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    Tomorrow we'll become a two Ipad family--bought my husband one for his birthday. So, have a question. I understand that you can use one account on up to 5 computers. From reading other forums I know people are sharing apps--and some with multiple computers.

    I've upgraded iTunes to the newest version on his computer. I set the account to mine with the same CC. i know he will want to use some of my apps but not all. I'm also sure he will want to add some apps that I won't want. I'm assuming that when we connect his Ipad with the same account it may show my list of apps which I sync manually. I also have a Touch and 2 Ipods but all on my one computer. Some say no problem, others say they go to each app in the app store and dl onto the new Ipad and its just a redownload without a charge. Some suggest using only one computer but I prefer we use our own.

    So, any here that are 2 Ipad families using 2 or more computers and assuning with one account with one credit card.

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    I've been attempting off and on to find the answer to this question...

    Can you use a blackberry to tether to an iPad for internet access? Google hasn't be of much help and I figure if anyone would know it'd be someone from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    I've been attempting off and on to find the answer to this question...

    Can you use a blackberry to tether to an iPad for internet access? Google hasn't be of much help and I figure if anyone would know it'd be someone from here.

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    Don,

    As one of the Our Gang kids used to say, "I don't think you can do it."

    It's my understanding that you can't tether a BlackBerry without using the BlackBerry Desktop Software, and RIM hasn't made that available for the iPad.

    If you go for the 3G version of the iPad, you can switch the cellular coverage on and off by the month as needed -- directly from your iPad. So if you're stuck somewhere without Wi-Fi, assuming there's AT&T coverage (even 2G), you could turn it on for 30 days.

    I just checked the Apple website, because the plans have changed since I bought my 3G iPad. Currently, the two monthly plans are $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB.
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    Don,

    I have been researching this same question and have not found a simple solution. The alternative I'm going to try is an additional device (Cradlepoint PHS300) to create mobile hotspot with BBerry. The negatives are that it requires purchase of additional device, and adding tether option ($20/mo) to my data plan. Positives are a MIFI spot that can support multiple devices, and ability to use 4G when available on my carrier. I have ordered the PHS300, but haven't received it yet. If you are interested, send me a PM, and I'll let you know how it works.

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    Thank you. Just what I was looking for. Next summer everyone will be online while on vacation

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    As the driver, no. As the navigator, yes. The iPhone you can hold or put on a dashboard stand. The iPad is too big to handle in the same way. As navigator it was great and easy to show the driver what they were going to do.
    If you are using the ipad to navigate as a passenger, buy the "beat the traffic" app. It is awesome for traffic warning if you do not have a traffic gps in the car with you. I would not recommend it without someone else in the car using the ipad, as it is too big (IMHO) for the driver to use.

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    So I just got back from a trip to the pacific north west with my family. I took my iPad (64Gb with 3G) and left my laptop at home. Here are some of my thoughts and observations using this in support of a photography trip:

    1) Battery life is epic. I watched two full feature length movies on the ipad with my kids on the coast to coast flights and had more than 50% battery left after both flights (the second one was delayed due to weather so I did a bunch of playing with photos as well as the movies).

    2) I used the camera connection kit to upload images at the end of the day and then do some processing. The interface for the uploading worked very well, and allowed me to select what I wanted to upload each day (i.e. I use a card for more than one day, typically). I am not exactly clear what is being uploaded to ipad as one does not have a file browser. I was shooting raw with my Panasonic G2 on this trip, so it may be showing a sidecar jpg file, but I am not sure.

    3) I used a couple different applications for processing some images, mainly to send low resolution images by email to family while we were away. I used PhotoForge the most, followed by Photogene, Cropulator, and Filterstorm.

    4)PhotoForge has a lot of tools I am used to using with Lightroom including cropping, curves, levels, noise reduction, hue, saturation, brightness and sharpening. It does misses a few like a highlight and shadows slider. I am not fond of the cropping within PhotoForge as it is hard to grab the corners and can be very frustrating. Using a Pogo sketch pen make it a lot easier, and overall makes processing images on the iPad much easier. JPG output was at full resolution, so it seems to me that PhotoForge was reading the raw file.

