Eight Problems with my iPad…

April 8th, 2010 by steve

Well, I broke down and bought an iPad. I’m having some trouble with it, though. If you can help with any of these issues, please do so by commenting below.

  1. I’ve been trying to do some video chatting on Skype with it like my wife can on her netbook, but I can’t get the webcam to work in the iPad. Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
  2. Additionally, when I am looking at some web sites — not many, just the good ones — I can’t see anything because I can’t get flash working. Is there an app for that?
  3. I wanted to put some of my pictures in it, so I went to hook up my camera to it, but when I tried to plug it in, I couldn’t find the USB port. Where is that? Behind the screen, maybe?
  4. I moved some tunes and home videos to it from my network, but that halted because of the 64 GB limit on the internal memory. Should I tether it tomy wife’s netbook so I can have adequate storage when I am on-the-go?
  5. One thing I like about it is that it doesn’t multi-task, so I can focus on just one thing at a time. It’s a lot like DOS in that regard. Why did we leave DOS?
  6. The screen is nice, but when I wanted to stream something to my HD TV from the iPad, I found no HDMI port on the device. I did find some duct tape that I could use to tape the iPad to the wall, right next to my 72 inch HD TV. That should work. Can I get my remote control working with the iPad?
  7. The keyboard on the screen is a good idea. Does Apple make a hard-keyboard that folds out — like a netbook or something?
  8. I am kind of excited to use the cellphone dataplan. Now, if Verizon just buys AT&T, I’ll actually have coverage for my iPad. Can you hear me now?

Oh — just kidding.  Just as the iPad doesn’t have a webcam, flash, a USB port, adequate storage, multitasking, HDMI out, a keyboard, or good data coverage, so I don’t have an iPad.


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2 Responses to “Eight Problems with my iPad…”

  1. alacy Says:

    From Cory Doctorow

    A design that shows palpable contempt for the owner
    If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. Screws not glue. The original Apple ][+ came with schematics for the circuit boards, and birthed a generation of hardware and software hackers who upended the world for the better. If you wanted your kid to grow up to be confident, entrepreneurial, and firmly in the camp that believes that you should forever be rearranging the world to make it better, you bought her an Apple ][+.

  2. steve Says:

    Yep. Apples have become like refrigerators — when they stop working, you toss them. I’d say toasters, but they are not priced like toasters.

    As with toasters and refrigerators, their end users are what ham’s used to call, “Appliance Operators.” 🙂