As you know, to make up for the appalling misunderstanding over the Christmas present of 2010, (a short post about which can be found in Jan, 2011 archive) this time, Mr Dunnit out did himself and utterly insisted that I choose and order myself an iPad. Well, guilt was finally over-ridden by need, obviously, and so I honoured my wedding vow to 'obey' and ordered one.
I love it. I do. I am frustrated by the some of the things that Apple doesn't support on this gadget (Flash for example), and I'm even more frustrated by the apparent lack of cooperation between Apple and Google/Blogger. Commenting on a blog post where the the comment box is embedded at the foot of the post is almost impossible.. The keypad freezes and I can't correct anything, backspace or 'submit' without leaving the blog and coming back to it for each correction. A double argh! I took it into the Apple store and received admirable attention. But no solution.
But the plus side of course, is everything you think it will be. I under-use the capability without a doubt. On account of my lack of capability. I love that I can screen shot ideas when I'm browsing; at the crop tomorrow for example, I have LO sketches to hand without having to print them. Likewise directions, receipts etc.
I like the iBook thing that turns it into a Kindle. But bigger. And heavier. But you see what I mean.
I'm not keen, but I use the Facebook App rather than direct through the browser - cunning really, the App
hasn't forced me to use Timeline. I have a whole page full of Apps now, some I actually use! I still play Tetris, and now it's on iPad, it's actually big enough for my distinctly middle aged eyesight and fat fingers!
I love the Camera, the way it can turn around and photo the photographer..alarming but clever.
My biggest love though, about this well designed tablet thingy, is this: I can sit in my armchair and use it. Which means that I can sit in the same room as my lovelies....even if I am ever so slightly not engaged! Now, is that logical-ised bone idleness or a really good point?
Have a lovely weekend. If soggy. Again.