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    Ibooks won't install

    Did you try the linked Cydia fix and it didn't work? You can safely assume you have the latest version of iBooks if you aren't seeing an update available for it in the App Store. If you are looking for the old version of iBooks on your hard drive it will be significantly smaller in size than...
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    Ibooks won't install

    I have to apologize for pointing you towards that link. I bookmarked three sites when I was having similar problems to yours and that link I provided is NOT what I had to go through to get my iBooks working. That looks like a lot of work .... There is actually a package available through...
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    Ibooks won't install

    This is a pretty common problem with the current jailbreak and iBooks. The fix is pretty easy however: Fix iBooks Crashing Error iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak [iBooks.deb] | iJailbreak.com
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    How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

    Actually there are RAM form factor SSDs already available, just not widely in the consumer market. Form factor is meaningless, but generally when talking about actual SSDs the device has an interface to make it work with existing hard drive ready systems. Perhaps that exists in the ipad...
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    How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

    I fully understand what a SSD is and I also understand that calling the flash memory system used in the iPad a SSD is a stretch at best. A SSD is simply a solid state replacement for a hard drive and it uses an interface compatible with traditional hard disks (SATA in most modern...
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    How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

    Then again, the Ipad doesn't have a SSD either. It has a flash drive just like my iPhone does. That is still loads better than an add-on SD card performance-wise but it still isn't a SSD.
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    How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

    The first step for Apple to kill off Android forever? Get rid ofxxxxxxxx Itunes. World domination might be soon to follow. Be carefully what you imply as you may be the one that is banned not iTunes.... Show respect please. ... Administrator
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    How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

    Exactly how are we defining "fat" in terms of phones? My iPhone 4S is an absolute brick compared to most Android phones out there but it does have a smaller screen than many at the same time. One nice thing about Android (being said as a 4S owner) is the versatility in devices available. If...
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    Tired of iPad lagging and freezing on 5.0.1. Is there a reliable backward path?

    Do a Google search on downgrading without SHSH blobs. I have successfully downgraded an iPod Touch (2G) as well as my Ipad (1G) without saved blobs. It takes a little bit of work and finding the right files can be a royal pain but it can be done and works just fine. Full disclosure however, I...
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    Which Smartphone

    As stated earlier, the most compelling reason to go with the iPhone if you are an iPad user is sharing apps between devices. This is what my deciding factor was in choosing the iPhone over Android. If you are considering the new iPhone however I would hold off for a bit to see if Apple can...
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    iPad 2 or Macbook Pro??

    Like most above posters have said, get what fits your needs. I purchased a new Macbook Pro 13" about five weeks ago and I think I have turned on my iPad maybe a dozen times since. I haven't charged my iPad in more than a week and it still has 67% battery left. I still think the iPad is neat...
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    Word - Excel - PowerPoint

    You are pretty much out of luck when it comes to VBA support, or at least that has been my experience. Excel sheets without VBA and complex macro support is next to worthless for me, so my iPad stays out of the office. I am also wondering about Office 365, but I still have a feeling most of...
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    Alaska Airlines doesn't need Flash

    Interesting, but what exactly does this have to do with Flash? Did the paper manuals that got replaced with iPads somehow use Flash technology?
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    Mac Book Pro ~

    I meant more physical space. The MacBook Pro case really is sort of a work of art when you look at how thin yet strong it is. That thinness however leaves very little room for airflow through the case and it can get very hot in a very short amount of time. If you are doing anything even...
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    iOS 5- what would you like to see for iPad?

    I think you are missing the point here. The point is that there are ways to bring Flash to mobile platforms that can balance excessive power demands with being able to view certain content. The argument isn't about energy use of Flash versus any other type of content, it is that there are ways...
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    Mac Book Pro ~

    I'll say one thing about my new Macbook Pro. It is by far the hottest running computer I have ever owned. I love the form of the pro, but I think this is one case where a little extra room inside might have been a good thing. My boss has the exact same model and he has the same complaint. If...
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    iOS 5- what would you like to see for iPad?

    Of course he isn't saying that. If Flash is enabled and you are running Flash content on your device then it will be consuming CPU cycles and helping to drain your battery, just as busy HTML5 sites will do. However, if your browser supports on demand Flash then you won't be displaying any...
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    Where? Mac Mall or Mac Connection?

    I purchased my Macbook Pro from Macmall, and one thing I will say for them is that they ship items out very quickly. My order left the warehouse literally within hours of ordering it.
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    Expect ALL schoolchildren to be using iPads in the near future

    I don't know why people keep assuming that electronic textbooks are going to be so much cheaper than the paper versions. From what I have read, the actual cost of printing and shipping a paper book is about 12 percent of the list price. Part of that 12 percent saved will be eaten up by having...
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    Expect ALL schoolchildren to be using iPads in the near future

    So, do you think that electronic versions of those textbooks are going to magically be free once every child has an iPad? The high cost of textbooks has little to do with manufacturing. You can see it right now with the cost of consumer ebooks versus their paper versions. The cost of actually...
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    Switch to mac?

