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    skype?

    Whistle is pretty good and listening to a 15 second advertisement isn't bad. Skype works great. You need to purchase credits if you're going to make calls to someone other than a Skype user. I am in Japan for business and calling to my home phone in the US is $0.02 per minute. Cheap enough...
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    What size should I get? 16GB, 32 GB, 64GB

    Go 64 GB. I have loaded mine up with music, movies (or myself, my wife, and my child), and recent trip photos, and have about 27 GB of available memory remaining. I am glad that I went with the 64GB 3G model.
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    Ipad and Imac Tiger

    Sorry Willie, but you're going to needto upgrade to OS X Leopard at a minimum. I have Tiger on my Mac Mini and could not sync/activate even with the latest iTunes.
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    Cydia packages/apps compatible for iPad!

    Sbsetting will make your desktop look odd, but you just need to swipe in the top left corner of your iPad screen to launch the SBSetting window and select "respiring" and that will restore your desktop.
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    Jailbreak File Transfer Question

    Once you jailbreak the iPad, you will need to install OpenSSH from Cydia. then you can use PuTTy or some other SSH program to work wirelessly through your router to gain access to your iPad and it's file structure.
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    how fast is your 3g

    Unfortunately Tmobile has chosen a different radio band for their 3G service, so best the iPhone can do is EDGE. MyWi is a hack that you can load via Cydia to turn your iPhone into a WiFi hot spot. You'll need to jailbreak your iPhone to install and use it.
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    how fast is your 3g

    From Orange County, Californai, here are my speeds using Time Warner cable modem in an Airport Extreme Base Station wireless network: Connection Type: Download: Upload: WiFi 5801 Kbps. 983 Kbps AT&T 3G (5 bars). 733 Kbps. 25 Kbps...
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    Need Help With Mail

    Time Warner will allow incoming email,, but will ot allow you to send email unless you're in your home network. What I recommend is to setup a Gmail account and forward your Time Warner email to that account. That's what I did and it works great.
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    trouble syncing ipad to itunes

    Give this a try. This solved the problem on my Mc Mini. iTunes: How to remove and reinstall the Apple Mobile Device Service on Mac OS X
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    Prepared for Shipment Finally

    No status change for me... ordered March 12 at 5:36 AM PDT (8:36 EDT), or 6 minutes after the pre-order was opened. :(
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    iPad 3G Support Group Thread

    Same here... I had a pending charge that fell off and my debit card available balance increased. I suspect that Apple is just checking to make sure the cards are still "good" for the charge amount as they prepare to ship all the 3G units at one time, but wanted to do it early enough so that the...
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    My 14th day on april 30th

    Why take a hit at all? Most places are sold out of the iPad. I bet you could sell your iPad for what you paid if you are willing to ship overseas. Of course, if you don't want to deal with the hassle, taking the $70 hit for restocking is a "clean and easy" transaction (+ the $129 difference...
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    iPad 3G Support Group Thread

    I appreciate 4Phun's efforts. I have downloaded many of the apps he' identified and I see his diligence as a service to the iPad forum members. Even though the wait is just under a week at this point, I'm finding that I'm more anxious than ever. I have resorted to ordering the camera...
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    Denver Police Make an Arrest in the iPad Pinky Case

    As soon as my iPad arrives on Friday, I'm taking it to get laser etched. I am toying with the idea to join Mobile Me as well, so if someone does steal it, I can track the unit and wipe it virtually.
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    iPad 3G Support Group Thread

    Same here. I have a charge on my debit card for $909 and change, the price of the 64GB 3G iPad I ordered plus California sales tax.
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    iPad 3G Support Group Thread

    Wow, good eye! My shipping status has also changed to "Priority." But being a cynic, I wonder if this means that they will ship the iPad 3G late in April, thus necessitating the priority shipping?
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    iPad 3G Support Group Thread

    Bummer for our international friends. But for those ofvyou thinking of returning you WiFi iPads for the 3G model,you now have an international market that may buy your iPad via eBay or some other online marketplace...
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    What dual-band router are you using?

    I picked-up my Airport Extreme base stations from eBay for $75 (each) including shipping. After my experience with them, they are worth the $150 retail price IMO. I think other routers work fine, but if you can snag a AEBS off eBay for <$80, I think you'd be pretty happy with the performance...
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    What dual-band router are you using?

    I had the Linksys WRT54GX4 and it worked pretty well, but my iPhone never really linked up to it well. I changed to two Airport Extreme Base Stations (using one as a repeater.). I realized quickly that I didn't need two AEBS as one easily out-performed the Linksys. Having two now means that I...
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    iPad 3G Support Group Thread

    Nope... still here, still waiting for my 64GB 3G iPad. I did, however, make a potentially near-fatal error: I took my wife and son to Best Buy to check out the iPad. They came, they saw, they want. So my iPad may not end-up being my iPad after all! :p My son (3 1/2 years old) loved the...
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    How are supplies holding out???

    I was at Best Buy in Costa Mesa (California) at 7:45 PM, and there were plenty available per the sales associate.
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    Store Pick-up + Cases in stock to Boot *PIC*

    I ordered my case on the first day of the pre-order and it'll arrive by April 6 (it's been shipped with a tracking number.) Sadly, my 64GB 3G Ipad won't ship until "late April." Not sure how Apple decided who to ship accessories to, and who should wait...
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