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iPad Tips and Tricks #50: Turn off email alert chimes
Are you a very popular person? Are you a member to a lot of websites and get tons of emails
daily? If so, depending on your tolerance level for distractions, you may want to turn of the
email alert chimes on your iPad. Sure, they are a great way to notify yourself of when a new
email pops in, especially if you were waiting on one from a special someone, but they can get
annoying. To disable the email chimes, go to Settings>General>Sounds. Once there, you can
turn the chimes off. If they are not that distracting to you, but a little on the loud side, you can
also adjust their volume by following the same steps.
iPad Tips and Tricks #51: Take an iPad screenshot
Like the iPhone, you can take a screenshot by pressing Home and then the power button.
Images are saved automatically in the Photos gallery. Here, you can view or email them.
iPad Tips and Tricks #52: Increase iPad battery life
The iPad battery can last for up to 10 hours, but you can squeak out a bit more usage. Drag
the brightness slider (under Settings, Brightness) as low as you can stand, turn off both Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth (under Settings), don't play and videos or music, and avoid gaming apps.
iPad Tips and Tricks #53: Save space for more music
When you connect your iPad to iTunes, there's an option under summary that, when enabled,
will automatically convert all songs to 128 kbps, which will save space on the device.
iPad Tips and Tricks #54: Turn off duplicate names for Wi-Fi
The iPad has problems if you use a dual-channel router (one that supports both 802.11a and
802.11n at the same time) if the networks use the same name. Change the SSID to different
iPad Tips and Tricks #55: Avoid USB docks
The iPad does not charge when you connect it to some USB docks. Instead, plug in the cord
directly to a USB port. Note that, on some PCs, USB port son the front of the computer may