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  1. jsh1120

    Best Stylus for the New iPad

    This was a major topic of discussion last summer. At the time I purchased about a half dozen different styluses from the Boxwave to the Adonit Jot Pro and several from iFaraday. The iFaraday styluses remain my favorites. Available only on the internet, I believe, at
  2. jsh1120

    Apple being sued for price fixing

    The way it will "play out" has already been more or less laid out by Skull One. Apple and the remaining publishers who haven't already caved will cave or they'll lose the case. The "competitive advantage" Apple gained in all this was to blunt the impact of Amazon's tablet impact among consumers...
  3. jsh1120

    Narrow Minded

    Coach, I don't know how many Apple forums you've frequented but my strong impression is that this is easily the LEAST infected with rampant fanboy-ism. As others have noted, criticisms of Apple policies and products are likely to prompt rebuttals, but at least in my experience, most responses...
  4. jsh1120

    Random Pauses in Audio since 5.1 update

    No, I haven't. But I have checked the internet for audio problems associated with 5.1 since I last posted and there are some suspicious though not definitive clues. There are numerous complaints and threads dealing with audio drop offs with 5.1. None I've seen exactly match what I'm experiencing...
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    Random Pauses in Audio since 5.1 update

    Sorry. I should have mentioned that I've been through a variety of other basic tests including, of course, rebooting the iPad. That doesn't help, either. Moreover, since the problem is not limited to Pandora and I haven't installed any other software since the problem surfaced I'm led back to...
  6. jsh1120

    Random Pauses in Audio since 5.1 update

    I have a problem that has surfaced since installing the latest OS update on my iPad 2. The audio in various apps (Pandora, Slacker, Tune-in and other radio apps) frequently pauses on its own. At first I thought I was having a wifi interference/dropped signal problem. But the wifi is both...
  7. jsh1120

    Help getting loud Music

    You might try the SRS accessory that connects between the 30 pin connector and 3.5 mm headphone/speaker plug. It's a pricey little device but it significantly increases volume and adds depth to the sound. Unfortunately it also prevents charging the iPad while it's in use. Nevertheless, if...
  8. jsh1120

    Why isn't it possible to drive two apps at the same time?

    Apple intentionally restricts multitasking on the iPad in order to provide a smooth user experience within the bounds of the hardware they provide. Thus, you cannot have both a browser and email windows on the screen at the same time. However, some forms of multi-tasking are available, most...
  9. jsh1120

    Updating My IPad

    Settings>General>Software Update if you're referring to updating the OS.
  10. jsh1120

    The iFaraday Stylus---A Review

    Might have been down for some reason. Working fine this morning.
  11. jsh1120

    The new Ipad or HP Folio 13

    If you're certain that your current laptop will continue to serve your needs and not require updating for at least the two year life cycle you're projecting, you might want to consider an iPad. On the other hand, as you note, the ultrabook you're considering is a true "laptop replacement"; the...
  12. jsh1120

    My Ipad is 32 gb but it said i have 27 gb?

    If you jailbreak your iPad you can always remove the operating system to free up space. It's not a recommended practice, though. :) More seriously, it has long been an industry practice to report storage capacity as unformatted and ignoring the space required for an operating system and other...
  13. jsh1120

    Best External Speakers for iPad?

    What you're trying to do is to send audio from the iPad to external speakers. The CCK is designed to work in the opposite direction. And even if you could overcome this fundamental problem, you would have to have drivers for the speakers. In other words, no risk of burning out your iPad because...
  14. jsh1120

    AT&T Adjusts Data-Throttling Policy in Response to Customer Complaints

    Folks, I didn't say that those with unlimited data plans (of whom I'm one, by the way) are getting a "free ride." No more than those who have six kids in school are getting a "free ride" in terms of paying taxes for education. However, a family with six kids is relying upon families with a...
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    Although a couple of "fine point" styluses are available, the most popular being those from Adonit, you may not be happy with the results. Simply put, a pinpoint stylus is not possible for a capacitive screen. There are some workarounds that enable you to see where the contact point is estimated...
  16. jsh1120

    Ipad 2 case

    I have an Evio Harmony case and like it very much. It's unique and very attractive. Have to say, though, that I wouldn't recommend it for the the OP's requirements. The Gumdrop or Otterbox options, I think, provide significantly better protection in an environment full of middle school students.
  17. jsh1120

    Smaller version iPad coming later this year?

    I'm sure if it's produced it will sell well. More of a super iPod Touch than a mini-iPad, though. I think the pricing will be tricky. For example, one of the major strengths of the iPad is that it can be "stretched" to be a content creation device. Not perfect for that purpose, but at least...
  18. jsh1120

    AT&T Adjusts Data-Throttling Policy in Response to Customer Complaints

    Aa a liberal Democrat I find socialization of some services to make a lot of sense; education and health care, for example. What doesn't make sense is to make me pay for the massive consumption of data by other people. And that's what a truly unlimited data plan amounts to. Don't get me wrong. I...
  19. jsh1120

    Usb port and sim

    The usb port (accessible with a Camera Connection Kit) has very limited utility. Can be used to download photos. Not much else. The 3G iPad from AT&T runs on their GSM cell network. Therefore it has a SIM. The wifi only iPad and the 3G iPad from Verizon does not.
  20. jsh1120

    Need a new iPad 2 case?

