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    I've decided to buy an ipad, but have decided to wait until the next version comes out. Currently I'm running OS 10.4.11 on my iMac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. Aside from upgrading to Snow Leopard, is there anything else I should be doing prior to getting the ipad? any other upgrades?
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    Upgrade OS, then make sure you have the latest iTunes, that is about all the essentials really.

    Start looking for the apps you want and make a list of them as well

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    I'd suggest saving money for all the $$ you're about to blow on the app store... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post

    Start looking for the apps you want and make a list of them as well

    - Simon
    Can't agree enough, one thing the App Store is sadly lacking is the ability to bookmark Apps, like many I suspect, I often browse through the App store to see whats available, Days later I will be doing something and think 'I saw an App for that' but I never seem to be able to find it, maybe something Apple could consider for App store 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by PieBoy View Post
    Can't agree enough, one thing the App Store is sadly lacking is the ability to bookmark Apps, like many I suspect, I often browse through the App store to see whats available, Days later I will be doing something and think 'I saw an App for that' but I never seem to be able to find it, maybe something Apple could consider for App store 2.0
    Yes - I've often thought that would be a useful feature. I use the tell a friend feature - to "tell" myself via e-mail about a particular app that I want to come back to later.

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    It will be addicting. Here's all the apps I purchased in a short amount of time. I had the first iPad for about 6 months(from launch until like June) and I haven't had one from that time until now...but here are the apps that I have that I will be putting on my iPad 2.

    Angry Birds HD
    Calculator for iPad
    Chase Mobile
    Chop Chop Runner
    Color and Draw for Kids
    Color Splash for iPad
    Command and Conquere
    CraigsPro
    Cut the Rope HD
    Flight COntrol HD
    Flipboard
    iFish Pond HD
    Keynote
    Pages
    Numbers
    Labyrinth 2 HD
    Macworld Daily
    Magic Piano
    Marble Mixer for iPad
    Mirror's Edge
    Mobile Mouse for iPad
    N.O.V.A. NBA Hotshot HD
    Need for Speed
    Paper Toss HD
    Penultimate
    Pinball HD
    Sketchbook Pro
    Touchgrind HD
    UNO HD
    USA Today
    White Noise Pro
    World of Goo HD
    Worms HD
    Air Video
    Atomic Web Browser
    Delivery Status
    Dragon Dictation
    Dropbox
    Evernote
    Fandango Movies
    Geometry Wars
    Google Earth
    Hulu Plus
    IMDB Movies
    Magic Window
    Night Stand HD
    Pandora Radio
    Parachute Panic
    SoundHound
    Spawn Illuminati
    StickWars
    Weather HD
    Twitter
    360 Live




    Just to name a few! Maybe that list will give you some insight on things that are good. Clearly I'm into games, and I use(d) it for school but honestly, I've never seen an iPad app that was truly "bad".
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    Thanks for making me feel better!

    At last count I had 107 APPs (though more than half were free downloads). It really is addictive.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    True to that! I have about 170 apps right now, and I'd say only ~20 of them are free. I live in an area where we have "Speedway Super America" gas stations and they have something called "Speedy Rewards" and I get 100$ itunes cards from there about....every 2 months. So I just get them and go to town with spending on applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePope43 View Post
    True to that! I have about 170 apps right now, and I'd say only ~20 of them are free. I live in an area where we have "Speedway Super America" gas stations and they have something called "Speedy Rewards" and I get 100$ itunes cards from there about....every 2 months. So I just get them and go to town with spending on applications.
    How much gas do you have to buy to get a $100 iTunes card?
    It might be worth my while to look for Speedy Super America (though I doubt we have them in Arkansas).
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    They're only in like a 5-state area around me. The thing that I didn't mention though is that my dad owns a tractor/truck business and my mom does all the gas purchasing and she lets me use my speedy rewards card for the purchases. But even on my own, I ALWAYS get free drinks, food, and literally almost any merchandise in their store...I can honestly say it is by far one of the best rewards programs in the world.
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    I'm looking at getting iPad 2, there are several apps on my iPhone that I've paid for. Can you also put them on your iPad without having to re-purchase them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstewart12a View Post
    I'm looking at getting iPad 2, there are several apps on my iPhone that I've paid for. Can you also put them on your iPad without having to re-purchase them?
    Yes.
    Be sure to use the same Apple ID or else it won't work. You can use them on up to 5 devices that use your Apple ID (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).
    And remember if they aren't especially made for the iPad, they will either be really small or if you magnify them (2x "button") they will be a little pixelated.
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    Great thread for those of us on the eve of our first iPad purchase!

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    Thanks for all of your replies to my original post. I'm in line on the 25th (Canada) (only 22 more sleeps!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EightmanVT View Post
    Yes - I've often thought that would be a useful feature. I use the tell a friend feature - to "tell" myself via e-mail about a particular app that I want to come back to later.
    That is brilliant. Wish I had though of it. just this week I saw an app that I thought was worth a look now I can't seem to find it.
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