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Setting up an iPad?

By learninmypc
Aug 13, 2013
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  1. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,454   +620

    Easy to set up? Yep, just like iPhone, iPod touch, etc. Prompts you to connect to wifi, set up AppleID, and basic language options etc.

    Firefox - nope.
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,874   +889

    iOS limits the way 3rd party browsers (anything but Safari) perform. It limits Javascript performance so that Safari is the only fast choice. Setup is so easy! Trust me. If you help just ask! I set one up for my relative the other day.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    Since I've never set up an iphone, ipod or any thing apple, thank you.:) Guess I'll download Safari so I can get used it. Have had it, but didn't like it. Thanks.

    Ok, I assure you, if I need help on it, I'll be in here. :)
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,454   +620

    Safari on iOS is not the same as on OSX or Windows. Don't bother.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    Oh, ok. I did have it on this W7 a while back but for reasons I don't remember, I dumped it.
    I came in here now to get it but won't, thank you.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,874   +889

    iOS has an app store. It doesnt allow you to download desktop apps from the internet.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,625   +82

    Not hard to step-up, but the coming from Windows to iOS it a wonder though. You'll have fun with your new iPad.;)
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    Ok, so to be clear on this. I'm only hoping I get one. I'd rather have a laptop, but I'm not being picky, as long as its mobile, that is what matters. :)
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,625   +82

    Wish for what you want and you should get it! ;) Whoever is buying it for you will surprise you! I rather be surprised then to be told what I would be getting.. :oops:
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    True. When I was little, my grandma would give me cash cause she had no idea what I wanted.:)
    My friend has known me for over 20 years. He knows how I treat technology that is why he gave me the W7 I'm on now. Thanks for your advice. :)
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    I was looking at the link I provided in the first post & am wondering , since it has wi fi, will I be able to use the wi fi here at home or not???
  13. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    You'll be able to use WIFI at home if you have a home wireless network.
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    Awesome Blkfx1, I thank you.(y) :D
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    Well, the wonders of the internet never seem to cease to amuse me. As of last night, he never received the email so no ipad. Oh well, if & when it does, maybe then. Thanks everybody.(y) :)
  17. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,369   +302

    Btw: There are concepts for PCs which just are not applicable to tablets, eg folders, specifically nested folders. Yea there is the App Pages that has collections, but that is only one level deep and specifically related only to Pages.

    My issue is to have nested (ie hierarchical) folders to organize material for presentations (eg pdfs, epubs, pst, documents) by subject, not by the application which can present the file (which is the iPad design) and even Open With is different.

    Consider a class on History:
    1. 1) Eastern
    2. 2) Western
    • Greece
    • Rome
      • Dark Ages
      • Renaissance
      • Reformation
        • With the Church
        • Protestant Movement
    • Ottoman
    • New World
    1. 3) Indian

    Placing a large number of files into a flat structure where the only organization is Name vs Stored Date is just ridiculous.

    Two apps in the iTunes Store solve this:
    GoodReader and FileBrowser.
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    I thank you jobeard but at this point in time I seriously doubt I'll be getting the Ipad unless of course he sends it via mail/fedex or ???
  19. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,454   +620

    Android solves the above file hierarchy problems. :)
  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    Ok but, as I've said, I'm not getting the Ipad for my birthday which was today.
    Maybe for Christmas or ??? but not today. Thank you.:D


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