What apps to get first?

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    I just ordered a Ipad 4 and have no idea what im getting into. The wife said get us one so I did. What 5 free or paid apps would you go ahead and put on it for christmas. Its for my wife and 6 year old girl. Thanks Derrick
     
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    I guess I should add that my wife is into pictures, video, and cooking. And I would like maybe a couple games and several learning apps for my daughter.
     
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    Depends on the type of content you're interested in.

    For news content, I would go with an rss/news reader and a web browser that has more features.
    I like Flipboard, Newsify, andAtomic browser.

    For media content, I would go with music and video apps.
    I like iTunes, Hulu+, Netflix, and YouTube.

    For graphics content, I would go with some advanced image editing apps.
    I like Adobe Photoshop Touch.

    For reading books, I would go with ebook apps.
    I like Kindle, iBooks, and Adobe Reader.

    For office work, I would go with a word processor, a presentation app, and a spreadsheet app.
    I like the iWork apps (Keynote, Pages, Numbers).

    For social connections, I would go with messaging/forum apps.
    I like ebuddy pro, Twitter, Facebook, Meetup, and Tapatalk.

    You might also think about file storage for things not covered by iCloud. I like Dropbox for this.

    Or, you could go with all of the above. I have them all and I feel this is a near-replacement for a desktop computer.
     
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    There are many apps that encompass all of those areas. I think you're going to need another iPad ;)
     
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    It seems you are correct. Lol
    I guess I just need some type of good kids apps and a photoshop of some kind.
     
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    Keep in mind that it may be possible for your daughter to make accidental purchases on the iPad, so you'll need to research the restrictions settings, go to Settings > Restrictions.
     
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    Can I set it up for multi users? I didnt think about her having that kind of ability. Lol
     
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    iPhones and iPads are single-user devices. However, the restrictions settings will allow you to passcode protect your choice of apps, content, privacy, purchases, changes, etc. here's a screenshot that may help you understand more (there are more options that didn't fit into the screenshot):

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    Well crap. I guess thats ok. Thanks for the ss. I noticed on another thread that the reason for apps is so spam cant get into the directory. Is that right? So I do or do not need to add my norton to this?
     
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    All the above suggestions are great but the one I would add for your wife, and indirectly for you is BigOven, a free recipe app.
     
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    I like the sound of this one. She needs all the help she can get. J/k pls dont flame me lol
     
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    Apps are sandboxed, the only spam you may get is in email. I feel that the anti-virus and malware protection apps are unnecessary on iOS - though their developers probably don't want users to believe that. The weakest link in the computer security chain, in my opinion, is the user.
     
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    Hey, nice, thanks for that :)
     
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    Ok so its not worth the time/money. Tks
     
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    Some apps you could get.
    For videos, Air video is need
    Cooking: Cooking Light Magazine
    Games: Mr. & Mrs. Cutie pie, Angry King Kong Deluxe
     

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