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    My iPad Review, and iPad vs. Kindle 2

    Yes and no. I see them as complementary devices, or as devices focusing on different markets and doing different things well. I think the Kindle (especially the new Kindle 3) is the best device available solely for reading, but the iPad does a lot of things (web surfing, watching videos, playing...
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    My iPad Review, and iPad vs. Kindle 2

    I do think Amazon will bring color e-Ink to the Kindle sometime in 2011 (there's already an announcement of a Chinese e-reader with color e-Ink from PVI due out in March), but I don't think that will make the Kindle 4 a multi-function tablet. First, I think Amazon wants to keep the focus on...
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    My iPad Review, and iPad vs. Kindle 2

    You make a good point that, while Amazon (and others) may have a much bigger e-book selection than what's available through iBooks (750,000 e-books to 30,000), the iPad ironically has the largest total number of books that you can read on it, since (unlike the Kindle or Nook), on an iPad you can...
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    iBooks and updates

    I just noticed this too -- I dragged a few books around and they moved just fine, but next time I launched iBooks, they were all back in their original positions.
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    iBook and Kindle Questions

    I just wanted to clarify one thing with e-books: the format (ePub vs. Mobi) really doesn't matter as much as whether or not the book has DRM (copy protection) attached. Books without DRM can be easily converted to any format by free software such as Calibre. On the other hand, books with DRM...
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    Where do YOU get your iBooks from? (for those that don't buy em)

    I've always used Project Gutenberg, they have a very good selection and the files have been formatted pretty well (simple formatting, but few distracting mistakes). www.gutenberg.org
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    iPad Gets iOS 3.2.1 Software Update

    I'd love to try the update (my Wi-Fi has generally been OK but it's a bit slow and sometimes drops the connection), but there are enough negative experiences on here that I might wait a bit. I think I'll survive without built-in Bing search capability. :p
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    Entertainment the Number One Reason To Own an iPad

    Now that I've had the iPad for almost 4 months, I'd definitely agree with the findings of that survey. We definitely end up using the iPad mostly for entertainment -- it's great at casual gaming, a little light email / web / Facebook, and "fun" apps like party games or board games. I don't find...
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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    THE TWILLER, A Humorous Sci-Fi Novel For Just $2.99 Hello all, I am very excited to announce that my third novel, The Twiller, was just released on the Apple iBook Store. :D iBook Store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781452396538 Fans of my first two novels (my earlier post...
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    What size should I get? 16GB, 32 GB, 64GB

    One thing to keep in mind is that you can download certain apps (just like movies, songs, photos, etc.) to iTunes, but not upload them all to your iPad. For example, I have a few travel apps that I don't leave on the iPad all the time -- I'd only throw them on there when I'm going to that...
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    Microsoft kills Courier

    OK, I feel kinda silly. I saw "Courier" and first thought of the font. :o I guess I've been spending too much time working with fonts recently, yeah, that's my excuse. :D
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    How often do you charge your iPad?

    When we first got it and were using it heavily, it would last about 11 hours (so pretty much the whole day) and then we'd charge it at night. Being used less, it can go a couple days between charges. The battery life is pretty impressive. When I see a manufacturer say "up to 10 hours," I only...
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    Just finished reading my first book...

    I am a big proponent of e-books. I essentially don't read printed books anymore. I love the convenience, lower cost, adjustable text sizes, not filling up bookshelves, and having all my books with me. I have to admit that I prefer my Kindle 2 for pure reading and reading for long periods of...
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    Making a living?

    Probably the best example is J.A. Konrath. He spells out his sales and royalties on his blog, but suffice it to say that he's making a living on self-published work. He has also been traditionally published in the past, though. A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Is Print a Subsidiary Right? But...
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    My iPad Review, and iPad vs. Kindle 2

    I think it can be many things to many people. I see it as more of an entertainment / media consumption device, that you can read on in a pinch. Others see it as an e-reader. Others see it as a complete laptop replacement. It really depends on your particular needs, your particular tastes, and...
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    My iPad Review, and iPad vs. Kindle 2

    I'm the first to say that, if it works for you, then I'm happy to hear it. If LCD doesn't bother your eyes, then the iPad suddenly becomes a very compelling choice (especially if you enjoy all the other features that could justify the price differential). Different people prefer different...
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    My iPad Review, and iPad vs. Kindle 2

    I just wrote up my iPad review after having one for 10 days, and specifically focused on reading on the iPad, and comparing it to my Kindle 2. Check it out! :D http://www.davidderrico.com/ipad-review-introducing-the-crackpad/
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    iPad App Prices - Sticker Shock

    Good to know. I'll definitely be waiting for some of these prices to drop. Until then, I have plenty to keep me entertained. IMO, it's their loss, by trying to overcharge they're getting nothing from me. PS: I've noticed lots of digital content in general being overpriced -- $5 for a magazine...
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    iTunes credit good for books?

    Thanks for the answers! Good to know!
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    What size should I get? 16GB, 32 GB, 64GB

    Most apps are a tiny fraction of that size, though. I think 1 MB to 10 MB is the average range.
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    iPad App Prices - Sticker Shock

    Those are some good points -- does anyone know if iPhone apps started at similar prices and then came down to what we see today? It was my impression they were always lower, but I don't have an iPhone, so I'm not sure.
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    Just finished reading my first book...

    The app is definitely well-done, very nice look and feel and nice touches that make it "seem" like a real book (shadows in the center of the 2-page view, the look of a dust jacket on the background, etc.). The dictionary, navigation, and page turns were all easy and intuitive. I'm still not sure...
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    iTunes credit good for books?

    That's a great question - bump because I'd love to know the answer as well.
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    Plants vs. Zombies HD Slays iPad Owners

    I played it a little bit at the Apple Store, and, while it was fun for a few minutes, it seemed geared more towards casual players. I did enjoy the game in my brief time playing it, I think it's well-done and the graphics are nice. But I have to say, I think it's overpriced at $9.99. I don't...
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    iPad App Prices - Sticker Shock

    Has anyone else noticed that many iPad apps and games are not just slightly, but tremendously more expensive than their iPhone equivalents? I don't think the fact that the iPad has a bigger screen suddenly justifies all the 5-fold price increases I've been seeing. Apps went from $0.99, $1.99...
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    What size should I get? 16GB, 32 GB, 64GB

    I have to agree, if your main use is apps, then the 16 GB should be just fine. The things that take the most storage space are: Movies Photos Music ... generally in that order. Even a few high-quality movies can fill up the space very quickly. But apps generally take very little...
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    Hello from an author / Apple fan in South Florida

    Thanks for the welcomes! I do plan to participate more than promote ... I think participation and people getting to know me is actually the best form of promotion. I have been trying to concentrate on finishing up my third book though, so I've been cutting down on my forum visitation in general...
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    Hello from an author / Apple fan in South Florida

    Hello everyone! I am a long-time Apple fan, voracious reader, and author. I was intrigued by the iPad as both a computing/entertainment device and to see what it would mean for the future of e-books and reading. I also have a Kindle 2, and quickly grew to love it, to the point where all my book...
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    Has anybody else been having intermittency with WiFi connection?

    I've had a couple of issues with the Wi-Fi. Several times, as I'm browsing the App Store or whatever, the screen goes to a "You are not connected" message (I don't remember the exact wording), and it will take a few seconds, then just kick me back to the home page and work fine. Once, the Wi-Fi...
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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Right Ascension and Declination, sci-fi that will make you think for 99 cents Right Ascension and its sequel, Declination, are science fiction novels that blend action and adventure with philosophical and moral undertones. They invite readers to ponder interesting ethical dilemmas and question...
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