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MacBook Pro USB port provides more current in Mac OS X than in Windows

I have a MacBook Pro with both Mac OS X Lion and Windows (under BootCamp) installed. While in Windows, I tried to charge my iPad 3 via the USB port. The iPad says "Not charging", but really, it does, ...
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Turn Off Unjailbroken iOS Device From PC

Is there a way to turn off a unjailbroken device from the PC? If it was jailbroken I could just SSH into it and turn it off. Can I boot with the help of a ramdisk and then shut it down? ...
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How can I develop for Safari 6 without buying a mac?

I've always found that just developing in Windows, and using Safari for Windows has been sufficient. However, Safari 6 has now been released, and I've got at least one user who has contacted me, ...
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Can I access mac iTunes library from an iPad?

Can I access my iMac based iTunes library from my iPad over my home wifi? I know I can sync them up but the library is too big. Edit; just to clear(er), the movies, podcasts etc which are stored on ...
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Is there a way to turn my computer into a bluetooth keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use laptop as bluetooth keyboard? Here are the facts: I have a computer (hurray!) It has a working bluetooth chipset It is running Linux (Debian) My tablet (an iPad, ...
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iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry emulator for Windows [closed]

Is there any iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry emulator for Windows? Freeware.
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Have an iPad's viewable area visible on your computer monitor for remote web-meeting training?

I want to demo the usage of my iPad on my computer screen so that I can transmit it to other people during a training session using a web conference tool (like dimdim.com, gotomeeting.com, ...
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How can I trick websites into displaying their iPad versions on chrome running on windows?

I have a Windows touchscreen netbook and would like to see websites as they appear to a iPad user (i know many sites have special versions for the iPad). I'm using Chrome. None of the solutions found ...
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My network was compromised, what should I do?

All wireless clients were kicked off the network (3 PCs & 1 iPad). Only a PC with a wired connection was still able to connect. This morning I discovered that the network had been renamed and a ...
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Can you safely delete apps from iTunes music folder?

I realised I was running drastically low on disk space today, and after some poking around found I had 40GB (!) of apps in iTunes. Now that Apple have sorted out their store so you can re-download ...
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How to use iTunes USB File Transfer to copy files from PC to Apple iPad, e.g. PDF files for viewer app?

I'm interested in reading PDF-format ebooks on my Apple iPad. I have half a gig of PDFs I want to transfer to it, from my PC. I'm familiar already with loading EPUB-format titles through iBooks ...
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Playing iPad to iPad Wifi games over PPTP VPN

I'm trying to use a VPN to play iPad to iPad Wifi (Local) games over the internet. Normally you open the game on both iPad's, connect to the same Wifi point and they can "see" and speak to each ...
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OS X Lion VNC no longer works

I enjoyed using VNC from my iPad to my Mac Pro running Snow Leopard without issues. Since upgrading to OS X Lion, I am no longer able to log in remotely. I can connect, but I now see the OS X login ...
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Connect iPad to windows 7 VPN

My iPad keeps spitting out the error: "A connection could not be established to the PPP server." I am trying to connect it to a VPN I set up with Windows 7 as an incoming connection. On the iPad, I ...
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Create video demo of ipad application [closed]

How would I go about creating a demo video of an ipad application (in the ipad simulator)? The video should preferably use a circle as the cursor and also support moving between portrait/landscape ...
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Ethernet in, Wifi out?

A friend of mine is going to university where only ethernet is offered in the rooms. He only has an iPad, and want's a device that will allow him to broadcast ethernet wirelessly. The ethernet won't ...
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How do I get home sharing to work with iPad?

I can't seem to get home sharing to work with the iPad? Does it not have this feature?
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Why Apple iPad is not charging from Windows machine using USB?

I am not able to charge an Apple iPad over USB with a Windows machine. But both an iPhone and an iPod charge properly over USB on this machine.
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Can MS Office or OpenOffice.org open Pages documents from an iPad?

Can MS Office or OpenOffice.org open Pages documents from an iPad?
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize USB devices anymore

So I have a problem with my desktop. I have an iPad 2 which WAS working fine on my desktop, however, after a week of not connecting it, it suddenly isnt recognized anymore by windows 7. First I ...
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How can I stream my laptop's desktop to my iPad?

I recently got a wireless PC controller, and now I enjoy games playing from my bed. However, I find it hard to correctly place my laptop so it's comfortable, and it would be great if there was a way ...
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How to transfer photos from my iPad to Mac

One of the great benefits of the iPad will be putting a ton of my photos in one, great place to show friends and family (rather than bringing them over to my computer). But I have several thousand ...
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Where do the notes synchronized from the iPad go?

I synchronize mails, contacts, calendar and notes between my iPad and Google. Google has web interfaces for the first three, but where do my notes end up?
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How do I move iTunes properly to a new computer? (music, multiple iPads and their apps, etc.)

