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Old 08-28-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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iPad 2

Apple has refurbished iPad 2's for 319.00 - right in my price range.
None of the stores I visited have any available for viewing.
I need to know how the 2 would link with my iPhone 4 (I know, Apple fan boi).
Will it play and burn DVD's? Will it synch with my iPhone allowing me to load podcasts, etc..
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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Apple has refurbished iPad 2's for 319.00 - right in my price range.
None of the stores I visited have any available for viewing.
I need to know how the 2 would link with my iPhone 4 (I know, Apple fan boi).
Will it play and burn DVD's? Will it synch with my iPhone allowing me to load podcasts, etc..
link? in what sense?

itunes will sync podcasts.

as for play and burn dvd's, um, no.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:54 AM   #3
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Seamlessly.

I have the ipad2, iphone 4s, a 2005 power book, 2011 imac and the latest MBPro. Everything works with each other with no issues. Only the old PowerBook can't handle HD video files. Just know that No iPad plays or burns DVDs. You would do that on your computer and then sync the movies to the iPad. The other option for movies or music is to buy from iTunes and download over a wifi connection. Btw, standard def movies look damn fine on an iPad2.

On the computer I use Mac the Ripper for ripping DVDs, then use HandBrake to convert the ripped file to Mp4 to go on the iPad. Then slide the MP4 movie file into iTunes and sync with the iPad. Both apps are free and use easy drop down menus to operate. It's a two step process and a cuppa coffee while your computer does the work, but easy enough to load up the pad for a long flight.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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Seamlessly.

I have the ipad2, iphone 4s, a 2005 power book, 2011 imac and the latest MBPro. Everything works with each other with no issues. Only the old PowerBook can't handle HD video files. Just know that No iPad plays or burns DVDs. You would do that on your computer and then sync the movies to the iPad. The other option for movies or music is to buy from iTunes and download over a wifi connection. Btw, standard def movies look damn fine on an iPad2.

On the computer I use Mac the Ripper for ripping DVDs, then use HandBrake to convert the ripped file to Mp4 to go on the iPad. Then slide the MP4 movie file into iTunes and sync with the iPad. Both apps are free and use easy drop down menus to operate. It's a two step process and a cuppa coffee while your computer does the work, but easy enough to load up the pad for a long flight.
Very useful information - thanks.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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I tether my ipad 2 to my iphone 5 to get internet access all the time (either bluetooth or hotspot). I found my iphone 4 was more finicky to tether with bluetooth.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:14 PM   #6
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Anybody else just broke their iPad screen for the third time?
No?
Then I'm the winner.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #7
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Anybody else just broke their iPad screen for the third time?
No?
Then I'm the winner.
You might want to look into this:

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Built for even the toughest kids—Enjoy the peace of mind with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, we'll replace it for free. No questions asked
http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Kids-Disp...ds=kindle+fire

It looks like a great deal for someone who is going to be rough on their tablets.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:27 PM   #8
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You might want to look into this:



http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Kids-Disp...ds=kindle+fire

It looks like a great deal for someone who is going to be rough on their tablets.
I've been perusing Craigs List looking for iPad cases that might do the trick, though I like the ones you suggested. I think I've spent that much on replacement screens.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:30 PM   #9
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I've been perusing Craigs List looking for iPad cases that might do the trick, though I like the ones you suggested. I think I've spent that much on replacement screens.
I'm told that Otterbox has a factory seconds store at their location in Fort Collins. They might have something for you there that is more reasonable. My son has not been able to kill his "mini-in-an-otterbox" in the two years he's had it. Screen is intact.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:13 PM   #10
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I'm told that Otterbox has a factory seconds store at their location in Fort Collins. They might have something for you there that is more reasonable. My son has not been able to kill his "mini-in-an-otterbox" in the two years he's had it. Screen is intact.
I've seen their sign outside of Ft. Collins but I heard a rumor that they're moving.
Otterboxes came up in a conversation today; he ran over an iPad that was in an Otterbox. The iPad was repairable and Otterbox replaced their case at no charge.
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:22 AM   #11
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I'd personally recommend an Otterbox Defender. I've never lost anything to damage that was inside one but they aren't waterproof if that's important to you.
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