for a long time, take the time to figure out what Apple suggests for caring for the device.

Set up your notifications to meet your needs. To do this just go to settings and then click notifications. Here you can customize your iPad to alert you of what you think could be important. This way, you will not be flooded with too many notifications and do not have to miss the ones that you need.

Whenever you attempt to join a WiFi network, by default a notification pops up asking you if you would like to join. This can be annoying and slow down your productivity. In order to disable this, access the settings menu. From there, locate the WiFi section and disable the “Ask to join Networks” option. Now whenever you try to join a network, the notification will not display.

If your like most people, the love you have for your iPad is somewhat off-set by your frustrations at learning to use it! Hopefully the tips from this article makes mastering the iPad a little bit easier for you. Once you become familiar with all that it can do, you will fall in love with it all over again!

Tricks On How To Properly Use Your Ipad

How can the iPad be made even better? Can this even be possible? This article endeavors to show you a few tips and tricks which will make your iPad an amazing computing machine, whether you want to use it to take high quality video to post on Youtube or to surf the web while in the bathtub.

Become an avid e-reader with you iPad. Of course it will already have a few free books for you, however; it’s capable of importing and displaying ebooks from virtually everywhere! Formats may be limited, so find a site offering compatible options and start reading all the books that have been gathering dust on your to-do list!

Most people do not know that you are allowed to add more than four items to the dock on an iPad. You are allowed to hold up to six at a time. To add something to the dock, press and hold the icon until it shakes, then drag it into the dock.

A great tip for anyone who has an iPad 2 or newer is to use a Smart Cover. These are really great because you draw it on the iPad’s screen, it will put your iPad to sleep. It will also wake up your iPad when you open it. They are custom made for the iPad 2 and newer.

The zoom function has only recently been polished into a fully functioning feature that doesn’t aggravate its users. A slight pinch with two fingers will pull the screen forward around the designated section. Double-tapping also zooms in automatically until the area stretches across the entire screen. Quick hand gestures mean you can instantly navigate, zoom, and read a webpage without missing a beat.

If you are preparing to sync your iPad with your computer for the first time, choose wisely. If you indicate that you want to sync ALL of your pictures, videos and music, be prepared. Depending on how much you have, it could take a long time to fully transfer everything over. Instead, use your discretion and only sync those items which you know you will need on the iPad.

Some newer iPads have a mute button instead of a lock orientation one. If you prefer the lock orientation feature, you should go into your settings and tap on the general section. You will be able to choose which function you want to associate with this button. Save your changes when you are done.

The iPad is a great tool for reading. Whether it’s fantasy literature or a college textbook, reading at night can become a bit straining on the eyes. Dimming your iBooks is easily accomplished by changing the brightness setting within the app. This makes nighttime reading far more enjoyable and comfortable.

Are you having a hard time typing on your iPad? You should get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard. Your iPad will recognize any Bluetooth keyboard instantly. If you use the keyboard a lot, purchase a case with a Bluetooth keyboard directly built in it so you do not have to carry your keyboard. everywhere

Go into your settings, navigate to “general” and slide the side switch to “lock orientation.” Typically, this is set to mute, but that can be incredibly inconvenient. For example, if you are trying to read on your iPad, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.

The iPad is built for surfing the web and getting there fast is a prime factor for many consumers. Holding down the key labeled “.com” will activate a menu containing various websites and favorites that you thought were long forgotten. The new menu cuts time in half and doubles the enjoyment. This also works for other hosting services, such as .com or .biz.

While many people enjoy the fact that the iPad screen is very bright, your eyes may get tired of looking at the screen after a while, particularly in the evenings. Push on the home button twice and move over to the right. You will notice a brightness indicator that allows you to change things up.

Know how to take a screenshot with your iPad. Simply depress the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for just a second. A photo of your screen’s contents will automatically appear in your photo folder for easy access. Be careful not to depress the buttons too long, however, because the device will reboot.

Spend a day or two familiarizing yourself with your iPad. You may have purchased it for one or two features, but spend a while exploring everything that is available. You may not even realize that the iPad can do some things, so looking around is a sure way to get even more out of it.

Ever wondered how to make typing much faster when you have to use special characters or type in all CAPS? All you have to do is double tap the shift key or characters key in order to make this happen. Now you can type much easier on your device.

Looking into purchasing a keyboard for your iPad. This can reduce the wear and tear on your device and make it easier for you to enter information while you are online or creating notes. Fortunately, any wireless Apple keyboard will work, so all you need to do is find the one that best suits your needs.

Be selective about your notifications. Under the Settings menu, navigate to Notifications. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with which apps trigger notifications and which ones don’t. This keeps you from being nagged by rarely used apps. It also keeps important notifications from being buried by less important ones.

