Have A New IPad? Try These Helpful Tips!

iPad tips can really change your experience for the better. Searching the Internet for all of these tips can sometimes be a time consuming process, however, and time is not always on your side when you need to get something done. Here we have compiled some of the most requested tips to help make your life easier and your iPad a more user friendly device.

Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? To start, just tap and hold the tap on your desired application, wait for it to jiggle, then drag the app to a different icon and release. Instantly they will both merge into a folder named after their categories. You can rename these folders.

VPN networks are used to access remote servers. You can use a VPC on your iPad by going to Settings, Network, and then turning on the VPN. After configuration, it will request your screen-name and the address for the server. Connect with that network administrator if the server address is something you don’t know.

Did you unintentionally open an application that makes a lot of noise? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.

There are alternatives to viewing pictures if you do not want to click on the camera roll icon. Rather, you can swipe with one finger toward the right, and there is your video or picture! To view previous photos you have taken, just keep swiping to the left.

The iPad doesn’t come with a manual. You must download one if you require it. Apple finds that this is the most efficient way for you to be guided.

Are you distracted by the battery charge measurements that you see on your iPad screen? You can disable that. Start off with your Settings menu. Find the Usage category, beneath the General tab. In Usage, you are able to turn off the battery percentage icon.

Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” By doing this, if you ever misplace your iPad, you can go to iCloud.com to find it.

If you find yourself in a situation where you must mute sound on your iPad, try this trick. Simply hold the volume down button for a couple of seconds. That works faster than continuing to adjust your volume. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.

Using an iPad is a ton of fun. You’ll enjoy it even more if you have some tips about how to use it. It’s sometimes difficult to find the kind of tips you need. Since you’ve just read some of the more popular tips and tricks available, your ability to use the iPad should be greatly enhanced. Apply everything you’ve learned, and have fun with your iPad!

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Quick Tips For Finding A Great Car

Have you had less than stellar deals on past car buys? Many people have come out on the wrong side of a deal, but the good news is that this is easily corrected. As long as you have knowledge, you’ll do fine. Use this advice to get the car you deserve.

Research any dealers you’re considering before making an offer. You will have more negotiating power if you know how they operate and what finance options they offer. Also, learning about their customer reviews can help you avoid getting ripped off.

If you’re purchasing your next vehicle via private party, make sure to bring a mechanic to examine the car. If the owners deny this, it should be a red flag. There may be hidden problems that can be expensive to repair. Make sure that you understand this before making a purchase.

Get your budget straight before you head to a car dealership. When you go car shopping, don’t go above a set maximum no matter what you’re getting told by the dealer. Remember, they won’t be paying for it, you will.

Prior to buying a car, make sure you test drive it. Even if you have previously test driven the same make and model, you need to make sure that this car drives well. There might be some different things that you’re not used to, or perhaps a defect that you weren’t previously aware of.

If you are susceptible to pressure selling, bring a friend along. A friend can be brought along to help you figure out the worth of the car and ask questions that are important. Inform this person of your budget and what you need prior to entering the dealership.

Go car shopping at the close of the month. It is the crunch time for quotas, so salespeople want to sell, sell, sell. At the end of the month, the salesmen may still be behind on their quota and could be more willing to negotiate a better deal with you just to get a car sold.

Visit a local auto show to find out more about the cars available. Auto shows are the best place to directly make vehicle comparisons. You will also be able to ask questions of people that know about these cars. It should be possible for you to leave an auto show knowing which cars you want to investigate further.

You need to know what you can spend before doing it. Factors that should go into this number are the value of the vehicle that you are interested in, your financing options, as well as your income.

When purchasing a used car, always do your homework. There are many websites online that will give you an estimate of what your car can be sold for. Utilize NADA or Kelly Blue Book in order to figure out the value of a car. If the dealer sells the car for a lot more when you look at these sources, then you need to go elsewhere.

You can’t wait for deals to come to you. You have to know how to secure them and you have to know how to counter different sales tactics. You must be able to confront their numbers with your own. Keep these things in mind while making your purchase.

