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2013-01-28 01:10:39 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I really thought this time Apple would rest on their laurels and just shut down production of all future devices.


Every time they put out an upgrade, I brace for the stupid comments about how your old device is obsolete and Apple is deliberately messing with people to make more money.

Apparently stupid people think that all technological progress and improvements should stop with the model (of phone, tablet, computer, whatever) they happened to buy.
 
2013-01-28 01:16:06 PM

Hebalo: kingoomieiii: LesserEvil: HP's execs' big idea was that they could upsell 32GB models for a $150 premium. Unfortunately, they didn't have Apple's brand loyalty to command unreasonable prices.

I could have told him that for free. Non-apple, non-google tablets have a well-earned reputation for being laggy pieces of shiat with tiny batteries. And HP, despite its recent efforts to re-brand, is still a damned printer company.

The Hp Touchpad was not laggy or crappy in any way. It's a pretty slick beast. WebOS was a great OS, much easier and cooler than Apple or Android. But no apps.

Mine runs Android now.


The reputation was earned by the first two years of tablets, each one slower and shorter-lived (and more expensive) than the iPad.
 
2013-01-28 01:18:53 PM
OMG!!!! Seriously??? The IPad4??? BRILLIANT!!! The great ideas from Apple just don't stop... What will they think of next??? iPhone6? One can only keep their fingers crossed.
 
2013-01-28 01:20:38 PM
Actually, I don't particularly care about a 128 Gb iPad. They should make a USB 3.0 Lightning connector first before the start hauling out the 128 Gb tablets. As it is, transfers to an iPad is slow because you're stuck with USB 2.0.

Of course, the reason that it's stuck with USB 2.0 is that Apple sourced flash memories which cannot write fast enough for USB 3.0.
 
2013-01-28 02:47:20 PM
I would NEVER store porn on a portable device. Somebody may be looking over my shoulder, or one of my pre-teen nieces might get a hold of it to play Angry Birds then click on "Anal Busters" out of curiosity.
 
2013-01-28 03:08:48 PM
For a while now, my Android devices (S3, Nexus 10) have been able to hook directly into a USB stick or hard drive with a little microUSB-to-USB cable (they both have microUSB ports). The device recognizes and uses the storage well, and there are a lot of apps to help with such a thing.

\ Still not a good replacement for an SD slot -- only complaint about N10. *shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-01-28 03:38:37 PM

Hebalo: kingoomieiii: LesserEvil: HP's execs' big idea was that they could upsell 32GB models for a $150 premium. Unfortunately, they didn't have Apple's brand loyalty to command unreasonable prices.

I could have told him that for free. Non-apple, non-google tablets have a well-earned reputation for being laggy pieces of shiat with tiny batteries. And HP, despite its recent efforts to re-brand, is still a damned printer company.

The Hp Touchpad was not laggy or crappy in any way. It's a pretty slick beast. WebOS was a great OS, much easier and cooler than Apple or Android. But no apps.

Mine runs Android now.


I love my Touchpads... my wife loves hers, and the kids screwed their up with the letting it die so badly that I can't get it to charge anymore.

Just took it apart this weekend to check the battery directly and got a complete 0 V, flat line, nada nothing from the battery... so ordered one.

Do NOT let your Touchpads go dead... it's their biggest flaw.

And for this thread... yup, the lack of a slot is pretty sad (considering that they ALL have a spot for a SIM card built in the casing (but not the hardware unless you get the rare and expensive unreleased 4G version).

But the worse thing for ALL devices is the lack of battery access... I'd be happy to have my devices 1mm thicker to have a door and replaceable battery.

At 32GB, at least is enough for a fait amount of things, but I really would have liked to have an SD card slot.

If they would have added those two things, they would have probably sold a LOT more.

/but have no interest at this point to put Android on it.
 
2013-01-28 03:50:22 PM

imfallen_angel: Hebalo: kingoomieiii: LesserEvil: HP's execs' big idea was that they could upsell 32GB models for a $150 premium. Unfortunately, they didn't have Apple's brand loyalty to command unreasonable prices.

