Thank you all for your replies. This morning everything is working like I would of expected it to. I can transfer NEF files to my iPad3 from both my D300 and my D800E. I can edit all of these photos in iPhoto, Snapseed and PS Express. I do not have a clue what changed or what I am doing different today.
At this point I feel this apple stuff is harder to learn than using my brothers Canon camera. I am still trying to find the TV picture on it. The little dial on top says "tv", but no channels anywhere. I sure am glad I use Nikon.