Is this the orchestra of the future? http://www.ismashphone.com/2010/08/ipad-orchestra-is-the-symphony-of-the-future.html The iPad Orchestra from Alex Shpil on Vimeo. via www.ismashphone.com
Topic by Culturespy | last reply
Apple just revealed the new Apple iPad Tablet that will probably make it one of the first failures by Apple's latest line of products. Apple revealed this new Tablet PC as a challenger to netbooks. However, it's already been labeled a "less powerful, but more expensive netbook." Here are 14 iPad problems that made this Apple iPad an iDisappointment. 1. No Multitasking The Apple iPad is just like the iPhone, in that there is no multitasking. You can't work on a document and talk on AIM or Gtalk. In other words, the iPad just a giant iPod Touch (the iPod Touch being better) and cannot match netbooks. 2. It Has an Awkward Design The design is a bit awkward because you have to hold it in one hand and balance it while your other hand uses the functionality or more likely you will need to put it on your knees to use it properly. It's like holding a monitor, I'm sure nothing will happen to it. Some people complain about the Bezel being too large, but perhaps this was necessary so that you don't constantly give commands while moving around. 3. No Adobe Flash Were you considering watching Hulu on this? How about youtube (well we'll have to wait for an app for that)? Thinking of playing flash games while waiting on the bus? Oh well. 4. No USB, Need Adapters Again with the iPod design, you need to plug in the special Apple adapter. If you lose it, you'll have to buy another. If you want to plug in multiple devices you need USB to iPad adapters! Since it's not even using Mac OS, most USB devices would probably not work anyway. 5. AT&T; Once Again Are you thinking of purchasing the 3G version? You'll need to get it with AT&T; and think of how overloaded their service will be now. There is no Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint service available for this product, some of which has better coverage. You can't use T-Mobile's 3G at all because of their MicroSIM made specifically for AT&T.; 6. Memory Business Model Apple will charge you extra for higher memory. It's a business model they use for all their products to increase profits. That's why they don't want other storage devices being inserted to improve memory. You're also stuck with a limit of 64GB, so don't think about putting in all your music, movies, or games. 7. Touch Keyboard Many people were complaining about the touchscreen keyboard. Which would be fine if it worked perfectly and you didn't have to sit it exactly on your lap and make sure it's flat. You can however, attach an Apple keyboard, just another way for Apple to make money. 8. App Store Again Just like the iPod Touch you have to download everything from an App store. Meaning if you don't like Safari, you're stuck with it. Some apps may be banned once again. 9. No Cameras Yeah no web cams on the front, and no cameras for photos or videos from the back either. 10. No Removable Battery You can't just take an extra battery with you on a long trip because the battery works the same way as an iPod (though my bet is, it doesn't last as long). 11. No HDMI/DVI Output You can't plug this thing into your TV to display your HD movies. You'd need AppleTV for that. 12. No Widescreen 16:9 ain't happening, you're stuck with a 4:3 screen. 13. No GPS There's no GPS, so --unlike the T-Mobile MyTouch or the Verizon Droid which both run on Android, can multitask and have GPS so that you can use the Beta Google Maps Navigation system for turn-by-turn directions-- you're stuck with locating yourself via WiFi hotspots. 14. It's Large, Slow, and Clunky Not only will you have to buy accessories to protect your device, it's very large making it easy to drop and probably won't live a healthy life in a backpack filled with notebooks and other possibly sharp objects. There may be a number of accessories sold by Apple to cover some of these problems. The iPad max speed is 1GHz (A4 processor) and will probably be just as slow surfing the web as most other smartphones and it won't match up to netbooks. There is no Mac OS X or anything either, it's definitely the iPhone OS except without the Phone capability and of course I'm sure they will ban Google Voice and Skype. The iPad is about the size of a Kindle, so it is nice for reading e-books I suppose, but then I'm not sure why I wouldn't just buy a Kindle. As with all companies that initially have much success, they get a little overconfident and launch a product just to create more hype and increase their stock prices. More related iPad Problem resources: ipad wiki - What you need to know about iPad The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Announced on January 27, 2010, it is similar in functionality to the iPhone and iPod touch, running the same operating system (iPhone OS) and almost all of the same applications...
Topic by newstigers | last reply
Had never used the iPad, please give advice
Question by lifechristine | last reply
Hello! A friend of mine recently did a brilliant painting on an iPad case which looked awesome. Then another dude got inspired and he airbrushed a piece on his. I kinda want something artsy like that, but can’t seem to find good places to get them online. Who knows where to find your not-so-standard cases online?
Topic by kaula | last reply
I’m looking for an iPad case with keyboard and specifically one that can take intensive typing. I gotta work on the road quite a lot and am not carrying my laptop everywhere. Came across the Typad, which is kinda what I’m looking for, only that it’s over 120 dollars. Another case is the ZAGGmate which is cheaper, but I haven’t found any satisfying reviews. Anyone has recommendations or experience with these keyboard cases?
