Any idiot can use an iPad at a basic level. It's designed that way. But even still, there are things that you're just supposed to magically know—things no one ever necessarily tells you. So we're here to help.
The iPad is a solid video-playing machine. But you have a whole slew of choices when it comes to finding and watching videos on the new tablet. Which is right for you? Let's explore your options.
I honestly can't tell you what it's like to see and touch and consume news, magazines and comics on the iPad. You just have to experience it. But I can tell you what to read to blow your mind.
Got any questions about the iPad? You can ask anything about it in this new weekly live section called Ask Anything. Just write your question in the comments and I will answer it. [Thanks people. Ask Anything is over now]
You finally have your iPad in hand. But wait! You can't just plug it in and dump every app, song, and video you've ever downloaded. Here's how to get things set up and curate your iPad's collection.
It's here! Your iPad, that is. There are thousands of apps in the App Store, and we've already chosen the best of the best, in Gizmodo's Essential iPad Apps Directory. We'll be updating it all weekend, so keep checking back.
Based on this preview video, Tap Tap Radiation will be wickedly fun to play on the iPad. It definitely looks different from iPhone variations and uses all that extra screen space fantastically. Oh, and it's of course free.
So maybe the promo for the GQ app is a bit silly with its suggestions that you swipe, tap, and flip like a man, but the magazine actually looks rather nice on an iPad:
You didn't preorder an iPad. But you want one now. Can you still buy one? Where do you go? What's it going to be like? This is what you need to know to buy an iPad tomorrow. Updated.
Mac users wanting an extra monitor can turn their iPhones and iPads into external multitouch displays. All you do is download the iDisplay app, an extension for OS X, and let the data flow over either 3G or Wi-Fi. Tada!
The iPad itself looks OK, but it has a drab, pansy background. So we picked the two movies that we're the most shamelessly excited about and resized their images (to 768x1024) for you: Tron Legacy and Iron Man 2.
Here it is, splayed open for examination by the FCC. At first, it reminds me of looking under the hood of a modern car—its core components are barely recognizable as such. Well, until you really tear it apart...
Someone might judge you for putting together a mock iPad, but it's certainly not going to be us. Be it for practicing the Tablet Sutra or faking out a fanboy friend, here's the template you've been looking for.
After launch, It took the iPhone 3G a few weeks to attract its first batch of silly, completely superfluous apps. So how long will it take the iPad? Oh, about -54 days.