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    Hi,

    I'm a teacher by profession and I do freelance work. I decided to get an iPad to increase my productivity and mobility. I bought a Belkin bluetooth keyboard with case for it, plus some productivity apps. Before buying the iPad, I had looked at all my options including ultrabooks, netbooks, and other tablets and the iPad won out because of pricing and features. In truth, a PC ultrabook :p would've probably been my best bet but the price is double that of the new iPad. I also considered the Asus Prime & Transformer, but price versus features reviews -- and I read a lot of them -- all pointed to the new iPad.

    I'm more or less an iPad newbie. I say "more or less" because I used to own an iPhone 3G and learned how to unlock and jailbreak my phone, re-theme the whole thing, etc. It seems the iOS has changed in many ways and now I find myself mystified by the process. For one thing, I couldn't find anything on "untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1 (9b176) mac". I found references for doing it on a PC but not on a mac. After going through pages and pages of google links, I gave up. That's one reason I ended up searching for and finding "ipad forum Philippines". :)

    My second reason is that, being so new to this device, I don't quite know how to use it. I don't get how the multi-tasking works, for example. I know I must sound like a tech-idiot here. haha Sometimes, I swipe and I don't see the multi-tasking options. It's somewhat confusing. I also don't exactly know what other features the iPad has that can really help me with my work.

    Anyway, I hope to learn a lot from this forum and contribute in any way I can.

    Cheers!
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Great intro.....make yourself comfy you're in for a big read with the info listed below! 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.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 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
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.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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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
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    Thanks everyone :) and thanks leelai for the helpful links. Will start learning by reading :)
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)

    So far, your question above has not been addressed - just a few comments; I'm assuming that you have been able to use the Multitasking bar on the iPad? If not, then either double click the 'home' button or use 'multi-fingering gesturing', i.e. place 4 or 5 fingers on the iPad and swipe up, the bar should open, there you can do a number of functions including switching between apps.

    Now, if you have used a number of apps, then try the same gesturing maneuvers, but this time go from right to left (or vice versa) - opened apps should appear - please let us know if these suggestions help - good luck!
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    Thanks :) I read through half of the thread on iOS 5 and found the info on gestures :)

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