My real name is Pete. I am 78 and have owned, and sometimes programmed, PCs since the TRS-80 world. I was an Engineering and Program Manager until I retired. I am now a pro-bono Management Consultant to non-profit agencies. I have usually built my own computers except for Laptops and of course the iPad. I won my iPad at a charity raffle and have been trying to use it. Generally I am unimpressed. I have a light weight DELL laptop that is useful, the iPad seems to be a toy foisted on the public by clever advertising (I don't mean to be disrespectful, it just seems that it is pretty unfriendly and won't do a lot of basic things without external appendages or apps). That being said, I am interested in the forum to learn how to do things on the device that it does not seem to have natively. I hope the questions I ask on the forum will not be too inane. Thanks and I am looking forward to spending some time here. I posted this thread because it seemed like I was supposed to do so.