: Any one here buy an ipad? Question...



Ralph
11-05-10, 05:19 PM
So i got the 16 GB wi fi model because my old pc is toast. Got the camera connection kit and everything works peachy except the installed youtube app is worthless. It asks for your username and pw but never connects. Apparently the theory is that because bill gates bought youtube, there is a code restri tion for apple users over the rivalry with steve jobs of apple.

I can go to youtube through safari or google and it is ok for watching vids, commenting, but the issue is i cannot download a vid to youtube at all even thoigh there is a pre-installed option to do it on the ipad. Anyone else have this problem?

Jesda
11-05-10, 05:37 PM
Google owns Youtube.

Have you tried updating the OS through iTunes?

drewsdeville
11-05-10, 05:42 PM
Gotta love working with closed, proprietary platforms - When it comes to incompatibilities or generic issues, all you can do is hope that there's an update, like Jesda suggests. Otherwise, since you can't look for alternative software, you are at the mercy of Apple and you gotta hope they get around to patching it eventually.

Ralph
11-05-10, 05:46 PM
Google owns Youtube.

Have you tried updating the OS through iTunes?Heres the thing, my pc has a virus and it wouldnt let me transfer my songs to the ipad from the pc because the virus wont let the pc recognize the ipad, yet i was able to get the pc running enough to initially activate the ipad through itunes (because these ipads are not designed to be the primary computer, they need a pc to survive) anyway thats not really my issue because it looks like hundreds of people cannot get the ipad youtube app to work. P.s. Im hoping later this month when the ipad operating system update is available, i dont need a pc to upload the update......hopefully i can do it right from the ipad

Ralph
11-05-10, 05:50 PM
Gotta love working with closed, proprietary platforms - When it comes to incompatibilities or generic issues, all you can do is hope that there's an update, like Jesda suggests. Otherwise, since you can't look for alternative software, you are at the mercy of Apple and you gotta hope they get around to patching it eventually.

I know, i was never a fan of steve jobs and how he dictates what you need in a computer, like not installing flash player on these ipads. Id like to know if macbook users are able to upload to youtube!

Ralph
11-05-10, 05:51 PM
Google owns Youtube.

Have you tried updating the OS through iTunes?Yes and doesnt bill gates own google also?

Jesda
11-05-10, 05:56 PM
iPad really isn't a replacement for a PC. Its an "in between" passive infotainment toy. I would strongly suggest exchanging it for laptop as incompatibilities like this will come up again. If you want to stay at $500USD or less, consider an Asus, Lenovo, or Toshiba with Windows 7.

Ralph
11-05-10, 08:59 PM
iPad really isn't a replacement for a PC. Its an "in between" passive infotainment toy. I would strongly suggest exchanging it for laptop as incompatibilities like this will come up again. If you want to stay at $500USD or less, consider an Asus, Lenovo, or Toshiba with Windows 7.

I know but i am so sick of viruses and buying norton all the time, downloading avg, et . Etc, i just surf mostly anyway so i do like the ipad, but it would be perfect for me if i could upload the youtube vids is all. I'm able to upload pics to facebook and myspace so i'm almost there:p

Ralph
11-05-10, 09:01 PM
I still need to know if you need to go to itumes on a pc to update it, as ive never had an ipod or any other apple product ever, but i guess i will find out later this month

Jesda
11-05-10, 09:03 PM
An iPad requires a desktop PC with iTunes to be its USB host to perform updates. Think of it as an iPod or a Palm pilot, but bigger and a bit fancier. You should consider a Mac Mini -- if you don't need a laptop, it's plenty of power for not much more than an iPad. Otherwise, a Thinkpad running Windows 7 would, I'd argue, be as reliable and secure as a Mac. Whether its as pleasing to use is a matter of preference. I run OS X, XP, and Win7 at my house depending on the machine and the purpose.

JimmyH could probably suggest a Dell. I'd PM him.

Ralph
11-05-10, 09:11 PM
An iPad requires a desktop PC with iTunes to be its USB host to perform updates. Think of it as an iPod or a Palm pilot, but bigger and a bit fancier. You should consider a Mac Mini -- if you don't need a laptop, it's plenty of power for not much more than an iPad. Otherwise, a Thinkpad running Windows 7 would, I'd argue, be as reliable and secure as a Mac. Whether its as pleasing to use is a matter of preference. I run OS X, XP, and Win7 at my house depending on the machine and the purpose.

