Dec 25 2011

iPad ? A Kindle Onslaught, For Real?

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 2:58 am

When most people think of Ipad, what comes to mind is usually basic information that’s not particularly interesting or beneficial. But there’s a lot more to Ipad than just the basics.

The pioneer in e-reading industry seems to have been beaten by a consolidated device that also delivers superb e-reading experience. But is the game over already between Amazon’s kindle and Apple’s iPad?

When Steve jobs presented the much-anticipated tablet PC, the iPad, during the formal launching of the product, he gave the nod to Amazon for pioneering and revolutionizing the electronic books industry. It was only a matter of time until he took an ominous tone that seemed to threaten to burn Kindle, for good. In Steve Jobs’ words, ?We?re going to stand on their shoulders and go a little further.? And they have taken e-reading further.

iPad is not exactly an e-reader. It is a hybrid that hovers between a smartphone, a laptop, and in some incredible respects, an e-reading device. What it does exactly, no one can quite pin down. It houses a powerful software that can do anything from playing high definition videos to providing a superb gaming console and, well, everything else in between. E-reading capabilities included. At first glance, iPad seems to run away as a winner in many things. But when pitted against Amazon’s Kindle, does it even stand a chance?

The heck it does.

Take Steve Jobs’ word for it. iPad is a device that can take technologies to much greater heights.

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Retailing at $499 per piece, iPad does something more than a $249 Kindle can. It plays all sorts of media very well, it manages Instant Messaging platforms superbly, it allows seamless surfing of the web with the updated and better performing Safari, and has other capabilities that are apparently beyond the reach of Amazon’s Kindle.

Now the obvious question, will consumers prefer a multi-functioning device that seems to have consolidated everything from smartphone capabilities to plasma TV capabilities ? yes ipad enthusiasts go so far as comparing the glossy multitouch screen of iPad to a plasma TV – to a device that only does one thing ? to serve as a platform for ebooks? More importantly, when Kindle’s price go up, will consumers still buy it? Apparently, there are some Kindle die-hard fans out there who appreciate everything Kindle.

Kindle is Amazon’s blockbuster for a good reason. It is quite simply the best e-reading device out there. It does what no other e-reading device out there does ? it takes e-reading experience to a realistic yet more convenient level. It is a no brainer that kindle is not as sophisticated as iPad and that exactly is the selling point for the device. It does house any entertainment applications so users can focus on what they are doing, that is to finish the books they are reading from cover to cover. It also has the slow refresh function which makes it hard for readers to jump from one page to another, making it virtually impossible to skip from one chapter of the book to the next.

Kindle is also much less heavier than iPad. It weighs no more than 1.2 pounds, which is pure convenience for long readers. Compared to iPad which comes at 1.5 pounds, Kindle does not pose any discomfort identical with users who have tried reading with iPad.

So it’s a standoff?Apple’s iPad has functions that Kindle doesn’t even pretend to have but Amazon offers a specialized device that delivers on its promise. In the end, users will still have to decide. Do they need a toy that allows e-reading or an e-reader that does its work very well?

Those who only know one or two facts about Ipad can be confused by misleading information. The best way to help those who are misled is to gently correct them with the truths you’re learning here.

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Dec 24 2011

Little Known Features Of iPad

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 4:13 pm

iPad is a bombshell. There’s so much in it that it could take some serious time spent with it before one can actually use its full capacity. Here’s a quick view of some of little known features this multifunctioning device has.

Built-In Dictionary
It’s a no-brainer that a device that has superb features for e-reading is also backed with a decent built-in dictionary.

Both the word processor and the iBooks application has dictionary for quick reference to words that you may find vague. Apple is also thoughtful enough to include a quick search of the eBooks using a keyword, just as you would do with a website. As if this is not enough, it is also easy to get quick access to online dictionaries via Safari, so it really isn?t a big deal if some unfamiliar words make you stammer while you read Apple’s massive collection of eBooks.

Auto-Adjusted Screen Brightness
The developers of iPad went so far as program the device to adjust its brightness according to specific environments to make eye strain less of an issue for users. This is particularly important for people who frequently use the device in different lighting conditions.

Don?t wish for perfection though. Despite the brilliant design and programming that went into the creation of the product, it still has some limitations. Text and images look washed under direct sunlight, for one.

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Home Screen Bookmarking
The home screen, is without a doubt among the most versatile features of the device. Aside from allowing the display of the shortcuts to specific applications, iPad’s Home Screen also displays your bookmarked websites. For the end users, this means that you can go straight to your favorite websites with just one touch of the bookmarked websites icon.

Browser Dashboard
Forget tabbed browser, iPad’s Safari offers users a different view of opened ‘tabs’. Like the tabbed view we get from laptop or desktop browsers, the dashboard view allows the opening of multiple web pages, only with iPad’s Safari, the web pages are shown as thumbnail images of all opened sites. This allows for easy switching between websites. All it needs is a single tap.

Smart Links
Mailing is more convenient with iPad. The device is programmed to recognize address, names, numbers and link these to relevant information. This function benefits users by cutting short the time spent on searching online or in the device’s storage for information relevant to the inquiry. For example, when addresses are tapped, maps and directions show up on the screen. When a name or a telephone number is tapped, the entire information on the contact list is revealed.

Slideshow Soundtracks
We’re done with boring, quiet slideshows. Apple’s iPad brings forth the option of integrating music and sounds into its slideshow app. Now, that’s a good way of jazzing up any presentation you create using Keynote.

Background Music
And you thought only slideshows can have a background music?Even while you are searching the web or playing any of Apple’s apps, you can have music continuously playing on the background.

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Dec 24 2011

iPad ? An iPhone Touch On Steroids?

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 1:17 am

The iPad. Well, it definitely is on a league of its own. There simply is no other device like it. It is revolutionary and is perceived to herald a new technology for personal computing. Just like its smaller twins ? the iPhone and iPod Touch.

It took nearly ten years for an idea like this to come to fruition. Even the name has been debated on for years. Prior to Steve Jobs’ launching of the iPad, big fans of its smaller predecessors have come up with the names The Slate, Apple Tablet, and a couple of other guesses, only to be presented with a name that sounds like a Chinese parody of the iPod. And more disappointments soon came the way of iPad.

Among the most notable is that the thing is only a larger version of the iPod touch, as many argue. Many disappointed ex-iPad enthusiasts even went so far as create images of Steve Jobs presenting the Ipad, only in the picture the device looks like 4 iPod Touch taped together.

Maybe it?s the hype created for the device ? it seems so hyped that no other device in recent memory can compare to the publicity it has received ? or maybe it’s because people have expected so much. For one, they expected to have a device that performs way better than the one they already have ? the iPod Touch. But then again, when a device carries an updated software of its predecessor with a few alterations here and there, it would be hard not to compare the two. But really, is there anything to compare aside from what has been already said? Also, is the iPad really just a larger version of the iPod Touch?

Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there’s more to Ipad than you may have first thought.

Hardly.

The user interface, itself, while for the most parts resemble those already available in iPod Touch has some additions that you can love, know and gripe about, just as you did with iPod Touch. For one, there is a small handful of new tools like Pop-overs or modals, tap-and-hold, split screens, toolbar drop-downs, cover flow, contextual menus and that famous virtual keyboard. All these user interface additions allow you to do more and go further with your iPad. That simply can’t be done with its smaller, older twin.

To top these off, the iPad, although not necessarily made as a real personal computer, is packed with applications like Keynote and Numbers that can let you do work on the go. There’s a lot more to like to this beast. It allows you access to engaging Apple-made applications and third-party applications, for example, many of which are applications that iPod Touch enthusiasts have come to love.

Still, iPad has some shortcomings that many people are justified to complain about. Huge shortcomings. For starters, iPad does not allow multitasking, although it allows multitasking for Apple’s applications. If you’re used to doing 5 things at the same time on your computer, you’re out of luck with this device, buddy. You can’t Twitter and open your email simultaneously. You can?t also hold a conversation over an IM app and run Facebook apps simultaneously.

For some users who are used to doing things this way, iPad is a big disappoint. However, for the majority of users, this isn?t much a big deal. This is probably why Apple did not take long to ignore the problem.

See, while many people are disappointed with the close comparison of iPad and iPhone, it is still clear that the former is a revolutionary device that is not comparable to anything available in the market. And what’s even clearer is that the iPad is not a bigger version of the iPod Touch.

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Dec 19 2011

iPad In A Glance

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 4:03 am

When you’re learning about something new, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of relevant information available. This informative article should help you focus on the central points.

Design-wise, there really isn?t much to comment on iPad. There’s just the 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 multi-touch LED backlit display that takes much of the bulk of the iPad’s surface. But quite frankly, that is what most people love about Apple’s products. Minimalist, sleek, yet very functional. But we’ll go to that later. Let’s first take a look at the iPad, from its exterior.

Unboxing the iPad
It is a beauty to behold, undoubtedly. Although un-boxing the device is the least marvelous thing about the beast, few people can say that much thought was not given to how the device is packaged. Since it’s an Apple product, you can’t doubt the fact that countless hours were spent over how the device would look when packed. And people are not disappointed for Apple’s thoughtfulness.

The packaging is superb. It matches the general appeal of the device. For starters, the box of the iPad has a touch of MacBook Air in it. If you loved MacBook Air or other MacBook products, you will surely fall for the box of the iPad. It’s so nice, you can hang it on a frame and display it in your living room.

Moving on, inside the box is the iPad itself, a thin information packet, which you would probably not use at all because even 2-year-old kids can understand the simplicity of the device, a wall power charger, and the famous USB 30-pin dock connector. If you have opened any Apple devices before, you are at home with these things.

I trust that what you’ve read so far has been informative. The following section should go a long way toward clearing up any uncertainty that may remain.

How iPad’s Size and Weight Measure Up
The closest comparison you can get is Amazon’s Kindle DX. Not identical, but nearly there. iPad measures 9.56 inches in height, 7.47 inches in width and .05 inch in thickness. It weighs 1.5 pounds for the WiFi model, 1.6 for the WiFi plus 3G model. In comparison, Kindle DX stands at 10.4 inches, is 7.2 inches wide, .38 inch thick, and weighs at 1.2 pounds.

For a device that does more than the Kindle DX does ? if it alone is the point of comparison, the thickness of the iPad is forgivable, acceptable in fact. If the size and function of the iPad were to be used as parameters for judging whether or not iPad is better than Kindle DX, it is not a stretch to say that it is a killer. With its thoughtful eBook reading applications and the diverse selection of eBooks available for use with iPad, many say Kindle will soon be replaced with iPad.

Despite its revolutionary thickness, many people still seem to complain about the .5 inch thickness of iPad. Sure, it may feel awkward and may prove more difficult to handle in one hand for a few hours than Kindle DX, but considering how and what the device does, this is nothing more than nitpicking.

The Verdict
Well, it’s obvious. There is no other device in the market that has what iPad has. That does what iPad does. The glossy glass face alone is a winner. And we haven?t even talked about the functions of the device.

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Dec 17 2011

iPad ? The Quest for a Perfect Device

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 7:32 pm

The following paragraphs summarize the work of Ipad experts who are completely familiar with all the aspects of Ipad. Heed their advice to avoid any Ipad surprises.

Now that the excitement towards Apple’s iPad has now calmed down, people can think more clearly about the device that has received more hype than all other new devices in recent history combined. Naturally, there are some disappointed techies and ordinary end users out there who rant about anything from the lack of built-in camera to the fact that the device heats up in direct sunlight. And of course, there are always those who are eager to say every

thing that is good about Apple’s newest creation. So what really is the score with this ‘magical’ and ‘revolutionary’ device? Here’s our take.

iPad’s Shortcomings
It does not multitask. Well, this isn?t entirely true. iPad can multitask when its running its own applications. Multitasking stops when you begin running third-party applications such as IM apps.

