Don't-Miss iPad Stories

Five fantastic Address Book tips

When you think of Apple’s most intriguing applications, it’s unlikely Address Book springs to mind. But thanks to its close ties to Apple’s Mail and iCal as well as your iOS devices, it’s actually one of the applications you use the most. These tips will help you be more productive.

Network printing demystified

The days when sharing a printer over a network required strange voodoo rituals are largely over, but today's heterogeneous configurations that include Windows, OS X and mobile devices pose a challenge of their own.

How to convert DVDs for iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices

You have multiple Apple media players. What are the best video-encoding settings to use? Tune in.

Bugs & Fixes: Recovering lost contacts

Syncing your calendar and contact data across your Mac and iOS devices using MobileMe can come in handy, but not when your contacts disappear. Ted Landau looks at potential options for getting those contacts back where they belong.

All about iTunes movie rentals

Renting movies from the iTunes Store can be pretty simple if you don't want to do anything special, though you'll have to jump through some hoops if you want to move rented movies.

Use timed access to lock out iDevices from Wi-Fi

Worried that your teen or tween is spending all night wired to the iPod touch or iPad? Glenn Fleishman walks you through a way to set timed access in a manner that sticks if you're using an Apple Wi-Fi base station on your network.

Bugs & Fixes: An update on iPad Wi-Fi reception problems

A few weeks back, Ted Landau covered reports of iPad users having problems with poor Wi-Fi reception. He revisits the topic now that Apple has acknowledged the issue.

Move files between your iPad and Mac

Exchanging files with the iPad requires a bit of work. Kirk McElhearn shows how to minimize the hassle, especially when you're copying iWork files.

Managing your 250MB iPad 3G plan

We've already shown you how far 250MB can go. Now, Glenn Fleishman has some tips for wringing every last megabyte out of your monthly iPad plan with AT&T.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iPad 3G activation

While most 3G iPad owners are having no problems activating their 3G service, a few problems have sprung up. Ted Landau gives a rundown of the most common symptoms and their solutions.

iPad 3G: How much does 250MB get you?

Apple surprisingly convinced AT&T to offer a cheaper, smaller data plan on the iPad for people who may not need unlimited surfing. We took an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G out for a spin on this 3G plan to see just how much Web browsing, video watching, and app updating we could wring out of it.

Printing from your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Printing from your iPhone, iPod touch, and now your iPad shouldn't be difficult, but it is. Fortunately, third-party apps are here to help. Jeff Merron walks you through what you can and can't do with some of these App Store offerings.

View iPad-optimized apps in iTunes

iTunes doesn't make it easy to figure out which of your apps are made specifically for the iPad. Here's a workaround until iTunes is updated.