The ultimate Safari iPad tutorial updated for iOS 12

11 Jan

A few years ago I wrote one of my first posts about Safari on iPad. A lot of things have changed on iOS since then so I decided to do a review and publish a complete Safari iPad tutorial updated for iOS 12.

Safari allows you to navigate the Internet and view webpages. It is the web browser App that comes installed by default with your iPad. Other popular browser Apps that you may want to consider and download are “Chrome” and “Firefox”.

Starting Safari

To open Safari, tap on the following icon on your Home screen.

safari ipad icon

Safari iPad Screen Layout

The Safari iPad screen layout has changed over the past few years. The current layout has been streamlined for a thinner navigation and toolbar, offering more screen space to view web content. For the purpose of making the tutorial easier to follow, I will showcase the current screen layout with this self explained image:

Safari iPad Screen Layout

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How to use Night Shift on iPad with iOS 9.3 and iOS 10

31 Mar

insomniaNight Shift on iPad has been updated for iOS10.

I don’t know about you but I don’t seem to be able to get enough sleep these days between work and a busy family life with an active toddler. I’ve also been spending my time working on a special project that is near completion (which I’ll be revealing to my readers in the near future).

So any help I can get to ensure a better night’s sleep is welcome…

This leads me to share about a new feature that was recently released on iOS that can potentially help you with your sleep. Continue Reading

Great graphic design with the Canva App on iPad

02 Nov

In this post, I will introduce you to an App that can be useful for you at the office or when you feel creative and want to just have fun. Canva is a powerful, yet very simple to use graphic design App.

Canva design logo

You can create presentations, posters, social media posts, photo collages and more using existing design templates or by creating new ones. You can also add images, backgrounds and text to your documents which can be downloaded to your iPad, shared by email or through social media.

The Canva App is free to download Continue Reading

Getting Started with Apple Music Streaming Service

31 Jul

There is a new way to listen to music on your iPad. Apple Music was launched on June 30th 2015.

What is Apple Music?

It is a music streaming service similar to Spotify.


A good analogy is to think about iTunes as your record store, while Apple Music would be like the Netflix for music. Apple users can purchase music on iTunes and then listen to their music through the Music App on iPad or iPhone. With iTunes, you own the music you play and the songs or albums are stored on your iPad, iPhone or Mac. With Apple Music, you stream music or play music remotely from Apple servers through the Internet on your devices. You pay a flat fee and can access about 30 million songs but you do not own the songs you play.

To be able to take advantage of Apple Music Continue Reading

Spotify – Play music you love on your iPad

28 May

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about Music on iPad. In particular, I was referring to the Songza App. I also wrote about different Apps for Radios on iPad. In this post I will be discussing Spotify, which is a music streaming service that can be used on computers, smartphones and of course, your iPad.


Spotify gathers the best of both worlds, curated playlists for different occasions Continue Reading

Word for iPad: How to View, Edit and Create Documents

03 Feb

Word for iPad Tutorial

Thumbs up computer key
In March 2014, Microsoft launched Office for iPad. I got very excited and went ahead and downloaded the Word App. I wanted to write a nice post about it.
Very soon my excitement completely disappeared. This new App only allowed the user to “View” Word documents. To Edit and Save documents you needed to purchase an Office 365 monthly subscription…

Towards the end of 2014, Microsoft updated the App and allowed its users to View, Edit and Create Word documents for Free.

This post has been recently reviewed (in 2017) and the current terms are 30 days free trial to view, create and edit but after 30 days, you will need an Office 365 subscription to create and edit documents.
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PDF to Word Converter

26 Jan

PDF File Extension
A representative from Cometdocs contacted me recently and asked me if I would be willing to write a post about their PDF to Word App.

I downloaded the App from the App Store and realized it could be very useful to many of our readers.

What is the PDF to Word App?
In essence, as its name suggests, the App takes care of converting PDF files (*.PDF) into editable Word document files (*.docx).

According to their representative, the new .docx document generated by the App will have the same layout as the original file, but will be completely editable in Microsoft Word Continue Reading

Family Sharing on iPad with iOS8

26 Dec

FamilyHow are you managing your digital purchases of Apps, books and music? How are you monitoring and organizing your kids’ digital purchases?

