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    Keeping and updating my old IPAD 1 for Grandson

    That was very generous of you:) My oldest son just got given an original gen and he loves it! We have both our iPads on the same Apple ID. It was just easier that way for us, I can keep tabs on him better and I control the updates and app purchases. Depending on how often you see them, this may...
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    Son wants his own Apple ID but previous purchases too?

    He doesn't have any credit cards or debit cards either, so it would need to be my account anyways for payment. Could he use mine and I get a second one, with another email addy? My apps were all free, so I have no problem getting mine. However, he'd be out like over $100 in apps if I made him...
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    Son wants his own Apple ID but previous purchases too?

    My son is 12 and has an original gen iPad. I have several Apple products and have had my ID for several years, it is my email addy. I don't buy much on iTunes, so most of the money that has been spent was by him getting gift cards over the last year for his iPod touch and now, his iPad. He wants...
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    iPad 2 5.0.2 A/V out with new adapter

    You may have bought a cable made after your OS,which it doesn't recognize what to do with it or how to make it work until you update your OS to recognize it(vs, say, a camera kit reader). Your device needs to know what this thing is supposed to do when plugged in. I have the opposite problem. My...
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    I need help with my IPad.

    Ugh, I am so glad the iPad is NOT a PC/Windows device. I find them endlessly frustrating and utterly impossible to get to do anything I want with decent speed. I suppose I would feel the same way if I found situations reversed, as the OP has. Can you return them? Sell them on ebay/Craigslist...
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    What is your single most favourite feature of the iPad?

    Ease of use. I don't have to wait forever for it to start up. I can play games, read the newspaper, watch TV, surf the web at a moments notice. I don't have to hear a fan buzzing when it's on(like a laptop or desktop) and it fits well on my lap with no need for a table or mouse pad.
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    iPad2 screen question.

    My son has a 1st gen & I have a 3. In pics and video and games, you really can't tell the difference in his display vs mine. My screen seems a bit more "bright", so I would attribute that to the clarity difference in retina vs reg. But on text pages or websites, the difference is definitely...
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    upgrade to iOS 6 no thanks

    Sony products also will not let you "downgrade" once upgraded, and often a new game requires the latest OS to even play(after you have bought & opened the game so you can't take it back). There is one way of thinking that once you pony up the cash for a device, that it is yours, OS and all to do...
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    iPad 5 to be thinner and lighter, could have iPad mini design specs

    I personally would like to see Apple stick with yearly releases(before the holidays schedule) and make BIGGER upgrades between device gens. Seem like the increments in improvements are so tiny on a 6 mos schedule. You can only improve so much in such a short time and make it from R&D to...
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    What are you getting for Christmas?

    A pair of leather UGG like boots. A set of anodized purple unicycle sealed bearing pedals. A t-shirt that says "born and raced in Nebraska" because I race bikes and run races. A set of recovery foam rollers for sore legs(see above^^^^)
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    screen durability

    I haven't had any issues with screen durability over a years worth of use. My 2 was over a year old and it looked brand new. My 3 now is the same. My autistic son just came into an original gen that was used by a tech company. The cover that is on his device is all knarly and pretty dirty from...
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    Just got my iPad with retina

    Oh, you mean the spray you put on the screen before you apply the film? That is just to help apply the ZAGG without bubbles and place it correctly easier. I had a ZAGG touchscreen protector on my Garmin running watch, they are very nice indeed! I get why you'd be leery though with liquid, even...
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    What Will Santa be Bringing For You

    Thanks for all the well wishes and glad tidings, everybody:) She is doing great now and is nearly done with her antibiotics and anti inflammatory meds. Yes, even if she hadn't made it, that money was well spent and it was never a question of "would we try" because she is a family member. Money...
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    What Will Santa be Bringing For You

    Well, our dog decided to eat a ham bone on Thanksgiving and it got stuck in her digestive system. A $900 vet bill later, she is alive and blew all our Christmas money, so she is our Christmas this year(insert "dog ate my Christmas" joke here). We plan to put a bow on her head Christmas morning...
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    So we are set to celebrate Christmas. But what about that Mayan calendar?

