The Keyboard On-screen Typing
When you tap your finger on any part of the iPad’s screen where you can enter text, such as an email or a note, the iPad’s on-screen keyboard appears. Here’s a guide on how to use this keyboard and all its features.
Your Apple ID How to Set it Up
If you didn’t register for an Apple ID during the initial setup of your iPad, you can set one up whenever you please, directly from the Settings app. If you want a new one, sign out with your old one and follow this guide. Either way, you’ll soon be up and running with an all-important Apple ID.
Sidebar Widgets Custom Homescreen
The iPad’s Home screen sidebar has been overhauled for iPadOS 14. Widgets now carry more information and they’re available in three sizes; small, medium and large. The sidebar can be extensively customised too.
Setting Up Email Configure it
Your iPad can send and receive email but first you must set up your email accounts. This is how to do it whether you’re using an iCloud account, a free web account or one from the company that provides your Internet service.
Using Folders On the Home Screen
To keep your Home page in a tidy and usable state, you can group apps into folders, maybe all your games in a Gaming folder, for example. It’s a good way to organise your applications and makes navigating your iPad much easier.
Internet Access Start Surfing
The Internet is a major part of your iPad experience and might well be one of the main reasons you chose to buy a tablet computer. Here’s how to get online with your iPad, using either a Wi-Fi network or a data connection.
iPadOS and Apps Stay Current
Apple regularly releases updates to its operating systems and iPadOS is no exception. If you haven’t yet updated to iPadOS 14, follow this guide. If you have, keep this tutorial handy for when Apple updates the operating system.
Control Centre Access Made Easy
The Control Centre is a great way to access commonly used iPad features, such as the audio controls or Screen Mirroring and you can customise it to suit your own needs. Here’s a guide to the iPad’s Control Centre.
AirDrop & Bluetooth Stream and Transfer
AirDrop is great for transferring files from your iPad to another Apple device and Bluetooth is used for wirelessly streaming sound and other data, maybe to speakers or headphones. Here’s how to use these two features.
Face ID Or Touch ID Unlock Your iPad
iPads have a great way of verifying who you are, to unlock your tablet, make purchases and more. If your iPad has a Home button, you use your fingerprint. If it doesn’t, you simply hold it up to your face, which is then scanned by Face ID. Here’s a guide to setting up whichever feature you have on your iPad.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini's Cameras
The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini have the same cameras, and they take mobile photography to the next level. Let’s see what they can do...
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max's Cameras
The Pro-level iPhone’s cameras maintain the smartphone’s reputation for photographic excellence, but how do they improve on their predecessors’ cameras?
Meet the iPhone 12 and mini!
Apple’s amazing iPhone 12 has arrived, and it’s looking great. Let’s find out why it’s so good, and how it improves on its already-excellent predecessor.
The successor to the popular iPhone X is a powerful beast with a fantastic new camera.
Computer programmer Zach Gage has released some great iOS apps. We catch up with him and ask about his work, his life and programming in general.
Meet the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max!
Apple’s amazing iPhone 12 Pro has arrived, and it’s looking great. Let’s find out why it’s so good, and how it improves on its already-excellent predecessor, the iPhone 11 Pro.
The Evolution of the iPhone
Where will Apple’s smartphone go over the next twelve months?
iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro has lots to say. It comes in a range of cool colours, has an incredible three-lens camera system and a new soft-feel glass back. Let’s take a look at its amazing technical specifications.
Could virtual and augmented reality be the future of learning? Alan Smithson, founder and CEO of MetaVRse, certainly thinks so. We caught up with him for a chat.
App Clips - iOS Mini Apps
App Clips are there, just when they’re needed. If you want an app for a specific task, like paying for parking or ordering a meal, you can download a specific part of the app experience in seconds, without installing the whole thing.
Keep a Watch on Your Health
The Apple Watch is a great tool for monitoring your health and keeping track of your workouts and with Series 5, it gains a wealth of new capabilities. Let’s take a look at what it can do.
It’s a clumsy word, but it’s catching on. Mobilography is taking photographs on your mobile phone. Not just simple snaps or selfies; pictures that go beyond the basics and use your iPhone like you would an expensive camera. Mark Frost shows us how.
Marvellous Mac Photography Apps
If you really want to master photo editing, try using your Mac. There’s a lot of impressive software out there, with some apps for beginners and others for pro-level photo editors. Here we round up ten of the most popular and capable Mac apps for photo editing and visual art.
Working Up a Sweat
Wearable tech and fitness apps are all very well in theory, but what are they like in practice? We catch up with professional fitness model and trainer Hannah Bryant of Winners 2000 Fitness to find out.
Keep Fit and Well
Impressive iOS Photography Apps
There are some great apps for your iPhone and iPad that really help with your photography, whether through taking more impressive shots or editing them to really bring out the best in your photos. Let’s take a look at ten of the most popular photography-inspired apps on the iPhone and iPad.
Essential Apps for Your Health and Fitness Regime
There are some great health and fitness apps for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Here’s a roundup of great apps you’d do well to consider installing and use every day to help keep you in tip-top shape.
Apple Watch Series 5
Its time has come!
8 Things We Like About iOS 14 & 8 Things We Don't!
Apple has unveiled the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating systems, and they’re looking good, but not everything in the applecart is rosy. Let’s take a look at eight new things that excite us about September’s launch, and eight causes for concern.
Top Features In iPadOS And iOS 13
The iOS 13 and its iPadOS operating systems are packed full of little tips and tricks that let you get even more out of your Apple smartphone and tablet. It’s amazing what they can do, and even expert users might not be aware of all the hints and hacks that we’ll show you over the next few pages. With our help, you can use your iPad and iPhone in ways you might never have imagined.