    5) Photogene has a better curves and crop controls that PhotoForge and has highlights and shadows sliders like lightroom. Levels is not as easy to use, but not terrible. Again the Pogo pen was useful.

    6) Filterstorm was my favorite for doing black and white conversion. it's color separation controls gave much better results than with all the other apps had.

    To repeat, my use of the iPad for image processing was not for final work, it is not calibrated etc. I am starting to go through everything in lightroom on my Mac now that I am home. However, it did allow me to go through my images quickly and send some pictures out to family via email. And, it allowed me to play with them in the down time I did have.


    7) Other useful photo specific apps: TideGraph HD - great for tide tables particularly at a location like the Olympic seashore. LightTrac - cool app that shows the orientation of the sun and moon at sunrise, sunset and the current direction as well as time for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset. Very nice, but you need to have an internet connection for it to work. So use it as a planning tool, not a location tool for landscape work.

    8) One thing I have not figured out is how to do, is how to upload images from my ipad to sites like GetDPI. The web based tools to search your computer do not work on the ipad. So I have not figured that out. Pbase did the same thing, so I was not able to upload to that site as well.

    9) The iPad was fantastic for reading both books and magazines (get the Zinio app), movies, browsing the internet, email, keeping up with baseball via MLB.com, and some games for the kids (they like the Pinball HD a lot and Foosball HD is great fun for two people). I also made use of Goodreader for the PDF copies of some photograph america newsletters on Mount Saint Helens which we decided at the last minute to swing through on our way between the Olympic Peninsula and Mt Rainier. Goodreader is excellent.

    Overall, I found my experience with the iPad very positive and easier to use for internet browsing and email than my iPhone. However, that might just be my aging eyes and the extra screen area that the iPad allows...

    One last thing. I did buy the 3G version versus getting a wifi hot spot device or jailbraking my iPhone. All other options seemed to be more expensive in the long run. One thing I noticed was that I have easily kept within the 250Mb limits of the $15 per month rate even with travel. I may end up not renewing the 3G data, but $15 per month is not bad, so it is convenient, particularly in the east where everyone wants to charge you for wifi connections.
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    How do you clean off the iPad from your images once you are home and have copied them to your main machine?

    Did you use CF cards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    How do you clean off the iPad from your images once you are home and have copied them to your main machine?

    Did you use CF cards?
    I was using my Panasonic G2 on this trip as it was predominantly a family trip and I wanted to go light. That camera uses SD cards. You can use a usb cable to the camera for cameras that use CF or other cards. I have heard that you can use a CF card reader to USB to the camera kit USB adapter rather than a camera cord, but have not tested that. I will try that at some point with my Canon 1DsMk2 and a couple CF cards I have.

    I did not transfer everything to the iPad, and was liberal at deleting anything but the very best right away. I also cary more cards than I can fill in a trip and download from the cards when I get home. So this is not a replacement for a laptop with Lightroom 3 loaded on it that I can import to my library. I just wanted to be able to see what I got and send out a few photos while I am away.

    Funny you should as about transferring photos, I just finished downloading photos from my iPad to my Mac using the Photo Transfer app. It is fast and it has a good help menu. All you need is to have both on the same wifi network. Great App.

    The Apple photo connection kit seems to be loading jpeg images around 1 Mb in size from my card, and no raw files. I am not exactly sure what is being read by the camera connection kit, so I will have to experiment with this more. I shoot raw file only, so I am guessing that apple is reading sidecar jpg data. So to repeat, it is not a replacement for a laptop and multiple drives for heavy on site editing. However, it might be ok for those just wanting a quick browse and like to travel light.

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    Cliff, as mine are being loaded they say RAW + jpeg. When I have the cams set for just Raw without the added jpeg I can't remember if it states that or not but I think it was established before that Raw is being loaded but the Photo app shows the enbedded jpeg.