    Yeah, I have an issue believing any civilization that couldn't see it's own demise could accurately predict another one's future demise. More than likely, they just ran out of paper or their kid interrupted their writing. I have 3 calendars that end on Dec 31, 2012 hanging in my house as we...
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    Is it my imagination or is the new OS autocorrect horrid?

    Yup, correct language. It is just weird because even though it was new and had OS5, the auto correct was good. But after the update to OS 6, it's all wanky. I dunno. I don't have any other problems and the typical 2 button hold reset didn't change anything. Not worth wiping and restoring the...
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    Computer has crashed

    What we had to do was hook up the iPad to the new computer and when it prompts you that the device is synced to another computer, choose "do not sync with this computer". Then right click on your iPad device in the left pane of iTunes source window and choose "transfer purchases". Let your...
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    Is it my imagination or is the new OS autocorrect horrid?

    I didn't have any issues with both 4.3 or 5 on my old 2 but since getting the 3 and having the 6 OS, autocorrect seems awful. It subs half words that aren't even real words and subs actual words with something not even close. It confuses me why this is so bad. Anybody else have issues with...
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    Help with non apple camera connection kit

    After you dismiss the error screen, does anything happen? I have an actual Apple made HDMI cable/mirroring kit that gives my 3 the same error(which until I updated to OS 6, it didn't give me that error) but after I dismiss the error screen, it does end up mirroring the screen via the HDMI kit. I...
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    Name a Pet Peeve!

    That reminds me of getting my birthday gifts in Christmas paper. My birthday is the 26th and this has always bugged me. My brothers, who's birthdays are in summertime, don't get presents wrapped in holiday paper. But I seem to. It's almost like they just forget and at the last minute withold a...
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    Parent desperately needs advice ASAP! Ipad1 still a viable Christmas gift?

    Second what Kevin reports. My 4yo has a Vtech Vreader. $75 system and $20 games(x5 later) and he never touches it. Ever. Even if I had younger kids coming up, I wouldn't sink money into a cartridge system again. They have a certain age range they are good for and then you have a paper weight! My...
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    Parent desperately needs advice ASAP! Ipad1 still a viable Christmas gift?

    Sweet! I really think you are making a great decision! Hope the kiddo enjoys the awesomeness!
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    iPad 64GB keeps randomly crashing?

    So apple is offering you a refurb, usable product, and yet you said no? So were they supposed to give you a new one(like they had any new 1st gens left anymore?) or a new new one because your several years old device isn't working? Sorry but with no other company or electronic tech device would...
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    Parent desperately needs advice ASAP! Ipad1 still a viable Christmas gift?

    Well, my son is quite a bit older than the child you are buying it for, but my 4yo has a touch. Most apps still work fine and you can get new ones for anything OS 5 or greater(iPad 1 can run 5.1.1). So there hasn't been any apps that I can get so far that he cannot. So I think thus far, most...
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    Parent desperately needs advice ASAP! Ipad1 still a viable Christmas gift?

    My 11yo son just got a 1 and he loves it. I have used it a time or two, and while it is noticeably slower than mine opening things or refreshing web pages, after things load you would have no idea it was a 1. $100 is a great price for a 1 and if I had the cash, I would totally get my 4yo one...
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    Does the ipad distract you from chores / errands at home??

    Have kids. They are great mirrors of what we do. How did I know when my device became a negative? When I watched my kids on their devices and act like me, oblivious to the world and short with people who intrude. We have set rules about when devices can be used and where. No bathroom. No kitchen...
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    Typing is getting irritating for me on the iPad Keyboard

    Virtual keypads take some getting used to. No, you should not need to bang the letters, I barely need to touch mine. Somedays, it is better than others(sometimes I have an issue with the space bar registering correctly). Do you have spell check enabled? If you do, a lot of those mistakes will be...
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    Who's still sticking with the original iPad?

