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  Reply # 355319 23-Jul-2010 12:46
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Just got a 16GB wifi from DSE on Featherston St in Wellington. The only sucky thing was that they wouldn't activate it for me in-store and itunes is banned at work - so will have to wait until I get home tonight to have a play.

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  Reply # 355320 23-Jul-2010 12:48
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Just out of interest, the people who have bought the 16gb model, how do you plan to use it? I would of thought in this day and age 32gb would of been minimum if you plan to store a few movies on it.

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  Reply # 355321 23-Jul-2010 12:48

Nah it's because Magnummac are crap. If you're in Auckland want Apple specialised service the only place to go is Ubertec. Any time I've dealt with Magnummac its always made me never want to go back.

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  Reply # 355323 23-Jul-2010 12:53
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Nudge -  In fact if anyone knows of an app (for the ipad) that will work as a keyboard/mouse/remote for win7 over wifi or bluetooth, givus a headsup as that is the big selling point for me.


I would have thought that would be quite easy?  Why can't you remote desktop to your windows machine and control your Media Center that way?  Does Apple not have remote Desktop software?


EDIT
I did a quick Google and there is even a free app available.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remote-desktop-lite-rdp/id288362576?mt=8

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  Reply # 355327 23-Jul-2010 13:10
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_Allan:
Nudge -  In fact if anyone knows of an app (for the ipad) that will work as a keyboard/mouse/remote for win7 over wifi or bluetooth, givus a headsup as that is the big selling point for me.


I would have thought that would be quite easy?  Why can't you remote desktop to your windows machine and control your Media Center that way?  Does Apple not have remote Desktop software?


EDIT
I did a quick Google and there is even a free app available.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remote-desktop-lite-rdp/id288362576?mt=8

__Allan


I think nudge is thinking more along these lines =D

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10462439-1.html

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 355352 23-Jul-2010 14:03
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I got the 16gb but I don't want it for storing movies so think it will be more than enough for me.  Haven't had the chance to play with it much yet but am still loving so it far.

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  Reply # 355357 23-Jul-2010 14:20
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i wonder if they will do the same thing with iphone 4, where you can only purchase via vodafone in order to reduce strain directly on apple, and vodafone will take all the blames.

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  Reply # 355358 23-Jul-2010 14:20
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16gb is more than enough if you don't want your itunes library on there - I have an ipod for that.

I do have all of my iphoto library on there but it is cleverly optimised by itunes and only takes up 2gb of space, so I have over 10gb left for any apps and movies I want on there. Really it is plenty big enough as you can stream movies using airtunes anyway.

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  Reply # 355359 23-Jul-2010 14:20

semigeek: Just out of interest, the people who have bought the 16gb model, how do you plan to use it? I would of thought in this day and age 32gb would of been minimum if you plan to store a few movies on it.


i've had my 16Gb model for a couple of months - no problems.

best suggestion - get the AirVideo app - it enables streaming of any video files (nearly all formats) on your computer via wifi to your ipad - its awesome.

The same company also does AirDisplay, which lets you add the ipad as an extra screen for your laptop - also awesome

still cant get over the awesome battery life.

and its amazing how many sites offer html5 video - its pretty hard to find a site that is still flash only. 

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  Reply # 355376 23-Jul-2010 14:45
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Just been to JB HiFi and played with one...to be honest, for what i'd get from an iPad, I'd pay maybe $200 max for a 16gb version.

I thought it was nice, fun and kind of cool, but certainly not worthy of purchase for me.

My iPhone and my laptop will suffice.




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  Reply # 355377 23-Jul-2010 14:47
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At Magnum Mac nearly everyone in front of me, about 5 or so, got the 64gb 3G version as did I.

I thought I was being smart by getting one as I assumed most people would opt for 32gb but I was wrong..

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  Reply # 355379 23-Jul-2010 14:53
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At JB, in the 20 mins I was there, around 6 32gb 3G ones were sold...no others.




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  Reply # 355386 23-Jul-2010 15:04
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mattk:
_Allan:
Nudge -  In fact if anyone knows of an app (for the ipad) that will work as a keyboard/mouse/remote for win7 over wifi or bluetooth, givus a headsup as that is the big selling point for me.


I would have thought that would be quite easy?  Why can't you remote desktop to your windows machine and control your Media Center that way?  Does Apple not have remote Desktop software?


EDIT
I did a quick Google and there is even a free app available.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remote-desktop-lite-rdp/id288362576?mt=8

__Allan


I think nudge is thinking more along these lines =D

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10462439-1.html


I reccommend Logmein Ignition

https://secure.logmein.com/products/ignition/iphone/

if I get an iPad this will be the first app I get 




this is a slap in the face!

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  Reply # 355390 23-Jul-2010 15:10
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Full screen gps would be awesome. Anyone tried getting copilot or similar?

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  Reply # 355395 23-Jul-2010 15:14
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michaelmurfy:
mysticnz: Hey on my iPad now on the bus it's awesome! Picked one up at dse in riccaton mall was in handout in 5min it was great! 3G 16gig for me


Wanna come show it off to me at Unleash? :)


Sure where is that?

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