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  1. Seadog

    Who Here That Owns An iPad Will Buy The iPad Mini?

    I have had a lot of luck taking pictures with my iPad 3rd gen. I recently got back from a conference where I take a lot of pictures. I left without my 10 mp camera that i normally get good shots with. I had my wife's 12 mp camera, but after the first day, found that most of the shots were...
  2. Seadog

    iPad Mini obsolete already?

    I am very interested in the iPad mini. It is almost the exact size of a 2 DIN radio and I can see kits that would allow it to be used instead of $2000 navigation systems. I don't have a problem with the A5 being used, other than that will mean it will not support Siri. However, I would imagine...
  3. Seadog

    Did the iPad 4 announcement surprise you?

    I was surprised by the amount of changes, but the fact that the larger iPad was only thing still with the 30 pin connnector, made me wonder if Apple was going to wait until spring to release an update.
  4. Seadog

    A very very very. . . bad move by apple!!

    I doubt that this will have an adverse effect on people. Those who have a heavy investment in the 30 pin cable system, can still get the 3rd generation iPad at a much reduced price. It was a bit of a shock, being out of normal schedule, but Apple apparently felt that abandoning the 30 pin...
  5. Seadog

    Ios 6 app store

    They make it hard to delete the apps because people frequently get upset, and delete an app. Then they find out that the app has been updated into something better, and they do not have it available. If they make it hard to delete, then no one can claim they did not know what they were doing by...
  6. Seadog

    Complaints on ios6

    This pretty much sums up how I feel about the iOS vs Android issue: The whole article can be read here:Android: When Open Becomes Closed | Mac|Life
  7. Seadog

    Getting the most out of iOS 6

    Positive news about iOS Maps Evetually maps will get much better. One bright note was found in a comparison of the Apple Maps vs Google's app. In most situations, there were little difference between the two, but by using a better downloading technique, Apple uses less than a third of the...
  8. Seadog

    Complaints on ios6

    No update is flawless. Most issues are minor and individual experiences. The Youtube and Maps issues are not Apple's fault when you look at it. Google knew that the native apps were going to be dropped. They chose to not release them and it was highly possible that they did so to upset Apple...
  9. Seadog

    iOS 6 And Updating Apps

    If you have iOS 6, it does updates without requiring password authentication. If both have iOS 6, then it may be in the settings.
  10. Seadog

    Ios 6

  11. Seadog

    IOS 6 Update Question About GPS & Maps?

    There are many good reasons to update to iOS 6. Maps is in its infancy, and will get better as they find the problems. This can only be done by individuals who know the areas reporting bad information. Apple has been hiring many of the top people away from Google to help with this. Whether or...
  12. Seadog

    What's the 16:9 iPad? Perhaps the next generation will be able to see

    This has been discussed ad infinum. I would suggest you do some research for past threads. There are very good reasons for the layout of the iPad. The only reason for letterbox layout is to watch videos in 16:9. Not all video is in that format. The iPad is a multi function tool, and as such, has...
  13. Seadog

    Complaints on ios6

    Some good news for the unhappy maps users.
  14. Seadog

    Complaints on ios6

    Interestingly enough, one of the big advantages that Google maps was the high number of iPhone users who contributed to updates for them. So without the iPhones, they may not get the full benefits of updating. Google maps had to go, whether people liked it or not. To promote migration to...
  15. Seadog

    Necessary to replace iOS with Windows Mobile

    Check to see if the program or similar one is in the app store. For example, Oracle Mobile database client is availabel for iPad, among several others.
  16. Seadog

    IOS 6 Internet probs

    A lot of potential issues come to mind, but not being a technician, means nothing. 1. Is your wifi an older model? Could it be on its last legs? 2. Have you tried checking with a friend, preferably someone who had done the iOS6 upgrade, and check to see if you can use their wifi router? 3...
  17. Seadog

    iOS6 issues

    I moved this thread so that we can keep iOS 6 discussion where they will do the most good.
  18. Seadog

    What does closing the smart cover really do?