JimmyH could probably suggest a Dell. I'd PM him.
Ok thnx for the advice, but im done with pc's for a while plus i spent 10 days and many nights setting this thing up, PLUS the babe factor at the cafe is astronomical dude;) ps the tech guy where i got it warned me that apple only allows 5 pc's to sync with it and thats the limit......so you have to pick your friends wisely when you update it

drewsdeville
11-05-10, 09:29 PM
No offense here, but for lack of better words, you can't fix stupid.

A computer is only as safe as it's user's habits allows it to be. Personally, I run my computers with no (yes NONE) antivirus. My current Windows format is 3 years old and I've yet to run into an infection.

Having a clean computer isn't about the right anti-virus software, it's about using your computer wisely. No anti-virus or OS is smarter than it's user. Yes, you can even destroy OSX if you aren't careful. Only you have the power to keep it clean. That means not going click crazy on the internet, not opening that "YOU WON A FREE 2011 CORVETTE. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY CREDIT CARD TO RETRIEVE YOUR PRIZE" email that you got this morning or playing that "SHOOT THE TERRORIST AND WIN A XBOX 360" ad.

Ralph
11-05-10, 10:16 PM
No offense here, but for lack of better words, you can't fix stupid.

A computer is only as safe as it's user's habits allows it to be. Personally, I run my computers with no (yes NONE) antivirus. My current Windows format is 3 years old and I've yet to run into an infection.

Having a clean computer isn't about the right anti-virus software, it's about using your computer wisely. No anti-virus or OS is smarter than it's user. Yes, you can even destroy OSX if you aren't careful. Only you have the power to CARD TO RETRIEVE YOUR PRIZE" email that you got this morning or playing that "SHOOT THE TERRORIST AND WIN A XBOX 360" ad.

Im aware of all that drew and i dont click shit sites like that but i'll also tell you that over the coarse of 6 years a pc will pick up shit you have no idea where from. It can even be a pic a friend sends you and anti virus software doesnt always recognize shit. You mentiined limitations on the interent, well freedom is a big part of the experience for me and i believe i am more "free" to go where i want and click what i want if i am on an operating system that hackers dont write viruses for. Yes i am aware what i click on so dont go there. Eventually yes we will have to buy antivirus software for apple but not until 15 percent of the total computers out there are apple because that is when they will take
more notice of them. There is apple antivirus supposedly called panda but i do t think it is needed yet. I like the ipad but i only want to do youtube vids on it....and i wish to stay on that topic if anyone has advice on that issue

RightTurn
11-05-10, 10:33 PM
No offense??? LMAO. :rofl:

Jesda
11-05-10, 10:34 PM
How long are the videos? What's the original source device?

I'm able to log in to youtube on the iPad and view favorites and subscriptions -- are you able to get that far into your account?

Ralph
11-05-10, 10:36 PM
No offense??? LMAO. :rofl:

Lols, well heres hoping he wasnt referring to me but i appreciate his concern;)

drewsdeville
11-05-10, 10:39 PM
No offense??? LMAO. :rofl:
Yeah, I should have put that in qoutes, as it wasn't mean to be taken literally. It's a Ron White reference that I thought of for whatever reason. Strange, I don't even like him.

But the rest was genuine. No matter what computer hardware or software, the biggest liability when it comes to security is the person at the keyboard.

Ralph
11-05-10, 10:42 PM
How long are the videos? What's the original source device?

I'm able to log in to youtube on the iPad and view favorites and subscriptions -- are you able to get that far into your account?

My vids are Always unter 10 mins because i know about the new 10 min. Rule there. Some are only a few minutes long. Yes im able to fet that far if i go to youtube from google through safari, but the issue is getting the pre-installed youtube app to work because thats the only way we can upload vids. If we login to youtube through google/safari and click "desktop" we still cannot upload vid, so it must be done through the pre-installed youtube app on the ipad. Try to upload a vid and see what happens?? Im able to upload a short 50 second vid to facebook from the ipad but they make you send only a small cut scene of the entire vid.

Ralph
11-05-10, 11:20 PM
How long are the videos? What's the original source device?

I'm able to log in to youtube on the iPad and view favorites and subscriptions -- are you able to get that far into your account?

Original source device is a nikon s220, 4 gig SDHC class 6 card, if thats what you meant

Ralph
11-06-10, 12:15 AM
Here is what i'm talking about, with pics.........

http://gorumors.com/ios/youtube-sign-in-problem-ipad-iphone/105200

Ralph
11-06-10, 06:48 AM
Hey jesda, this was interesting.....


http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20021996-233.html

Jesda
11-06-10, 09:01 AM
I've lucked out so far -- I think out of my entire life of computing, I've encountered maybe three dead pixels on any PC or portable device, ever.

