iPad A Couple of Beginner Questions

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chocky909, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. chocky909 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. Just got an "iPad 4" and it's fantastic to use. Had a iPhone 3GS then defected to Android. Tried a Nexus 7 for a while but this is just a joy to look at and use so far. I'm on the latest firmware/iOS

    Anyway, I still haven't connected iTunes and would rather not. What I want to be able to do is transfer some video and music over as simply as possiblw without inflicting iTunes on my poor Windows 7 laptop.

    Secondly, I was wondering if there areany ways to use physical controllers with some games specifically pinball games I play a lot and dislike the touchscreen controls?

    I was wondering what my Jailbreaking options are at the moment too.

    Any advice would be great.
     
  2. Ladybug macrumors 65816

    Ladybug

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    Dropbox - for sharing via Internet
    File Browser - for my NAS
    iFileExplorer - upload files from computer to iPad via your browser

    Can't comment on the jailbreak or game controls.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Game controllers - google "iPad game controller"

    Jailbreak - not available yet for iPad 4. Keep an eye on http://blog.iphone-dev.org/ for news.
     
  4. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    I use GoodReader (http://www.goodiware.com/goodreader.html) for most of my video watching so that I don't have to tether it to iTunes all the time. It allows you to easily download from the Internet, various local shares (SMB etc) or cloud services and has a HTTP and WebDAV server built in for uploading data directly from a laptop or other device on the local network. I don't see why you couldn't use it for music too.

    Alec
     

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