Walt Cullop Intro
I have been a Windows guy since the start (2.0) but have always said that Apple products were high quality (even had an Apple II). The release of the iPad 3 has taken me over to the other side. I am currently on a 6 month road trip and my iPad hasn't caught up yet. It is currently at my commercial mail forwarding service and should arrive in Myrtle Beach (my current location) Monday or Tuesday. I have downloaded the users guide and am perusing it. Will convert it to eBook on the iPad later.
I am 65 years old and always been tended towards geeky. Currently have a Xoom Android tablet which was okay but lacks some of the things I want in a tablet. I went with it because it had 4G and am generally satisfied with it but think the iPad will probably blow my socks off.
My other gadgets are the Droid Bionic and a couple of windows laptops plus a nice bluetooth speaker for playing music on. I have a Garmin Montana 650 GPS plus a Nuvi for driving. One laptop acts as my only computer at home and the smaller one (my wife's) we take in the 5th wheel when we travel. Left home on 12/24 and expect to return to Rescue, CA in July.
My other hobbies are tennis, hiking, biking, kayaking and geocaching.
Hi Walt-great intro about yourself! I hope that you learn a lot on this forum. The members here are extremely friendly and very helpful!
Welcome to the iPadForum! This Forum offers so much information related to the iPad (original-New), Acessories, Apps, Help, and Apple News.
The iPadForum also includes a Regional Ipad Group for international users across the world. This is a wonderful area to "find" members from your own country.
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If you have not done so, please take a look at the iOS 5.0 and 5.1:
iTunes - Books - iPad User Guide for iOS 5 by Apple Inc.
iTunes - Books - iPad User Guide for iOS 5.1 by Apple Inc.
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Hi and welcome to the Forum!
Nice trip you're having!
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
Thanks I will peruse those. There are two guides listed shouldn't my iPad have the latest? Guess I will check when it arrives.
my first research is going to try and understand when to use itunes versus iCloud for stuff.
Went with the leather smart cover from apple since I don't anticipate the need fire anything more rugged plus with apple care I get two drop repairs.
Hi Walt-your new iPad should come with the latest update of 5.1.