Art Tidesco
11-06-10, 09:58 AM
I love my '05 G4 powerbook, my '07 imac and '09 G5 but they are essentially work tools, I cannot ever imagine entertaining the idea of owning an i pod i phone or ipad, when I am not at work the last thing I need or have time is more digital stuff :-)

Ralph
11-06-10, 03:11 PM
I love my '05 G4 powerbook, my '07 imac and '09 G5 but they are essentially work tools, I cannot ever imagine entertaining the idea of owning an i pod i phone or ipad, when I am not at work the last thing I need or have time is more digital stuff :-)Are you able to upload vids to youtube? No one in here has seemed to try this with an apple product:p i'm a serious youtuber with 74 movies i made myself. I just wanted something different, its pretty cool, plus i feel lile a weight has been lifted off my shoulders concerning viruses, etc.

Jesda i dont know what a dead pixel looks like and i dont want to find out

Ralph
11-06-10, 03:43 PM
Another odd thing i noticed is that i thought most routers have a range of around 30 to 100 yards, yet i was able to get my signal from home when i drove at least 1.5 miles away with plenty of buildings in between to the other side or town. Now i'm thinking maybe when i was at the cafe it just picked up the next strongest signal it could find because it said "dlink'" which is what my home signal is named. Yet when i was at a restaurant i set up the wi fi to recognize and remember the restaurants router and i never had to set that again. Weird

brk
11-06-10, 04:15 PM
Are you able to upload vids to youtube? No one in here has seemed to try this with an apple product:p i'm a serious youtuber with 74 movies i made myself. I just wanted something different, its pretty cool, plus i feel lile a weight has been lifted off my shoulders concerning viruses, etc.

Jesda i dont know what a dead pixel looks like and i dont want to find out

Yes, you can upload movies to YouTube with a Mac. You can also upload movies from a linux machines as well as various hand-held devices. Movie uploads to YouTube are just file transfers, there is no "magic" involved there.

Besides, if you're making movies, the workflow on a Mac (using either iMovie for casual stuff, or FCP for more serious work) is 100x better than the tools available on the Windows platform.

brk
11-06-10, 04:17 PM
Another odd thing i noticed is that i thought most routers have a range of around 30 to 100 yards, yet i was able to get my signal from home when i drove at least 1.5 miles away with plenty of buildings in between to the other side or town. Now i'm thinking maybe when i was at the cafe it just picked up the next strongest signal it could find because it said "dlink'" which is what my home signal is named. Yet when i was at a restaurant i set up the wi fi to recognize and remember the restaurants router and i never had to set that again. Weird

There is simply no way you picked up your wifi signal from your house 1.5 miles away. There was another access point that someone had also setup insecurely (eg: left it wide open and at factory defaults).

You *can* get a wifi signal to go several miles, but it requires directional hi-gain antennas.

RippyPartsDept
11-06-10, 04:30 PM
i bet ralph was an internet explorer user... there's tons of silent virus installs going around for IE - and the bad thing is that the virus authors have started buying ads that have the bad code in them and get their ads placed on sites like the new york times and myspace (think that if those sites can host an infected ad how many smaller sites could possibly be hosting bad ads)

if you were using IE and viewed the bad ad then you got hosed - silently ... next time you rebooted your computer was all crapped up

if you were using another browser (not based on IE like chrome, firefox or safari - or you were on a mac, or linux, or non windows pc) then you were fine - until the virus authors start targeting those browsers' and OS's vulnerabilities...

first thing to do is DUMP INTERNET EXPLORER
next is to block ads on all sites and only allow them on sites you trust (like here and google, for instance)
next is behavior (as was mentioned above)

those three things will get you very far... and just the first thing (dumping IE) will get you lightyears ahead of someone using IE

Ralph
11-06-10, 05:45 PM
i bet ralph was an internet explorer user... there's tons of silent virus installs going around for IE - or you were on a mac, or linux, or non windows pc) then you were fine - until the virus authors start targeting those browsers' and OS's vulnerabilities...

first thing to do is DUMP INTERNET EXPLORER


those three things will get you very far... and just the first thing (dumping IE) will get you lightyears ahead of someone using IE

Yup, you nailed it! Was using ie for years and now an able to get on hhe pc with firefox, but there are still a few pop up issues because the virus is there. I want to know what you mean by "dumping IE" do you mean just not using it or somehow removing it from the pc entirely? Thanks for the feedback

Ralph
11-06-10, 05:47 PM
There is simply no way you picked up your wifi signal from your house 1.5 miles away. There was another access point that someone had also setup insecurely (eg: left it wide open and at factory defaults).


