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Apple Ipad "Tablet"
 
# 136 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 00:43
 
 
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Anytime I feel tempted to buy one, I'll just hop into this topic. It's like a scalding bath in here.

They might get it right on the next try Thomas...keep your money in bullion til then
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# 137 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 17:45
 
 
here's a link to a bunch of cartoons about the iPad and it's launch...

http://www.cagle.com/news/iPad/main.asp
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# 138 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 19:52
 
 
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Anytime I feel tempted to buy one, I'll just hop into this topic. It's like a scalding bath in here.

Don't worry missus, I'll bring mine along to the meet and you can play with it, except for wi-fi
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# 139 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 19:56
 
 
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Don't worry missus, I'll bring mine along to the meet and you can play with it, except for wi-fi

and I'd let you drive my car, but it has no wheels...
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# 140 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 20:00
 
 
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and I'd let you drive my car, but it has no wheels...

You're beginning to sound like a microsoft shill
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# 141 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 20:08
 
 
No, I bash Micro$quish equally.

Apple has always been form over function.
Eye candy. It has a small flock of zealots who worship
any product rolled out.
This one has a list of things that it can't do, longer than the list of things it can do.
It's a pretty paper weight. Wait a few more generations and then it will have the functionality that will make it 'special'.
It was rolled out to market before it was ready. Simple as.

Yes, there are devotees who gladly stand in line and pay a higher price, just to say they have one, but...
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# 142 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 20:42
 
 
Well at least with OS4 it will have some form of multitasking in the autumn. Still no flash though.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/08/iphone-os-4-not-coming-to-the- etc ...
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# 143 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 20:57
 
 
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and I'd let you drive my car, but it has no wheels...

Are you still driving that golf cart Kev?
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# 144 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 21:06
 
 
Someone said :
No, I bash Micro$quish equally.

Apple has always been form over function.
Eye candy. It has a small flock of zealots who worship
any product rolled out.
This one has a list of things that it can't do, longer than the list of things it can do.
It's a pretty paper weight. Wait a few more generations and then it will have the functionality that will make it 'special'.
It was rolled out to market before it was ready. Simple as.

Yes, there are devotees who gladly stand in line and pay a higher price, just to say they have one, but...

I think both now make good products, Win7 is actually on a par with OSX for me now.

I agree that Apple has problems with implementation of new devices but at least they are cracking on and doing it. The only reason HP wanted to do a "slate" was competition. If apple hadn't brought us the iphone, we'd still be raving about the latest non-touchscreen phone from nokia. Until that, the only thing that made phones competitive was megapixel rating on the cameras, even though no one focussed on the lens (which is really what matters!)

Paperweight is a little harsh, I agree that future revisions of the device will bring refinements like better OS, camera but to hammer them for marketing it as a big thing is wrong in my opinion. It is a big thing as it is a "first". Not perfect but a benchmark to be beaten by competition. I for one hope it is beaten (Open OS, Divx etc.) for the simple reason that it will force Apple to up their game.

Was it rolled out before it was ready? Yes would be my answer. I think that multitasking is a HUGE drawback on it but apparently it is going to be addressed with Iphone OS4 soon. It looks like apple are becoming victims of their own success. Get the Ipad out before the competition before releasing IPOS4.

I'm reluctant to kick Apple about Multitasking (because I believe it will be fixed with IPOS4) and wifi issues (again a firmware update). The only issue I actually have is that the oleophobic surface (ala iphone 3gs) is supposed to be on this too but I can see streaks.

Just my observations but on a whole, I believe this is a winner if you are geared towards apple content and delivery being a part of your life. If you're more of an open source type of guy and like control over your devices, it isn't for you (and probably wasn't anyway). I fall into both camps, I like the overall delivery of Apple/OSX/IPOS3 but also the freedom that WIN7 offers.

If only Microsoft could get their shit together I would be delighted. WIN7 is a huge step towards that after Vista.
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# 145 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 21:10
 
 
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Still no flash though.

That's never gonna happen unless Adobe review their approach to it. It appears HTML5 is more preferable to google/youtube but who knows who else is going to come along.

I liked flash when Macromedia owned it, Flash4 was the last iteration I designed sites with. A lot of fun. Unfortunately Adobe bought it, focussed on dreamweaver and flash has hitch-hiked ever since minus the attention.
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# 146 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 21:24
 
 
Someone said :

Are you still driving that golf cart Kev?

To the untrained eye, it may seem like a golf cart Polo, but it is classified as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, or NEV for short.

Yes I am! In fact I got in the post today the registration renewal notice, which will mark it's 5th birthday in June.
I have never owned a car for 5 years before. In that five years I haven't bought a drop of petrol. I haven't had an oil change. Or a tune up. Just plug it in when I come home. Wash it the odd time and that's it.
Carefree motoring!

Now I will confess it's a bit like having an iPad. I can't access the freeway system, I can only use local streets (wifi)
it has limited range. But it's perfect for me.

www.gemcar.com mine is an e4
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# 147 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 21:37
 
 
That's cool Kev. Sounds like a great yoke altogether. I don't think it would be too practical over here.

Anyway, I'd still like an iPad.
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# 148 : Thursday 8-4-2010 @ 23:15
 
 
New iphone OS4 multitasking (unverified)

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# 149 : Friday 9-4-2010 @ 03:47
 
 
Someone said :
That's cool Kev. Sounds like a great yoke altogether. I don't think it would be too practical over here.

Anyway, I'd still like an iPad.

The new model, due out this autumn, has the weird new moniker of 'PeaPod'. It's basically the same car underneath, engineering wise, they just designed a new 'shell' to go over the top. The reason for the new name is probably because the new car has a docking port in the dashboard for an iPod or iPhone.

The prototype in the photo is the 2 seater, e2. The photo on the wall behind it, is the new e4.



Yeah, the 3 and a half days a year that it rains here, it would be nice to have the option of having doors, but usually, if it rains here?
I stay in bed, cover my head with the duvet, and wish for the
world to end.
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# 150 : Thursday 15-4-2010 @ 03:43
 
 
So, for those of you thirsting to get your paws on a very expensive paperweight, euro per ounce, the bad news is...

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Apple delays iPad's international release

Apple fans in Japan, the United Kingdom and seven other countries will have to wait longer to get their hands on iPads.

Apple is postponing the international release of its new iPad because of stronger-than-expected demand for the device in the United States, the company said Wednesday.

A statement posted on Apple’s Web site said Apple has delivered more than 500,000 iPads since they went on sale in the United States on April 3 and the company expects demand to stay high.

“Faced with this surprisingly strong U.S. demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May,” the post said.

The slate computer was originally scheduled to go on sale April 24 in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Apple now will begin taking international pre-orders on May 10.

“We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason - the iPad is a runaway success in the U.S. thus far,” Apple's post read.

more ...

http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/14/apple-delays-ipads-intern etc ...
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