Current Setup iTunes on a dying laptop (Windows 7) Music purchased through iTunes and partially synced to multiple iPads iPads registered through iTunes apps downloaded directly to iPads iPads OS's ...
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Convert pdf file with images in jpeg2000 to pdf with non jpeg2000 images

I have a pdf file which has images compressed using jpeg2000 compression. The iPad can't display these images in the pdf. Is there a free utility to convert the pdf file to a pdf version where all the ...
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Adding exchange room calendars to iPad

I am trying to get an iPad to list Exchange room resources in its calendar. I have set up an account for the iPad to connect to exchange with it's own mailbox. This account has full access to the ...
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Converting CMYK pdf to RGB results in white lines and some font problems

I use the following command to convert a pdf from CMYK to RGB - I dont have access to the generation of these PDFs. The reason I'm doing it is so that the colours look correct on an iPod device. ...
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iTunes want to remove my existing apps on iPad

Here is the situation. I connected my iPad to some new PC, Synced, then ticking Sync Apps from Devices->Apps will give me warning that all existing apps on my iPad will be replaced with those from ...
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Is it difficult to intercept & spoof skyhook location requests with corrected mifi GPS data?

Apple's WiFi-only iPad uses location services provided by SkyHook to determine your location for Maps, and such. I frequently use my iPad with a Sprint Overdrive device, which has GPS built in. I'm ...
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How to sync apps with one Mac and 3 devices?

We have 1 Mac, with 1 iTunes account, and 3 iOS devices. Every time we sync one device, iTunes either spams it with ALL apps from ALL devices, OR it removes all of the apps from the device including ...
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Develop iphone or ipad application on ipad?

I am very interested in developing iphone or ipad application. As far as I understand, I need a mac to develop iphone or ipad application. I just wonder if I can develop ipad or iphone application on ...
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Running iPhone or iPad apps on the PC or Mac

Is it possible at all? Some apps on iPhone are iPad are quite nice that if it can be run on the PC or a Mac it'd be nice.
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How do you open the Developer's Console on Chrome on an iPad? [closed]

This answer on Arqade says that you need to activate the Developer's Console to do what it says. However, I need to do this on an iPad with Chrome installed. Is there a simple way to do this?
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Ensure data on an iPad is deleted and unrecoverable

A friend of mine has an iPad 2 with a lot of personal/confidential data on it from his work/home life but wants to sell it to upgrade. He's concerned someone will be able to recover the data from it. ...
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Can I connect iPad to computer so I can use iPad as a keyboard?

The computer keys seem to be stuck after coffee was spilt. Only a mouthful but that seems to have done it. The computer switches on all right, but the keyboard doesn't work. Can I use my I pad as a ...
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Windows 7 VPN for iPad

Is it possible to set up a VPN server on my windows 7 machine so I can use VPN on my ipad from other networks?
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Can you transfer files off the iPad with Bluetooth?

Can you transfer files off the iPad with Bluetooth? Or do you have to buy a 3rd party add-on? From Google, it seems like you needed a 3rd party app to do that.
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Control Windows 8 with a tablet

It seems much of Windows 8 is based on the idea that it will be running on tablets, and touch screen PCs. I like this, but I don't have a W89 tablet, or a touch PC yet. I'm running W8 on a laptop, ...
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connecting iPad to a TV [closed]

I have an iPad and I am interested in buying a TV for it, so I can watch online videos with the iPad providing the input. I guess my questions are the following: What type of connection should I ...
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Remote Desktop Session to Windows server from an iPad

Is it possible to (ie is there an app) that allows you to use remote desktop connections to windows 2003 and windows 2008 servers?
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Multi-users (ideally with a login via AD…) on the iPad?

My employer bought an iPad to play around with, bring to client meetings to show prototypes, slide around a desk, etc. It's neat and all, but one of the huge issues is that once you set it up for a ...
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Using keyboard attached to PC or Mac as Bluetooth keyboard for iPad?

I would like to use my computer keyboard (USB) as a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad, while I am using it with my computer. I was hoping their was an "app for that" that I could run on either Mac or ...
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro: The PDF document contained image masks that were not downsampled

I am using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro to work with PDF documents, many of which I download from Google Books and read on my iPad. However, some of the Google Books PDFs are very large and slow to load on ...
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Download torrents on an iPad to a NAS [closed]

I recently purchased the amazing TonidoPlug 2 to be a media server. Now, I would like to run a torrent client on my iPad, but save the downloads right to the TonidoPlug. The TonidoPlug has various ...
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Can I use an iPad as the display for a Mac Mini?

Is it possible to use an iPad as the monitor for a Mac Mini? Input would be from the Mac Mini's keyboard and mouse.
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Taking notes with a stylus on a capacitive touch device - how do you prevent your hand from causing multi-touch problems?

When taking notes with a stylus on a capacitive touch device like the ipad or android tablets how do you prevent your hand from causing multi-touch problems? When you write, both the stylus and your ...
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Quick and easy desktop application for Pivotal Tracker?

I found a Pivotal Tracker app but as you can see, it's an iPad app. It would be amazing if I could make this app work on my Windows installation using an emulator. Does anyone know how to download ...
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How to enable touch scrolling in Windows 7?

I have a touch screen laptop using Windows 7. I want to browse like in an iPad (drag up/down, not using the scroll bar). Anyone knows how to browse the web like that?
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Rsync to a WebDAV filesystem on OS X copies all files regardless of being changed or not

I am trying to sync from my (Mac) desktop, to an iPad and an iPhone. OS X mounts WebDAV as a native filesystem, but syncing results in all files in my directory structure being copied again. This ...
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How do I stop iTunes from opening when I connect my iPad?

This is on Windows 7 x64 if that makes any difference. This related question says to Disable Automatic Syncing in the Preferences, but that option is grayed out for me. Is there a way to do this ...