IPad Quick Tip: Want to Read Outside on Your iPad? Go Landscape


Now that summer is unofficially here you may be spending more time than ever outside. As great as the iPad is it leaves a good deal to be desired when you are in the sun. There is the glare. There is the overheating and subsequent shut down safety mechanism. And there is the fact that polarized sunglasses do a number on the iPad and can result in a screen that looks blank even on the highest brightness.

One solution for getting some reading done is to pick up the least expensive Kindle or nook and use it for reading. But if you don’t want to go that route and want to read your books you can at least overcome the polarization issue by rotating the iPad 90 degrees. Thanks to the Kindle app going to 2 page mode in landscape you can overcome the blackout appearance and go from this


To this


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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

3 Comments on "IPad Quick Tip: Want to Read Outside on Your iPad? Go Landscape"

  1. I tried to read outside on a nice sunny day. Could barely see the screen for 15 mins, then it overheated and shutdown 🙁

  2. Yeah, rotating it will let you see the screen but nothing is going to keep it from overheating in the sun, especially down under. 🙂

  3. Heh, yeah I was pretty toasty after 15 mins at well 😛

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