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How To Setup Parental Controls (Restrictions) on the iPad

How To Setup Parental Controls (Restrictions) on the iPad
The iPad is a wonderfully easy and intuitive device to use. This is generally nothing but a major advantage – but at times it can cause issues if you have children who share your iPad or are allowed to use it from time to time. Problems you might encounter range from a child inadvertently deleting a frequently-used app to discovering that your child’s favorite new iPad game has allowed them to rack up hundreds of dollars worth of charges to your credit card via In-App purchases. Fortunately, the iPad (and iOS) comes with a strong set of parental controls that you can choose to apply to reduce the chances of seeing any problems when you allow your kids to use an iPad, it’s a shared one or one of their own. You’ll find these controls in the iPad’s Settings app – under Settings > General > Restrictions. To get started you tap the ‘Enable Restrictions’ button at the top of the page – when you do you’ll be asked to set a passcode and confirm it. Allow Allow Changes Allowed Content Game Center

My day with Siri I admit it: I love Siri. It helps that I work from home, so I can talk to my phone without inhibitions. It doesn't hurt that I generally crave pseudohuman contact. But the real reason is simply that I find Siri so useful. The iOS virtual assistant has learned to respond accurately to a variety of new instructions. I now find myself using Siri throughout the day, for a wide variety of tasks and queries. Morning routines First thing in the morning, I wake up to one of my kids clomping into my room. Once I know how warmly to dress that day, I find out what kinds of clothes I should put on. Armed with that intel, I’m off to shave and shower. The workday begins It’s rare that a workday of mine gets under way without a reminder or two from the night before beeping on my Mac and iOS devices, something like “Write the Siri story”—almost undoubtedly a reminder I set via Siri. As I research stories throughout the day, I rely on Siri to place important phone calls, too. Siri knows The dinner hour

iPad Voice Dictation: Commands List & Tips Voice Dictation, or just Dictation as Apple calls it, is one of my favorite features of iOS on the iPad. As I’ve mentioned recently here, I use it more and more and it just keeps getting better. Though Siri may draw more attention, I think dictation is the far more useful feature right now. If you haven’t tried out dictation on the iPad you really should give it a go. Speak slowly and clearly: I know this sounds obvious, but it’s an easy one to forget. Add punctuation commands as you speak: There are a great number of useful commands that can be used with dictation. This morning I ate breakfast, walked the dog, and took my daughter to school. Use languages Other than US English: Dictation supports a range of languages other than just US English. And here are some of the most helpful commands you can use with dictation – with the command listed first and then the result: question mark: ? exclamation point: ! underscore: _ comma: , open parenthesis: ( close parenthesis: ) quote: “ end quote: “

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. We cover everything from customising your Home screen through to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari. 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The vast majority of these tips will also work on the original iPad and iPad 2, so owners of any generation of iPad shouldn't feel neglected. For 50 more iPad tips, check out a new iPad app called 100 Tricks & Tips for iPad 2, brought to you by our colleagues on MacFormat. 1. iOS now supports folders. Your iPad will create a folder with both the apps in. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The iPad supports a VPN connection.

iPad Basics: How To Use Notification Center on the iPad Notification Center is one of the headline features in iOS 5. It’s a major improvement to how notifications were previously delivered in iOS and it works wonderfully well on the iPad. It lets you see all your notifications in one clear list view, and it’s instantly available with just a quick swipe gesture from anywhere on the iPad. For those of your who are newer to the iPad or iOS 5, or even just to notifications on the iPad, here are a few handy little tips for working with Notification Center: How To Open and Close Notification Center on the iPad – To open Notification Center from any of your home screens or any app that displays the status bar, just swipe down from anywhere on the status bar. – To close Notification Center you look for the same set bars at the bottom center of the Notification Center view, and tap and swipe up – To scroll through all your notifications, tap anywhere within the Notification Center list view and move your finger up and down. More Notifications Options

