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  1. Ovedi

    Ovedi iPF Novice

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    Just joined today, and i have about 2 days with my ipad mini. I love it! Being a huge fan of apple products, and ill confess i wasnt before until the iphone was born, i procrastinated into going to get my mini or retina. Im glad i brought home the mini. I mostly surf and read books or see training videos on it. I have never been able to maximize my apple products in my field (civil engineering) as i used to own an imac in 2009, but i love their stability and experience. My only pain in spending my money on the ipad is that i really cant use it to write notes. I just cant get any good at it. But thats not why i bought it. Im inexperienced with my new toy as i use the Video, iBooks, and Safari applications 98% of the time. Aside from gaming if you all have any cool apps and 'must try' experiences to share its much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Ovedi,

    Welcome to the forums. You will find that we are a very helpful bunch. You are joining a great worldwide community. As you grow accustomed to the iPad, you will become more adept at the tasks which are a bit of a pain at present. The Dictation application is quite amusing ;). Then there are handy office type apps in the store.

    Now, I suggest that one of the first things you do is to read the forum rules etc. Links to useful sections follow :-
    The forum rules may be found here.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    We have our own App which is easy to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    The iPad manual is here.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/

    Try these 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

    Most importantly, enjoy your time with us on the forums.

    Then I recommend you use the forum search function to find threads to visit, read and ask questions there. This way, you should get a good response. :)

    If you have any questions or comments please don't be afraid to post.

    Thank you, and welcome aboard.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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  3. Gabriel1

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Snap, I got a Mini yesterday and I'm also in civil engineering.......I hope you enjoy your new iPad......and welcome to ipadforums!
     
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    Congrats on the Mini and welcome aboard!
     
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    Thanks!! Hey gabriel where u from? Im taking my EIT exam next week! :) u taken it?
     
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    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've no idea what an EIT is? I must be to old school, I'm based down in Kent.
     
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    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol, this Kent in the UK.......just in case!
     
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    Oh ok. :). EIT= Engineer In Training
    Its the first step to start logging developing hours to get a Professional License 4 yrs later. Once licensed you get a seal to design and have your own firm to offer services. Im in Texas and its the second time i take it :/ but i was very close the first time and ive put a lot of study time so i should be fine. How long u been in Civil Engineering? Any cool apps for the ipad that u found? I bought Bluebeam Pdf Revu and it really helps in marking up drawings.
     
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    Ah there you go, I'm really old school, I started in Civils back in 1980, six years working for design consultancies then I saw the light and moved across to work for contractors, I've been up to my ears in muck and bullets ever since!

    I don't really use any specialist apps, just the odd one or two but I use all the office apps and PDF apps, etc.
     
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    ...no game apps, like Smurfs. Snoopy, or Simpsons?? ;)

    Skimonkey ~~ sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    Welcome, Ovedi--congrats your iPad mini and also good luck on your EIT exam!! :)

    Skimonkey ~~ sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    My fingers aren't fast enough nor is my brain clever enough!!
     
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    lol!! ;)
     
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    Ovedi iPF Novice

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    Thanks Skimonkey!! Thanks to everyone for the replies. FYI, when i was in my senior year in college, angry birds was my one and only companion when ever those suffering slow motion lectures came along. For some reason after i graduated i never played again. :)
     
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    I'm thinking back when I was a senior in college and iPads/smartphones weren't available at the time. I don't even think I had a phone either for that matter!

    ...come to think of it, I don't recall even having Internet back than. Wow...I am really dating myself here!! ;)
     

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