Picture Me 2 iPad!!
I am planning on getting my first iPad...
I already have and I am addicted to my iMac 27 inch computer.
I travel a lot and I also have the macBook Pro!
I am a photographer and I love apple products and programs(software).
I had my first PowerMac 405 back in the 90's!!
I have an old iPhone and saving up for an iPad OR maybe the cheap Android thingy?
Just introducing myself. Hi all. I'm Felix, CEO of EllaPad.
I always hated Mac. Honestly. I never understood the whole Mac addiction - I thought the products were solely for the artistic, uber left-wing, Greenpeace supporting hippies who just had to be different from the masses. I couldn't understand how the menus worked and I never got why there were green, yellow and red buttons on every open window. I thought that Microsoft and Windows would dominate the world forever.
Fast forward a few years and numerous system restores of Windows. I had lost tons of images, documents, songs etc. I really didn't have a knack for backing up my files. I had to try something different so after a lot of hesitation and an expectation that I would return the computer if I didn't like it, I bought a Macbook. Needless to say, I've never looked back. Yes, there are minor annoyances like having to close each and every flippin' program, oops, I mean application, but, well done Mr. Jobs.
Next came the iPod Touch 1st Generation. Kinda cool. Apps were increasing in number, it could fit way more songs than I could think of, but finding a wifi hotspot wasn't always easy. I must have gone through three pairs of headphones.
Then came the iPhone 3GS. I had my heart set on Blackberry, I really did. Oh, how the Bold looked so cool and everyone in the business community had it. I felt like an outsider not having BBM. "What's your PIN?" Well, I went for the iPhone instead and what a great decision. The device has exceeded my expectations (aside from the dropped calls and the slower operating system - sarcasm: thank you iOS 4 update). But, being able to put apps in folders is huge!
iPhone 4? I will wait for 5 - hopefully they will implement facetime better and provide more storage capacity. The whole deathgrip scares me as a lefty too. But, I have played around with it and it is undoubtedly more stylish and the resolution is insane.
Well, back to my iPad! I was one of those geeks (no offense, geeks) who waited in line at the Apple store at 7am. All I had to do was play around with the device for 30 seconds and I was completely sold. My manager made me demonstrate it to the rest of my office of six people and needless to say, I ended up convincing two others to purchase that weekend. The device is fast, responsive and beatiful. Not perfect, but for a first generation model - pretty darn good. Apps seem to be a bit slow out of the gate, but more are being introduced daily. Have yet to read an entire book, but movie watching and music loving is insane. A business device - the jury is still out. My favourite thing about the device is the battery life - wow, wow and wow. So, that is my brief synopsis of the iPad.
I love the iPad so much that I have created a blog about it, its apps and anything else relevant. Please do check it out.
Howdy from Texas!
I'm Sharon from Texas & my awesome husband bought me an iPad for my birthday last week! I guess everytime the iPad commercial came on and I said "OMG, that thing is so awesome" finally did the trick. :)
Gadget wise I am all over the place ...
- my phone is an Evo (do I have any hope of ever synching anything up with the iPad? Calendar or contacts?)
- my desktop is Dell PC (I've been a PC user since C:> days)
- my laptop is a MacBook Pro (because a friend sold it to me really cheap when my PC laptop died)
- now I have the iPad & MobileMe
- also have a Kindle (which will probably start gathering dust)
My iPad is the 64GB with Wi-Fi only. I think their limited data plans are the pits. I'm going to pay $5 more a month to Sprint to make my phone a hot spot with unlimited data access.
I'm a portrait photographer and do all of my editing & accounting through the PC. The Mac stays in the family area for internet searches, checking mail, etc. so I'm not very fluent in Mac. I found this site through a Google search when I was just trying to figure out how to get photos onto the iPad ... thank you Matth3w for the great thread!.
I'm obviously interested in Apps related to photography. I like to read & am loving the Kindle app! Am also a most disorganized person & would love to hear about Apps that would help me out in that area.
Looking forward to learning & sharing!
I have Sprint and they told me that it would cost an additonal $29. eventhough I have unlimited data on my Palm Pre. I know the new EVO is $10. more for the extra data plan and then it was suppose to be another $29. for the hotspot. Just wondering how you got the hotspot for only $5. more per month.
Originally Posted by TXSharon
I would have gotten the wifi only model if I had known that AT&T was going to pull the unlimited plan so quickly. The 250 mb plan is a joke, you go through that pretty quickly.
You can synch Google contacts and calendar to your ipad easily.
Just got my ipad for my birthday. I double downloaded my pictures from my PC how do I delete the albumns I don't want?
I do not have an ipad, but my wife and I got iphones a little over a month ago, and we are addicted.
What I did when that happened was to delete the ipod cashe. Then I went in and made sure that there were no doubles in the other folders.
After reading some of the emails above I'm like many of you. I just receive my Ipad for my birthday. I've had a few problems, yet, the Apple store has been very helpful. My latest question was a result of "over" downloading photos. I copied the same albumm three times. How do I delete the two extra albums?