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Any idiot can use an iPad at a basic level. It's designed that way. But even still, there are things that you're just supposed to magically know—things no one ever necessarily tells you. So we're here to help
The Soft Reset
The single most common thing people don't realize about the iPhone OS (from my experience) is how to perform a soft reset—which you'll find extremely useful in cases when the system freezes.
Just hold the top (power) and bottom front (home) button for a few seconds. Your iPad will restart. To force quit an application, just hold the home button by itself in a similar fashion
Import Your Own (Free) Books
Apple's iBooks app is your portal to reading and buying eBooks on the iPad—and it includes a section with a few free books. But don't forget, just like iTunes and the iPod can import and play music downloaded elsewhere, the iTunes and the iPad can import and display books downloaded elsewhere. Formats are limited, however. The iPad only supports ePub (with or without DRM).
Your local library may be a great source for free ePub checkouts. Also, Project Gutenberg has 30,000 free ePub books you can download, all of which have fallen out of copyright. There's lots of good stuff in this collection if you read classics, and the project even has an RSS list for new arrivals.
If you want to convert PDFs and other DRM-free formats to ePub, you can use Calibre.
Cut, Copy and Paste for Experts
Copying text is as easy as double tapping a word. But when you want to copy a whole paragraph, like for an address, you have to stretch those annoying little blue knobs...or do you?
Tap any editable text four times. You'll highlight the whole paragraph
Downrez 1080P HD Videos...Or You Can't Watch Them
You may have 1080P videos on your computer, but the iPad can't play them-in fact , iTunes won't even let you copy them to the iPad! The easiest solution? Downrez them to 720P using an app like
ipad video converter.if you are a mac user ,use ipad video converter for mac
Put 6 Apps In the Bottom Tray
Just discovered at Gizmodo HQ—the iPhone and iPad default to hold 4 icons/apps in the bottom tray. But the iPad can store more!
By clicking and holding on any icon (just as you do to rearrange apps), you'll unlock each app's position. Then just drag any two additional apps into the bottom tray. Super handy.
Hopefully you learned at least a thing or two, but of course, the iPad is a new device. So we need your help spotting the best tips—share them in the comments!
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