You *can* get a wifi signal to go several miles, but it requires directional hi-gain antennas.

Yeah thats what i figured, i must have picked up another router at the mall there.

Ralph
11-06-10, 05:50 PM
Yes, you can upload movies to YouTube with a Mac. You can also upload movies from a linux machines as well as various hand-held devices. Movie uploads to YouTube are just file transfers, there is no "magic" involved there.

Besides, if you're making movies, the workflow on a Mac (using either iMovie for casual stuff, or FCP for more serious work) is 100x better than the tools available on the Windows platform.


Ok thnx. It just pisses me off steve jobs felt the need to eliminate flash from ipads. I read that he thinks it is an old player that uses too much energy, but the thing is people still need it for many sites. I heard also that they might be eliminating flash player from all mac books soon, but maybe i heard wrong.

Jesda
11-06-10, 06:17 PM
Flash is one of those annoying necessary evils. A laptop with a dual-core processor running a video in Flash would have 20-30% less battery life than one running it in HTML5.

RippyPartsDept
11-06-10, 06:42 PM
IE is tied into windows almost as a nervous system so there is no way to remove it...

just not using it is what i meant (but of course getting your PC cleaned out is a must)

i prefer chrome on slower/older systems

brk
11-06-10, 07:13 PM
Ok thnx. It just pisses me off steve jobs felt the need to eliminate flash from ipads. I read that he thinks it is an old player that uses too much energy, but the thing is people still need it for many sites. I heard also that they might be eliminating flash player from all mac books soon, but maybe i heard wrong.

The new MacBook Air's ship without flash, but it can be installed.

The problem is that Adobe (the makers of Flash) have a very poorly optimized flash player for the Mac platforms. It is a very very significant cpu hog, and they (Adobe) have refused to do much about it.

I use my iPad extensively, especially when I travel. The lack of flash has NEVER been a problem for me. Flash has for the most part degraded into a platform for stupid games and ads. Even on my laptop (MacBook Pro) I've disabled Flash in my browser because all it was doing was serving stupid ads that would hover over things or get in the way.

Perhaps you do different things, so maybe Flash matters to you, but based on the millions of iPads sold, I don't think Flash has much of a future, it's getting marginalized very quickly.

I also believe that if Adobe had put some effort into optimizing the player instead of whining about it, this battle would have never begun in the first place, and the Apple mobile devices would support Flash. So, if you're upset, blame Adobe, not Apple.

RippyPartsDept
11-06-10, 08:35 PM
The new MacBook Air's ship without flash, but it can be installed.

The problem is that Adobe (the makers of Flash) have a very poorly optimized flash player for the Mac platforms. It is a very very significant cpu hog, and they (Adobe) have refused to do much about it.

I use my iPad extensively, especially when I travel. The lack of flash has NEVER been a problem for me. Flash has for the most part degraded into a platform for stupid games and ads. Even on my laptop (MacBook Pro) I've disabled Flash in my browser because all it was doing was serving stupid ads that would hover over things or get in the way.

Perhaps you do different things, so maybe Flash matters to you, but based on the millions of iPads sold, I don't think Flash has much of a future, it's getting marginalized very quickly.

I also believe that if Adobe had put some effort into optimizing the player instead of whining about it, this battle would have never begun in the first place, and the Apple mobile devices would support Flash. So, if you're upset, blame Adobe, not Apple.

:yeah:

DopeStar 156
11-07-10, 01:35 AM
I know but i am so sick of viruses and buying norton all the time, downloading avg, et . Etc
Take it easy on all the porn.....

Stingroo
11-07-10, 01:49 AM
^ Glad somebody said it. :lol:

No offense, of course, Ralph. I don't know what you do on the Internet, but that's always my joke to friends who complain about viruses/malware as well.

Ralph
11-07-10, 01:54 AM
IE is tied into windows almost as a nervous system so there is no way to remove it...

just not using it is what i meant (but of course getting your PC cleaned out is a must)

i prefer chrome on slower/older systems

Well i had it cleaned in the past but for 120 bucks a pop for a total cleaning it just wasnt worth it for a 6 year old pc. My dads laptop is the same age and its speed was crippled when he installed a new norton. I doubt i would even risk installing avg again its so old.