For the most parts, this is bearable. Not many users complain about the fact that they can?t update their tweets on Twitter, while commenting on a post thread in a forum or Facebook and at the same time watching live TV and writing emails. This doesn?t seem to bother the majority of users. But if you are a techie, this is a huge disappointment. $499 doesn?t justify the device at all. Na ah.

It doesn?t support Flash. Apple has some issues with Flash. It’s unstable, vulnerable to bugs among other things. So the company is not supporting it, and will probably not, ever. Not that the company does not offer an alternative. It does. It is, in fact, pushing its own HTML5, which is recently making waves online. But with less than one percent of all websites have converted to HTML5. This poses some major risks of not being able to surf the web without a glitch. Well, not supporting Flash is definitely a bummer.

It doesn?t support a built-in camera. Prior to iPad’s launching, rumors have spread that it comes with a camera. Apparently, it doesn?t. At least not yet. And that definitely has caused uproar among disconcerted enthusiasts of anything that bears Apple’s logo.

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It doesn?t allow users to do real work with it. Well, it does, only to a certain degree. Apple seems to have a penchant for eliminating documents and files within its power so it’s apps, apps and apps all the way. But it does offer Keynote, Numbers and Pages, which by the way are superb tools you can work with.

And the list goes on?

iPad’s Offers
From an ordinary user’s point of view, there is nothing that you can’t love about iPad. We won’t enumerate all the things that make iPad a very beautiful, all-around device here. There’s just so many, you may fall in love with it and want to marry it.

But maybe, just maybe, iPad’s detractors are looking for a perfect device that can do everything everyone could ever wish for. Or perhaps, they are looking at the device the wrong way. Many are taking the wrong approach to the device, comparing it with netbooks and laptops and other devices in between. Apple is perhaps trying to create a new device that is a hybrid yet performs at par or better than existing devices.

But for all its worth, iPad is definitely ushering in a possible future for personal computing technology and user interface.

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Dec 16 2011

How The iPad Can Be An Effective Business Tool

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 3:06 pm

From its inception, the iPad

has been touted as a media consumer’s appliance. It is largely known for its flawless image rendering, video playback and vast storage space. Nonetheless, the iPad’s purpose does not begin and end on entertainment and leisure alone. It is also purposeful for business-savvy users who would like to experience Apple’s newest addition to its roster of technologically advanced products.

Apple is not entirely detached from Microsoft-based productivity programs; as a matter of fact, the iPad has built-in support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and 2007. The manufacturer understands the proliferation of Microsoft’s Business Email service and would not let their users be left behind in business if they choose to go with an iPad.

The Microsoft Exchange support will enable push email service and will be made available to the user’s calendar events and contacts’ information stored on their Microsoft profile. It is also possible to manage specific calendar details, search global address lists and inbox messages through this enhanced software feature.

Security is of utmost importance on an iPad; at the owner’s preference, multiple complex passwords can be assigned to ensure that confidential information remain inaccessible to unauthorized persons. Data exchanged over-the-air or through the Internet can be encrypted to ensure security. Additionally, corporate communication over-the-air is highly protected by a certificate-based authentication process via Exchange and VPN. Even an unfortunate event such as loss or theft of the iPad will not leave important data vulnerable because information on it can be securely deleted through a remote command.

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Specialized apps such as business metrics tracker, proposal reviewer, travel organizer, and flight tracker have been developed with the iPad’s business users in mind. Much like the enterprise edition of the BlackBerry RIM, Apple also hosts the iPhone Developer Enterprise Program. The difference of the iPhone Developer Enterprise from the Blackberry RIM is that the Apple-supported initiative will enable businesses to create their own specialized apps. Their very own apps will be shared to their employees and will be deemed proprietary by the client company.

Moreover, iPad profiles can be easily configured for businesses. Companies can set up their own profiles, complete with details such as VPN, e-mail, wireless network, and password and share it with colleagues on the iPad through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or the Internet.

