After two days of wrangling with the Home Delivery Nightmare... sorry Network, I've finally received my gorgeous white 16gb WiFi iPad 2. Personally I'd have been happy with black, but as the wife-to-be was enamoured of the cream leather smart cover, she decided I could have one only as long as it matched. So white it is. I had no complaints!
I've already got and loved using an iPhone 3G for a year or so, and had an iPod Mini before that. So, I know iTunes, and I know that it works best when you nod and enthusiastically say 'Yes' to its particular way of doing things.
So, with my exciting new step into becoming an Apple style slave still tantalisingly in its box, I wanted to do everything right from the very beginning. Think of this as a chance to tell me everything you wished you'd done at the beginning of your iPad love affair, to save pain and heartache later.
Any setting advice that will make best use of this awesome device? I intend to use it mainly for light web browsing, social media (perhaps the new Tweetdeck?) and video or entertainment apps like iPlayer. I'm a fan of point'n'click adventures (can I put my iPhone Monkey Island on it?) and Civilisation style build/conquer games. The WTB loves wordgames.
I'll keep the quick-solve apps like What's On TV and Nearest Postbox to the iPhone, but really fancy Garage Band and - let's face it - more of the apps that make the iPad an expensive and fantastic adult toy!
I'll use iBook of course, too, but don't know much about the other reading apps there might be for mags and papers, etc.
Finally, the only part I dread (I can't see myself missing Flash enough to make it a problem in Safari) is the basic email software. Is it different from the one on my 3G phone? Because Googlemail really suffers, and just having a bigger view won't solve the reasons I don't like it. For example - not being able to delete emails, only archive.
Well, with four hours of the working day still remaining, my new favourite techslab will sit untouched until I get home tonight and tear off the package. Any iPad virgin advice you can give would be gratefully, happily and warmly received.
Thanks everyone, have a great day.