Archive | May, 2013

iPad Region Format

30 May

One of the readers of this blog recently sent me a question. Something unexpectedly happened to her iPad Calendar after she returned from a trip abroad. Her iPad Calendar became misconfigured with a different region format. Currently her Calendar screen looks like this:


She was wondering how she can set it back to the default format Continue Reading

Mortgage Calculators on iPad

27 May

Moving and becoming a home owner are major financial decisions. When looking to buy a property, potential buyers start shopping around for the best mortgage rates and need to do all sort of budget calculations to see what they can afford.


As part of your search for a new home, it can be very useful to have a Mortgage calculator to quickly Continue Reading

Apps for passwords

20 May

E-mail addresses, Passwords, pin numbers, account numbers, usernames, secret questions. Modern life has its perks and benefits but creates new challenges for our long-term memory and headaches as well. The more devices we use and more time we spend online, the more passcodes, pins and passwords we need to remember.


But how many passwords can our brains remember?
It depends on the individual but as the amount of passwords pile up we will need a better solution Continue Reading

How to flag Spam Email on iPad

16 May

A few days ago, I received an email with a question about spam email on the iPad from Sandy (who is a reader of this blog). I did some research and instead of just writing her back, I thought it would be nice to share the answer with all my readers.

The question was about how to report or flag emails as Spam on a Yahoo! Mail account on the iPad.

Background information: In webmail accounts such as Yahoo! Mail or Gmail Continue Reading

iPad and iPhoto

12 May

In the not so recent past, we used to take pictures while on vacation or during family events and then send the films to be developed. Touching up pictures was expensive and reserved only for professionals.


Those born in the digital era may not even know about that “technology”. Digital point and shoot cameras as well as smart-phones and tablets Continue Reading

Buy an App as a gift

09 May

Birthdays, holidays, Mother’s or Father’s day, a token of appreciation, a thank-you… These are all valid reasons to buy an App or a music album and send it as a gift to family, friends or colleagues.
Think about it. How long does it take you to drive to a store, select a gift (or gift card), make the purchase, and drive back home?

From your iPad (and in a matter of a few minutes) you can select the desired gift, personalize it and send it directly to the inbox of your friend, relative, or co-worker. Sounds cool?! Want to know how to do this? Continue Reading

Gifts for Mother’s Day

05 May

Mothers mean the world to us! They raised us and helped us become who we are today. Sometimes they can drive us a little bit crazy with their comments or suggestions but we know they mean well… right? ;-)


Mother’s day is coming up soon and I thought it would be nice to prepare a review of cool iPad related gifts for Mother’s day for all kind of budgets.

About a month ago I published E-Cards for Mothers Day. Sending E-Cards and buying flowersis a great way to get started.

If your mom (or wife…) already has an iPad, this might be a good opportunity to enhance her experience with new accessories, Apps, books or music Continue Reading

Keyboard shortcut for ipad

02 May

Are you one of those people who is always in a rush?
Would you like to write emails in the blink of an eye?


iOS on iPad allows you to create keyboard shortcuts with abbreviations that can help you take notes or create messages faster. All you need to do, is to define on your settings the words or phrases Continue Reading