    Darn that autocorrect. :)
  21. jsh1120

    Multi User

    The inability to create any sort of "space" for my seven year old on the iPad was the biggest disappointment I encountered with the iPad. The best I could do was to place her apps and other content on a single page. But the iPad doesn't even allow an icon to appear on more than one screen. So...
  22. jsh1120

    How much data do "top 5% users" consume?

    Video is the killer. Everything else is practically a "blip." The only time I've EVER come close to max'ing out my 5 gig limit was a two week period in which I was traveling and watching movies via 4G/LTE. (The "free" wifi at my hotel was worth exactly what I was paying for it.) Otherwise, I...
  23. jsh1120

    How much data do "top 5% users" consume?

    The strategy appears to be to annoy the hell out of people with unlimited data plans until they give up and switched to tiered plans. "Statistics" like using "up to 12 times more data than the average consumer" are, of course, meaningless, especially when "up to" can mean the highest consuming...
  24. jsh1120

    Need a new iPad 2 case?

    Lots of options available. My current favorite is the "Harmony" case from Evio. ($40 usd). The cases from Maroo are a bit bulkier than the Harmony but have what I suspect is a superior design as a stand. A few more bucks ($45 usd). Lots of less expensive cases from Asian sources available on...
  25. jsh1120

    Samsung slams apple during the supper bowl - Effective?

    Yeah, but you remember the product.
  26. jsh1120

    Folded keyboard, are they any good?

    I'm a self-admitted keyboard snob. As such I'm very suspicious of most folding keyboards. After all, the keyboard has more moving parts than all other accessories you can add to the iPad put together. And moving parts are prone to failure. Once a single key fails to work on a keyboard, it's...
  27. jsh1120

    Why did you get an iPad?

    Simple. My brother-in-law showed up for a visit with an iPad and my seven year old daughter was instantly hooked. The iPad didn't really fill a big technology "gap" in the household. It overlapped with my smartphone on one side and my two laptops on the other. And had I been purchasing it purely...
  28. jsh1120

    Samsung slams apple during the supper bowl - Effective?

    Unfortunately, though, the entertainment value of commercials has almost no correlation with their effectiveness. That's hard for many people to accept but the most effective ads aren't the ones folks like; they're the ones that hammer the product name so relentlessly that you cannot forget...
  29. jsh1120

    An app to close down all applications at once?

    Apologies. Apparently you're right since I cannot find it in the App Store any longer. It was removed at one point and then reinstated with a less obvious means to kill processes. Apparently, it has now disappeared, altogether.
  30. jsh1120

    An app to close down all applications at once?

    If what you're actually trying to do is to clear memory that is not being used and you feel that enhances performance, you can use Xsysinfo. It won't close apps that are running (e.g. audio) but I don't think that's what you're looking for. It will free memory that is otherwise occupied by...
  31. jsh1120

    Apple iPad still towers over Amazon Kindle Fire

    Been tracking the success of the KF since its introduction and have had one since early January. And having spent a good part of my life running and analyzing public opinion/consumer marketing surveys, I'd say the following. () There is no question that the iPad is the gold standard of...
  32. jsh1120

    Samsung slams apple during the supper bowl - Effective?

    Just to reinforce the earlier point, advertising such as this is analogous to negative political advertising. The point of that sort of advertising is not to convert voters; it is to depress turnout among an opponent's weaker supporters. If Samsung manages to make a potential iPhone or iPad...
  33. jsh1120

    Samsung slams apple during the supper bowl - Effective?

    Ads such as these are not designed to convert a competitor's customers. They're designed to reinforce the attitudes of those already committed to the advertiser's product by highlighting an attitude toward a competitor's customers a viewer already has. In this case, the notion that Apple fans...
  34. jsh1120

    New Survey Finds That Customers are Still in Love With Their iPads

    Very different kind of device. I did a review on this board a few weeks ago. Considerably more portable than the iPad and excellent for viewing streaming content and reading books. The 7" form factor which enables that portability, however, also limits it as a web browsing device. (It works fine...
  35. jsh1120

    New Survey Finds That Customers are Still in Love With Their iPads

    Sorry, Maura. Didn't mean to sound like a grouch. I was so surprised by the figure that I checked the original article. In fact, I've been tracking satisfaction scores for the Kindle Fire on the Amazon site since it was first introduced. Not only are they high, 73% rating the KF as a 4 or 5 on...
  36. jsh1120

    New Survey Finds That Customers are Still in Love With Their iPads

    This would be a more interesting story if the author actually read the source material.... "...To break the figures down, 74% of respondents said that they were “Very Satisfied” with their iPads, with 34% of Amazon Kindle Fire owners and 49% of owners of other tablets saying the same..."...
  37. jsh1120

    Not impressed

    Frankly, I'm not sure why anyone would "trust Apple" to provide the sort of comprehensive, open device the OP apparently would prefer. Apple is not now and never has been about being a highly interoperable platform. And in the years since Adobe turned down Steve Jobs' requests to port their...
  38. jsh1120

    Stupid name for technical support staff

    Well, to be accurate I'd have to say that in my years as an academic I seldom had less than a 60 hour work week. The six hours a week of teaching says more about the priority major universities assign to teaching than to the expectations about the amount of effort professors are expected to...
  39. jsh1120

    Stupid name for technical support staff

    Just for the record, I'm happy to let anyone who spends their days dealing with the public in a retail setting call themselves anything they like. "Savior" if that's their choice. I also suspect that there may be a difference in cultural expectations here. As sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory...