Exactly. For 99% of people this is 99% of what we do... and this is why we think this thing is awesome.Since I'm not a 'power user' of computers in general the iPad is fun to use and I like to be able to hold it.. Honestly most people who use computers just surf the web, check email, Facebook etc, listen to music, and watch videos.. Th iPad is for people who already have a computer and want a different or unique way to experience their multimedia and Internet.
Yeah I dl'd War and Peace of all books and read 20pgs so far bc it was just a fun experience... 2000+ more to go!Funny thing, I haven't read a book in probably 20 years but last night I actually downloaded some samples of books just to see what the iBooks was like and I ended up reading every page of them and am going to purchase a few tonight because I was so enthralled with a few of them that I just couldn't stop reading.
I agree completely with this, when I am not coding I use the iPad for nearly everything but gaming. I have also noticed browsing forums and other stuff I do in the background on my home work pc I just don't do while I'm working when i used to. For example, I write code for a couple hours then i take a 30 or so min iPad break then is back to work only on the pc, this has improved my productivity in that wayIm completely addicted to it. I have found myself walking away from my mbp time and time again the last two days. I would much rather surf or do normal tasks on my pad than on my mbp. I wonder if this will change in the next few days
Do they actually "run" in the background as in load up websites and such?If by open at the same time you mean running at the same time, then the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad already do that. Safari and Mail are allowed to run in the background.
I think there's a limit to how much memory safari will use loading pages, but pretty much yes. It might work better with two or three pages instead of four or five, haven't tried it on the iPad yet.Do they actually "run" in the background as in load up websites and such?
I mean can you hit up safari to load up 4-5 websites then immediatly switch to mail and then go back to safari and the websites will have loaded?