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    How Many Apple Products Do You Own?

    I don't want to get too much into it. This I an iPad forum and I want to respect that people didn't come here to talk about Surface tablets. Briefly, it just depends on what you want from a tablet. I'm a fairly heavy Office user. Office-compatible doesn't work. The fact that its more of a...
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    How Many Apple Products Do You Own?

    Wow, my thread has lived on. We're now Apple free at my house. Surface RT came out and I jumped ship. I was very happy for the iPad when it came out. It filled a need no one else could at the time. I do miss a few apps, but overall I needed Office, better printing and better ability to browse...
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    Adobe and Flash

    Amazon's new file storage and web player would be nice on the ipad. You can keep you music in the "cloud" and stream it from a web browser. It requires flash. There's a dozen or so things I really wish I could do like that, but I'm making it ok without.
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    Is it just me or does IPAD2 camera really stink?

    I would be very happy with a 2MP camera that had good image processing and low light capabilities. 0.7MP is a joke. The worst freebie give-a-way phones out there have 1.3MP cameras now.
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    Is it just me or does IPAD2 camera really stink?

    I remember no long ago people used to say "Who wants a camera on a phone? I have a digital camera for that" I have a pretty nice digital camera too, but its not with me all day every day and connected to the internet via 3G and wifi. I don't need my portable camera to be amazing, but a tiny...
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    Doc Editor with Handwriting Recognition

    Sounds more like Tablet PC territory
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    Why does itunes suck so bad.

    I rarely have problems with iTunes anymore - I only use it to update the iPad :) not using it has pretty much fixed all the annoyances. It may be heresy to say here, but check out the Zune desktop software. Its years ahead of iTunes in usability. It will play any format and auto convert when...
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    What is Ipad 4.2 real battery life

    I havent tested since updating to 4, but I could run my battery down to 30% or by noon with bluetooth on, screen all the way up and 3G on. Gaming definitely drains. Gaming with bluetooth for audio does it even faster.
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    Why does itunes suck so bad.

    Its just something you have to put up with if you want to run a Apple device. It all works great if you buy all your music in iTunes, and play it on Apple devices. ;) Its partly about optimizing hardware decoding with limited formats (efficiency, battery life and such) and partly about making...
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    Ms office compatibility

    I wouldnt hold out for that. The article I read to that effect was taking a comment someone at MS said about supporting "other popular platforms" or something like that and assuming that meant the iPad. I would love to see it happen, but I'm not holding my breath. I would be happy if they would...
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    Problem applying Zagg Invisible Shield

    The key for me was keeping my hands wet enough. Its tricky, but doable.
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    I hardly ever hook up my iPad to my computer...

    Its been a few months since I have synced. I have no need to back up. All my music in on my home PCs, I don't buy any from iTunes. I do the old fashioned cd rip thing ;) All my apps can be downloaded again easily in case of a crash. All my files are in drop box. All my mail, contacts, etc are...
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    Why iTunes on your PC?

    The only reason you cant is because Apple doesnt provide the option. Even though its big, the iPad is still a mobile device with a mobile OS that is not quite robust enough to stand on its own. yet.
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    My iPad seems to be dead!

    Its happened to be once as well. I dont know of any way to guarantee that it wont happen again. Its just buggy software, I guess - narrowing down the culprit when it happens so infrequently is almost impossible.
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    Has anyone visited and see how their advertising the iPad??

    haha, yeah, basic flip phones can probably out perform that $8500 desktop.
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    Has anyone visited and see how their advertising the iPad??

    Soild state drives have really come down now. You can get 128GB for $200 now. 64GB is even cheaper. The days of slow booting computers will be coming to a close as these get cheaper. The flash memory used in the iPad, cell phones and such is even faster than a SSD though (and more expensive).
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    Anybody Interested In Starting A Petition About Keeping The Orientation Lock Button ?

    I'm guessing this is about consistency with the iPhone 4 which accomplishes the same function without a hardware switch. Apple wants all devices to behave the same way as much as possible. Your preference is irrelevant.
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    Anybody Interested In Starting A Petition About Keeping The Orientation Lock Button ?

    I use the screen lock switch a lot. I will definitely miss it. The volume rocker mutes fast enough. The software screen lock is multiple taps and swipes away. A petition will do no good. Steve knows best. What we think doesn't matter. If you disagree, you're just doing it wrong. I'm sure its...
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    New MacBook Air - competition for iPad?

    Yep, and some people may need certain software thats only written for OSX. That's mainly what it comes down to. There's a lot of stuff out there for IOS, but mobile devices running a mobile OS will not have the robust kind of apps that are available for a full OS. If you need a full OS and want...
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    New MacBook Air - competition for iPad?

