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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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What do you mainly use your iPad for?

Do you mainly use it for just web browsing and videos, games, or work or school?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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Do you mainly use it for just web browsing and videos, games, or work or school?
Mainly entertainment. Keep updated on news, web browsing, playing lightweight, fun indie games (not large heavy games), photo taking, video taking, e-reading, never used it for work, I do use it for school (access pdfs, powerpoints, school notes), etc.

I also watch a ton of movies on my iPad, as well as videos on YouTube. The iPad has become my main device for Skype and FaceTime because of how much more portable it is compared to my 17'' laptop.

Mostly I'll use it at school and on my daily commutes to school (to and from) on the train which is about an hour each on average. I'll also use it on the couch downstairs, and in bed. It's also a great device for when I want to show someone something that I found on the internet (parents, brothers, friends, etc.) because there are so many cords plugged into my laptop: speakers, wireless mouse, headphone jack, charger -- it's a hassle to unplug all of those and carry around a 17'' laptop every time I want to show something to someone, or work somewhere else other than my room.

The iPad has never been used for heavy computing tasks (like typing long school papers) -- even though I could use the wireless keyboard for it, the apps on my laptop are much more work/heavy computing-friendly.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Remote desktop to Windows for work. Web surfing on car rides (I'm not the driver).
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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Remote desktop to Windows for work. Web surfing on car rides (I'm not the driver).
I'm glad. Just kidding...

I use it for lots of reading and having all my documents accessible on the go.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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Modem for my MBP.

I have a 1st Gen iPad, 3G, 16GB, jailbroken and running MyWi 5.5.

Have ATT's grandfathered unlimited data plan.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:28 PM   #7
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Serving Pizza or drinks or as a fanny warmer at NY Giants games.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:04 PM   #8
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I use mine mainly for reading and it serves as my digital photo album. I do use it as a planner as well and use iCal, Notes and Reminders pretty frequently.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:12 PM   #9
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Fun.... Web browsing, News, Blogs, et al.

That's it, nice and simple.

For computing, my MBP does it just fine
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 08:41 AM   #10
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Serving Pizza or drinks or as a fanny warmer at NY Giants games.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:12 AM   #11
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iPad for reading, browsing, movies.

Mini for navigation, email, and general travel-related activities.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:12 AM   #12
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Mainly?

I suppose I'm an equal opportunity user. I just tried editing in iMovie yesterday lol.

But here is one reason that stands out, airplane use on the kneeboard (my own concoction):



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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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I use it at court to view my files and take short notes. if I have to take longer notes ill whip out the MacBook air
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:12 PM   #14
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Reading. E-books, web articles with RSS Reader+Instapaper, Zite and Flipboard. Some web surfing. Some games, music and videos. But really, mostly reading.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:19 PM   #15
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Reading in bed.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:41 AM   #16
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:54 AM   #17
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I've owned the iPads 1,2 and 3, but now only use the iPad mini. I use this mainly for emails, browsing , pinnacle studio/ movie editing, photo editing with a Sony NEX5, songwriting with an apogee mic. So, my needs have now changed from using the regular iPad for all my university work (finished studying).
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Reading. The screen is too small to comfortably surf the web for any length of time and the keyboard uncomfortably small for extended writing. It is super for reading.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 10:26 PM   #20
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Read a lots of book. Basically I use it as a pdf reader.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 04:54 PM   #21
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Mainly safari, high end games (MC4, NOVA3 and Infinity Blade2), YouTube and productivity (school work on pages, photoshop touch, iMovie, iPhoto and now GarageBand as well). Pretty much everything except music, podcasts and movies because I do that on my iphone. Also I play the more casual games on my iphone like where's my water.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:44 PM   #23
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On my iPad 1

-YouTube videos
-Check mail
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-Play some casual games
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:35 AM   #24
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As a college student I use iWorks (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) to write my papers, power points..etc. iLife (iPhoto, iMovie). Mostly the key factors any college student would use on their laptop. Granted, i'm still a kid, so i'll kick back some Youtube, Modern Combat 4, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, dropbox, Fruit ninja.
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As a college student I use iWorks (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) to write my papers, power points..etc. iLife (iPhoto, iMovie). Mostly the key factors any college student would use on their laptop. Granted, i'm still a kid, so i'll kick back some Youtube, Modern Combat 4, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, dropbox, Fruit ninja.
Do you have a bt keyboard on yours?
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