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    Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    So I am sick and tired of hauling my computer around to radio shows, interview sessions, etc. and I bought an iPad today.

    I thought I'd check with all of you techies out there for any tips on some good apps you might have stumbled across over the years.

    Anything?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Candy Crush. Kidding...kind of.


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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    If you will have internet access, make use of cloud services like dropbox.

    Make sure you set up icloud so that all of your stuff gets backed up nightly.

    Download the Walking Dead game, its a great time waster.

    I am currently looking to sell my ipad 2 and iphone 4s so I can get a new ipad. I use my ipad every day.



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Fairly obvious, but you can stream games on both:

    WatchESPN and
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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Don't let your wife load Pintrest on to it.



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    Candy Crush. Kidding...kind of.
    Not Candy Crush. Plants Vs Zombies. Both the original and the sequel.


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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Not Candy Crush. Plants Vs Zombies. Both the original and the sequel.

    This. The sequel is much much harder. It makes me crazy. Like Dave.



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    I just got PvZ 2 on my phone; it didn't come out for android right away so I've been playing on the girlfriends iPhone.



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I use my ipad every day.

    This. Absolutely, this. For e-mail, general web browsing, reading my magazine subscriptions ... it's fantastic.


    The Facebook app is kind of clunky, but workable. Twitter is awesome on the iPad, and there are several client apps you can pick from (I use the regular Twitter app, and it works great for me).


    ABC and NBC have good apps, for TV viewing (not live, after the fact). I don't use the Watch ESPN app because my cable company doesn't support it, but I have heard good things. TuneIn and IHeartRadio are good for listening to radio stations, and if you're crafty you can find live radio sports coverage there.


    ESPN Score Center app can keep you up to date. MLB At Bat app for following the Braves (if you insist). Kayak, Trip Advisor, Priceline, Yelp are great travel apps. If you are a newspaper subscriber, oftentimes a paper will have an app so you can load and read the paper on your iPad (both the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Des Moines Register has one). USA Today has a free app.


    If you plan to do much typing, you will want to get a keyboard. Bluetooth keyboards work really well. My wife has a metal case for her iPad that doubles as a keyboard and a stand, which I am very envious of.


    People will have a hard time prying the iPad out of your hands. Have fun!



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by KidSilverhair View Post
    If you plan to do much typing, you will want to get a keyboard. Bluetooth keyboards work really well. My wife has a metal case for her iPad that doubles as a keyboard and a stand, which I am very envious of.
    I agree, but will add "try before you buy". I went cheap on my first Bluetooth keyboard. Worked as advertised, but very uncomfortable. My thumb couldn't even hit the spacebar because there was a lip in the way. The second one was more expensive but was unreliable. Returned both and ended up with a third which I do like and use often, especially on short business trips when I don't want to lug the laptop along.

    I find it funny that "lugging a laptop along", which weighs all of 6 pounds, is considered a nuisance now.



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    I just used my ipad to play around a lot, but after I bought a keyboard for it, it became a lot more functional. I am sure you don't want to rush out and spend more money, but this is well worth it.

    Amazon.com: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover Black for iPad 2 and iPad (3rd/4th generation) (920-004013): Computers & Accessories



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Not an app, but if you use it for work this is a must: It is so much easier to type with a keyboard.




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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones1414 View Post
    I just used my ipad to play around a lot, but after I bought a keyboard for it, it became a lot more functional. I am sure you don't want to rush out and spend more money, but this is well worth it.

    Amazon.com: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover Black for iPad 2 and iPad (3rd/4th generation) (920-004013): Computers & Accessories
    HAHA, beat me to it, and you are correct, it is awesome!



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Cyclone TV.



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    Re: Got an iPad...any tips from you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by deanvogs View Post
    Not an app, but if you use it for work this is a must: It is so much easier to type with a keyboard.




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    Couldn't use without keyboard. Might as well just use my phone. No keyboard sucks.



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