What is everyone doing that they can't seem to put down their iPads?

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    seem to put down their iPad. Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love mine but I must be missing the boat............I use it to read books, read emails, peruse iPadForums.net, surf the net and get on Facebook. What apps don't I have that will keep me from putting it down? Is it the gamers that have them "attached" at the hip? The iPad is a wonderful piece of equipment but haven't had a problem putting it down if I need to do a chore or go to work (of course it goes with me.) Just curious...............
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    Where to begin...:D

    Well, for starters, I pretty much have instant messaging on all the time, so if it beeps I have to tend to it. I'm on summer vaycay in between degrees, so there's not a lot to do work wise...

    When I wake up, I check e-mails, I Facebook. I read the national post. All on my iPad. Then I go and do busy work, and invariable someone sends me a YouTube video, or asks me a question. And if I have NOTHING else to do, I watch something on Puffin or Netflix to keep me amused. That's how I use it as much as I do...
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    I can't seem to put my new stylus down so I just keep tapping on whatever is available on the screen. It just makes me feel good... ;)
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    I'm after a stylus, what do you recommend?
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    That's it Dianne: it is just so sexy! Is our new toyfriend so we need it always near.:D

    By the way I use it the most for music making and also some noise.

    Cheers!

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    Read books, remote control my tv, email, surf, Facebook, twitter, photos, notes, todo, calendar, access my desktop, games.... Uh everything. I hate when I have to stop and use my actual desktop! And I only do that because I need to access some programs that I don't have on here!
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    Use Splashtop to access your desktop from your Ipad. :D
    If it's a Mac use Team Viewer.

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    At the moment, the Just Mobile Alupen feels good. However, if you haven't used any of the others, the Alupen is likely to feel huge. Overall though, if I had to choose one from the ones I have (Targus, Boxwave, Alupen), I think that that would be it.
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    I am really getting a kick out of these answers. I like the term "toyfriend.". I will must keep checking back here to see what everyone is doing with theirs. The only thing work related I can do on my iPad is check emails. We are blocked from remote access to our work computer for now until they get it figured out. Since we are a brokerage firm there are all sorts of security issues that need to be addressed before they rollout the remote access. Lucky for me I am on the list for the pilot group.

    I have watched a tv show on here and it was great!!! We travel to our weekend getaway which is about two hours from home a couple times a month so I can see my 3G getting some use.

    Again I am loving the responses. Some of them wear me out just reading them!!!

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    Best thing of all...watching Netflix movies sitting next to my husband who is watching sports on TV!!!:)
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    I agree with you there! My husband usually has control of the remote so this is going to come in real handy.

    One more question. If we are traveling, do I have to leave 3G on while watching a movie or do I just download it on Netflix and then turn off 3G?

    Thanks.

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    I believe it has to stay on. Netflix streams the movies instead of downloading the whole thing.
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    I mostly use my iPad 2 for email, and mobile safari. It comes in handy during my kids long 3 hour swim meets as well as when we're at the shore.

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    How do you control your TV with the iPad?

    I am retired, had shoulder in April so I can't do much. First thing I do is use HootSuite to check in with both twitter and Facebook. Then I check email. Use Flipboard to read both twitter and facebook. I also have a number of magazines on it and Google Reader. I also use Safari to check Facebook so I can comment if I need to.

    I have a lot of different games and spend time playing those as well as reading. I have downloaded a number of free ebooks from the web. So far I haven't had to buy any. Just mailed my old ebook reader and it had 134 books on it that I had gotten of the web free.

    I haven't found the perfect to do app yet, but I understand one is on it's way that will fit my specs. Some days I don't even turn on my PC
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    I check email, twitter, and Facebook first thing in the morning and then check them periodically throughout the day. I use Goodreader for downloading .PDF's that I need to mark up. This is a weekly project. I use it in the kitchen for recipe's. I have the How to Cook Everything app and an app called the recipe box where I store my own favorite recipe's. I also listen to music from it when I am in the kitchen cooking. I also use it to keep my 2 year-old entertained at restaurants. There's is a company called Duck Duck Moose that makes wonderful interactive apps for around 18 months and up.

    I highly recommend watching Leo Laporte on the TWIT network for iPad Today. It's a great little podcast and you can either download the podcasts in iTunes or download the TWIT app.
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    I control the tv using the Verizon FIOS app. Works well. I believe there is an optimum online app as well.
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    Mark, why do you not recommend Splashtop for the Mac? Or did I read it wrong?

    Splash top currently on sale in the App Store.
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    Lately I've been playing around with various art/drawing apps. Inkpad is great for vector drawing I really like Sketchbook Pro for normal drawing and painting. I'm very much a beginner in the art area but it's just fun to play around with in my free time. I'm also a gamer and use it for web browsing, shopping eBay, watching video clips, etc. No productivity going on here. :p
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    I agree, Netflix is awesome to have on it. Sometimes its easier to just turn on the Ipad instead of having to boot up my Beast Desktop. *saves on the electric bill*
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    Word for Friends... Keeps me entertained for hours.

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