Ralph
11-07-10, 01:57 AM
Take it easy on all the porn.....

Lols no it has to be all the crazy american girls i talk to in facebook, its hard to trust them so etimes ;)

Ralph
11-07-10, 02:02 AM
^ Glad somebody said it. :lol:

No offense, of course, Ralph. I don't know what you do on the Internet, but that's always my joke to friends who complain about viruses/malware as well.


No worries dude, i spent years on myspace and im pretty sure that was how i got one virus, this new one who knows. Basically my burner never worked and i found that out of the warrenty, so i had friends burn cd's for me, so i dont download anyhting, that kept the pc fast for its age. All i do really is surf, fb, myspace (again) google, chop funny pics, the usual. Shit happens eh

Stingroo
11-07-10, 09:59 AM
Wipe the hard drive then?

shrb
11-07-10, 10:44 AM
Well, I have the 32 GB model with unlimited Internet, which is not available now. The iPad doesn't have flash capability.....you can't view utube videos on it. Sorry! I have found an app for texting and it works very nicely, but no video. It will try, but you will not be able to watch them. I am a teacher and received an iPad for free and our whole group is wanting this feature. So there are 45 math/science MS & HS teachers trying to figure it out. If something comes of it, I will post.


So i got the 16 GB wi fi model because my old pc is toast. Got the camera connection kit and everything works peachy except the installed youtube app is worthless. It asks for your username and pw but never connects. Apparently the theory is that because bill gates bought youtube, there is a code restri tion for apple users over the rivalry with steve jobs of apple.

I can go to youtube through safari or google and it is ok for watching vids, commenting, but the issue is i cannot download a vid to youtube at all even thoigh there is a pre-installed option to do it on the ipad. Anyone else have this problem?

Stingroo
11-07-10, 10:50 AM
I'm 110% sure you can VIEW youtube videos on an iPad. My friend has one and he uses it to listen to music in his dorm all the time, because the speakers on his macbook are toast.

Jesda
11-07-10, 11:02 AM
Yeah, the Youtube app is pretty nice.

Stingroo
11-07-10, 11:04 AM
He prefers to watch them through the site itself rather than the app, not sure why though.

oxbowtech
11-07-10, 11:56 AM
rippypartsmaster got it right.
The problem is Adobe's Flash player won't play nice according to Steve Jobs. The same issue exists with the iPhones and iTouch devices. There is an app called Skyfire that uses yhe "cloud" to translate and send back the videos but it's awkward because you have to copy/paste the video's address and open a second app. AT&T must love this one sucking down the gb in the data plan.

RippyPartsDept
11-07-10, 02:06 PM
Well i had it cleaned in the past but for 120 bucks a pop for a total cleaning it just wasnt worth it for a 6 year old pc. My dads laptop is the same age and its speed was crippled when he installed a new norton. I doubt i would even risk installing avg again its so old.
see the quote below (and my response)

Wipe the hard drive then?
wiping the hard drive (re-installing windows fresh) is the ONLY WAY to know that you have a clean system... doesn't matter how much you paid - that's the only way to know it's clean

plus by re-installing fresh you will have the most speed available because all the 'gunk' (or bit-rot as many call it) that has accumulated in the system over time will be gone

rippypartsmaster got it right.
The problem is Adobe's Flash player won't play nice according to Steve Jobs. The same issue exists with the iPhones and iTouch devices. There is an app called Skyfire that uses yhe "cloud" to translate and send back the videos but it's awkward because you have to copy/paste the video's address and open a second app. AT&T must love this one sucking down the gb in the data plan.
thanks for the compliment, but brk was the one who made the flash comment... i just quoted and said :yeah: ... unless you were talking about my earlier post about dumping IE

Ralph
11-07-10, 03:40 PM
The new MacBook Air's ship without flash, but it can be installed.


Perhaps you do different things, so maybe Flash matters to you, but based on the millions of iPads sold, I don't think Flash has much of a future, it's getting marginalized very quickly.

I also believe that if Adobe had put some effort into optimizing the player instead of whining about it, this battle would have never begun in the first place, and the Apple mobile devices would support Flash. So, if you're upset, blame Adobe, not Apple.

Interesting......basically i have no way to upload to youtube on the ipad, and when i try it says i need flash. Irony is that the pre-installed app for it should work on the ipad but it wont. I dont miss flash except for that one function. I'm able to still watch about 90% of the vids on youtube so i also use dailymotion.com (the french sister site to youtube-in english) because there it seems i can see all vids and they dont censor as much as youtube. But yeah, i need it because im a serious youtuber with my own vids and the virus in my pc wont let me connect to certain sites like itunes (partially) and youtube uploading.

Ralph
11-07-10, 03:43 PM
Wipe the hard drive then?

Yeah i would love to but i would prolly muck it up. Twice i had to get that done professionally at 120 bucks each time, but i dont think it might be worth it for a 6 year old pc and prolly take hours and hours to do it. It now takes sometimes 20 minutes to log out and shut down so usually i just pull the power cord......prolly not worth the time and energy

Ralph
11-07-10, 03:47 PM
Well, I have the 32 GB model with unlimited Internet, which is not available now. The iPad doesn't have flash capability.....you can't view utube videos on it. Sorry! I have found an app for texting and it works very nicely, but no video. It will try, but you will not be able to watch them. I am a teacher and received an iPad for free and our whole group is wanting this feature. So there are 45 math/science MS & HS teachers trying to figure it out. If something comes of it, I will post.

I am able to watch about 90% of the vids on youtube without flash, but it automatically plays them on quicktime player in youtube. The way i know i will be able to watch a certain vid in youtube is i click a vid and i see a big "q" and then it plays.

Ralph
11-07-10, 03:52 PM
He prefers to watch them through the site itself rather than the app, not sure why though.

The preinstalled youtube app simply will not let me log in. Did you see the link of people talking about this problem i posted? I know that IF it lets me log in, then i would be able to upload to youtube, but i read it works for some people, and others it doesnt, and yet others it works off and on......i am one of the lucky ones who cannot log in at all. I CAN log into my youtube account through safari or google but it will not let me upload........that is my only dilema

Ralph
11-07-10, 04:01 PM
rippypartsmaster got it right.
The problem is Adobe's Flash player won't play nice according to Steve Jobs. The same issue exists with the iPhones and iTouch devices. There is an app called Skyfire that uses yhe "cloud" to translate and send back the videos but it's awkward because you have to copy/paste the video's address and open a second app. AT&T must love this one sucking down the gb in the data plan.


Bingo! Yeah i installed a couple of apps that were supposed to be for facebook pics and vids and also youtube but when they didnt upload my vids i deleted them. I will look at skyfire.

Ralph
11-07-10, 04:03 PM
Yeah, the Youtube app is pretty nice.
So you can log in to the youtube app? Take a short vid and see if you can upload it with the app, i gotts 2 knows

Ralph
11-07-10, 04:18 PM
What others are saying about it......i actually tried a hint some guy suggested in the ipad settings, but theree was no setting for it haha

http://gorumors.com/ios/youtube-sign-in-problem-ipad-iphone/105200


http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=36a2902748d4daf3&hl=en





I would like to know if i should risk installing this?.........

http://macvide.com/Macvide_Flash_Player/

brk
11-07-10, 06:05 PM
Well, I have the 32 GB model with unlimited Internet, which is not available now. The iPad doesn't have flash capability.....you can't view utube videos on it. Sorry! I have found an app for texting and it works very nicely, but no video. It will try, but you will not be able to watch them. I am a teacher and received an iPad for free and our whole group is wanting this feature. So there are 45 math/science MS & HS teachers trying to figure it out. If something comes of it, I will post.

Not sure what's going on with your iPad, but you can certainly view YouTube videos with it. I do all the time with mine.

Jesda
11-07-10, 06:08 PM
I dont have the SD card adapter to copy and upload vids, unfortunately

Ralph
11-07-10, 06:23 PM
Not sure what's going on with your iPad, but you can certainly view YouTube videos with it. I do all the time with mine.

Maybe his was set up for a cellular data plan or something, and there is some setting......

If i couldnt watch youtube vids, or vids on any news sites mine would have been returned immediately. About half of the news sites i visit i can watch the viss.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-07-10, 07:00 PM
No offense here, but for lack of better words, you can't fix stupid.

A computer is only as safe as it's user's habits allows it to be. Personally, I run my computers with no (yes NONE) antivirus. My current Windows format is 3 years old and I've yet to run into an infection.

Having a clean computer isn't about the right anti-virus software, it's about using your computer wisely. No anti-virus or OS is smarter than it's user. Yes, you can even destroy OSX if you aren't careful. Only you have the power to keep it clean. That means not going click crazy on the internet, not opening that "YOU WON A FREE 2011 CORVETTE. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY CREDIT CARD TO RETRIEVE YOUR PRIZE" email that you got this morning or playing that "SHOOT THE TERRORIST AND WIN A XBOX 360" ad.

i used to live with my bros and all our "friends" would come over and use our computer/internet. id have to do spyware cleanup at least once a week. It got to the point where i made the desktop image that said
"Please Porninate Responsibly...

