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post #81 of 102
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Originally Posted by surefire View Post

dagamer34 what are u smoking? I would like some of it because u sure must be having a PIPE DREAM to think/phantom the idea of touch typing on the virtual keyboard or perhaps you u got chicken fingers. Hope u get my message and can also take a joke.

Even God, the creator of man and man the creator of iPad - even God can't touch type on the damn virtual keyboard. Well with GOD all things are possible so perhaps only GOD is capable of being productive/typing with the virtual keyboard if u get my gist

Could we keep "God" out of it? In the first place this is a technology dscussion and magical beings have no place in such discussions. Religion poisions any logical debate in that it's an appeal to irrationality.

Secondly, what you posted is blasphemous, for that portion of the population that is religious.
post #82 of 102
Yeah I kinda went off a little bit on that one.
I really didn't have to say that
post #83 of 102
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

Secondly, what you posted is blasphemous, for that portion of the population that is religious.

So are you going to fly a plane into a building now?

Don't do it!
post #84 of 102
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Originally Posted by frankie View Post

I still can't understand how this thing doesn't have a USB port...

Seriously I don't get it.

Because it doesn't need one.
post #85 of 102
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Originally Posted by frankie View Post

As far as I can tell the USB is only for importing photos- with an adapter. Just put a dang USB port on it and you can move files around effortlessly...seriously. What would that cost them 50 cents?!

Absolutely! The very essential reason not to buy and use one!! *Whew* Glad we got that settled!
post #86 of 102
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Originally Posted by frankie View Post

I still can't understand how this thing doesn't have a USB port...

Seriously I don't get it.

Could it be that if you put in a USB port, you have to power that port and make accomodations in your power supply budget and architecture to route power for those inevitable bus powered usb devices that will be connected to it? Perhaps Apple kept the USB port off (and minimized its number on the MacBook Air) to keep the power requirements down and thus prolong the battery life of these devices?
post #87 of 102
Oh so good, Dilbert, to see you bringing things out of the closet - publishing under your own name at AI at last! You're getting brave again, aren't you, Dilbert! Digg couldn't keep you down forever!

You're a lot like George Lincoln Rockwell, you know, which I presume those who've encountered you closer than most of us would want have pointed out from time to time? That might be something to be proud of? Particularly if you seldom have anything to not be truly ashamed of?

Oh - almost forgot. Someone lent me a copy of that slop of a book you wrote. Yes, it's about as useless as everyone's already intimated. Nothing technically interesting - all you did was copy from freely available articles at apple.com. 'Tis a shame - a budding author as yourself!

You don't really have a pedigree in anything but the Apple swastika, do you, Dilbert? You give fanbois a bad name, Dilbert! And you'd never get a job at Wikipedia - your articles never have any external references - none! For the simple reason no one else shares your twisted skewed view of the world. And what were the odds of that? And thank goodness for that too - or what, Dilbert! I'd be very surprised to find Steve Jobs is not personally embarrassed and troubled by you.

Have a nice holiday, Dilbert. Spring is here! Take off that tinfoil hat you wear so proudly for a while and enjoy a walk in FRESH AIR.

Ta.
post #88 of 102
The article mentions that it will not support other bluetooth devices outside of the keyboard and headphones. Have you tested the Bose soundlink speaker which is detected on the itouch and can connect. . It is a very useful functionality as it allows you to listed to any web audio from the itouch and the sound quality is good, speaker portable
post #89 of 102
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Originally Posted by geekdad View Post

You have a very good point!. The ipad does/fits the niche what the MBA was intended to do......

unless of course you need a mac.
post #90 of 102
because apps like this one get the jobs done anyway:

http://mobile.eurosmartz.com/products/printnshare.html

wouldn't surprise me if Apple adds some of these capabilities to iPhone/iPad 4.0 OS ... but in the meantime smart developers like this will make some good money - deservedly (and Apple gets 30% anyway).
post #91 of 102
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Originally Posted by Alfiejr View Post

because apps like this one get the jobs done anyway:

http://mobile.eurosmartz.com/products/printnshare.html

wouldn't surprise me if Apple adds some of these capabilities to iPhone/iPad 4.0 OS ... but in the meantime smart developers like this will make some good money - deservedly (and Apple gets 30% anyway).

