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iPad Squee and an update


First of all, for all of you on twitter who wanted to know...

I got my 3G iPad today. My initial impression, this is one sexy device. It is really easy to use right out of the box. Set up took a little while mostly because I have a HUGE iTunes library, almost 10 GB of music alone so the sync took a while. I'm not putting my videos on it for now. I did get the 64 GB version so there is plenty of room but I want to load it up with apps first.

There are a ton of free apps. I downloaded the apple ebook reader, the kindle reader and all of my kindle books, a tool to download free books, Netfix, Tweetdeck, Google earth and the Google app all for free. The web browser works great though I know I will run into the compatibility thing with the safari browser but I'll deal with that when it happens. For now I can get all of the sites I regularly visit, including Livejournal. I would call this a full fledged netbook except for the fact that it doesn't have a file system. But I knew that before I got it.

I lucked out with the 3G thing too. I ordered the 3G iPad on May 30th and went onto the waiting list for deliver June 18th. About a week later AT&T announced they would be doing away with their unlimited data plan. They agreed to allow iphone and ipad users who already had the unlimited account keep their unlimited service but any new people who signed up after June 6th would have to take a plan with a cap. This bothered me initially until I saw a notice on Apple's website that said the plan was also extended to those who ordered their iPad from Apple before June 7th. I was able to sign up for the unlimited 3G plan.

Free advice:
John - I think you'll like this for portable web browsing however, it is pretty heavy and I doubt you will be able to hold it in one hand steadily or long enough to really use it efficiently. If you think you want one, check one out first. Also, get a stand, you'll definitely need one.

starshinedogs - If you are really just looking for an ereader, this is serious overkill. Though, it is the most flexible ereader in that it basically has apps for all of the other ereaders out there. Plus you can use it to surf the web and read fanfic.

sharpiesgal - This is definitely coming to San Diego. It will do everything I need for the con. We can't wait to meet Kermit's brother.

In other news...
I did my workshop today and of course there was no way it was going to go off without a hitch. I got everyone set up in the computer lab and after having been assured multiple times that the software would work, it didn't. Luckily everyone was good-natured about it and I had detailed handouts with screen captures so I was able to muddle through without the computers. I sent everyone back to their offices to play on their own. That might actually work out better in the long run. And, of course, now I have no voice.

The Horatio/Stetler zine is basically done. I just have to write the introduction. I'll have it up this weekend. I have a couple more Miami zines to compile then I'll start working on the other stuff on the site.

I'm tired and I want to go play with my iPad some more.



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 17th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Kermit's brother arrived early and I'm taking Thursday to play with him so I can get use to him. He is a nice shade of blue.
Jun. 17th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
Cool! Windows 7 is different but if my 70-year-old father could adapt to it, I'm sure you'll have no problem. :)
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