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    Hello Folks,
    I'm a retired person living with my wife and our two Standard Poodles in the Georgian Bay Triangle region of Ontario, Canada. I recently acquired an iPad 2 WiFi 32GB, my latest Apple product since my Apple 128K in 1984. Loved them all. My intention is to soon give my children or grandchildren the iMac 3.06 24" and my HP Touchsmart. This will leave me with my iPad 2 - sufficient for all my computing needs. And of course I'll keep my NAS and DropBox (which are easily accessed using version 2 of Files Connect) as well as the Apple TV (2nd gen). In my retirement I usually spend 35 hours monthly (face-to-face and online) as a computer coach for folks (mostly retirees - zoomers - boomers) with Mac, PC, Linux, peripherals, smart phones and tablets. I am eager to learn from all of you so I can thoroughly enjoy my iPad and of course better assist my fellow retirees!

    Cheers!
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)

    You appear to already have a LOT of Apple (and computer) experience; I just retired and would like to become involved in the community instructing others about computers - plenty of options in my town (Piedmont, North Carolina).

    Wife & I visit Canada about every other summer, usually the eastern Provinces - in fact, we are planning a trip to Toronto in mid-summer; probably will rent a car and do some regional trips, possibly one to your area and/or to the southern part of the Province to visit some wineries - love the Inniskillin dessert wines?
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    What a nice intro and how nice of you to help others.

    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/
    2 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
    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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    Girdaman,

    Thanks for your response to my "newbie message".

    A few of my now-graduated university students took jobs in Raleigh and Durham. Lovely region as reported by those folks. Also a very tech savvy area. Hope you have success parlaying your knowledge and experience into a post-retirement pursuit.

    Inniskillin is in Niagara, a noted wine growing region in Canada. Wineries abound there, as well as two higher education programs preparing tomorrow's Wine industry professionals.

    Let me know if you make it up to the Georgian Bay Triangle.

    Cheers

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