Call me impatient...

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    I'm at work and I just received my Ipad2. I would love to get it set up, but I'm thinking I need to wait until I get home and use my home computer.

    Am I wrong? Will I create issues if I try to use my Ipad in conjunction with more than one desktop computer?
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    you need the current itunes install whatever you decide. you need to activate your ipad with itunes before you can use it.

    from then on in you dont need a computer at all. i use 2 computers both with itunes on to plug my devices back and forth from. and i have both my Touch and ipad plugged in simultaneously to itunes too.

    my itunes library, ie, my apps, music and vids are all on a separate pocket hard drive. makes transportation of my media more flexible.

    the main trouble with starting to use your ipad in work is that your boss will be pissed you aint getting any real work done :p
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    Many thanks for the speedy response. And, yes, I know it's a dangerous thing to get it going while I'm at work.. but omg, who could resist?
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    dont blame you. i've had mine 2 weeks now (Apple delivered it 2 weeks early) and it's my first ipad. i'm more than familiar with Apple's other iOS devices, but not this.


    And wow, it's a life changer.

    for the first time in 25 years i've zipped up my tatty leather filofax and shoved it away in the draw. i now use my ipad for all i need. dates, diarys, calenders, work schedulers, office stuff, accounts, free hand note taking/dictation, drawing tools etc etc. i've made the conscious decision to embrace it as much as i can.

    And socially, i'm logged into head office via video skype all day, it's great for watching movies and live tv, radio apps are cool and even playing my guitar through amplitube is the mutz nutz. (or where i come from, the badger's nadgers)

    And so far i have no complaints other than the fact i'm consciously making the effort to try to concentrate also on other things like work and family. not easy. the wife is sooooo pissed off with the words 'ipad' in almost every conversation we have :p
    Also, it's heavier than i was expecting .
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    I think the ethical thing to do is wait until you get home and set it up on your own computer, on your own time. Not fair to your employer do otherwise. On the other hand, if you're a volunteer and don't get paid, by all means go for it.
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    nah, disagree. take your itunes enabled laptop and ipad into the store cupboard for a few hours. no one will notice your absence :)
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    This is a classic case of an angel on one shoulder, devil on the other!
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    How about you finish your work on the iPad?
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    Nahh,,, its Wozinack (sp sorry) on one shoulder and Jobs on the other.:D

    If it was me, I'd take it in and show the boss. He'll get all excited and want to play with you.
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    My Ipad2 sit unopened for several days before I opened. I had other things to do.
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    Let's just play it safe. :D
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    Then I'm gonna be the devil and say "do it!!" ;)

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    Wow Rudy that real willpower. I didn't make home from the Apple store before I opened up my iPad !
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    it can be set up in well under 15 minutes, the often coffee break time amount, if iTunes is already on the computer.


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    I got it set up and had plenty of my lunch break left to play some Plants vs Zombies :)

    The real fun comes tonight. Thanks again for all of the input!

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