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Old 23.06.2010, 11:20
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Old 23.06.2010, 11:21
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Sounds fine for everything else, apart from maybe music, as you have buy music through the iTunes store and can't just add MP3's to the library - you would need to sync to a computer to do that.
If that is really the case, I'd probably not use it for music.
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Old 23.06.2010, 11:24
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Just a shame it doesn't have a webcam, it would completely replace her other two items. Might be worth waiting for version 2 to see if they include one, or can you connect a stand alone camera to it?
Doubtful. From the sounds of it you should wait for Ver. 2 - what with iPhone 4 having facetime its a safe bet that they'll put a cam into the next iPad.
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Old 23.06.2010, 11:26
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Re: The Apple iPad

since adobe killed flash for 64bit linux, i've realised how much flash is used. youtube, facebook videos, etc. not all are replaced with HTML5 yet.

i find the functionality so critical that i'm actually going to re-install a new OS to get flash functionality. do iPad users notice the lack of flash?

i can't wait until flash is dead.
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Old 23.06.2010, 11:32
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do iPad users notice the lack of flash?

i can't wait until flash is dead.

Yes!
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Old 23.06.2010, 11:33
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i can't wait until flash is dead.
Ah. And I can't wait until we have world peace.

But seriously, I think flash is used at too many places to be replaced so easily.
Granted HTML5 and CSS3 can do a lot of good and interesting things, but there is still a long way to go until they are a suitable replacement for flash.
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Old 23.06.2010, 11:34
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I guess I am looking for honest reviews of current owners and the anwser to the 'would you buy it again' question.
After almost a month of ownership I definitely do not regret the spend.
As a reader device it ticks all the boxes (books, newspapers, magazines, RSS feeds, web clippings etc..). As a coffee table web browser it also works very well with its instant-on and smooth, fast rendering of web pages. However I'd knock off about 3/10 for its lack of Flash, because for me its simply a reduction in functionality, and its only when you surf a lot using the iPad that you realise how ubiquitous Flash really is. Thinking about it, I would also like to see tabs in the Safari browser, instead of having to zoom out and see all the pages.

For typing short emails its fine, however editing documents is a major pain. The lack of cursor keys and the tricky nature of select/clip/paste makes it a lot easier to do on a netbook. However if I did have a lot of writing or editing to do I'm not sure I would do it on a Netbook unless it had a particularly good keyboard.

So all in all its a good third device (after PC and laptop), however I wouldn't recommend one as a substitute for a laptop.

Edit: The lack of support for WMV, Divx etc.. is another PITA since you need to convert all your video files to MP4 for it to play on the native player.

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Old 23.06.2010, 11:42
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since adobe killed flash for 64bit linux, i've realised how much flash is used. youtube, facebook videos, etc. not all are replaced with HTML5 yet.
Adobe's fault then.

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i find the functionality so critical that i'm actually going to re-install a new OS to get flash functionality. do iPad users notice the lack of flash?
I recently installed the ClickToFlash Flash blocker on my PowerBook, which gives me the option of playing stuff only when I decide to. Agreed, I have noticed how much of the stuff there is, but thank goodness I have it blocked by default.

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i can't wait until flash is dead.
Yep.
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Old 23.06.2010, 11:47
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since adobe killed flash for 64bit linux, i've realised how much flash is used. youtube, facebook videos, etc. not all are replaced with HTML5 yet.
It's trivial to sign up for the YouTube HTML 5 beta . . . seems to work very well.
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Old 23.06.2010, 12:24
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Castro, the Atomic browser has tabs, you could use that instead of safari.
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Old 23.06.2010, 12:33
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Castro, the Atomic browser has tabs, you could use that instead of safari.
Cool, can't believe I missed that but I thought evil Steve had banned alternative browsers from his App store, they must have changed their policy.
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Old 23.06.2010, 12:40
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Cool, can't believe I missed that but I thought evil Steve had banned alternative browsers from his App store, they must have changed their policy.
Not exactly. What Apple have banned is the running of interpreted code on the iOS platform. Browsers need to run java script these days and that's considered to be interpreted code.

The way round this is to execute any code on the server side and then pump the results to the device running iOS. Opera mini got round this restriction by doing this, as I would imagine the Atomic developers have.
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Cool, can't believe I missed that but I thought evil Steve had banned alternative browsers from his App store, they must have changed their policy.
Opera's available on the iPhone too. Not sure about the iPad.
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Old 23.06.2010, 22:04
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How the frig do I set up the 3g? I have the orange sim and all that but now what?
Did anyone order the orange 3g card online?

If so, did you received a "phone number" with it? I havent been able to get it sorted. When I called Orange they asked for the number but I do not have it.

Any ideas?

Unless it was on the bit of plastic the sim card was connected to (which was thrown away) Im lost
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Old 23.06.2010, 22:05
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Did anyone order the orange 3g card online?

If so, did you received a "phone number" with it? I havent been able to get it sorted. When I called Orange they asked for the number but I do not have it.

Any ideas?

Unless it was on the bit of plastic the sim card was connected to (which was thrown away) Im lost
You're lost. The number was on there.
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Old 23.06.2010, 22:06
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I think it is awesome.
Played around with one in London on the weekend.
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Old 23.06.2010, 22:19
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You're lost. The number was on there.
You are 100% sure on that
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Old 24.06.2010, 09:30
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You are 100% sure on that
I picked up a Swisscom sim for my iPad last week and it was on there. Could be on the paperwork too.
If you take the Sim into the Orange shop they might be able to work out. At least you'll remember next time to keep important items/documents as the SIM pin is also on that piece of plastic, which you will need to use the card.
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Old 24.06.2010, 09:51
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since adobe killed flash for 64bit linux, i've realised how much flash is used. youtube, facebook videos, etc. not all are replaced with HTML5 yet.

i find the functionality so critical that i'm actually going to re-install a new OS to get flash functionality. do iPad users notice the lack of flash?

i can't wait until flash is dead.
no worries..youporn and redtube are working on having (if not already) HTML5 version of their videos
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Old 24.06.2010, 09:53
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You're lost. The number was on there.
As you need to register when you get a new prepaid SIM, Orange will know your number. Just call them up - they can look up your address.
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