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10 iPad Problems, Solved

Don't let iPad annoyances drive you crazy or steal your time. We've chased down solutions to vexing iPad problems.
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Problem: I can't--or don't want to--hold my iPad while I work. But I need it close by.

Solution: TwelveSouth's HoverBar is a flexible arm accessory that works in two ways. It connects your Mac to your iPad, allowing the latter to function as a secondary, touch-screen computer. Alternatively, the HoverBar clamps to a cabinet, allowing your iPad to "float" above a workspace--near enough to reach out and touch, but not too close to get in the way. Indeed, professional (and amateur) chefs in messy kitchens could put the HoverBar to good use. Priced at $80, HoverBar fits the iPad 2.

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sam-augur100
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2/27/2012 | 11:57:15 PM
re: 10 iPad Problems, Solved
Where to start. I agree with Majenkins and herman_munster, the people who go to IT for the problems stated above (and others not) is due to people liking the iPad/tablet, but not realizing that it isn't a computer replacement... its just a tablet device with the same OS as the iPhone, just a larger screen and not a phone. :)
Same goes for an Android Tablet. It has everything the Android Smartphone has, except a larger screen. If your phone can't do the same job as what you accomplish on your computer, then don't invest in a tablet device... you'll be stuck with the same limitations.
No tablet is a computer replacement device, unless all you plan to do is surf the net, listen to streaming music, reading on-line news paper/magazines, watching youtube video, taking/organizing pictures, playing games, etc.
So, if you want to do stuff on a Tablet that you did on a PC before... get a computer instead, plain and simple. :)
herman_munster
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herman_munster,
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2/22/2012 | 4:30:10 PM
re: 10 iPad Problems, Solved
I don't see anything presented in this gallery as an iPad problem. What I see here are a list of reasons why you bought the wrong device - although the charging station was really cool.

The one "problem" that I saw here that will cause me to lose a lot of faith in people if it's true is "I want to use my iPad but don't want to hold it". If someone can seriously state such a thing, then they are in desperate need of the sort of help that IT Support cannot provide. I'm sorry but, that's true and it needs to be said. To hang an iPad on a bracket attached to a monitor like that... I just can't see any plausible explanation for that. It makes no sense to me. Why would someone do that?

As for the rest of these problems, those are simply examples of how you bought the wrong device. You should have bought an Android tablet. My Android tablet makes my iPad2 look like a poor joke and accomplishes everything on this list and more. While the iPad is a convenient replacement for magazines and a larger alternative to smartphones, my Android tablet is an alternative to a netbook or laptop and possesses every feature that iPad users desperately want in their tablet.
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2/17/2012 | 8:36:48 AM
re: 10 iPad Problems, Solved
Or wait for a Windows 8 tablet. Then you don't need to buy a $150 device just to print. Or upload presentations into the cloud from PC just to then view on tablet
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majenkins,
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2/16/2012 | 8:47:22 PM
re: 10 iPad Problems, Solved
Most of these are either not real problems or the so called solution is just a work around and not a real solution. A couple of cases in point. Poor work arounds: You bought a $500 device that won't print so you buy another device for $150 just so you can print. Uploading a presentation, converting it, and downloading it what a waste.. Non-problems: I can't charge up 10 devices at once. I get tired of holding my device, well set the stupid thing down then, sheesh.
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