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    ...Hi, just received an iPad (64G, 4G) and I'm amazed by it :)
    Its great reading your threads re the iPad. lots of words used here that I dont know heh heh.
    I like to use the iPad for surfing the net mainly. This is the first Apple product that I have used....
    I use it to browse the net, email, take photos. hope to work out how to load music on here soon.
    Some things I would like to know are:
    ~ why do i need to link the ipad up to a computer to download stuff if i have space on the ipad?
    ~ Is it really worthwhile 'jailbreaking' the ipad?
    ~ i think my firmware is v5.1? how do i get v5.1.1?
    ~ which is the best gps software to get for use in Australia?
    ~ do i need internet connection for my pc aswell as the iPad? (re downloads etc)

    Thanks,
    looking forward to chatting with you,
    Gary
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Gary!

    Jump in & enjoy!
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    Hi Gary and welcome to the Forum!

    Have a look at this link for loading music onto your iPad
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1473

    If you want to rip your DVD's or CD's you need to do this on your computer first to download to your iPad. I'm not sure what you really mean with your first question.

    A jailbreak has just been released, and this link will explain it all for you.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2838-jailbreak-explained-new-updated-2011-a.html

    Updates are able to be done OTA (over the air) now so look in Settings - General - Software Update and it should say that an update is ready for downloading. It's very simple.

    There are many GPS apps and it is a personal choice but have a look at Navfree GPS live Australia & New Zealand, as the name suggests, it's free.

    Yes you will need a connection on your PC if you are downloading from the net, although movies, music and apps can be downloaded straight to the iPad from iTunes or the app store.

    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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