Traveling with Your iPad: Packing the Right Applications
The iPad is perfect for traveling. You can read e-books, watch movies, play your favorite iPad games on the go and enjoy your trip. The best thing about the iPad is that in most cases the Transportation Security Administration won’t ask you to take your tablet out of your bag during airport screening.
How you can get the most out of your Apple’s tablet? What is necessary for most trips? How should you pack? iPads House has compiled its tips to help you pack your luggage and avoid forgetting important things.
It does not matter where you are going as long as you remember to take along a couple of extra adapters and cables to charge your iPad. You can buy a universal adapter online. It should cost you no more than $5.
You should also learn how you can save battery life on your iPad.
Applications to Load
If you are planning to drive in rental cars, you should load music to your iPad beforehand. You can also download music applications and movies to watch in your hotel room.
If you want to go somewhere to eat, take free Yelp application with you. This app will help you to look for places to eat, shop and find business locations around the globe.
There is another free app for iPad called TripIt. It puts all your travel information on your device. And you can access your plans from the iPad any time.
You’ll need your iPad to enjoy as many digital booksas you like. They will not weigh anything. If you want to convert PDF files into i-books or transform e-books into i-books. You can also download books using iTunes, Cydia or Kindle app.
If you are going to read books on the beach, make sure you protect your iPad with a waterproof case. There are many of them available in stores, so just search for the best deal.
There are many good moviesto watch and musicto listen to on the go. Just check out our lists of best iPad movies and great songs for iPad. Maybe you’ll find something you like. In case you want to convert DVDs to watch on your device, you can follow our tutorial for Mac and Windows.
You should also search for free iPad applications and best iPad games that can add some fun to your trip and entertain you on the airplane and in your hotel. Our lists of apps and games are long enough to help you to decide what to upload on your tablet.
International and Local Calls
There is no need to take your iPhone with you if you have your iPad packed. You can use your tablet to make calls. Of course, it’s not very comfortable to hold a huge device in your hands, but you do not have to do this in public. Go to your room, and phone.
To transform your iPad into iPhone to enable phone calls you can use Line2 application from the App Store. This app allows you sending sms messages and make VoIP-calls on the iPad. It costs about $20 on the iTunes.
If you need to make a long-distance call, don’t use SIM-cards. Better download Skype version for your iPad, and call for a few cents per minute. By the way, there is a nice call forwarding feature on Skype, that allows your friends and family call your local Skype number and reach you anywhere in the world. Such calls are free for them.
If you are staying in a hotel, make sure they don’t sell Wi-Fifor you. Search for hotels that offer Wi-Fi for free. Otherwise you’ll have to pay up to $20 a night for using the hotspot. This is way too expensive, as this is the price for a monthly internet plan.
This is pretty much everything you can do with your iPad. It won’t take pictures for you, so a camera is also important on your trip. We hope you will enjoy your summer vacation!
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