How-to: Moving Audiobooks from your PC to your iPad or iPhone

Audiobook Sync

I know there have got to be some people out there who are having trouble getting audiobooks they’ve downloaded on their computer onto their iPad (or iPhone). It is a fairly simple process, but Apple doesn’t make it completely clear. Even after you think you’ve properly downloaded one onto your device, you may have trouble finding it. Check out our tutorial on how to get your audiobooks onto your iPad and then where to find them once they are there.

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How to Remove Duplicate iTunes Match Songs from your iPad

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If you subscribe to iTunes Match, there is a chance that you have experienced an issue with duplicate content on your iPad. The reason is that iTunes Match doesn’t simply replace music already on your iPad but instead adds music to your device. So, if you already had music on your iPad or you sync your music when you connect to iTunes, both versions (iCloud and local) will show up. There is an easy way to remedy this situation.

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Report Finds Santa Preferred Apple Devices this Christmas

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From the looks of things, Apple had another stellar Christmas. The folks at Flurry analyzed Christmas device activations and Apple crushed the competition with nearly three times as many devices activated as Samsung who was the next closest in device activations. The gap with Microsoft was even larger with Apple activating nearly nine times as many devices over the Christmas holiday.

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DIY IkeaPad iPad Stand

IkeaPad Stand 2If you are looking for a very simple do-it-yourself iPad stand project, IkeaHackers has a great selection of simple tutorials, many of which are so simple they only require a minimum amount of work. The hardest part is going to Ikea to get the items needed.

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: Tablet Case Designed by Hypernoodle

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We’ve got about three weeks to finish all of our home decoration crafts and our handmade gifts before Christmas comes knocking on our doors. If you have big plans, but lack the ideas to get started, we found a great sewing project so you can make a beautiful sleeve for someone’s iPad.

A particularly interesting note about this project is that the original pattern came from Etsy seller Hypernoodle. Not only is this project handmade, but it comes from the DIY crafting community, as well. So, if you are handy with a sewing machine, you can add this project to your weekend project list.

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MamaRoo Lets You Control Baby’s Comfort from your iPad or iPhone

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As much as every mom loves to rock their baby to comfort them, it isn’t always easy to cook dinner, clean house, or take care of monthly bills while bouncing little Johnny to sleep. That’s why baby seats are a nice distraction for busy parents. There are so many baby seats out there that manufacturers have even mastered the electric seat. They swing on their own, vibrate to make toys giggle, and play calming music.

The MamaRoo is one such baby seat, only it sways instead of swinging. Oh, and you can control it from your iPad or iPhone, so you don’t even have to stop washing dishes in order to coo your tiny human back to sleep.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to add a Credit Card to Safari Keychain using the iPad Camera

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When I first started storing my credit card information in Safari Keychain, it was such a daunting task to fill out all of the information for each and every card. Numbers, expiration dates, names. It goes on forever. Plus, if you make a mistake when typing in a card number you’ve got to start all over again.

With iOS 8, Apple made it possible for you to add new card numbers to Safari Keychain just by scanning your physical credit card. We’ve got a tutorial that explains the steps to adding credit cards with your iPad’s camera on iOS 8 today.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Toca Kitchen 2

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The Toca Boca team is back with another fun and educational app for kids. This time, it’s all about food. The original Toca Kitchen was so fun that the creators decided that there needed to be more, more, more.

Toca Kitchen 2 stars your favorite townsfolk in another yummy adventure. Players can play pretend chef and cook all manner of delectable treats for their Toca friends. Never thought to mix fish with jelly? Well, now is your chance to see if anyone would like it.

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App Store Shows Signs of Holiday Discounts, Big Name Apps and Games Hugely Discounted

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It’s time. The start of the major app and game discount season has begun. Every year, developers drastically drop the price of their most popular titles in order to get on the top downloads list. Apple closes up shop for the holidays and, if an app or game works its way to the top of the Top Paid apps list right beforehand, those titles stay on top until Apple comes back from holiday break.

It’s a clever marketing campaign that we, as consumers, get to take advantage of. So, if there are any games you’ve wanted all year long, but held off because they were too expensive, check out what we’ve found so far and see if the price is right today.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Dragon Quest III

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Square Enix is making our holiday dreams come true with the release of all three Dragon Quest titles. First, the original launched in September. Then, October saw the release of the sequel. This month, we get to add the third and final installment of the Erdrick’s Legend storyline.

Dragon Quest III: Seeds of Salvation, which first launched in 1988, finishes with the story of the Hero of our adventure. This time, you must save the world from the dangerous Demon Lord Baramos with your party of brave heroes.

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