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    My Daughter was just mugged!

    My sympathies. I am glad to her that your daughter is doing OK, given all the horrible things that happened.
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    What's the last movie you saw?

    Doing my holiday movie marathon. Saw Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol. Lots of fun. The audience applauded one stunt in particular. But the best films for me were The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Tremendously enjoyed Rooney Mara's brave performance. She is the heart of the movie. And the other...
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    What are you reading now?

    Are you reading the bio as a physical book, or an iBook or Kindle book (or even audio book)?
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    Can't Stop My Ipad from Serenading Me

    The Play button should also toggle to Stop.
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    iPad 3 already?

    I agree with you. But I also agree with the poster who suggests that you upgrade, or seriously think about upgrading, when a new OS is released, since this may affect the usability of the device you have in hand.
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    Podcasts, where are they?

    Audio podcasts are under the More option in the Music app. Video podcasts are all under the Video app.
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    Can't move Newsstand into a Group.

    A web app is just another front end. I am not sure that it is either more or less appealing than any other method of delivering a magazine to a consumer. It's good to have multiple delivery methods and options. The "Project" magazine app, which I don't think exists as either a physical...
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    Can't move Newsstand into a Group.

    It's very informative to learn about other people's travel choices. I load up all my books on the Kindle app, and archive magazines on various iPad apps. I don't want to have any physical copies of anything when I travel, not even for the brief segments of takeoff and landing. Sometimes I would...
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    Can't move Newsstand into a Group.

    This really is not about Newsstand. The app versions of the Economist and the New Yorker were available before Newsstand came along. And I don't see that print is better when I can have multiple editions of The Economist loaded on my iPad to have with me on the plane, which I regularly do. I...
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    What would it take to get you to buy an iPad 3?

    Don't really care about a better camera, since I really can't see using the iPad regularly to take photos. Better screen resolution would be nice, but is not essential, especially if it increased the price. Siri functionality would be interesting. Other than that, I would want to see what...
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    Need help With Sync. a PDF Ibook/iTunes

    If you email messages with PDF attachments, couldn't you keep the emails in a folder in case you needed to open them in iBooks again? Alternatively, you could keep copies in Dropbox or other services. Just depends on how much you want the PDF.
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    Dropped ipad2

    Get it repaired or replaced. You really don't know the degree of any damage.
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    Can't move Newsstand into a Group.

    Different strokes for different folks. I subscribe to the New Yorker, but I am not always in a place where I have Web access, and so it is useful to be able to access an archived edition of the magazine. The app includes audio and video extras that may appeal to some people. If I am interested...
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    Why buy the 3g ipad if you have personal hotspot??

    You are assuming that people who have iPhone 4's fully understand the personal hotspot option and how to use it with their iPads.
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    Icloud question

    This seems to be more than a rumor. What I've seen at various Apple support related sites state that MobileMe support ends on June 30, 2012.
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    Is the ipad 2 the ultimate travel campanion? Over s laptop?

    Totally depends what your needs are.
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    Result of my complaint to Apple re: forcing iOS5 on me. I encourage others to follow.

    Interesting post. While I can see your point, I don't see much point in encouraging others to follow you. Even if you keep the iOS frozen in time, developers will update apps that will only operate well under the most current operating system. What you might want for a PC is inherently...
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    iOS 5 Is Finally Here!

    Yes. I updated my iPad 1 to iOS 5. Had a few hiccups along the way, but overall it was a success.
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    OS5 upgrade-apps stopped working

    This also happened to me after the upgrade. I shut the iPad down by pressing the Home and Off button, and then moving the slider to turn my iPad off. When I turned it on again, all apps worked. Note that some apps, like the New Yorker magazine app, no longer showed downloaded issues, but it was...
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    16 or 32 gb?

    Actually, it sounds like 16GB would work for you. Documents do not take up a lot of space, and if you don't store movies or music, you would have a good deal of free space most of the time. However, "lots of apps" suggests that you might want to consider at least 32GB. Apps take up space. I...
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    iOS 5 Is Finally Here!

    Updating took more than 4 hours. Part of the process (using iTunes for Windows) said that a backup was being created, but none appears to be there, and the last backup was one I did in August. While Safari and other Apple apps worked fine, most other apps did not work until I did a shutdown...
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    How many of you bring your ipad to work to use on lunch and breaks?

    I often use my iPad for work. But I will also check email, listen to podcasts or watch videos at lunch or on break.
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    How many had no problem getting/using IOS5?

