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Does anyone know where I can get an iPad2 in Canberra?

By warmonga 1 April 2011 42

I tried to buy one last Friday, but they sold out before I got there…

Anyone got any tips?

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Mysteryman 9:49 am 04 Apr 11

drewbytes said :

Mysteryman said :

I work in a creative field and it would be beneficial for me to be able to show photos/video/design work to clients on something like an ipad but it’s not convenient for me to do so. Everything has to be linked through iTunes (which is an absolute dog of a program) and there is no easy, simple way to drag and drop photos/design work/video/pdfs onto the device.

Yes, there is a very easy way to do this and I do it using DropBox but there are other programs that do similar things. You simply drop files you want into your dropbox folder and it syncs them to the iPhone or iPad. No itunes involved. It’s all very seamless and easy to do.

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are two things I don’t like about that solution. Firstly, I’d rather just get a piece of hardware that allows me to drag and drop natively, as well as delete and manage the files/folders from the devices itself. Secondly, according to wiki , “the Dropbox client enables users to drop any file into a designated folder that is then synced with Dropbox’s Internet service and to any other of the user’s computers and devices with the Dropbox client”. I’m not at all interested in having my work on someone else’s servers or their cloud computing system. I understand that may be beneficial to some people but for me it’s further convolution of what should be a simple, straight forward process.

Jivrashia 8:11 pm 02 Apr 11

Sproogle77 said :

I’ve struggled to understand the point of an iPad, but those comments about using it as a media consumption device, rather than trying to imagine it as a true laptop or notebook substitute make sense.

Whether it’s iPad or an Android tablet their practical use is as a coffee table internet and I’m sure most people can appreciate having access to it from the comfort of your sofa. Laptops are just a bit too clunky, and if they are of the right size (netbooks) the screens are too small.

But you should first check that all the sites you need to visit works on the device (internet banking, bill paying sites, auction sites, sites with flash, etc)

The other is as a storage and display unit for your personal album and home videos.

Music, movie (i.e not home vids), games? Baaaaaaaaah.

Sproogle77 said :

(though I’m not doubting that various Android devices will be at least as good and probably better), partly because of their sleek design – but also partly because of the huge amount of hype and free publicity that pushes the competitors into background obscurity.

I know people think iPad’s competitor is Android, but Android is targeted at a different market, mainly the geeks and those who appreciate the difference between the two. If you can’t tell the difference then you should definitely get an iPad. The smooth interface of iPad is nexr to none (though there are small annoyances such as pages not appearing immediately when scrolling)

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