1. Please Touch: How the iPad Works

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Congratulations! You’ve got an iPad. It’s an exciting, fun, helpful gadget. You’re going to love it. To get the most you can out of it, you need to learn how to use it. Let’s start with the basics:

• How the iPad works

Understanding the buttons and ports

Controlling by touch

Using the home screen

If you put an iPad next to a computer, you might think they don’t have much in common. One has a big screen, a DVD drive, a keyboard, and mouse; the other is just a flat slab of plastic and metal and glass. But appearances can be deceiving. It may not look like it, but the iPad is just a computer in a different ...

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