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MacNoobGuy

macrumors 6502
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Apr 18, 2012
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Hi all, I was just given an iPad Mini as a birthday present.

I wasn't expected it at all and I've never owned one before so I don't know what to do first. Can anyone help me? Where can I go for ideas?

Thanks!
 

Donoban

macrumors 65816
Sep 7, 2013
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Hi all, I was just given an iPad Mini as a birthday present.

I wasn't expected it at all and I've never owned one before so I don't know what to do first. Can anyone help me? Where can I go for ideas?

Thanks!

LOOOLz. Straight to macrumors and posts on the forum. Well you can tick that one off your list.
 

FatPuppy

macrumors 68000
Jul 14, 2012
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Hi all, I was just given an iPad Mini as a birthday present.



I wasn't expected it at all and I've never owned one before so I don't know what to do first. Can anyone help me? Where can I go for ideas?



Thanks!


Well... you can... you know... use the ipad. But that's just an idea. Or you can use it as a mouse pad.
 

ron7624

macrumors 68020
Oct 14, 2011
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Houston, Texas area
Hi all, I was just given an iPad Mini as a birthday present.

I wasn't expected it at all and I've never owned one before so I don't know what to do first. Can anyone help me? Where can I go for ideas?

Thanks!

Happy birthday!
Assuming you have a Mac, I'd set up all email addresses on the mini. In addition, be sure to use the same Apple ID as your Mac and enjoy the synced Apple garden.
You will enjoy having it if your are a mobil kind of person. I do!
 

Samuelsan2001

macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
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Well if it was me

Hi all, I was just given an iPad Mini as a birthday present.

I wasn't expected it at all and I've never owned one before so I don't know what to do first. Can anyone help me? Where can I go for ideas?

Thanks!

I'd Set up my emails and messages, download a few books, maybe a couple of games, take a look at any podcasts I might fancy.

Then I'd just type best current iOS apps into google and see if there is anything I fancy.

Download a file explorer app from the app store and transfer any photos I might want on there from my PC.

You'll get used to it and find it's your go to for web surfing a lot of the time.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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Do you have an iphone? If so, on your phone go to settings--messages--text message forwarding and turn it on. Under facetime turn on iphone cellular calls. This will allow you to receive all phone calls and messages directly on your ipad.
 

MacNoobGuy

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 18, 2012
497
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I'd like to read e-books on it, but I'm not into facetime or making movies. I'd love to do something geeky with it... what can I do?
 

afsnyder

macrumors 65816
Jan 7, 2014
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I'd like to read e-books on it, but I'm not into facetime or making movies. I'd love to do something geeky with it... what can I do?

Play games. Well first download all of Apple's app for productivity. iBooks should be preinstalled. Kindle works too. There are benchmarks apps if you want to do something geeky.
 

RickTaylor

macrumors 6502a
Nov 9, 2013
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If you use Amazon.com, I'd download the Amazon book reading app, as well as Amazon's instant video app. I'd download simple note or a similar sort of app for taking notes that are synched to the cloud and always available. I'd download pdfexpert or something similar if you expect to be reading pdf documents. I use dropbox for getting files onto my device. If your mini is LTE, I'd download google maps (some people prefer it to Apple's, some not).
 
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