    I think its Photogene app that has option to upload to Flickr. I hsven't tried enbedding but I did upload one to try that and you should be able to link from it to getdpi. They have a reasonable free subscription so it may be enough to use for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Cliff, as mine are being loaded they say RAW + jpeg. When I have the cams set for just Raw without the added jpeg I can't remember if it states that or not but I think it was established before that Raw is being loaded but the Photo app shows the enbedded jpeg.

    I think its Photogene app that has option to upload to Flickr. I hsven't tried enbedding but I did upload one to try that and you should be able to link from it to getdpi. They have a reasonable free subscription so it may be enough to use for sharing.
    Then I am not sure how to get the raw files off the iPad as the photo transfer app uses the photo application to select the images. It then transfers jpegs.

    Thanks for the photo gene suggestion for uploading, I will have to try that.

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    Then I am not sure how to get the raw files off the iPad as the photo transfer app uses the photo application to select the images. It then transfers jpegs.

    Thanks for the photo gene suggestion for uploading, I will have to try that.
    Did you need to transfer them since you had the cards to upload from directly?

    Were you uploading saved photos or from the events lists? I suspect that anything that goes through Photogene and is saved is a jpeg since the shown image is a jpeg in Photos and I assume that the file PG works with is the embedded jpeg. Could be wrong but that seems likely to me. Those in the events list should be Raws from what others have said.

    Did the photo transfer app delete the files from Photos or did you delete manually?

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    I was just testing to see how the photo transfer system worked to see what I could transfer. Basic curiosity to understand if the iPad could act as a backups system to my cards while traveling. The files that I processed are jpegs, PhotoForge, PhotoGene, and Filterstorm all output as jpeg files. I also tried moving files that were not processed, and they also moved over as jpeg. Images selected from the Photos and Albums lists were jepgs. I just tried moving a photo over from the Events list and it also came over as a jpeg. This may be because of the kind of raw file, as I was using my Panasonic G2. I will try with my Canon 1DsmkII at some point this week to see if that has a different result. I must have missed a bunch of discussion on the photo transfer app on this thread as you mentioned other discussion twice now. I will have to go back through this thread again.

    I have not deleted anything from Photos yet. The Photo transfer app does not do that. You have to do it in Photos independent of the photo transfer app. pretty straight forward in Photos to delete things.

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    HI There Cliff
    Thanks for your long post about the joys of the iPad on holiday (and suggestions for good apps). I was going to get the Tide Table app for our trip to Crete . . . then I remembered that the tides there are less than a foot, so it's hardly worth knowing
    Quote Originally Posted by CPWarner View Post
    I was just testing to see how the photo transfer system worked to see what I could transfer. Basic curiosity to understand if the iPad could act as a backups system to my cards while traveling. The files that I processed are jpegs, PhotoForge, PhotoGene, and Filterstorm all output as jpeg files. I also tried moving files that were not processed, and they also moved over as jpeg. Images selected from the Photos and Albums lists were jepgs. I just tried moving a photo over from the Events list and it also came over as a jpeg. This may be because of the kind of raw file, as I was using my Panasonic G2. I will try with my Canon 1DsmkII at some point this week to see if that has a different result. I must have missed a bunch of discussion on the photo transfer app on this thread as you mentioned other discussion twice now. I will have to go back through this thread again.
    Using the camera connector kit it will transfer whatever is on the SD card to the iPad (Raw, Raw+jpg, jpg). This means that it will act very well as a backup.

    However, it will only show one image in the photo-app. If you have shot JPG, or RAW+JPG, then it will show the jpg. IF you have shot just RAW, then it will show the embedded JPG from the RAW file.

    If you delete a photo, then it will delete both the RAW and the JPG (assuming you shot both). This is convenient, as it means that when you get back home, you won't have to go through and delete the rubbish all over again.

    Applications like Photogene etc will use the jpg if you've shot one, otherwise they also will use the embedded JPG from the RAW file (this is very irritating with the M9, where the embedded jpg is very small).


    The upshot of all this is that the iPAD can be very usefully used on a trip - upload all files from the SD card(s), do your culling in comfort in some bar or other. When you get back, upload from the iPAD rather than the cards, and you will just get the selected files.


