Hi everyone, although we've converted to Mac a year or so ago I'm still very unskilled in the ways of the Mac...so I really appreciate patience and understanding for noob questions. So I got this brilliant idea....I can justify an Ipad mini if I use it as an alarm clock (yeah yeah, I know alarm clocks run about 20 bucks - grin) so then I get my spanky new Ipad and load a recommended alarm app on it, and set it so that the screen never times out and shut off the light happy in my genius. But...... Apparently these things are backlit to a degree and I will never be able to darken the screen so that only the clock shows without a partially lit screen? Any help? Is the screen always lit? Do I need to go get that 20 dollar alarm clock? Thanks everyone!