If the combination of those three things mentioned in the title of this post do not spell trouble, I don’t know what else can.
Wife got an ipad 3G+Wifi 64G as a gift.
I am wondering if we should unwrap it and dive into Apple’s dictatorship.
Can some of you ipad users out there advise on some of my concerns?
1. Net surfing
She already has Verizon Wireless Blackberry with unlimited data plan.
Would we be required to pay additional data fee to use ipad for web browsing?
It does not make much sense to rely on Wifi.
By the way, please help if you know how to use Blackberry Tour as data modem with notebook computer running Win7.
Can we run MS Word, Excel on ipad? Yeah, I know, I spit on the dictatorship of MS Office as much as on Apple. But, we are forced to use it at work. What killer apps are there for ipad that Wintel machines do not have?
3. Chinese Input
Unicode? Simplified Chinese only? Can I use Google Pinyin?
Mind you that I have three notebook computers at home already. Yeah, don’t ask. I know ipad is definitely more convenient to carry around. But, is it enough to replace them?
Any advice you can give is appreciated.
Oh well. Wife could not wait another second and opened it up.
Those questions above are still waiting for answers though.
First (or second) thing that pissed me off is: IT REQUIRES ANOTHER COMPUTER TO ACTIVATE!!!! IT NEEDS TO BE CONNECTED TO A COMPUTER SO IT CAN BE SYNCED WITH I.T.U.N.E.S.
What the bloody heck is that???
What if I don’t have a Wintel or Mac?
Isn’t ipad suppose to be a ‘computer’ itself?
If another computer is required to activate, it’s an accessory. It’s a toy. A toy that requires support. Now I have to learn to support a piece of toy in addition to all other gadgets my genius family use but care not to spend any single brain cell to learn. “It just works." Yeah, right.
My previous experiences with itunes were not pleasant to say the least.
It’s a slow, demanding, and more subjectively, ugly piece of software. The only purpose of it is to restrict you to do more business with Apple. And, it’s not that easy to kill.
Apple has become Microsoft.
– How do a lot of people survive before wireless communication was available? Did it kill them when they were not able to talk to someone else loudly and continuously? Well, maybe it will become that.
– You know how much MS and Apple spend on marketing (reads: brainwash)? Google it yourself. Your planet is funny. Not in a “Ha ha ha it’s funny." way funny.