Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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It's awesome but definitely not a laptop
by pfgbsd on Sat 11th Jun 2011 02:33 UTC
pfgbsd
Member since:
2011-03-12

There's no jailbreak for the iPad 2 (yet), but now that I have one I understand why it's so important.

The games are awesome, ebooks and web browsing work fine and it's absolutely portable. The only issue is that you need to provide a credit card number even to download the free apps, oh ... and if your credit card is not from the US you will likely have problems downloading Google Earth.

You cannot program on it, and email and word processing are somewhat awkward (remember to turn off the auto-correct option) but, I like it a lot. I am not using the desktop computer as much as I did before and it worked well with some low power settings in my Wifi router so I am saving energy and reducing the risk of cancer.

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cranfordio Member since:
2005-11-10

You can get apps without a credit card, a simple Google search gave this:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534

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pfgbsd Member since:
2011-03-12

You can get apps without a credit card, a simple Google search gave this:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534


Thanks ... I feel a lot happier not to have my credit card information online !!!

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