Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Adopt the Right iPad Mindset - DON’T THINK OF IT AS A COMPUTER

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: the iPad is no substitute for a conventional computer. It may be tempting to think of it as a computer—after all, it has the same kind of display, processor, and networking capabilities; uses an operating system derived from Mac OS X; and runs applications you normally see on a computer, such as Web browsers, email clients, and word processors. You can trick it out with a full-size keyboard and other accessories to make it look and act very much like a computer. And yes, of course, if you want to get picky about it, technically the iPad does meet the definition of “computer”!

But if you think of it as a computer, you’ll assume it should do everything your Mac or PC can do, in the same way, and that simply isn’t so. Sure, the iPad can do lots of things better than a computer (owing mainly to its multi-touch display), but that doesn’t mean it can replace your computer. Even if the iPad could entirely meet your work needs, you’d still need a computer for a few important tasks—setting up your iPad initially, installing firmware updates, backing up your data, and syncing large media files, for example. So, let’s be clear that the iPad won’t replace your computer—it most likely won’t become the main device with which you get most of your work done. Instead, it will be a supplemental device that you use for certain tasks, or in certain situations, instead of your computer.

Source of Information : TidBITS-Take Control of Working with Your iPad 2011
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