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Old 05-03-2010, 05:20 PM   #11
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Snow, rain, hail, high winds for most of the weekend. Used the iPad for 3 movies, sudoku, other mind puzzles (Rush Hour), recipes, notes, and music while playing Puerto Rico and cribbage with friends. All that and there was still 54% left in the battery.

Reading is easy on it, doesn't require another light source (to disturb your sleeping partner), and weighs the same whether it hold 1 book or 100 books.

When the skies actually clear I'll use the star finding apps to learn something about that, and when it becomes available in Canada I'll try the birding app.

But mostly....I'll be in the canoe or the hammock.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:53 PM   #12
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Mosquitodirk: if you don't mind me asking, how are you finding using the iPad in Canada before the official release? I might be picking up an iPad in Oregon this month, but am wondering how useful it will be before the iPad app store goes live in Canada... I have both Canadian and American iTunes accounts, so I guess I could just run it as a US iPad for the first little while. Is that what you're doing?

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My wife has the Audubon Bird app on her iPod Touch. It is an amazing program!

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Snow, rain, hail, high winds for most of the weekend. Used the iPad for 3 movies, sudoku, other mind puzzles (Rush Hour), recipes, notes, and music while playing Puerto Rico and cribbage with friends. All that and there was still 54% left in the battery.

Reading is easy on it, doesn't require another light source (to disturb your sleeping partner), and weighs the same whether it hold 1 book or 100 books.

When the skies actually clear I'll use the star finding apps to learn something about that, and when it becomes available in Canada I'll try the birding app.

But mostly....I'll be in the canoe or the hammock.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:50 PM   #14
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Mosquitodirk: if you don't mind me asking, how are you finding using the iPad in Canada before the official release? I might be picking up an iPad in Oregon this month, but am wondering how useful it will be before the iPad app store goes live in Canada... I have both Canadian and American iTunes accounts, so I guess I could just run it as a US iPad for the first little while. Is that what you're doing?

Thanks!
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There are still plenty of applications for the ipad available through itunes on my laptop (just not on the app store on the ipad yet). It's a bit cumbersome and I'm looking forward to some that won't be available until then (specifically iBooks and the iWork suite).

It has probably helped me break into it slowly - I imagine that I may have "gone to town" ordering many apps I didn't actually need if I had access to them right away.

Have fun with it if you get one.

And Eric - I'm definitely stoked to see if there are good birding apps specifically for the ipad. I can "nerd out" with birds and electronics simultaneously.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:18 AM   #15
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And Eric - I'm definitely stoked to see if there are good birding apps specifically for the ipad. I can "nerd out" with birds and electronics simultaneously.
I don't know if it is available for the iPad, but I have ibird Explorer on my iPhone & it is impressive.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:45 AM   #16
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Don't make me buy one of those things... They certainly look tempting even though my Mac Book Pro is great! But thinking of a bird watching app, uh oh.... I KNOW I would get that, and the star gazing app! My intention is to wait for the next generation iPad though, let's see whether I can manage... :
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