I could have told him that for free. Non-apple, non-google tablets have a well-earned reputation for being laggy pieces of shiat with tiny batteries. And HP, despite its recent efforts to re-brand, is still a damned printer company.

The Hp Touchpad was not laggy or crappy in any way. It's a pretty slick beast. WebOS was a great OS, much easier and cooler than Apple or Android. But no apps.

Mine runs Android now.

I love my Touchpads... my wife loves hers, and the kids screwed their up with the letting it die so badly that I can't get it to charge anymore.

Just took it apart this weekend to check the battery directly and got a complete 0 V, flat line, nada nothing from the battery... so ordered one.

Do NOT let your Touchpads go dead... it's their biggest flaw.

And for this thread... yup, the lack of a slot is pretty sad (considering that they ALL have a spot for a SIM card built in the casing (but not the hardware unless you get the rare and expensive unreleased 4G version).

But the worse thing for ALL devices is the lack of battery access... I'd be happy to have my devices 1mm thicker to have a door and replaceable battery.

At 32GB, at least is enough for a fait amount of things, but I really would have liked to have an SD card slot.

If they would have added those two things, they would have probably sold a LOT more.

/but have no interest at this point to put Android on it.


You can install Android and dual-boot, so you keep WebOS and have Android if you want it. It's actually pretty slick.
 
2013-01-28 03:55:14 PM

pastorkius: imfallen_angel: Hebalo: kingoomieiii: LesserEvil: HP's execs' big idea was that they could upsell 32GB models for a $150 premium. Unfortunately, they didn't have Apple's brand loyalty to command unreasonable prices.

I could have told him that for free. Non-apple, non-google tablets have a well-earned reputation for being laggy pieces of shiat with tiny batteries. And HP, despite its recent efforts to re-brand, is still a damned printer company.

The Hp Touchpad was not laggy or crappy in any way. It's a pretty slick beast. WebOS was a great OS, much easier and cooler than Apple or Android. But no apps.

Mine runs Android now.

I love my Touchpads... my wife loves hers, and the kids screwed their up with the letting it die so badly that I can't get it to charge anymore.

Just took it apart this weekend to check the battery directly and got a complete 0 V, flat line, nada nothing from the battery... so ordered one.

Do NOT let your Touchpads go dead... it's their biggest flaw.

And for this thread... yup, the lack of a slot is pretty sad (considering that they ALL have a spot for a SIM card built in the casing (but not the hardware unless you get the rare and expensive unreleased 4G version).

But the worse thing for ALL devices is the lack of battery access... I'd be happy to have my devices 1mm thicker to have a door and replaceable battery.

At 32GB, at least is enough for a fait amount of things, but I really would have liked to have an SD card slot.

If they would have added those two things, they would have probably sold a LOT more.

/but have no interest at this point to put Android on it.

You can install Android and dual-boot, so you keep WebOS and have Android if you want it. It's actually pretty slick.


Yes, Clockword Mod is the boot menu that does this.

Also, when Touchpads get drained, you can usually bring them back to life using the Touchstone charger (uses inductance).
 
2013-01-28 03:59:50 PM

coolcashiat77: Felgraf: unyon: Elvis_Bogart: Just put in a goddamn micro SD slot already.

Why?

For ease of transfer between standard cameras and an Ipad?

Or just get the Camera Connection Kit,


$30 bucks for that??? I bought a knock-off on Amazon for $9.99 w/ free shipping.
 
2013-01-28 04:18:02 PM

pastorkius: You can install Android and dual-boot, so you keep WebOS and have Android if you want it. It's actually pretty slick.


Oh, I know.. just no interest at all in Android, and I've already heard too many horror stories to bother.

LesserEvil: Also, when Touchpads get drained, you can usually bring them back to life using the Touchstone charger (uses inductance).


