If you know me even a little, you know it is a divine miracle of sorts that I have a blog and occasionally even go on Twitter and um...yeah, that's enough to stretch me to my limits. But seriously, when I first started blogging with Jenny Jerkface almost three years ago, I used to email the pictures I wanted to use in my posts to her because I didn't know how to add them myself. For those of you who have not broken down and started your own blog: this is really super-easy to do and JJ was just trying to make sure the general tech-overload I was experiencing at the time didn't make me go fetal. It was touch-and-go for a while there.
Anyway, fast-forward a few years and I am now miraculously the proud owner of a shiny new piece of remarkable technology: an iPad 2! [Please don't ruin this for me with your iPad 3 rumors, ok? I'm not tech-savvy but I don't live in a news-free bubble.]
Me too me too me too!!!
I have lots of storage space and 3G aaaaand I have no fucking idea what to do with it. I need you all to help me keep this thing from becoming the world's most over-priced paperweight. I want to make it do all of the cool stuff that I know - I KNOW! - it is capable of, but I am afraid of cacking it up with a bunch of useless apps or doing something wrong. So far, the only thing I have added to it is Netflix (I know, I know - I'm amazing!). It should be noted that the only instructions that actually come with the iPad are on a 2" x 3" card with almost no text -
Not that I would actually read it if there was some sort of phone-book sized manual included, but it would have comforted me. So I need your recommendations and suggestions, please! I've asked everyone from my niece to my bloggy partners (well, the one who didn't just produce another human being, anyway - she's got her hands full at the moment) and it appears that everyone is too busy dealing with work and whatever it is that seven-year-olds do to get back to me.
Before you spring to to my rescue in the comments, please keep in mind that aside from an iPod Nano gifted to me on my 40th birthday by my lovely friends and Mr. Snarky, this is my first i-anything. I know they are supposed to be all intuitive and easy to use and stuff, but you are going to have to approach this as if you were explaining how an iPad works to an Amish kid during Rumspringa - I have no clue about anything, and I'll probably be drunk. Leave advice on your favorite must-have apps (or great tutorials!), the accessories that one simply cannot live without, and everything else I need to know to trick this baby out (and keep myself from killing it). I have been known to use my laptop to prop up the Sunday paper on the weekends. I need you.
Please don't let me and Steve Jobs down.
If this desperate cry for help doesn't pan out, I can always give it to the cat...