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cresshead
04-09-2010, 12:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAl28d6tbko&feature=watch_response

awesome idea! :thumbsup:

Philbert
04-10-2010, 09:19 PM
I saw that a couple days ago. First thing in a while that made me literally LOL.

OnlineRender
04-11-2010, 05:02 AM
Flash evangelist tells Apple to screw itself


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/16/20100410/ttc-flash-evangelist-tells-apple-to-scre-6315470.html

thought it was kinda funny !

cresshead
04-11-2010, 06:10 AM
Flash evangelist tells Apple to screw itself


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/16/20100410/ttc-flash-evangelist-tells-apple-to-scre-6315470.html

thought it was kinda funny !

to be fair on apple, they've helped push other companies into making tablet pc's...you know real computers that have full operating systems to challenge and forge ahead of ipad even as it's only 7 days from it's public release.

so there's going to be plenty of options for people looking for a tablet pc, so many that there's really no big deal if the ipad doesn't offer what you want [flash, usb, sd card, camera, open access to the hard drive etc]

like this>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGUKHDBoTEc&NR=1

Dodgy
04-11-2010, 06:51 AM
There have been tablet pcs around for years. Not many bought them 'til apple splashed their fat logo on one. Hence my thinking it's just logo fashionistas buying anything apple shakes out.

Lightwolf
04-11-2010, 07:12 AM
There have been tablet pcs around for years.
It's not a pc, it's a consumption device.

Cheers,
Mike

cresshead
04-11-2010, 07:16 AM
It's not a pc, it's a consumption device.

Cheers,
Mike

yeah the ipad is for consuming data coming in like emails, non flash websites, ebooks, itunes music and tv/films and apps/games and online shopping it's not really set up as a creative device to produce content/data by the end user except the occasional email or blog post

Lightwolf
04-11-2010, 07:19 AM
yeah the ipad is for consuming data coming in like emails, non flash websites, ebooks, itunes music and tv/films and apps/games and online shopping it's not really set up as a creative device to produce content/data by the end user except the occasional email or blog post
The equivalent of what I used to call an AOL surfer, only in the computing world ;)

(back in the days when AOL was swamping the planet with CDs containing their Internet access software).

Cheers,
Mike

Kuzey
04-11-2010, 07:19 AM
Yeah....it's a funny thing. When Apple makes one...it sells, the others won't...even if they have full OS and what not....that's how things go.

Everyone else, wants to stick the kitchen sink into their pads, and Apple works on user experince etc. Having said that...I'm not liking the idea of ads being part of the iPad/iPod apps...that might have a big impact on what happens in the future.

Those who do get a pad with a full OS etc. should make some videos with LW in action :hey:

Kuzey

Lightwolf
04-11-2010, 07:24 AM
Yeah....it's a funny thing. When Apple makes one...it sells, the others won't...even if they have full OS and what not....that's how things go.
Well, that and the fact that you really can't compare them. Oranges and tomatoes ;)

Nerds like us will have the hardest time adapting to the notion that it's not a computer as we define (and use) it.

Cheers,
Mike

Kuzey
04-11-2010, 07:28 AM
yeah the ipad is for consuming data coming in like emails, non flash websites, ebooks, itunes music and tv/films and apps/games and online shopping it's not really set up as a creative device to produce content/data by the end user except the occasional email or blog post

Don't forget the paint apps...that's creating content, but yeah..what more can you want than a device to surf the net, play games, watch movies, read books, sketch stuff and what not...while your main pc is busy rendering stuff :)


Kuzey

Kuzey
04-11-2010, 07:37 AM
Well, that and the fact that you really can't compare them. Oranges and tomatoes ;)

Nerds like us will have the hardest time adapting to the notion that it's not a computer as we define (and use) it.

Cheers,
Mike

That's pretty much what's going on, people are having a hard time understanding....it's not surposed to be a replacement for laptops :D

Kuzey

Ernest
04-11-2010, 10:01 AM
There have been tablet pcs around for years. Not many bought them 'til apple splashed their fat logo on one. Hence my thinking it's just logo fashionistas buying anything apple shakes out.

Tablet PCs have always cost 3x what a normal home PC costs and have always weighted at least as much as a laptop.

I have to give credit to Apple that they placed a tablet product in the cheap and light netbook segment, which is really the only place where it could thrive. Thank to them we're finally getting tons of purchasable, holdable tablets that so many of us have been hoping for since 5 years ago. I also have to take credit away from Apple for making everything except the form factor and the price completely unreasonable (ebook reader without eye-friendly eink, web browser that can't render half the web pages, movie watcher that is not wide screen, mega iphone that can't make phone calls, mini Apple computer that can't run any Apple computer apps, game player without a good graphics chip for real games and no ability to play causal web games, what CAN it do properly?) to the point that I would never consider buying it.

Lightwolf
04-11-2010, 10:09 AM
Tablet PCs have always cost 3x what a normal home PC costs and have always weighted at least as much as a laptop.

I have to give credit to Apple that they placed a tablet product in the cheap and light netbook segment, which is really the only place where it could thrive.
But it's not a netbook. Not even close. And if it was it'd be nothing new (I've developed for one last autumn - and the model wasn't new back then either - single touch only though, the multi-touch came out later last year).

I'd probably give MS more credit for that since they added multi-touch to their OS before the iPad was even on the (public) radar.

You could probably compare the iPad to some of the Archos products though (which have been around since last year as well).

Cheers,
Mike

Philbert
04-11-2010, 11:02 AM
This is why I'm looking forward to the HP Slate in June. If you haven't seen it, it has basically everything the ipad is missing. A real OS (Win 7 Home Premium), USB ports, 2 cameras (VGA webcam in front, 3MP in back), HDMI out, SD card slot, touch screen and pen/digitizer support, nearly double the CPU, 4 times the RAM, and more.

Their most recent commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeDalRBjyJo

Adobe talks about Flash on the Slate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p-RZAwQq0E

Nemoid
04-11-2010, 11:26 AM
wow slate looks cool !!! is it pressure sensitive?

What i don't bear about apple strategy is the first version is always quite poor than expected, then they add further things in 2nd and so on. They want people to pay, then pay and pay again...

Philbert
04-11-2010, 12:07 PM
I don't know if it's pressure sensitive, but I kind of doubt it. Honestly their target audience probably wouldn't use it. It does work out to be cheaper than the ipad though and just slightly lighter weight.

Kuzey
04-12-2010, 03:40 AM
A painting done on the ipad.....I'm liking the idea more and more :)

http://gorillaartfare.com/2010/04/first-ipad-painting/

Kuzey

Nemoid
04-12-2010, 08:15 AM
@Philbert thanks for the infos

wow that painting is awesome ! the AD program must be very good to allow painting this with fingers. BTW the artist rocks.

OnlineRender
04-14-2010, 04:30 PM
Tampon Delayed in the UK........... had a shot of it , meh !

cresshead
04-16-2010, 12:35 PM
how to print from an ipad

http://thedailywh.at/post/523586483/problem-solving-of-the-day-how-to-print-from-an