I have fallen in love with my Apple iPad. It’s so much more fun and interesting than a Kindle, but there’s one thing I haven’t figured out yet: how can I copy and read PDF files on the iPad? I know you can do it, I just can’t figure out how to copy and read PDFs?
I keep getting email from different organizations claiming that if I join their auction I could buy an iPad for $20 or less, or even win one for the cost of entering the sweepstakes! Tempting, but do ya think it’s legit, Dave?
If you’re running an online business like I am, there are times when you need to connect and log in to the server to tweak or check things. It can’t be helped and while the Cpanel solution and related are often splendid, sometimes I just like to get bits all over my hands as I “go old school” on my server and use a command line.
In those instances there’s a nice solution on the Mac called “Terminal”, included with Mac OS X, and there’s a rudimentary terminal window app for Windows too, but once you move onto mobile devices of any nature, nothing’s available.
That’s why I was so interested in iSSH [iTunes link], a low-cost iPad application that lets me connect directly to my Web server via a secure, encrypted connection (SSH = secure shell, it’s the secure alternative to “telnet’) from my iPad and, in case of a crisis, even my iPhone.
A friend who also has an Apple iPad told me that there’s a software / firmware update to the iPad, but when I go to the App Store on my iPad and check for updates, I don’t see it’s available. How do I update my iPad’s operating system firmware?
As a happy new iPad owner, I don’t really need my Amazon Kindle device any more, so I plan on selling it on Craigslist for whatever I can get for it. Honestly, I think that the Kindle instantly obsoleted once they released the Kindle app for the iPad, but that’s another story. My question is: how do I reset my Kindle DX so that the new owner can’t buy things against my Amazon account?
Buying any sort of modern electronics device typically includes buying a case or holder for it, and while laptops can easily go into a computer bag you might already own, just about everyone I’ve seen with an Apple iPad has opted for an iPad case too, whether it’s the black Apple case or from one of the increasing number of third parties offering a solution.
I’ve had a chance to try out a number of different iPad cases and compare them. Generally, I have my iPad in a case for protection, then mostly carry the entire unit in my computer bag or otherwise protected from the elements.
I started out with the Apple iPad Case, then switched to a Newer Technology iFolio and a Waterfield Designs iPad Smart Case, then a Macally Bookstand case and an Incase Nylon Sleeve, and have now settled on… well, read on to find the answer!
I have an iPad and a MacBook Pro and it struck me that it should be possible for me to use the iPad as a second display. Can I do that? If so, what’s the best solution that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg?