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which ipad do you have?

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#1 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:30 AM

greets!
with all the hype over another cool apple product, was wondering if anyone has one and what one does with it.

i got to play with one at work, it's a nifty device.
they're think of getting more ipads to let people sign off on stuff

so...
anyone have an ipad?  like it?

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:37 AM

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The error returned was:

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looks like you have a glitch as I ticked the "none" box.   whistling.gif
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:06 AM

I like my work issued iPad. I use it to read all my Linux text books and Linux Magazine and CPU Magazine issues. Plus, Scrabble HD is my current gaming addiction.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:56 PM

I also tried to check None and received an error.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:52 PM

I voted none as well and got the error. I would love to have one but I truly do not need one so can't justify the expense. I did find a way to justify buying a kindle though  whistling.gif
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:02 PM

I have a 64GB wifi iPad and I love it.

My wife uses it a lot too, and she questioned me when I bought it. wink.gif

Once you have it and start playing with it, you find yourself using it more and more. That apps make it very useful. I am going to start using it for music creation and such very soon. My mother-in-law is getting one too. She was looking at a laptop, but when you are using to be mobile around the house, the iPad is a great choice when you don't need to do hefty computer things. wink.gif

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

ah!  responses!  biggrin.gif

i like the ipad - so far, all i've had the pleasure of doing is setting one up to run citrix, and showing ppl that the keyboard slides down from the top when they need to type...
i got to play with it some, of course!
guess after the 1st of the year, maybe they'll order one for me... [stares dreamily into space and hopes...]
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:40 AM

I've had one since they first came out.  I love it.  I spend a lot less time on my iMac now that I have the iPad.  It's great for e-mail, web surfing, browsing forums, twitter, Facebook, news, etc.  There's an app called Tapatalk that lets you browse forums that have the plug-in installed.  It works great, but apparently isn't installed here.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:28 AM

There's an Invision Power Board app for the iPad as well. It will not work here either.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:25 AM

QUOTE (ross549 @ Dec 18 2011, 06:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's an Invision Power Board app for the iPad as well.


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It will not work here either.
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE (zlim @ Dec 9 2011, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also tried to check None and received an error.


I also chose "none", then it locked me out of the poll saying I had 'already voted'. Where is this poll recorded, Chicago?   pirate.gif

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:44 PM

I was lucky to pick up a 32GB 1st generation iPad from a college graduate on Craigslist for less than half what others were asking. It started out as a laptop replacement at work, then morphed into my constant companion. Now that I've had to sell my MacBook it's my primary computer. It's great for checking email, I can post to forums with it, read books and magazines, listen to music and watch movies. I can even post to my blogs from it. I don't know that I've ever possessed a more versatile and functional small-form-factor computer before. I honestly don't see owning a laptop over owning an iPad. The only shortcoming the 1st gen's have is no camera, but my phone has that so I don't miss the iPad not having one.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE (frapper @ Dec 20 2011, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:04 AM

QUOTE (Jeber @ Dec 20 2011, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... I honestly don't see owning a laptop over owning an iPad. ...


cool!  well, (again) maybe i can persuade my work to get me one... biggrin.gif
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:00 PM

My mother in law (Windows user) just got an iPad for Christmas, and loves it.....
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:35 PM

I have played with other people's iPads and love them! biggrin.gif
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

I ain't got one. I don't use it fer nuthin. smile.gif

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:48 PM

Bought my first Apple product, an iPad2, just one week ago ... LOVE IT!!  Almost enough to make me think MAC as my next pc.  Linux is too hard (or I don't have the patience, same thing in my opinion) and Windows is, well, too Windowish ... Apple might be somewhere in-between.   hmm.gif
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

you will find apple products pricey, but well endowed and very user friendly.  
in my few scrapes with apple, including a macintosh i owned eons ago, that was the case:  
very easy to pick up on using it.  
you will also find them of very high quality.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:34 AM

Never owned an Apple product until the iPad 1. Sold it online to get the iPad 2. Am in the process of shipping out the 2 to help cover the cost of the iPad: the New. sweatingbullets.gif  32gig wi-fi only, retina display is amazing. My reason to buy the original iPad was to read text & surf. My eyes & my furniture placement in my tiny bedroom cause tremedous eyestrain on my 24"monitor hooked up to a self-made Windows machine. The iPad has become my email, rss, blogs, social media, online search tool. Could a laptop provide the same service? Likely, but I'm totally hooked on the Touch interface & light weight. Sigh...can't/won't try to escape the Reality Distortion Field...it just works! rolleyes.gif
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

awesome!  heard a few folks praise the beauty of the ipad 3's display!  and there's a lot to be said for portability!
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (claren44 @ Mar 21 2012, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sigh...can't/won't try to escape the Reality Distortion Field...it just works! rolleyes.gif

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

QUOTE (Temmu @ Mar 21 2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
awesome!  heard a few folks praise the beauty of the ipad 3's display!  and there's a lot to be said for portability!


One of my coworkers got the new iPad, and I have to agree... the display is stunning. The iPad 2's display is no slouch, but the new on is so much sharper than the 2's.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

I don't know how I lived without it.  I just went five days with out turning on my Macair and didn't even notice until I went to play my one flash game.  It will be back to the Air tonight so I can work on a web site.
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