I'm not just new here but new to apple. Well I'm about three months into my ipad retina. What ever number that is. I'm proud to say that I have resisted throwing it against the wall long enough to see that it may be functional. I'm now even competent enough to use it to look up a therapist who specializes in technology crisis therapy. I'm not new to computing, just new to operating systems that have to "feel your pain" to know what to give you.
I wish I have found this place before I bought it. I might have been smart enough to know to get the 4G model instead of the wi-fi. Had I known that it keeps virtually "nothing" on it, then I would have been much less frustrated by planning that way. I probably wouldn't have purchased the 128 GB either. So I'm learning. I'm used to making the computer work the way "I" wanted it to instead of learning that "this is how you will do it now." And my ipad survives only because Apple was smart enough to not make it snicker at you when you tried to make it work "your" way.
But I'm getting better. I begrudgingly bought it because of the program . . . excuse me, thee app, iannotate. I'm learning ways to make it [my ipad] more useful in my work in other ways as well. I have certainly found it to be useful and it saves me a great deal of time in some tasks. But I doubt it will ever become my best friend.
So thank you for being here. And I will indeed be downloading the user's manual. Perhaps I can make this thing less of the bane of my existence and more that a necessary tool.
PS - I'd hang around to chat now but I didn't get the 4G and my hot spot usage has skyrocket my data plan. So much for backup, backup, backup! yikes! My plan resets tomorrow. Amen