Don't-Miss iPad Stories

Know your last-minute holiday shopping deadlines

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Don’t delay -- online ordering deadlines are quickly approaching if you want your gifts delivered before 2012.

Buying guide: iPods

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Which iPod (or iPhone or iPad) is right for you or the target of your holiday generosity? We run down your options.

Simulating traditional painting with the iPad

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Macworld guide to AppleCare

Is AppleCare worth paying for the extra coverage? What exactly does AppleCare cover, and how does it work? Here's a guide to AppleCare, to help you decide if you should buy this extended warranty with your next Mac.

How to share a family iPad

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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.

Macs, Kindle Fire, and managing files

So, you've got a new Kindle File. Excellent. What's that? You say the free media you download from places like Project Gutenberg isn't appearing on the device? Here's how to make it work with and without your Mac.

iPod buying guide

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Which iPod (or iPhone or iPad) is right for you or the target of your holiday generosity? We run down your options.

Get quick access to iOS settings with IconSettings

IconSettings allows you to create Home icons for the settings of your iOS device, without needing to jailbreak it.

Toggle between iTunes Match and local syncing

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.

Convert webpages to PDF on an iPad

You say you need to be able to convert webpages and other documents to PDF files on your iPad? Here's a $6 way.

iCloud vs. Wi-Fi Sync: Which does what?

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.

Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

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.

How to share a family iPad

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.