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The site is ipaditalia: http://www.ipaditalia.it/
Using that site I selected some (for me) interesting resource from the web:
* A fun video about ePad:
* A video of setup menu of the iPad:
[youtube width=”510″ height=”307″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLembfp6VpM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
* My future iPad Holder ( http://www.luxa2.com/collection-mobile_holder.html# )
* A video that show the road followed by Apple from the first Personal Computer to iPad:
[vimeo width=”510″ height=”382″]http://vimeo.com/9820827[/vimeo]
* Using iPad as infrared (IR) remote controller: http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/02/redeye-mini-converts-iphone-ipad-or-ipod-touch-into-ir-beaming/
* The evolution of iPad (http://www.begeek.fr/levolution-de-lipad-en-2012-et-2014-8398 ):
Clearly, since it is not yet for sale, all articles appeared until now are based on Apple official presentation and using the specifications on the official website, and this is what I will also do for this comment.
There will be fundamentally 2 versions, each one with a 16GiB, 32GiB and 64GiB memory size. One basic version that contains:
-Ambient light sensor
– Wi-fi 802.11g
– Bluetooth 2.1
and one version that costs a minimum of 629$ (with 16GiB of solid state memory) that contains also:
– GPS Antenna
However, apart this defect, the device has good quality that differentiate it from all the other available products on the market (from netbooks to other more or less portable devices):
The better way to understand if a product will be useful for ourself is knowing its possible applications, so I’m listing here the tasks I will personally employ it for:
Rumors say it doesn’t support multitasking, but also that an mp3 player can be played in the meantime of every kind of other activity.
Ipad impressed me and I have to say that Apple convinced me to buy it: obviously I will purchase the version with 3G modem and GPS.
I received a first request by a person who filled out the specific form for a new topic.
He asked me what is the most efficient storage medium for making copies of digital data. Well, there are now more or less 5 economical alternative:
– A 2.5-inch hard drive powered by USB if you need to use the media to move data frequently (for example, to see movies in a media player). Is guaranteed a fair speed of reading and an easy displacement. I suggest those with aluminum enclosures that are more robust but slightly heavier (if the drive has the “antishock from falling” feature is even better, but at this point becomes less economical)
– If to be used for archive data, the cheapest is a 3.5-inch USB hard drive. Now they are priced really low.
– If you must use not only for archive but also as support for applications (such as editing video or software that require significantly access speed in reading and writing) then it is useful to have a Firewire 800 connection or a better eSATA. This until the models USB 3.0 are available.
– If you need speed and security the ideal are three 3.5 inches hard drives in RAID 5 with eSATA connection.
– If you need more security and archive function only, it is useful to have a NAS with three hard drives in RAID 5. In case of single 3.5-inch hard disk disk used to store important data is always good to use DVDs as redundant copy.
There would be another cheap alternative but it requires the presence of a fast network connection over Internet: the online virtual drives , but the free ones reach only 2GiB of space. The best are: http://mozy.com/ and http://www.idrive.com/ .To solve the problem of saving the e-mails you can use Gmail (which currently offers over 7GiB of space).