Most importantly, iPad supports iWork, Apple’s office productivity suite of apps that enables the user to create and browse documents, spreadsheets and presentations. These apps have been redesigned to complement the iPad’s multi-touch system.

Keynote slides can be presented, created, and enhanced through the touchscreen device. iWork’s mobile versions of Numbers and Pages can also be managed by tapping elements on the multi-touch screen. These documents can be shared in different ways; for instance, a VGA adapter can be used to connect the iPad to a projector to allow larger displays for a roomful of audience. Microsoft documents can also be imported into the iPad. Presentations, spreadsheets and text documents can be shared on a wider scale by uploading to iWork.com where the public can view these files.

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Dec 08 2011

Multimedia Heaven Found on iPad

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 1:37 pm

For most of the things we have heard about the iPad, its most popular feature is its tablet design. It sounds aesthetically centered, but beauty is just a secondary consideration when purchasing a gadget. The main purpose for acquiring a gadget is to take advantage of its ability to make the user’s life better, whether in business or leisure.

To the average consumer, features make or break the purchasing deal; besides, even if the buyer is not technologically inclined, he will find a way to get to know his newest object of gadgetry affection.

Internet on the iPad is handled by Safari; recently, they have approved the Opera Mini app. Safari is the fastest Web browser in the world, according to Apple engineers. No doubt about the source definitely, because Apple created Safari. Now, for some reason, they have allowed Opera Mini to be included in the App Store; however, even the app does not support Flash. To those who aspire to continue harvesting their FarmVille crops on the iPad: better luck next time.

The iPad boasts a crisp and advanced split screen-style email application. When the device is placed on a landscape orientation, it displays both the opened message and the list of emails on the inbox with a two-liner preview. Attachments and images are displayed by default alongside the text in the message. For some reason, the split-screen inbox reminds me of Outlook; I don’t know, I could be confused.

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Graphics are highly appreciated with iPad’s vivid color display. It utilises IPS or in-plane switching that allows for an extremely wide angle so you can look at your pictures from various points and still get a good view. Same goes for viewing maps on the iPad; its spacious screen and interactive display will allow the user to manipulate and zoom the map for better resolution.

For persons who enjoy viewing and collecting photos, there are several ways to store pictures in the iPad. You can import photos from your digital camera or SD card using the iPad Camera Connection Kit, an accessory that is sold separately. You can also synchronize the iPad to your computer using iTunes and?voila!?you have successfully incorporated photos into your iPad.

Videos and movies are great to watch on the iPad for its wide screen effect and crisp display. The battery can run for ten hours so you can watch movies to your heart’s delight without h aving to de

al with a blinking power indicator. YouTube has created an app specially designed for Apple computers to make up for the absence of Flash in the device.

Naturally, the iPad?like all other Apple computers?powers its entertainment and file sharing features through iTunes. This application will enable the user to share, download, and purchase media content such as music, videos, and photos.

Of course, the mother of all Apple apps is the App Store, where the user can purchase applications and content to be stored in the iPad. About 150,000 applications have been created and the numbers keep on growing as the iPad begins to respond to consumer demands.

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Dec 08 2011

For Multitaskers, The iPad Falls Flat

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 2:21 am

The iPad?Apple’s newest revolutionary baby?can be considered a cross between an iPod Touch and a MacBook. It possesses practically all of the iPod’s features and a few of a laptop’s utilities. Judging from that observation, you cannot get rid of your laptop just yet. It would be safe to note that the iPad is simply a supplemental gadget and not an entirely new one.

Just like an iPod, it can play music, videos, movies, and surf the Web. The features a MacBook has lent this new product is its ability to create documents through iWork and its size. The iPad’s interface is pretty much bigger than a netbook’s screen. This relatively large size will enable you to view photos and videos properly.

Despite all of its amazing properties that we were all marketed to believe, it would not be viable to keep this one gadget as replacement for a mobile computer or your iPod.

