Posted on March 25, 2011 by editor
The iPad is an almost perfect travel computer. It's easy to carry, works as a guide, a map, a book and it's crazy-long battery life will let you sit back and watch another movie while your laptop-toting companions search for a power outlet. But as convenient as it is, a little preparation will make things even smoother. Here are some things you should do before you leave the house.
Tips for Travelling with iPad - Weather
If you're spending your days outside, a weather app is pretty essential. You'll need a connection to use it, but a once-a-day update should be enough. I use Weather Pro for iPad, which costs $5. It's uncannily accurate and easy to read, and yet offers an embarrassment of detail, from animated weather-radar charts to an hour-by-hour breakdown of rainfall predictions. It also works worldwide, unlike some rather short-sighted U.S-only apps.
Tips for Travelling with iPad - DVD Videos
For movie lovers with big DVD libraries, viewing movies on iPad is perfect for them. But wherever you store them, you should get your favorite DVD movies in iPad friendly format for your travels. DVD to iPad Ripper software can help them convert DVDs into iPad compatible video files. Convert DVD store on the iPad for convenient, offline enjoyment.
iPad Video Converter can convert almost all video formats to iPad which lets you enjoy watching any video on your iPad anywhere and anytime.
Tips for Travelling with iPad - Power
As you won't be using 3G, you should switch it off. The same goes for Wi-Fi, most of the time. The iPad has a great battery life, but you can extend it further by switching off unnecessary radios, especially if you are in an area with no 3G coverage (the constant search for a network will drain juice double-quick).
Tips for Travelling with iPad - OffMaps
A 3G iPad is a wonderfully useful machine, but outside of your home country, unless you're willing to pay extra for roaming or a new, local micro-SIM, you’ll be back on Wi-Fi. Get ready for this by preparing a few apps. OffMaps is an iPad (and iPhone) app which lets you download city maps for offline use. This lets you use the GPS (or Wi-Fi triangulation) on your iPad without an internet connection. City-specific versions of OffMaps are free, but a master version costs just $2 and lets you grab any map, for free, from within the app.
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