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#1 of 722 Sam Posten

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Posted January 27 2010 - 06:49 AM

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/

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#2 of 722 Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 27 2010 - 06:52 AM

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?

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#3 of 722 Sam Posten

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Posted January 27 2010 - 06:54 AM

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

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#4 of 722 Sam Posten

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Posted January 27 2010 - 07:02 AM

http://i.gizmodo.com...-first-hands-on

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

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Posted January 27 2010 - 07:04 AM

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


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Posted January 27 2010 - 07:10 AM

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

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Posted January 27 2010 - 07:26 AM

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


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Posted January 27 2010 - 07:30 AM

http://kottke.org/10...-about-the-ipad

Quote:
Kurt Anderson:

Watching AAPL's share price live: the moment Jobs announced the iPad's base price ($499), Apple's market cap increased by $5 billion.


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#9 of 722 Joe Casey

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Posted January 27 2010 - 07:40 AM

No multitasking? What are they thinking?

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#10 of 722 Sam Posten

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Posted January 27 2010 - 07:48 AM

BATTERY LIFE

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#11 of 722 Dave Scarpa

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Posted January 27 2010 - 03:47 PM

Yeah I can Listen to Music and surf the Net on my Droid Eris but not this ??

My DVD Collection

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Posted January 27 2010 - 04:18 PM

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.

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Posted January 28 2010 - 07:15 AM

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.
You want to upgrade again?!!

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Posted January 28 2010 - 07:35 AM

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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Posted January 28 2010 - 08:41 AM

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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Posted January 28 2010 - 12:39 PM

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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? 
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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Posted January 28 2010 - 02:46 PM



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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
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Posted January 28 2010 - 02:55 PM

LOL:
http://gizmodo.com/5458855/the-apple-ipad-is-for-old-people

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Posted January 28 2010 - 10:38 PM

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I'm really clueless when it comes to all that stuff so I'm glad I asked.  I guess I'll need to fabricate another reason to get an iPad because I'm not interested in illegally ripping DVD's, even though it's likely I'd never be caught.

Thanks for the info, though.
 
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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Posted January 28 2010 - 11:43 PM


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