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The new iPad |OT| : Page 223
the_painted_bird
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(04-22-2012, 01:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

I picked up:





from Waterfield, and

http://www.hardgraft.com/products/flatpack-driftwood

and

http://www.hardgraft.com/products/2pointturn-ipadcase


from Hardgraft.

i like options. I have a time and place for each in mind.

Wow Hardgraft seems legit, nice.
Fumoffu
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(04-22-2012, 02:54 AM)

Originally Posted by henhowc

I meant a charger larger than the 10W one. It takes twice as long to charge the dang thing now. :

Had a feeling this was the case, no wonder it took all night.
henhowc
(04-22-2012, 03:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fumoffu

Had a feeling this was the case, no wonder it took all night.

Yup. The battery in the new iPad was necessary to keep the battery life comparable to the iPad 2. Its what makes the charge time take twice as long and accounts for the increase in size. :(
jts
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(04-22-2012, 03:37 AM)
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I just got Keynote for the iPad.

Does it not come with art objects such as the butterfly that you'll always see on iWork iOS intro documents, etc?

If not, is there a good library (proper PNG's with transparencies) for it available somewhere?
Tamanon
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(04-22-2012, 04:08 AM)
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Well, new iPad purchased(Thank you Hope Credit), time to dig the ol' Apple ID out for a few games from there, and time to install new stuff!
Fumoffu
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(04-22-2012, 04:29 AM)
Anyone use a stylus with their iPad? I find it to be pretty nifty and just got a case that will hold it. I'm surprised one was never built it in like the Galaxy Note though Apple is all about the "touch" with fingers.
Quick
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(04-22-2012, 04:55 AM)

Originally Posted by Fumoffu

Anyone use a stylus with their iPad? I find it to be pretty nifty and just got a case that will hold it. I'm surprised one was never built it in like the Galaxy Note though Apple is all about the "touch" with fingers.

I have a mini stylus for my iPhone, which I've used on my iPad to mess around with Sketchbook Pro.
jts
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(04-22-2012, 05:35 AM)
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...also, do you guys know of any good picture/video gallery app (completely offline, i.e. no Picasa, Dropbox, etc).

I need to get some pictures on the thing outside of the Photos app.
Tunesmith
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(04-22-2012, 03:33 PM)
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iPhoto? You get a very competent editor and image sharer along with it.
Cheebo
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(04-22-2012, 05:01 PM)

Originally Posted by Fumoffu

Anyone use a stylus with their iPad? I find it to be pretty nifty and just got a case that will hold it. I'm surprised one was never built it in like the Galaxy Note though Apple is all about the "touch" with fingers.

Well when Steve Jobs at both the iPhone and iPad introductions said every touch screen device that comes with a stylus is a failure it's kind of hard to put one in there.
Kal
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(04-22-2012, 08:26 PM)
I'm trying to change my profile picture on Twitter using the app as I can not do it on the website (keeps going to the mobile version) but it's not working; I understand there's a 700kb limit on pictures and I've tried cropping some of my pics; is there any way to find out the file sizes of the pictures I have?
kr2t0s
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(04-22-2012, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheebo

Well when Steve Jobs at both the iPhone and iPad introductions said every touch screen device that comes with a stylus is a failure it's kind of hard to put one in there.

The DS is not a failure.

That's just standard Jobs Reality Distortion Field.
Ken Masters
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(04-22-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by kr2t0s

The DS is not a failure.

That's just standard Jobs Reality Distortion Field.

uuhhh, people weren't buying the DS for the stylus, as far as most people were concerned the DS just happened to come with a stylus
plc268
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(04-22-2012, 09:30 PM)
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I still think Apple is missing out on a huge segment of the market (namely: students) who could use the ipad to take handwritten notes. If they could somehow shoehorn a wacom digitizer in there (allowing you to turn off the capacitive part when writing) it would make the perfect writing tablet.

Couple that with some good handwriting recognition, then nearly every college and university would be practically handing them out to students.

As it is right now, as a learning tool, it's just a distraction where a laptop would be better.
rezuth
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(04-22-2012, 09:40 PM)
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Did anyone try that TV English Premium shit?
brotkasten
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(04-22-2012, 09:52 PM)
I'd be perfectly happy with an open pen API from Apple and a real Wacom stylus based on that magical Blue Tiger tech demo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrEB9xGGcLQ
MasLegio
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(04-22-2012, 11:48 PM)

Originally Posted by rezuth

Did anyone try that TV English Premium shit?

what?

you mean BBC iPlayer?

payed subsciption in december and it worked great. Lots of good content although they do not have the absolute latest episodes in some series, seems more to make you want to buy later seasons dvds.
rezuth
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(04-23-2012, 02:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by MasLegio

what?

you mean BBC iPlayer?

payed subsciption in december and it worked great. Lots of good content although they do not have the absolute latest episodes in some series, seems more to make you want to buy later seasons dvds.

