1. nygiants10's Avatar
    Was in Target browsing blu rays and noticed they where putting Ipads in the case and wallah, a few months before i thought i would be able to get one i got a black 32gb ipad 2 for 599. Any tips that could help me out?
    04-07-2011 04:15 PM
  2. E Pow's Avatar
    The only tip I have for you is........................LOVE YOUR iPAD 2 JUST AS MUCH AS WE ALL DO. IT IS AN AMAZING AND GREAT DEVICE. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    04-07-2011 04:58 PM
  3. xxraffyxx's Avatar
    First ipad? I have the exact same one 32gb black. My biggest advice is to spend more money lol and buy some good applications. For the longest time I stayed with free applications, now that I loosened up my wallet I'm enjoying the ipad much more.
    04-08-2011 12:58 AM
  4. dpscott's Avatar
    Keep it clean! One of my biggest bug bares is seeing someone mistreat their iDevice. They cost a fair amount and for someone to let it get scratched and dirty really annoys me. Keeping it clean gives you a much richer experience. After cleaning a friends up they actually use it more!!

    That and as xxraffyxx said, don't be afraid to spend money on apps.
    04-08-2011 09:40 AM
  5. iamThereforeiPad's Avatar
    Download the free iBooks app and get the "iPad User Guide for iOS 4.3" from Apple. This is a good read. Also MacWorld's iPad Starter Guide is in iBooks for free too.

    20 Essential iPad Apps

    Most people have about 20 iPad apps that are essential for them. I will give you 20 apps (or so) that you will hopefully find interesting enough to include some of them amongst your essential apps.

    ABC Player (free)
    Amazon Kindle (free)
    Big Calculator (free)
    Flipboard (free)
    Instapaper ($4.99)
    Dropbox (free up to 2GB)
    ArtRage ($6.99)
    Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List (free)
    Netflix (App: Free, Service: $7.99 a month)
    Star Walk ($4.99)
    TouchReTouch HD ($0.99)
    Flickpad Pro ($2.99; limited time at $0.99)
    PhotoPad by ZAGG (free)
    Web Albums ($2.99)
    Teamviewer HD (free for personal use)
    Soundnote ($4.99)
    Fruit Ninja HD ($2.99)
    Plants vs. Zombies HD ($6.99)
    Pandora Radio(free)
    Color Splash for iPad ($1.99)
    Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad ($14.99) or Documents to Go Premium ($16.99)
    GoodReader ($4.99)
    04-09-2011 03:10 AM
  6. condor3's Avatar
    Excellent list! TouchRetouch is a valuable new addition to my iPad 2 camera kit.
    04-09-2011 12:11 PM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'll let you know on Wednesday when I get mine
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    04-09-2011 06:49 PM
  8. Mella's Avatar
    aha, many tips you could explore!
    Best iPad 2 apps:
    Best iPad 2 apps - Pocket-lint
    Tips on watch video and movies:
    How to Get and Watch Free Movies on iPad - wikiHow
    Free iPad games(many are compatible with iPad 2):
    Free iPad Games
    04-10-2011 11:02 PM
  9. BrokenEngrish's Avatar
    The best tip I have gotten was to download AppStart.

    It does a great job of giving you the best apps for what you would be trying to do out of your ipad.
    04-11-2011 05:38 PM
  10. takeshi's Avatar
    They cost a fair amount and for someone to let it get scratched and dirty really annoys me.
    Why would a person's preference on device handling annoy you? If it's scratched and dirty then it's definitely being used.
    04-12-2011 12:37 AM
  11. 736dave's Avatar
    Good list.

    Since you listed Epicurious, I thought I'd add Chef as a good alternative:

    Meal Planning Apps

    Chef
    + can enter private recipes
    + shopping list autosorts nicely
    + simple but effective interface on iPhone and Web
    + lots of recipes online?

    What's for dinner
    - no web interface? - import recipes using clipboard
    + ordered shopping list
    + includes other site-sources like AllRecipes

    AllRecipes
    + nice interface
    - private recipe ingredients appear unsorted at bottom of grocery list
    + large user community
    + multiple grocery lists?

