The iPad is simply Apple's brand name for the company's line of tablets. The basic functions of the iPad are almost identical to those of other types of tablets, but a key distinction is that Apple only officially supports and allows applications to be installed through its own store.Continue Reading
A tablet is a computing and entertainment device with a touch screen that is self-contained and does not require outside peripherals, such as a keyboard or mouse. Tablets are distinguished mostly by their manufacturer and the operating system that they run. As of 2014, the major alternatives to the Apple iPad are Android and Windows tablets.
Apple's iOS operating system requires users to download new apps through the company's App Store. Google and Microsoft both have similar app stores, but also allow users to also install third-party apps. Apple's system has the advantage of almost completely eliminating the possibility of malware and viruses, but at the expense of user freedom. Apple's iPads can be "jailbroken" to allow the installation of unapproved third-party software, but this may void the warranty on the device.
The use of Adobe's Flash software, which is commonly used on websites, also represents a significant difference between tablet types, as Apple has disallowed the use of Flash on its devices. As of 2014, Adobe has officially cut support for Flash on Android devices, though it can still be added with workarounds. The software continues to be available on mobile Windows devices.Learn more about Mobile
To delete music from an iPad, tap the Music application on the home screen, choose the music you want to delete, swipe across the name of the music from right to left and then click Delete on the new pop-up window. This process takes less than one minute.Full Answer >
Both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models of Apple's iPad 2 use the company's proprietary 30-pin dock connector port for charging. 30-PIN to USB charging cables are available from Apple both online on Apple.com and in Apple retail stores in a number of countries across the globe, as of December 2015.Full Answer >
Checking the price of a new model, researching manufacturer's flaws and guaranteeing that all required accessories are included with the package are tips for buying a refurbished iPad or other brand of tablet. Other tips include checking warranty status and ensuring the functionality of the battery.Full Answer >
The troubleshooting process for fixing a frozen tablet depends on the brand, but most tablets can be reset by shutting down through the task manager or through a hard reboot, states HP Customer Support and For Dummies. If shutting down and restarting the tablet does not solve the problem, the tablet may require a factory reset. Consult the manufacturer with questions.Full Answer >