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Old 09.02.2011, 13:27
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Re: The Apple iPad

Pff, I shan't upgrade. I do love my Ipad but get slightly frustrated at times with it's limitations. Waiting for a few generations until Apple come up with some iPad/MacBook hybrid with a built-in SIM slot.
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Old 09.02.2011, 13:38
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The only thing that would convince me to upgrade would be a higher resolution screen and lighter weight. Clearly a high res (retina) display would render it more expensive and need beefier GPU to control the extra pixels so i don't think it will happen. All the other stuff e.g. USB ports, camera etc.. are of no consequence.
yupp, that's the way I see it, too
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Old 09.02.2011, 13:59
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Re: The Apple iPad

http://www.20min.ch/digital/dossier/...eller-20521121


hmm, doesn't sound too exciting:

- very low res cameras (although I have to say that the "1 megapixel" resolution for the back cam can't possibly be correct)
- same screen res
- and what's worse: apparently they're going back to selling the thing exclusively through mobile carriers

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Old 09.02.2011, 14:23
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Waiting for a few generations until Apple come up with some iPad/MacBook hybrid with a built-in SIM slot.
Yes, my thought as well. Apple, please put a SIM slot in a MacBookAir..!!
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It does charge via USB, but not while the screen is on. Once the screen goes off then it will charge.

A standard USB port is 5W and the iPad needs 10W to charge and use the screen at the same time.
So if the screen is off how do you know it's charging?
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Re: The Apple iPad/BBC iPlayer

Calling all rocket scientists......having successfully gotten the iPlayer working on my Mac, I thought I would turn my attention to the iPad. I used the same UK based IP address from the Mac on the iPad and then downloaded the new iPlayer App from the UK iTunes store. I was getting really excited as everything seemed to be going fine......no "your out of UK" warnings until it came to actually playing a program. Then the message came....."not able to load, try again later"
I contacted the firm who supplied the proxy and after a bit of brainstorming they confirmed that the iPlayer App will NOT work on the iPad OUTSIDE of the UK, as it can be made to do so on a Mac/PC because the iPad ignores all Proxies.
I can't believe the Beeb are going to defeat me on this...can anyone think of yet another workaround......
Thanks......
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Old 12.02.2011, 11:53
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I can't believe the Beeb are going to defeat me on this...can anyone think of yet another workaround......
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I don't know if this will work or not, but it is possible to stream the content from your Mac to the iPad? That might mean you can only do it at home.
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Old 12.02.2011, 11:56
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So if the screen is off how do you know it's charging?
I think you are supposed to trust that it is charging, and when you look at it x hours later find that it worked.
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Old 12.02.2011, 12:16
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Calling all rocket scientists......having successfully gotten the iPlayer working on my Mac, I thought I would turn my attention to the iPad. I used the same UK based IP address from the Mac on the iPad and then downloaded the new iPlayer App from the UK iTunes store. I was getting really excited as everything seemed to be going fine......no "your out of UK" warnings until it came to actually playing a program. Then the message came....."not able to load, try again later"
I contacted the firm who supplied the proxy and after a bit of brainstorming they confirmed that the iPlayer App will NOT work on the iPad OUTSIDE of the UK, as it can be made to do so on a Mac/PC because the iPad ignores all Proxies.
I can't believe the Beeb are going to defeat me on this...can anyone think of yet another workaround......
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If the iPlayer on the iPad ignores proxies then there is nothing much you can do. It seems they are getting wise to proxy servers.
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Old 12.02.2011, 12:28
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Re: The Apple iPad

I still can't see where the iPad fits in when I have a PC, laptop and iPhone already. I mean it will be a cool toy for a month or two, but then, I can't see it being useful unless it

- replaces the laptop and so can do spreadsheets/word docs reasonably well for work
- replaces the laptop for long train/plane journeys which means a decent battery life when watching video.