We're all grown men and appreciate porn, however please pay attention to the following things closely...
- If it says you won something, you didnt, dont click there
- If it says free stuff for clicking here, its not, dont click it
- If Bill Gates sends you an email, its fake, dont open it.
- If you have 10 windows open each with a different porn site that keeps opening different porn sites, youre doing something wrong, stop it
- If a small pop-up tells you "You have a virus, click here to upgrade your anti-virus software" its too late, call me, DONT CLICK IT

Ralph
11-07-10, 09:12 PM
Another little question i have is you know how to condition the lithium ion battery you are supposed to fully charge it and then fully drain it the first ti e....so i did this but because i ran it to 0% i had to connect it to itunes again to reactivate the ipad. Shouldnt there be some flash memory in this thing so you dont need to connect to a pc every time the battery runs down? Now i charge it when it hits 5% or so. What has anyone else experienced with the battery?

Ralph
11-07-10, 09:13 PM
Another little question i have is you know how to condition the lithium ion battery you are supposed to fully charge it and then fully drain it the first time....so i did this but because i ran it to 0% i had to connect it to itunes again to reactivate the ipad. Shouldnt there be some flash memory in this thing so you dont need to connect to a pc every time the battery runs down? Now i charge it when it hits 5% or so. What has anyone else experienced with the battery?

RippyPartsDept
11-07-10, 09:52 PM
i don't think new Li-ion batteries need conditioning like older ones used to
and having to plug in to a pc to charge when it's fully drained i stupid
i actually have a hard time believing that one

Ralph
11-07-10, 10:11 PM
Yeah, once a month at least they recommend completely charging it and then running it down to exercise the battery.

Check the very bottom, left hand column.....

http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html

Ralph
11-08-10, 05:48 AM
Well, I have the 32 GB model with unlimited Internet, which is not available now. The iPad doesn't have flash capability.....you can't view utube videos on it. Sorry. So there are 45 math/science MS & HS teachers trying to figure it out. If something comes of it, I will post.

Try logging in with the mobile youtube......

M.youtube.com

Or......

When you go to youtube from google or safari, click "desktop" on the bottom right on the home screen while in youtube, this makes it appear like on your pc or laptop.....

Ralph
11-08-10, 05:54 AM
and having to plug in to a pc to charge when it's fully drained i stupid
i actually have a hard time believing that one

No, the ipad wont charge when plugged into a pc, but i meant when my ipad battery was exhausted, i charged it, then had to connect to itunes to re-activate the ipad. After it drained i got the same screen that it came with before an activation right out of the box, the screen showing the usb connection with an arrow pointing to a symbol for itunes.

brk
11-08-10, 07:25 AM
Maybe his was set up for a cellular data plan or something, and there is some setting......

If i couldnt watch youtube vids, or vids on any news sites mine would have been returned immediately. About half of the news sites i visit i can watch the viss.

Maybe, but I haven't had those issues when I'm using my iPad on AT&T. It *might* be refusing to YouTube videos if you're on the Edge AT&T network, since edge is so slow.

Either way, the core issue isn't that the iPad doesn't support YouTube, or that YouTube doesn't work because the iPad wisely does not play flash content.

Ralph
11-18-10, 08:11 PM
Maybe, but I haven't had those issues when I'm using my iPad on AT&T. It *might* be refusing to YouTube videos if you're on the Edge AT&T network, since edge is so slow.

Either way, the core issue isn't that the iPad doesn't support YouTube, or that YouTube doesn't work because the iPad wisely does not play flash content.


Well im stoked because now after my ipad had the software re installed the youtube app works great for watching but still no uploading, but im working on it.

So i had no net for 2 days ......the culprit......D-Link routers are junk! I had the DIR-601 and it lasted a whole 30 days before it crapped out! We proved it by omiting the router and connecting my old pc right to the cable and presdo! I replaced it with a modum router combo from my net provider, took 5 minutes
to get running and im laughing now!

Thanks for all the advice from everyone

Jesda
11-19-10, 07:53 PM
iPad will charge with a computer but only if its in sleep mode with the display turned off. With the display on the USB charge is just enough to keep up and maintain.

