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iPad User Magazine Issue 34

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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There are many reasons for choosing Apple products, not least the fantastic integration between devices, which has been improved upon with every iOS release. In this issue we look at how iCloud – Apple’s free cloud-based sync, backup and file storage service – can keep your files and data secure, up-to-date and to hand wherever you are, whatever device you’re using. Plus, you can find those all-important files on your iOS device in no time, thanks to iOS 10’s built-in, intelligent – and again much improved – search facility, Spotlight. We’ll show you how to get the best results from this feature. The only limit you might find with syncing files across iCloud is storage capacity, but third-party apps that let you stream directly from a network drive eliminate this issue: take…

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the basics of icloud

iCloud enables you to sync music, movies, photos and much more IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to share, sync and back up documents and data YOU’LL NEED iPhone, iOS 10 iCloud enables you to sync music and movies – plus photos, contacts, calendars and various kinds of data –wirelessly to the cloud. How does it work? First, you need to be using the latest versions of iOS and macOS (there’s also a Windows desktop tool and iCloud control panel if you use a PC – find it at bit.ly/win_icloud ). To sign up, you’ll need an Apple ID. Then simply enable iCloud and choose which types of files and data you want to sync: contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, bookmarks, Mail account settings (email messages too if you opt to set up an iCloud…

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search with spotlight

IT WILL TAKE 5 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to get the most out of Spotlight on iOS YOU’LL NEED iPhone, iOS 10 Few features in iOS change the way you use an iPhone as radically as Spotlight, Apple’s one-stop shop for finding anything on your iPhone. Accessing it is easy: swipe a finger down from the middle of the Home Screen. In practice, you’ll probably want to do it from the first row of icons or below – swiping from too far up the screen opens Notification Centre. You can search for all kinds of things in Spotlight, and it’s the sheer range of options available that makes the feature so impressive. As well as the obvious things – Contacts, Music, Mail and Messages – you can also search for apps, videos, notes, events and reminders…

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edit and format text in pages

IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU WILL LEARN Style and edit text; master keyboard shortcuts YOU'LL NEED Pages for iOS; Bluetooth keyboard (optional) Find out how to simplify, speed up and improve the way you work with text documents If you’re looking to edit text with a bit of flair and panache, there’s no substitute for Apple’s own Pages app. But for all its extra features – the ability to lay out your documents a certain way, for example, or its tools to import images, charts and other elements – Pages remains first and foremost a word processor. In this tutorial we’re going to focus on exploring its text-based tools to reveal how to simplify, speed up and improve the way you work with text documents on your iPad. Pages has evolved to put more text-editing and formatting tools…

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manage your music playlists

IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU WILL LEARN Set up, make changes to, share playlists YOU’LL NEED iOS 10 or later The Music app provides all the tools you need for creating and editing playlists on your iPad One of the most convenient ways to listen to all your favourite tracks is through playlists. These curated lists of songs from your library enable you to skip the filler and focus on the music that really stirs your soul. Some of the best playlists are centred around a theme – feeling heartbroken, or want something to keep you alert on a long journey – but many are simply collections of favourite tracks that tickle your fancy at a specific moment in time. Traditionally, playlists would be created on your Mac, then synced across to your iPad via iTunes. These…

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stream your media library

Remote File Manager plays videos that iOS normally can’t, and without conversion IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU WILL LEARN How to set up your own wireless media server and stream music and movies YOU'LL NEED An iOS device, Remote File Manager, storage shared over your Wi-Fi network We’re moving rapidly, some may even say we are being dragged, towards a future without wires. It’s true that you can still connect your iPad or a hard drive to your Mac using a cable, but Apple has been encouraging us all towards wireless means of data transfer for quite some time now. But while services like iCloud Drive and Apple Music are great, they don’t suit everyone’s needs. For one thing, they often cost money. Also, they’re general-purpose storage that’s lacking in convenience for storing large movie collections…