Finally broke down and bought an Ipad

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    Hello All,

    I finally cracked and decided to get an Ipad. Went with the Ipad3 32gb Wi-Fi in black, which was tough to find for a while there.

    Anyways other than a 20gb click wheel ipod from about 10 years ago, this is my only apple product.

    Does anyone have like a quick and dirty...."Top 10 things you need to know" type tutorial?

    Also I downloaded an app called gtalk (I believe this is the name im at work and dont have the Ipad with me). My question is there anyway to keep this program in the pulldown notification area so i can quickly get back to it while talking to friends?

    Thanks!
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    Hello IceZ - welcome to the forum! :)

    Well, my first suggestion is for you to obtain the iPad User's Guide - check HERE for a free download as a PDF file (obtain iBooks from the app store as a PDF reader; I also use Goodreader for that purpose).

    Also visit the Apple App store and obtain AppStart & AppAdvice - this should get you started!

    In addition, look through the various sub-forums and try the search functions - plenty of info already available here! :thumbs:
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Once an app is opened it will reside in the multi task bar which you can then access by doing the 4 finger upswipe or by double pressing the home button.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    Great thanks for the info guys. I will check out all of that when I get home tonight.
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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your recent purchase!
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    Welcome, icez---I also have one of those iPods with the click wheel as well!
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    haha that thing is a tank. Its been all over the country with me on business trips still going strong.
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    They are great aren't they? Can take a real beating when working out...and still going strong!

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