Ralph
11-19-10, 08:08 PM
iPad will charge with a computer but only if its in sleep mode with the display turned off. With the display on the USB charge is just enough to keep up and maintain.

Ok cool. I have a question Jesda, when you shut yours down, and i dont mean just sleep mode, but "red slider" shut it down, do you have to reactivate your ipad with your pc on itunes? Cos i sure have to. I also cannot let the battery go to zero, or again it has to be back on itunes to re activate......

Ralph
11-19-10, 08:10 PM
Btw i just discovered an amazing first person shooter free from the app store called NOVA. Also check out HACK, same type of game but more like duke nukem....both free. If you like first person shooters that is

Jesda
11-19-10, 08:17 PM
No, never had to connect to iTunes to turn it back on. Weird.

I sold my iPad to Ian a few weeks ago but I might buy it back. It was awesome for reading magazines.

Ralph
11-20-10, 02:00 AM
No, never had to connect to iTunes to turn it back on. Weird.

I sold my iPad to Ian a few weeks ago but I might buy it back. It was awesome for reading magazines.

Hmm that makes me wonder.....maybe cos mine is just the 16gb wi fi model, but i hate having to watch the fuel gauge

Jesda
11-20-10, 02:13 AM
How many hours do you get out of a charge? If I was just reading stuff at home at 80% brightness, I got 6-8 hours. Actively streaming video (using wifi and processing power) would bring it down to 3-5 hours.

Ralph
11-20-10, 02:21 AM
How many hours do you get out of a charge? If I was just reading stuff at home at 80% brightness, I got 6-8 hours. Actively streaming video (using wifi and processing power) would bring it down to 3-5 hours.

Oh man, i'm easily getting the rated 10 hours or more between charges. I like my brightness only at one-third though.......i'm like a vampire, i get eyestrain if too bright. I checked out some guys "tear down" vid on youtube and they actually have two batteries linked together.

brk
11-20-10, 08:55 AM
Ok cool. I have a question Jesda, when you shut yours down, and i dont mean just sleep mode, but "red slider" shut it down, do you have to reactivate your ipad with your pc on itunes? Cos i sure have to. I also cannot let the battery go to zero, or again it has to be back on itunes to re activate......

Why would you ever shut it down fully like that?

Ralph
11-20-10, 01:07 PM
Why would you ever shut it down fully like that?

Normally i never would/do but when i had the software glitch and before i had to get the software wiped clean and re-installed, i wanted to try everything i could to reset it, fix it, clear it, etc. Seems groovy now.

Ralph
11-20-10, 01:09 PM
Why would you ever shut it down fully like that?

I also didnt know anything about apple operating systems and i figured maybe thats how it is reset, kinda like rebooting a pc

RippyPartsDept
11-20-10, 02:02 PM
on my iphone you do a 'hard reset' by holding down the lock/power button on the top and the home button at the same time... the regular red slide to shutdown shows up, but if you wait a few more seconds the screen just goes black right away... i think it might be similar on the ipad

this does shut down the device fully (unlike the normal shutdown) and you will have to hold the power/lock button to turn it back on

Ralph
01-23-12, 05:49 PM
yup, thnx. One thing now about the new ios5 on an ipad1 is that it sure crashes a lot. I read that the older A4 chip might have to work pretty hard and ios5 is a power hog. Hopefuly there will be an update for the software soon

OffThaHorseCEO
01-23-12, 06:42 PM
its always a good idea to shut it down fully like that every once in a while. thats for ANY device whether its a mobile phone, tablet, computer, etc.

Ralph, you may have a tethered jailbreak on your ipad. This means that everytime you shut it down, it has to be reactivated on itunes. If this is the case, you should look into an "untethered" jailbreak or look at having the OS re-installed after backing up all your content

Ralph
01-23-12, 09:38 PM
actually I was still using ios3.2 until just before Christmas. Couldn't make the jump to 4.2 because my pc died from too many Limewire viruses. The only time the ipad was ever connected to a pc was just to activate it and it was never updated in 15 months until now. I had ios5 installed for $20 at an electronics store so everything was wiped totally clean. But yeah, I googled about the crashing with the new 5 and it's a commom problem supposedly with ipad1's and the older 3G iphones. So all I can do is wait for an over the air update because Apple is aware of it

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I should say it's worse when multi-tasking or playing net radio in the background

Ralph
01-24-12, 06:39 AM
a shut down reboot did seem to help, so far, thanks! Usually the CNET app always crashes for me but worked great the last 20 mins.