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  • Repurpose Old IPad As a Hands-Free Car Assistant

    I put hundreds of albums on my iPad (Original iPad). I play those albums through Bluetooth through the car speakers. Also, I can turn on my cellphone's hotspot, but I don't always do that. Most cell plans now will allow tethering, because they can then charge you through the nose, when you go over your allowance. You don't have to stream music if you don't have much of a data plan. Just have a bunch of music already on the tablet, like I do, and make sure to turn off the cell access to all the apps that you don't use while driving. That way, for example, it won't use 2GB of data updating email on your iPad, when you weren't going to read that email until you got home anyway.Another thing to consider, is that you can now buy third-party SIM cards for iPad 3G tablets, like from Cricke...

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    I put hundreds of albums on my iPad (Original iPad). I play those albums through Bluetooth through the car speakers. Also, I can turn on my cellphone's hotspot, but I don't always do that. Most cell plans now will allow tethering, because they can then charge you through the nose, when you go over your allowance. You don't have to stream music if you don't have much of a data plan. Just have a bunch of music already on the tablet, like I do, and make sure to turn off the cell access to all the apps that you don't use while driving. That way, for example, it won't use 2GB of data updating email on your iPad, when you weren't going to read that email until you got home anyway.Another thing to consider, is that you can now buy third-party SIM cards for iPad 3G tablets, like from Cricket or Boost, not just from AT&T. So you could actually turn on 3G, if you have that capability in your iPad, and are willing to pay $20/month for built-in Internet, right on your dash.

    Here's a funny story about Siri. Once, I told Siri to send my wife a text message: "I'M LEAVING NOW", when I was leaving work. Siri heard, and was getting ready to send the text: "I'M LEAVING YOU". I stopped it just in time!

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  • Repurpose Old IPad As a Hands-Free Car Assistant

    I did the same in my car, but with magnetic mounts. I have two thin metal plates that come with them, stuck to the back of the iPad. They have magnetic mounts that are as big as a Twix candy bar. Get two of those from Amazon, and stick them on your dash, adjacent to each other. Also, we have the same plates on the back of our cellphones and even my TomTom has a plate on it. I also have an Android Nexus 7 tablet with metal plates on it.When you get out of the car, just stick the iPad in your console or glove box.

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