Keep your apps organized with the folder feature. The newest version of iOS allows users to create folders. To do this, tap and hold an app’s icon until it starts to move or jiggle. Then, drag the app until it is hovering over another app that you want in the same folder. Now just release. The iPad will automatically create a folder with both app icons inside.

Anyone can use an iPad successfully, whether they are a baby playing with a number learning app or a senior who wants to play Tetris. Everyone and anyone in-between can find great utility in this tablet. This article has provided tips to make the iPad the best tool for anyone who wishes to own one.

Discover All The Things Your Ipad Can Do, Telus Fort Saskatchewan

If you have been dreaming of your own iPad then you surely want to inform yourself as much as possible. This article is perfect for new owners or experienced owners alike. Keep reading to get the best tips and advice about maximizing your personal or professional iPad experience right here.

If you are having trouble doing something on your iPad, make sure that you visit one of the many iPad support forums on the internet. There are dozens of iPad users on the internet that are more than happy to help new iPad owners with any problems that they have. Best of all, any help that you receive from online iPad support forums will be free.

Do you like to email your iPad pictures to friends and family? There is a really simple way to do this. Just pick the photo you want to share, then press the arrow button in the top right corner. You will see a selection there that you can use to email the photo.

Download the find my iPad app as soon as you begin using your iPad. This feature makes it possible for you to locate your iPad in case that you lose it using GPS locating services. Be sure to leave your locating settings on so that this feature can be used in case you misplace it.

Safari continues to reward its faithful iPad users with new features and tricks, such as the ability to instantly clear your previous browsing history. The option has been moved into the main menu, and the entire cache can be cleared in only a moment’s notice. It’s important that data can be quickly removed when necessary and iPad users finally have this ability.

When reading on iBooks, sometimes it can be a strain on your eyes if you are in a dark location. You can adjust the brightness of your screen in iBook easily. Go to Settings and then select Brightness. IBooks also has a separate brightness slider which can be used more conveniently.

Place a restriction for how long you spend on your iPad. It can be addicting. After all, there are so many things you can do, that you may not want to use any of your other electronics. Be smart and give yourself a limit on how long you use the device to give yourself some perspective.

If you only have wifi, but not 3g, you can still get a lot of use out of your iPad. Not only can you download songs beforehand, you can also download most of your applications while within wifi range and then use it anywhere. This is also true for podcasts.

Take advantage of free apps for your iPad. Although there are a number of sites that offer apps at reasonable prices, there are also those that give them to you for free. Be sure to check the reputability of the site you download from and read the fine print. You should have no problem getting nearly everything you need at no cost.

There is a great application for your iPad called AirPrint. This will allow you to print directly from your iPad. All you need is a printer that is compatible with the iPad. You will be able to print from the Share menu by simply selecting Print on any open document.

Sort your apps rather than displaying each and everyone on the iPad’s home screen. Hold your finger down on the app until its icon makes a quick shaking motion. You can then drag the app and drop it on top of another app icon. You will then be prompted to create a folder. Sorting related apps into folders makes it much easier to quickly locate what you are looking for without endless swiping.

If you cannot find where your iPad is, you can find it from iCould. Go to your Settings and then iCloud. Enter your ID number that Apple provided you and then select Find My iPad. As long as you are connected to a network somewhere, you will be able to locate your iPad.

If you are worried that a four digit passcode is not enough to keep your iPad secure, you can opt for a longe r one. You can go into your settings and change it so that you can use as many characters as you would like. This is useful if you know there is a chance someone you know will guess any four digit code you choose.

Professional businessmen and professional surfers need the ability to preview a large inbox and iPad finally provides this functionality. The mail application will expand on two lines of text per message with an adjustable limit, depending upon your preferences. You can now view all of your messages and get to the important information without clicking on each individual letter.

Make use of folders. To do this, simply tap and hold onto an app until the app shakes. Once you do this, drag this app over an icon and release. Doing this will create a folder that contains both your apps. The name of your folder will depend on the apps’ category. However, if you don’t like this name, you can change it.

Get a USB keyboard. When you get a keyboard, you expand your abilities with the iPad. Keyboards are often more comfortable for posting on Facebook, forums and doing other online writing. That allows you to be more efficient. Some keyboards double as a case, so check out the options available.

The traditional photo-editing software offered with any mobile device is always a great source of entertainment, but Photo Booth is an iPad secret that takes it up a notch. With various effects, filters, and settings, the iPad’s camera quickly becomes a funhouse of interesting modifications. Apps like these are great for the entire family and don’t require extensive tech-knowledge to operate.

Reading through this article is the first step in getting your iPad to do exactly what you want it to. Since there are so many features, it can initially seem overwhelming, but this article helps to consolidate your information regarding how to use an iPad. Don’t forget to save it for later!