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Apple iPad buyers / Owners thread

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Sam Posten

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    I'm getting the 64GB without 3G and will buy a Verizon MiFi to run it off of.

    Video is up:
    http://www.apple.com/ipad/ipad-video/
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    I wonder....

    I already have an air card for my PC via Verizon

    Can I simply plug in my air card (which will probably
    be a USB since I dont think this takes express) and
    use it on the iPad?
     
  3. Sam Posten

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    Doesn't look like any USB ports or cameras to me. Maybe via Bluetooth tho! The Verizon Mifi should absolutely ROCK with this.
     
  4. Sam Posten

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    http://i.gizmodo.com/5457757/apple-ipad-first-hands-on

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/apple-ipad-first-hands-on/
     
  5. Sam Posten

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    Official accessories:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/ipad-has-optional-keyboard-dock/
    http://i.gizmodo.com/5458344/ipad-kickstand-accessory-doubles-as-a-nice-leather-case-too
    http://i.gizmodo.com/5458341/ipad-keyboard-dock-because-even-apple-knows-touch-typing-can-hurt

    Video clips:
    http://i.gizmodo.com/5458329/what-it-looks-like-to-read-a-book-on-the-apple-ipad-+-video
    http://i.gizmodo.com/5458331/google-maps-on-the-ipad-+-video
     
  6. Sam Posten

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    Woah, there could be USB connectivity, check out the Camera kit at the bottom of this page! Specs:
    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/
     
  7. Sam Posten

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    Here's what happened to Ars:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-tablet-event-kills-live-blogging-site-coveritlive-2010-1

    http://i.gizmodo.com/5458314/apple-ipad-first-device-to-use-apple-a4-processor
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/ipad-video-madtv-predicte_n_438880.html
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/01/crosswords-iphone-app-tablet.html
     
  8. Sam Posten

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    http://kottke.org/10/01/some-stuff-about-the-ipad


     
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    No multitasking? What are they thinking?
     
  10. Sam Posten

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    BATTERY LIFE
     
  11. Dave Scarpa

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    Yeah I can Listen to Music and surf the Net on my Droid Eris but not this ??
     
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    Like the iPhone, you can listen to music with iTunes in the background. Just not with a third-party music app, which would be foreground only.
     
  13. Jim_C

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    I know there's no optical drive on this but is there a way to legally get copies of DVD's I own onto an iPad? I would love to ditch my portable DVD player for an iPad. If I can't watch my own DVD's then I can't see getting an iPad, even though I really, really, REALLY want one. My Droid does everything I need it to and I can live with the screen size for the time being.
     
  14. Sam Posten

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    I don't do it but you should be able to use HandBrake to rip your own legal copies, dump em in iTunes, and Sync from there.

    More good reads:
    http://www.stephenfry.com/2010/01/28/ipad-about/
    http://www.macworld.com/article/145988/2010/01/ipad_hands_on.html?lsrc=twt_macworld
    http://gizmodo.com/5458795/mcgraw+hill-still-in-deep-denial-over-ipad-leak
    http://gizmodo.com/5458782/a-consideration-of-the-ipads-aspect-ratio (HATE that it's now widescreen personally)
    http://gizmodo.com/5458772/dont-touch-the-furniture-please
    http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2010/01/28/apple-fanboy-2-not-impressed-with-the-ipad/
    http://daringfireball.net/2010/01/various_ipad_thoughts
    http://www.marco.org/358002061
    http://cruftbox.com/blog/archives/001592.html#001592
    http://daringfireball.net/2010/01/ipad_big_picture

    The Keynote is in iTunes now BTW
     
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    The secret weapon:
    http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2010/archives/8285

    Sympathy for the devil (must read if you are dying for Flash on iPhone):
    http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2010/01/sympathy_for_the_devil.html

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/01/apple-tablet-ebook/
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/01/ten-things-missing-from-the-ipad/
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/01/bob-lefsetz-isnt-sold-on-the-ipad/
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/01/this-tablet-pessimist-has-just-switched-sides/
     
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    Legally? No. Ripping DVD's that you bought and own is a violation of the DMCA.

    But I'm quite aware -- from friends and colleagues, I assure you -- that it's not difficult to rip DVDs with Handbrake, and tag them with MetaX. They get put into iTunes and your iPod syncs them to the appropriate category. People -- like my friends and colleagues -- then get their Jack Bauer fix at the gym or on the plane or hotel room on business.

    Not that I would violate Federal Law in using products I legally purchased. But friends and colleagues would. :)
     
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    LOL:
    http://gizmodo.com/5458855/the-apple-ipad-is-for-old-people
     
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    I was perhaps too sardonic.

    Ripping your own DVDs is easy.* MacWorld has published detailed how-to's in the past. It's a good way to get stuff you own onto your iPod for convenient viewing; and not waste money on the overpriced iTunes movies. Just don't "pirate" stuff you don't own. :)

    If you have a Tivo or TivoHD, you can copy recorded shows from it onto your Mac, and then sync it to your iPod.

    * Yes, breaking copy protection is a violation of the DMCA. No one cares. This law is an offense to normal people, but to say more is too political to HTF :)
     
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    My wife says I've been obsessed with this the past two days. Going to bed listening to MacBreak Weekly's show on the announcement may have influenced her assessment...

    She also noted that this is the "Fruit and Vegetable" year for anniversary gifts :)
     

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