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Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition by Erica Sadun, Michael Grothaus

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Chapter  5

Connecting to the Internet

Although your iPad can theoretically be used unconnected with no real links to the outside world, it's designed to be an Internet-ready tool. It offers built-in Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity, and most of the default apps are useless without having an Internet connection of some sort.

Without the Internet, you'd have no need for Mail to send and receive messages, and there would be no reason for the Safari web browser. You wouldn't be able to pull up maps, YouTube would just be a bland icon taking up space on your Home screen, and you couldn't buy apps from the App Store, books from the iBookstore, or music, movies, and videos from iTunes. Facebook and Twitter? Forget about them without that Internet ...

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