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The iPad Pocket Guide by Jeff Carlson

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2. Getting and Using Apps

The iPad is sleek and shiny, a fantastic example of industrial design that packs a host of cutting-edge technologies into a thin, responsive tablet. Aside from holding it in your hand, however, your time spent using the iPad will be focused almost entirely on its software.

The core apps that ship with the iPad are useful, but those are just the beginning. More than 150,000 (at this writing) programs are available from the App Store—so many that Apple’s marketing tagline, “There’s an app for that,” has become part of current popular culture.

With a few taps (and often just a few dollars), you can locate, purchase, and download apps that do nearly anything you can think of. In this chapter, I tell you how to find and ...

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