Topic by kaula | last reply
I acnt submit an instruvtable with my ipad. the submit page comes up, but only in the background. The updating bar just stays there forever. this happens on bith my ipad2 and my husbands ipad1. It will also not allow me to submit this to the forum. i had to dig out an old laptop.
Topic by MomDuck
I'm using your website on Safari on an iPad mini. (iOS8, current version of Safari) I edited a project and hit Preview to see my changes. A modal opened over the page. However, the modal was not scrollable and had no option for closing it. I had to touch the background page (very small target along the edges of the screen) to get out of the modal.
Topic by quietquake | last reply
For some reason I can't type any comments on instructables from my ipad. Whenever I type nothing happens and it is really annoying! This is the only website were I have that problem and it has only been happening for a week. Is this my fault or is it just a bug in the website?
Topic by rrkrose | last reply
I am a teacher in a public school with a limited budget. Our community has bought 50 iPads for the students coming up next year, but did not budget anything for a cart. The administration has tasked me with solving the issue on the cheap and I seek your help. The requirements are: Preferably, it's mobile. It needs to be locked. This can be a simple padlock with a latch. My colleagues hope to have two carts of 25 each, but three carts of 20 each (with some empty slots, obviously) is okay. They have not told me if needs to power AND sync, or just power. At present the cart they have only powers them up. For IPad accessories, what's in the box is what I have. My school is looking to do this very cheaply--a simple box with a power strip inside is preferable than a big cash outlay, but I'd like to do better than that. I certainly don't want to spend the year dealing with small issues that come up with middle school students being unable to do this or that. I have thought of using a two drawer filing cabinet (top for iPads, bottom for the guts) and a 24 USB port hub with AC adapter. But I could make a box out of wood, too. I know it needs ventilation, but ideas on this end are appreciated. I tinker and build but my tech knowledge hits a wall, which is why I'm looking to crowdsource this to success. Thanks in advance.
Topic by darlingtom | last reply
The iPad has came out quite recently, and ever since I have been thinking about getting one. I'd heard a lot of good things about it, but then again, I have also heard some bad things, so I'm not so sure what to do now. I would like some of your opinions on if you think if it is worth buying, or maybe if I should wait for a newer version to come out. Please, actually give me some reasonable answers, not something like "Oh, you shouldn't buy one because it's dumb..." or the sort. If you own an iPad, could you tell me if it has been useful for you and in what way?
Topic by zascecs | last reply
Drop down menus in the navigation section of your page don't seem to function on iPad running OS 6. For instance, if you click on "explore" and then click on the drop down menu "everything," you can't access any of the items in this menu; you can only pull up the picture below the menu. I've tried this with the Safari and Chrome browsers. This has been happening for at least the last two months and is keeping me from using your site!
Topic by Scstusek | last reply
Until last week I was able to pull/view the current challenge on the home page (using my iPad). Now it seems the only way I can view them is if I log onto my PC and click on "contests". Is there a way to view the current contests (that are still open) conveniently on my iPad? Thanks!
Topic by kcli | last reply
The new web page format includes many dropdown boxes that do not work with the ipad. The ipad does not support a "hover" event so when you to select a dropdown item it doesn't work. Did not have this problem with previous website. I know that there is a limited app for the iphone but it does not appear appropriate for the ipad. This makes it virtually impossible to navigate instructables on the ipad.
Topic by DCA | last reply
There are more and more gaming apps coming to the iPad all the time, but if you have a retro gaming itch that you want to scratch you can play SNES games on it with a Wiimote. Lifehacker breaks it down into four easy steps so you can see if you can still get high scores on the classics. How to Play SNES on your iPad in Four Easy Steps
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I guess this is more of a request than a question, sooooo.. Can someone please make an app for IPads that allows you to post a new 'ible and upload pictures??? I'm thinking something similar to the facebook app that allows you to "choose a picture from your library" or 'take a new picture"? writing an app is well beyond the scope of what I can do/have time to learn how. Please instructaballers, show some app ingenuity!
