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1. Meet the iPad > Read Notifications - Pg. 40

40 The iPad Pocket Guide, Third Edition An option in iTunes lets you download new music, apps, or books to all of your devices when you purchase them. Go to iTunes > Preferences, tap the Store icon, and turn on the Automatic Downloads options for the media you want. t ip note You can access your contacts, calendars, email, and iWork documents using any modern Web browser at iCloud backup Instead of backing up the iPad's data to iTunes, you can back it up directly to iCloud when the iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network and being charged. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and enable the iCloud Backup option. (You can also choose "Back up to iCloud" in iTunes on the iPad's Summary screen.) Here you can also see how much of your free 5 GB capacity is being used. As you might guess, Apple is happy to sell you more storage space. Click the Manage Storage button to view which items are being stored and how much space they occupy. Some types of data stored on your iPad don't count against the 5 GB of free storage, such as Photo Stream images and purchased music, apps, books, and TV shows. Read Notifications Under previous versions of iOS, notifications were a hassle. If an app put up a notice--for example, I use Boxcar ( to alert me when I receive Facebook or Twitter direct messages--it appeared as a solitary box, obscuring everything else. iOS 5 revamped notifications, making them much more useful. You can read notifications by doing one of the following: