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Reach out and touch...iPod Touch, that is.
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Scout
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I just found a pic of the version 2 iPad:

 

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Hey, wait a minute.  That looks suspiciously like the old G3 blue clamshell MacBook.  This is how erroneous rumors start flying.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Speaking of mobile devices, has anyone here visited these forums on one before? I was perusing on my iPhone yesterday and discovered that you cannot post here using one. More specifically, you cannot tap the text box that comes up to have it recognize what you want and bring up the keyboard. You can, however, insert infinite smilies into a post.

 

Bummer.

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Yeah, I can read the forums from my iPhone, but I couldn't create a post. I think someone else asked about this a while back, but the Wizard (Steerpike) has yet to answer that question. It would be awesome if I could use my phone, then I wouldn't have to turn on my desktop except to actually play the odd PC game every once in a while.

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I'm gonna have to try from my Touch.  Never did, so I don't know if I can.  But sometimes infinite smilies are enough.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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I actually retired my latest generation touch because I didn't like a number of features about it, including its lack of winamp compatibility, its pause upon startup, its horrible shuffle system which inexplicably seemed to play "Against the Wind" no matter how many times I shuffled the playlist....I remember having other complaints, but I forgot them.

I wound up buying a latest generation regular ipod...I think 160gig.  Yeah yeah I only have about 15k songs on it, but I'm much happier now.

Also, a really cool thing, I ordered one of those fancy leather cases from whoever it was that Argentinian company--and when they sent me one that was slightly too large for the ipod, I wrote and complained, only to have them say I couldn't return it.  So of course I called Amex, which canceled the charge.  End result: I stuck a piece of cardstock behind the ipod and have a free $100 leather case.

Plus I don't have to deal with the stinky touch anymore.

...Hm I guess the case isn't really free since I spent whatever it was for a touch that's just gathering dust.  Too lazy to sell it on ebay.  Sigh.  Or no--I'm too BUSY yeah that's it.

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How stoopid i iz.  I just took a good look at Ernest's photo up top.  Duh.  That's pretty cool.  I want one.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Me again…still nope, never, not I for an itouch. I'm waiting for an ipoid (i-droid-pad).

In the meantime, Mr Yap held an iphone in his very hand at work & caught i-lust. [Image Can Not Be Found] 'Cept the man never makes phone calls besides from work to me or others related to work. Does NOT need a cell phone beyond the prepaid he sometimes remembers to charge and/or take out of the house.

But! What about for his birthday, a refurb itouch? It's the apps that interest him…not that he has a clue how to get any into an itouch. (yes, both houses have wifi, thanks to me & my notebook's needs [Image Can Not Be Found]).

Question for itouchians, can he (I) put iphone apps on an itouch? Googling links to stuff about unlocked (hacked) itouches & specific software which is way beyond what he can understand (and I don't want to, being as I'm a pc-ian at heart).

And will 8 gb be sufficient for someone who doesn't listen to music & couldn't see movies that small? Meaning, only for messing about w/ apps?

Help, plz, thx.

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I have an iphone, my son has an itouch. Most of the iphone apps work on itouch; the only ones that don't are those that need the phone, camera, and/or microphone capabilities.

 

8 GB is plenty for apps. They really take up very little space. My son's itouch is 8 GB, and he once had some 150+ apps on it in addition to some other crap, with lots of room left over. The biggest app I have is a bird book that is some 450 MB (it has tons of photos and audio of birdsongs); the smallest is 230 KB. I'd say the average app size is around 15-20 MB.

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Thank you! That is exactly the kind of information I need.

Now, who can recommend apps for a non-gaming (except WoW, 10 hunters) man who haunts his investment tracking sites & thinks Yahoo Finance is written by people who know what they're talking about*?

 

* my point is, if they did (know investmentia magika), they wouldn't be anonymous hacks writing generic news. Not that he follows their advice, but he does quote them. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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The non-gaming apps I have are related to either food or things to do (okay, I admit to having 3 finance apps):

  • Yelp – handy for finding restaurants, bookstores, etc + reviews of said items
  • AroundMe – similar to Yelp, but without the reviews
  • Fandango – purchase movie tickets online
  • Netflix – even though you said it's too small [Image Can Not Be Found]
  • Kindle app – it's books! What more do you need to know?
  • BillTracker – reminds me when to pay bills since I switched to non-paper
  • BofA – Can access my account online
  • ING Direct – same as above
  • Amazon – it's Amazon.com… On my phone.
  • PS Express – stripped down version of photoshop
  • Classics – digital version of classic books

Rummage around in the app store for things that might interest him. The majority of mine are free or purchased on sale at the rock-bottom price of .99 cents. And he just might find some games that he likes. JB's wife – not a gamer – is addicted to Angry Birds.

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Thanks for the app suggs. BillTracker & BofA look like winners.

Last night he allllmost decided to quit this morning but on reflection, decided he's paid plenty to stand the stress. Retiring is a family joke - it's been next month/next year since 1999. Current timeframe is March 31....or maybe, April 30. Sounds suspiciously like all the other timeframes.

I thought filling an itouch with apps might ease his transition to days packed with frivolous pursuits (like mine [Image Can Not Be Found]).

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 I use Dropbox a lot. It's great for letting you access files from your desktop that you might want to keep in your pocket. It's free.

 

If you are into voice memos or any kind of on the go sound recording iProRecorder is good. I use it record myself reading chapters back to hear how the text flows. You can append more stuff at the end, and shuttle back and forth and mark places in the recording or loop it. Not bad for .99.

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There's a Dropbox app?? Sweet! OK- let me pull out my phone here and rhyme off my favourite apps:

 

WeatherEye - it's weather but like ... so useful!

WolframAlpha - it's like the website but instead of being free it's $1.99 ... infinite useless knowledge at your fingertips!

NFB - This is a free (!) app to view decades worth of fantastic content produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

NASA - Cool app for science/space geeks who want to look at pretty pictures of space and other fancy NASA stuff.

CBC Radio - a lot of great podcasts available (and good music on Radio 2/3 if you want that) from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Remote - ultimately a useless app that is just good for showing off to people. It lets you use your iPhone/Touch as a remote control for iTunes on your computer. Just hop on your home wi-fi and there you go, iTunes library on your mobile device.

Angry Birds - best portable game ever, period. It transcends the term "addictive." (I'm actually trying to write a review of it.)

Dictionary.com - downloads the whole dictionary.com database to your iPhone/Touch, can be used offline!

 

Also, if Mr. Yap is a fan of any sports there are many great all-in-one sports news-type applications. And if he's not, well then he can just play with the stocks app the comes with the thing.

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Tap Tap Revenge 3 is digital crack.

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Yuck, I hate that game!

 

I feel it is now my duty to be the anti-Toger everywhere I go. I am sorry. We can no longer (pretend to) like each other!

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That's okay. I don't like Angry Birds. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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