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    I have a lovely new iPad (41st Anniversary present) and am struggling to make sense of it all. I joined this site to find out how to use it to it's best potential. Hoping that your joint experience will help me win!!!
    I also have an iPhone (40th Anniv present) so am well set up with technology.

    Some things I am puzzled about and haven't found a satisfactory answer for yet.....
    a) Why can't I log on to the Internet everywhere? I thought I was going to be able to. Did I get the wrong model?
    b) I have the same problem with my iPhone. I would have thought that I should be able to get Wi-Fi (an internet connection) everywhere that I can get a phone signal.
    c) Photos. Downloading them from my computer, and then being able to edit, deleting the ones I don't want, has defeated me....

    I'm still searching on here for the answers......so a hint where to look would be wonderful...
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    Congrats, Marlene. You are in for tons of fun. Download the free book "Using your IPad". It willanswer a lot of your ?s. don't be afraid to explore and going to the Apple store is dry helpful.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    What type of iPad did you get, there is wifi and wifi with 3G. Internet is only available where there is a free wifi connection that has no security connected to it, which will allow you to connect to it. A 3G iPad has a sim whereby you will be able to access internet at any time as long as the area you are in has coverage.
    Any photos synced from your computer cannot be deleted on the iPad itself, you need to delete these by resyncing to your PC and unchecking the photos. Have a look at these links.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4236
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-forum/78664-delete-photos-2.html

    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!

    iPad 2 3G 64gb
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    Thanks for the welcome!!!!
    Do you have a link for that free book. I have googled but can't seem to find one with that exact title. Thanks!!!
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    Thanks for your very helpful post. I shall work through all that info and all those links. I have a lot to learn but every hour it gets easier.
    Thanks!
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    You're welcome! I'm not sure what book he was referring to but you will find a link to the iPad manuals above in my earlier post.....enjoy!

    iPad 2 3G 64gb
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    The downloadable free book referenced by m. Hormel is available in iBooks. Every time a new version of the iOS is released, Apple offers a new iBook. I prefer getting an iBook, as it is easier to refer to than a Website.

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    Hi there and welcome...
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    Congrats on the iPad and welcome to the forum!!
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone. I have been reading through all the posts and working through the tips. What a lot to learn, and what a wonderful gadget!!!
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    I agree with you. I have just got one and it's fantastic. And, so is Forum system. I am a big fan of forum platform, where people can share with and help each other. By the way you got a nice present there.:thumbs:

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