No the app called "TV English Premium" its like a buck and features all the english channels, even history HD I think.
brotkasten
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(04-23-2012, 02:39 AM)

Originally Posted by rezuth

No the app called "TV English Premium" its like a buck and features all the english channels, even history HD I think.

From cult of Mac:

Update: It appears that the app’s developer has started replacing the channels with ads for “Futubox.” A classic scam. The app did work at one point, but we longer recommended buying it now.

Blackhead
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(04-23-2012, 02:57 AM)

Originally Posted by brotkasten

From cult of Mac:

:/ I thought the App store was supposed to me immune to all this stuff.

Whens bbc bringing their pay service to the US?
Buddha Beam
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(04-23-2012, 05:02 AM)
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Speaking of styluses (styli?), I'm thinking about buying the Nomad Brush. From what I've read, it seems to be one of the best for art related purposes. Does GAF agree or am I about to make a mistake?

I wish they had a pressure sensitive stylus for this damn thing.
japtor
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(04-23-2012, 10:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

I'd be perfectly happy with an open pen API from Apple and a real Wacom stylus based on that magical Blue Tiger tech demo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrEB9xGGcLQ

Still needs a fat tip to work though. I want pressure/tilt and everything of course, but the biggest thing a Wacom would give is just plain accuracy.

Originally Posted by Buddha Beam

Speaking of styluses (styli?), I'm thinking about buying the Nomad Brush. From what I've read, it seems to be one of the best for art related purposes. Does GAF agree or am I about to make a mistake?

I wish they had a pressure sensitive stylus for this damn thing.

Depends what you want, I guess they fine for what they're trying to do. Like I imagine it'd be bad if you want to do line art or something requiring fine details but ok for simulating watercolor or something with looser output.
brotkasten
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(04-23-2012, 11:06 AM)

Originally Posted by japtor

Still needs a fat tip to work though. I want pressure/tilt and everything of course, but the biggest thing a Wacom would give is just plain accuracy.

That's why I said "real Wacom stylus". I don't want any of that rubber tip stuff, but all the Bluetooth 4.0 tech from Blue Tiger.
japtor
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(04-23-2012, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

That's why I said "real Wacom stylus". I don't want any of that rubber tip stuff, but all the Bluetooth 4.0 tech from Blue Tiger.

Ah ok, kind of confusing cause a real Wacom wouldn't need anything from that tech demo.

Anyway while looking into a crazy idea I had I came across some new (mass produced) stylus type using some mesh instead of the rubber dome, so still chunky but apparently it's slick on the surface. Quite a few around $10:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ds=mesh+stylus

Looks like they basically just replaced the tip so I'm guessing they're all short, but the tip being slick should be a big improvement. Wouldn't be too surprised if Wacom and the other bigger names came out with similar ones.
MasLegio
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(04-23-2012, 12:38 PM)

Originally Posted by Greyface

:/ I thought the App store was supposed to me immune to all this stuff.

Whens bbc bringing their pay service to the US?

You should be able to get BBC iPlayer Global for the US
Crazymoogle
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(04-23-2012, 03:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by japtor

Ah ok, kind of confusing cause a real Wacom wouldn't need anything from that tech demo.

But it would need the Wacom EM Panel layer. BT and some semi-standard API would make sense but there's just no way Apple would get involved without their own product...:/
planar1280
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(04-23-2012, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Greyface

:/ I thought the App store was supposed to me immune to all this stuff.

Whens bbc bringing their pay service to the US?

You can get a refund from apple

Also 1 out of a billion apps
Blackhead
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(04-23-2012, 04:34 PM)

Originally Posted by planar1280

You can get a refund from apple

Also 1 out of a billion apps

Getting a refund from Apple is a pain. This isn't the first scam app by the way.

Originally Posted by MasLegio

You should be able to get BBC iPlayer Global for the US

Nope can't see it in the US store.

Originally Posted by japtor

Ah ok, kind of confusing cause a real Wacom wouldn't need anything from that tech demo.

Anyway while looking into a crazy idea I had I came across some new (mass produced) stylus type using some mesh instead of the rubber dome, so still chunky but apparently it's slick on the surface. Quite a few around $10:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ds=mesh+stylus

Looks like they basically just replaced the tip so I'm guessing they're all short, but the tip being slick should be a big improvement. Wouldn't be too surprised if Wacom and the other bigger names came out with similar ones.