I was hoping for a parallel port on the iPad.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
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post #92 of 102
Well, I got mine yesterday (more on that in a moment) and played with it most of the evening. I only got it for app development and will be giving it away in a few weeks, so it's not mine to keep, but I intend to give it some real-world testing in the meantime. Here are my reactions so far:

+ Viewing my photo library is marvelous. I expected this ... I'd love to have one of these to take to family reunions and pass around when talking about my last vacation, house projects, etc.

+ Browsing the web is better than I expected. The iPhone version of Safari really works well here, scaling websites to fit the window in either orientation, and scrolling and zooming with the touch interface.

+ And reading e-books ... I never even considered this, but the book reader is really cool and Project Gutenberg is amazing ... I immediately downloaded two books I've been meaning to read and I can't wait to try this.

- No Flash for video. I don't care about Flash eye-candy on some websites, but I do watch a lot of streaming video and virtually all of that is in Flash. When I got up early to stream a European bike race this morning, I grabbed my MacBook because I knew I wouldn't be able to use the iPad. Sadly, I'd expect it to take 1-2 years for HTML 5 to become prevalent enough to avoid this problem.

- Doesn't replace an iPod. It does pictures and video better than my iPod touch, but I can't put it in my back pocket to listen to music while I'm working outside, or slip it onto a dashboard mount to connect to the car stereo.

- Doesn't work as a standalone computer. I would strongly recommend this to some relatives who need a zero-maintenance web and email computer -- it's the closest thing to a functional "web appliance" that I've used. But you still need a main computer to operate it. It wouldn't even show the home screen without syncing to iTunes first.

One thing I haven't tested is the keyboard. My accuracy has been excellent for entering web URLs, but I haven't tried writing email with it yet. I usually don't even bother on my iPod touch, so I'm wondering how much more usable this will be. If I can write email on it, this could replace a laptop for shorter out-of-town trips, but if not, there's no way I could justify the cost for casual around-the-house use.

Now for the delivery story: I spent the morning at home waiting for UPS, but I wanted to run some errands so I finally left a note with my signature, which has worked fine in the past. When I got home, UPS had been there and gone, leaving a handwritten note that said, "Sorry, signature required" -- I was mad! But then I found two telephone messages from the UPS driver, one when he came the first time, and another two hours later when he came back again! He left his own number, so I called him back. He had just returned to the warehouse but offered to drive out again and meet me half way! I laughed and told him I'd be happy to come to the warehouse to pick it up. He left it for me at the guard house of the UPS air terminal, where the security guards were really suspicious until I showed them my call slip, and then were really excited and wanted to know all about the iPad. UPS really wanted to get these delivered on launch day and they seemed excited to be a part of the launch event! I must say, that made it all the more fun to get the device and drive home to try it out.
post #93 of 102
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Originally Posted by arlomedia View Post

Well, I got mine yesterday (more on that in a moment) and played with it most of the evening. I only got it for app development and will be giving it away in a few weeks, so it's not mine to keep, but I intend to give it some real-world testing in the meantime. Here are my reactions so far:

Thanks! Best user review I've seen yet.
post #94 of 102
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Originally Posted by DoctorBenway View Post

So are you going to fly a plane into a building now?

Don't do it!

What a startlingly innapropriate thing to say.
post #95 of 102
This post has been reported for the long tedious personal attack that it is.

Couldn't you have even added a single thing relevant to the thread or the discussion to disguise the personal attack?

Or perhaps made the personal attack more entertaining? Or best of all, could you have just shortened the whole thing and just called the author an idiot instead? It would have saved a great deal of time.
post #96 of 102
I just noticed you can move up to 6 icons down into the dock, and they display in portrait or landscape.