Learn What You Need To Know About Your IPad Through These Tips

No matter who you are, iPad has something helpful for you. The iPad can perform most tasks that a full-size computer can, and some that it can’t. In order to get the most from your device, you have to know the right information. For an upgrade to using this amazing device, take a look at the great suggestions in the article below.

You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. One way to make you battery last longer is to adjust your screen’s brightness. You are likely to discover that maximum brightness settings are unnecessary for effectively using your iPad.

iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Put your finger on an app for several seconds and drag it into another. Doing this will create a new folder, and inside you will be able to access either app, and it will automatically be named by category. You can rename these folders.

Does it annoy you whenever the iPad asks if you want to join any wifi network it has detected? By going to settings, you may switch this feature off. If you don’t want further prompts, turn off the last option found on the page.

You need not press the camera roll icon to see a video or picture you take. All you have to do is swipe the screen right and your video or picture will appear. After this, swipe left to see older content.

If you have safety concerns should your iPad fall into the wrong hands, set the password to delete your personal data if someone enters the wrong password over and over. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.

Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. In Safari, touch and hold the hyperlink until a menu pops up. You will be given the choice to open the website of choice in an additional tab in the pop-up menu.

iPad care is imperative. For starters, be sure the iPad is never in direct sunlight. Also, don’t keep inside of a hot car. Your battery will slowly start to hold less of a charge if it gets hot too much. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. Be sure to buy a specially designed cover to protect your iPad when not in use.

You can change the default search engine if you are not fond of Google. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine.” Then you can change your default search engine to one of the options provided.

If you would like to take a screenshot while you are using your iPad, it is very easy to do. All you need to do is press the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time. The iPad will take your screenshot and store it where it stores all your photos.

People everywhere are captivated by the magical iPad. But, in order to optimize your experience, you must spend some time learning new things. When you are alert to the information laid out here, you are ready to use all the potential of the iPad.

Need A New Computer? Read These Tips Before You Buy!

You have likely owned at least a single computer at some point. That said, do you know much about them? There are many things that you may not have known. This article has good tips.

Always be sure to have software to protect your computer from viruses. If you do not run an antivirus program, your computer could be compromised by malicious software. This software can take fragile personal information. Lots of available programs can scan and repair the machine regularly.

Do a boot check whenever you find that your trusty desktop is not running as fast at it should. You’ll find the start menu on the bottom, left-hand corner of your desktop. Click it to start it, and type in “ms config” on the command line. From this menu, look at what programs start when the machine boots. If there are some listed you do not use often, disable them. This will give your system added speed.

Be selective about the products you use when building your own desktop computer. Certain processors are sometimes only compatible with some types of motherboards. Some RAM components work only with particular motherboards. Make sure all the products are compatible. This can save a considerable amount of time and headaches if you build your own computer.

Measure the space where your desktop computer will likely go. Various brands on models of desktop computers are sized differently. Some are small, but others take up much more space. You must understand what you can truly fit in the space you have.

Look for the desktop computer model that suits your needs without exceeding your budget by too much. A lot of people buy computers that are too expensive with extra features they don’t use or need. In order to economize, be choosy about the components and features of the computer you buy.

Dust out the inside of your computer weekly so that you keep the system functioning at its best. It is not hard to unscrew and remove the outer casing and use compressed air to eliminate dust. The computer will stay clean and the fan will work properly.

Read reviews on the computer you want before buying it. It might seem intimidating to sort through everything, but top pick lists can help immensely.

Get a warranty for a computer that you’re buying. The warranty will come in handy if something in the computer stops working and leaves you needing help quickly. A repair or exchange will be in order if you run into any problems.

To get the perfect desktop, create a list of the things you will probably use it for. Depending on your individual needs, you will need to get a computer that is the right fit for you. If you like playing games on your computer, then you need one that is more advances than someone who only surfs the web and checks email.

As discussed earlier, you have probably owned a computer at some point in your life. But, before you saw this piece, you may not have possessed lots of knowledge. This article has helped you learn some of the basics, and you now have some great advice in your personal arsenal.

