New iPad Official Wallpaper (2012, 3rd Generation iPad)

new iPad Wallpaper Official Homescreen 2012

With the launch of the new iPad comes a brand new official home screen wallpaper unique to the default wallpapers of the older iPad versions. The new wallpaper of the third generation new iPad now available for download at Pinoy Appler. It comes in both iPhone and iPad version. Click on the images to view the hi-res versions.

New iPad iOS 5.1 Wallpaper Official Homescreen 2012

iPhone version of the New iPad Official Wallpaper (Click to enlarge)

New iPad iOS 5.1 Wallpaper Official Homescreen 2012

The New iPad Official Wallpaper (Click to enlarge)

Disclaimer: I do not own the photos on this post.

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Turn Your Mac into a WiFi Hotspot

We all love wifi, don’t we? In the malls, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels- we simply love taking photos of where we are or post what’s on our mind and share it instantly to our friends via Twitter or Facebook. But we sometimes fall into a situation where we need to have Internet access on two or more of our devices and there’s nothing but an ethernet (wired) cable to connect to or your phone’s personal hotspot just won’t work.

Well, here’s good news: using your Mac computer, you can take advantage of that ethernet cable and share its Internet wonders through wifi. Actually, you can also use your iPhone 4/4S to tether Internet reliably (Network rates apply. I am using Globe postpaid unlimited data plan so I don’t have to worry about data charges) without using the iPhone’s very dubious “iPhone to Wi-Fi” Personal Hotspot feature.

HOW? You need your Mac!

Let’s get into the details:

Turn Your Mac into a WiFi Hotspot 101

I will be using my iPhone’s Internet sharing via USB to demo this feature. The same process applies if you are to use an ethernet cable as a source. First, you need to connect your iPhone (or plug in the Cat5 UTP cable if using ethernet) to your Mac using the USB data cable. Then go to your iPhone’s settings and turn on Personal Hotspot. Choose USB from the option (see photos below).

Internet Sharing on Mac using Personal Hotspot iPhone 4S USB

Internet Sharing on Mac using Personal Hotspot iPhone 4S USB

You should now be connected to the Internet using your iPhone. To verify, go to System Preferences > Network. iPhone USB option should display a green indicator and a Connected status.
Internet Sharing on Mac using Personal Hotspot iPhone 4S USB

To enable the Internet Sharing feature on your Mac (see detailed screenshots below), go to System Preferences > Sharing. Click Internet Sharing and make sure it is still unchecked so you can configure the setting. On the Share your connection from option, choose iPhone USB if you are to use Personal Hotspot or Ethernet if using a wired source. To set a wifi password, click Wi-Fi options and fill in the required data. When done, don’t forget to tick check Internet Sharing. A dialogue box will drop down, click Start.

Internet Sharing on Mac using Personal Hotspot iPhone 4S USB Internet Sharing on Mac using Personal Hotspot iPhone 4S USB Internet Sharing on Mac using Personal Hotspot iPhone 4S USB

A new wifi icon (arrow up icon) on your menu bar will appear. It means that Internet is being transmitted from your Mac to other devices.

Congratulations, you just set-up Internet Sharing on your Mac. You can now connect all your other devices using wifi and even share it with your friends! Follow me on twitter @enjayneer.

Internet Sharing on Mac using Personal Hotspot iPhone 4S USB

By the way, the background image is a photo of Raffles Place and Merlion Park I took when I visited Singapore.

Turn On Multitasking Gestures on iPad

With the latest iOS update from Apple, iOS 5 adds a very helpful new feature for the iPad that will help you preserve the life of your Home Button. The Multitasking Gestures feature on your iPad lets you navigate on your device with just a few multiple-finger gestures as follows:

1. Five-finger pinch to go to Home Screen
2. Four-finger swipe up to reveal all your running apps (multitasking bar)
3. Four-finger left or right swipe to go from one running app to another

The Multitasking Gestures feature of the iPad is very useful and covenient. And since the Home Button is prone to mechanical wear, using Multitasking Gestures helps in preserving it by giving users alternative options to navigate their iPads. Once you get used to these gestures, you might forget that there’s even a home button.

Here’s how to activate/deactivate the Multitasking Gestures:

Multitasking Gestures on iPad, Five-finger pinch to Home Screen, Four-finger swipe up to multitasking bar, Four-finger left or right swipe to switch apps