I Just Got an iPad ... What's Next?

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The iPad is quite an impressive device. It's the best around-the-house web browsing tool, a terrific gaming platform, an eBook reader, perfect for watching movies almost anywhere, a great productivity tool, and much more. Even if you've had an iPod or iPhone n the past, setting up and using the iPad is a bit different. There's a lot to learn, of course, but these tutorials, how-tos, and tips will help you get off and running in the early days of owning an iPad.

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Setting Up iPad

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You've got to start with the basics, right? That means getting the required software and accounts and understanding the iPad's hardware. With that done, it's time to set up your iPad and get started using it.

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Using iPad

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The iPad as eBook Reader

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Among its many features, the iPad is designed to be a great e-book reader, a device that can replace an Amazon Kindle or Barnes and Noble NOOK on your nightstand. These articles compare the three and help you use the iPad to replace shelves of books.

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Getting and Using iPad Apps

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The iPad itself is great, but what makes it truly special is the hundreds of thousands of apps available at the App Store. With them, your iPad can do practically anything.

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Games on the iPad

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Games are addictive on the iPad. From puzzlers to shooters to sports to platformers and beyond, the iPad's huge screen and intuitive controls make playing games on it super fun. When it comes to gaming, here are a few things you should know:

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Advanced iPad Use

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Once you've got the basics down, check out these articles. Whether you want to use your iPad at work, on a plane, or just for fancier things around the house, with these advanced tips on using your iPad, you'll be a pro in no time flat.

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iPad Help & Support