so what do you use your ipad for?

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  1. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    title says it all. i am asking just out of general curiosity because I just like to know these things :D
     
  2. PrayForDeath macrumors 6502

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    Surf web
    Check mail
    Read magazines
    Play games
    Listen to music (with Bluetooth speakers)
    Read books (especially iPad exclusives like Da Vinci anatomy, wonders of the universe, final hours, our choice, etc)
    English and French dictionaries
    Watch tv shows/movies
    Read news aggregators/rss readers (Reeder, Flipboard, Zite, etc..)
    And the list goes on... :)
     
  3. Akack macrumors 6502a

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  4. 88 King macrumors 6502

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    32GB new ipad WIFI, not in particular order:

    Watch podcasts
    Watch PLEX (video streaming from home pc)
    Listen to music (Streaming Google Music)
    Listen to Radio
    Surf the web (while listen to music, radio, podcast)
    Surf News (Flipboard, Zite, Pulse)
    Taking Notes (Bluetooth keyboard)

    Got a bunch of games I have not played since download (20GB)
     
  5. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    The majority of the time I have been using it for recently is pages and keynote at school, but I think that will change over the summer. I bought the Verizon one, so when my schools internet goes out, everyone comes to me to get the internet running from my hotspot (2 macs and an ethernet cable fix the 5 device limit.) I actually am using the hotspot right now in my car. I also use it for surfing the internet a lot when I am on the go or I don't need Flash, use it as my iPod sometimes, and check email and play games occasionally. The last thing I use it for is my apps, before I release them I do extensive testing on a bunch of different devices to make sure that it works.
     
  6. jacob-07 macrumors regular

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    Surf the web
    Email
    Netflix
    YouTube
    Occasional gaming
     
  7. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Surf the web when I am on the bed
    Read my school materials
    Read books
    Remote control my Mac

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    What's that sticky matter on your iPad? Ewww! :eek:
     
  8. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    Email, social networking and social gaming, web surfing and watching the occasional show.
     
  9. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I'll tell you what I plan to use mine for - once I get one!

    I am the treasurer for a 4-H livestock auction. The whole auction is run on FileMaker Pro at 4 stations. I plan on using the iPad to allow me to monitor the auction and make adjustments from anywhere around the show arena.

    Aside from that, I hope to use it as a proving ground for work that we can have an iPad to do milage, itinerary, and inspection reports - all paperless.
     
  10. ElCidRo macrumors regular

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    Surf the web & reading emails, the text looks amazing on the new iPad.
    iBooks, Adobe Reader, Kindle - I just finished reading "The book of Cain - Diablo 3" and "I am Legend"
    YouTube
    Playing Kingdom Rush. This game is insane! I love it. http://appshopper.com/games/kingdom-rush It's on sale too! Highly HIGHLY recommended! iPad only :) (PS: on the iPhone try GeoDefense and GeoDefense Swarm - awesome games too).

    Browsing my photo collection in iPhoto, organizing, editing, sharing etc
    Messing around in GarageBand - so much fun.
    I bought iMovie too - but I haven't had the time to poke around yet.

    Numbers, Evernote, Dropbox, Notes - keeping all my "stuff" organized
    Reminders - I usually set them on the iPad for the coming week and use the iPhone during weekdays to mark them completed. Works great!

    And last but certainly not least: Paper (by fiftythree). Here I doodle my ideas and I keep a journal of sorts in it. Amazing app!
     
  11. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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    Reading the news, general web surfing, watching the occasional video, and studying Japanese.
     
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    web browsing, photo viewing, PDF reader, streaming videos, stream internet radio.
     
  13. dancj macrumors 6502

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    Web surfing
    Games
    Email
    Checking actors in whatever telly program I'm watching in IMDB
    eBay
    Amazon
    Watching video while doing the dishwasher
     
  14. gertruded macrumors 6502

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    I find I use mine more than I do my Macbook. But most importantly I can read in bed without disturbing my spouse.
     
  15. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Once football season arrives it will make a perfect seat warmer for those 0 degree night games. Until then I use it to serve drinks.
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Reading PDFs
    Browsing Safari
    YouTube videos, occasionally
     
  17. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I use mine for replying to threads asking what I do with it.
     
  18. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a

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  19. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    I bought mine for reading. I have a roomful of technical books, none I wish to give away and no room for more. I was able to re-buy all the books I most want plus some new ones and have them with me all the time.

    I recently attended a 3 day seminar. All of the notes were emailed as PDFs. Instead of having to print them out and lug a 5 pound notebook around I stored them on my iPad where I was able to highlight and annotate them during the conference. The best part is that I don't have another notebook to take up space.

    It is also great for reading in bed. I don't have to fiddle with a book light and it doesn't disturb my wife. I am not a game player but I do surf the web (more reading) and I don't have to replace my broken TV because many channels, and my cable company, stream to it.

    I bought it as an experiment but it's changed my life.
     
  20. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a

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    Email, social networking, blogging, books, magazines, I stream movies & TV shows & have also started using iPhoto to work with images.
     
  21. ryuu55 macrumors newbie

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    Surfing, Netflix, email, YouTube, ebook, manga, rss feeds, crunchyroll (anime), proof-reading, remote desktop, FB, sketching, etc…
     
  22. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Just about everything I needed a computer for.

    It always has a charge.
    Instantly on.
    Grab and go.
    Starts exactly where I left off.
    Nothing to lug, don't have to fight for power outlets.
    No cable management issues.
    Always connectivity, WiFi or cellular.
    Don't need a backpack for textbooks and notes anymore.
     
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