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« on: January 06, 2012, 01:12:52 pm »
So, I am soooo new to apps, but so far loving it.

What are your favorite apps?

and why?

So let start off...

Zite


I love this app. I will admit, my first and foremost reason for getting an iPad was to be able to access the internet and read things. Iíve gotten to a point that if the presentation of the article sucks, it matters to me. Zite comes out of the gate with an amazing presentation that easy to skim through and read the articles I want to see. Itís rendered in creative but logical layout. Love it.

You also customize the content. So I have things like top news stories, film, music, and gardening as my only subjects to breeze through.
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Re: Apps
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 01:18:35 pm »
LiveStand (Yahoo)





The only thing so far I like as much as Zite is Yahooís LiveStand. There too you can customize the content. It has a different way of presenting, but just as fun and interactive. The content seems to have more available. I need to explore those unknowns, which is part of the fun. I highly recommend LiveStand.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 01:19:42 pm »
Curious to know, but do you access Penny Can or any of the numerous p*rn sites with your iPad? If so, you gotta type with the hunt an peck method when posting? I should create a new thread in Hardware geared strictly to the iPad, but I'll ask here. What are your thoughts of it? Is it better than getting a laptop or what? Pros? Cons?
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 01:36:11 pm »
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Curious to know, but do you access Penny Can or any of the numerous p*rn sites with your iPad? If so, you gotta type with the hunt an peck method when posting? I should create a new thread in Hardware geared strictly to the iPad, but I'll ask here. What are your thoughts of it? Is it better than getting a laptop or what? Pros? Cons?

Excellent question and one I've been thinking about. I would love an app to instantly access Penny Can. Other sites as well like Bloody Disgusting or Classic Rock. The way I do it now is I emailed myself with the link and access it. I should be able to have a bookmark, but for some reason that has not worked.

I do look at Penny Can through the iPad. Itís great way to read.  I find wanting to link or replicate info Iíve found elsewhere (Zite, LiveStand, pron). Currently thatís frustrating and requiring more work than at a computer or laptop.

Iíve read several articles already about iPad vs. laptop at home and work. Itís an evolving thing but currently each has its advantages and disadvantages. Iím using it for my advantages. I use my desktop for others.

iPad Cons:
Typing, by far the touch keyboard makes typing difficult, let alone a lot of typing. Holding it and typing combination just complicates the whole process.
Music, I would never use this to listen to the iPad directly. The stations are coming around, and it would be cool to play the music through my system, so thatís something to look forward too.

iPad Pros:
There are many, but mobility and sharing is huge. Carrying it wherever I want is big. Reading what I want and when. Then if the opportunity arises to show people, itís there.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 01:41:01 pm »
Personally I have resisted the urge to join the iPad ranks. But my Mom asked me to look into getting her a new Computer / Laptop for her. So I was throwing the iPad into the mix to see if that is a viable replacement instead of a computer. She does a lot of Photoshop Editing and Writing as well. Can this be done on an iPad at all?
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 06:34:59 am »
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So I was throwing the iPad into the mix to see if that is a viable replacement instead of a computer. She does a lot of Photoshop Editing and Writing as well. Can this be done on an iPad at all?

I imagine so, but from what I've seen, I think it would be frustrating and more labor intensive.

I'm hearing good stuff about the ultra thin laptops for Windows and Apple which may be a possible solution for her


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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 07:19:08 am »
Thanks for the link. Will check them out and see what they have to offer.
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Re: Apps
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2012, 10:05:09 am »
Action Movie FX app



I love this free app. It's simple, it's stupid fun and it's free. I wish I could show you the few I've made. I've blown up my dogs, my wife and guests. It is so fun. The incoming missile attack and the car role are free. They just added the giant ball drop. The others you need to pay for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7V2znlqH9M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCA4jiOUOjc
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 10:48:51 am »
Ha. That looks cool. Dude, post up your videos you Ridley-Scott-in-the-making!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 11:04:29 am »
I don't know how  :-\
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 11:10:17 am »
I don't know how  :-\

You'll never become a Hollywood power player with that mind set.

So, I take it your running it directly from your iPad? There has to be some sort of Video Capture AP that you can save with. But I'm guessing there has to an a 'Save File' option within the AP that you are using to replay what you have created. Can you find out for me? Maybe it's saving out as an AVI? QT? MPEG?
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 01:56:01 pm »
so a quick research...

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You can then share the video via Facebook, email, or merely save to the camera roll to do with as you will. Once done you are free to make more videos.

I don't have Facebook.
I can email.
I believe the camera roll is an iPad portion of the photo's and video. What to do with it then is unknown. I'll look into it more. I don't know how to post to Youtube either. :-\
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 01:58:37 pm »
YouTube is pretty easy as far as uploading videos. They walk you through it. It's a snap. All you need to do is open an account and you're good to go.
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Re: Apps
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 03:00:57 pm »
Band Of The Day


I've only had this a couple of days but already can tell I'm gonna like it. Each day, the app introduces a new band. It appears mostly indie stuff, which is fine. Today I'm checking out all the details about Little Jackie. While you can listen to whole songs from the artist release you can check out the bio, videos, album info, etc.
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 03:08:22 pm »
AppsGoneFree


This is kind of cool. Each day, it reports on new apps that have gone free. They don't stay free so you have to be up on it. Some apps only go free for a half a day, but I'm not gonna be that guy checking every hour. But it is fun to check daily just to see what comes through.

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