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The Unveiling - my iPad

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    Ohhh.... you're gonna want one of these Chris! :yes:

    Especially with the camera adapter they've got coming for it. Take your pictures, import them to your iPad, and then sync them to your Mac. In the meantime, they're on your iPad and you can use them for slide shows, etc. :thumbsup:

    Oh... and this app looks spectacular on the iPad!

    Star Walk

    They've enhanced it for the iPad and it's quite stunning!

    Tom :)macwave:... tell Lisa "I'm sorry!")
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    Hi,

    How would you export the pictures from the camera to ipad? I got Nikon D3000....
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    I'm still pondering which one I need though :/ Im HOPING we'll be able to preorder them in the UK soon so I need to decide.

    I'm really wondering if it'll be enough for me to take to Disney in May. Now I know for most people the answer would surely be yes but I have to be able to get online to work, some server work, ssh needed, vnc access, vpn

    Now I've got all of that working on the iphone and I FEEL the only thing wrong with it is the speed and size of the screen. So I'm on the border of thinking I would actually get away with it!

    Would be nice to be able to leave the full laptop at home but it would be horrible to miss it half way through and wish I'd brought it :/
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    Jeff,

    There's an adapter coming from Apple in late April. It's actually two adapters. They both plug into the bottom of the iPad. One of them has a USB port on it. The other is a SD card reader. You just connect your camera and the Photo app on the iPad imports your photos! :thumbsup:

    I KNOW I'll be getting one of these for all my photographic trips!

    BTW - here's the link to the thing in the US Apple Store.

    Tom :)macwave:... this is just too cool!)
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    Keith,

    I know what you mean about missing the laptop. :yes:

    But... I really think we're going to be able to get there with this thing. VPN is already there with it. For ssh what about something like TouchTerm? I haven't tried it on my iPad but it "looks" like it could be just the ticket!

    Tom :)macwave:... what fun!)
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    Well if if going to use it to backup my photos I'll need a biggie then ;) nice carpe diem mate :D
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    and hmm would starwalk work without an internet connection :unsure:
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    Indications are yes. I'll let you know. I'm probably gonna buy the thing! :mental:

    And oh, by the way. Although they don't show up too well in the online pictures, the default home page image on the thing has a sky that's filled with numerous meteors! :wiggle:

    Tom :)macwave:... now I KNOW Lisa's mad at me!)
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    oooohh I just realised that I could use airport express to gain wifi access for ipad if I am at hotels!!!

    Am I right to think along the line?
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    Yep! :yes:

    As long as your room has a wired connection, just plug in an Airport Express and voilĂ ... instant wireless! :mental:


    Tom :)macwave:... loves handy gadgets!)
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    That so cool! I am thinking ahead when I go to Disney resort, normally we book our universal studio tickets when we are there... ooohhh so we could take ipad instead of lap top which would save lots of weight mmmhhhh
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    I'm going to find it *really* hard to hold on for the 2nd generation one. I really want one and I don't even need it. :sigh:
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    yep this is what I do every time we visit a Disney resort :yes: plug and play!
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    Which one you thinking of Chris? 3g non-3g? and what size? :unsure:
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    Non 3g. I have the iPhone. For Kenya pics I'd need more than the 16 gb I was planning on. Need to see prices really
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    I'm wondering if the iphone will be enough after the ipad or whether I'll be sitting in the car waiting for someone and thinking hmmm wish I could browse.

    16gb yeah definitely 32 at least for the keyna pics
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    Since I've had my macbook I've completely abandoned my poor little iMac. If I buy the iPad I wonder if the macbook will become the abandoned one? Poor little guy :sigh:
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    I think it depends what you use it for :yes: you can do everything on a macbook that you can do on an imac, perhaps less screen estate but everything.

    At the moment at least, the ipad only has 512M ram which would limit serious image editing for example even if the CPU could cope.

    At the moment it's harder to be web browsing in one window whilst chatting on IM in another since it's kinda "one app at a time" mainly on the ipad/iphone (though it looks like expose on iphone/ipad os4 may fix that!)

    I do think it's the future though :yes:
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    Wish i knew about the airport thingy!

    I am now seriously considering buying ipad :yes:

    ho hum........
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    I think you should earn commission from Apple for all the reviews and tips you have given to us!!!

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