Help for the New iPad Owner

using my iPadWhile scanning through tweets, I saw a tweet from Chris Brogan saying there was a good starter guide to using an iPad (assuming lots of folks got one for Christmas like Debbie Lyons-Blythe did). I looked through it and agree. Its the kind of step-by-step that helps you get a handle on it if you haven’t had similar technology. Here’s the start of the post and the link.

Okay. You received an iPad this morning. Now what? #

Unlike when my 20 and 23 year olds were younger, I’m now the one in the family who wakes up way too early on Christmas morning. As I’m sure there are lots of people opening up a box with a new iPad this morning, I thought I’d take some time while waiting for the rest of the family to rouse to share user-to-new-user advice on using a new iPad.

As you’re likely reading this post on a computer, I’m assuming you have a Mac or PC computer that you can connect your iPad to. After you set up an iPad, you can go a long time without ever hooking your iPad to your computer. But you have to connect it to a computer to get started downloading apps — and that’s the fun part.

via Christmas morning (or any first-day) help for the new iPad owner | Rex Hammock’s RexBlog.com.

I think Rex Hammock gives some great tips. And knowing friends who are in the iPad market (or who want to be), I thought I’d add a few of my blog posts that show a bit on how I use mine.

One thing I don’t think I’ve blogged about is the bluetooth keyboard I got a few months ago. It’s incredibly lightweight and really helps me keep up with notes during all-day meetings or in a series rapid fire tweets during a conference.  I don’t use it all the time but when I do, it’s awesome. And it’s small enough that it and the iPod still fit easily in my purse!

I hope that helps anyone who may have gotten an iPad for Christmas (or who will be picking one up because Santa forgot!) If you have any questions, please ask. I have been using mine for months and would be glad to help!

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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One Response to Help for the New iPad Owner

  1. Claire December 27, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    Santa forgot my iPad! LOL I think I need to be better next year (or tell my husband to step up his game!)

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