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iPad User Magazine Issue 22

iPad User Magazine is the complete companion guide for owners of any iPad model, including the new iPad mini. Published every six weeks you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest things to do on your iPad.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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The iPad can sometimes be overlooked as a tool for productivity, but it’s actually a very powerful way to work on the go. It offers everything from creative and design tools to many advanced custom apps for certain professions – sadly, we can’t feature them all! But we are looking at the world of work in this issue of iPad User, and we’ve got tutorials for a range of common things you might want to do to become even more productive with your iPad. We’ll look at using Reminders to ensure you’re keeping up with your tasks, using apps more smartly with extensions, customising things like contacts and calendars to make them work better for you, and doing great things with Numbers and Keynote on the go! We’ll also look…

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get alerts with reminders

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 8 The Reminders app is a place for you to make note of things you need to do. That might be a list of tasks you need to complete at home, things you need to buy next time you go to a supermarket, or things that need to be done to complete a project – in fact, you can do all of these things at the same time, without things getting cluttered, because the app enables you to maintain multiple lists. Naturally, that Reminders is provided as part of iOS gives it a head start in being able to integrate with various other features of your iPad. Although the app looks very simple, don’t let that fool you into thinking that…

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tailor mail, contacts, calendars

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 8 Although the apps on your iPad don’t typically provide the same level of options and flexibility you’d expect on a computer, that doesn’t mean they are bereft of such things. In the ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ section of the Settings app, there are plenty of options you can use to adjust the way these three apps work. Some settings may seem trivial, but they can make a big difference to how you use an app, and also how quickly you can perform certain actions. In these walkthroughs, we explore options there that we think are the most important to your productivity, though we’ll also look a little further to show things you might overlook. HOW TO | FINE-TUNE MAIL 1 Set swipe options By default in…

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master extensions

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 8, an app that provides a Share or Action extension A long-standing complaint about iOS is the tight degree of control that Apple exercises over what apps are able to do. Those restrictions have been relaxed in iOS 8 to allow apps to extend the system’s capabilities in carefully defined ways. This means you aren’t reliant on Apple adding support for a particular social network to be able to share something directly to it, and kludgy workarounds such as special bookmarklets that send a web page to an online service are no longer necessary. Extensions enable photo-editing apps to make filters and tools available within the Camera and Photos apps. Information from apps can be displayed in widgets in Notification Centre’s Today…

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beam keynote to apple tv

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, Keynote for iPad, Apple TV, television or projector Keynote is an app particularly well suited to iPad. The landscape screen orientation and ease with which you can enter and edit text, pictures and transitions mean it’s perfect for working on presentations even when you’re on the move. Traditionally though, you would have had to take a laptop and hook it up to a projector to show the presentation to a group of people. But with Keynote for iPad, plus an Apple TV, it’s even easier, with no compatibility issues to worry about. The Apple TV itself is very portable, much more so than a projector. The two devices need to be on the same wireless network, though you can create an ad hoc one…

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master formulas in numbers

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 7, Numbers Formulas play a key role in every Numbers spreadsheet. They allow you to perform both simple (‘2+2’) and more complex calculations, such as one based on the content of specific cells that meet a certain condition. Either way, they transform Numbers into something very powerful and versatile. The key rule to entering formulas in any spreadsheet is to make sure you precede it with an equals (=) sign, so Numbers knows to interpret it as such. Tap the grey = button in the entry box and Numbers will reveal the formulas and functions keyboard, split into three sections: operators, numeric keypad and advanced options. Auto updates The step-by-step guide opposite walks you through the fundamental basics of creating and using simple formulas.…