Just got an Ipad

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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    well, I took the plunge ( I got the 64 gb wi fi version)..played with it at the store and yea I thought to myself, can use this.
    I have to say the interface and smoothness is awesome, I don't quite need a net book, but wanted an e-machine and to do light word and excel stuff calendering, addy book etc etc.. and to use it as a goof....astronomy prgms, some science stuff, reading news etc etc....

    anyone have one, any tips to share?

    ( am a newbie to apples products, am a PC guy other than this)...
     
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    The 3 apps I love the most are:

    Flipboard
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    Star Walk

    And if you watch gold and silver Gold Tracker is the bomb.
     
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    thx! I'll look at these at the app store...
     
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    Good luck with it. You may want to go to squaretrade and buy a warranty for it. Since Apple will cover it for a while, those extra years may be cheap. They are running a sale right now, and I just bought 3 years coverage on a radar detector for $13.99.

    As for Apple: I am reluctant to buy into the philosophy. I do not believe in proprietary hardware. I believe that in short time (within 10 years) Linux is going to emerge as the dominant platform. Or Steve Jobs will rule the world. Either one. But I'm pulling for Linux.

    Did you check out the new Blackberry tablet? Not even sure if it's in the stores yet.
     
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    I am crazy jealous now, Trajan. Have you tried using it as a pc? Is it comfy?
     
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    Seen them around the office. They look pretty cool.
     
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    :lol::lol:yea, okay.
     
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    not yet Madeline...I want to get familiar with it then I need to get an excel prgm. going.
     
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    I used one when I was on vacation. My phone didn't work so I emailed from it, checked my bank, little stoff like that.

    It's nice for that.
     

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