If you are a mother, doctor, student or even a bum, there is a use for the iPad for you. It can do so much, but many people don’t know about all the features. Check out this article to get some of the insider tips and tricks and maximize your iPad.

Never leave your iPad in a hot car or any similar environment. The intense heat saps devices of battery power. Exposing it to extreme heat and light can affect the battery’s ability to hold a charge for long periods. This type of damage is not covered under your warranty, making this a pricey mistake.

To create folders on an iPad is easy. Simply hold your finger over an application icon until it starts jiggling. Once it starts jiggling, you simply drag and drop it on another application icon. The iPad names the application at the time it is made; however, you can rename the folder to your liking.

Keep Apps Organized with Folders

Keep your apps organized with the folder feature. The newest version of iOS allows users to create folders. To do this, tap and hold an app’s icon until it starts to move or jiggle. Then, drag the app until it is hovering over another app that you want in the same folder. Now just release. The iPad will automatically create a folder with both app icons inside.

If you do not yet own an iPad, consider buying a refurbished iPad from Apple’s online store. Buying a refurbished iPad can save you a lot of money. What’s more, most of the refurbished iPads that Apple sell come with generous warranties and it can be difficult to tell that they are not brand new.

You can stop annoying Wi-Fi joining messages on your iPad. If you’re tired of getting asked to join various Wi-Fi networks constantly, this can be taken care of under Settings and Wi-Fi. Switch off Ask to Join Networks. You may still join any network that you’ve already got from this screen, you just will not be harassed constantly.

Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use. Your iPad will constantly search for Wi-Fi signals even when you don’t want it to. That is if your Wi-Fi is turned on. When you are out and about and don’t need Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. It will extend your battery.


There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. You can stop this by permanently enabling the bookmark bar. Just click on Settings, then Safari then turns on Always Show the Bookmarks Bar.

Did you lose your iPad? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to locate your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.

Screenshots are simple to take. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. This will then take your screenshot, and it will save your photos.

Multitasking Gestures

Turn on multitasking gestures in your iPad settings. These multitasking gestures give you ways to control your screen with a few flicks. You can switch windows, switch applications, and more. It makes your iPad feel very sci-fi as your touch becomes your only control. If you don’t like the gestures, you can always turn them off again in settings.

Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.


Are you having trouble with small print on certain websites? Then you need to zoom in. To do this, use two fingers to pinch outward. You will also be able to tap links and select words better. When you are ready to zoom out, use two fingers to pitch inward.

Would you rather use a search engine other than Google on your iPad? You can easily change the default to your favorite search engine. Under your Safari Settings menu, select Search Engine. Once you are there, you will see options for Yahoo and Bing in addition to the default Google browser.

Would you like to get more out of your iPad than Google can provide? You can easily swap it for another. Go to the menu to Settings, pick Safari and then Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. You can choose from Bing, Yahoo, or Google.

If you have an Internet connection on your iPad, you can get real-time traffic information on it. Simply open the Maps then press the dog-eared page icon found on the lower right. Select the overlay for Traffic icon. Your map will then show real-time traffic right on it.


Is an app annoying you with notifications? In the Settings app, click on Notifications and you’ll be able to turn off any obnoxious apps, ensuring they don’t interrupt you in the future. You can set other options here as well, so it’s a good idea to check out what each app allows for.

Do you enjoy playing with the Photo Booth feature? You can take pictures of others by tapping on the twirly camera icon located at the bottom of your screen, and the camera located on the back of your iPad will become active. Use the shutter button to take your pictures.

In-App Purchases

To prevent unwanted app purchases, turn off your in-app purchases. Visit your Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions and select Enable Restrictions. You can select what you would like to restrict. Your options include content, game center, apps and others. Disable the In-app purchases under the setting Allowed content to protect your credit card information.

By reading this article you have already improved your iPad use greatly. Don’t forget these great tips and tricks and you will find yourself becoming ever-better at using your great tablet. Pass this article to your family and friends as well, so that no one misses out on the joys of iPads.

Source : musttechnews

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It pays to be a hacker.

Anyone interested in becoming a millionaire by hacking an iPhone or iPad should listen up.

A bug broker named Zerodium has tripled its payment for zero-day exploits, or hacks that can be immediately taken advantage of and are unknown to the rest of the world, the company told Ars Technica in an interview. Anyone who can hack a fully patched iPhone or iPad running iOS 10, Apple’s AAPL -0.86%  latest operating system, will receive a $1.5 million reward. Zerodium previously paid $500,000 for a zero-day exploit. The $1.5 million fee will be reserved solely for sophisticated exploits that give hackers full access to a user’s data and device.

In an interview with Ars Technica, Zeroidum’s founder Chaouki Bekrar said that sophisticated exploits in iOS 10 are about 7.5 times harder to achieve than those in Google’s Android operating system. That’s why, he says, Zerodium has pegged similar hacks on Android devices at a maximum fee of $200,000.

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Zerodium is one of many so-called “bug brokers” operating in the security community. The company, which is joined by broker Exodus Intelligence, among others, pays individuals or companies that bring to it a fully exploitable flaw. After paying for the flaw, they then “own” the technique and sell it off to defense contractors, governments, and other groups.

Bug brokers have been criticized in the past for operating a potentially appealing way for malicious hackers to gain access to exploits that could target individuals and companies, though they’ve long argued they focus on selling technology to companies and governments, as well as cybersecurity vendors.

Despite these reassurances, the practice is concerning to those who don’t like the idea of companies selling technologies that allow them to be easily hacked. What’s more, the flaws aren’t typically disclosed to companies like Apple that can patch the flaw and break the hacking opportunity. That ultimately leaves millions of users around the world vulnerable.

Although Zerodium is paying a sizable sum for a flaw, there’s potentially a significant amount of money in being a bug broker. In a 2014 report in TIME, sister publication to Fortune, Exodus was said to have charged $200,000 per year to clients who wanted exploits on software.

The FBI is said to have paid $1 million to an unidentified company for access to a flaw that gave the agency access to data on the iPhone owned by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook. Apple previously declined to offer the FBI access to the device.

But bug brokers aren’t alone.

Companies like Apple and Google GOOGL -0.14% also operate so-called bug bounty programs that reward users and security companies for finding flaws in their technologies. Earlier this year, Apple announced plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 through its bug bounty program. However, unlike bug brokers, Apple uses the information to patch security flaws in its operating systems. Bug brokers use the flaw to generate revenue.

In addition to boosting its price on an iOS 10 hack, Zerodium has also increased its rewards for several software hacks. For instance, the company is now paying $100,000 for an attack on Adobe’s Flash, up from $80,000. An Apple Safari hack will net hackers $80,000, compared to a previous $50,000 reward.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment on the Zerodium move.

Source : fortune

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