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PostSubject: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:23 am

I might have just accidently bought one of these yesterday after a few lunchtime drinks....
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:28 am

'accidently' lol! needless to say don't ask me about technological gadgets Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:31 am

aussiejames wrote:
'accidently' lol!

I think the wifey is buying it so far....
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:20 pm

I was locked and loaded to buy one when it came out. The only thing that stopped me was the lack of Flash player. It was a dealbreaker for me. Outside that though, it's an awesome device.

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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:26 pm

Still in the box....
The wife's now started moaning about the cost of a Uni course she wants to do. Now how am i gonna tell her? Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:48 pm

You just tell her the same thing you do when Star Wars packages arrive- LIE Laughing "it was really cheap & I really need it" or just hide it lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:35 pm

Tim just show her the box and say " why would someone pack a DT Vader in this?" Then explain it was protection to keep a $3000 figure safe. Then when she is about to kill you just laugh and say you fooled her, its just an iPad. She will be so happy she won't realize you wasted money.

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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:22 pm

Phew!!

I think I may have avoided one potential landmine today. An expensive loose figure (real expensive) arrived from the UK at home yesterday. The seller (a nice fella from TIG) sent it signed for & declared the value on the outside [gulp].
Luckily my wife who would have normally been at home was out & didn't notice the card in the post box. I just rang them & arranged to collect it from thier depot on my afternoon off work tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:53 pm

I dont buy anything now - i refer people to this site

http://gifts.freebiejeebies.co.uk/259287

once a person registers and takes one of the offers (usually the Lovefilm free trial) i get paid..........an Ipad is just 22 referrals to me

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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:32 pm

Hey Tim, I didn't see this thread. As most who know me, I am a bit of an Apple fan and I got an iPad when they first launched. Overall I think it is a great device, but it depends on what you want to do with it. As John said there is the lack of flash. I personally don't view a lot of flash content, so that didn't matter to me. I personally really like the portability as with the larger screen size it is closer to a laptop experience when browsing the web as compared to an iPhone/smartphone. I take the iPad more on trips instead of my laptop unless I have some heavy computing to do. I'm looking forward to just taking that with me to CV where as normally I would take the laptop. I've scanned in quite a bit of my collection library and paired it with the document reader app, good reader which opens quite a few different file types.

After using OS 4 on the iPhone, I really wish it was out on the iPad. It would be great if it had the folders and task switcher. It is supposed to come out some time this fall. Really you just have to figure out how you want to integrate it with your computing as it can do many things, but it just depends on what apps you get. It obviously does have limitations from a normal computer, but I find for most basic things checking email,browsing web,watching movies,etc it is a pretty good experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:58 am

Thanks Shawn, i'm really looking forward to using it when i get the all clear. What a Face
I'll talk to you re any apps you recommend then.
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:38 am

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Thanks Shawn, i'm really looking forward to using it when i get the all clear. What a Face
I'll talk to you re any apps you recommend then.


Sounds good Tim. Just stay away from the games Angry Birds HD and Plants VS Zombies. My wife got hooked on both of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Ipad....Anyone own one? Any good?   Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:28 pm

I've gpt Angry Birds for the iphone. Great way to waste a minute or 20!
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