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  1. Futurebird

    Doing math on the iPad not ideal: will jailbreak give me keyboard options?

    I have the wireless apple keyboard, bit it's not much help if I'm standing up or walking (most of the time this is when I use the ipad.)
  2. Futurebird

    Doing math on the iPad not ideal: will jailbreak give me keyboard options?

    If you want to type an equation such as: 3x^3 + x^4 -2x+1 =y on the iPad you switch screens in-between almost every letter. most of what I write and chat about is equations. And while I have found ways to get LaTeX to work with the iPad, I still find the keyboard annoying. It's also hard...
  3. Futurebird

    I need an ipad app for differential equstions.

    I have all of the wolfram aps, it does not do the graph I'm describing. Though I enjoy many of it's other functions... Here is a java app that does it: Http://bit.ly/ODEfield Is there any way to find something like this iPad?
  4. Futurebird

    I need an ipad app for differential equstions.

    I need an app that can plot slope fields, is there anything like this out there? Thanks!
  5. Futurebird

    iPad beeps now and then... Don't know why.

    I have all notifications off... It just happened again when I was watching a movie. The sound on the movie went down, then "bleep!". Then back to the movie... Now dialog... Now new mail either...so mystified.
  6. Futurebird

    iPad beeps now and then... Don't know why.

    Every few hours my iPad makes a bleep noise, it will do this if I'm using, or if it is sleeping and just sitting on the dresser.. No dialogue box comes up with this sound... What could it be? I have about 30 aps.. Any idea what this could be?
  7. Futurebird

    Heres an overlooked reason why ipad in general has 78% of the tablet market share

    My 5-year old niece uses my iPad all of the time. She is very careful, more so than many adults I know. I do make her sit on the floor on a carpet though to avoid drops. (Not all young kids are little tornados. I'm happy to let her use it and she is quite good at many of the games, switching...
  8. Futurebird

    new Ipad user, already hating Apple

    I'm a college mathematics instructor, computer programmer and I love the iPad, it's perfect for 98% of what I want to do and I can get the other 2% with a jail-break if it is such a big deal. If I want a machine I can control every single thing on I'd buy something that runs Linux-- er. But...
  9. Futurebird

    Building an iPad from scratch...?

    I'm curious to know more... I'd love to see pictures.
  10. Futurebird

    Disguised for public transport

    I think the best option is to have a simple book bag, put the iPad in a case then in the bag. Small iPad-sized bags will tend to be a dead give-away. I keep mine in a bookbag when on the subway. I only take it out if I have a seat near the center of the car (not near the doors) -- I'm more...
  11. Futurebird

    Waiting for iPad 3

    It is true that there are times when I want to keep track of files on my own... but today I cleaned out my "downloads" folder on my iMac. It has 1,256 items. I amassed them over only a year. These are pdf's I read on the web, software I tried out, images I saved to post to forums... and other...
  12. Futurebird

    Ready to try a jailbreak!

    I've been scared of the jailbreak for some time, but after seeing this app: MyProfiles - Customize Text, Email alerts on iPhone And the possibility of using my ipad as a hotspot (so my husband on his wifi only iPad could surf too) has made me curious enough to do research. What I have...
  13. Futurebird

    Would you pay for a ipad2 JB today?

    I'd pay $15.
  14. Futurebird

    App ideas... everyone has one...

    Like many people I have a few ideas for apps. I don't think any of my ideas are going to be worth millions, mostly they are apps that *I* want since they would make my life easier. I have some computer programing experience, but I'm not an expert. Has anyone here successfully developed an...
  15. Futurebird

    The future of diet and fitness apps: what should come next.

    Tracking Fitness If you follow technology and fitness you have probably noticed the proliferation of devices and applications that help you to track your workouts, weight, even your blood pressure. For example: (Withings iPad/iPhone enabled blood pressure monitor.) (Garmin GPS watch...
  16. Futurebird

    Looking for advice. Stroke patient

    Flipbook has an option where you can link an rss fed to create a magazine. You would set this up before you send it to him, then you can change what's on the rss feed by writing blog posts and posting links and photos just for him, all he will need to do is press the flip book button then press...
  17. Futurebird

    Grove Bamboo iPad 2 case update: hurry up and wait!

    I had a cover on the iPad 1... And I've been using my iPad 2 without one... It was nice for a bit, but it's very slippery, when I get on an elevator, or walk up stairs, or holding it with one hand while on the subway.. I feel nervous... Like I have to hold it with both hands or it might drop...
  18. Futurebird

    Grove Bamboo iPad 2 case update: hurry up and wait!

    Good news. I got an email from them today... They are NOT going to do it unfairly... If I order in a timely fashion I should get my case shipped before all the people who signed up after me! So, I'm quite happy with how this worked out and the customer service thus far.
  19. Futurebird

    Grove Bamboo iPad 2 case update: hurry up and wait!

    Yes, that's my understanding too. What I'm (slightly) annoyed about is the fact that the hundreds possibly thousands of people who pre-ordered after me (everyone who pre-ordered from March 11- today) can easily have their orders filled before me if they get to the online store before I do the...
  20. Futurebird

    Grove Bamboo iPad 2 case update: hurry up and wait!

