Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 22:04 UTC
Apple Even though I was extremely sceptical of this whole tablet thing, I bought an iPad 2 a few weeks ago. Obviously, this occasion couldn't pass by without a proper review of the thing on OSNews, so here we are. Inside, my view on the iPad 2, and more importantly, how my perception of tablets has been turned around completely.
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RE: Comment by leos
by Lennie on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 23:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by leos"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

]The problem is that Apple expects you to put the tablet on its back when typing, but this means that when you are trying to select text or position the cursor, your finger obscures the magnifying glass!


Interresting you should mention that, as I mentioned above. You say you like the minimalistic design of it.

But always with these interfaces, when I actually want to get something done. It turns out it is some kind of swipe-action-thing.

That really sucks discoverability-wise, especially if it is combined with what Thom mentioned inconsistency.

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RE[2]: Comment by leos
by phoenix on Mon 4th Jul 2011 05:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by leos"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

That really sucks discoverability-wise, especially if it is combined with what Thom mentioned inconsistency.


My biggest beef with iOS (running 4.1 on an iPod Touch 2G) is the lack of a simple "push here for help" or "push here for a menu" option. At least with Android, you always have a the "menu" button, which leads you to options and help and whatnot. There's simply no in-app help system that's easy to access across applications (or even anywhere in the OS).

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RE[3]: Comment by leos
by Lennie on Mon 4th Jul 2011 21:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by leos"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Yes, I was thinking menu too. But that just doesn't seem to fit this whole POST-PC-era. ;-)

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