The Party Store

Every now and then I like to frequent our local liquor store to stock my bar. Our neighborhood store is nothing special, but has what I need when I need it. I have never paid a whole lot of attention to the sign as I entered the establishment. The sign clearly states that not only do they sell beer and wine, they also sell party supplies. Great. You never know when a party may break out and having a store with party supplies at your disposal is nothing but a posititve thing.

I walked into our neighborhood establishment and strolled through the isles. My bar was already stocked sufficiently, so alcohol was not on the list for this trip. Today’s trip was for nothing but party supplies.

I greeted the man behind the counter with a smile. “Hello” to him must mean,”please tell me every insignificant detail of yourself” as he proceeded to tell me about his day up to that point. Thanks. I care. This man was nothing but a distraction in my procurement of party supplies. I strolled through the isles, acknowledged the offer to help me find anything. I knew what I was looking for, I don’t want Mr. Annoying’s help. The store isn’t that big, and I think I can find the party supplies I was looking for.

A little time passed, and I continued my search for party supplies. Up and down every isle i looked for things that were necessary for a party (hence the name party supplies.) After thorough examination of the store three times over, I came to a startling conclusion. My idea of party supplies may be a little different than theirs. Here are the “party supplies” i found at the store.

Ice. Yup, ice is needed for parties. Afterall, its what keeps the beverages cold. A great party supply indeed. Unfortunately, this was the only thing we agreed on.

Porn. Racks and racks of all varieties of porn magazines lined one whole wall. I know some party people will tell you that a party isn’t a party without the latest issue of Greasy Babes. I tend to disagree. In my experience, nothing breaks up a party like that one crazy guy with his pants down screamin, “wooooo, I got the latest issue of Swank…its PARTY TIME!!!”

Lighters. Again, not my idea of a party supply. I gave up the lets burn things party a long time ago and I have think most normal adults have too. But what I seem to be learning here is that most normal adults are not buying their party supplies from a liquor store.

Beef Jerky. Okay, I don’t think I have to really expand on this. Anyone that EVER brings beef jerky to a party should be lit on fire with the lighter they most likely bought as well. If you must make a reference to beef jerky being the ultimate compliment to porn, you may do so. I’m not touching that one.

That’s it. That was all I could find that would even come close to being party supplies, no little parasols for drinks, not even a SOLO cup to be found.

Needless to say, I was a little disappointed, educated and a little weirded out at the same time. I like to think of it as the trifecta of human experience.

 

GM Plans to Keep Saab, Hummer

General Motors is going through a cataclysmic change, one that will certainly pull the company out of its current financial plight or result in bankruptcy, even the possible dissolution of the company. In a quest to right the listing ship, the company is divesting itself of several brands including its share of Isuzu, Fuji Heavy Industries [Subaru], and others. As far as its wholly owned brands, speculation has been rife that one, two, maybe even three brands might be discontinued or sold. Two of the most talked about makes for possible divestment are Hummer – the niche military-style SUV brand – and Saab – the Swedish automaker. Although both brands are currently fairly weak, GM has maintained that the two makes will not only survive, but receive fresh product and backing. Let’s take a look at two of GM’s most vulnerable brands and what the company may have in store for each one.

Saab enthusiasts have been highly disappointed ever since General Motors snapped up the Swedish automaker back during the early 1990s. Admirer’s hopes that the brand would receive some deep pocket support haven’t quite worked out the way many would have wanted it to. Instead, the Saab brand is simply a shell of its former self with most models based on other automaker’s platforms including the Subaru inspired 9-2x and the GMC inspired 9-7x.

Saab’s future more than likely rests with Opel, GM’s big European brand based in Germany. Future production of some Saab cars is likely to go to Germany with rebadged Opels being sold as Saabs. For the long term, look for every single Saab model to based on someone else’s technology, effectively ending what was once a unique Swedish brand.

Desert Storm gave rise to the Humvee and soon after the war ended, the AM General company began to produce civilian versions of its military vehicle to fulfill consumer demand. By the late 1990s, General Motors bought out the rights to the Hummer name, but GM still relies on AM General to produce the two largest models, while building the H3 itself.