Adonit astonishes with new pressure sensitive iOS stylus | Macworld
brotkasten
A bitter, cynical, safe moist as dude
(04-23-2012, 05:01 PM)
I never knew this would bother me, but TuneIn Radio looks like an Android 4.0 app on my iPad and I don't like that. :/
kr2t0s
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(04-23-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Hands on with the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-new...ver-video/7567

While overall I have no real issue with the virtual keyboard - I find myself somewhat lusting over this.
Vyer
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(04-23-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Greyface

:/ I thought the App store was supposed to me immune to all this stuff.

Whens bbc bringing their pay service to the US?

How would one create an immunity to that kind of move?
CrankyJay
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(04-23-2012, 06:50 PM)
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Just walked in and got a Black WIFI 32...she stood the box up on end and started talking about Apple care and drop protection etc, then she knocks over the box "accidentally". Can't help if this is part of their sales pitch to scare people into purchasing it.

I have 30 days to decide. What did you guys do? How much is it? $99 + $49 to replace?
Blackhead
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(04-23-2012, 06:57 PM)

Originally Posted by Vyer

How would one create an immunity to that kind of move?

Isn't that what Apple's review team is supposed to protect against? They couldn't see that TV English Premium was charging for access to channels that the app likely didn't have the rights to?
SuicideUZI
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(04-23-2012, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by kr2t0s

Hands on with the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-new...ver-video/7567

While overall I have no real issue with the virtual keyboard - I find myself somewhat lusting over this.



I'm sold, when is it supposed to come out?
the_painted_bird
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(04-23-2012, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by CrankyJay

Just walked in and got a Black WIFI 32...she stood the box up on end and started talking about Apple care and drop protection etc, then she knocks over the box "accidentally". Can't help if this is part of their sales pitch to scare people into purchasing it.

I have 30 days to decide. What did you guys do? How much is it? $99 + $49 to replace?

Sounds about right price wise, I am also within the 30 day window of just having purchased an iPad and I know I want AppleCare but I also want to swap out my 16 for a 32 :) I love this thing.
winnarps
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(04-23-2012, 08:00 PM)
Anyone have any recommendations for a good gym-oriented case for the new iPad?

I'm just looking for something that can help my iPad survive in a gym bag, locker, or any bumps/bruises from carrying around while lifting or running on the treadmill.
Ken Masters
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(04-23-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by winnarps

Anyone have any recommendations for a good gym-oriented case for the new iPad?

I'm just looking for something that can help my iPad survive in a gym bag, locker, or any bumps/bruises from carrying around while lifting or running on the treadmill.

you want to workout with an iPad? I once saw someone with an iPad while running on the treadmill and it just looked ridiculous
winnarps
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(04-23-2012, 08:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Ken Masters

you want to workout with an iPad? I once saw someone with an iPad while running on the treadmill and it just looked ridiculous

It's pretty easy to keep a jogging pace and watch television shows or read books. Same w/ being on an elliptical. Makes the workouts go by pretty quickly.
japtor
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(04-23-2012, 10:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crazymoogle

But it would need the Wacom EM Panel layer. BT and some semi-standard API would make sense but there's just no way Apple would get involved without their own product...:/

They have their own wacky stylus patents! I'm just using Wacom as a general term for good stylus I guess. Otherwise they have suppliers for everything else in the iPad, I wouldn't rule it out entirely (...just mostly).

Originally Posted by Greyface

Adonit astonishes with new pressure sensitive iOS stylus | Macworld

The accuracy is still depending on the capacitive input though. Are one of those external digitizer pen companies working on pressure sensitivity? (...not that it'd matter much since there's still the issue with needing explicit support for them).
CrankyJay
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(04-23-2012, 11:54 PM)
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Kind of confused. The icon in the app store for Words With Friends looks crisp but when I downloaded it it's low res. So is the game.

Edit: I guess they don't mean HD as in new iPad.
alekth
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(04-24-2012, 12:34 AM)
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It's been kind of a hell getting used to drawing and writing on a capacitive screen. Drawing is still better since it has that wider swing to it to start with, but writing is hard. And this is still in long-sleeves season where I can cheat resting my hand on the screen from time to time. Which doesn't work really well, not even in Noteshelf with multigesture turned off (which I hate turning off) and wrist protection on.

I got a Taurus and an Adonit Jot Pro and really the difference isn't as big in favour of the Jot Pro as I expected it to be. The hard tip's feel can get annoying too. Sort of disappointed that completely ignoring pressure sensitivity it still feels nothing like a wacom.
henhowc
(04-24-2012, 12:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrankyJay

Kind of confused. The icon in the app store for Words With Friends looks crisp but when I downloaded it it's low res. So is the game.

Edit: I guess they don't mean HD as in new iPad.

