Wishing there iPad user Manual
The iPad 2 is a revolutionary product that has enabled people to use computing in entirely new ways. Unfortunately, the iPad 2 does not come with an instructions manual. This makes it difficult for new users to figure out exactly what their device is capable of doing. While many users have been able to find an iPad 2 review or two online with good info on how to use the iPad 2, most have struggled to find good information on how to get the most out of their iPad 2.
Forging Ahead without an iPad User Manual
Fortunately, you can figure out how to do most of the things you want to do with your iPad 2 even though there is no iPad user manual. Read and follow the following tips in order to take your iPad computing to the next level:
Use Screen Capture
The iPad 2’s Screen Capture feature lets you take pictures of anything currently displayed on your screen and store the images in your photo library. This is a very useful feature that most iPad 2 users do not know anything about.
To use the Screen Capture feature, simply hold down the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time. As soon as you do this, your iPad 2 will take a picture of your screen and store it in your photo library. Check out your photo library after taking the screenshot and then you can do anything you want with the screenshot.
Friends will love it if you send them screenshots of your latest high scores on popular iPad 2 games like Angry Birds. They may also want to see screenshots of important news stories. The sky really is the limit as far as using the iPad 2’s useful Screen Capture feature goes.
Listen to Podcasts at Blazing Speed
A lot of us have times when we have more podcasts to get through than we have time. A great way to get around this dilemma is to use one of the less well-known features of the iPod app.
The iPod app is a free app that you can download and install on your iPad 2. (Unfortunately, there is no Apple iPad manual to point out how to use this app optimally.)
To play podcasts at double the normal speed, all you have to do is click the 2X button to the right of the display after opening your desired podcast in the iPod app. As soon as you do this, the audio will start playing at twice the normal speed.
While at first this might seem too fast for you, you will probably find with time that it is really an invaluable feature for helping you to learn from podcasts as quickly as possible. With a little training, it is even possible that double normal speed playback will become as easy for you to listen to as normal speed playback.
Search for Text on a Page
Do you need to be able to check and see if a given webpage contains keywords you are interested in? It is often useful to check and see where on a page certain words appear. For example, if you are looking for certain keywords in a news story, knowing where they are located on the page can save you a lot of time.
Fortunately, the iPad 2 has a special feature that enables you to search within webpages. Type your search terms into the Safari search box and look at the list of suggestions it generates. Towards the bottom of this list, you should see the text, “On This Page.” Click on that text and your iPad 2 will search the webpage you are looking at for your search terms.
More than a couple iPad 2 review articles fail to mention this feature, which is too bad, especially considering how valuable it can be to busy professionals and students. Students in a time crunch do not always have time to leisurely scan webpages for specific information they are interested in. Instead, they want to be able to zero in on exactly where their search terms are located on the page.
The iPad and the iPad 2 are revolutionary devices. While it was a real oversight of Apple to fail to distribute an iPad instruction manual or iPad user guide, if you follow the tips in this iPad 2 review, you will be on your way to getting the most out of your iPad 2. No iPad 2 review can substitute for hands-on learning. Start practicing trying out new features on your iPad 2 as soon as you can.