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Offline NepalianBuddhist

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Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:23:04 pm »
I'm in the process of getting an Apple I-pad with 32 gb of memory anyone else use one? any tech tips on how to use them? thanks.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 02:10:41 pm »
I am using one now. Pretty self explanatory but you can get a free manual, loads of essential tips using google.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 10:19:28 pm »
The iPad has almost completely replaced my laptop. If the store offers classes about getting started with the iPad, I highly recommend it.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 01:23:31 am »
I'm the same as Monkey Mind. I have a 64 gB (because I will sync with an iPhone and wanted storage space to be similar). I have only had it a few months but I use it for EVERYTHING and my laptop gets much less use now. I even type documents on this without much trouble. I am surfing the forum on it right now.

Tips: download the free manual from the Apple App Store for iOS 7. Downloading one from the Apple website and looking over it before you switch the device on for the first time is good to so you know what it is asking you questions about (e.g. If you want to sync through iCloud, what Apple ID ....) if you have another Apple device it will be familiar.

It is pretty intuitive so not difficult to find your way around. The support forum is a good place to find out things from regular Apple users. Recent iOS 7 update annoyed those of us used to iOS 6 because it looks different and some features aren't as good. But overall it is the best piece of technology I have ever owned. I love it's simplicity and ability to enhance the lives of humans in a human rather than "machine" sort of way.

Have fun with yours!
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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 01:31:02 am »
Is freesangha trying to sell Iphones now, not a good trend.......
to me, the signs of a successful practice are happiness and a cessation of suffering, buddhism often gives me this; not all the answers.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 02:50:42 am »
I have had mine for 15 months and use it for *almost* everything.   Writing anything longer than a few sentences gets tedious on this virtual keyboard, so I bought an external keyboard which nearly (but still nearly) replaces my laptop.

 I took the pad and keyboard on a week-long research trip over the summer and I was pleased with the set up for taking library notes (and photos of materials -- very handy).  I wouldn't want to write anything very lengthy though. (An FS post like this is about it for me.) But for most daily task and for traveling, I find it ideal.

It took me a few days to learn how to use the main features. You might take MM's suggestion to follow the tutorial, but you might also just plunge in and learn by doing.  There isn't anything that hard to learn, imho.   

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 02:58:21 am »
Is freesangha trying to sell Iphones now, not a good trend.......
It's just attachment FMJ, of the electronic kind...  :teehee:

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 09:33:54 am »
We already have Wi-Fi internet. So setting up an I-pad should be easy 

Are ya'll saying that the I-pad is used to do work? ..
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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 12:58:24 pm »
The iPad has almost completely replaced my laptop. If the store offers classes about getting started with the iPad, I highly recommend it.

How did you obtain yours? Factory-direct shipping seems like the best route.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 02:14:37 pm »
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Are ya'll saying that the I-pad is used to do work? ..

Yes, I do all of my work on the iPad. Occasionally I encounter something that cannot be done on the devise, so I dig out my laptop. But that list grows shorter every month.

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How did you obtain yours?

I went to a MAC store.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 10:57:29 pm »
We already have Wi-Fi internet. So setting up an I-pad should be easy 

Are ya'll saying that the I-pad is used to do work? ..

I use mine for work and fun, art, playing music, creating music, reading books, surfing the net, reading the newspaper, listening to podcasts, programming even. It's a good tool.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 02:36:37 am »
Is freesangha trying to sell Iphones now, not a good trend.......

Just using technology to the best advantage, John.  I know people who prefer other electronic choices for their communications.  This one works for a lot of people and it is not expensive compared to a full laptop/PC.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 03:04:49 am »
Actually  the Iphone 5 sells for 700-800$, you think you're getting it with a plan for $200, but actually you're continuing making payments on it every month with your higher cell phone service package cost, just the parts alone in the Iphone 5 cost the manufacturer $200, the really sad thing is that only $8 goes to the poor Chinese chaps that assemble the phones.
to me, the signs of a successful practice are happiness and a cessation of suffering, buddhism often gives me this; not all the answers.

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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 04:43:59 am »
Here is my Ipad shrine set up for part of 'Cundi' practice


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Re: Waiting on Purchasing an I-pad
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 02:18:10 pm »
People are conditioned to want these products by the media, peer pressure etc.
It's just another ugly facet of consumerism which is raping the planet.

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