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    My name is Andrew and as my member name shows, I decided to use the handle "the OB". Well I'm oldish but the name is not intended to indicate anything rude (just a term of endearment that my wife often uses). I'm reasonably computer literate using Windows 7 and a Samsung galaxy phone (oh dear that's Android, isn't it?) and my computer use goes back to using Fortran and Basic proramming in university days and I think my Windows experience goes back to about Win 3.
    I did a lot of research on what tablet to get and fairly easily came down on the side of the iPad (got my 64gig wifi only iPad 3 days ago and am thoroughly enjoying the experience). One reason, and I know it's a minor one for not jumping into Android, is the naming of the systems - Android? Ice Cream Sandwitch, Jelly Bean?? are pre schoolers now designing OS's? - somehow iOS has a more soothing effect on me. But it was the beaut little machine I got that made it feel right. Not cheap mind you but after playing with it for a couple of days It gets back to "you get what you pay for".
    But I have already hit an early snag. I know there is an answer in previous threads somewhere but I'm finding it completely impossible to simply transfer my photo albums from Google Picasa on the Win 7 computer to the iPad. I know, I've studied Cloud and opened accounts with passwords etc but nothing seems to work.
    Can any one in this forum give me simple instructions on how I can look at my Picasa albums on my new youbeaut machine or steer me to an explanatory thread?. Thanks in advance.:eek:
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    hpulmer iPad Junkie

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    There is an app for that!
    I use Picasa iShowPhoto HD. Needs Internet connection though...

    ☠ stay safe ☠ stay legal ☠
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    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/
    3 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
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.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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    Hello and welcome to the forum Andrew!!
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    AllenSalar iPad Enthusiast

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    Try having a look at this >>Picasa<< 4th post by twerppoet.
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    Thanks hpulmer and Allen Sallar.Last night I downloaded an app "Web Albums" for Picasa and I managed to transfer an album. So it looks like that will work.Thanks again guys!
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    Thanks leelai. Those links will be very useful
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    You're welcome OB, you might want to make yourself comfy, there's a lot to read! Enjoy!

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    You're welcome.

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