2 things missing from iPad that really annoy me

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by superdudeo, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Matth3w

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    One thing that's much better about Android phones - widgets. I have a widget on my home screen on my Droid that allows me to control the following with only one button press: brightness, GPS, sync, WiFi, and Bluetooth. And you can create shortcuts to do more.
     
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    I was just about to say that it would also be nice to have quick brightness adjust on the iPhone as well - no widgets there, although with the OS 4.0 I am running on my phone I can leave settings running in the background and get to it without leaving the program I am currently running.
     
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    Widgets are definitely something Apple is missing out on.
     
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    Actually I think Apple, as usual, invented them. There is something in OS-X called dashboard (and it's been around since before widgets), which is just like widgets, little apps that run in the background, only thing on an Apple you have to hit a key to make them all appear, which is fine with me since my desktop is always covered with stuff anyhow. I have ones for weather, calendars, wikipedia, calculator, converter, etc.

    Now they just need to give us those on portable devices.
     
  5. superdudeo

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    While it is true that not many devices do have hardware brightness control, c'mon this is apple..they normally think of this stuff. As a major contender in the ebook sector now, the iPad will likely take over the kindle for ebooks and having a manual adjuster on the side for late night reading is really a no brainer. I'm sure 2nd gen will have it.
     
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    I hope you're right. The switch for screen orientation lock is handy when I'm reading, seems like the brightness switch would go hand in hand with it......

    My biggest gripe though is still my old whine about no arrow keys or forward delete on the keyboard.............
     
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    My MacBook uses F1 to dim and F2 to increase brightness.
     
  8. sch

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    The one really glaring omission, for me, is the ludicrous manner in which you need to switch from one email account to another (within the same app)! Astonishing that we're at version 3.2 and this still hasn't been addressed.

    Cheers,

    Simon
     
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    Fixed in 4.0, I have it on my iPhone and it's an awesome fix!
     
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    Good to hear! Thanks.

    Ciao,

    Simon
     

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