Don't-Miss iPad Stories
When you enable iTunes Match, you lose the ability to sync music from iTunes. But there's an easy workaround for when you want to put lots of songs on your iOS device without waiting for them to download from iCloud.
You say you need to be able to convert webpages and other documents to PDF files on your iPad? Here's a $6 way.
Thanks to iTunes 10.5, iOS 5, and iCloud you can wirelessly sync data with your iOS device in two ways: iCloud lets you send specific information to and from Apple’s iCloud servers over an Internet connection, and Wi-Fi Sync syncs your device with iTunes on your Mac via your local wireless network. But there are notable differences between what gets synced using each method, and the two aren't mutually exclusive, so it's not surprising that many people are confused about the differences and similarities between the two. We've summarized the types of data handled by each.
Apple is promising a fix for iOS 5 that will address reports for poor battery life for devices running the new mobile operating system. But until that arrives, Christopher Breen has some suggestions for finding and tackling the source of your power problems.
The iPad, unlike the Mac, is designed as a single-user device. It's still possible, however, to effectively share the device among different family members. Here's how to customize iPad restrictions, and more.
Learn basic iOS gestures, how to navigate your device's Home screen, make folders, and multitask with apps.
iOS 4 had a switch that disabled notifications system-wide. iOS 5 lacks that switch, but there are a couple of other ways to do the same thing.
Many families share Apple IDs for app and music purchases. But if you share that same address for iCloud, you might mix up your data or run out of room. Lex Friedman spells out the easy workaround.
Apple's iCloud service, paired with iOS 5 and Lion, offers users a whole wealth of new sync features, access to purchased content, and geolocation fun. Unfortunately, as iCloud is the company's fourth online service iteration, trying to upgrade can be confusing at best, slam-your-head-against-a-wall-in-frustration at worst. To help ease the pain (and keep your walls dent-free), we've put together some common upgrading scenarios for migrating to iCloud.
The launch of iCloud has ushered in a spate of location-aware services that help you track down your iOS devices, your Mac, and even your friends. Dan Frakes takes Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, and Find My Friends out for a spin.
The day of an iOS upgrade can bring great joy... and sometimes, great confusion. Let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide.
Want to read your own documents on the iPad or iPhone? Convert them to the ePub format and you can view them (complete with formatting and links) in the iBooks app.
Ted Landau deals with an iPad that refuses to sync. A little brute-force action puts things right.
If you want to brainstorm a bunch of ideas, then pull them into some kind of organized shape, and you want to do that from almost anywhere with almost any kind of hardware, you need apps that work with OPML.
It took two years for the iPhone to get copy and paste support. But the feature's a bit less intuitive than other elements of iOS. Lex Friedman shows you how to put copying, pasting, and text editing to use.