Question by Maggie: What should I do first with my iPad?
Okay… so I just got my first iPad, its a 2. So what should I do first with it?? I didn’t open it yet.
I’m looking for fun and serious answers.
Answer by Gowtham
So, you are getting your very first iPad on this week, and as the day comes closer you are getting a tad bit agitated. What do You do Maggie?
Register for the itunes? Should I have done it already?
Start downloading the apps?
Buy some starters apps or must have apparels?
Do some kind of dance?
Hey, you’re not alone — we’ve been doing the same things lately, and we’ve assembled a list of the first 10 things to do once your iPad is in hand.
1. Make it yours
Once you’ve finished admiring Apple’s slinky new tablet, why not take a couple steps to customize it to your needs and liking? Unlike non-jailbroken iPhones, you’ll be able to change the background image of your iPad; but as with Apple’s earlier handheld, you can freely arrange your apps and bookmarks as desired. The iPad also has several accessibility options, such as voice over and mono sound output options, as well as a “white on black” high contrast setting for those with impaired vision.
2. Sync it to iTunes
The iPad offers a new and flexible way to view your existing media, so don’t wait to sync the device to iTunes to transfer over your videos, music, photos, and more. Perhaps you won’t need all your media in the comfort of your living room, but you’ll definitely want it the next time you’re traveling or stuck in a waiting room. If you’re not planning to link your iPad up to another computer, you can always use iTunes on iPad to gain access to millions of songs, as well as loads of movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more.
3. Surf freely
Without the physical heft of a laptop or the limiting screen size of the iPhone, the iPad might be the best way possible to casually surf the web. You can read it in any position on the couch, use it in bed, or even lay it flat on the coffee table. And with the lock screen rotation switch on the upper right side, you don’t have to worry about the screen constantly shifting when holding the device in odd positions. Consider hitting eBay first to try and sell off your old Kindle — or whatever other tech is replaced by the iPad.
4. Upgrade your favorite apps
Between all the official announcements and leaked App Store images, it’s clear that many of our favorite iPhone apps are being reimagined for the iPad, and it sounds like some of them will be free upgrades if you already own the previous release. For heavy iPhone and iPod Touch users, this could result in a bevy of available downloads on day one without much of an additional investment. And of course, even if an enhanced iPad version isn’t available just yet, you can always grab the iPhone app and super-size the display with the 2x button.
5. Explore the App Store
Once you’ve grabbed all your favorite apps, stick around the App Store for a while and see what’s new — we’re betting that some of the top iPhone developers have found fresh and thrilling ways to take advantage of the iPad hardware. Like the iPhone, the iPad experience looks to be an incredibly malleable (via great software), so whether you’re in the market for games, utilities, social networking apps, or other quirky and unique treats, chances are the iPad App Store will have many options to meet your needs.
6. Download a movie or show
Never bothered to purchase a digital film or TV show from the iTunes Store on your Mac or iPhone? Now’s the time to take the plunge — the iPad’s gorgeous 9.7-inch display is the perfect platform for 720p high definition videos, and the iTunes Store is packed with content. Whether you want to buy (or rent) a recent Hollywood smash such as The Hangover (or, uh, The Twilight Saga: New Moon) or catch up on a hit show like LOST or The Office, the iTunes Store has you covered.
7. Read a book
Not a printed one, mind you — we’re talking about the iPad’s new iBooks app, which lets you purchase and read eBooks with an impressive array of options. You can turn pages with a tap or flick of the screen, adjust the font style or size to best fit your needs, and even look up words using the app’s built-in dictionary. The iBookstore promises to host bestsellers, literary classics, and a selection of free options, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding something that strikes your fancy.
And, All the best, Enjoy Every Day with iPad.!!
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