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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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iPad 4G has practically replaced my MacBook!

Got my ipad 4 LTE two weeks ago, and since that day I haven't even used by MacBook it has been well and truly neglected ... The ipad is amazing and does everything plus more .. Are any of you finding that you use your ipad more than your laptop or desktop?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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Congratulations.

What about typing and editing word docs and powerpoint slides?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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What about typing and editing word docs and powerpoint slides?
Some people just don't use computers for that stuff..
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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I do. I only use my MBA when I need to do something the iPad can't do, like rip a DVD, run Quicken for Windows, update the firmware on one of my gadgets, etc. But 90% of my usage is all iPad, including minor edits to my websites (with Gusto), email, browsing, light gaming, watching all 7 seasons of Star Trek Voyager through Amazon instant video, and much more.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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Congratulations.

What about typing and editing word docs and powerpoint slides?
CloudOn Iran awesome program to use when typing or editing Word documents.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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What about typing and editing word docs and powerpoint slides?
I got an app called documents it was a free app .. It does word docs and spreadsheets which is all I pretty much use.. However there is the iWorks package which may be useful for you? ... I used to use my macbook to stream Alot of tv shows however I now use the puffin browser on the ipad to watch these flash videos!
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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How do you download torrent files?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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I immediately sold my 17" MacBook Pro when I got an iPad and replaced it with an iMac. The only reason I have a regular computer is because I am a freelance graphic designer. So my iMac handles all of the heavy work while my iPad mini is for everything else.

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How do you download torrent files?
I dload torrents from my iPad using uTorrent on my iMac. I set it up to watch a specific DropBox folder for .torrent files. On my iPad when I download a torrent I save it to that DropBox folder and uTorrent on my iMac sees it in that folder and begins downloading it.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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I immediately sold my 17" MacBook Pro when I got an iPad and replaced it with an iMac. The only reason I have a regular computer is because I am a freelance graphic designer. So my iMac handles all of the heavy work while my iPad mini is for everything else.



I dload torrents from my iPad using uTorrent on my iMac. I set it up to watch a specific DropBox folder for .torrent files. On my iPad when I download a torrent I save it to that DropBox folder and uTorrent on my iMac sees it in that folder and begins downloading it.
I want to do this, how do I setup uTorrent to do that?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:05 PM   #10
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I immediately sold my 17" MacBook Pro when I got an iPad and replaced it with an iMac. The only reason I have a regular computer is because I am a freelance graphic designer. So my iMac handles all of the heavy work while my iPad mini is for everything else.



I dload torrents from my iPad using uTorrent on my iMac. I set it up to watch a specific DropBox folder for .torrent files. On my iPad when I download a torrent I save it to that DropBox folder and uTorrent on my iMac sees it in that folder and begins downloading it.
Wow thanks this is useful!
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:26 AM   #11
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What about typing and editing word docs and powerpoint slides?
I have stopped (for the most part) using my Mac Book Pro for the most part in favor of my iPad 1.

I use my computer for DVD conversions, making keynotes, and holding music, apps, movies, and TV shows for my iPad and iPhone. I do the majority of my writing on my iPad with a keyboard.

Keynotes (powerpoints) are the real problem.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:09 PM   #12
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What about typing and editing word docs and powerpoint slides?
What about a keyboard?
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 03:56 AM   #13
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What about typing and editing word docs and powerpoint slides?
the iPad is an excellent presentation tool. I made slides for a 2 hour presentation solely on my iPad and the result was amazing. Keynote even can simulate laser pointers, I love it. The recent update of the iWork suite for iOS includes better support for MS Office. I really love it.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:25 AM   #14
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iPad is great, but when it comes to the use of really heavy applications, computer programs, and games - laptops and desktops are irreplaceable. I also prefer typing long documents on my laptop and even more so on my desktop - although, I don't have an attachable keyboard for my iPad.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:43 PM   #15
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Since getting my iPad, I do find myself using my MBP significantly less than before. My MBP is essentially my portable desktop which houses all my files. I do my work on my MBP as well as any photo editing and such on it. For the casual web browsing/gaming/screwing around, iPad has taken pole position in that aspect. I'm starting to use my iPad more for entertainment purposes like watching Hulu, NBC app, YouTube etc which has become quite addicting to say the least. Now that I have an iPad, don't think I'll be without one in the future. This thing is just way too useful/fun to pass up
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 05:33 PM   #16
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I bought my Ipad 4 in November and have not once used my MacBook Pro. I will take my IPad everywhere with me before I take my purse. roflol
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:53 PM   #17
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Got my ipad 4 LTE two weeks ago, and since that day I haven't even used by MacBook it has been well and truly neglected ... The ipad is amazing and does everything plus more .. Are any of you finding that you use your ipad more than your laptop or desktop?
When I bought my first iPad I used it so much, I got rid of my laptop. I still have my desktop, I pretty much just use that for back ups of my IOS devices.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:02 PM   #18
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I still use my laptop for downloading movies via utorrents. But thats all it is for.

Other tasks, i use Ipad. Wouldn't call it a replacement because i still prefer using optic mouse for navigating browser.


Ipad 65/ Laptop 35
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:15 AM   #19
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I bought MBA instead of rMBP and instead of waiting for new iMac because the iPad2 had reduced use of computers to roughly half the time.

Now have ipad4, love it, the screen and everything else, use it for everything it can do, computers for the rest.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 11:38 AM   #20
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I only use my MB to DJ with and update my apps. Besides that, it's iPad for everything else. I'm actually ordering an iPad 4 LTE next week.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 03:07 PM   #21
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My galaxy note 2 replaced my iPhone 4S/5 and my N7, iPad 4 replaced my ipad3, and the mini... Well I just can't get used to the screen ><
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:59 PM   #22
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Cool, OP. Galaxy Note 2 replaced my iPad O.o
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:29 AM   #23
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iPad most convenient when lying in bed
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 07:48 PM   #24
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For absorbing content the iPad is hard to beat. For creating content, if you want to do things slower and more inefficiently, sure, use an iPad.

My MacBook and iPad compliment each other perfectly, one does not replace the other. The fad will wear off

A 11" MacBook Air, with retina display, 10 hour battery and 4G would be amazing for productivity.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:22 PM   #25
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iPad most convenient when lying in bed
Seriously? With that weight your hands while lying on the bed? I tried holding the iPad in the stores and have found it to be somewhat heavy. It isn't incredibly heavy like a the weight of a laptop, but the weight can tired my hands after some time.
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