    I'll agree with you on the design and attention to detail. The fit and finish of my MacBook Pro is fantastic. Spec-wise however I would put it middle of the pack in general and probably lower than that when compared to a Windows machine of similar price. I'm not complaining though. The high...
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    Switch to mac?

    I would say just go for it and see how well you like Mac vs. Windows. I recently purchased a MacBook Pro, having been a Windows and Linux user for years. There are things I like better in Windows and there are things I like better in OS X. Neither one is the "perfect" operating system in my...
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    Mac Book Pro ~

    i didn't get any anti-virus software with mine. She can just download the free version from Sophos or perhaps purchase a paid version on the Mac App Store if so preferred.
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    Mac Book Pro ~

    I use Sophos Mac Home Edition which is free and works quite well. As far as I know there has never been a serious virus affecting the OS X platform, but there are vulnerabilities in OS X that are waiting to be exploited. I don't worry as much about getting infected when using a Mac but I still...
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    Are you a fan of jailbreaking?

    That is about the last reason I jailbreak my devices. I could care less about cosmetic changes, but the functionality changes that a jailbreak gives me are more than worth what little effort the process takes.
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    iPad (battery) life span

    I would imagine that you will start seeing third party battery replacement services for the iPad at some point. There are a couple of sites that will replace your iPhone or iPod Touch battery for much less than Apple charges, and you actually get to keep your device rather than receiving a...
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    2x for non ipad apps

    I think the above posters are most likely correct that Apple is hoping developers will create universal or iPad versions of the apps so that the 2x option isn't needed anymore. That being said, I still find a LOT of apps with iPad versions that are nothing more than upscaled versions of iPhone...
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    Sky fire, what a POS

    There is another easy solution to viewing Flash content that works pretty well, at least for watching videos. Buy a copy of Splashtop remote desktop and simply remote into your PC and view your Flash content via remote desktop. I use it all the time at home to watch Hulu and other Flash only...
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    Why Jobs Flash explanation doesn't make sense

    I think it is sort of silly to see people pointing at the other guy to see who is actually worse. "Yeah, but look what Google did". "Oh really? Well look what Apple did". In the end, both companies are doing some things that are borderline at best and probably should have users concerned. I...
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    Does anyone own a new MacBook Pro 13"?

    Just curious. I have been eying the new model MacBook Pro 13" and was hoping for some feedback on performance in anything non-gaming related, which I know is a non starter.
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    new Ipad user, already hating Apple

    Simply moving the icon positions does not change the default browser. When an app redirects you to a web page or HTML file, Safari will still be the application that launches. Without a jailbreak, I don't believe there is a way to change the default browser.
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    What screen resolution do you want?

    I really don't see the point of anything higher than what we have now honestly. If iOS allowed for multiple windows to be displayed at the same time then resolution would be a big deal. Right now it seems like everything displays pretty well at the current resolution. I guess if the iPad...
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    Why Jobs Flash explanation doesn't make sense

    Actually, if you research it a little bit it seems that Apple has only one patent (edit: they now appear to have four) in the .H264 pool so I would say aside from their aggressive stance in pushing the standard they probably have very little control or leadership of the standard. Other...
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    Completely unacceptable ipad2, complete unacceptable

    My iPad 1 has this same issue as does my mother's. Both of the iPad 2 models that I played with in the Apple store last weekend did the same thing. I asked the Apple sales guy about it and he said intense websites can be "a little slow" scrolling so I figured it was just a normal thing.
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    Expect ALL schoolchildren to be using iPads in the near future

    Expect ALL children to be using iPads in the near future? I seriously doubt it. Perhaps that particular school district is in a wealthy area and they can afford to indulge such silly ideas. In our area teachers are being laid off, schools are closing, extracurricular programs are being cut or...
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    iPad and Future IOS updates

    That is the route I went. It is a lot of fun, but like jailbreaking an iOS device, you have to be careful about applying updates. I really just wanted to see what it would be like to run OS X for a month (something I try to do with all operating systems I am curious about) without having to...
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    App to watch movies?

    You have to encode it after you rip it. Handbrake is a very good free program that has built in iPad profiles, so you can use that to encode your raw DVD rip to something the iPad can play.
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    A paradigm shift is occurring ... iPad the beginning

    I think you completely missed 1994's point on that post. He was shaking his head at the comment that he quoted, not your original post. Still, I actually agree with the comment that 1994 quoted from with one small change. I can never hope to do with my iPad what I can with my desktop without...
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    Wife with iPad vs Husband with Xoom

    That sure as heck isn't the reason I like my iPad. I have used MacBooks on several occasions and have never had a burning desire to buy one. I used an iPad once and I immediately wanted it. If the iPad was more like a MacBook and less like a big iPod Touch I probably wouldn't own it.
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    Whats the best apple product you own and why?

    I actually get more use and enjoyment from my iPod Touch than my iPad but I really like them both. I know a lot of people think of the iPad as a big iPod Touch. I guess I think of the Touch as a small iPad!
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