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Old 03-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #931
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i don't even have an iPhone (or any kind of smart phone), so it would be ridiculous if I replaced my 2 for that.

I was kind of thinking that if I have an iPhone, how much do I need an iPad?
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #932
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I was kind of thinking that if I have an iPhone, how much do I need an iPad?
Really depends.

I can't vouch for the iPad as anything more than a luxury purchase at the moment. It is excellent for staying at home on the coffee table and being your day-to-day digital gateway to things you read, watch, and people you communicate with.

Your mileage may vary as far as using an iPad to actually get work done, though. I know writers like it, students like it, but anything more than lightweight business tasks are less efficient to do than on a laptop.

I can tell you that as a college student, I am able to get things done on a day-to-day basis with an iPad. I take text notes with the excellent Notability app, including math and sketches using a 1$ Dollar Store stylus, review flashcards, read my PDF textbooks, and everything is synced automatically to a Dropbox account so I can get to it anywhere. There is indeed a diminishing productivity curve compared with the complexity of the task with the iPad, though. The more complicated the task (when you get into spreadsheets and such), the less efficient and the more hoops you have to jump through to get things done.

If you are hesitant about how an iPad would fit into your day-today productivity, the best bet is to buy one from a retailer that allows full refund within X days, see if you like the device and if not just return it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #933
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For browsing and tomfoolery, I find an iPad is so much more practical, easy, and enjoyable to use when sitting on the couch watching TV and the like than either a smart phone or laptop.

Necessary? No. Glad I bought one? Big time.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #934
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Yeah, the iPad is a nice replacement for the terrible "netbook" market that existed a couple of years ago that is now almost gone. "Netbook" basically stood for "shitty, underpowered laptop".
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #935
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I have a random question. Why does Safari give so many certificate warnings? It's not all the time, but suddenly it will start giving me a message every time a page loads, usually telling me that it can't verify the security certificate for Facebook or something else (usually Facebook). It even does it when I come to Interference, and it'll keep popping up until I click Continue; then it takes me to a page that says either Access Denied or, for Interference, a picture of a panda that says "Oops!" Then I go back to Interference (or whatever site I'm on) and the message doesn't come up anymore. Is it a real security problem, a glitch, or Facebook's fault? Every site has some connection to Facebook now, and since the certificate warning is usually for www.facebook.com, I've wondered if it's their problem.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:33 PM   #936
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Thanks for the iPad advice, guys. I can see the advantage for traveling as well. I would think a larger screen might be nice to look at after 600 miles.

It looks like I can wait though. Thanks again.
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Has anyone ever bought an iPod or regular mp3 player used from Amazon Warehouse Deals? Was wondering the quality of a used one.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #938
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Apple Store is down and being updated. Wonder what exactly they will unveil today. Will definitely be new iOS 6 and possibly a revamped line of MacBook Pro laptops.
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Looks like the Air and Pro had a baby.
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New MBP with the Retina resolution is a BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAST.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #941
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:31 PM   #942
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Does anyone have a specific printer model they like for AirPrint functionality? Seems like every single printer I see recommended with this feature has horrific reviews on Amazon. I haven't actually had a working printer in my house for years, just use printers at work, but it would be nice to have something at home from time to time.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #943
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I have a Photosmart 5510 with AirPrint. It works fine, and prints off nice quality photos. I have it setup wirelessly and ePrint enabled.

The only issue with it is that it's noisy as hell. Turn it on and grinds really, really loud. Sounds like it maybe jammed, but it's not because the day after I bought it I had a customer buy one and I set it up in store and it had the same sound.
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Are you using it for documents or photos? I have a Samsung SCC-4623FW laser printer that I use for invoicing. Super quiet, wireless, and the cartridge lasts forever
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