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Practical Uses For a Tablet?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Xerobull, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    Aside from p*rn, email and web surfing, what do you use your tablet for?

    Off the top of my head, I've used my iPad for:

    -Signatures (with stylus)
    -Reading books/digital magazines
    -Reading digital instruction manuals
    -Extra monitor
    -OnLive Desktop
    -Simple Spreadsheet Editing
     
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    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    Showing my photography and/or video to potential clients.
    Signing contracts ON-THE-RUN.
    Notes.

    :confused: What's the app for "extra monitor" at home, with a Windows PC, for example? I haven't tried any apps for that, but I know it's doable.
     
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    meal prep.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XcIwXVKQjsQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Keep it next to the toilet.
     
  5. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    I've used iDisplay. It isn't perfect, but it's handy when you need a little more real estate on the fly.
     
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    Use my touchpad to stream movies from my home PC via PLEX!

    Love it.
     
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    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

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    touchscreen games are much improved with larger screen
     
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    What stylus do you use? I haven't found one I liked yet. I don't know why they don't make stylus with a pointed tip instead of the round blunt furry tip. I know its because of the capactive touch but it seems like someone should do something about it. Another thing is why are all these stylus uber tiny and light weight, would it kill them to make a pen that is like a regular pen
     
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    you covered mine in the first three you listed.
     
  10. CrazyDave

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    Has to be a million practical uses, but I just started using it for scoring and entering stats for baseball games. It's good.

    I now use it as a rough sketchbook, rather than go through stacks of paper for basic ideas.

    What about Weather? I use it for that quite a bit.

    Reference... I use it to ID birds. I use it with my guitar for tuning, and practicing chords and scales.

    I have used it quite a bit for basic finance info, amortization, snowballing debt, etc.

    I can use it to program my DVR, or even as a remote control.

    Used it to draft two winning Fantasy Football teams this season.

    I dunno, depends what you call practical, I guess. Seems like there has to be a million uses.

    I also got a wacom bamboo stylus as a gift and it's pretty nice, though someone around here tore the tip and I need to order new ones. When not torn, the tip gives a little, but I read a review online that said removing the tip and adding a tiny bit of sponge into it makes it much better.

    I will look into iDisplay, was just thinking today it would make a good palette monitor occasionally.
     
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    texas hold em.
     
  12. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Draw something.
     
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    Slayer Pinball keeps me from throwing things when the Rockets are losing.
     
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    I have an Acer Iconia Tab running ICS. (wifi only)

    As an actor I use it to read my scripts instead of printing them out. PDF's are much better than paper. I can have them all in one space. I have a healthy play library in my Kindle app too.

    I have started using Adobe Collage on shows that I am thinking about doing. Nice to get an idea, jot it down and go on with your day.

    I use dropbox app multiple times a day.


    I play games (Radiant & GTA) and watch Archer epsiodes on it too, but I actually use it for work a lot more than I thought I would.
     
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    Good for travelling when you don't want to take your clunky laptop. Also provides entertainment while on the plane.
     
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    Netflix. Veetle. Splashtop remote desktop.
    Text books. GPS on road trips.

    Video chat with relatives.
     
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    Splashtop and then stream my PC, works amazing.
     
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    I use it for my alarm clock at night
    best tv remote I have ever had by far

    Just to name a couple that I have not seen posted yet.
     

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