    Quote Originally Posted by CPWarner View Post
    I have not deleted anything from Photos yet. The Photo transfer app does not do that. You have to do it in Photos independent of the photo transfer app. pretty straight forward in Photos to delete things.
    This is a problem (see Uwe's post above). It's not quite so much of a pain as it seems at first, but it's quite an effort.

    Basically, you need to go into the imports folder, choose the edit button, put a tick against each image one by one :sleep006::sleep006: then choose to delete.

    I've done hundreds of images like this - it's irritating, but not impossible. For a wedding with thousands of images I think my patience might be tried!
    As a rule of thumb I reckon I can tick two images per second - so deleting 600 images would take 5 minutes.

    The other real irritation for me is that when you import the images to Aperture, it insists on making a new project at the top level for every day. You can, however, choose where the files are copied to (not split on a daily level).

    Room for improvement.

    On the other hand, we visited someone for their 2nd wedding anniversary celebration on Saturday - I'd shot the wedding in Spain 2 years ago. It was the work of minutes to get the images onto the iPad, which was passed around the evening - a real success, and not something you can really do with a laptop.

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    Yes, thanks Cliff, for your report. I found it really helpful and neglected to say that. I also took your recommendation and added Photo Forge which I like a lot so far. And thanks Jono for reviewing, again, the import part. I find deleting quite a few at a time not so bad either since, like you I can "tick" pretty quickly. Sure room for improvement but I can live with the current situation for my use

    Just thought I'd add to Jono's thing of passing the Ipad around to savor memories. I'm not into video enough to want to deal with it in Sony Vegas on my main computer but using ReelDirector I have made some videos to share that turned out nicely enough for that purpose. I shoot in jpeg on my GF1(can't upload AVCHD), load the clips with the camera connector, and load continue with RD to edit. Its actually a fun project. I didn't find editing in Vegas fun LOL. I shoot less seriously with the top red button that allows me to shoot stills at the same time and mix stills with the "Ken Burns" effect (for nonUSA folks its basically giving motion to stills with pan and zoom) with the video. RD is also nice to do a slideshow organized the way you want it.

    The more I use my Ipad the more uses I find for it and ways to use it.

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    7) Other useful photo specific apps: TideGraph HD - great for tide tables particularly at a location like the Olympic seashore. LightTrac - cool app that shows the orientation of the sun and moon at sunrise, sunset and the current direction as well as time for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset. Very nice, but you need to have an internet connection for it to work. So use it as a planning tool, not a location tool for landscape work.
    Great report! I agree, these two apps are terrific. I use TideGraph mainly for fishing/boating, but it has turned out to be a good photography tool as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    The more I use my Ipad the more uses I find for it and ways to use it.
    HI Diane - I quite agree, as that reviewer said "It's the answer to a question nobody asked". We have to work out what the questions are!

    My absolutely most used app is Omni-focus. I can't really see how I lived without it before.

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    Jono, I had to see what it was. I can see that used a lot. Interestingly enough we just learned of two manufacturing companies and their marketing divisions here in the furniture industry adding Ipads for everyone and likely using with an app something like Box.net with some also having cams and the connectors.

    I've often read that new technology or software, once it gets into the hands of day to day users, gets used quite unlike what the original developers planned. I think this will happen with the Ipad and its going to evolve. I was in one of our big box stores this weekend and got into a conversation with one of the salespeople who was pretty conversant with the Ipad but was unaware of how much more one could do with the third party apps. He actually made notes about several I mentioned.

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    Thanks for the info Jono and Terry. I must have skipped over page 11 the first time through this thread. Lots of good information there. It is very nice how Lightroom can access the raw files right from the iPad. Tried that tonight and it is great. It does seem that with Panasonic the imbedded jpegs are of pretty decent quality.
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    Couldn't edit but wanted to correct. I bought Filterstorm, not Photoforge


    [QUOTE=Diane B;241549]Yes, thanks Cliff, for your report. I found it really helpful and neglected to say that. I also took your recommendation and added Photo Forge which I like a lot so far.

