Idea for another use for the Ipad

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    I think the Ipad would be a great tool for the NFL. If apple could work with the NFL to develop and app or some type of plug-in for reviewing photos from the sideline. Players look at photos of the current game that are printed out and put in a binder, the Ipad would be great for a QB or offensive coordinator to just flip through the photos. Also, offensive coordinators could have all their plays on the Ipad with multiple pages instead of having to highlight all the plays with a marker on a laminated sheet of paper. It would also be great marketing for the Ipad.

    Dan
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    Apple does NOT team up with people to makes apps, that is why they release an SDK (software Development Kit) to developers. If the NFL wants to do something that is completely up to them, NOT apple.
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    ok, take it easy man. I was just posing an idea without being privi to how Apple and apps operate. Seeing how the iPad is a "tweener" device (large iPhone) it really does not have a purpose to the average consumer unless they want to purchase one in order to be perceived as being hip.
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    Yeah chill out..its ok to express your opinion but try another tone.
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    The iPad will be my sketch pad. I've been dreaming of such a device for years now. The Touch interface will be a fantastic tool!:D
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    I COMPLETELY disagree just because ir physically looks like a large iphone does not mean it is one. Take for example the iWork apps that were demoed during the keynote for the iPad, running those on an iPhone would be a horrible experience.

    The people I know are NOT planing on purchasing the iPad because it is "hip" they want it because it is more powerful then an iPhone but more personal then a computer.

    You cant even really call it a game changer. It NOT an iPhone/iPod Touch and its also not a full computer. Its more of a new game.
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    The iPad isn't a "tweener" device at all, for many people it will be genuinely useful. You might think it's just the next fashion accessory, but there are those of us who will actually get a lot of functionality out of it.
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    You're both right. If you think about it, the longest activity we do with a computer is using the web.

    But we have to realise that although we can do some serious work on the iPad, it wasn't meant to be a workstation.It's a Swiss Army knife, not a tablesaw.

    One major restriction that worries me so far is the lack of printing support. That is a major hindrance on certain types of work productivity.
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    I pray that you're right because everything I've seen so far shows against it.
    Someone else told me that printing would be application dependant. Some aps will print, others not.
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    Print or not to print

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    Print or just share ??

    I just found this screen shot, they said we will share the document between our mac and the Ipad , this is the noise of a solution for print :))


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    Good find.
    It's still is complicated, you have to fire up the computer each time but at least you can print stuff. Will it work with PCs though?
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    I am pretty sure it will work like a charm with PC too , Our dear Steve Job is well know for don't stop in the middle, just work with Mac will open a giant gap for criticize his latest creation ...
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    I was not a fan of the Mac Mini until I saw it in action on YouTube. People are using the Mac Mini instead of the Apple TV. The Mac Mini is much more versatile for handling digital media than the Apple TV.

    Anyway another use I might employ for the iPad would be controlling the Mac Mini which could be hooked up my television. The virtual keyboard on the iPad via bluetooth.

    Imagine having all your digital media etc on your tv controlling it with your iPad.
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    Unlikely over Bluetooth. It would be interesting if the iPad could send keyboard siginals to the Mac or PC like a keyboard/trackpad but unless some 3rd party wants to write an App and driver for that I can't see Apple doing it. At best your going to need a VNC to screen control the Mini. Upside is you can also do limited remote video display.
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    Do you mean like the iPad be the remote screen of your Mac Mini?
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    Will there be software and a stylus device for sketching and note taking?
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    There are already several iPhone apps that let you control your computer, and VNC only needed if you need to see what is on the computer on the iPhone/iPad. I currently use both a VNC type app for when I am away form the Mac Mini I have connected to my TV, but when home I use a different app that lets me use the touch screen as a track pad or I can use a keyboard interface in the iPhone. And those apps will work on the iPad from day one.
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    Good to know. And Apples choice to build off the iPhone App catalog once again proves wise. Think, if they hand gone with a full OS it would be unlikely those Apps would work on day 1. (personally still like having the option of seeing the screen from another room myself, or to zoom on a single element if my bad eyes can't make it out from across the room)

    There are stylus pens that work on the iPhone/iPod. I need to get one myself. Pogo comes to mind as one: Pogo Stylus

    I think there are developers already working on handwriting recogintion note taking apps. Apple showed off one 3rd parties painting program that's going to get the bump up to the iPad.

    A lot of stuff is going to be there for the iPad day 1 just because of carry over from the iPhone, I think far more then people are really aware of.

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