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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 choose the best quality color mod parts for your iPhone 4

Just because Apple never made colored iPhone parts doesn't mean you can't find good ones if you know what you're looking for.

If you have an iPhone 4 and you want to swap out the standard Apple black or white backplate for something more colorful -- like red or blue -- it can be a challenge to find the best, high quality parts. Backplate swaps especially are an easy DIY project, but you want to pay careful attention to the supplier, the materials they're using, the specific model of iPhone 4 you're ordering for (AT&T/GSM is different than Verizon/Sprint/CDMA), and that you have all the tools you need for the job.

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How to replace a GSM/AT&T iPhone 4 speaker assembly and cellular antenna [Weekly mod]

Having speaker or cellular reception issues on your iPhone 4 and want to DIY repair it yourself? Luckily we can walk you through the process and give you advice on where to get parts and tools from.

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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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Daily Tip: How to setup a keyboard shortcut for a username, email address or well used phrase

Wondering how to save time and effort entering common information like your name, email address, or phone number? The good news is iOS 5 has a special feature called “Shortcuts” that lets you define a word or phrase to a key combination. Follow along and we will show you how easy it is to setup and how it can save you a lot of time too:-

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Weekly Mod: How to replace a battery in an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS

Replacing the battery in your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS is a moderate level DIY repair. If you've got the right tools and parts, it shouldn't be too difficult to swap out that old battery for a brand new one on your own. It'll take a little bit of patience and about 30 minutes of your time.

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Weekly Mod: How to replace an iPhone 4 vibrator assembly (GSM only)

If your vibrate isn't working or is very faint on you GSM iPhone 4, you may need a new vibrator assembly. If you're out of warranty but have just a little bit of ninja skill, it's a very cheap and easy repair to perform yourself.

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Daily Tip: How to print out driving directions from the Maps app

Going on vacation or just to someplace new and curious how to print out Maps driving directions so you can keep a hard copy handy? While the built-in iOS Maps app lacks turn by turn navigation, it does give you a visual map of your route and a list of directions. If you're driving through an area with dodgy data service, or you're just old school and want a physical copy, it's easy to print out that list of directions. They can then be handed to your passenger without the need for them to have your iPhone in their hand and it saves your battery life too.

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Daily Tip: How to set up custom vibration patterns in iOS 5 [Video]

Curious how to set up the new accessibility feature in iOS 5, namely the custom vibration patterns? Custom vibrations patterns let you set up uniquely identifiable series for contacts in your address book -- a handy feature to say the least!

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