How to Prepare Yourself for the End of the World With Your iDevices


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As you may have heard. The world is set to end this weekend. According to a small group led by Oakland, CA preacher Harold Camping, armageddon is set for May 21st. Woohoo! That means that if you didn't know before reading this, you have a whole two days notice. Wait, what's that? It's midnight Jerusalem time? So the end of the world starts at about 5PM EST here in the US. Okay, so that's a little more than 24-hours notice. It's time to prepare for the end of the world with your iPad.


Most Important –  Back up your iPad

The first thing you want to do is back up your iPad. Make sure all your playlists and contacts are on your tablet. After all, you don't want to be without some good music when the end of the world hits, would  you? This also ensures that you can have your contacts' information within easy access. If you need to email or call a buddy to make sure he survived doomsday, this is how you're going to do it.

All you have to do to back up your iPad or iPhone is plug it into your computer via USB. Launch iTunes, and it should sync on its own. Make sure you have your Podcasts and movies synced as well, you want some good viewing material.


Don't Forget to Download Twitter for iPad

Our favorite Twitter app is Echophon, but there is plenty out there for iOS. We once posted about some free Twitter Apps for iOS. It's also important to make sure you have an account set up. If you want to tell everyone about your end of the world experiences, this is the time to do it. Of course Twitter is notorious for being overloaded, and we don't imagine things will be moving all that smoothly when the world ends and everyone's trying to Tweet it at the same time.

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It's Also Important to Download Netflix for iPad or just a few good movies from iTunes

If you haven't joined Netflix. Right now is a good time to start. The truth is, Netflix Instant Streaming is one of our favorite services. You may also want to try the Time Warner Cable iPad App or HBO Go, each of those is free for their respective subscribers. If you don't have that, it may be good to download some from iTunes. You can pick up pre-crazy Mel Gibson's classic, Mad Max or the Road Warrior, each will set the mood and give you an idea of what the end of the world will be like if you survive. We also suggest Lady Gaga: One Sequin At a Time, just in case you need to get your mind off of the whole end of the world thing.


Download It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Find) by R.E.M.

Yeah, it's clich?¬©, but you know you've always wanted to do it. You want to blast this song through your speakers as the world comes to a crashing end. If you have any standing iTunes gift card credit, now may be a good time to use it since it won't do you any good after the world ends. It's only 99 cents for this song. Why not? We also suggest downloading The Beginning is the End is the Beginning (make sure it's not The End is the Beginning is the End). It's on iTunes for 99-cents, and has a good 'End of the World'  somber kind of mood.


Don't Forget the First Aid

It's also important to find a first aid app. This is the US Army First Aid Manual, so we imagine it's good. You know, just in case you get a little hurt during whatever happens. We hope you don't, cause that would be bad. Still, if you do, we want you to be prepared.


Then the Entertainment 

The mind must remain healthy when the world ends. Don't forget to download GarageBand for iPad. This app has a few instruments and the smart guitar almost plays itself. This means you can sing songs around the campfire or in your living room while the world comes falling down. 



Well, we hope you enjoy the end of the world. We know, it's short notice. Still, short notice is better than nothing, right? What's the worst that could happen? You totally miss out on it? We wouldn't worry too much about it. Chances are we can just chill in our houses or watch some TV and wait for the whole thing to blow over.

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