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Old 12-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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I have considered getting the samsung galaxy 3, or the note. I have always had apple. Apple computers, ipads, iphones, etc. Want to try something different. May have to really think this out, lol.
I don't think there is anything wrong with trying something different and learning a new system. That's why I decided to try the galaxy. However, if you are thinking you might find something better than apple you will likely be disappointed.
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Another new issue. Every time I go to TV Guide listings this thing freezes and I need to restart it. It reminds me of my experience with windows which is what got me to try a MacBook. I might still get an iPad mini and sell this on eBay.
Ahhh, Windoze.<g>

Although you can have trouble with the iPad freezing too, if you leave too many apps open and running in the background. Have you checked that that's not the problem here?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:54 PM   #13
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Ahhh, Windoze.<g>

Although you can have trouble with the iPad freezing too, if you leave too many apps open and running in the background. Have you checked that that's not the problem here?
Actually I frequently get notified that there are too many windows open and I need to close one but I'm on the main page and have not opened anything else yet. Every time I figure something out something else comes along to irritate me. Maybe after a year or so I''ll have it all figured out. If I don't throw it through the window first.
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Hey there, Kawboy! Which Ipad would you recommend. I just encouraged my Dad to get one for my Mom for Christmas, and he's assigned me the task of choosing one. Ipad 2, 3, or 4? 16, 32, or 64 GB? My Mom is a BIG computer freak. She spends all of her time on her desktop, so I don't want to get her too little, but also don't wanna overspend Dad's money! HELP!
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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Hey there, Kawboy! Which Ipad would you recommend. I just encouraged my Dad to get one for my Mom for Christmas, and he's assigned me the task of choosing one. Ipad 2, 3, or 4? 16, 32, or 64 GB? My Mom is a BIG computer freak. She spends all of her time on her desktop, so I don't want to get her too little, but also don't wanna overspend Dad's money! HELP!
I don't think you're asking the right person as I'm not an expert by any means. The ipad 2 is selling at a discount and that's the one I have. The 3 is supposed to have a better display but I'm not sure if it's enough to justify the added cost. I don't know anything about the 4 or what's different from the 3. Didn't even know it was out until a few days ago. What GB to get depends on how much your mom will want to store things on it. They do get expensive as you go up in GB's. I have the 16 but use my tablet Just for basic stuff. She might also like the ipad mini. They start about $160 less than the full size. Maybe someone who knows more than I can give you more advice. If nobody does in this thread try starting a new one. I'm betting there are some sharp computer minds here.
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The newest issue of Mac Magazine has a comparison of the different models, just to help people decide. You might want to pick up a copy.

It really makes a BIG difference how you want to use it. I think that for the average person, the 643G version would be a waste, but I use it to back up my photo files and do some rough and ready editing on the road, so for me, the greater storage is indispensable. And, like wise, I wouldn't want to be without the 4G service. But if someone is likely to use it MOSTLY at home or in "hot spots", that would be a big waste of money.

I don't know if I would have upgraded from an iPad 2 to 3, but I had a first generation iPad, and there were features on the 3 that I really wanted. The 3 is HUGELY faster than the first model was... the difference between the 2nd and 3rd is less, but still noticeable. If you are interested in photography, the screen is also light years better than anything else out there.

I don't know anything about the mini except that my old eyes don't want something smaller.
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Ok..which iPad to get?

My suggestion is that if you do not need the fancy retina display, get the iPad 2 second generation. It only come sin 16GB I believe. (If you need bigger sotrage, try to find a 32GB iPad 3)

Why?

The iPad 2 second gen uses the same internals as the iPad 3 essentially...which means the battery is much bigger then the iPad 2 first gen. From what I have read, the iPad 2 Second gen has a 20-30% longer life then the first gen.

Also, if you already have apple products that use the larger PIN port, the iPad 2 (i think the 3 as well) still uses the old larger port. The main reason the iPad 4 came out was to gouge people. The iPad 4 uses a smaller lightning connector that will not work with the larger connectors unless you guy a $30 adapter for it.

The mini, not worth the money unless size a really big issue for you.

It's a stripped down version of the iPad 2 (actually from what I know, the internals are alot worse then the iPad 2)
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In regards to Android vs Apple (iOS), it's all about personal choice.

My mother in law would have never known how to use a computer but she uses an iPad fine which means if I gave her an iPhone, she would be able to use that too.

Android in my opinion is quite a bit more complicated to use by allows users to customize their experience (unlike iOS). Sort of like a phone for more advanced users.

Both phones are great and you probably can't go wrong with either.

I would also keep an open mind about other products as well. The new windows 8 phones are pretty good too and i would not discount RIM's new Blackberry 10 coming out in Feb 2013.
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I am a technology nerd so if you guys/gals have any questions in regards to pretty much any technology gadget, you can ask me
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Let me start by saying if you are an apple fan like me you might want to reconsider trying something else. My wife uses my ipad for games so I decided to get something for me to take out of town. I wanted to try something else so I got a samsung galaxy 2 10 inch tablet. To start with, when I type in the website I want to go to it gives me the mobile site in some cases. Samsung says there is no work around for this but maybe someone knows better than the guy I talked to. I have my credit card and car lease with Chase. I was able to pay my card balance online but not my lease. No problem paying it with the ipad. I have two retirement accounts at Scottrade and could not do things I wanted to do. Tapping on the spot that shows dividend yield comparisons got me nowhere until it opened a page that had nothing to do with what I wanted. I could go on with the other flaws I've found but you get the idea. If this is a samsung issue than the galaxy is quite inferior to the ipad. If this is an android issue than I would say the android operating system is inferior to the apple ios operating system. I guess there is a reason why apple products cost more. They are way better. Wish I'd have gotten the ipad mini but when I saw the galaxy 10 inch tablet for a lower price than the smaller ipad it seemed like a good deal. Maybe not so much now. Hope this helps someone considering buying a tablet.
Have you updated your Galaxy Tab to Jelly Bean yet? (Firmware 4.1.2). Not sure if it's available yet but Jelly Bean has been getting alot of praises.

For getting rid of the mobile sites...

type "about: debug" in the browser, include the space as shown you will not see anything happen, click on the menu (3 stacked horizontal lines) on the top right

tap settings/advanced/ua string/then choose desktop.

done.
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