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1515 days ago

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Any LJ member using an ipad


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#1 posted 1515 days ago

Uhhhhh, – -

I guess I don’t understand.

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-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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wseand

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#2 posted 1515 days ago

Not I, but the daughter keeps bugging me to get her one. They look cool though.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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live4ever

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#3 posted 1515 days ago

I don’t own one yet but have used it extensively. It’s quite fabulous. I plan on installing one in our kitchen like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq6My3kEqqk

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 1515 days ago

Using? I’ve got one. I got it to develop software for, I’m not sure what I’d use it for other than that.

Every time I pick it up for web browsing, I use it for less than 20 minutes before I go get a laptop, either so I can type into it, or so I can view something with Flash.

For coffee table books it’s awesome (Budget the extra $15 for “The Elements” when you buy it), for reading novels or straight text I’ll take a Kindle over it any day.

It doesn’t really have enough storage to be a generic picture frame device, and I’m so afraid of the fragility of the glass screen that I’ll pack my laptop for visits to relatives or acquaintances.

So mostly it sits on my desk for testing the software I’m working on, and I think a future version of it, or something like it, will be “the next big thing”, but I’m not finding the use for it as it sits right now.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Mogebier

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#5 posted 1515 days ago

I have a ipad Nano – an ipod Touch :)

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 1515 days ago

I’m not using an iPad, but I do use a uPad from time to time. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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gjd

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#7 posted 1515 days ago

ipad, you must mean ink pad. I use one of those on Sunday to stamp check for our church. LOL!

I don’t feel the need to be more connected than I already am. Required to carry a blackberry for the office… that’s enough.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Eagle1

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#8 posted 1514 days ago

The smaller you go with computers, it’s harder to work on. It’s kinda like a use and then throw it away when it breaks. You almost always have to go back to the manfacture, to get it fixed then they have you.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Xtreme90

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#9 posted 1514 days ago

iPhone and MacBook pro owner here! I Love apple products! Cutting edge technology!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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Sailor

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#10 posted 1514 days ago

I have an ipod touch and it’s great, I use it whenever I’m going to be somewhere bored to browse the web and play games. I also use it for much more.

Like Dan Lyke said a future version will be the way to go and that’s when I plan on getting one. You can’t let technology get to far ahead of you or you will be lost in a few year as fast as things are going.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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Mary Anne

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#11 posted 1514 days ago

Yes. Like all Mac products, I love the iPad and use it all the time.
The iPad even goes to the shop with me… great for a quick check in on LJs, email, YouTube, making calculations, paperless project plans, and more. Typing is not an issue with a bluetooth keyboard.

I also have a Kindle, and I read a lot, but found that I have been using the iPad for most of my reading as well. I especially like the iPad for reading in bed; no more messing with the book light for the Kindle.

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#12 posted 1514 days ago

I am considering getting an iPad. My wife and 4 year old daughter both have an iPod touch. They love to play the games. My fear is that if I get one, I will never get to use it since it has a lot bigger screen. I would think that it would make gaming a lot better and I could never resist letting them use it.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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Billp

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#13 posted 1102 days ago

I use an Ipad did you know that you can’t post projects using your I pad. My desk top just crashed so I can’t upload my latest project. Rats

-- Billp

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rance

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#14 posted 1102 days ago

I’ve not seen much use in them. My wife wants one but I keep telling her that an iWood would be MUCH more useful.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Cosmicsniper

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#15 posted 1102 days ago

I have the iPad 2. It’s just terrific!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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