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    This is true. That is like comparing watching TV using my ROKU device instead of cable or satellite TV. Sort of two different animals.

    Sent from my IPAD 1st generation. WIFI only. 64GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchOneSalem View Post
    Then sell the iPad and go back to the Galaxy. No need to have something you do not like or use, Sent from my IPAD 1st generation. WIFI only. 64GB
    Actually, I said "Actually, the choice was somewhat dictated by an App (Skydemon) only available for Ipad", so if I sold it, how would I run Skydemon? But... I have been working hard of input/output over the last few days and have managed to solve a lot of problems I had with the ipad. However the solutions de seem more like work-arounds than real solutions. A real solution would have been for Apple to have fitted a mini usb socket that actually worked to plug it into other devices without itunes etc, and/or communicate by bluetooth. It seems so silly when you have a 2PCs, 2 androids and an ipad all within a few feet of each other, and to communicate with the ipad, having to email an attached file to oneself,sending it thousands of miles to jump 2 feet! And what if one does not have an Internet connection? Anyway, as I said, I am finding solutions, albeit clumsy ones and am appreciating the ipad more and more for browsing and viewing pictures (once you manage to get them onto the ipad!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnda
    It seems so silly when you have a 2PCs, 2 androids and an ipad all within a few feet of each other, and to communicate with the ipad, having to email an attached file to oneself,sending it thousands of miles to jump 2 feet! And what if one does not have an Internet connection? Anyway, as I said, I am finding solutions, albeit clumsy ones and am appreciating the ipad more and more for browsing and viewing pictures (once you manage to get them onto the ipad!)
    Actually I recently found a work around for this very thing, for me at least. I noticed a USB port on my router and after recently buying a 2tb USB hard drive, I plugged it in and configured it, downloaded an app on the iPad called 'file browser' and that was it. I now have access to 2tb of photos, films, music and documents from the 2 iPads in our household. I agree it's not like having an SD card slot or Bluetooth sharing but for us it's just as good as we can access all our media anytime.

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    I need help with my new iPad I have the iPhone and I can easily open movies sites and watch movies on my phone but for some reason I m having troubles opening movie sites on my new iPad because it says I don't have he flash plug in but I googled and tried looking for apps that would support the flash plugins for the sites that would need plugins to play movies online for free..????..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 806299095
    I need help with my new iPad I have the iPhone and I can easily open movies sites and watch movies on my phone but for some reason I m having troubles opening movie sites on my new iPad because it says I don't have he flash plug in but I googled and tried looking for apps that would support the flash plugins for the sites that would need plugins to play movies online for free..????..?
    There is no native Flash player on the iPad or any other Apple iDevice. This thread explains why.Flash and the iPad There are several Apps, both free and paid, which will convert Flash to a form that will play on the iPad.
    scifan57, iPad Forums Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by evohicks View Post
    Actually I recently found a work around for this very thing, for me at least. I noticed a USB port on my router and after recently buying a 2tb USB hard drive, I plugged it in and configured it, downloaded an app on the iPad called 'file browser' and that was it. I now have access to 2tb of photos, films, music and documents from the 2 iPads in our household. I agree it's not like having an SD card slot or Bluetooth sharing but for us it's just as good as we can access all our media anytime.
    Interesting....... Only received my iPad 4 two days ago, it's my first foray into iOS so Google is my Friend.
    Having difficulty in viewing files on the iPad (don't worry, happy about the differences between Windows/Android/iOS but have been seeking a suitable File Manager and Photo/Video viewer.
    As such your comment on File Browser I found quite interesting..... As there is no Free version of this App I obviously wish to get it right.
    I use Dropbox and Share files between my Android devices and Laptop extensively, a task I wish to continue on the iPad.
    So, File Browser is as good as you say?
    .........I don't always get your questions right.... but you'll certainly know I've tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beards
    So, File Browser is as good as you say?
    Well I'm not familiar with any other network file browser but this program certainly does what I wanted, which is to share media from my USB drive which is plugged into my Wifi router. I think it cost 2.99 gbp but as you may or may not know, you can add this program to another ipad if you sign into it with your username and password.( this is only possible up to 5 times, or so I'm told)
    The app itself 'file browser' was recommended on a website, I can't remember which offhand but it works a treat, however I have no other use for it at the minute, apart from sharing media from my usb drive, therefore I am not aware of its other capabilities.
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    Thanks evohicks for an honest appreciation of what you use it for.
    I'm similar in that providing I can log into my Dropbox/Google Drive/Box accounts and also link to my Laptop on Wifi then that will be all I'll be using it for.
    .........I don't always get your questions right.... but you'll certainly know I've tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    Ugh, I am so glad the iPad is NOT a PC/Windows device.

    I find them endlessly frustrating and utterly impossible to get to do anything I want with decent speed. I suppose I would feel the same way if I found situations reversed, as the OP has.

    Can you return them? Sell them on ebay/Craigslist? Give them to a family member? Find a needy family that would love to use it for a Special Needs child? You device might even be tax deductible if you donate it.
    My autistic son was lucky enough to recieve a first generation iPad that way and it really has done him a huge world of good with the apps you can get and study/self monitoring skills offered in the App Store. They really are easy to use, which is why you can find a young child whizzing around on one yet you never see that on a PC.

    Don't make something work that doesn't. Not everybody loves Apple.
    I agree with this. I left the PC world back in 2009 and never looked back. I do have some gadgets that are Android based and I like them, but I find that they can be buggy sometimes.

    I use Pages for most of my word processing needs, OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnda View Post
    Hi all,

    This is my first post and I am sorry it has to be like this! I just hope some of this community can help me to like this thing!

    My wife and I offered ourselves the latest and best, retina display, 64gb, wif fi and mobile for Christmas. We were so impatient to open it on Christmas day, but what did we find?

    A wonderful display and a wonderful display and a wonderful display! Very expensive for a screen.

    On the downside, one single button, no "back button", not even a "menu button".
    One single cable that does not seem to connect it to anything properly
    No apparent means of printing anything
    No usb socket, no sd card reader
    No way of having any control over what happens and what goes where (no equivalent of "windows explorer")
    One tiny sheet of paper as a user's handbook (a joke!)
    Free software is generally pretty pathetic and some software IS free on a browser, but when you try to download it, the ipad refuses to connect to the server.
    If you eventually figure out how to import photos with itunes, you have to import the whole lot and then cannot deleted any of them or even delete the whole folder.
    So you go and buy a silly piece of kit called a photo transfer kit or something. that works when it feels like it, as long as you rename every single file to a name the ipad will accept. And you can't use it to export files or import other files (.doc etc). The USB part just does not work at all (says not compatible or too much current or something)
    There is no problem transferring the superb photos and videos from my excellent Galaxy S3 to my PC etc but no way to get them onto the ipad or get the ipad things onto the pc.

    We are utterly frustrated. I have been wasting all my free time trying to figure out how to do the simplest things such type a letter and print it! I've tried "dropbox" and that is pathetically slow and things go into "dropbox" and i can't seem to be able to put them where I want them. One seems to need a work-around for everything. How can Apple make the simplest of things so complicated or plain impossible! Oh how we regret buying the thing! As if we didin't have better things to do than spend hours trying to figure out how to put a file on our computer (or vice versa) with no cable, no usb key, no cd, no memory card, no normal permanent WiFi connection!

    Sorry for all the rant, but it is good to get it off my chest and perhaps, some kind soul will get us on the right track to be able to use this thing with no hassle and end up liking it!

    Many thanks in advance for your replies.
    Did you go to apple/iTunes site or YouTube to watch the new user videos?


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