Tag Archives: iPad

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

03 Feb

Word for iPad Tutorial

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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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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.

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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.

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

Organizing Photos by Faces on iPad

12 May

A few days ago I received an email from a reader asking me how she could organize pictures by faces or names on the iPad. I immediately thought about the “Faces” feature available on iPhoto which recognizes faces and allows you to add their respective names.

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After researching a bit more I found out that this feature is only available on iPhoto for Mac. It is not currently available on the iPhoto App for iPad.
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Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

03 Feb

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? I’ve done my homework and some research to help solve this dilemma. Keep reading to see several cool options for your favourite guy or gal that I encourage you to check out!

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Sound and Music

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

This wireless speaker lets you enjoy your music at home, outdoors and on the go. You can connect your iPad or other Bluetooth devices (such as iPhone or iPod) and listen to music, videos or games. Its light weight (1.5 lbs) and small dimensions make it easy to transport and its rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 7 hours of playtime Continue Reading

Before you lose your iPad

11 Jan

A few days ago, I got a call from a friend asking for help. She had lost her iPhone and wanted to know if I could help her find it. I asked her if she had iCloud set up on her phone. The answer was no so there was not much I could do at that point. The story has a happy ending anyways. Luckily, she went back to the gym where she had worked out earlier that day and calling her phone while looking around she was able to find it.
I immediately thought: I should write a post and teach my readers how to take preventive measures against a situation like this one!

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Let’s face it. It could happen to anybody. No matter how careful or organized you are, you may lose, misplace or forget your iPhone or iPad device.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that helps you find it ? Continue Reading

Digital Sheet Music on iPad

08 Dec

I have always loved music. I even took electric keyboard lessons for a short time when I was a boy. Of course, this does not qualify me as a musician but at least my love for music is there, right? ;-)

What about you my dear reader? Are you an amateur or experienced musician? Have you ever used the iPad to actually produce music?

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A friend of mine who is a musician recently asked me if I knew any good sheet music Apps for iPad Continue Reading

Flipboard App on iPad

01 Dec

Today’s information society has both benefits and drawbacks. We are constantly flooded with information and content, some of which is useful and some of which is junk. So how do we effectively consume and filter out what we want to read?

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On your iPad, one possible solution is to use the Flipboard App. Flipboard lets you browse information from many different sources organized by topic in a digital magazine format.

You can create your own digital magazine and add stories (Flip) into it Continue Reading

Transform your iPad into a Weather Station with the Seasonality Go App

28 Oct

You may recall from a previous post that I am the official weather man at home. In order to fulfill my role and keep my wife happy, I am always on the look out for new weather Apps.

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Mike on Twitter to have a look at Seasonality Go. This App is not just a weather App. It literally transforms your iPad into an advanced weather station!

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While I was preparing this post, I showed Seasonality Go to my wife and she was very impressed with it.

Seasonality Go knows about 30,000 locations in about 200 countries. You can also use your iPad’s GPS Continue Reading

Free language learning on iPad with duoLingo

07 Oct

Bonjour, est-ce que vous parlez français? Habla español?
In today’s society, it is a great advantage to be able to speak more than one language! Personally, I am fluent in Spanish and in English whereas my wife is fluent in English and in French. How about you?

Some time ago I wrote an article about translation Apps for iPad. Although translation Apps are convenient and useful in different situations, it is not the same as truly mastering a language, being able to speak it, read it and write it.

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Instead of relying on software packages and audio courses that teach you a new language, why not try a language learning App on the iPad? Porque no probar un App para aprender idiomas en el iPad ? Continue Reading

Money Management on iPad

30 Sep

Money management is a good skill to learn no matter what is your age. Our modern society offers many opportunities to make money as well as ample opportunities to spend it. I remember one of my former university professors used to say, “The more we earn, the more we spend”.

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Bank accounts, mortgage payments, rent, credit cards, clothing, gym membership, car payments, groceries, pharmaceuticals, dinners, movies, trips… It’s easy to get lost or to overspend Continue Reading