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Just Got The New iPad? Getting Started?
Posted on: December 10, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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iPad Just Getting Started - If you have just bought the device there a number of things you should know to help get you started.

Just Got The New iPad? – Getting Started

Since its release in early 2010, Apple’s iPad has been receiving rave reviews from consumers all over the world, especially those who have already invested much into other products in the range. If you have just bought the device there a number of things you should know to help get you started.

The basics

As with any device you should get to know the basic dimensions to see how it fits into your life. These are some key features of the iPad:

  • Dimensions: 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 inches

  • Weight (Wi-Fi only): 1.5 pound

  • Weight (Wi-Fi and 3G): 1.6 pounds

  • Screen: 9.7 inches

  • Resolution: 1024 x 768

  • Processor: 1 Gigahertz

  • Capacity: 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB

  • Accessories: dock, earphones, microphone, camera, keyboard.


Setting up

The first thing to do when you get your new iPad is to connect it to your PC and download iTunes, which you can get from Apple’s website. Once you have done this you will be asked to register your device. This will help down the line should you encounter any problems. Then set up your iPad as a new iPad. The next thing to do is synchronise your device with your other media. It is up to you whether you want the same things on your iPad as on your PC or whether you want to be more selective. You can set up your Wi-Fi and/or 3G, your email and get ready to surf the net. Once you have these basics in place all you have to do is download the applications that you want to make use of.

Using the iPad

Because the iPad is smaller than an iMac but bigger than an iPod, you get the benefit of easy navigation with easy portability. The touch screen is a step up from the one on the iPhone and is more advanced to suit the larger screen. This means you can type with minimal mistakes and added to this the fingerprints are almost unnoticeable. The iPad’s size makes it easy to use on your lap or in your hands, and less bulky than a traditional laptop. The larger screen allows you to view more applications and the same type and conveniently switch between them. No matter what you are into there is a program for you. There are even special educational apps that help kids learn how to read. As with any device, you may encounter problems at some point. These are usually with regard to synchronisation, Wi-Fi connections and extensive multiple app use at the same time.

Stay connected

The iPad is available in two main forms, the Wi-Fi only and the combination Wi-Fi with 3G. The Wi-Fi technology allows you to connect to an existing connection, making surfing the net easy no matter what your location is. 3G technology also makes for faster connections and downloads, saving you time and money.

Accessorise

Once you have worked your way through what your new iPad has to offer you should think of accessories. This will depend on what sort of things you hope to use your iPad for. You have a selection of protective cases to chose from that will protect your device. If you are into movies and music then audio accessories will enhance your entertainment experience. If you are all about pictures, videos and memories then the camera connection kit will provide you with the perfect platform.

These are just some of the basics you should be aware of to help you get the full experience out of your new iPad. All that’s left now is for you to enjoy it.

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Posted on: December 10, 2010

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