Taking a closer look at the new Apple iPad
Now that the iPad has been out for a while do you want to get more out of it? I ave put together another list of six of my iPad quick tips to reveal more of the iPad’s features.
iPad Not Charging?
No problem. After purchasing my iPad I ran into the iPad “Not Charging” issue with my 2007 Mac Pro. Apparently the iPad has some problems charging from the low-powered USB ports found on older desktops and some USB hubs. Resultng in the “Not Charging” message on the iPad when it‚Äôs connected. In many cases, the iPad does actually charge from these connectors, but only when the display is off‚Äîwhich means you can‚Äôt see the icon that tells you the iPad is charging. If you‚Äôre getting the ‚ÄúNot Charging‚Äù message, try leaving your iPad plugged in anyway, and see if the charge is greater when you return.
Relearning the ‘Touch’ with iPad Photo
For those used to the iPhone, there is a new art to using the iPad. You can interact with your photos stored on your iPad in a whole new ways. Start by launching the Photos app. Try pressing and holding with two fingers in the all photos view. You should be able to spin the photo and slide then around.
Orientation Lock Button
Did you know that your iPad is equiped with an orientation lock button! The iPad’s accelerometer is powerful and very sensitive. The orientation Lock button is located on the right side of the iPad just above the volume controls. When you are working on something and don’t want your screen to keep switching this is a simple way to deal with it.
Email up to 15 Photos from your iPad
If you tried sending multiple photos from the Photo app on your iPad you have realized that you can only send 5 at a time. If you need to send more you can use copy and paste to move them into the Mail app, up to 15 pictures. Simply launch the Photo App and select the stack of images you want to send. Tap the upper right hand icon, the box with the arrow in it. Begin selecting the images you want to send and tap Copy. Hit the home button and launch the Mail App. Tap the compose icon in the far upper right. Tap into the body of the email and hold. Select Paste and your ready to send.
If you’re wondering where Pages, Numbers and other Apps that save files keep your files wonder no longer. When you Sync your iPad take a look at the Apps tab in iTunes. If you scroll down and you’ll see the File Sharing. Here you can check out the apps that utilize fie sharing and the actual documents. When you’re ready to sync your files, use click Add.. button to add your files and work with them on the go.
There are a variety of was to customize your iPad and creating your own wallpaper is one of them. iPad wallpaper images should be 1024×768. To assign your image to your home screen background or lock screen, you need to import it to your Photo app. You can use Aperature, iPhoto, Image Capture or you Pictures folder.
Once imported launch the Photo app and find your background. Tap the arrow icon in the upper right corner and select ‘Use as Wallpaper’.
Syncing Video and Photos with your iPhone
Expanding on my second to last post iPhone Troubleshooting: Troubles Syncing iPhone Photos I wanted to look more closely at how to import video for your iPhone. I recently had a friend get in touch with me regarding her new iPhone 3GS. She is new to the iPhone 3GS and had been shooting video and taking pictures. She contact me asking how to syncing her iPhone with her Mac. Most of us familiar with Apple’s logic take for granted that we intuitively go to certain apps to help us manage our iPhones. However for a relatively new user this can be confusing. Even though syncing between your iPhone happens in iTunes, there’s no preference for video syncing in the iPhone management screen. If you have shot video with your iPhone and you have iLife installed you can use iPhoto to help you with this.
Sync with iPhoto
If you have iPhoto selected as your photo management program in iTunes it will automatically launch once you connect your iPhone. Once open you can select which photos and videos you want to import, you can also opt not to import duplicates.
- Start by launching iPhoto (if not already open)
- Under DEVICES select your iPhone
- Check “Hide photos already imported”
- Check the photos and videos you want to import
- Click “Import Selected”
Sync with Image Capture
If you don’t own the iLife suite you are not out of luck. Image Capture is your default photo manager an comes with Mac OS X. Similar to iPhoto you can select which photos and videos you want to import, you can also opt not to import duplicates. One major difference between Image Capture and iPhoto is that you can “Delete after Import”.
- Start by launching Image Capture (if not already open)
- Under DEVICES select your iPhone
- You can select and highlight which images you want to import
- Check box “Delete after import” if you want to remove images or video already imported.
- Select and destination folder under “Import To:” drop-down
- Click Import when ready