    BigOven
    + shopping list autosorts nicely
    - iPhone App is a bad (web) mobile-app
    +iPad app looks nice
    + large user community
    + Try Soon list
    + LeftOver helper

    RecipeHolder
    - no grocery list

    ShopNcook
    - no grocery list?

    Jamie Oliver
    + nice interface
    + Jamie
    - only 60 recipes
    - no personal recipes

    EPI
    + nice interface
    + includes recipes from cookbooks including some jamie oliver
    - no personal recipes

    Shopper
    - no meal planning or recipes

    MealBoard
    - no webapp

    MacGourmet
    - no WebApp (shrinkwrap app)
    04-12-2011 04:25 PM
  12. nygiants10's Avatar
    Ive been ripping and converting my dvds to ipad, im using handbrake. But the volume is way way lower than movies i buy on itunes. Is there anyway to get the volume louder?
    04-12-2011 06:36 PM
  13. dcscott's Avatar
    Ive been ripping and converting my dvds to ipad, im using handbrake. But the volume is way way lower than movies i buy on itunes. Is there anyway to get the volume louder?
    I'm having the same issue. Also when streaming Netflix videos the volume is way too low.
    12-05-2011 02:15 PM
  14. dcscott's Avatar
    I still have an issue with low volume when streaming Netflix but found a solution to the Handbrake low volume problem. If you download the latest Handbrake Nightly you'll find there is now a provision for bumping the audio gain up. It makes a huge difference.
    12-08-2011 04:49 PM
  15. Smurfy71's Avatar
    Good stuff here. Just got an iPad 2 and will definitely be checking these out......
    12-09-2011 03:44 PM
  16. mistabritt's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips. Just bought my iPad 2 today also. First iPad ive ever owned. Early Christmas gift to myself. I'm so loving it and dont know why I waited so long.
    12-10-2011 03:25 AM
  17. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Just bought a iPad2 WiFi version for my wife as a Christmas gift.
    She has no idea to expect it.
    I'm have a ball setting this up for her
    New to Apple.
    Good Luck
    12-11-2011 10:58 PM
  18. Randy b's Avatar
    Love my iPad
    01-02-2012 04:41 PM
  19. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    I used to make fun of iPad users. Like when they pulled it out in a restaurant. Now I am sort of embarrassed when I use it in public, but I use it for almost everything!!!! So I'm getting over it. I even bought a purse that my ipad could fit in.
    01-06-2012 08:02 AM
  20. jackitoday's Avatar
    I bought an iphone 4s on Sprint's opening day, and bought an iPad2 last week. Sold my EVO and my Galaxy Tab (7" one) and can't believe how I used to think all you Apple folks were crazy for letting 'them' tell you what you could and couldn't do with your phones.

    The app store is just great, and I love all that I can do with my iPad.

    BTW, great app I just downloaded --- CloudOn -- now I can see and edit my dropbox documents (Word, Excel) on my iPad -- makes the iPad just about perfect!
    01-08-2012 12:08 AM
  21. Cleveland's Avatar
    Welcome to the dark side lol
    01-08-2012 12:45 AM
  22. Staz's Avatar
    Keep it clean, don't drain the battery, get ZAGG full body protection and a bluetooth keyboard is very useful if you do a lot of document editing and emailing.
    01-08-2012 10:48 PM
  23. Mella's Avatar
    Hey guys, be loving your iPad cool! And you'll find more surprises with it.
    BTW, check this list of "Top 20 Free apps for iPad" and get the one you like
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    01-09-2012 01:29 AM
  24. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Hey guys, be loving your iPad cool! And you'll find more surprises with it.
    BTW, check this list of "Top 20 Free apps for iPad" and get the one you like
    Tks for the info Mella

    Good Luck
    01-09-2012 10:03 PM
  25. cclement's Avatar
    Thanks for all the great suggestions! Lots of great apps listed here.
    01-10-2012 12:13 AM
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