iPad 4

iPad 4So, congratulations! Perhaps you’re the owner of a new iPad this holiday season. If so, you’ve come to the right place. Apple’s tablet is incredibly easy to use, but there are still plenty of ways to set up and optimize your iPad to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Some of these suggestions may be obvious; others might not. Regardless, here’s what I do when I take a new iPad out of its crisp white box. I think you should do the same. At the least, these tips should help you get on your feet. By the way, none of this involves ever connecting to a PC or Mac to sync. In fact, I’m going to encourage you to live as sync-free as possible to save a little sanity and have a little more fun. Restore your old backup, and get to know iCloud. If this is your first iPad, you have nothing to restore.

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About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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