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Ceej
07-11-2012, 02:22 PM
Just won a brand new iPAD3 through my work.

Any sweet, can't miss apps?

Or things I need to know?

Thanks!

Pants
07-11-2012, 02:35 PM
That's kick ass, man. Grats!

Ceej
07-11-2012, 02:37 PM
That's kick ass, man. Grats!

No shit right?

I typically never win stuff like this.

I'm stoked and pretty proud of my coworkers too who helped get us to this position.

vailpass
07-11-2012, 02:46 PM
Cool. Can you get it with Android?

Ceej
07-11-2012, 02:49 PM
Cool. Can you get it with Android?

Pardon my ignorance -- but how do you mean?!

vailpass
07-11-2012, 02:50 PM
Pardon my ignorance -- but how do you mean?!

Ignore me, rude of me to barge in on your victory.
Congrats on winning, hope you get much enjoyment out of it.

Pants
07-11-2012, 02:50 PM
Pardon my ignorance -- but how do you mean?!

He's anti iOS. He's just making a funny.

Ceej
07-11-2012, 02:52 PM
Ignore me, rude of me to barge in on your victory.
Congrats on winning, hope you get much enjoyment out of it.

Nah, you're cool.

No big deal.

I'm electronically retarded.

vailpass
07-11-2012, 02:58 PM
He's anti iOS. He's just making a funny.

Not anti iOS so much as pro acting like an asshole.

Dayze
07-11-2012, 03:51 PM
Sweet. We got an iPad 2 back in February and love it. I was apprehensive at first but don't regret it one bit. It was on sale and only 30 more than the Samsung equivalent

Ceej
07-11-2012, 04:01 PM
Sweet. We got an iPad 2 back in February and love it. I was apprehensive at first but don't regret it one bit. It was on sale and only 30 more than the Samsung equivalent

Nice.

Any apps you recommend?

Fish
07-11-2012, 05:28 PM
Some of my most used apps:

The Weather Channel
ESPN Scorecenter XL
What's On? HD - TV Guide. Input cable/sat provider, custom guide with favorites.
Netflix
Pandora
Flixster - Movie theater info/DVD releases/Upcoming movies/etc
Pulse News - Customizable news reader
Dropbox - Very useful for file access
Jump Desktop - Remote desktop/VNC app
ReadleDocs - Versatile document editor

And if you jailbreak it, I would have a bunch of additional recommendations..

Brock
07-13-2012, 10:29 AM
http://lifehacker.com/5925527/lifehacker-pack-for-ipad-our-list-of-the-best-ipad-apps

Dayze
07-13-2012, 10:34 AM
Nice.

Any apps you recommend?

I haven't checked into very many apps yet. just a few very basic ones, youtube, IMDB, etc.

OnTheWarpath58
07-13-2012, 10:38 AM
HBO GO is phenomenal, assuming you have HBO through your satellite/cable provider.

Mr. Laz
07-13-2012, 10:40 AM
forget the apps, i wanna know how to win something too

Ceej
07-13-2012, 04:12 PM
HBO GO is phenomenal, assuming you have HBO through your satellite/cable provider.

I do not, unfortunately.

Ceej
07-13-2012, 04:15 PM
forget the apps, i wanna know how to win something too

Basically, the compay I work for (Lumber Liquidators) had a contest going for every store in the company.

The guidelines:

The region first had to make their shipped sales plan (our region consists of Topeka, Wichita, KC, Indianopolis, Greenview Ind, Springfield Mo, Columbia Mo, Springfield Ill, Fenton Mo, St. Peters).

If the region accomplished said goal -- the top three stores with the highest percentage to new orders (orders written through June) qualified for the iPAD drawing. My name was drawn -- and I'm scooping a free iPAD3.

Got it?
LMAO

Groves
07-13-2012, 04:29 PM
Which model?

The low end does not have cellular capabilities, but if I were you, I'd find a way to exchange it.

Even if you don't plan on purchasing a cellular data plan, the models that have the capability also have the GPS chip inside. You can utilize this chip for gps programs even without cellular service.

Ace Gunner
07-13-2012, 04:30 PM
Ignore me, rude of me to barge in on your victory.
Congrats on winning, hope you get much enjoyment out of it.

Heh.

Ceej
07-13-2012, 04:39 PM
Which model?

The low end does not have cellular capabilities, but if I were you, I'd find a way to exchange it.

Even if you don't plan on purchasing a cellular data plan, the models that have the capability also have the GPS chip inside. You can utilize this chip for gps programs even without cellular service.

I've not a clue. I would assume the ones going for $499. Because the company has to shell out 45+ or so iPADs for the winners.

Ceej
07-13-2012, 04:40 PM
And FWIW -- GPS isn't a thing I desperately need.

Pitt Gorilla
07-13-2012, 04:58 PM
Awesome board game apps:

Ascension
Unofficial Dominion
New World Colony
Ticket to Ride
Zooloretto
Carcassonne
Food Fight
Puerto Rico
Small World
Catan HD
Anything by Knizia


Oh, and invest in a hardcore Gumdrop-style case. You'll thank me later.