    I dont think windows has ever included flash from the factory...
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    Pricing out for HP Slate

    Different tablets for different people with different needs. HP has been making great touchscreen windows XP, Vista, and windows 7 computers with pretty decent touch support, scrolling, etc. The basic Atom processors are no speed demon, but they work fine on netbooks. The newer dual-core...
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    Skyfire To Bring Flash to iOS

    I used Skyfire on Windows Mobile. I was under the impression it used Flash Lite. It worked really well. I never tried video or anything intensive with it, but it worked great for menus and website navigation items that were done in flash.
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    New MacBook Air - competition for iPad?

    We have windows 7 laptops at work with solid state storage booting around 25s. Resume from suspend is even faster. The new air looks interesting. More options to meet more needs. Its all about different users having different needs requiring different tools to address them.
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    Steve Jobs Taking Shots at Competition

    Well, that's the theory anyway :) there's a ton of junk apps out there though. Reality just doesnt reflect that philosophy. What the closed system does do, however, is make it easier on the developer. When development is easy, guess what happens? MORE APPS! There's a lot of great stuff out...
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    Steve Jobs Taking Shots at Competition

    Android does need to find a way to reign in the chaos. I prefer the open system model over closed system, but you need some fixed parameters. Screen resolutions, minimum hardware requirements. These were all contributing factors in Windows Mobile's Demise. Microsoft has learned - WP7 is a...
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    Steve Jobs Pours Ice Cold Water on Rumours of 7-Inch iPad

    Makes perfect sense to me. I never understood the 7". The only advantage I could see is cost - or maybe women being able to stick it in their purse. Apple likes to keep it simple. A lot of the success of the iPhone has been that there was only 1 phone where windows mobile allowed manufacturers...
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    Anyone tempted to sell their iPad?

    We're also talking about 6 months. I can get a lot of work and fun done on my iPad in 6 months. :)
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    Who's next to sell iPads Apple iPad MC497LL/A Tablet (64GB, Wifi + 3G): Computer & Accessories Thats a 3rd party through Amazon fullfillment.
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    Who's next to sell iPads

    Dollar General?
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    Remote Access App's!!

    Yeah, its terrible. Wyse does sell a lot of actual cloud computing equipment and services. I guess their thinking was that this would give you access to the things you have put in your private cloud you built with their products. That's just one specific use though, the iPad app is way more...
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    Remote Access App's!!

    There are no remote apps that depend on "cloud access". Wyse Pocket Cloud is poorly named and has nothing to do with "cloud" anything as far as I can tell. "Cloud" has become a buzzword that gets attached to everything these days. Wyse will do it, but if audio is all you need, there are...
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    Kindle or iPad?

    I hear that with the nook, you can share your books with other nook users. That alone would make me get a nook over a kindle. Either of those are best for just reading. If you want much more than a reader and you are ok with a backlit screen for long reading, then the iPad is great.
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    HP Slate Prototype Bombs

    Interesting. Its a prototype, so hopefully, there will be improvements. A few observations... The boot up was from a completely off state. Try completely powering off your iPad and see how quick it comes back up. Win7 has a hibernate or standby capability that should be much faster than a...
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    Remote Access App's!!

    Wyse does both RDP and VNC in one app. For RDP, the computer you are connecting to has to be a "Pro" version of Windows - nothing else is required. For RDP connections there are some Performance options. You can turn sound off, or you can control how much bandwith is devoted to audio. If you...
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    Remote Access App's!!

    RDP server is one of the "features" of the Pro release. You can upgrade in place to Pro or Ultimate to make that work. I think there is something in the start menu or control panel to upgrade (with a fee of course). That's the official, legal route anyway. It doesn't require a reinstall or...
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    Anybody Got Another Product That Has..

    Their Tablet PCs are are great, powerful machines, but bigger, heavier, less portable. It all depends on what you do and how much power you need vs how portable you want it. Right now, I carry my iPad pretty much everywhere, I didnt do that with my Fujitsu Tablet PC even though it was way more...
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    Ipad color depth,

    It could be that the hardware is capable of displaying 24bit, but Apple scaled it back in the drivers/software to save CPU and battery power. That would explain their silence on the issue.
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    Next-Gen iPad Leak Reveals Landscape Dock Connector

    I dont see a rear camera hole no flash is not epic failure, just an annoyance. Its ok as long as there is no other competition. If someone else was selling a tablet that worked just as great AND could do Flash and had USB, I would have probably bought it. Apple has enjoyed a period now...