First, although it has a multi-touch display where you can tap and manipulate the screen at the same time, the iPad cannot multitask.

On a regular laptop, we can open several applications while playing music and games. It could even get worse for overconscientious users who open as many programs as they like. On an iPad, you can only open a single program at a time. In order for the user to switch from his Facebook app to iWork, he needs to close the former.

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File organization is close to impossible with the iPad. The documents are filed in a single storage bin with the rest of the files in the gadget: think of it as something that resembles Cover Flow on iTunes. The user cannot segregate the documents, so if you need to search for a file, you need to go through a lot of titles.

So what proper use it there for an iPad if it sounds practically impractical? For one, it is useful for people on the go or those whose work requires constant relevant scribbling. These will prove to be of significant value to executive assistants, board meeting attendees, production teams, and marketers. However, it will not work for professors, writers, researchers, accountants, and multitasking geeks. Perhaps it will work for writers but only for taking notes, as writing on a proper computer is more efficient.

A laptop is fussy; if you are on the train and you suddenly come up with a brilliant idea, it will have been lost by the time you are done opening and booting your laptop. If you should decide to store important files on your smartphone or iPod, the screen is just too small for important reading matters.

On the other hand, the iPad is just right; it’s lightweight and easy to flip out when the need to jot down important details arises. It is not designed for hardcore computer use but for immediate short-term work. The sharp contrast between the positive and negative reviews about the iPad is such an interesting and enlightening read?it is a must for those who intend to purchase this gadget.

Of course, it’s impossible to put everything about Ipad into just one article. But you can’t deny that you’ve just added to your understanding about Ipad, and that’s time well spent.

About the Author
Bob Roberts,ex PE teacher, did not start playing golf until he was well into his 50′s but now plays two to three times a week. He knows the pitfalls a beginner faces and has written two websites targeted mainly at high handicap golfers. For more information about his tips for golf go here===> Start Playing Golf and Tips For Golf


Dec 07 2011

Is Web-Browsing With iPad An Issue?

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 8:56 am

To quote Steve Jobs, iPad is “the best browsing experience you’ve ever had”. A bold claim, definitely. But coming from a guy who knows his business well, his claim should be taken at face value. Or shouldn?t.

Let’s go over it again, iPad offers to beat everyone’s ‘best’ browsing experience. Best, as in the bestest best experience with web browsing. Well, anyone has had a bad day with web browsing. Sometimes, even the most powerful devices in the market can’t do as well as expected. So will this sleek, .5 inch thick iPod-Touch-on-steroids device give you the best one you will ever have?

Apparently, it can.

Web browsing experience with iPad is incomparable with other devices out there. It is simply incredible. (Dare we say ‘amazing’?).

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Yes, it definitely is amazing. Loading websites is fluid, smooth, and fast. With a display screen that offers out of this world touch response, there are so many things you can do. Pinch sections of websites to zoom, scroll down to go to the bottom of the site, display the website in landscape or portrait display ? think of anything you want to do with the website and you can do it with an iPad. All using just your finges.

It is like discovering web browsing for the first time.

To top these off, you also have the usual perks you get from surfing the web with other personal computing devices like bookmarks bar, tab grid, and toolbar drop downs ? all with marked, even spectacular improvement. But do all these give you “the best browsing experience you’ve ever had”? Well, not exactly.

The main drawback with browsing the internet with iPad ? in fact, one of the main things people gripe about iPad in general ? is that it does not support Flash, a web standard. Nearly all websites in the world use Flash to seamlessly insert rich media into the webpage. Rich media covers anything and everything from audio and video files, to online games. Entire websites are even made using Flash. Nearly all websites use it. Where there are video files or audio files in the website, there is Flash being used in there somewhere. And since iPad does not support Flash, and may not even consider using Flash, ever, this creates a huge dent in the web browsing experience that can be had with iPad. And while Apple has been quite successful in trying to replace Flash with its own HTML5, the websites that support this tool are probably fewer than 1% of all websites on the web.