    I wish I could say I had zero problems, but fortunately I had only a few. The biggest thing is that everything took a long time, more than 4 hours, using iTunes Windows and XP Professional, updating a first gen iPad.
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    iPad to Have a Very Happy Holiday Period

    Reporters don't pay attention to their own reporting. Part of Apple's "unified approach" is to announce products that are actually available for purchase. Win 8 tablets may be available sometime in 2012. Promises are not products. And for now, I am more interested to see what Amazon may...
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    What would it take to get you to buy an iPad 3?

    The strange thing is that 32GB is barely enough for me. Maybe I am doing something wrong. I subscribe to a number of magazines with iPad versions, for example. And where in the past, I would save the physical copies, I find that I throw away the physical copies and keep the iPad version. And...
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    How many of you read an actual paper book?

    I still prefer to buy physical copies of nonfiction books. I find that too often reviews of ebook versions of nonfiction books do not indicate whether all features (photos, footnotes, endnotes) are available. On the other hand, I find it tremendously exciting that ebooks are finally moving...
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    Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

    Please note that I have repeatedly cautioned that everything said here is speculation. Amazon has not released their new tablet yet. No one has purchased one. And very few people have even claimed to have seen one. That said, I am not simply making an argument about momentum. The examples of...
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    Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

    RIM and HP were selling tablet devices. Amazon may (we are still speculating here) be selling a portable purchase platform. Big difference. Even if Amazon sells their tablet at $250, they would not be deciding to lose money to get market share. People buy stuff from Amazon. Lots of stuff. A...
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    Where are you ipadding from?

    Very cool. I once stayed at the Rambagh Palace Hotel in Jaipur. Sending this message from my patio in Southern California.
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    Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

    Here is where Apple should be a little concerned, if not trembling. Amazon is seeking to expand the market, going after people who are not necessarily looking for a computer or laptop equivalent or substitute. They may also be going after people who don't have a smartphone. But Apple made it...
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    Do you use our ( IPF ) App?

    Hmm. Scooter. Has there been a thread for "Did you name your iPad?" Anyhoo, it is very interesting to see how many use the IPF app (me included), and the various ways that people share and use their iPads.
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    Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

    The problem is that publishers fear that ebooks in libraries may hurt ebook sales. And so, there are some publishers that do not make ebooks available to libraries. And HarperCollins and other publishers essentially only license ebooks to libraries. This means that a library can only lend any...
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    What are you reading now?

    Thanks for your observations on this. For some book subjects, I think a combination of text, video and audio is a logical extension of what books in general, and ebooks in particular, can be.
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    Do you use our ( IPF ) App?

    I use the app. It is faster for participated and subscribed threads. It is also good for getting a quick look at some new posts. But I note that I am a recent member of the forum. There is a lot I have to learn. On the other hand, since I am busy with a lot of work related projects, the app...
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    Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

    This indicates that publishers need to rethink what ebooks are about, but there will be lots of foot dragging. I think that many publishers will see ebook rentals as discouraging sales. Related to this, a tech show was talking about Amazon's rental idea. One host noted that this is kinda what...
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    How many of you read an actual paper book?

    I think you can lend some Kindle books, maybe other readers as well. Of course, your friends also have to have a Kindle. I am not sure if this works if friends have a Kindle app, and not a Kindle reader.
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    What would it take to get you to buy an iPad 3?

    Not much. I have an iPad 1, so I may just be due for an upgrade to an iPad 3. I would appreciate a faster processor, but don't much care about retina display or a camera that is better than what is on the iPad 2 at present. Little things that would make a difference: squeezing even more...
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    ipad stands?

    I heartily second the recommendation of the Arkon stand. It is compact, simple and can easily be set to a number of configurations. The best thing that can be sai about it is that "it just works." I also like the way it can be folded down for travel purposes.
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    Ten Devices Set to rival the iPad 2

    I am betting that that the Amazon Kindle will sell well with both existing customers and new users. Amazon is not just seen as a book seller. It is a place where you go to buy all kinds of stuff. The new Kindle, if set up correctly, will be a portable shopping tablet. And it will be a portal...
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    goodreader for ipad vs iannotate vs PDF expert

    I find GoodReader to be very versatile and easy to use. I have seen some recent reviews praising PDF Expert, but I am not sure its features are good enough value for the price. When I first got my iPad I also got the iAnnotate PDF app, which is also very good. I still use it for some items. In...
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