New to iPad, new to Apple

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    Hello,

    I'm a long time PC user (early DOS thru Windows 7) desktops & laptops. Decided sometime back to get a Tablet, and after considerable research, decided on an iPad rather than an Android. By the time I decided on an iPad, the 3rd Gen had been announced & thus decided to wait a few days to order the newer version (64GB w/4G). I'm glad I did. I'm an optical physicist and am very impressed with the new five element lens in the iPad 3 (in case anyone is interested, there's an excellent article on smart phone optics in a recent version of the Optical Society of America pub "OPN").
    Anyway, I love this device. I use it both as an aide/tool in the lab and at home, and even though I'm probably a geezer compared to most of the iPad user community, I also love the gaming capability (my wife thinks I'm nuts to play "video and computer games").
    The iPad forum has been helpful, but I do find it a little difficult to find answers to my poorly constructed queries. Looking forward to using my "device" ven more and learning how to navigate thru the intricacies of the iPad Forum.

    Not using this long-winded,
    docvan
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    giradman iPad Guru

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    Hi Docvan - welcome to the forum! :)

    Plenty of great folks here to help and a LOT of information already available - looking forward to you posting!
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    Welcome! We hope you enjoy your time with us. This forum is filled with many people ready and willing to help.

    Here are a few links that may prove useful to you

    We have our own App, it's easy to use
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    We also have a thread that has many shortcuts and tips for the iPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697
    Lastly reading a manual is always a good place to start, here is a link that allows you to download a copy of them.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/

    Like any place we have rules, please read and be aware of them as you post.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Fleur
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    Hi and Welcome to the Forum. Enjoy!!

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