Tag Archives: Ipad 2

Apple iOS 5 is so cool!

29 Oct

Yes! I have updated my Iphone 4 and Ipad 2, as well as my son’s Ipad 2, with the new iOS 5 by Apple. I didn’t have any problems in upgrading the software, and all the applications and files (contacts, messages, photos, etc.) that I have are still there after the update. So far, I am loving the updates.

I specially liked the iMessage, notification, multi-tasking gestures, photo editor/enhancement and camera upgrades (shooting using the volume button). I haven’t tried the iCloud yet. Will probably give you an update once I had.

iOS 5 rocks!


Ipad Camera Connection Kit

29 Aug
* This is a late post. This should have been posted August 25, 2011.

Since the family is off to Cebu for the coming long weekend, the Husband told me that I can only bring either my netbook or my ipad. Whichever I would bring, I should be able to do the following:
1) can easily hand-carry it
2) surf the net (even inside the hotel room)
3) back-up our pictures in case our 2 SD cards become full (most important!)

We’ll be staying at Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa, so I know that the complimentary internet access in the rooms will be through ethernet cable only.

With the netbook, I can do all three. The downside is that the netbook can be a bit heavy when hand-carried for a long time. (I have done this during our trip to HK last April). I also have to bring its power cable and mouse. I can put it in our luggage for check-in but I don’t want to risk it. Luggages can be lost, who knows. I am also sure that we won’t bring it along while we explore Cebu, which is part of our itinerary, and just keep it in the hotel room safe.

With the Ipad, it’s light so I can carry it in my bag even while we tour. Although I wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the complimentary internet access of the hotel, this can be solved by connecting to the net via 3G when inside the room. The only problem would be backing-up our pictures from the digicam.

The solution: get the Ipad Camera Connection Kit!

With this, I’ll have no problems in transferring our pictures if the SD cards become full. It’s okay if I’ll just surf the net via 3G. Or maybe we’ll get lucky that the WiFi in Shang Mactan is strong enough and reach our room, just like what we had in Shang Bora.

Prettier in Pink

11 Aug

My Ipad’s new look… 🙂

Belkin Pink Transparent Cover (back)

With the Pink Smart Cover (front)



Tethering from Iphone 4 to Ipad 2

9 May

When we were buying our Ipad 2, I heard from the guy next to me say to his friend that he was buying the 32GB WiFi only version.  He doesn’t need the 3G version because he can tether from his Iphone 4.

Now, I have read and heard the word “tether” before, but I don’t know what it means.  Here’s what Wiki came up with when I googled it:

“In the context of cell phones, tethering is connecting your phone to a laptop or similar data device using a data cable, usually for the purpose of connecting to the Internet on the laptop, via the phone’s wireless connection to the cell phone network.

Sounds complicated, but I think it means that I can connect another device to the internet via my phone’s connection.  Searching some more, I read about the Personal Hotspot feature of the Iphone 4, and that’s what to use for tethering my 2 Apple devices.

Of course, I looked immediately for the Personal Hotspot from my phone, and as usual, it’s nowhere to be found.  Haay! Just like the FaceTime buttons.  So I did the following:

1.  Ensure that WiFi setting is OFF (since I will be connecting via 3G).
2.  Reset Network Settings.
3.  In Settings > General > Network, turn both Enable 3G and Cellular Data to ON.

After that, the Personal Hotspot feature appeared just below and turned it ON. 


I got my Ipad and looked for my Iphone Apple ID in the WiFi networks.  That’s it! Both devices were connected to the Internet.

Yey, I know how to tether already! Cool! 😀



7 May

I finally was able to use FaceTime on my Iphone 4! Yeehaaa!

At first, I kind of panicked (again! – remember this?) because the FaceTime button in any of my contacts does not appear.  I checked Settings > Phone > FaceTime, and saw that it was OFF.  I turned it to ON and it said “Waiting for activation”.  Nothing happened and it stayed like that, still with no FaceTime button in the contacts.

I searched about it in the Internet and found some helpful solutions.  If you’re experiencing this kind of problem, here’s what you can do:

1.  Make sure that your Iphone 4 is connected to WiFi, and FaceTime settings is already ON.
2.  Do a hard reset (hold down sleep + home).
3.  Wait for it to reboot.

And voila, the buttons popped up already! That really worked for me, and I hope it does for you too. 🙂

So, we finally tested it with the Ipad 2, and we, especially the kids, absolutely loved it!

Gian using the Iphone 4

Gwen using the Ipad 2


Me = Happy

7 May

The Husband and I got excited when we heard the news that the Ipad 2 will hit the stores in the Philippines.  When we had our lunch date last April 28, we passed by Power Mac Center at Greenbelt 3 and asked one sales girl if the news was true.  And indeed, it was! So the Husband planned that we will come back to the store to get the Ipad 2 the next day, before the store opens.

The next day, April 29, 15 minutes before Power Mac opened their doors, a number of people were already in queue.  I immediately joined in the line, given a queue number of 18, and waited.  After more than an hour, I now have this:

* photo snagged from the net ‘coz I wasn’t able to take pics when I unboxed it

I got the Ipad 2 32GB WiFi+3G version.  Weeeee!

Also got a screen guard and a black smart cover for it.  Freebie they included was a notebook.

Me one happy lady! Thank you to the Husband for getting buying it for me. 😛

Of course, Gwen already claimed it was hers.