Monday, September 24, 2012

iPad Ideas for Sept 24th, 2012

Getting your contacts into the Mail App - The built in Mail App on the iPad doesn't automatically fill in contact addresses. You can fix that by adding your email account as a Microsoft Exchange account (rather than as a Gmail account). 

Here are directions for how to do it. After you do this you can delete your old Gmail account. HOWEVER, If you use the native notes app  - BACK UP YOUR NOTES FIRST before you delete your old mail account.

1. Go to Settings and Choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

2. Under Accounts, Choose Add Account...

3. Choose Microsoft Exchange

4. Fill in your Email address, Username (include the as part of your username), and password. For Domain use Google. You can change the description however you like.

5. Click Next.

6. You will see a popup which tells you it cannot verify the server identity - Click Cancel.

7. Add the server address:

8. Click Next.

Your account has now been created. If you open this email account and start to write an email, you should see your contacts pop up as they do on your laptop.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

iPad Ideas for Sept 19, 2012

  • Google Tasks for iPad (and iPhone) - If you use the Task function in your Gmail, you can use this link to access your tasks on the iPad. You can use the directions below to add a direct link to your tasks on your iPad.
  • Add an Icon with a Link to any Web Page to your Home Screen - If there is a link that you access a lot, you can add an icon on your home screen that will take you directly there. It will look just like an App.

1. Open Safari and go to the Website. Click on the icon at the top of the page and choose "Add to Home Screen."


2. Name the Link and Click "Add."

3. You will now see an icon with a link to the website on your homescreen.