Question by sarahfish | last reply
Hey All, In my car i have an after market HU with a usb port that my iPad 3/ iPhone 4s / iPods can connect to. However when my iPad is connected to it is unable to charge. The charging indicator in the iPad has the little lightning bolt going through it, indicating that it is indeed charging however the iPad looses about 7% of its battery every hour. Does anyone have any suggestions on how i can get my iPad to charge through my HU? Cheers
Topic by wrignj08 | last reply
We are in search for ideas and/or off-the-shelf solutions for an iPad stand issue in response to the following request: My daughter Talie uses an iPad daily both at school for educational purpases and at home to keep her occupied during g-tube feedings. Right now her iPad sits on the tray of her wheelchair (Ottobock Kimba) and she bends over it as she prefers to use her lip and nose causing her neck and back pain. We would love to have a stand that would hold her iPad at face level so she can use it without bending over. Or alternatively, an adapted stylus that can be attached to her nose or chin. All of the commercial stands we have seen would not be stable enough for her use. She has very high tone and her movements are rapid and jerky. She needs something that would allow her to tap the screen without the iPad moving or falling over. Her OT at school fabricated a mouth stick for her but she gets tired of holding it in her mouth and when she puts it down to talk she cannot retrieve it. Headpieces with stylus' are much too big for her little head. Happy to hear your ideas! About Tetra Tetra is a non-profit organization that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities. See our instructables group at: https://www.instructables.com/group/tetra/
Topic by chuirich
I got this idea while I was playing a racing game on my iPad. I would like to build an iPad holder which be tilted with a shaft or with something like a joystick. Thereby utilising the accelerometer capacity of racing and simulation games in a much more flashy way. I don't know how to proceed with the materials and how am I going to achieve the movements when it gets connected the controller. I really need some help here. Please help me! Thanks in advance! PS: I will soon start to work a model of the project on 3Ds Max. I will post pictures if you guys need more detailed look of it.
Topic by RidhwanA1
I recently received an iPad for my birthday. I have been loading some of my favorite books into iTunes to read in the iBooks reader app. Some of these books I have scanned and run through OCR (optical character recognition) before generating the EPUB format that iBook uses. As much as I try to catch errors before I export to iTunes, I still find errors in the text of these books while I am reading them. So far, I have highlighted the passages that need to be edited and then gone back to the master file on my PC to correct them. Then I re-sync them to my iPad. Quite a laborious process and one that requires me to go back to my PC to fix things long after I have found them. Is there a text editor app for the iPad that I can use to edit either the text in the EPUB container (a collection of XHTML files) or to edit a plain text file to correct spelling, punctuation, etc? I would like to be able to edit the mistakes and then sync them back to my PC when I reconnect. While I would like to find a free app that would work, I would pay for an app that let me do this. Or, is there a way to sync annotations that you make in iBooks when you reconnect? I could develop a desktop application that could recognize annotation tags and edit the EPUB file from the tags. It seems like the iPad would be an ideal platform for proof-reading, but I haven't found the right software yet.
Question by kebmoore | last reply
On the home page there is the ad for the robot contest, in the corner there are arduino boards and an Ipad. But in the prizes section there is no mention of the tablet, so is the contest page not updated yet or am I missing something?
Question by Zaphod Beetlebrox | last reply
When reading an instructables article on my ipad after 2 to 3 minutes the screen greys out and I get unwanted adverts/links which I can cancel with the X at the top after 2 cancellations the X no longer appears and I have to go out and then restart the article. Any ideas?
Question by Nevleah | last reply
Hello, i am experiencing problems with iPad safari browsing in the site. When I click on the "You" button on the top right corner, whatever I want to click after that is impossible. The bubble disappears and whatever was under my finger is selected and clicked. This way I cannot see messages, shortcuts or log out. These can be found if I add "/you" in the browser bar, but it is more complicated. Has anyone found a fix for that?
Topic by kukubee | last reply
Question by cockleman1 | last reply
Hi guys, I'd like to make a light panel to put on an ipad's back. Natural light or kindof would be better. But I haven't seen anything like this on the web. Maybe you have some suggestions ? would it be possible? Could it be sufficient to make beautiful photos in a dark room ? Thank's :)
Topic by thecatishappy | last reply
It would be helpful if there was an alternative way to go to links on an iPad, since on it you can't do roll over functions. It is a great feature when on the computer, but when on a touch device it clicks on the general category rather than the whole drop down list, if you know what I mean. It just doesnt do the "roll over" function.
Topic by Jessie Marie | last reply
Instructables is unusable on the iPad due to advertisement redirects constantly taking you to a new page. Horrible “Congratulations!!!! You won an Amazon or Walmart Gift Card! Pop ups and redirects. Please fix! This happens in Chrome or Safari in multiple IOS versions. This has been happening for several weeks now.
Topic by Frankincell | last reply
YouTube videos imbedded on instructible pages only provide audio. The video is black but the audio plays as expected. The pause stop and play function work normally. Just a black video with sound. Imbedded videos work on other sites like Make, hackaday, and hacked gadgets. I assumed it could just be my iPad, but I just did a restore to factory setting and am in the process of reloading data and apps when I noticed the videos still don't work. Thanks iMega
Topic by iMega | last reply
I got all excited when I saw there was an iPhone app but unfortunately it isn't compatible with iPads (not even on 2x). Any chance a boffin could get an iPad version going?
Topic by itamer | last reply