One game on an iPad mini, another one on an iPad Air, a song on the iPod touch… Did you lose track of your family’s digital assets yet?

iOS 8 now includes Family Sharing. A new way of sharing your Apps, iBooks and iTunes purchases among all members of your family. It is fairly easy to set up and it is a great way to have all your family’s purchases accessible on every iOS device.

But Family Sharing offers more than just sharing of your purchases. It allows you to share photos, a family Calendar Continue Reading

Tips for Reading with Kindle on iPad

10 Nov

In a previous post I wrote about how to install the Kindle App for iPad and explained how to download Kindle books through the Cloud and onto your device.


Since then, the Kindle App for iPad has been updated with a slightly different layout and now offers some new features.

Whether you are preparing to go on vacation, commuting to work or planning to read books at home, I’m sure you will find the following tips about Kindle for iPad very useful. Let’s Continue Reading

Make and Receive Cellular Phone Calls from your iPad

26 Oct

I have been playing with iOS 8 on my iPad and iPhone for some time now. Without a doubt one of the most useful features released with iOS 8 is Continuity. And with it, the possibility to make and receive cellular phone calls from the iPad through the iPhone.


With Continuity, your iPhone can be ringing downstairs or in the kitchen. It does not matter. You can pick up the call Continue Reading

Paperless Post – invitations, eCards, RSVP tracking on iPad

12 Oct
Paperless Post Screenshot

Most important life events or celebrations have something in common. They usually involve sending out invitations and keeping track of who is coming.
In the past, you needed to prepare paper invitations or cards, buy stamps and mail them, wait for a response and/or maybe follow-up with a phone call. In today’s digital world, this process can be easily simplified. The Paperless Post App on iPad Continue Reading

Manage Your Email Faster with iOS 8

29 Sep

Do you send and receive lots of emails every day?
Is your Mailbox getting too cluttered?


Apple released iOS 8 on September 17th 2014. I wrote a post highlighting some of the new features before they were released. You can have a look at it here.

Among other things, the Mail App was improved on iOS 8. There are a few new shortcuts to delete, flag and mark emails as read/unread. Also, if you are waiting for an important reply to a specific email Continue Reading

iCloud Photo Stream

09 Sep

After a nice family vacation or special event such as a birthday or wedding, people usually have a common end result. Pictures. Lots of pictures!!!
A usual question that arises is how do we share them effectively?

Photo Stream Collage

Besides posting photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter many people share them by email but this comes with some limitations, such as in the quantity, quality, and size of the images. A better approach could be to use the iCloud Photo Stream on your iPad (or iPhone).

Provided iCloud is properly configured on your iPad, you can create new Photo Streams and invite friends and family to view those Streams. Videos can be shared Continue Reading

Use iPad as Remote for iTunes

13 Jul

ipad remote appDo you ever invite friends over for drinks or dinner? Do you sometimes enjoy a glass of wine with your partner while listening to your favourite romantic tunes? Are you one of those people who entertains with music playing in the background?

If you want to play music for you and your guests, you should start by connecting your Mac to your sound system at home. And then you can actually use your iPad as a remote control! It is easy to set it up.

The Remote App comes in handy allowing you to control Continue Reading

When is the next iOS 8 update?

17 Jun

On June 2nd 2014, within the context of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple made 3 major announcements: a new operating system for their Mac computer named Yosemite, a new operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch named iOS 8 and a new software developers language to code new Apps called Swift.

iOS8 logo

iOS 8 includes new and exciting features that will make your iPad (and other iOS devices) more powerful, interactive and easier to use.

But, when is the next iOS 8 update happening? Continue Reading

FIFA World Soccer Cup App

08 Jun

Are you a soccer fan? Which is your favourite team – Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain?

fifa for ipad team setup

The FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Soccer Cup starts this Thursday in Brazil and with it comes a lot of excitement and competitive energy.

Interested in following the latest results? Looking for a World Cup Schedule? Continue Reading