iPad Cheat Sheet
Email and SSL
Using a self-signed cert will prevent the iPad from connecting, unless the cert is loaded into the iPad. Solution: Copy the PEM file to a browser-accessible place, then surf to it: e.g.:
The iPad will then allow installation of the certificate. Once it’s installed, Mail should work.
Connect the iPad, select it in iTunes, and click the “Info” tab. For more info, see http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1386.
The UDID (Unique Device ID)
Courtesy of http://bjango.com/help/iphoneudid/:
Every iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has a unique identifier number associated with it, known as a UDID (Unique Device ID). Your UDID is a 40-digit sequence of letters and numbers that looks something like this: 0e83ff56a12a9cf0c7290cbb08ab6752181fb54b.
It’s common for developers to ask for your UDID, as they require it to give you beta copies of iOS apps.
Finding your UDID using iTunes:
- Open iTunes (the Mac or PC app, not iTunes on your iPhone).
- Plug in your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
- Click its name under the devices list.
- Ensure you’re on the Summary tab.
- Click on the text that says Serial Number. It should change to say Identifier (UDID).
- Select Copy from the Edit menu.
Your UDID is now in the clipboard, so you can paste it into an email or message.
Side-loading .mobi Files to the Kindle App
- Load http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/ on the Mac. This app allows one to explore the iPad as if it were a USB drive.
- Using that app, open the iPad. You’ll see an Apps folder and a Media folder.
- In the Apps folder is a Kindle folder. Go to Apps/Kindle/Library/eBooks
NOTE: This doesn’t always work. If it doesn’t, it’s often easier to convert the .mobi file to an ePub file. Use the Calibre application (an open source Python GUI-based application), in that case:
- Open the .mobi file in Calibre.
- Click the “Convert eBooks” button.
- If necessary, select the MOBI input format and EPUB output format.
- Drag the resulting ePub file to the iPad, via iTunes.