Developers just label stuff as HD if they have a separate iPad/iPhone versions. I don't know if this has become standard for non-universal apps but it seems like it.
japtor
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(04-24-2012, 12:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by alekth

It's been kind of a hell getting used to drawing and writing on a capacitive screen. Drawing is still better since it has that wider swing to it to start with, but writing is hard. And this is still in long-sleeves season where I can cheat resting my hand on the screen from time to time. Which doesn't work really well, not even in Noteshelf with multigesture turned off (which I hate turning off) and wrist protection on.

I got a Taurus and an Adonit Jot Pro and really the difference isn't as big in favour of the Jot Pro as I expected it to be. The hard tip's feel can get annoying too. Sort of disappointed that completely ignoring pressure sensitivity it still feels nothing like a wacom.

For the hand on screen thing I just use a glove with fingers cut out for better control with the stylus. Not all gloves work though, while in store I just tested a few out on my iPhone to make sure.

Does the Jot seem kind of insensitive for you, like you have to press down harder than you do with the Targus or else it skips? If so you might want to try complaining to Adonit to hopefully get some free replacement discs...and then if that's not enough (wasn't for me) use a little something in the disc to give a better connection. For something around the house, toothpaste works (heard about it and worked for me, may differ by types for all I know though), while ideally would be something specifically made to increase conductivity like conductive lube/paste. The material will spread a bit between the disc layers though so make sure to use only a tiny dab.
Blackhead
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(04-24-2012, 12:51 AM)

Originally Posted by japtor

They have their own wacky stylus patents! I'm just using Wacom as a general term for good stylus I guess. Otherwise they have suppliers for everything else in the iPad, I wouldn't rule it out entirely (...just mostly).

The accuracy is still depending on the capacitive input though. Are one of those external digitizer pen companies working on pressure sensitivity? (...not that it'd matter much since there's still the issue with needing explicit support for them).

Yes Cregle said that the v2 of their iPen will have pressure sensitivity. All the third party pens, Bluetooth or otherwise, requiring explicit support from the app developers.
alekth
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(04-24-2012, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by japtor

For the hand on screen thing I just use a glove with fingers cut out for better control with the stylus. Not all gloves work though, while in store I just tested a few out on my iPhone to make sure.

Does the Jot seem kind of insensitive for you, like you have to press down harder than you do with the Targus or else it skips? If so you might want to try complaining to Adonit to hopefully get some free replacement discs...and then if that's not enough (wasn't for me) use a little something in the disc to give a better connection. For something around the house, toothpaste works (heard about it and worked for me, may differ by types for all I know though), while ideally would be something specifically made to increase conductivity like conductive lube/paste. The material will spread a bit between the disc layers though so make sure to use only a tiny dab.

Luckily for now the Jot seems to be responsive enough, though maybe it will deteriorate with usage. It hasn't seen that much usage yet really, because it makes me really paranoid about scratching the screen if something gets between the disc and the glass, and using microfibre every couple of minutes isn't a solution. But I also suck at applying screen protectors without leaving bubbles so I'm favouring the Targus.

But even without that... I just didn't like that hard (and sometimes noisy) feel. I gave it a couple of days because I remember having to get used to the harder than the Intuos Bamboo when I was on a trip, but the discomfort just didn't seem to go away with the iPad/Jot combo.
CrankyJay
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(04-24-2012, 02:08 AM)
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Anyone else have the Moko case? Seems nice for the price: http://www.amazon.com/MoKo-Slim-Fit-...5226049&sr=1-1
onlyindreams
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(04-24-2012, 02:28 AM)
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Ugh, kept telling myself it wasn't worth it but I broke down and swapped for a 32GB just now. Didn't want to not have the space if I ever needed it.

there goes 100 more bucks...
Tobor
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(04-24-2012, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Greyface

Isn't that what Apple's review team is supposed to protect against? They couldn't see that TV English Premium was charging for access to channels that the app likely didn't have the rights to?

It's remarkable they do as well as they do considering the volume.
Talon
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(04-24-2012, 04:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrankyJay

Anyone else have the Moko case? Seems nice for the price: http://www.amazon.com/MoKo-Slim-Fit-...5226049&sr=1-1

That's what I use. I'm a fan.
japtor
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(04-24-2012, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by alekth

Luckily for now the Jot seems to be responsive enough, though maybe it will deteriorate with usage. It hasn't seen that much usage yet really, because it makes me really paranoid about scratching the screen if something gets between the disc and the glass, and using microfibre every couple of minutes isn't a solution. But I also suck at applying screen protectors without leaving bubbles so I'm favouring the Targus.

But even without that... I just didn't like that hard (and sometimes noisy) feel. I gave it a couple of days because I remember having to get used to the harder than the Intuos Bamboo when I was on a trip, but the discomfort just didn't seem to go away with the iPad/Jot combo.

Well you still have to worry about scratching with the Targus or any stylus too, just cause in all cases something can get caught and dragged underneath. But yeah if you can't get used to the noise I'm not sure there's any way around that.

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