iPad Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by jimmcdonell, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. jimmcdonell

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    iPF Noob

    Aug 25, 2011
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    I have had my iPad for about 2 months.
    Switched to iMac from PC last Christmas when my PC crashed.
    I am 58 and still working in Corporate America as a patent agent.
    Got my iPad from work in a pilot program. Idea was that a desk top and iPad were cheaper than a laptop. Pilot is over and we get to keep the iPads.
    I love it! Mostly I use AnyConnect for VPN and Pocket Cloud to remote in to my desktop that I leave on all the time so I am using the iPad as a virtual monitor when I am out and about at work or at home.
    Have also downloaded lots of other apps. Listen to Pandora a lot and have a big screen TV with Apple TV and Bose speakers....so have used the iPad to listen to Pandora on that setup.

    An intro question: At work I use the VGA connector for a projector at meetings a lot and I notice that sometimes the image will not appear on the projector screen when moving between buildings even though everything else is still working on the iPad. If I turn the iPad off and on the screen does work. Is only a problem sometimes. What ios going on? Is there a solution other than powering down? Or should I power down whenever I leave a wi-fi spot?

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    iPad Legend

    Jan 3, 2011
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad

    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.


    Please read the rules too!!


    I saw your question about the VGA issue. Not sure why you would need to power down when you move between buildings. For sure, the power-off, power-up sequence does seem to cure a whole lot of 'issues' but I've not heard of this one before.


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