Despite intentionally low sales, the Hummer name has managed to thrive. Celebrities, financial moguls, and everyday citizens have been attracted to the brand which has given GM a bit of a “halo” effect. With gas prices surging, demand will certainly drop for the larger Hummers, but GM may counter that with stronger emphasis on the H3 and the development of the H4, a vehicle reportedly much like the compact Jeep Wrangler.

Of course, not everyone is happy with GM’s plans with the two brands, but then again these aren’t normal times for the struggling automaker. In time, GM’s plans may be refined and Saab could still be sold, especially if Swedish interests step forward. In all, GM is attempting to right its listing ship without peeling off too many brands. Will it work? That is hard to say, but if you are a fan of the GM you certainly hope that it will.

 

Enron Trial Goes To Jury; Ken Lay Doesn’t Notice

The trial of the defendants in the collapse of Enron went to the jury, but it seems that Ken Lay, the chairman and principal defendant, didn’t notice.

A reporter asked him how such an important event escaped his attention.

“Well, to tell you the truth,” Mr. Lay said, “I hardly ever notice anything. I mean, I didn’t notice anything was wrong when Enron’s finances were going up in flames like an oil well on fire right outside my office window. So it’s only understandable that I wouldn’t notice a little thing like the jury going off to deliberate how much time I’ll spend in jail.”

“What were you thinking about instead?” the reporter pressed on.

“Oh, nothing much. How nice my wife still looks after all the scandal and financial ruin I’ve put her through and how I can still smile like an innocent elf when the press snaps my picture. Yep, that’s what I was thinking about.”

Then, growing pensive, he added, “Don’t you think the fact that I didn’t notice the jury going off to decide my fate helps make the case that I might not have noticed anything was wrong at Enron?”

 

Definition of a Sports Car

A simple definition of a sports car is “a small low car with a high-powered engine, and generally seats two people”. This is more or less a “textbook” definition but gives us an idea of what the public perceives to be a sports car.

The Houghton Mifflin dictionary defines a sports car as: “An automobile equipped for racing, especially an aerodynamically shaped one-passenger or two-passenger vehicle having a low center of gravity and steering and suspension designed for precise control at high speeds.” This dictionary definition does not seem to capture the general perception of what the public sees as a sports car.

The Houghton Mifflin definition of the “two seat rule” seems out-of-date. Many sports cars today offer small back seats (sometimes referred to as 2+2 seating) and there is a current movement underway to increase the seating room in models long considered sports cars by most automotive experts.

Insurance companies use their own formula in classifying automobiles and often the presence of two doors automatically makes any car a “sports car” in their eyes. This perspective, of course, is as overly simplistic as the standard dictionary approach to defining a sports car. One can certainly think of any number of two door vehicles that fall far short of being an actual sports car. Economy cars and even larger two-door vehicles that are not built with power and performance in mind should not qualify as true sports cars.

Some car buffs will refer to high-performance muscle cars and other larger vehicles as sports cars. Others, however, draw a distinction between these vehicles and “true” sports cars. These individuals will claim that a car can be a “sporting car” or simply “sporty” but still fall short of being a true sports car. Thus, “regular” cars may be outfitted with a “sports package” and/or accessories to make the car sportier, but may not fit a strict definition of a sports car.

Not all automotive enthusiasts, however, embrace this restrictive view of sports cars. In many circles, a sports car is any car offering greater performance or power than more standard offerings. This school of thought will consider muscle cars and other larger vehicles designed with performance in mind as sports cars.

Others will maintain that the distinction between a sports car and any other type of car lies in how the car’s suspension and handling are addressed. Technical debates rage over whether various suspension packages qualify as belonging to true “sports cars.”

Some will argue that a sports car can be defined by its intentions. If the car is designed for performance more so than for utility, they say, it is a sports car. This intent-based definition, however, provides little guidance in determining whether a car is a sports car or not. Particularly in the modern era, the notion of designing a car of any sort without significant consideration of its feasibility and utility seems unlikely. Any commercially viable vehicle, regardless of its performance, must retain significant utility.

Road and Track, a leading automotive publication, summarizes the sports card definition debate with a simple observation: “Ask five people the exact definition of a sports car, and you’ll likely get five different answers.”

