Having grown up in a small coastal town, I developed, early on, an enduring passion for classic coin-ops. Twenty pence brought you bright, loud, color-drenched escape from the cold wet winters, an escape that was impossible to discover on the eight-bit micros and consoles of that time, making the lure of the coin-op even greater: it was the only place where you could experience arcade perfection. Fast forward 30 years and we carry hardware in our pockets that developers of the time could only dream of. Thus, the launch of the SEGA Forever series of classic games for iOS from the arcade giants was a source of massive excitement. Combine this with SEGA’s fantastic, arcade-perfect conversion of Crazy Taxi on iOS and my expectations were massively high, maybe too high? So far, the SEGA Forever series has been based around their Mega Drive/Genesis arcade ports and original titles, a decision, one can only assume, that was made to enable the development team to use the same emulation software that is used in their licensed Mega Drive/Genesis mini consoles, however, this means those expecting to bring the SEGA arcade experience to their iOS devices will be slightly underwhelmed.
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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 Suburbanites Once great offensive line
Center Bart Oates was nicknamed “Books” by Bill Parcells.
QB evaluation…it's complicated
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Playoff glories of yesteryear
It is January, which can only mean one thing: post season football is near. Some of the greatest performances in NFL playoff history have occurred right here in New York and New Jersey. Let’s take a look back at some of them
X's and O's: Cowboys
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Breaking down the X's and O's
Lamar Jackson rushed for 80 yards against the Giants.
Mr. Jones and Joe
Whether you agree or not, Daniel Jones is the Giants QB in ‘21
NEWS & NOTES
STAYING PUT Logan Ryan received a much deserved contract from the Giants.
Game Review: Ravens
Daniel Jones was pressured all game by the Ravens’ defense.
Game Review: Cowboys
Daniel Jones gets sacked.
Baltimore beat down shows Giants are far from being a contender
The Ravens’ loss proves that the Giants need better talent if they hope to become contenders.