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    Got iPad 2 from school. Wifi only. No sim.
    Trying to learn how apple thinks. I'm used to Linux mint and win xp.
    I'm from Sydney Australia. Can't understand how it works out where I am. I think this model does not have gps, just uses wifi.
    I'm in Tasmania ATM on nth east coast and it does not know whe I am.
    I like dogs and computers. Used to teach on Mac performa 580 system 7.5
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Great to have another Aussie on board! Yes you need a 3G model to access full GPS. I've heard it's been really cold in Tassie lately unlike Surfers and Brisbane where it's been sweltering the last few days, although today is very overcast. Enjoy!

    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.
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    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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    Hey all. I finally drank the APPLE JUICE after taking a small bite of the APPLE in 1995 - sorry I waited so long. OBTW I'm Bob
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    Buy yourself the Dual xgps150 to get gps from wifi only
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    I found that in St Helen's, the iPad knows where I am.
    Does it get info re where it is from other people's mobile phones?
    Or is it just because I get a stronger signal there?
    BTW, I am using a Telstra wifi Elite, which gets 4 bars signal here in Falmouth where I am staying @Woolly Butt. The wifi gives me Internet access no worries.
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    You will have some success from towers that may be nearby for GPS and if this is what's happening have a look and see if you can see any.

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