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iPad User Magazine Issue 27

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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One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the iPad since its launch back in 2010 is having a truly portable video device. Having just a thin sheet of glass that you can pop up on a stand or against a surface to watch movies and TV shows while doing almost any task is great – it’s made washing up less boring, at least! But it’s not the only excellent entertainment use for the iPad, of course – it’s great for listening to fantastic podcasts, for busting out some of your favourite tunes (especially with the improved speakers on the new iPad Pro models), and catching up on reading. That’s why we’ve focused on all the ways your iPad can keep you engaged and entertained this issue. However you like to…

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multitasking in ios 9

IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to use the new multitasking features in iOS 9 YOU’LL NEED iOS 9; read on to discover device requirements You can play a single video in a Picture-in-Picture box while using another app As well as the App Switcher that’s available on all iPads, iOS 9 adds three new multitasking features: Slide Over for quickly dipping into another app for a moment; Split View for working in two apps side by side; and Picture in Picture for playing video in a corner of the screen while you continue to work on something else. With Slide Over, when you drag in from the right edge of the screen, a narrow view of another app will slide into view. This is designed to enable you to do things that are quick…

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parental and security controls

It is possible to set up a separate App Store account for a child aged 13 or over and set an allowance IT WILL TAKE 15 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to prevent your child from making purchases or seeing content on your iPad without your approval YOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 9 Whether you’re lending your iPad to your children or setting up an iPad of their own – perhaps your old one you need to be sure that they’ll be safe using it. Particularly if they’re tech-savvy older children, you might want to ensure they won’t be visiting inappropriate websites, installing and playing unsuitable games, or running up huge bills buying extras as In-App Purchases (IAPs). The simplest and safest option is often to disable IAPs entirely, which is easily done using your iPad’s Restrictions options. You’ll…

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connect to social networks

Signing in to Facebook is also a way to quickly fill in any missing details in the Contacts app IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to connect to popular social networks YOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 9, an account for Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Vimeo Like it or loathe it – and which of those you plump for probably depends a lot on your age – social media has taken over the world. It can also be good fun, even if you don’t necessarily want to post about your every thought and action. So if you fancy getting in on the action with minimum effort, here’s how. Look down the list of categories in the Settings app and you’ll find one that contains Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Vimeo. This enables you to sign into each of…

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read the web better

Use Reading List to save interesting articles, and Reader mode to strip away the web grime IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to make content on websites clearer to read YOU’LL NEED An iPad and something to read online The iPad is by far the best device around for reading web pages. The high-resolution Retina ensures text is crisp, and clear, even when it’s small. If only all websites were as clean as Apple’s design, but the web is littered with difficult-to-read pages with disjointed text surrounded by flashing adverts. Articles are also split up over several pages (requiring you to click through to read them) and you often pinball past pages without fully catching them. Fortunately help is at hand, and Apple has designed several crafty features that make the web much more manageable. Safari…

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secrets of the music app

Spend half an hour learning the app and playing music becomes infinitely more enjoyable. 1 Up Next Tap Up Next (three lines) to reveal upcoming tracks. By default, these are the next songs in an album or playlist. 2 History In Up Next, you can slide down to reveal your History, displaying the tracks you recently played. 3 Arrange order You can rearrange the order of tracks in Up Next by dragging the Up Next icon next to each track. 4 Remove and Clear Slide left on a track and tap Delete to remove it from Up Next. You can also use Add and Clear to manage tracks. IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to use Apple Music for playing, searching and more YOU’LL NEED An iPad, an Apple ID and some music tracks The iPad is an exceptional audio player (especially…