Surviving Thanksgiving: Feed the family with recipes you found on your iPad

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Thanksgiving can be a busy time, especially for those hosting family and friends, and making sure there’s enough food for everyone is arguably the toughest task of of all. AppleInsider offers up some suggestions for how you can prepare for the long day of cooking by looking up recipes on your iPhone or iPad, or failing that, to acquire good food by other means.
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How to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

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One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.
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Best Black Friday Deals on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch

Black Friday is fast approaching, and that means many consumers are on the lookout for deep discounts on their favorite products. Unfortunately for Apple fans, Cupertino’s devices aren’t discounted very often. And while that may mean it’s a bit harder to find amazing prices on Apple  products on Black Friday, it’s not impossible. We’ve scoured the web for the best deals we could find on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Mac computers.

iPhone Deals

  • Walmart: Free $ 300 Walmart gift card with purchase of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. Valid only for AT&T and select Verizon subscribers, so Sprint customers will have to look elsewhere.
  • Walmart: Walmart is also offering the iPhone SE for $ 99, which is $ 30 off the original price for Apple’s smaller yet no less capable smartphone.
  • Walmart: For customers looking to snag an iPhone 6, Walmart is offering the older-model for $ 126 — about $ 70 cheaper than its usual retail price.
  • Target: Free $ 250 Target gift card with Apple iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, including activation.
  • Best Buy: For those looking for a non-gift card option, Best Buy is offering a straight $ 200 discount on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with qualified activation.

iPad Deals

  • Best Buy: Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro can be purchased for up to $ 150 off at Best Buy, the best deal on the tablet that we could find.
  • Best Buy: Apple’s smallest tablet, the iPad mini 4, will be $ 125 cheaper than Best Buy — retailing for $ 274.99 on Black Friday.
  • Target: Target will have Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro for $ 529.99 on Black Friday, a deep discount from the usual $ 649.
  • Walmart & Target: Both retailers will be offering Apple’s 32GB iPad for $ 249.99, about $ 80 off its normal price of $ 329.
  • Sam’s Club: The wholesale store will be offering a $ 130 on the 32GB iPad with Cellular and Wi-Fi. It’s a solid deal, considering many retailers aren’t discounting the cellular version of the iPad.

MacBook Pro Deals

  • B&H Photo & Video: B&H often has great deals on Mac computers, and this year is no different. The retailer is offering a late 2016, 15-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar model for $ 1,799. Best of all, B&H doesn’t collect sales tax for orders shipped outside of New York and New Jersey.
  • Best Buy: The electronics retailer is knocking off up to $ 250 on select MacBook Pro models. Although we’ll have to wait until Black Friday to figure out exactly what that entails.
  • Adorama: Similar to B&H, online retailer Adorama is offering instant rebates on a wide range of MacBook Pros, including a $ 200 rebate on two configurations of 15-inch models with Touch Bar.

MacBook & MacBook Air Deals

  • Best Buy: Best buy will be offering a 13.3-inch, 256GB 2017 MacBook Air for $ 999 — about $ 200 off the normal retail price.
  • B&H Photo & Video: For those looking for a 128GB MacBook Air, B&H will have them for $ 869, a discount of around $ 130. And, as always, no sales tax is added for orders shipped outside of New York and New Jersey.
  • B&H Photo & Video: This retailer is also offering a 256GB, 12-inch MacBook for $ 1,149. That’s about $ 150 off, and with no sales tax collected outside of NY and NJ, it’s one of the better deals on the smaller MacBook model.

iMac Deals

  • Best Buy: Best Buy is offering a rare doorbuster discount on the latest 21.5-inch iMac desktop with 1TB of storage, 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor. It’ll retail for $ 899, down from the usual $ 1,099.
  • Best Buy: It’s also offering a 27-inch iMac for $ 1,599. That’s an even deeper discount of $ 200 off the standard retail price.
  • Adorama: For those in the market for 27-inch 5K iMacs, Adorama is offering a $ 150 instant rebate on a variety of configurations.
  • B&H Photo & Video: If you’re looking into a Mac Pro, B&H is offering a late 2013 model for $ 1,899 — deeply discounted from the standard $ 2,999 retail price.

Apple Watch Deals

  • Kohl’s: Beginning Nov. 23, Kohl’s will be offering $ 90 in Kohl’s Cash with purchase of the Apple Watch Series 3 at the full retail price of $ 329. It’s not a bad deal, considering that discounts on the latest Apple Watch are really rare.
  • Target & Macy’s: It’s an older model, but both Target and Macy’s will be offering a $ 70 discount on Apple Watch Series 1 wearables this Black Friday.
  • Best Buy: It may be discontinued, but Best Buy is offering up to $ 120 off Apple Watch Series 2 models. So it’s a great time to pick up one.

