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Old 04-30-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Question Love my new iPad 2! Best/Fav apps?

I'm not posting here to brag, honestly, but since so many people here are iPhone and iPad usesrs, I thought you guys could appreciate my happiness. I finally broke down and got one after much internal debate. I don't have an iPhone (Droid X user) so this is my first real dive into the Apple pool. I do have an iPod, but it's not the same at all!!

I received it from the wonderful FedEx guy yesterday afternoon and I'm having a terrible time getting any real work done. I've left it in the bedroom, but here I am surfing looking for all the best apps instead of working. This will not do!

So, I thought I'd ask the most knowledgable people on the planet for their suggestions. What do you like most on your iPad? I found HBO Go this morning, and was just thrilled. Now I can go back and watch Carnivale whenever I want (my favorite series of all time!). Anyway, what games, utilities, useful things, timewasters, whatever do you guys use? (Of course, I know I have to start with eTicket!)

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Old 04-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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If you have Time Warner Cable, they have an app that will allow you to watch your non-broadcast channels real time.

ABC also has an app that lets you watch past episodes of their current seasons.

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Old 04-30-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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I'm not posting here to brag, honestly, but since so many people here are iPhone and iPad usesrs, I thought you guys could appreciate my happiness. I finally broke down and got one after much internal debate. I don't have an iPhone (Droid X user) so this is my first real dive into the Apple pool. I do have an iPod, but it's not the same at all!!

I received it from the wonderful FedEx guy yesterday afternoon and I'm having a terrible time getting any real work done. I've left it in the bedroom, but here I am surfing looking for all the best apps instead of working. This will not do!

So, I thought I'd ask the most knowledgable people on the planet for their suggestions. What do you like most on your iPad? I found HBO Go this morning, and was just thrilled. Now I can go back and watch Carnivale whenever I want (my favorite series of all time!). Anyway, what games, utilities, useful things, timewasters, whatever do you guys use? (Of course, I know I have to start with eTicket!)

Thanks!!!
First, let me say that Leo would be proud!

Pete got me addicted to Apple products, and to the Flick SKEE-BALL app.

My sister-inlaw got me addicted to Monopoly for iPad by Electronic Arts. Really, most anything by EA is good. I do admit to being an EA Fanboy from years back.

Facebook on iPad is my life!

I agree with sayhello that the Time Warner app is great, but it will not work unless you subscribe to both Digital Cable and Roadrunner broadband. The app also knows when you are not at home.

If you have a Slingbox, you can use the Slingbox app to watch any channel on your home TV from anywhere in the world.

Since you are a fan of Leo, you will want TWiTPad.

Of course, I cant leave without mentioning the very large elephant in the room.....Angry Birds!
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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Facebook on iPad is my life!

I agree with sayhello that the Time Warner app is great, but it will not work unless you subscribe to both Digital Cable and Roadrunner broadband. The app also knows when you are not at home.

If you have a Slingbox, you can use the Slingbox app to watch any channel on your home TV from anywhere in the world.
Do you use plain old Facebook for iPad or Friendly for Facebook on iPad?

And I don't have Digital Cable, only Standard Cable, and the app still works for me. I do, however, have Roadrunner broadband.

And what is a Slingbox?

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Do you use plain old Facebook for iPad or Friendly for Facebook on iPad?

And I don't have Digital Cable, only Standard Cable, and the app still works for me. I do, however, have Roadrunner broadband.

And what is a Slingbox?

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I use the "official" Facebook app. I've never tried any third-party Facebook apps.

I stand corrected on the Time Warner app. It does work with the Expanded Basic package and higher, but it does know if you are not using a Roadrunner Broadband coonection.

http://www.slingbox.com/go/home

A slingbox connects to your television receiver and your Broadband. It allows you to watch any channel (including local broadcast channels) on your home from any computer or mobile device with internet access.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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Well of course you have to have the eticket. DH found an app for $1.99 called WDW dining. It's a great app that show the menu AND prices for all restaurants in the parks and resorts and is supposed to be very update. Had good reviews. Another HAVE TO HAVE is Angry Birds - there are several free versions.
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Well, if you want to do work Logmein is a wonderful app. It allows you to remote control any computer with Internet access. You first need to install a small free program on the computer you want to work with. I have the program on several computers at work and both computers at home. It is the single most useful app I have.

If you have a preschooler, I recommend anything made by duck duck moose. My four year old loves Word Wagon and it is one of the best educational games I have seen.

Both my kids love Drawing Pad.

I use the Kindle app daily.
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I use the "My Vulkano App" for my portable TV anywhere (uses a Vulkano appliance) http://www.monsoonmultimedia.com/

Flipboard for news and a newspaper style interface for Facebook

imovie for Ipad is very cool

Evernote

Photoshop for Ipad

Iheartradio app for IPad

StreamS+ for Ipad - great streaming audio player (great with AAC-HE and LD codecs)

Skype

Atari Greatest hits

If you need Flash, the Iswifter app

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First, let me say that Leo would be proud...
My sister-inlaw got me addicted to Monopoly for iPad by Electronic Arts...Since you are a fan of Leo...
I'm so pleased that you remember me, Justin! And I just have to tell you that not only do we share a love of Leo, I have been addicted to digital Monopoly since my very first Palm Pilot way back when!
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #10
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Mine is on it way......should get it this coming week. I can't wait!
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I'm so pleased that you remember me, Justin! And I just have to tell you that not only do we share a love of Leo, I have been addicted to digital Monopoly since my very first Palm Pilot way back when!
Of course, I remember you! While I have a hard time recognizing faces, I'm pretty good at remembering people.

You will love TWitPad and EA Monopoly for iPad.
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I'm also loving fruit ninja..... It's terribly addictive the iPad. I love the kindle app and epicurious.
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Just got ours today! The wife and I both got one and we are super excited because I didn't think they were going to be here till Wed. Now I just need my work day to be over so I can go play.....
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I love my iPad 2! My fav app is Words with Friends? It's an addicting Scrabble game that you can play online with Facebook friends or others that have logged on.
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