JCC I just got an iPad...now what?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Katya Jade, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    I may have bitten off more technology than I can chew here. It looks awesome but what do I do now?!
  2. Darth Morella Force Ghost

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    Go to a Starbucks and play with it where everyone can see you.
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  4. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Ew!

    But doesn't everyone at Starbucks have an iPad?

    I got my email set up and Tapatalk but I don't want to use it for just games and such.
    Last edited by Katya_Jade, Sep 13, 2012
  5. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Google earth is pretty cool.
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  6. TiniTinyTony Episode VII Movie Poster Contest Winner

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    I have a Kindle Fire. I read articles on IGN.com, look at Facebook and maybe Twitter but only when I'm on the toilet. Other than that, I don't use it.
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  7. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    that app where you point it at the sky and it shows you constellations.

    YOU'RE WELCOME.
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    And you don't use it for less than half the price of an iPad!
  9. Darth Morella Force Ghost

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    I liked your post better before you edited it , Kate :p
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  10. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    What did you buy it for?

    You should probably just start doing that!
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  11. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Well, I got it through work and I'm sure I'll use it for my calendar, appointments and such. But the clouds didn't part with angelic voices when I took it out of the box so I'm wondering if I'm missing something.
  12. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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  13. FamousAmos VIP

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    They have an app for that.
  14. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    We use ours for placing orders.
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    @DarthBoba loves his; he might be good for some suggestions.

    If you like to read a lot, download the Kindle app.
  16. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Also if you like the eye strain caused by an LCD.
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  17. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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  18. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    I use it to read PDF's from my medical school lectures.
  19. solojones Chosen One

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    Start lining up for the next iPad.
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  20. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    I've gotten hooked reading on it (mainly kindle, but iBooks as well), all the Sherlock Holmes books, for example, are available for free.

    You can use Handbrake on your computer to convert videos from DVDs to the appropriate format, I'll leave it to you to figure out how to get around the copy protection. I watch BSG when I'm traveling, have to convert my Seinfeld library at some point. Also put videos for the kids on to keep them happy -- was a lifesaver when we flew to NYC last spring.

    If you take pictures on your iphone and enable Photostream on both devices, it will synch the iPhone pictures onto your iPad, which makes far better viewing.

    And of course there are tons of games.

    EDIT: If you're really going to use it for work, get DocsToGo, which lets you open and edit Word, Excel and PPT documents.
    Last edited by yankee8255, Sep 14, 2012
  21. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Copyrights eventually expire, but don't let the company that owns "Happy Birthday to You" know that.
  22. Juliet316 Streak for Colours Bonanza Winner

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    Or Disney.
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    LucasArts Special Editions of Monkey Island 1 & 2. Now.

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  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Do you like Walking Dead?
  25. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    If you have even the remotest interest in astronomy, StarWalk (unfortunately separate versions for the iPhone and the iPad) is absolutely awesome.