soon to be iPad owner, needing some advice and help

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    Hi guys, so i will be getting an iPad within the next month (fingers crossed), this will be my first iPad but i have had 2 previous iPhones which i love :)
    i have a few questions, if anyone would be so kind to answer, i would appreciate it very much :)

    so i think i will just buy the wifi only and get my hotspot set up on my iPhone, is there anyone with previous experience tell me how well this works?
    i am going to college next year, and thinking of taking my iPad with me for note taking in class, can anyone recommend some good apps? (note taking and word processing) also i am finding it very hard to find a nice messenger bag with different compartments that will hold:
    • my iPad
    • a few folders/papers
    • pens and cables
    i would like it to be a UK website if possible.

    Thanks in advance for any help :)
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    There is an app called Pages-similar to Microsoft's Word. There's also a native "Notes" app on the iPad (and iPhone).

    As far as a messenger bag, try googling "Pac Safe". They sell different bags that are "anti-theft". They are great bags. I have the largest Metro Safe 200. It's great for travel as well as what you are looking for. Not sure where the company is located but check out their website. Just google "Pac Safe" - I can't post links yet.
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    I bought my bag from Staples, which exists in your country. It's a Targus, intended for a 10" notebook. As a bonus it will hold a BT Apple keyboard.

    Tethering works very well, in my experience. Just make sure it's included in your contract as some carriers charge extra for the capability.

    I find Pages indispensable. I know it costs, but it's $10 well spent IMO. GoodReader might be useful too. Couldn't say for sure as I don't have it, but I've seen plenty of people raving about it.
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    Hi there and welcome.

    You could also try one of our forum sponsors, ipadhut.co.uk

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

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    We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    You can download the manual for your iPad here http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and in iBooks search for "iPad user guide for" and you will find free comprehensive manuals for both iOS 4 and 5.

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

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    they only ship to the US :( but thanks anyway :0 i've downloaded notes and it looks awesome :O
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    i am not on contact with my iPhone, i will just ask apple to be sure when i'm buying my iPad.. yea i think i will go with pages also!

    this is the kind of bag i am going for:

    www.amazon.co.uk/STM-Bags-Scout-Small-Shoulderbag/dp/B003INXM1A/ref=pd_cp_computers_0

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    ts a bit pricey tho, i like all the compartments, but only thing is i think with 2 small front compartments things will fall out..

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    i'm sorry if those pictures are too big :/
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    That bag is pretty cool, I got something similar from Next, it wasn't designed as a computer bag but did the job and was £26. I'm not sure if you missed it in my earlier post but www.ipadhut.co.uk are one of he forum sponsors and have some really good stuff including bags at great prices.

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    This is the bag I referred to above. Works for me, and isn't too bulky.

    Sent from my iPad 4 HD mini
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