5 Interesting Gestures to help you Navigate your iPad Better on iOS 7

I have been critical of how iOS 7 works on iPad for a while. The OS for some reason looks like it has been blown up for larger screen of iPad rather than taking advantage of all that estate. However, take nothing away, iOS 7 does bring a couple of really cool features to table for the iPad as well. None more so than some gestures that really help getting around things a breeze. Here are five that you may actually find very useful when navigating around your iPad.


1) In Safari a simple swipe from left to right will take you to the previous page. This is very useful when you are Google searching for a particular topic. You can swipe from right to left to trigger forward commend. Obviously, if you do not have history of visiting page, these swipes will do nothing.

2) Double clicking the home button open the multi tasking bar. Here you can place your three fingers at the three apps and simply swipe the three fingers upwards. This will close all the three apps simultaneously.

3) When you are in Mail app, you can swipe from Right or Left to bring up options where you can either Delete, Archive or have an option of several other actions with mail.

4) You can also swipe from left or right when inside notification center to toggle between three panes which are Today, Missed and All.

5) A simple swipe down from the top of your springboard opens the spotlight search. This is a rather simple one, but one that plenty of people have not found about.

We hope these few gestures would help your experience smoother and save plenty of time. If you also have any special gestures you like, do let us know in the section below.

iPad Microphone Not Working? Here is the Fix

It has been noted that several iPads have faced an issue with the Microphone not responding. This could be extremely annoying especially as we depend on it for our Skype calls or odd Hangouts session. A simple restart of the application usually does the trick, but what if that doesnt work? What if there is more to the issue than what a restart of the application can resolve. In that case, here are a possible solutions that you may try out to make sure that Microphone on your iPad works well.


1: Blow the Microphone: It is surprising how often this works. Simply reach for the microphone at the top of the device and give it a good old blow so that in case there is some dust it would fly out.

2: Try a Vaccuum Cleaner if blowing doesnt help. This could be pretty useful in case there is a lose connection or something in the iPad.

3: A hardware reset could also be one of the things you would want to try. To do this, simply go to Settings->General->Reset->Reset All Settings.

4: In case none of these three methods work out, you want to take the iPad to a Genius Bar for an Apple specialist to look at what the issue is.

However, having faced the issue ourselves, we can pretty much vouch for the fact that it is very rare for things to come to the fourth solution as one of the first three always seem to work.

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