So you see, there’s a huge problem. Even when Apple has taken web browsing to a newer level and even when Apple ensured that the device has nearly everything that is needed to enhance the experience of browsing the web, end users may still get a generally bumpy experience when surfing online. For an end user like you, you may never expect a perfect visit to many many websites. Certain elements of many websites may not work. And even if they do, they may not work well. If you love visiting websites that are fully supported with Flash, like HBO, for example, you may find that the website will not work on the iPad.

Quite frankly, this love-hate relationship with Flash is a major blow in the browsing experience offered by iPad. Even when surfing with Safari is weirdly brilliant, not being able to load some of websites’ contents may prove to be a very frustrating experience.

As your knowledge about Ipad continues to grow, you will begin to see how Ipad fits into the overall scheme of things. Knowing how something relates to the rest of the world is important too.

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Dec 06 2011

Is Web-Browsing With iPad An Issue?

Category: IpadAnders Eriksson @ 4:35 am

To quote Steve Jobs, iPad is “the best browsing experience you’ve ever had”. A bold claim, definitely. But coming from a guy who knows his business well, his claim should be taken at face value. Or shouldn?t.

Let’s go over it again, iPad offers to beat everyone’s ‘best’ browsing experience. Best, as in the bestest best experience with web browsing. Well, anyone has had a bad day with web browsing. Sometimes, even the most powerful devices in the market can’t do as well as expected. So will this sleek, .5 inch thick iPod-Touch-on-steroids device give you the best one you will ever have?

Apparently, it can.

Web browsing experience with iPad is incomparable with other devices out there. It is simply incredible. (Dare we say ‘amazing’?).

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? Don’t miss out on the rest of this great information.

Yes, it definitely is amazing. Loading websites is fluid, smooth, and fast. With a display screen that offers out of this world touch response, there are so many things you can do. Pinch sections of websites to zoom, scroll down to go to the bottom of the site, display the website in landscape or portrait display ? think of anything you want to do with the website and you can do it with an iPad. All using just your finges. It is like discovering web browsing for the first time.

To top these off, you also have the usual perks you get from surfing the web with other personal computing devices like bookmarks bar, tab grid, and toolbar drop downs ? all with marked, even spectacular improvement. But do all these give you “the best browsing experience you’ve ever had”? Well, not exactly.

The main drawback with browsing the internet with iPad ? in fact, one of the main things people gripe about iPad in general ? is that it does not support Flash, a web standard. Nearly all websites in the world use Flash to seamlessly insert rich media into the webpage. Rich media covers anything and everything from audio and video files, to online games. Entire websites are even made using Flash. Nearly all websites use it. Where there are video files or audio files in the website, there is Flash being used in there somewhere. And since iPad does not support Flash, and may not even consider using Flash, ever, this creates a huge dent in the web browsing experience that can be had with iPad. And while Apple has been quite successful in trying to replace Flash with its own HTML5, the websites that support this tool are probably fewer than 1% of all websites on the web.

So you see, there’s a huge problem. Even when Apple has taken web browsing to a newer level and even when Apple ensured that the device has nearly everything that is needed to enhance the experience of browsing the web, end users may still get a generally bumpy experience when surfing online. For an end user like you, you may never expect a perfect visit to many many websites. Certain elements of many websites may not work. And even if they do, they may not work well. If you love visiting websites that are fully supported with Flash, like HBO, for example, you may find that the website will not work on the iPad.

Quite frankly, this love-hate relationship with Flash is a major blow in the browsing experience offered by iPad. Even when surfing with Safari is weirdly brilliant, not being able to load some of websites’ contents may prove to be a very frustrating experience.

So now you know a little bit about Ipad. Even if you don’t know everything, you’ve done something worthwhile: you’ve expanded your knowledge.

About the Author
Bob Roberts,ex PE teacher, did not start playing golf until he was well into his 50′s but now plays two to three times a week. He knows the pitfalls a beginner faces and has written two websites targeted mainly at high handicap golfers. For more information about his tips for golf go here===> Start Playing Golf and Tips For Golf



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