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    Filterstorm is a nice app. Glad to hear that you like it.

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    If I copy images from my folder structure to the iPad it seems iTunes chnages the resolution.


    E.g. copy from CameraRoll to my Mac and later export same image back from a folder to the iPad. This results in a smaller image.

    Any ideas?

    I realized this using PhotoCopier (interesting app by the way)
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    Yes, its been discussed other places that iTunes alters resolution to "fit" the Ipad.

    This is off the top of my head but have you considered using Dropbox to bypass iTunes? I hsven't downloaded from Dropbox to Ipad but I've gone the opposite direction-- uploading jpegs and video to Dropbox. Video appears to be compressed from Photos to Dropbox by the Photo app. You can download from Dropbox for offline viewing so it might be worth checking. I keep meaning to try it for computer to Ipad but haven't done it yet

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    Uwe, if you are using Lightroom, could you export to your iPad using Lightroom? I have not tried it, but since Lightroom recognizes the file structure of the iPad it might work.

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    Well, I tried it and it does not work. My iPad does not show up in the file structure when I try to export with Lightroom. That is a shame...
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    Another tip I just came across. Can't vouch for its credibility until I try it but.... Supposedly the optimal size to upload to the Ipad is 2034 x 1536. He said it allows one to tap and double the resolution in zoom. Also said anything larger will be downsized. I'm going to try 2 ways to upload from Lightroom exports--through iTunes and by Dropbox but use this size.

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    I only tried the one method. Its so easy I didn't bother going through iTunes. I used Dropbox at 2034 x 1536. The detail at the tapped zoom seems fine.

    You lose your folder structure working this way if you view offline but I've become happy enough with Photo Sort for now I don't mind. I dled Dropbox to my main computer, made a folder within the photo folder, dragged my exported LR files to it. I opened the Dropbox app on the Ipad, dled to the Photo app. I made a folder in Photo Sort and uploaded to it and deleted them from the Photo Saved folder. If you view your Dropbox folder online the folder structure will be as you exported from LR.

    Hope this is helpful to some.

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    Not sure of "erm" LOL. but 3 million Ipads were sold in 80 days according to Apple. Glad I was one of them (not one of the Ipads but one of the buyers *smile*)
    I bought AAPL stock so I am happy. Now I feel obligated to buy an iPAD, and I can afford to. So, which model? Is there any reason to get more than 16GB? I don't have a large music library and I plan to download photos to my laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by clark666 View Post
    I bought AAPL stock so I am happy. Now I feel obligated to buy an iPAD, and I can afford to. So, which model? Is there any reason to get more than 16GB? I don't have a large music library and I plan to download photos to my laptop
    I bought the 64GB because I anticipated uploading photos. I have a lot of apps, a good number of books which take very little room and still have most free. I bought my husband the 32gb and that seems maybe the optimal size if you won't put music on it (mine is all on Touch and old Classic Ipod) still giving you plenty of room for rental movies, etc. We'll see what others say.

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    Does anyone upload pics to their Pbase or Smugmug account, with the iPad? If so, I was wondering how is it done and if there are any pointers to doing it. Thanks a bunch.

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    I have a longtime Pbase account but know of no way to upload from the Ipad. I wouldn't anyhow because i really would like to work from a RAW in LR first. However you can upload to Flickr from Photogene (I need to check about Filterstorm) and that's what I'll use for quick forum sharing. My Flickr account is a free one but sufficient enough for that purpose. Something strikes me that there might be a Smugmug app but I'll have to check. I know that an app has been requested for Pbase but I'm not holding my breath.

    Just checked and there is a Smugmug app but its just for viewing, not uploading AFAI could tell. I do that with my Pbase on Safari now. However you can dl an image to your Photo app on the Ipad for offline viewing.
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    Thanks Diane. I was wanting a way to upload pics to my PAD, while on a long backpacking trip, so I was hoping the iPad might be a lighter weight solution, than a laptop, which I think might be more than I can bare at this point.

