Yesterday I announced a new edition of iPad Academy: Tips, Tricks and Clever Techniques (TTCT). Here’s a sample tutorial from the second edition of this how-to guide for the iPad.
We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!
A few types of apps, such as games and social networking tools, have their own notifications. These messages pop up on the iPad as well, but you can control them. Go to Settings > Notifications.
Select the App and turn options On or Off by Tapping.
You may be wondering what badges are. A badge is the little notification that attaches to the app icon to let you know you have new messages or alerts. For example, the Mail icon has a badge that tells you how many new messages are waiting in your inbox. The App Store icon has a badge that tells you how many apps need to be updated. Other apps can have badges and notifications. Examples include social networking, multiplayer online games, instant messaging, weather events and bargain shopping sites.