Ten great iPad tips and tricks

We've rounded up 10 great how-to videos to help you get the most out of your iPad, whether you're just getting started or are a more advanced user.

Although it took some criticism at launch as being nothing more than an oversized iPhone, the iPad has turned out to be a handy and wildly popular device--and has even improved some users' lives around the globe.

Whether you're a novice or consider yourself an iPad pro, there will always be tips and tricks that are worth learning. Here, we've rounded up 10 videos we think will help you get the most out of your iPad.

How to use keyboard shortcuts on the iPad
Typing on a piece of glass and using software-generated buttons can carry a bit of a learning curve with it. Even if you have mastered typing, there are still issues such as Caps Lock, or quickly entering a .net domain. This video shows you some great iPad keyboard shortcuts.

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How to use home sharing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
Do you find yourself constantly managing storage on your iPad? You need to start using Home Sharing, a great feature Apple brought to iOS devices with iOS 4.3. Here's how to set it up.

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How to display your iPad on an external monitor
Mirroring your iPad on an external monitor can come in handy. After jailbreaking your iPad and purchasing an app from Cydia, you will be able to mirror your iPad. While the jailbreak process may have changed (you will want to make sure you research the current method based on your OS version), the end effect should be the same.

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How to transfer your iPad 1 data to an iPad 2
The holidays are fast approaching. If you or someone you know will be upgrading from the first iPad, watch this video to see how to easily transfer data from an old iPad to a shiny new iPad 2.

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How to connect an iPod, iPhone, or iPad to your TV
Whether you use an Apple TV and AirPlay or the correct adapter, you can quickly and easily connect your iPad to your TV.

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How to conserve data usage on your iPad
Owning a 3G iPad is great for constantly being connected, but it also carries with it the burden of tracking your data usage every month. This video shows some of the apps and methods to help limit the amount of 3G data you consume while on the go.

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How to make a free iPad stylus
This ingenious hack, if that's what you want to call it, shows you how to create a free iPad stylus out of a pen, sponge, and a paperclip. Ready to channel your inner MacGyver?

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How to control a PC remotely with your iPad
The iPad can do many of the things we have come to expect from a computer, but it can't do them all. Luckily there are a few apps that allow you to take control of your PC or Mac from your iPad.

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Four new iPad features in iOS 5
iOS 5 added some great new features to all iOS devices, especially the iPad. While we haven't been able to make a video covering all of them, we were able to cram five of the new features into the video below.

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Put an iPad in your car
Putting an iPad in your car seems to be the only next logical step after having purchased one, right? Well, no matter your answer, should the need ever arise we have you covered.

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