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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, May 18, 2010.

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    Old news for some on here but it was my first play on one so I'm excited.

    Was at a cardiology meeting all morning and a collegue there had one and was taking notes on it using 'notes' which he then uploads directly to his appraisal and even Notes was an impressive app.

    Had a play over coffee and we were nattering away

    Its amazing how the brotherhood of giggling apple fanboys instantly brings friendship amongst strangers.

    So I only held it for about 10 minutes but it has already , genuinely blown me away and I had very very high expectations :yes:

    It is quite a bit heavier than I was expecting, but if anything that just makes it feel more classy and solid.

    Typing felt very natural and I had none of the lag I was execting and I'm a pretty quick typist at about 40 - 50 wpm

    There was no internet access there so didn't get online - he had iBooks which was just brilliant as was the marvel comic book app

    He had a musical score app that Thomas will just love

    The medical apps were also just astonishing

    I am now if anything more imaptient than I was yesterday

    :mental:
     
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    I was totally ambivalent about them when they were first introduced, but after having a play with them... :mental: :mental:

    Definitely want one :)
     
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    I saw on Springwatch last night that Chris Packham was an :macwave: boy as well - I do like to point these things out to Lisa - She never ever goes :rolleyes: ;) - Thomas has started Macspotting as well

    Maybe we could be Mac anoraks :lol:
     
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    :ROFL: Nice!
     
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    I hate to say "I told you so!".









    No, I don't really hate it.

    I told you so!​
    :taunt:

    Tom :)macwave:... Apple fanboy!)
     
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    :lol:

    Thew chap already owned 4 :lol:
     
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    He said he had it with him all the time , and I can genuinely see me doing exactly the same - hadn'y thought of using it as a medical resource but the apps are designed to be used by docs at work - and although some of them are iPhone apps as they are predominantly text based this really doesn't matter as I can put up with slightly pixelated text - haven't used them on the iPhone as they are just too small to be really usable
     
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    how large is it ?
     
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    Hmm of the top of my head I'd say about 10 inches long and about 8 inches wide - but thats just off the top of my head - I suspect there are much better stats online
     
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    :D I knew you'd have that reaction :yes:
     
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    I didn't :lol:

    I think when people who are being sceptical start to see how many uses it has you will see them start to appear everywhere - much like the iPhone

    The way he was darting is fingers around and moving things about reminded me strongly of Minority report :lol:

    I really need to get a new e-mail account - my pop wanadoo account will be useless on on it but I don't really want to change my orange provider just atthe moment - is there a way I can do that?
     
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    yep... I'll pm you later ;)
     
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    Sure there is. Easily. :yes:

    Just get yourself an IMAP account. Apple MobileMe or Google Gmail as a couple of "for instances". Then go into your orange account on the web and somewhere they'll let you change configuration options. Set it to automatically forward all emails to your new IMAP account. That'll do it. :thumbsup:

    But I see now that Keith is going to PM you later.
    He may have some better ideas since he has a bit of an in with an internet email company. :ROFL:

    Tom :)macwave:... have your email call my email, they can do lunch!)
     
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    :D thanks Keith - you did cross my mind

    I like the idea of having a separate e-mail for the iPad altogether - to my great embarrasment I don't know a lot about e-mail, I have always had the one from the broadband provider and 2-3 web based e-mail accounts.

    May have a look at mobile me
     
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    which means it's really 6x4 in real life :tongue:


    i want to get the periodic table app, not because i'd use it but it's very cool!
     
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    9 days!!!
     
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    all I can say is, I was very surprised at how much smaller it felt than I'd expected! Heavier yes, but small enough to carry around I believe (I didnt expect it to be!)

    Email - yep Im pretty well up on the various options ;-) I suspect mobile me will be in your future since it has other nice appley stuff like find my ipad/iphone etc. but I'll explain the options :D
     
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    Yes I agree it did seem a little smaller but I wasn't disappointed by that, makes it more portable

    For some reason in my mind it was the size of A4 but its not

    Screen lock is a stroke of genius
     

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