How to Record Screencast Videos on your iPad or iPhone This detailed guide describes the various options that will help you record movies (screencasts) of your iPad or iPhone screen. You can use it for capturing app demos, game walkthroughs and more. Whether you are an app developer building iOS apps and games or a tech blogger who likes to review such apps, what you definitely want is a screencasting tool that will help you easily record video demos, or screencast movies, of your mobile app. Now there are tons of screencasting apps available for your Windows or Mac desktop but if you wish to capture the screen of your iPad or iPhone, the scene is very disappointing. A search for “screen recorder” or “screencasting” shows zero results in the iTunes app store. That said, there are ways, or rather workarounds, by which you can capture the screen activity of your iPad or iPhone and convert that into a movie. Option 1. This is the quick solution. Option 2: Use Display Recorder to Capture your iPhone /iPad Screen

Potential Quick Fixes When Your iPad Won’t Connect to Your Wifi Network The iPad is a great device even when its offline, but like nearly all computing devices these days it is much greater when it’s connected to the web. For most of us, most of the time that means connecting via a WiFi network when possible. So it is terribly frustrating when an iPad won’t connect to a home WiFi network. So I thought I’d share some basic troubleshooting tips for when your iPad won’t connect to your WiFi network, and some potential quick fixes. If your iPad doesn’t connect to your home wireless network the first thing to do (apart from ensuring that WiFi is turned On via Settings> WiFi) is check to see whether it is able to connect to any WiFi network. Assumptions: For the purposes of this article I’m going to assume that when tested your iPad is able to connect to other WiFi networks successfully, but just has difficulties connecting to your own home (or small office) WiFi network. — Turn WiFi off and back on via Settings > WiFi. — Restart the iPad. Patrick Jordan More Posts

iPad Typing Tip: Find & Use the Undo or Redo Keys If you accidentally delete some text while typing or change your mind about the deletion, you can quickly undo your action without retyping. Or perhaps you want to quickly undo the text you typed without first selecting the unwanted text and then deleting. Your iPad keyboard has an undo button. Just switch to the numbers keyboard and tap undo. Change your mind again?

How To Get Back an App You Delete on the iPad Here’s an iPad Basics sort of question that I’ve seen asked frequently on forums and when talking about the iPad with friends and acquaintances: How do you get back an app that you’ve deleted from the iPad? Happily, it’s very easy to do. There are two ways to do this. – Open the App Store app on your iPad. – Tap on the Purchased icon in the bottom nav bar (the one that begins with Featured and ends with Updates) – At the top of this screen you’ll see that you can toggle the view between showing All purchased apps or ‘Not on This iPad’ – the latter generally being helpful for tracking down an app that’s been uninstalled more quickly. – Just below that on the left-hand side of the screen you’ve got a button to toggle between seeing iPad and iPhone apps in the results. – Near the top right of the page there’s a Search bar – generally you’ll start seeing results even before you finish typing the full name of an app. – Then do a connected or WiFi sync to your PC. That’s it. Patrick Jordan

iPad 105 – Workflow | How to save, work with multiple apps and share iPad Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Mark Anderson One of the greatest positives of the iPad as a learning tool in education are the many different apps that allow students to create amazing pieces of work which demonstrate their learning. Not only that, but the productivity tools that go with their day to day activities are vast. One of the negatives with the iPad though has been the problems associated with workflow. Some recent developments have really helped to alleviate many of these concerns. Firstly, with the advent of iOS6 came the option to be able to open files within apps in other apps. In fact, this new option has been massive. Above, you can see just some of the options I get upon choosing to open my Keynote presentation in another app. We have been trialling a service at school called ‘FoldR‘ which in essence, works like a WebDAV server, but is not. …it also supports Rackspace Cloud Files, Amazon S3, CloudApp & SugarSync too. The list goes on… “Save early, save often.”

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 16 New iPad Tips you should not Miss In case you get an iPad for this Christmas and are looking for ways to explore how it works and how to get the maximum from it , Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has some quick, simple and easy guides for you. Some of you might be getting the min iPad which I consider as a better alternative to Kindle Fire and other eReaders you get for almost the same price ( $120 difference ). Just keep in mind that if you already know how to find your way around the different features and gadgets in iPad then you don't have to worry about your new mini iPad, they have the same platform and use the same technology. What I have for you today is a great video tutorial that is only 5 minutes long.