If I am replacing the laptop, I wonder whether to wait till iPad2 comes out and get iPad1 or get a honeycomb or windows7 tablet of some sort. I really cant see the tablet being fully useful without the MSOffice or equivalent working on it.
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Old 12.02.2011, 12:35
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I still can't see where the iPad fits in when I have a PC, laptop and iPhone already. I mean it will be a cool toy for a month or two, but then, I can't see it being useful unless it

- replaces the laptop and so can do spreadsheets/word docs reasonably well for work
- replaces the laptop for long train/plane journeys which means a decent battery life when watching video.

If I am replacing the laptop, I wonder whether to wait till iPad2 comes out and get iPad1 or get a honeycomb or windows7 tablet of some sort. I really cant see the tablet being fully useful without the MSOffice or equivalent working on it.
Forget using the iPad for work. Use it for what it does best, browsing, videos and casual gaming. It has a 10 hour battery life, probably triple that of any other portable when playing videos. Laptops/netbooks are noisy and hot when compared to the iPad. Nothing beats the iPad for Portability when watching videos.
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Old 12.02.2011, 14:00
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Re: The Apple iPad

Yeah hence having to settle for Windows7 or Honeycomb tablets probably even though they're probably not as good yet.
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Re: The Apple iPad/BBC iPlayer

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Calling all rocket scientists......having successfully gotten the iPlayer working on my Mac, I thought I would turn my attention to the iPad. I used the same UK based IP address from the Mac on the iPad and then downloaded the new iPlayer App from the UK iTunes store. I was getting really excited as everything seemed to be going fine......no "your out of UK" warnings until it came to actually playing a program. Then the message came....."not able to load, try again later"
I contacted the firm who supplied the proxy and after a bit of brainstorming they confirmed that the iPlayer App will NOT work on the iPad OUTSIDE of the UK, as it can be made to do so on a Mac/PC because the iPad ignores all Proxies.
I can't believe the Beeb are going to defeat me on this...can anyone think of yet another workaround......
Thanks......
The iPad has native VPN support. If you connect the iPad to a VPN that gives you an UK IP you should have no problems on running iPlayer.
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Old 12.02.2011, 16:22
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Nothing beats the iPad for Portability when watching videos.
except that it has a screen that's so glossy, it's darn hard to see anything on it on the train.
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Old 12.02.2011, 16:23
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Yeah hence having to settle for Windows7 or Honeycomb tablets probably even though they're probably not as good yet.
Wouldn't worry about Honeycomb - there's no reason why they should be worse than the iPad, considering that Android in general is at least as good as iOS.

However, I really can't see myself running around with a Windows 7 tablet.
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Re: The Apple iPad

Why not dawiz?
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Old 13.02.2011, 10:03
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Why not dawiz?
Mainly power management / power usage issues. Windows 7 isn't made to be run on low memory, low processor-power devices. Touch input is a catastrophe, also.

My wife actually has a Windows 7 tablet PC - it's slow as heck. And this is a tablet PC, not a tablet in the sense we're discussing here.
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Old 13.02.2011, 15:46
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The iPad has native VPN support. If you connect the iPad to a VPN that gives you an UK IP you should have no problems on running iPlayer.
I use a UK VPN to get iPlayer on the iPad to work via Safari, but this doesn't work for the new iPlayer app. Tried having the VPN in place whilst installing the app, etc, but no go, still knows I'm not in the UK. Is it working off the iTunes account address, perhaps? (Not sure where ours is registered.)
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Re: The Apple iPad

Thanks for all your replies regarding the iPlayer on the iPad.
The new Ipad iPlayer App seems to be the problem, I don't think there is even a download facility available on it so you can't record whilst in UK and play later.
Hopefully the Beeb will get a move on with a "legal", overseas subscription service, as long as it fits the pocket that is!
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Re: The Apple iPad

I have a question: how can i connect a simple usb flash drive to iPad, is it possible via some adapter ?
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