Very interesting points - there is this page on lifehacker.org which stays up to date with the latest jailbreaking techniques:
The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Jailbreaking Your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad [iOS 5.0.1]
allegedly that is 'always up to date' with the latest jailbreaking techniques, haven't followed it personally since I have an old ipod that won't go to that level of upgrade / ios5 but it sounds useful.
That is the main peeve I have with Apple, the way they make you feel like a criminal for making your device do what you want it to do. At the same time though, like you I can see the point to some extent of locking the devices down and if you do stick to the locked down version you are pretty much guaranteed a no problem 'ride' (as long as you don't expect it to do absolutely everything that it can do if you jailbreak it).
I was wondering if there was any kind of way to make the ipad do what the transformer does in as much as making it more user friendly in terms of keyboard/mouse? Has anyone got a setup where they have a keyboard connected to the ipad? I haven't looked that hard but can't imagine there'd be anything identical to the transformer - ie you can't really 'dock' the ipad into a base unit/keyboard in the same way, I can only think you'd have to prop the ipad up in some way (using the Apple fold up case?) and then sit the case/ipad on a surface whilst you typed into your bluetooth keyboard?
I think I would prefer a netbook type of system like the transformer where the whole unit is 'one', you plug the tablet into the base unit/keyboard and sit it on your lap or w/e and type away, would be much more comfortable I think.
Anywho... ipad 3 is out in a few weeks time apparently, lots of speculation going out about transformer vs ipad 3 and ipad 3 is winning hands down so far (apart from the form factor issues above). An article I read today was basically saying that the 'killer' for Apple was the massive resolution that the ipad 3 would have, some 2000x... resolution compared to the transformer's 1280x. I am still waiting anyway to see what the ipad has got before deciding, will probably end up leaving it til June to get the new Transformer. :/
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i got an ipad 2 last year
i like it a lot
very handy whilst watching tv if you want to find out something and a lot quicker than turning the laptop on
biggest drawback is the way i havent yet found a media player that handles xvid avi video files well
the ipad is more than powerful enough but not found one with smoothplayback
plays converted files well but thats a pita tbh
sky go player is great
so handy when gf is watching shite on tv and i want to watch the sport
they are so user friendly
i gamble on it a bit, main reason i got it was for mobile offers like billys racing post app
and almost all of the time its ok, betfair is slower to navigate than laptop and you dont see the promo pages as your on mobile site
its definitely usable if your a part timer doing a signup or some offer, but the slower navigation means i dont really want to arb on it unless its the only computer i have with me and am backed into a corner, in addition to an everyday computer its great
as a replacement for everyday pc you wouldnt be happy unless it was all youd ever known
also you need a computer to connect to to add fims and stuff youve made and for accessing usb sticks and memory cards
i also bought my dad one last year for his birthday, not only was he delighted with it, but its a gift that keeps on giving to me
on the desktop i gave him i had phonecalls at least twice a week with some problem or wanting to know what some message meant,
with the ipad, apart from asking for sky go code and one or 2 things loaded up initially like email and a bit of hand holding whilst doing a software update, its been plain sailing
also as he barely uses desktop anymore the number of problems he creates on it have dropped rapidly
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Hehe 'official' tech support - I don't know if it's any help but there was something on BBC Click the other day about an app that lets you record a screencap (video) of your actions on your PC and then upload it to youtube(?) automatically so you can direct users to it - the way they explained it was as being something good for people who end up being the 'official' tech support for family members /where it's really hard to explain over the phone what to do for someone else etc.... should still be online the click eps if you wanna check it out:
BBC News - Webscape: Emergency torches and screen recorders
it's about half way through probably... (about 1.5mins in to the clip)
Minhd you having said all that... well if it's for a tablet you need it, don't know if it exists for a tablet...if so ... waste of time writing all that above, ignore ...
So to summarise (for me who knows nothing about the subject)
If I want a device:-
To do "mobile only" offers on
To do AP when away from the home pc and an internet connection
With a screen that doesn't end up making me squint to see it
Then any cheap tablet or netbook with dongle would be ideal for me?
If I want to sharb then any smartphone would do but it would have a smaller screen.
Have I got that right?
Not quite, westv, as I think most tablets don't work with a dongle. I stand to be corrected, however! You can certainly use a cheap tablet with wi fi to do the mobile offers. I have a friend who spent £90 on a tablet in January and it's already paid for itself through these offers, without him leaving the house.
If I had to choose between the 2 today, I would choose a phone - although of course it's much more expensive. My tablet (and I still don't have any gripes with it) was only £150, and the cheapest phone must surely cost £10 a month. BUT if you live in an area with loads of free wi fi, or have a time machine to travel forward a couple of years and my prediction of widespread free wi fi then is correct, then I'd buy a tablet.....
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thanked for this post
I'm brand new to tablets but have been doing a bit of research over the last week. I ended up going for this, mainly due to the price compared to what I need.
It arrived this morning and I love it. I use an HTC phone anyway so the android thing is second nature to me. Only downside is the cost of the dongle, couldn't find unlocked one that's compatible for under £30 but with that and a couple of preloaded unlocked data sims, it'll do me fine for a less fiddly way to do weekend stuff when I'm away from the wifi. Total cost has been approx £150 (including dongle/2x 1G data sims).
At the end of the day it won't do much more than my phone does but you know how it is once you get a gadget-craving And it's pretty.
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Im not great with these mate but looks interesting.I have a dongle already with 3 would i be able to use that with this tablet.Cheers mate im off to read the reviews.
This is the one i have got http://3store.uk.com/better-and-fast...i-e353-from-3/
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Looks interesting for the price! Do you know if it'll run the Ladbrokes Andriod casino software? You can install it from here:
Android Casino Games - 16 Great Mobile Games at Ladbrokes Casino
I assume it will but would really like to know for sure.
Originally Posted by wndllll
Originally Posted by rogsmith
From the seller: "the listed models are Huawei E220 / E230 / E169G / E160X / and the most popular, by far..... E1750" although he/she also says that some dongles not listed also work. I've bitten the bullet and got the unlocked E1750.
(info from this feedback thread: http://www.amazon.co.uk/3G/forum/Fx2...sin=B004RAN7VI )
Not actually played it for real but just had a quick look and it played the free version just fine. I'll update once I've had a proper go
Originally Posted by cripery
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Cheers for the reply mate.Im not sure what to do now as my dongle is contract and not on that list,will it or wont it work.......
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