Just got my iPad!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by matthewprince, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. matthewprince macrumors newbie

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    Hi, just got my new iPad 16gb 3g today and loving it. Any things i should know that are a must for the iPad? (such as must have apps, settings)?

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Congratulations!
    I love my iPad too

    Just poke around in this Forum and you will find plenty of threads with lots of recommendation on apps. You can even use MRoogle to do some searching for them.

    I really like Penultimate and Sketchbook Pro
    And you can try out Angry Birds HD too ;)

    Pages, Numbers and Keynote just got updated

    Oh, and I love having the DropBox app
    GoodReader for PDFs

    And if you have a Netflix account you will love the app
     
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  4. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    Check out:

    Whistle
    Uzu
    Amazon Kindle App
    And Noterize.

    I love these apps.
     
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    +1 Best case ever. I tried many cases from Yoobao, Griffin, Belkin, Incase, etc. I went back to my Apple case that I got on launch day. Still is clean and works great.
     
  8. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Angry Birds HD - best purchase ever... well second actually. Good reader was 1st.
     
  9. matthewprince thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I bought the apple case with it and a screen protector. I do like the case , especially when you fold it over.

    Just downloaded a free sat nav off the appstore and it looks brilliant!!

    The wife to be is hogging the ipad as we speak!!
     
  10. mcagayat macrumors member

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    I actually just got mine too! 16 gb with 3G and wifi! Trying to get a data pooling plan with my 6 gb iPhone plan without paying an extra $20 a month!

    I also need some app suggestions! But here are my recommendations:

    netflix
    air video
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Good call on the case too
    I really like the Apple case best from the ones I have seen

    I have the InCase neoprene sleeve as well, but I never use it any more

    I just slip my iPad into my portfolio and off I go
    Excellent for showing off presentations for work using DropBox and GoodReader
     
  12. Maziar macrumors 6502

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    Congrats and welcome to the club :D
    Defintely get angry birds HD,it's one word awesome.
    Also definitely get filer for downloading and transferring files.it also allows you to play 1080p (mp4 and mkv) movies.
     
  13. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to April 2009. ;-)

    Harbor Master HD
    Star Walk

    I spend most my time in Safari and email.
     
  14. jmann macrumors 604

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    You got the iPad a year before everyone else!? ;)
     
  15. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Opps, seems like a year ;-)

    2010.
     
  16. matthewprince thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    When I got this I bought a screen protector (anti glare Matt finish). It seems good apart from it seems to be making it not as bright as the one i held in the shop(and also text and pics look slightly less sharp, almost a little fuzzy, is this normal?) Is that because it's an antiglare?

    If so do any of you that use it with the apple case use it without a screen protector? If not is there anywhere that i can get a screen protector that stops the smudges/finger prints that this one does well but not be antiglare so it will allow all the light through?

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  17. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Any Touchscreen device will pick up fingerprints. Having a screen protector on when you're using the Apple case is just OTT, I think. I use the Apple case on its own and it's fine.
     
  18. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I'm not really into games but I get hooked on Pinball HD… and the graphics are stunning.
     
  19. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    Angry Birds HD, Bubbles HD (really, really addictive but free) and Doodle Jump even thought it's for iPhone.

    If you read a lot of websites, open a Google Reader account and buy Reeder for iPad. If you tweet a lot, download Twitter for iPad.

    Reeder and Twitter are my #1 most used apps.
     
  20. FilipH macrumors regular

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    Angry birds (iphone version) = even if you double the screensize, it looks nice and the content is amazing for its price.

    FlightCtrl HD = very relaxed game and perfect with the ipad's real estate

    Canabalt = cheap but very addictive game. great music and quick to play.

    flipboard = it bit slow to load, but looks amazing

    Editor's Choice = offline reading of select articles from the NYT
     
  21. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Me too
    Yeah, it gets fingerprints and smudges from time to time, but it wipes clean pretty easily

    I like my Apple devices nekkid for the most part
    My iPhone 4 has nothing on it, not even the bumper
    I use the Apple case on the iPad and find it to be everything I need in a case and protection
     
  22. checor macrumors newbie

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    Congratulations! I'm looking to get an iPad for my birthday in October but might be holding out for one if they release the new one soon!
     
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    don't hold thy breath.
     
  24. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I have so much trouble landing aircrafts, I always come up short and land on the field right before the runway. I did land on the aircraft carrier once though. :) When dogfighting, do you know how to lock onto target with missiles?
     
  25. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    For sure get epic citadel. It's free, and only a demo, but the graphics will blow you away
     

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