My wife’s version of fun with the iPad

I have been having trouble rescuing my iPad from my wife’s hands. She has been playing some games on the iPad at times for hours on end.  The worst part is that she showed me how to play some of these games and now I’m addicted too!


More games means less

How to download and install iPad apps

It was a gift. Or maybe, you saved for a while and finally were able to buy it for yourself. Either way, you got a new iPad and are looking forward to see all the great things you can do with it. You’ve seen some cool apps out there and want to give them a try.


Weather is cold and grey outside and you want to play some games with your kids. Your iPad is great but how do you download and install new apps?

The process is very simple

How to connect bluetooth keyboard to ipad

As time goes by and you learn more about your iPad you’ll find yourself using the device for longer periods and maybe even as an alternative to your laptop. Sooner or later you may start missing your laptop’s or desktop’s keyboard. Specially if writing long emails or texts.
There is an alternative to using the touch screen keyboard. On The new iPad you can use the Dictation feature (but you need to be connected to the Internet).

Wireless computer keyboard

In this case, I’m referring to the possibility to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad. Bluetooth is a wireless technology.

If you already have a Bluetooth keyboard

Switching keyboard language

Do you have friends in another country?

Do you write fluently in more than one language?

Do you work locally in your mother tongue and need to write emails in a different language?


iPad allows you to add more than one language to your keyboard and then switch

Creating an Apple ID account

I like that app! what’s the name?

I want to download that song!!

I want that movie for my kids… What do you mean I can’t get it unless I have an Apple ID ?


Yes my dear reader. If you want to interact with the rest of the world and get some music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, apps and books. You need an Apple ID. It’s like a passport or a drivers license. Well… mmm.. sort of. You need this ID to be associated with

iPad Calendar how to

A question I get asked very often is how to use the Calendar app on the iPad. Some grandparents want to add their grandchildren’s birthdays. Other people want to be able to combine their private and work schedules so that they can keep a healthy life balance.

Calendar Vacation Day Circled

There are also the people that want to have

iPad Controls

ipad-home-buttonThe other day I was explaining my mom how to do something on the iPad over the phone. After a few minutes (and some frustration on both sides) I realized that I never explained or taught her the basics of the iPad controls. I mean, where the cameras are located, audio jack, buttons, speaker, etc.

On this post I’m going to be showing you where the buttons and controls

iPad Safari how to


On a previous post we discussed some of the iPad Safari web browser functionality. There was a lot to cover so I decided to break up the information into two posts.

Setting up Mail on iPad

Many times I’m asked if there is an easier way to access Webmail accounts such as Gmail, Hotmail, etc without having to open the web browser on the iPad.

Fortunately the answer is Yes!. The iPad comes with the Mail application which can be configured to retrieve and send emails without having to login using a web browser like Safari. Alternatively, some web mail