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Old 20.02.2011, 18:54
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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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Old 20.02.2011, 20:29
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Re: The Apple iPad

If I understand correctly you can download photos & such from such a connection to the ipad but you cannot upload from the ipad or or use the connected device as additional ipad storage?
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Old 21.02.2011, 09:24
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If I understand correctly you can download photos & such from such a connection to the ipad but you cannot upload from the ipad or or use the connected device as additional ipad storage?
I've not tried the USB connection, but that's the way it works with the SD card connector (you get both in the box).

The iPad recognises that there are photos and offers to import them to your iPad into specific albums ("Imported" + "Last Import", or similar, if I remember correctly). It will offer to skip previously imported photographs.

There is no other dialogue.
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Old 23.02.2011, 16:19
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Re: The Apple iPad

What do those of you who have an iPad actually use it for? I got one for Christmas & although I think it is a pretty cool piece of kit it still stikes me as a solution looking for a problem. My kids love it for playing games & I have a couple of apps for myself but apart from that it is not used much. I am sure I could be puting it to much better use than Harry Potter Lego.
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Old 23.02.2011, 16:28
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What do those of you who have an iPad actually use it for? I got one for Christmas & although I think it is a pretty cool piece of kit it still stikes me as a solution looking for a problem. My kids love it for playing games & I have a couple of apps for myself but apart from that it is not used much. I am sure I could be puting it to much better use than Harry Potter Lego.
I'm seriously tempted by the MIDI apps you can get for it now, if that's your thing. Turns it into a highly configurable controller for a number of music apps.

Otherwise I would see it as a really handy laptop for web browsing. As I already have a laptop, I haven't cracked, yet...
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Old 23.02.2011, 16:31
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What do those of you who have an iPad actually use it for? I got one for Christmas & although I think it is a pretty cool piece of kit it still stikes me as a solution looking for a problem. My kids love it for playing games & I have a couple of apps for myself but apart from that it is not used much. I am sure I could be puting it to much better use than Harry Potter Lego.
Reading! Not books - I read those on my iPhone as I prefer the portability - but newspapers and magazines. I read The Times and The Sunday Times (£2 for the whole week, complete steal), and magazines mostly through the Zinio app. If you use PayPal to pay, it doesn't seem to care where you live and you can get UK and US ones without having to have a credit card registered in the right country.

I also use it as a mini TV because we only have one - this way, I can pack the kids off to go and watch BBC iPlayer cartoons when they're being noisy and I want the living room back.

And Internet browsing from the comfort of the sofa, without a laptop fan banging away.

And sure, games too - me and my 11 yr old are playing one called Color Cross at the moment, which will appeal to Sudoku likers.

But for us, it's mostly a replacement for paper, giving us access to the English stuff we can't get here.
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Old 23.02.2011, 16:33
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Re: The Apple iPad

Things I use mine for most;

Quick surf when it's not worth booting up the Quattro laptop
Reading magazines on Zinio
Quickly viewing photos when I'm out and about photographing stuff
Keeping Mini Mimi quiet in the car with Charlie and Lola videos
Facebook ("Friendly" is much better than FB's iPhone app)
Playing nicer versions of iPhone games
Occasionally reading my Kindle books when I don't have my Kindle with me
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Re: The Apple iPad

Do you have the connector thing for your camera? If so does it work well? That is one thing I am quite keen on using it for.

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Old 23.02.2011, 16:42
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Re: The Apple iPad

My boss uses it (here @ work) as an "always on" mobile computer ersatz to

email back & forth
read e-papers (FT.com, NY Times, etc)
read brokerage research (pdf files)

I'll stress the theme *mobility* ... i.e. the iPad accompanies him to the toilet for his morning musings

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Old 23.02.2011, 16:51
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Do you have the connector thing for your camera? If so does it work well? That is one thing I am quite keen on using it for.
It works well for me. It's fairly quick and it's a lot nicer to look at than the camera LCD.
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Old 02.03.2011, 19:33
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New iPad on the 25th of March. It's pretty much near to perfection. Dual core processor and thinner than an iPhone 4.

I'm not an apple fan at all but this is THE table to buy this year.
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Old 02.03.2011, 19:56
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New iPad on the 25th of March. It's pretty much near to perfection. Dual core processor and thinner than an iPhone 4.

I'm not an apple fan at all but this is THE table to buy this year.
what's so great about it? all they did was catch up with the competition. they didn't improve in the key areas: still has the annoyingly glossy, low-res screen.

all the upcoming Android tablets have the same innards, some have much nicer screens, most weigh about the same or are lighter. I really fail to see why I should choose the iPad over a Motorola Xoom or a Samsung Tab 10.1.


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Old 02.03.2011, 19:58
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The screen is a huge let down but otherwise I would pre-order one of these straight away.

That's a lot considering I'm not an Apple fanboi and have 0 Apple devices now.
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Old 02.03.2011, 19:59
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The fact that they also had so few features to talk about that they had to show their shitty apps for so long afterwards.
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Old 02.03.2011, 20:23
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Old 02.03.2011, 20:29
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Re: The Apple iPad

You know, even with a new incarnation of the pad I still think it's a solution looking for a problem. Having said that, I'm probably not the first person you should look for when it comes to commentary on new technology.

Way back in the early nineties my boss asked "should we get this Internet thingy". I answered "Well email could be useful, but as for the rest of it, forget it. It's just CB radio for the nineties. Full of self important people spouting nonesense on their own pathetic agenda".

Sometimes I cringe about how wrong I was, but most of the time I smile secretly to myself thinking I wasn't really that far off
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Old 02.03.2011, 20:33
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coincidentally, just at the point the chap was wondering how legitimate one of those web sites was, up popped an advert from Google offering 90% discount on iPads.

Anyone want to buy a bridge?
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Old 02.03.2011, 20:41
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You know, even with a new incarnation of the pad I still think it's a solution looking for a problem.

Apparently, they sold 15 million iPad 1s.
It would be ideal for my mother, though.
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Old 02.03.2011, 20:45
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The fact that they also had so few features to talk about that they had to show their shitty apps for so long afterwards.
didn't keep Jobs from lying about the iPad 2's being the first dualcore tablet - the Xoom has been out for a week.


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Old 02.03.2011, 20:50
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didn't keep Jobs from lying about the iPad 2's being the first dualcore tablet - the Xoom has been out for a week.


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Well in his typical troll style he said it's the first dual core tablet to ship....pause...in volume.

Now all the hipster fanboys will go around saying it's an innovative first of its kind dual core tablet

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