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The Best Tips For Managing Your IPad

So you’ve just bought a new iPad, and you want to know how to use it with all its apps and gadgets. Great! There is much to know, so consider the following helpful advice when it comes to getting started. You will be using it for everything in no time at all.

Buy a good-quality case and screen protector for your iPad. You probably paid a lot of money for your iPad, so you need to ensure that you keep it protected against damage. A good-quality case will protect your iPad from minor accidental falls, while a screen protector will stop the screen from getting scratched.

It is possible to gain access to all apps that are currently running on your iPad. Press the Home button twice to view all of your current apps. Tap an application icon to switch to that app. Just swipe downward on your screen to remove this bar.

You can extend the life of your iPad’s battery by using the device in Airplane Mode. In Airplane Mode, WiFi and wireless radio are disabled. This is ideal if you do not require an Internet connection to use your iPad. You will still be able to use your tablet to read e-books, play games and use certain apps without draining the battery.

You can scroll back to the top of a long page in your browser without repeatedly dragging your finger across the screen. There is a much more efficient method. All you have to do is tap a finger on the title bar one time. You will zoom right back to the top of the page.

If you’re battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location based items. Your iPad is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as it’s on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you don’t need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button.

iPad care is imperative. Start by keeping it away from direct sunlight and do not leave it inside a hot car. Exposure to heat will damage your battery. Also, don’t put your iPad near places that are damaging to electronics, like chemicals or liquids. Be sure to buy a specially designed cover to protect your iPad when not in use.

Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? Just tap any app and hold it until it starts to begin jiggling. When it does, drag the app over top of any other icon and let it go. The iPad will then make a folder for you with both of the apps involved inside.

Let your children play with the iPad. Because the functions run on a touch screen, even small toddlers can have fun with it. This is a great way to introduce the computer to your young children. Watch how they use this tool, and you will be amazed at how quickly they learn on it.

To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Then push “copy” and move over into a different app. Push the screen and hold down for a second. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. If you are interested in copying the entire paragraph, you will tap on the text four times.

You do not have to save documents to your iPad to share them. Access them via the Internet and open your share menu. You will then have access to a list of all the documents you opened. Tap on the document you want to share. If you want to share an entire page, you will be able to send it as a Word document or as a PDF.

When web browsing privacy is important on your iPad, turn on private browsing. Sometimes the things you are searching for or looking at are highly sensitive or personal, so much so that you don’t want a history. That’s ok, the iPad has you covered. You can turn on private browsing from the Safari menu in settings.

If you have some recently purchased apps from the app store you want to hide, it’s quite easy! Open up the App Store and click on the ‘purchased’ tab on the bottom of your screen. It should give you a list of apps and choose the one you wish to hide. Swipe over the app or right over it, and it should now grey out over the ‘installed’ button. A red button will pop up and you will now have the option to hide the app.

Do you want to see all the running apps on your iPad? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar.

Have you ever wondered how many apps are running on your iPad all at once? This is valuable information to keep your iPad running efficiently. All you have to do is to double tap the home button, and a list will appear. Tapping on each one can pull the app up, and swiping downward can remove the list.

All of the satellite navigation applications in the iPad are not free. A good substitute for this is using the Maps instead. Tap on Directions in the upper left of Maps. The iPad will then figure out your location and will direct you on each stage of your travels to your destination.

Do you find yourself using the same phrases over and over? If so, there is an easy way to create shortcuts for your most common phrases. Go to the Keyboard Settings of your iPad and click Add New Shortcut. Type your common phrase in the field named Phrase; then, simply add a shorthand version in the field named Shortcut. For example, if you use the sentence: How are you doing today? Type it in the box and use a shortcut such as haydt. Every time you type “haydt” the iPad will know to type out the complete sentence.

Your iPad is going to be your friend when it comes to both entertainment and business. It can do so many different things, and it’s time you started reaping the benefits. Make sure you continue to learn more information, as many more companies continue to cater to the iPad crowd daily.

Sega releases ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ free on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV to celebrate 25th anniversary

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Sega has added another classic title to its Sega Forever free-to-play game collection, by making the iPhone and iPad port of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ available to download on iOS and tvOS, on the 25th anniversary of the original game’s release on the Genesis game console.
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