Found this site a few days ago, and I’ve been busy reading posts. Lots of collective genius out there, which is wonderful for us newbies! I’m looking forward to reading and learning much more. After reading, soul searching, and more reading, I’ve decided on an I Pad2 over the 11” Macbook Air. I think. It seems the I Pad will do everything I’d like to do while away from my desktop, but I do have a few questions.
My first question has to do with compatibility…. My phone is a Droid X, I have a Mac desktop at home, and work from a windows platform at school, on a severely outdated pc. Our district provides POP accounts for email. Can I get my work emails to go to the I Pad? My Gmail account is no worry, but I’d sure like to be able to read my work correspondence on the Pad… Likewise, can I read my work files that live on my work PC/server on my I Pad? Do I email them to myself to make this work? Is a .doc file supported by the I Pad? What about my Google Calendar? Can I synch work and personal events to the I Pad?
Essentially I am asking if my I Pad can be used for some work purposes, knowing full well that the I Pad is NOT a replacement for my pc….
Second, are there photo apps for the IPad? I understand I Photo is not available to the I Pad as of now. Or do you photographers just save to the I Pad then download to your home computer for processing?
Third, what does lack of flash REALLY mean? One of the main reasons I am buying an I Pad is for entertainment…ie, posting to my blog, email, surfing the web etc. Does lack of flash capability hinder this experience?
Thanks in advance everyone! I am looking forward to purchasing my new I Pad2 in the next few days, though I am def. not a “wait-in-line” kinda guy!