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    ipad as a PDF/document reader

    This is my only real work use of the iPad 2--aside from notes in meetings and synching with my Google calendar. I read a ton of scholarly journal article PDFs, and have been doing a lot of that on my iPad 2. Goodreader is fantastic for reading PDFs. Easy to load them in and organize into...
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    iPad 2 Uses

    Here's the thread on this from the General Ipad Forum. http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21203-could-you-share-some-useful-applications-ipad.html
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    How low do you let your ipad battery get before charging?

    Shouldn't make much difference since it uses so little power when asleep.
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    Fed Ex Breaking Estimated Delivery

    Mine came 2 days earlier than the estimate last week. Estimated on the 17th, came on the 15th. But I've seen on other forums people getting there's a day later than the estimate. The estimate is just that--and estimate. They tend to deliver on or before them, but they miss it sometimes if...
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    How low do you let your ipad battery get before charging?

    10-20%. I've been charging every other night mostly so often.
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    Could you share some of the useful applications for ipad?

    Here are the ones I've been using the most so far (got my iPad 2 last Tuesday) Dropbox for getting files on the device easily. Goodreader for reading and marking up PDFs Atomic Web Browser--I love tabbed browsing and the private browsing feature Evernote for organzing my notes from meetings...
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    Ipad 2 not moving at Lantau Island

    Could be going slower now I suppose, as shipping volume has increased or something I suppose.
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    Depressed

    If you definitely want one at launch, then yes, get there as early as possible and go with the Apple store and not another store as they'll have the most. Ordering online is a good bet as well just so you're further ahead in the online queue if you happen to strike out trying to buy one...
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    What do you want as members from our forum?

    Oh, I totally get the need to close threads. But think it should only be done when forum rules are being violated or they're totally off topic for the site etc. The thread or two I'm thinking of was just people talking about whether the iPad 3 would be out before next spring, whether it was...
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    Ipad 2 not moving at Lantau Island

    They should move quickly once it leaves Lantau. Mine left Lantau on the 14th, flew to Anchorage the Memphis then Atlanta and got delivered to me in Atlanta around noon on the 15h. Maybe an extra day if you don't live near an airhub and it has to get trucked further.
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    What do you want as members from our forum?

    1. Integrate ignore user option so you get it when you click on the person's name next to their post. I haven't used the ignore feature yet, but I make good use of it on forums I post on more regularly and it's handy to have it built in vs. having to manually enter it in under the User CP. 2...
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    Am I the only one not THRILLED with the new cover? (Case)

    It does cover the back if you fold it over. But it doesn't attach so it will flop around. You can fold it in half on itself and get it to stick together and that makes it easier to hold and keeps it from blocking the back camera as well. It doesn't clean the screen at all. You'll still want...
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    Am I the only one not THRILLED with the new cover? (Case)

    I'd didn't see it as pontificating, but rather pointing out the absurdity of knocking the Smart Cover for being made in a sweat shop when the iPad itself is made in the same types of factories. Which is a good point. Just say the Smart Cover is overpriced like most everything Apple makes and...
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    Who has Backlight bleeding?

    Yep. Apple doesn't send things off for repair. They give you a replacement (will be refurbs rather than new unboxed units down the road probably--but those are good as new so who cares). They'll send the broken one you gave them off to be refurbed after giving you a new one.
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    Leather or Polyurethane Smart Cover?

    No, Apples disclaimer says it can bleed, which means it can rub off on others. Doesn't mean it will happen on all or even most of them. Just a cover their ass disclaimer as any kind of dyed leather has a risk of bleeding onto other things if the dye didn't get properly baked in to the leather...
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    Ipad2 your reasons

    I will never wait in a line to spend my hard earned money. I work hard to earn the money, I shouldn't have to work hard to spend it by wasting time in line! :D So I just ordered online at 4am on the 11th and went right back to sleep and got mine delivered on the 15th. Much better to spend 5...
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    Leather or Polyurethane Smart Cover?

    Poly for me. As much as I like the Smart Cover, and I like it a lot, even $39 was too much for such a simple cover. Much less $69. Plus there are reports that the dye on the leather ones can bleed off and get on other things (Apple even has a disclaimer about it on their product info page)...
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    Cases that work with Smart Cover?

    Any 10" Netbook sleeve will hold it easily. I'm using a 10.2" one made by Tuari that I bought at Target for $12.99. I'm not anal about scratches on the back (don't plan on selling it in a year or anything), and I'm careful with my stuff anyway, so I'm not bothering with a skin or case. Just...
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    Any chance of getting order BEFORE 4-5 week?