6 icon dock!
post #97 of 102
1. The Need to flip between orientations is a limiting factor and will continue to be even after the release of a stand that does the rotation for you. This is a real disruption to productive flow and too many apps bottle functions needed by the user in only one orientation

2. Some sites (turbotax) cling to flash still

3. *iWork needs an export to iDisk

4. *Mail needs the ability to create folders to assist in organization

5. In any apps, cut/copy/paste work, but not other Mac shortcuts

6. In Safari, you can tab between the address bar and the search bar, but not through page elements on the screen or shortcuts to go forward or back in web history or create a new browser (tab) window.

7. Would be nice to have some kinda shared storage place that is local to the device.

8. I need to delete playlists from ipod function

9. The voice recorder app is not present, so an important note taking tool is missing from the iPad. The voice recorder had that great advantage of being supported in the background.
post #98 of 102
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Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post

Seemingly you did not watch the keynote. It is available on You Tube.

You missed my post almost immediately afterwards where I admitted my mistake.
post #99 of 102
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Originally Posted by DerPlanck View Post

Because it doesn't need one.

Except, it does have one. You just have to subscribe to apples normal nickel and dime operation to get it
Household: MacBook, iPad 16gb wifi, iPad 64gb wifi, iPad Mini 32gb, coming iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S 32gb, iPhone 32gb, iPod Touch 4th gen x1, iPod nano 16gb gen 5 x2, iPod nano gen 3 8gb, iPod classic...
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Household: MacBook, iPad 16gb wifi, iPad 64gb wifi, iPad Mini 32gb, coming iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S 32gb, iPhone 32gb, iPod Touch 4th gen x1, iPod nano 16gb gen 5 x2, iPod nano gen 3 8gb, iPod classic...
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post #100 of 102
I can now say after using an iPad none stop for two days that Apple need to add an additional feature to Safari. When an ad is accidentally clicked, as happens, the window closes and a new page opens. To return to the previous 'page' requires far too many steps for a novice user. It is simple enough for me but I notice people I let try the iPad get totally lost as to how to get back to where they were.

To explain to people without an iPad yet, the current page is stored and the ad page opens, rather like a pop up if you will. There is no obvious way to go back as this new page has no active back button since it is a new page. You have to close the page and use the saved pages section to find the page you were on which was automatically saved for you and reopen it. As I say this totally confuses many users I tested. I would also point out no one even figured out how to 'close the page' either, instead they quit and reopened Safari. Then they started over either opening the app (as in a saved home screen icon of a Safari page) if it had one or reopening Safari and retyping the URL. This leaves an endless trail of saved pages as well as getting them very frustrated after this happens several times.

IMHO this would be simply solved with a the ability of the 'back button' to be able to not only take you back to the previous page but also back to the previous opened page seamlessly. This would necessitate also closing the current one and I think asking 'want to save this page?'. There may be better ways than the one I suggest but Apple need to make these unwanted open pages easier to escape from than the current interface allows for.
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nMac Pro 6 Core, MacBookPro i7, MacBookPro i5, iPhones 5 and 5s, iPad Air, 2013 Mac mini, SE30, IIFx, Towers; G4 & G3.
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Been using Apple since Apple ][ - Long on AAPL so biased
nMac Pro 6 Core, MacBookPro i7, MacBookPro i5, iPhones 5 and 5s, iPad Air, 2013 Mac mini, SE30, IIFx, Towers; G4 & G3.
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post #101 of 102
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Originally Posted by CU10 View Post

The earth shook today.

Oh, and netbooks are toast.

toast you say? Were they toast when the iPod touch or iPhone came out? Because the iPad is just a huge frickin' iPod Touch. Apple once again has misunderstood it's user base and created something with no real value over any other product. iPad is Apple TV all over again... useless.
post #102 of 102
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Originally Posted by alienzed View Post

toast you say? Were they toast when the iPod touch or iPhone came out? Because the iPad is just a huge frickin' iPod Touch. Apple once again has misunderstood it's user base and created something with no real value over any other product. iPad is Apple TV all over again... useless.

Interesting. You claim it's a "huge frickin' iPod Touch" then say it's "useless" and "has misunderstood it's user base and created something with no real value" which infers that the iPod Touch also falls into that category. How many iPod Touches have they sold? How many tablets were sold last year? 1 million and the sold 300k in one day? Hmm...
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