iPad is a bombshell. There’s so much in it that it could take some serious time spent with it before one can actually use its full capacity. Here’s a quick view of some of little known features this multifunctioning device has.
It’s a no-brainer that a device that has superb features for e-reading is also backed with a decent built-in dictionary. Both the word processor and the iBooks application has dictionary for quick reference to words that you may find vague. Apple is also thoughtful enough to include a quick search of the eBooks using a keyword, just as you would do with a website. As if this is not enough, it is also easy to get quick access to online dictionaries via Safari, so it really isn’t a big deal if some unfamiliar words make you stammer while you read Apple’s massive collection of eBooks.
Auto-Adjusted Screen Brightness
The developers of iPad went so far as program the device to adjust its brightness according to specific environments to make eye strain less of an issue for users. This is particularly important for people who frequently use the device in different lighting conditions.
Don’t wish for perfection though. Despite the brilliant design and programming that went into the creation of the product, it still has some limitations. Text and images look washed under direct sunlight, for one.
Home Screen Bookmarking
The home screen, is without a doubt among the most versatile features of the device. Aside from allowing the display of the shortcuts to specific applications, iPad’s Home Screen also displays your bookmarked websites. For the end users, this means that you can go straight to your favorite websites with just one touch of the bookmarked websites icon.
Forget tabbed browser, iPad’s Safari offers users a different view of opened ‘tabs’. Like the tabbed view we get from laptop or desktop browsers, the dashboard view allows the opening of multiple web pages, only with iPad’s Safari, the web pages are shown as thumbnail images of all opened sites. This allows for easy switching between websites. All it needs is a single tap.
Mailing is more convenient with iPad. The device is programmed to recognize address, names, numbers and link these to relevant information. This function benefits users by cutting short the time spent on searching online or in the device’s storage for information relevant to the inquiry. For example, when addresses are tapped, maps and directions show up on the screen. When a name or a telephone number is tapped, the entire information on the contact list is revealed.
We’re done with boring, quiet slideshows. Apple’s iPad brings forth the option of integrating music and sounds into its slideshow app. Now, that’s a good way of jazzing up any presentation you create using Keynote.
And you thought only slideshows can have a background music…Even while you are searching the web or playing any of Apple’s apps, you can have music continuously playing on the background.