    There are several layers of battery management. Certain functions are able to continue after an event tell the iPad that it is not being actively used. If you close the cover and are using the music app, it will still play. If allowed, you will still receive notifications. Apple gives...
  19. Seadog

    Getting the most out of iOS 6

    Great information. I am going to put this with all the other iOS 6 threads so that everyone can find all the threads.
  20. Seadog

    IOS 6 Apple maps

    This is a duplicate of so many threads. Go to the iOS 6 forums for this discussion. thread closed
  21. Seadog


    Moving to iOS 6 forum.
  22. Seadog

    Complaints on ios6

    Moving to iOS 6 forum.
  23. Seadog

    Ios 6 maps

    Moving to the iOS 6 sub forum.
  24. Seadog

    Complaints on ios6

    I am a heavy map user, and have not seen issues with the map program. But then again, a dedicated map user should not rely on just one program. No map program, especially Google maps, is without flaws.
  25. Seadog

    Google maps ?

    I have gone through the new Maps program with areas I travel. I found no issues that render it useless, and some aspects are better than the Google version. I am willing to cut Apple some slack because I have seen all map programs with some wild failures. It may even have been Google who was...
  26. Seadog

    IOS 6 looks crisper on ipad3

    I have to agree that pictures are much crisper looking.
  27. Seadog

    Here’s What Features Your iDevice Gets With iOS 6

    Weather and calculators can be had for free without a bunch of ads. What I am hoping for is improvement in ways to analyze apps for their functionality.
  28. Seadog

    Google maps ?

    Change is not always perfect. In many cases, a poor start means that the improvement will be better. Often when there is little griping about an issue, very little is done to improve the situation. Apple does not like being considered less than top tier, and so they will be attacking the...
  29. Seadog

    Disappointed with the discrimination by apple.

    One of the first things I did when I bought myfirst iPad was to find map alternatives to the native app. While it has its place, for me, Google Maps was useless. I rarely used it, and never could get street view to work on the iPad. Besides the animosity between Apple and Google, there was a...
  30. Seadog

    Disappointed with the discrimination by apple.

    Most of the major issues are more with Apple maps not having a program to make the data work well. Apple procured a lot of raw data from TomTom and other mapping groups. The problem is that they did not do a good job of taking the information and sorting it out properly. This can be fixed, and...
  31. Seadog

    How to connect without 3G?

    There are some carriers that offer monthly data plans. You buy their device and prepaid when you need it.
  32. Seadog

    Maps app

    Almost all mapping systems use a 10 block mile for reference. Therefore, if you are in the 6000 block, it will show you to be six miles from the center of town or reference point. However, a lot of communities use a 12 block mile. This means that the street address is only 5 miles from the...
  33. Seadog

    Ios 6 issues

    While I agree with it being no business of the carriers, they are trying to manage their overworked data systems. This is just one of the many ways that they are trying to lure customers away from the old unlimited plans.
  34. Seadog

    Disappointed with the discrimination by apple.

    If Apple was to invest everything they had into cartography, they would still not catch up to Google maps. Google has many years of data stored which can only be replicated with years of mapping. Apple has teamed up with the other mapping services, but as long as Google continues their...
  35. Seadog

    Disappointed with the discrimination by apple.

    You have to understand why Apple dropped Google for many things. Steve Jobs befriended the founder of Google, put him on the board, and mentored him. Jobs was repaid by Google using their inside knowledge to undercut Apple by bringing out Android after promising not to compete with Apple...
  36. Seadog

    "Under the radar" planned obsolescence?

    The problem is that all technology is moving faster than ever. Some Chinese CEO says that Apple is doomed because they do not update the iPhone more than once a year. It is a convoluted issue that means any device over two years old is obsolete. Some Android devices, every year. And some...
  37. Seadog

    Ios 6 issues

    It appears that the carriers are refusing to allow Facetime over 3/4G without getting a new plan.
  38. Seadog

    Bro's iPad 2 (Wifi) Maps does not have turn-by turn, but my iPad2 (3G + Wifi) does

    GPS requires having the 3G to function. The wifi only does not have the integrated GPS that is on the 3G chip.
  39. Seadog

    I'm all updated on my ipad2.

    A lot of people that use Ford's Sync are finding their iPhones are doing much better with iOS 6.
  40. Seadog

    iOS 6 Cant connect to network

    Anything connecting to Apple servers are probably going to be slower than normal due to the high volume of traffic.