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    Clay, are you meaning to just upload for backup? I'd be comfortable to use my Ipad for backup and viewing/culling while carrying enough cards to upload to my main computer when I got back

    I don't know where you are backpacking but in our mountains I can't even pick up our Verizon carrier most of the time let alone AT&T so I wonder if you would be able to
    get a strong enough signal to upload even to Flickr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Clay, are you meaning to just upload for backup? I'd be comfortable to use my Ipad for backup and viewing/culling while carrying enough cards to upload to my main computer when I got back

    I don't know where you are backpacking but in our mountains I can't even pick up our Verizon carrier most of the time let alone AT&T so I wonder if you would be able to
    get a strong enough signal to upload even to Flickr.
    Hi Diane, I wanted to be able to upload everyday or most days and I think around here I can get AT&T signal most places(they say). I'm not too concerned about storage, but being able to use the iPad for that would be an added bonus.

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    A tip I just came upon to delete multiple sequential photos a bit more easily. It isn't the beall/endall but its much quicker than tapping multiple thumbs. You select the curved arrow icon in top right to be able to do multiple deletes. You touch and hold the first photo to be deleted and then slide your finger across the line of thumbs, then down, back across, down, across, etc to the last one you wish to delete. You will see the blue check appear on each thumb as you do this and the red delete button top left will show the total files to be deleted. Just touch the delete button, confirm that you want to delete the number of files and they are gone. I was able to select a number of files really quickly using this method and deleted all.

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    Has anyone tried Officelive online: http://www.officelive.com/en-us/

    I know that you can't run office on the iPAD, but can you use the online version running Safari?

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    Clark I haven't tried it but I use the Office2 HD app. It works with Word and Excel docs nicely, creating, opening, folders, etc
    http://www.bytesquared.com/products/office/ipad/

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    Thanks, it says it is compatible with Word 97-2003 (.doc) and google dox. Officelive uses the latest Word file formats and can be used online without having the software on the computer. I just can't find any support from Apple or Officelive as to whether Safari is compatible with officelive. I guess I could buy an iPAD or wait for a windows 7 tablet?

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    I found something on Cnet.com http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20007230-56.html
    saying that officelive kind-of works on iPAD but really only works on Windows 7

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    Just a thought. I have no idea how you want or need to use a tablet but The combo of Office HD and Dropbox, quick and easy, I can access my Office files and work with them from any of my computers anywhere, offline or on.

    Its difficult to explain usage without actually having an Ipad. You might also like box.net app. There are 2 interesting demo videos of it in use in a corporate environment.
    http://sites.box.net/ipadsforbusiness/. I have both Dropbox snd box.net--both free apps, but use Dropbox

    I don't know about "current" Words file. i can open anything I've received as attachment thus far. I don't know about a Win 7 tablet. I'm a longtime PC person but I won't buy a win tablet LOL.
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    Don,

    As one of the Our Gang kids used to say, "I don't think you can do it."

    It's my understanding that you can't tether a BlackBerry without using the BlackBerry Desktop Software, and RIM hasn't made that available for the iPad.

    If you go for the 3G version of the iPad, you can switch the cellular coverage on and off by the month as needed -- directly from your iPad. So if you're stuck somewhere without Wi-Fi, assuming there's AT&T coverage (even 2G), you could turn it on for 30 days.

    I just checked the Apple website, because the plans have changed since I bought my 3G iPad. Currently, the two monthly plans are $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB.
    I've looked at the iPad at a local Best Buy a couple days ago and like it. However I currently need something more in the line of a full computer/tablet and decided to go with a Toshiba Portege tablet "for now". With this I can connect to my BB and have full internet access as well as have some of the same functions as the iPad. I also looked a little closer and see that Dell will be coming out later this year with a larger screen similar to the iPad then again there's always the Sahara slate. I just need something that will fill the gap while I'm traveling between my large 17" laptop and my full blown studio computer - currently the Toshiba is that. Then again I am a self confessed gear slut and that iPad does look good even if it currently doesn't support the BB.