    My son was fortunate enough to be given a first gen yesterday. I have a 3, but his device is very good! Honestly, I would have bought a first gen when they came out except there was no camera on it which would have driven me nuts since it was a must have on my list. So I waited. But his 1 is a...
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    Performance vs iPad 3

    Negligible speed improvement, at best. There was a thread titled something like "should I get a 4 when I have a 3?" Or something similar. Anyways, a user time tested side by side, her 1, 3, and 4. Basically the 3 was twice was fast as the 1. But the 4 was only a few seconds faster on app...
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    My son just got a 1st gen ipad!

    Thanks! I will definately check it out! He doesn't have a favorite app yet. He likes to read, so I venture the reading apps will be tops. We have utilized some apps for learning in the past on my device, like state capitals & math jumbles. I know they used them at school with letting him know...
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    My son just got a 1st gen ipad!

    My 11yo Autistic son was blessed by an early Christmas angel this year in the form of a perfect stranger named Jason who works at a local tech company. They upgraded their fleet of iPads and gave him an original 32gb 3G iPad FOR FREE! So thankful and plan to pay it forward! Words can't express...
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    Do you give your device a name.

    My first iPod nano was deemed "Jamie's iPod of DOOM" by my hubby when he set it up for Christmas morning opening. We thought that was cute;) So then my second iPod, a touch was called "Jamie's touch of DOOM". Then I got an iPad 2 and I called it "The Duece". And then I sold it and got a 3 and...
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    Free ebooks websites?

    Our local library has ones you can checkout for free. All my free free ones are in my Stanza and Kindle apps. I think my iBooks only has free ones that sometimes pop up in the iTunes Store.
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    If apple asked you...

    I know, this was a wish list of sorts, right? Like if Santa asked you for anything you could imagine at Christmas and you answered "World Peace" but know it will never happen. I was just answering.
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    If apple asked you...

    Make it work with other USB items, like storage drives. Let it have a file system(or a way to allow websites to upload pics from my device, like Facebook can do now). I often only use our laptop to post pics or upload content due to "Browse" button on websites(looking for a c: drive). A CD/DVD...
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    Can I ditch my laptop in favor of iPad?

    We have a wifi Printer, Epson Stylus NX430. It works just fine with my iPad and our other computers. It scans, faxes, and prints. Because of the iPad's lack of a filing system hierarchy, like a PC, it is hard to make it do everything easily. And it can't play CD Roms or DVDs. Upload pics to...
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    Gak! My son's most played songs show up in my requently played list!

    He is 11 and likes to listen to the same song like a hundred times! So now his most played on his iPod touch 3rd gen are on my iPad! How can I disable the link between our 2 devices? Does he need his own Apple ID? Can I just turn off some sortof wifi update/iCloud in the Genral Settings tab? I...
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    Tablet Virgin : Advice required.

    How would you use it? I think that is key to your decision. I like to sit with mine in my lap and read & browse. The increased screen size is a huge plus for the iPad. And since I rest it on my lap, the weight isn't a negative. I don't take it out of my house usually, so I don't need...
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    How do you search Craigslist for Ipad deals?

    I sold my ipad2 via CL and had no issues selling it in one day. Still under Apple warranty and with box and reciept. I bought both my boys' iPod Touch(x2) off CL and didn't have any issues with either. There was no way I could afford them new or refurbished at the time and took a risk. I...
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    Getting a Mini ready from Santa...

    My son is 4 and has a touch. He likes the PBS kids video player and their game website, along with ABC player because he likes to watch Wipeout. He also likes YouTube(just put the browser link on your homescreen) for watching Waterslide videos and Monster Trucks. I dunno if your son has ever...
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