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    iDisplay review: A cheap second monitor

    Never-mind. I see iDisplay has not been updated since September of last year--before iOS 5 let alone 5.1. I seriously doubt it will have iPad retina support anytime soon. Air Display will work in retina on iPad 3 as soon as Apple approves the next update. I will wait for that. Michael
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    iDisplay review: A cheap second monitor

    Can you report how well it handles video? Also I am guessing it doesn't support the the new iPad (meaning in retina). I have Air Display but it doesn't have a retina version yet--and the current version is acting strange for me. Michael
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    Best Remote Desktop App

    Well so far OS X Lion has killed all my Mac remote control apps that I had been using: Pocket Cloud and Splashtop. Tried iTap VNC and it wouldn't work either. The issue is that Lion is now a true multiuser OS now so you must logon to the Mac remotely using user credentials. Simple going in using...
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    Black or white iPad 2?

    Yes. A man that has apparently never seen a Kindle. :D Michael
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    Do you listen to music on your iPad?

    Every iPhone since 2008 is 3G and can do the same thing in a much smaller package. ;) Michael
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    Do you listen to music on your iPad?

    Rarely use it for music. I listen to music when working out and moving around too much for something as large as an iPad. So I only keep a small collection of songs on it. My iPhone is my main portable music player. Wish the poll had more granularity. If it was always, semi-frequently...
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    How to activate the best secret feature in your iPad

    I honestly don't see this as a good thing. It moves from an intuitive, super easy to understand, interface to one where you need to keep track of what gestures do what, and where. Heck I had forgotten that on my Macbook I can use two fingers for pinch and zoom on a Web page. But even that is...
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    Using location feature on wifi only iPad

    Yes registering with Skyhook is pointless now as Apple stopped using them beginning with the release of the iPad 1. As for location services on wifi only iPad for me it has worked better than I would have imagined, using just wifi. I have said this before but will say it again about how it...
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    Best Remote Desktop App

    Because you don't know how to do something you blame the app? Uh, ok. Sorry, but I use Splashtop away from my home network no problems whatsoever for both Mac and PC. And no I do not use the hand-holding feature added to Windows. I'd rather control access myself. Port forwarding is not...
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    Remote desktop applications

    If it works at home and not while away you probably need to configure your router to forward port 3389 to the local PC. You would then have a different iTap RDP connection that uses your router's public IP address instead of the local IP address. If your router's public IP address is...
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    Best Remote Desktop App

    PocketCloud is both a VNC and RDP client and works with the iPhone and iPad (and touch of course). I don't really use it for RDP much, as I prefer iTap RDP for that. But it PocketCloud is good enough to do both if you only wanted one app. I use the Pro version which is 14.99. There was no...
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    Best Remote Desktop App

    No it is not RDP. Logmein installs its own proprietary server component which on Windows is registered as a service. This means it is loaded when the machine starts up, and before you have logged in, assuming you need to login. Splashtop, OTOH, does not load as a service: it does not start till...
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    Do you leave your iPad on while charging it?

    Actually consistently running down lithium-based batteries, such as in the iPad, will shorten their life, not lengthen. It's best to top if off when possible. But it is also good to use it regularly too. So if you don't use your iPad on battery power too often it is recommended to go through...
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    Best Remote Desktop App

    TeamViewer is not RDP either. It uses a form of VNC. RDP is a service provided under pro or higher versions of Windows by default (but home versions can be hacked to enable it too). RDP does not need or use third-party server software. So anything that requires the installation of software on...
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    Best Remote Desktop App

    If by RDP you meant Remote Desktop Client then Splashtop is not it: it is not in anyway a remote desktop client. It uses its own remote server app, not RDP. It does not run as a service under Windows so is not available after a reboot. Moreover while Splashtop is great for multimedia it is...
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