iPad A Couple of Beginner Questions

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

  1. chocky909 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2008
    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 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    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

    Jul 17, 2008
    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


    May 1, 2007
    Leicestershire, UK
    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.


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