iOS, the base operating system that drives Apple's iPad and iPhone, is getting a major upgrade with the release of iOS version 7. In this article, we'll explain how to do the update and offer some tips for navigating the new software, including a helpful video.
The iPad is now standard equipment for most pilots' flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight check, just like the airplane and the pilot.
If you've been flying with an older iPad (like an iPad Air or Pro 9.7"), the new iPad Pro models may be confusing at first. They do require some new gestures, but once you get used to them, it's quite intuitive. Let's review all the options.
The Spotlight Search is very simple and powerful tool on your iPad. Learn how you can quickly find and launch apps with it in this week's tip.
Beginning with version 4.4, ForeFlight Mobile added a new tab to their main menu--Documents. This powerful document viewer and organizer is a great way to find and carry a wide variety of useful products. ForeFlight includes a variety of documents by default, but you can add your own as well--find out how.
Here's an issue we see all the time. You've got the perfect weather map, ground map or nav log displayed on your iPad screen. The only problem is you're sitting in the FBO using the free WiFi, and you'd really like to have that chart in the cockpit in half an hour. What can you do?
Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping an app, shutting down an app and deleting an app? It's an important distinction that comes into play when an app starts misbehaving.