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What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:27 PM

For instance; can i write code on the ipad? SSH to my Linux box? Anything that Apple is not telling us we can do?
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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:49 PM

Are you looking into flaming or buying an ipad? Honestly, if you need another computer get one that's only $500 (price of an ipad). Look into build your own started kits for PCs and you will be able to upgrade to the machine you've always wanted one part at a time. If you are really interested in getting a tablet/mobile device, get one with android.
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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:20 AM

View Postcreativecoding, on 19 March 2011 - 10:49 PM, said:

Are you looking into flaming or buying an ipad? Honestly, if you need another computer get one that's only $500 (price of an ipad). Look into build your own started kits for PCs and you will be able to upgrade to the machine you've always wanted one part at a time. If you are really interested in getting a tablet/mobile device, get one with android.


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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:37 AM

What can it do they are not telling you? Suck $500-$800 out of your pocket for a half functional computer wish it was.
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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:23 AM

Instead of starting a different thread, might as well ask here.

For example, on a netbook, I can install VLC and give my father all of my .avi movie files. He can watch them easily.

I'm looking into buying an iPad for him.

Can you transfer plain old .avi files and watch them on an ipad?

Thanks for the information.
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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:29 AM

View PostSergio Tapia, on 20 March 2011 - 04:23 PM, said:

Instead of starting a different thread, might as well ask here.

For example, on a netbook, I can install VLC and give my father all of my .avi movie files. He can watch them easily.

I'm looking into buying an iPad for him.

Can you transfer plain old .avi files and watch them on an ipad?

Thanks for the information.


Yes you can play .avi files on ipad. I have a hp mini netbook and I think it's much better than any ipad. At least you can feel the goddamn keyboard :yes:

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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:36 AM

Personally, I don't like the iPad very much, mostly due to Apple's restrictions, and the lack of Flash player (even if HTML 5 is the future). The thing is, the A5 processor is way better than the Tegra 2 from NVIDIA.
The iPad 2 has better graphics than the Xoom (according to the benchmarks) and more raw processing power. If apple puts an A5 into the iPhone 5, then it is going to be at the top of the game (again). The only reason why I don't want a tablet PC is because I just cannot type at 70-80wpm on a touch-based keyboard, and I can on pretty much any other keyboard.
IMO, you should probably stick with a nice little netbook - I got a tiny dual core one for about £350 off eBay, running W7 home premium, and it's better than an iPad or any other tablet PC for me. It really is all about what you want/like.

The other thing I would watch out for with apple is their marketing - it's some of the best in the world. Look at what they did with Facetime. I can do video calling on my 5 year old Sony Ericson, but somehow they got everyone jumping up and down about it in the run up to the launch of the iPhone 4.

OP, there's a lot you can do on the iPad which apple wont tell you - I've seen Ubuntu ported to an iPad. I would recommend jailbreaking (even if it does void your warranty).

P.S: EarthShaker, lovin' your sig!

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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:50 AM

View PostJack Eagles1, on 20 March 2011 - 06:36 PM, said:

The only reason why I don't want a tablet PC is because I just cannot type at 70-80wpm on a touch-based keyboard, and I can on pretty much any other keyboard.
IMO, you should probably stick with a nice little netbook - I got a tiny dual core one for about 350 off eBay, running W7 home premium, and it's better than an iPad or any other tablet PC for me. It really is all about what you want/like.


^Exactly. I really don't think that ipad 2 has any world changing technology or function which you can't find in a netbook. Maybe I should consider their screen protector invention for ipad 2 though :whatsthat:
btw, thanks jack for noticing my pedobear. :bigsmile:
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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:52 AM

Does anyone know if I can transfer files to the iPad without iTunes or other software?

I hate devices that require you to use some shitty propriatary software just to move files.

That's the main reason why I didn't buy an ipod, and bought a generic MP3 player. I just like to plug it in and transfer files using the default file explorer.
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Re: What can you do on ipad 2 out of the norm?

Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:05 PM

Nope, at least I don't know a way.
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