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Multi Tasking on the iPad

Apple has created 3 great ways to Multi task using an Ipad. Single-use tasking was always a drawback with the Ipad, except for music apps like Pandora. Now, with the new iOS 9 and 10 update, multi tasking is available. has a great article on Multitasking with the Ipad.

There are 3 ways to multitask on an iPad that came with the new iOS 9 update. The multitasking views are only available on newer iPads. These views are: Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture.

To turn Multitasking features on or off, go to Settings > General > Multitasking

  1. Slide Over View allows you to launch apps from a right column on the iPad’s screen. This lets you interact with a second app without leaving the app you’re currently using. You can quickly check your text messages, respond to emails, or create a note.
  2. Split View splits the screen in half and allows 2 apps on the screen. While slide-over lets you briefly interact with an app and then hide it, split-view allows you to use two apps alongside one another at the same time. Currently, you will need an iPad Air 2 to use this feature.
  3. Picture in Picture allows the user to watch a video and use another app at the same time, similar to the TV’s Picture in a picture mode.

*To use any of these multi-tasking tools, an app(s) must be opened.


Multiple Emails Merged

Capture.PNG titleI have a lot of email accounts. For a long time, I found myself going through these accounts one by one. This takes a lot of time. Then, by accident, I found out that I could add all of my email accounts into one account through “Gmail.” I felt like celebrating. Then, I had to figure out how to do this. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

  1. Open the Gmail account you want to import from.
  2. At the top right corner, click on the gear    gear.PNG
  3. Select Settings from the drop down menu   Capture.PNG2
  4. Then, select the forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the “POP Download” section, select Enable POP for all mail.
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
  7. Then, go to Accounts and Import tab.
  8. Go down to Check mail from other accounts, and select Add a POP3 mail account you own.   Capture.PNG3.PNG
  9. It will ask for the email address.   Capture.PNG4.PNG
  10. Then, you will be asked for your password for that email account.
    Click, Add account.
    Just follow steps 7-10 for every account that you want added.

***Using Gmail Settings allows users to import contacts, filter and block users, and lets the user access to their account information


How to Renew Digital Titles through the OverDrive App or Ohio Digital Library

Renewing a digital book is a little different from renewing a physical book through the library. It’s not hard to renew a digital book, though. But there are a couple of things you need to remember.  The Renew option becomes available 3 days before a book is due. As long as there are no holds on the book, it can be checked out again. If it isn’t available, the book can be placed on hold and you will receive a notice when it becomes available for you to checkout again.

These simple directions will help to Renew titles.

1. Sign into your Account on your OverDrive app, or on Ohio Digital Library

2. Now go to your Ohio Digital Library Account. This will be in the top, right corner and will say Account.


3. Locate the item you would like to renew in your Checkout area of your account.

NOTE: If it’s before the 3 day time frame to renew, the renewal option will not appear.









4. Now select the Renew link next to the title you’d like to renew.

5. Enter and confirm your email address in the renewal form, then select Renew.


6. Once you renew a title, you will see a check mark and the word Renewed next to that title on your Checkouts page.


Look for more helpful suggestions throughout the year.