It was suggested that I introduce myself before plunging into questions, so here goes. I received my iPad for Christmas 2010. I had been hinting that I might enjoy some sort of eReader such as Nook or Kindle. My daughter had a Mac and loved it and suggested that I would get a lot more enjoyment from an iPad, so that is what I was given. When I opened it I had no idea what was in store for me.
First was the learning curve. I have used computers for many years starting with an IBM286 using DOS commands and x-tree. Then graduating on up into the world of Windows to the XP version I now use. The learning curve begins with all new names of things like safari instead of Internet explorer. Then there is no mouse or anything to "right click". Apps were foreign to me and I drown in decisions of what to buy, what to try, and what is just plain junk.
It has been a while since ios5 was introduced, and I have been struggling with the changes. To be honest I haven't been impressed because I can't seem to get things to work. The biggest disappointment was the loss of the iPod, and I wish there was some way to get it back. The music app just doesn't meet my needs especially since I use it mainly for podiobooks books.
The second disappointment is in iMessage. It has only worked once for me, and hasn't worked since. All the searches I make find all these pristine Apple ads but no meaty HOW THE HECK DO I WORK THE DARN THING INSTRUCTIONS. (sorry for shouting, but I am a bit frustrated.) even the instruction sheets are unclear as to what to do.
Ok now for hobbies, I am a weaver, spinner, and fiber artist. I enjoy reading, cooking, and grandkids in that order LOL. A day hasn't passed since I received my iPad that I don't turn it on. I just need help, and it appears I need a LOT of help. Thanks to any and all who respond.