Check the forums, you'll see what I mean... if you have a Touchpad that drains too much, getting it back up can be a major headache... mine, I tried every possible trick that I've found repeatedly... the battery simply imploded or something. Just tried the last thing I could... by letting it be dead for over a month so to discharge it enough so that the charging circuit resets, and then hit it with the TouchStone and the charger simultaneously.. and still nothing after over 8 hours.. then tried anoth 8 hours or so on low power charge... and that's when I opened it and found that the battery is completely flat line.
 
2013-01-28 04:56:17 PM
I am typing this from my HP touch pad running android and have absolutely zero problems with it.  For a total of 200 bucks I got a 32 gig tablet,touchstone charger, Logitech wireless keyboard, and a little travel bag.

I have had it for about eight months and have maybe one glitch that was my fault. Plus it works with my android phones...  and I have access to tons of apps that work.  Like Netflix and hulu plus.

No reason really to boot into webos anymore.
 
2013-01-28 06:11:01 PM
Aren't we already on the iPad 4/Gen4

iPad
iPad 2
New iPad (gen3)
iPad/iPad Mini (gen4)
iPad 4? (gen5)

They have a shiat naming structure.
 
2013-01-28 07:57:03 PM

pastorkius: iYou can install Android and dual-boot, so you keep WebOS and have Android if you want it. It's actually pretty slick.


i.imgur.com

"You all were so preoccupied with whether or not you could dual-boot OSes on a farkin' tablet that you didn't stop to think what in the hell was the point and why the hell am I wasting my goddamn time with this shiat for?"
 
2013-01-28 08:36:24 PM
Yes, the iPad4 is already around. This is just another possible model of it. They come in 16, 32 and 64 Gb models, now there might be a 128 Gb model. This is not rocket surgery, people.
 
2013-01-28 08:59:54 PM
I'm still pretty happy several months after selling my iPad 2 64gb and getting a 10" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to replace it. I'm digging the SD card slot, Bluetooth mouse for productivity when I need it, and the recent upgrade to Jellybean. I can transfer files without needing to use Kies (Samsung's version of iTunes), and I can print from just about any wireless printer (the iPad only printed from AirPrint printers- One of the reasons it pissed me off).

I think the thing I like best about a 10" Android tablet is that I can set up widgets, unlike on the iPad, and have whatever I like on any of the pages. It's pretty handy not needing to open an app to see my email, calendar, photos of my girl, and the weather forecast, among other things.

I also like that I can get apps from a few different places. I'm not stuck with iTunes (or Jailbreaking).

That said, I would still like another iPod touch. While I love my Galaxy Exhibit, the iPod is just thinner, faster, and sleeker. I also have a ton of iOS apps that I'd like to use... The true tragedy of this digital age! I can't sell apps second-hand.
 
2013-01-29 03:02:08 PM

moothemagiccow: Why would you use a different camera when there's such a great camera on the ipad?

 
2013-01-29 03:05:58 PM

unyon: Felgraf: unyon: Elvis_Bogart: Just put in a goddamn micro SD slot already.

Why?

For ease of transfer between standard cameras and an Ipad?

Antimatter: unyon: Elvis_Bogart: Just put in a goddamn micro SD slot already.

Why?

Because it woudl let you buy say, a 16 gig one, and buy cheap 32 or 64 gig micro sd cards to get more stage for the money. Also makes it easier to transfer photos or video straight form a camera or other micro sd card using device.

They do make a dongle for that, it's not like its impossible.  I'm on my third iPad, and I've downsized each time.  I stream all of my content, so really the only thing stored locally for any length of time is apps.  Even in remote locations (camping in northern Alberta, etc) I haven't had any trouble hitting and streaming from my media server or slingbox.


And herein lies the problem. Every complaint of Apple is always answered with a work around. Some people just like their tech to work natively.
 
2013-01-30 07:24:12 AM

machodonkeywrestler: And herein lies the problem. Every complaint of Apple is always answered with a work around. Some people just like their tech to work natively.


Wait, isn't the primary argument against Apple products the argument that you have to do exactly what they let you do and never attempt a workaround?

You use Window/Linux/etc. because it "just works"?

Yeah. Right.
 
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