There is no clear-cut definition of what really is a sports car. The restrictive definitions of the past seem ill suited to categorize today’s’ diverse automotive offerings and common usage of the term runs contrary to most long-held definitions.

There is, however, a common thought that seems to run through almost all of the outlooks on the meaning of “sports car.” If a car is designed with high performance or race-like capabilities in mind, it can probably be safely termed a sports car. Some purists may balk at such a liberal perspective, but alternative definitions fall far short of accurately distinguishing sports cars form regular production models.

 

Have A Dirty Carpet? Learn What To Look For When Hiring A Carpet Cleaner!

Do you have stains, dirt, or other blemishes on your carpet? If so, you are probably in need of a carpet cleaning company. But, like most people, you probably unaware of what a good, reliable carpet cleaning company consists of, making it hard for you to pick out a company. In the following piece, you will be given advice to assist you in making this important decision.

Do not believe everything that you read about carpet cleaning. Many companies offer great deals in their ads, but you are not getting what you expect in most cases. Be sure to ask hard questions before you have them come to service you. Chances are those prices are just to use water.

The first step is to prepare your carpet for cleaning. Thoroughly vacuum the area to be cleaned before starting. It is important to remove loose soil and debris prior to cleaning the carpet. For best results, any problem areas should be pre-treated with an appropriate cleaning product before you use the carpet cleaner.

If a carpet cleaning company contacts you by phone or advertises per room prices, beware. The reality is that room sizes can differ dramaticially. The price should reflect total area or square footage of the rooms that are cleaned.

Ask for a full-service quote when you are calling around for carpet cleaning. Many companies will try to give you a quote based on minimal service so that they can get their foot in the door. Unfortunately, you will have already taken a day off of work before you find out what the costs really are if you do not follow this tip.

If you are thinking about having your carpets professionally cleaned, call around to a few different companies. Ask about any specials they are currently running such as multiple room discounts, or your first carpeted room free. Some companies will do one free room, in hopes that you will hire them for additional rooms.

If you have any real problem spots in your carpet, show them to your cleaning professional. Spot cleaning often requires different chemicals and methods, but the professionals are ready to deal with these concerns. If you specifically point them out, you can make sure your cleaning service takes care of them in a way so that they disappear and do not come back once the carpet is dry.

In conclusion, if there are flaws in your carpet, you more than likely need the assistance of a company who cleans carpets. You probably did not know what to look for when choosing this kind of company. However, now that you read the above piece, you are knowledgeable about what makes a carpet cleaning company a good one.

Auto Repair: Helpful Tips You Can Use

If you own a car, you have probably been in need of a repair at some point. Finding the right repair shop or mechanic can be a nightmare. They are notoriously dishonest and often overcharge you for their work. Luckily, the following article has some great tips with regards to finding a great auto repair shop.

Save fuel by driving as if you have a glass of water sitting on your dashboard. This practice helps you avoid jack rabbit starts and quick stops. Each time you accelerate quickly, the engine of your car uses more fuel than it would if you were to accelerate at a gradual increase in speed.

Check the transmission fluid every two to three months. Let your engine run and open the hood of your car. Use the transmission dipstick to check the fluid levels. If there is not enough fluid in your transmission you probably have a leak somewhere in your system. It is best to take the car to a mechanic so he can locate the leak.

Take advantage of free inspections, but don’t just have them fix everything on the list. There will probably be one or two extra items added on that aren’t strictly necessary. If you are light on cash, ask the technician which items are the most important to keep the car running safely. Get these done immediately, and save up for the rest of the work.

When you are in need of an auto repair, shop around to make sure that you get the best deal. Go to at least three different repair shops to get a quote. If anyone charges something that is unrealistically low or high, you should seek someone else to do the job.

Pay attention to the signs a potential mechanic gives to you. If he cannot give you eye contact, rushes his words, or avoids answering any questions you have for him, he may be trying to hide something. Perhaps he does not really know what he is doing or is lying about something else. If this is the case, go with another mechanic.

Having read the article above, you should now have a better understanding of how to find a reputable repair shop. It can be a tough task to do, particularly with so many shady ones around. But if you just remember what you have learned here, your car will be in tip-top shape in not time.