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How to purchase apps and games on your new iPad

Now that you've got your new iPad in hand it's time to get to find some great apps and games from the App Store. If you're new to iPad, no worries. We'll have you flinging birds, finger painting with productivity, slicing fruit, and making the perfect pictures in no time.

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How to download and read iBooks and Kindle eBooks on your new iPad

Now that you've got your new iPad you'll definitely want to check out how awesome it is to read books on the gorgeous new retina display. Text looks better than ever and reading on an iPad has never been more enjoyable. Whether you want to use Apple's own iBooks service, Amazon's Kindle powerhouse, or something different, we've got you covered.

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How to delete your Google search Web History

Google can keep track of everything you've ever searched for using their Web History service, even if you've cleared the browser history on your iPhone, iPad, or PC. Now that Google is changing their privacy policy -- which some view as an excellent simplification and standardization and others see as a disturbing data grab -- it means your search results won't be kept separately but potentially shared with each and every other Google service.

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How to check for water damage before purchasing a used iPhone 4

"Checking for water damage is pretty simple and something everyone should do before forking over your hard earned cash for a second-hand iPhone 4."

If you're trying to save some money and are in the market to purchase a used iPhone 4 from either Craigslist, eBay, or some other local or online seller, one of the first things you'll want to do is check for any signs of water damage. I see several people in my office each week that purchased used iPhones that mysteriously quit working after a few days. As much as we'd like to believe there aren't people out there who would sell us broken or water damaged devices, it happens every day.

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How to update jailbreak apps through Cydia

Jailbreak apps and tweaks have to updated just like apps you buy from the official App Store. While the process is a bit different, Cydia, the jailbreak app store, makes it pretty simple.

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How to save PDF files from Safari directly to iBooks

Your iPhone or iPad allows you to save a PDF straight from Safari into iBooks. Whether you have the need to save forms, PDF formatted books, policies, or something as simple as a nutritional information sheet for your favorite restaurant - your iPhone and iPad has the ability to do this natively.

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Daily Tip: How to type faster and more easily on the iPad's split keyboard

With iOS 5, Apple introduced a split keyboard mode for the iPad, so we could more easily type with our thumbs when holding the iPad in both hands. If you already use the split keyboard, you know it provides one of the best touchscreen typing experiences on any tablet. But did you know Apple built in "phantom keys" to make typing with the split keyboard even faster and easier?

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Jailbreak glossary

If you're new to jailbreak you may run across some terms that you may not know or aren't sure exactly what they mean. Adding a whole new world of functionality also means you'll run across new utilities and terminology you'll have to get familiar with.

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How to replace a broken iPhone 4 (GSM) screen

Have a shattered or unresponsive screen on your GSM iPhone 4 and need to know how to DIY repair it? We'll walk you through it.

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How to troubleshoot common jailbreak issues on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

While jailbreak can unquestionably add loads of functionality to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - it isn't completely error prone. Whether you're having issues getting your device to jailbreak or running into problems after you've jailbroken, we've got the answers to lots of common problems.

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