You know you've been using a smartphone or tablet too much when...

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  1. kylera macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    You realize how terrible they are compared to a real computer. :p ;)
     
  3. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    You unplug your video monitor thinking it's been recharging long enough.
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Depends what you're doing.
     
  5. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    You check for a classic/full version of a web page :p
     
  6. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    You try to swipe on the screen of your laptop.
     
  7. SkyBell macrumors 604

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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.
     
  8. Ariii macrumors 6502a

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    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 :/.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    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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    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    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)
     
  11. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    When you start not remembering about stuff due to being used to just reach for your smartphone and Google away.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  13. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    You expect your computer to auto correct every misspelled word...
     
  14. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I believe since Lion, autocorrect became active by default.
     
  15. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Tilt2Joystick :D
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. For me, if I want to watch a movie or play a game, a tablet is better than my laptop.
     
  17. panda bear macrumors 68000

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    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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