    Like many here I placed a $20 pre-order for the beautiful much anticipated Grove iPad 2 case: Lovely Isn't It? I placed me pre-order the day before iPad 2 came out. I was THAT excited about this case. I wanted to pre-order right away so I'd have a good spot in line when they started...
  21. Futurebird

    Do you use the default 'Sent from my iPad' signature?

    I don't have much trouble with attachments...and I store everything in one cloud or another... so...
  22. Futurebird

    Do you use the default 'Sent from my iPad' signature?

    Yeah, I enjoyed it for the first day... then deleted it... it might seem like showing off or something.
  23. Futurebird

    My iPad 2 Case Round Up: which cases have smart magnetic covers?

    mmmm that looks nice... i'm going to have a look... I may just cancel my order with grove.
  24. Futurebird

    The New York Yankees HATE iPads.

    LOL. Yup, that's gotta be it-- they are just try to help me pay attention-- kind of like my high school history teacher. (good one! ;))
  25. Futurebird

    The New York Yankees HATE iPads.

    Hey all. I live a few blocks from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. I really love my neighborhood and... most of the time I'm a Yankees fan... but NOT TONIGHT. My husband got some tickets from a friend so when he got home from work he told me to meet him at the stadium. I had some stuff to wrap up...
  26. Futurebird

    Apps I Like So Far

    Flipboard Stylish facebook and RSS feed viewer, great for reading journals. Bloomberg To watch my stocks. GraphCalc HD High Powered graphing calculator. WordPress For editing and moderating my blog. TeX Equation Writing equations for my emails. TeX Touch Generating pdfs. Po.st For posting...
  27. Futurebird

    My review of LaTeX aps for iPad, indepth, for the math people.

    Hi all! I just did a review of the LaTeX apps for the iPad on my math blog: futurebird | Mathematical sandbox!. You'll find the review here: Using LaTeX on the iPad: A review of the best and worst apps for writing mathematics. | futurebird I'd love any feedback. Let me know if I missed...
  28. Futurebird

    Five days with the iPad

    I've noticed a lot of people in tech forums will be really nasty about giving feedback and comments. He had some valid points, but the name calling made the whole thing seem like a desperate attempt to inflate his ego. I really hate that kind of dick waving.
  29. Futurebird

    My iPad 2 Case Round Up: which cases have smart magnetic covers?

    I have a Targus case for my iPad 1. They do make good cases. The iPad seems very safe inside of it.
  30. Futurebird

    My iPad 2 Case Round Up: which cases have smart magnetic covers?

    Lots of iPad case manufactures are coming out with their cases for the iPad 2. What I find shocking is that, so far, very very few of the available cases support any of the smart case technology! I do expect this to change, but frankly I find the fact that great case designers like: BookBook...
  31. Futurebird

    Non-3G iPad: using MiFi

    It sounds like virgin uses a different log in system. There isn't a way to change it. I had virgin for a year, and each time I went online I had to log in first.
  32. Futurebird

    Program to improve the Camara?

    I found and app that does it on the iphone it's called ClearCam it ha two functions: 1. take a series of photos and choose the stillest one based on the accelerometer 2. take a series of photos and process them in to an enhanced photo. I downloaded it and the improvement is still minimal...
  33. Futurebird

    Best ipad software for Stock market monitoring

    Bloomberg is working great for me... But I wish I could look at historic commodities data... Like the past five years... I cant seem to find and good software for that...
  34. Futurebird

    Program to improve the Camara?

    I gave this a shot $0.99 what the heck. It isn't what I'm talking about. It just creates normal stills here is a still photo from the camera compared to a still taken from a video of the same scene... Not much difference. (Yes, I know it's time to clean the living room!)
  35. Futurebird

    Program to improve the Camara?

    Yes you can, but it requires multiple stills. If you are photographing something that doesn't move you can use the data from several bad images to make a slightly better one. I worked on developing this kind of technology in college though I don't know where the industry is today. (Since that...
  36. Futurebird

    Program to improve the Camara?

    I know it's possible to take a sequence of video stills and produce a high-resolution image from them. I would like and app that does this for my iPad 2. The back camara is designed for taking youtube videos, but I mostly need still photos. I need higher resolution, and some image processing...
  37. Futurebird

    Who has Backlight bleeding?

    To be honest if I didn't read the tech blogs I never ever would have noticed this issue. If I turn brightness all the way up (I mostly keep it set on low/medium to save power) and then, in a dim room I go to an app with a mostly black background (apps designed for then iphone work well, since...
  38. Futurebird

    Very very very mild backlight issue, should I return?

    Delete please this is a DUPE. GO HERE to talk about this: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-2-forum/21816-who-has-backlight-bleeding.html
  39. Futurebird

    Waited in line, got IPad 2, probably will return it

    I get (almost) as much done on mine as my PC. I code in Latex and create pdfs, publish wordpress AND do serverside edits to my MySQL databases, I can access my files on my hard drive at home. I send emails with pictures, nag my students, check on my mom, and plan dinner, reservations, make phone...
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