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    Well, this is an odd one, but I saw it on TUAW and it looked like just the thing I need. Its called 'Propmeup' snd there's a video that shows its uses. It should help reading in bed or sitting in chair, typing, etc. We'll see. I ordered one and I've lost more on dumber things LOL
    http://propupstore.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    A tip I just came upon to delete multiple sequential photos a bit more easily. It isn't the beall/endall but its much quicker than tapping multiple thumbs. You select the curved arrow icon in top right to be able to do multiple deletes. You touch and hold the first photo to be deleted and then slide your finger across the line of thumbs, then down, back across, down, across, etc to the last one you wish to delete. You will see the blue check appear on each thumb as you do this and the red delete button top left will show the total files to be deleted. Just touch the delete button, confirm that you want to delete the number of files and they are gone. I was able to select a number of files really quickly using this method and deleted all.
    Excellent! Thank you Diane.

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    Follow up. Though the Propmeup is strange looking it does what I wanted quite nicely. I no longer hold the Ipad at all when I'm sitting in a chair reading or watching a movie. Its nice on a table or desk too when typing whether onscreen ir with my bluetooth keyboard. YMMV. It it was $25 well spent for me. It fits tightly with the Apple case and really easy snap in/out with Ipad 'naked'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Well, this is an odd one, but I saw it on TUAW and it looked like just the thing I need. Its called 'Propmeup' snd there's a video that shows its uses. It should help reading in bed or sitting in chair, typing, etc. We'll see. I ordered one and I've lost more on dumber things LOL
    http://propupstore.com/

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    Diane, I saw that on TUAW as well, thanks for the update. Looks I'll be ordering...

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    Anyone else having the problem? When I go to sites, including DPI and the iPad tries to load images from the page some load and some do not.
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    Anyone else having the problem? When I go to sites, including DPI and the iPad tries to load images from the page some load and some do not.
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    No, not me. Try to power off and back on (hold the power button until you get a slider to power off).

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    Yes, I've had that issue from the beginning with getdpi and a few long photo threads in Fred Miranda. If the thread is long with lots of images the last ones are iffy. I saw it suggested on several Mac forums that this was a lack of available memory. Just repeating. I know in shorter threads all images load. If you reload the thread, different ones may not load.

    I have no problem with galleries loading OTOH. My Pbase galleries load fine and I can't remember having an issue with anyone's gallery unless it was flash, only forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Yes, I've had that issue from the beginning with getdpi and a few long photo threads in Fred Miranda. If the thread is long with lots of images the last ones are iffy. I saw it suggested on several Mac forums that this was a lack of available memory. Just repeating. I know in shorter threads all images load. If you reload the thread, different ones may not load.

    I have no problem with galleries loading OTOH. My Pbase galleries load fine and I can't remember having an issue with anyone's gallery unless it was flash, only forums.
    Diane, now that you describe it like that, I have seen that problem, but never attributed the problem specifically to the pad. Maybe my wife will be OK with an 11 inch MacBook air to solve this?

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    Diane, now that you describe it like that, I have seen that problem, but never attributed the problem specifically to the pad. Maybe my wife will be OK with an 11 inch MacBook air to solve this?

    Scott
    I don't kniw what your wife views but I haven't found it an issue. They have to be long threads with lots and lots of images. When I hit a thread here that I'm dying to see the images I check it out next time I boot my desktop or laptop. The big culprits here for me are the m4/3 image thread and one if the MF image threads, very long, lots of images. The only other place I see this is a VERY long thread on FM (the bokeh thread LOL). Of course this is just my viewing habitss

    I honestly haven't used my laptop since I got my Ipad in May. I found good apps for Office, use Dropbox/cloud for any files I want to share between computers and do almost everything except process in Lightroom on the
    Ipad. I use the Office apps or Goodreader to organize and many of the apps I use are Dropbox compatible now. The only issue i have at all is the issue stated above. I've found I can easily live without Flash LOL.

    Ah, but looking at your post again I think I see a bit of a hidden agenda there LOL.

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