can I do with my Apple iPad?
The main functions
of the Apple iPad are:
is the Apple iPad video calling feature. It is just like Skype, but the
iPad is more portable than your average webcam and laptop. It
easily focused on things around you, making the experience
more real for the person you are having the conversation with. However,
one small problem exists in that communication can only take place if
the other person is on a Mac, iPhone4 etc. If they are using a regular
Windows PC, this communiation using FaceTime isn't possible.
is a pretty user-friendly mail application. It makes managing
your emails very easy, as well as providing options for saving any
photos, emailed to you, directly to your images folders and saving any
PDF documents to iBooks, with a simple touch of the screen.
is the default web browser used on the Apple iPad. You must have your
internet connection set up before beginning to browse. Once connected
the webpages can be viewed in portrait or landscape by rotating the
iPad. When you do this the webpage automatically rotates to fit the
iPad dispaly screen. There are great zooming and scrolling features on
the iPad as well as the ability to have multiple webpages open at once.
Switching between open webpages is simple.
you can read and buy books. Download the free iBooks app from the App
Store, and then get everything from classics to best sellers from the
iBookstore. Once you download a book, it’s displayed on
your bookshelf. iTunes is used to download the iBooks and then you just
tap on the iBook to start reading. You don't have to remember what page
you last finished on either - your iPad will do this for you.
5. Videos: You can useyour iPad to view
movies, music videos, video podcasts, and, if they’re available in your area, TV shows.
iPadsupports special features such as chapters, subtitles,alternate audio, and closed
You can rent or purchase videos from the iTunes Store, and you can use
adapter cable to watch videos on a TV or projector.
6. Photos: The
iPad makes managing and sharing your photos easy. iPad supports
standard photo formats such as JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and PNG. You use iTunes
to sync photos to your iPad. You can sync photos and videos from your
computer, import them from a digital camera or iPhone, or save them
from email or the web. Use them in apps, send them in email messages,
or upload them to your MobileMe Gallery. You can use your iPad as a
digital photo frame that displays an animated slideshow of your images.
7. iPod: The
iPad doubles up as an iPod, even if it is a bit larger. You can browse
your music by song, artist, album, genre or composer, just like on your
iPod. You can listen to your music, podcasts and audiobooks on your
iPad. There are built in speakers or you can attach headphones instead.
Music, audiobooks and podcsts can be put on to your iPad through
ITunes. Either sync it with your existing ITunes library or log on to
the iTunes store and purchase what you need.
8. iTunes: You
can use iTunes to search for, and buy, music, podcasts amd audiobooks.
Free downloads are also available. For example, if you want to listen
back to a radio programme that you missed and that is available as a
podcast, you can search for and download it from iTunes.
9. AppStore: There
are so many apps available now that this can be very overwhelming for
new users. Just choose the ones that you think would enhance some
aspect of your life and see how it goes. You can add apps to your iPad
through the AppStore.
Your iPad can work like a sat nav if you have the right app for it.
Keep in mind that the software is not always up to date in terms of
local maps. Do some searching on forums before you decide which app is
best for you as a sav nav.
11. Games: You
can use your iPad to play games. Games can be bought and downloaded
from the AppStore. Just go on to the AppStore, search for the game you
want, pay for it and finally download it.