    They are coming by plane. Per the Fed Ex tracking mine left Hong Kong just around 8pm local time there on the 14th, went through Alaska and then Memphis and then onto Atlanta and got delivered to me at noon on the 15th. Plus with Apple stores getting them every few days, hard to imagine they...
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    Ipad 2 not moving at Lantau Island

    Yeah Mine stayed there from the 12th to the 14th just after midnight local time. It made it to me in Atlanta around noon on the 15th (was scheduled for the 17th). So I wouldn't worry about the hold up there as all the flights go pretty quickly once it leaves. Mine went Anchorage to Memphis to...
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    Battery life

    I'm very pleased with it. I see about 10% drain per hour of active use which puts it right at the advertised 10 hours.
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    Any chance of getting order BEFORE 4-5 week?

    None of these have been on ships yet. Apple has been flying them in. Mine flew from Hong Kong to Alaska, then few from there to Memphis, then flew to Atlanta and got on a truck to my door in the city a few hours after arriving in ATL.
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    Who has Backlight bleeding?

    I may if it doesn't clear up--but it's BARELY noticeable when watching video--and only if I'm in a room with all the lights off. And I don't watch videos in that condition as the screen hurts my eyes. If I have a lamp on in the room I can't notice any bleeding. In any case, I'm in no rush to...
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    Any chance of getting order BEFORE 4-5 week?

    Probably not. Not only the quake/tsunami delaying parts, but the international launch is still scheduled for the 25th unless I missed an announcement. So that will divert a ton of units from the US.
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    Who has Backlight bleeding?

    True. But on some units you can see it in the black bars while watching a letter boxed video in Netflix etc. So it is a bigger problem on some units. Its a bit noticeable on videos like that on mine if I'm in a dim room. But not too bad and I don't watch much videos on it anyway. All that...
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    A great addition to the SmartCover.

    I really LIKE my smart cover...but $40 is over priced. No way I'd pay $70 for the leather. I love that it's thin, light and easily removed (I hate bulky cases, I'm careful with my devices and not anal about scratches on the back etc.). I love how easily and well it works as a typing stand and...
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    A great addition to the SmartCover.

    What I've been doing is setting my ipad on top of the neoprene sleeve I keep it in in my brief case when using it to type up notes in meetings etc. so I don't have to worry if the table is too slick or a little dirty etc.
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    Protector screens now banned from Apple stores

    Well I was just stating my reasons for not using them. People are of course free to use there's however they see fit. I mainly just use mine at home on the couch and in my office, so I just don't worry about it and prefer a crystal clear screen to using a screen protector.
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    Who has Backlight bleeding?

    One reasonable "normal usage" test is to watch a letter boxed video in netflix or the ABC player etc. and see if you notice it in the black bar areas. It's not bad on mine--only noticeable if I'm watching in the dark and still not bad then. But others on Macrumors and other sites have posted...
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    Who has Backlight bleeding?

    To the people that say no problems, try a black screen like Blackle - Energy Saving Search in a room with no lights on (like a bathroom with the lights off) and the brightness on the iPad turned up. Mine has no problems in normal use, but does show bleeding in that condition. And from other...
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    Am I the only one not THRILLED with the new cover? (Case)

    Magnets mainly just screw up hard drives and old CRT monitors/tvs I think. So it shouldn't be an issue with the iPad.
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    Who has Backlight bleeding?

    Minor on mine. Some visible on a black screen in a dark room, but not visible in normal usage for me. It seems that is the best you can get right now from posts on Macrumors and other boards. All seem to at the least show bleeding in a dark room on a black screen.
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    Protector screens now banned from Apple stores

    I hate screen protectors as they all degrade the quality of the image. Just keep the screen clean, don't touch it with dirty fingers, don't sit the side of the smartcover that touches the screen on dirty tables etc. and you have nothing to worry about. It only gets scratched if you get...
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    Question for March 11 4AM EST

    I ordered at 4am, it was estimated 3-5 business days to ship and estimated arrival of March 18-25th when I got my confirmation e-mail. It shipped on the 12th and I got it yesterday (the 15th). Many others who ordered the same time haven't got there's yet, some with 3g or 64gb orders haven't...
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    Screen leaking right on bottom (on the screen, where home button is)

    Backlight bleeding - MacRumors Forums Actually it seems most models have it. The thing is on most it's not visible in normal usage (which to me makes it a non-issue). But apparently every one (including mine as I've tested) have some light bleeding if you say display a black screen (like...
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    Prepared for shipment!

    Yeah, it's only .3 pounds lighter, that's not a real noticeable difference. You could probably tell holding one in each hand, but it's not enough to make it easy to hold with one hand etc.
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    Prepared for shipment!

    Yeah, Fed Ex is really moving these quickly once they ship. Mine was in Memphis at 5am EST (had gotten there from alaska around 1:30am) yesterday, made it to the ATL air hub a little after 6am and onto a delivery truck at 8am and delivered to me around 12:20pm.
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    TIPS AND TRICKS - for those of us who don't know!

    Very handy for e-reading programs that don't have a white on black option for reading an night built in. You have to set that option in the Accessibility menu. Triple click is default set to some other function.
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    Prepared for shipment!

    You should get it tomorrow. Mine left Memphis at 5 am Est or so this morning and made it to me in Atlanta around noon.
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