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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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You know you've been using a smartphone or tablet too much when...

You're sitting at a desktop and you hit the space bar twice at the end of a sentence, expecting a period.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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You realize how terrible they are compared to a real computer.
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Depends what you're doing.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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Depends what you're doing.
I've found nothing I do that a tablet can do better than a traditional desktop/laptop. This may not be the case for a lot of people, but I used a tablet for about a month while I was waiting for a charger for my netbook. Haven't touched it since, it just makes everything I do more difficult and time consuming, or offers no advantage. I'd honestly sell the thing if it hadn't been a Christmas present.
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I've found nothing I do that a tablet can do better than a traditional desktop/laptop. This may not be the case for a lot of people, but I used a tablet for about a month while I was waiting for a charger for my netbook. Haven't touched it since, it just makes everything I do more difficult and time consuming, or offers no advantage. I'd honestly sell the thing if it hadn't been a Christmas present.
I agree .

Even with an external keyboard, most interfaces were so much more difficult to use on any Android/iOS tablet, and multitasking was so much harder to the point where what would've taken less than a minute on a desktop ends up being inconvenient and time-consuming.

And on most tablets, upgrades are nearly impossible to do, and usually aren't an option :/.
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I've found nothing I do that a tablet can do better than a traditional desktop/laptop. This may not be the case for a lot of people, but I used a tablet for about a month while I was waiting for a charger for my netbook. Haven't touched it since, it just makes everything I do more difficult and time consuming, or offers no advantage. I'd honestly sell the thing if it hadn't been a Christmas present.
It is easier to play Angry Birds on a tablet. You ever tried playing on a computer with a mouse? Damn near impossible

But I agree. For me, a tablet will never replace a computer.
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You try to swipe on the screen of your laptop.
Or, similarly, tap on a screen in a store expecting it to do something... I don't think Best Buy appreciates all the fingerprints I've put on their iMacs.

(Pretty much the only reason I don't do this at home is because I have an HTPC set up that places the display on the other side of the room)
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You're sitting at a desktop and you hit the space bar twice at the end of a sentence, expecting a period.
I do this all the time! Especially when using iMessage on the iMac!

When you think the game you are playing on your Mac would be easier if it had tilt control.
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You expect your computer to auto correct every misspelled word...
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You expect your computer to auto correct every misspelled word...
I believe since Lion, autocorrect became active by default.
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Depends what you're doing.
Agreed. For me, if I want to watch a movie or play a game, a tablet is better than my laptop.
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I believe since Lion, autocorrect became active by default.
Not for every app. I use Adium for AIM and Gtalk and no auto-correct. Regular AIM does do auto-correct, though.

Yes, I still use AIM 😳
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