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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:06 am

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BoneyCork wrote:Replacing my computer with an iPad is looking pretty nice right about now.
I recently bought an iPad for my wife to replace her broken E-Reader. And let me tell you, despite the limited things you can do on an iPad, it has one gigantic benefit; if I want to look something up, I press a button and I'm online. When I first thought of the idea of the iPad, I thought it was dumb when you could just boot up a computer and do so much more. But that minute of booting has almost completely stopped me from ever turning on a computer.
Just picked up an iPad, bye bye computer.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Skynet » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:23 pm

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melancholy wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:Replacing my computer with an iPad is looking pretty nice right about now.
I recently bought an iPad for my wife to replace her broken E-Reader. And let me tell you, despite the limited things you can do on an iPad, it has one gigantic benefit; if I want to look something up, I press a button and I'm online. When I first thought of the idea of the iPad, I thought it was dumb when you could just boot up a computer and do so much more. But that minute of booting has almost completely stopped me from ever turning on a computer.
Just picked up an iPad, bye bye computer.
I've had my iPad for 3 months but can't quite make that switch yet. I think it's to do with touch screen typing. :? I prefer feedback of a keyboard. Maybe I should just buy a keyboard for it.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:04 am

It's not "replacing" my computer, especially when it comes to work, but it's already replaced most of my recreational use. Perhaps it's because I use my computer for work - I just can't relax at a desk. Being able to lie on the sofa/bed and entertain myself without lugging a laptop and power cable around is bliss.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:08 pm

Hasney wrote:Yeah, but my phone already does that. I barely ever browse the web on my home PC anymore, just leave it there for gaming and downloads.
I just can't browse the web on my iphone. Everything is far too small. :( It's good for looking stuff up when you're outside but that's about it for me.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:46 pm

I love my ipad, but the most use it gets is for when I'm outside smoking, taking a shit, Netflix while cooking, or news in bed before I go to sleep. All of my browsing of the internet is still done primarily at my desktop, due to the fact that its still the unbeaten tool for the medium, but mainly because its where I always am.

And yes, sitting at my desktop is the most relaxing and comfortable spot in my life. it is my sanctuary.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:45 am

I'm really impressed with the reading, which is one of the main reasons I bought it (another, oops I moved to China problem). Got my first iPad edition of The Times today and realised just how much I miss newspapers. Got some nice .epubs for iBooks too.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:17 am

Well, FF3 made it out. Almost 10 quid. Was about to not buy it then I checked the price of a new DS version and realised this version is somehow still cheaper - with improvements. Like I said before, I've actually never played it, so for me I could justify the ass-rape, but I guess the rest of you will have to decide for yourselves.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:44 pm

Just got Garageband for iPad. Best 3 quid I ever spent. App of the Gods.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by pavelbure » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:08 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
melancholy wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:Replacing my computer with an iPad is looking pretty nice right about now.
I recently bought an iPad for my wife to replace her broken E-Reader. And let me tell you, despite the limited things you can do on an iPad, it has one gigantic benefit; if I want to look something up, I press a button and I'm online. When I first thought of the idea of the iPad, I thought it was dumb when you could just boot up a computer and do so much more. But that minute of booting has almost completely stopped me from ever turning on a computer.
Just picked up an iPad, bye bye computer.
The thing that really irritated me about my new iPad was the safari web browser. Having a nice big screen like that and not having tabbed browsing was bad. I downloaded atomic web browser and it is pretty good. I can now load up tabs in the background.

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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:48 am

VLC is available on cydia. Amazing compatibility as expected, but most of my mkv chugs on the iPhone. iPad does much better with it. I'm on the lookout for a new web browser so will check out Atomic.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:42 am

Order & Chaos Online, Gameloft's World of Warcraft clone is now out. £3.99 and you get 3 months free playtime. It's the standard dumbed-down yet faithful rip-off you can expect from Gameloft. I'm enjoying it on iPad, a bit cluttered on iPhone. Not sure I'd pay beyond 3 months unless they add more content - especially endgame and PvP. Worth a punt though.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Code-Red » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:34 pm

Jesus christ, I just killed my phone playing Game Dev Story.

Great game.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:09 am

OK, Order & Chaos only runs on Wifi. So now I've got a portable watered-down WoW clone that only works at home, or in several locations where I'm not going to play it. There goes my plan for quick burst grinding when I'm out and about. Worthless to me now.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Sun May 01, 2011 11:30 am

Worked like a champ. Thanks Hasney.

Got further into it now. It's certainly a version 1.0, but I coughed up another £1.60 for access through to January 2012. In-app purchases are limited to vanity items right now. I'm fine if it stays like that.
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Re: iPhone Recommendations

Post by Specially Cork » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:03 pm

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is currently available for an introductory price of $1.99. It's better than the DS version and comes with all the features. Well worth the money, it's a great port.
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