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8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
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Pitchy
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3/23/2012 | 2:55:25 AM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Stop trying to sell pet rocks (PC laptops) and come to the future. Slide 2 - cloud computing Slide 3-Security? There's probably an app for that. Plus PCs and Viruses are like pb&j slide 4- Post PC pain...ha ha have you ever lugged around a PC laptop for work. I'm sure there are millions who are shorter on one side of their body because of it. Yeah, an iPad causes more strain than crouching in at a laptop. I'm sure you've also got an ergonomic sundial to sell me so I don't hurt my eyes looking at my watch. Slide 5 - yeah iPads stink and gaming but so do laptops. You know what games look great on...my 50 in TV. Slide 6 - you put this in to make a deadline,right. You're telling me PC driver software for printing was a calming, easy experience. Are you serious? Slide 7- be a grownup and stimulate the economy. Have someone upload all that crap oh I meant important information stuff to carbonite and never look at it again. Slide 8-Power software is where we agree it sucks for the iPad. But that's where the money is...cloud software is what the iPad will do best. Product cycle folks are getting ready to start the carpet roll. Oh you PC people will need to own your software..hope you have a big cd rack ;) Slide 9- Jeff, Jeff, Jeff your hand on your coffee as you wrote this story was hotter than any iPad. They figured out swipe, touch screen technology, gorilla glass, but they won't solve heat dissipation. Well I'm off to the future you enjoy your PC paperweight and your AOL account.
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AS71,
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3/22/2012 | 11:53:51 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
You can plug it into a docking station at your desk with a monitor and an external keyboard.
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AS71,
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3/22/2012 | 11:50:36 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Yes, or just don't use Hotmail... forward all e-mail to Gmail. This probably isn't a Flash issue. Microsoft probably uses their Silverlight competitor to Flash for Hotmail. It is more likely Microsoft just deciding not to support iPad because they don't like iPad.
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AS71,
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3/22/2012 | 11:48:10 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Agree, the DVD item just points out the lengths they had to go to find problems for the iPad. New products commonly don't support antiquated storage methods.... The PC doesn't support tape cartridges, the tablet doesn't support DVDs.
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AS71,
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3/22/2012 | 11:45:53 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Yes, or don't manage the external storage at all, just store it on a file server in a data center somewhere.
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AS71,
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3/22/2012 | 11:44:04 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Yes, as with PCs, any application which requires serious processing power, memory or storage will reside on the server. The application will be processed on the server and the data will be stored on the server. If the internet doesn't exist, iPad is going to be worthless. If the internet continues to exist, it won't be a problem.
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AS71,
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3/22/2012 | 11:40:52 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
All of these "problems", apart from those that are ridiculous on the surface (e.g. tablets will hurt your neck), are only problems if you are not aware that servers/internet exist. PCs do not run software that requires serious hardware spec, they all run on a server and the client device (PC, tablet, smartphone, whatever) only exists to present data. That is why you can sort petabytes upon petabytes of data through Google from your tablet. The tablet isn't doing any of the processing, nor is the PC, it is just connecting to a server that does the processing. You are able to have boat loads of video and mp3 files, or any other file you like, on your tablet because nothing is stored on the local device, it is stored behind a server on a SAN at Apple or Google or your corporate data center.
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EVVJSK,
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3/22/2012 | 7:06:45 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Bigger problem for me on tablets is keyboard (which CAN be augmented). I can touch type on a keyboard. Tablet for anything fairly serious, even email if you have to type more that about 15 words, starts to get laborious.
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EVVJSK,
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3/22/2012 | 7:05:16 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
One that still supports Flash ? ;-)
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3/22/2012 | 7:04:37 PM
re: 8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
One thing I'd still love -- and really need -- is to split the screen between 2 apps (no more than that, though; space won't allow) so I can see things side by side or move data between two apps. I *THINK* that there's a tablet that does this -- maybe it's the new Tabs from Samsung.
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