Just got my iPad. Have a few questions!

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  1. weaselnoze

    weaselnoze iPF Novice

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    First of all, i love this forum!

    i got the 16GB wifi ipad running 3.2.1 and i'm already jailbroken

    1) I know there are differences between chargers but shouldnt i be able to charge using a standard Apple USB cable attached to the computer? I also tried a standard Apple iPhone charger and it also won't charge. I also tried a generic iphone AC charger and that too won't charge the iPad. . .

    2) Where are all the standard iPhone apps like Calculator, Voice Recorder, etc.? does this thing even have a mic?

    3) Where are all the popular apps for iPhone like Facebook, Slacker Radio etc.?? i realize some apps are only for iPhone and CAN be run on the iPad, but did they really NOT make a Facebook app specifically for the iPad??

    Thanks in advance!


    P.S. after writing this thread, my iPad battery went up 1% while plugged into the computer. It still says 'Not Charging' though. Does this just mean it's not charging to it's full potential?
     
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    Try an app called u and facebook for iPad, in the iPad manual it says some computers may not charge the iPad using USB and the USB doesn't have enough power to charge the iPad while the screen is on. From what I understand calculator will be included in the ios4 update I could be wrong though
     
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    A lot of the apps that are for iPad like Facebook, and other social networking sites have been bundled into a app that has more than one site built in... Check out the app store for all of the latest ones because new ones come out like everyday
     
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    The standard charger (and some computer ports) will only charge the iPad when the screen is off.
    Yes it does have a microphone, on the top by the headphone socket. Standard apps (well some of them) are supposedly coming with iOS4, otherwise look in the appstore

    That would be up to Facebook or a third party developer, Apple don't typically write the social networking apps for these things. I am sure someone will come up with one soon. I am using Flipbook at the moment to read facebook and twitter.
     
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    weaselnoze iPF Novice

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    Thanks for all the great tips guys!
     
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    I'm able to charge my iPad with my iPhone charger, though I can't charge my iPad through my USB port (I'm using the one on my keyboard so I suspect that is why).
    There are many free apps that will perform calculator, etc functions for you.
    While I believe you're able to use the iPhone/iPod Facebook app, I didn't even sync it to my iPad. You can either use touch.facebook.com (I believe that's what it is - it's a step above the mobile Facebook site) or the full facebook.com site. I actually prefer the website version of Facebook - it has so much more functionality than the apps.
     
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    You should read the whole owners manual. The best method of charging is through an outlet. As far as apps like Facebook... that's on the devs at FB, not Apple.
     
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    ivanmarkchang iPad Fan

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    the iPad wants 10W. USB outs can't provide that much wattage.
     
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    MOST usb outlets can't.

    In point of fact, 10 watts is only 2 amps via USB (5volts) so any new Mac or reasonably high performance PC should have a USB socket rated a 2 amps.

    But the best way, to be sure, is with the mains charger.
     
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    you're right. i stand corrected :p

    do you know anything about usb extensions? i'm wondering if having 10ft of usb extension will cause a significant decrease in power transfer.
     
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    I'm not an expert but I understand that the maximum length is 5m. Any more than that would result in a drop in voltage. I've just ordered a 2m extension rather than any longer, to avoid such problems. 10ft should be ok.
     
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    Using an 8 foot extension here with no problems.
     
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    FB

    I've been using the free Friendly-Facebook Browser (App Store). It works pretty well.
     
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    check the appstore and you will find most of it for free.
     

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