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10 things I learned about the iPad on my first day

Wow, how much fun was your first day with the iPad? How’d you get yours? We had a blast opening our iPad live on UStream (and you can watch the replay online as well). Here are some of my first impressions in the form of a list (I was going to say top 10 list, but it isn’t in any order).

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  1. The iPad is FAST
    Blazing fast. Makes me want to give up my iPhone (tho I need that to be away from the house). Even my daughter said she didn’t want to use my iPhone any more.
  2. It is a little heavier than I expected
    When I first took it out of the box it seemed a bit heavier than I thought it would be. It isn’t bad using it to watch movies etc, but it just surprised me that it was more solid than I expected it to be. I understand the glass is a hair thicker too.
  3. the sync with iTunes is very fast
    I’m used to the iPhone sync which takes forever. The iPad backs up quickly and moving movies and music to the iPad was very fast.
  4. the screen is amazing!
  5. the on screen keyboard isn’t too bad

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  7. netflix app works beautifully and movies play very smoothly
  8. there are some differences between the iWork desktop and iPad applications
    my first import of a pages document showed that the table of contents and sections were eliminated. Read this page on engadget to see how to xfer your files.
  9. it won’t be your only computer – you have to sync, backup etc. from another computer
    As much as we want this to be the computer for our parents, alas, you’ve got to connect it to another computer every now and then. Especially the first time – the very first thing you see is the ‘connect to itunes’ screen. You can’t do anything else with your iPad until you do that.
  10. this ain’t your father’s computer (I don’t have anything else to say about that – it just seemed funny)
  11. I love my iPad
  12. Bonus: the battery is amazing! In the first day, after playing movies, letting the kids play with it, doing the iPad unboxing and playing a few games myself, by bedtime the battery was only at 40% remaining.

We’ll have more as we learn how well this thing works

planetMitch

Streaming sites creating iPad applications

There are going to be lots and lots and lots of applications coming out – in fact, engadget has a post about 1348 apps (their source is appadvice.com see their post “The IPad Apps Are Coming!“) – but there is also good news that some of the top streaming sites are creating iPad applications to deliver their content. Engadget lists Netflix (one of my favs) and ABC as the latest contenders to create an iPad application you can use to get their content.

“The free Neflix app is said to be launching along side Apple’s slate on April 3rd letting Netflix subscribers browse and manage their queues. More importantly, it will also allow subscribers to stream Netflix’s online collection of videos… There’s also a free ABC app tipped for April 3rd giving iPad owners WiFi access to full episodes of shows like Lost and Grey’s Anatomy.”

The New York Times posted that they’re hearing HULU is creating an iPad application as well. “People briefed on Hulu’s plan believe it may test the subscription approach with its iPad app. They could not say when such an application might be available.”

planetMitch

(Photo credit: snap from appadvice.com)