Pitt Gorilla
07-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Which model?

The low end does not have cellular capabilities, but if I were you, I'd find a way to exchange it.

Even if you don't plan on purchasing a cellular data plan, the models that have the capability also have the GPS chip inside. You can utilize this chip for gps programs even without cellular service.The 3G capability really is nice. If you go on a trip, you can activate the 3G and do whatever connected activities you need to do. The GPS feature is also really nice.

Ceej
07-13-2012, 05:00 PM
The 3G capability really is nice. If you go on a trip, you can activate the 3G and do whatever connected activities you need to do. The GPS feature is also really nice.

I literally drive like 3-4 places. LMAO

To work, back to my parent's house in Wichita, to Dillons for groceries. That's about it. I don't NEED a GPS.

vailpass
07-13-2012, 05:45 PM
I literally drive like 3-4 places. LMAO

To work, back to my parent's house in Wichita, to Dillons for groceries. That's about it. I don't NEED a GPS.

Sometimes I think that would be awful nice.

Groves
07-13-2012, 07:27 PM
It's a luxury machine either way, but I would make an effort to exchange up.

mr. tegu
07-13-2012, 08:40 PM
Google Earth is fun.
Fantasy football sites if you are one one have apps (mine is yahoo).
Weather Channel
A converter for mass, length, etc. I use "Converter +" it has a tip calculator.
RedBox
Blockbuster
Your bank if it has one (Bank of America here)
Your cell phone company (At&t for me)
610 and 810 sports radio plus music stations have them
Any other place you pay bills at because it makes it so easy to remember.

Mr. Laz
07-13-2012, 08:50 PM
Basically, the compay I work for (Lumber Liquidators) had a contest going for every store in the company.

The guidelines:

The region first had to make their shipped sales plan (our region consists of Topeka, Wichita, KC, Indianopolis, Greenview Ind, Springfield Mo, Columbia Mo, Springfield Ill, Fenton Mo, St. Peters).

If the region accomplished said goal -- the top three stores with the highest percentage to new orders (orders written through June) qualified for the iPAD drawing. My name was drawn -- and I'm scooping a free iPAD3.

Got it?
LMAO
so i just need to quit my job and go work for Lumber Liquidators ....

Ceej
07-13-2012, 08:56 PM
so i just need to quit my job and go work for Lumber Liquidators ....

LMAO LMAO

You got it, man.

TrebMaxx
07-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Star Walk is cool too!

Bump
07-14-2012, 12:46 AM
heh, I just got a completely random text saying that I won one of those too. WTF



pretty sure it's a scam, for me

Ceej
08-12-2012, 08:14 AM
I SHOULD finally be getting this tomorrow.

Big Smoke
08-12-2012, 10:04 AM
Just won a brand new iPAD3 through my work.

Any sweet, can't miss apps?

Or things I need to know?

Thanks!

I'll repeat a message you left me after winning my grand recently;

**** bitches, get money!!!!

Ceej
08-12-2012, 11:26 AM
I'll repeat a message you left me after winning my grand recently;

**** bitches, get money!!!!

I'd rather have the $1000 doll hairs.

But, ain't going to say "nay" to the iPAD.

It'll come in handy during fantasy football season.

L.A. Chieffan
08-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Sell it and buy a Prime

Ceej
08-13-2012, 11:56 AM
Got this today.

Ignorant question.

In order to set it up -- I'll need an internet connection, my iPAD and a laptop or computer, correct?

NewChief
08-13-2012, 12:01 PM
Got this today.

Ignorant question.

In order to set it up -- I'll need an internet connection, my iPAD and a laptop or computer, correct?

You can set it up without a computer. You won't be able to sync it or anything, but you don't have to plug it in.

Ceej
08-13-2012, 12:03 PM
You can set it up without a computer. You won't be able to sync it or anything, but you don't have to plug it in.

Interesting.

I've talked to two guys who said I needed a laptop or computer to set the iPAD up.

I'm not worried about syncing anything. Just want to get it set up and start toying with it is all.

NewChief
08-13-2012, 12:04 PM
Interesting.

I've talked to two guys who said I needed a laptop or computer to set the iPAD up.

I'm not worried about syncing anything. Just want to get it set up and start toying with it is all.

If you have a wireless connection, you can get it up and running without a laptop. Apple realizes that half the goons out there never sync their idevices, so they don't require it.

At least I'm 95% sure this is the case. I think I've set up like 3 of them without a computer.

KILLER_CLOWN
08-13-2012, 12:06 PM
Basically, the compay I work for (Lumber Liquidators) had a contest going for every store in the company.

The guidelines:

The region first had to make their shipped sales plan (our region consists of Topeka, Wichita, KC, Indianopolis, Greenview Ind, Springfield Mo, Columbia Mo, Springfield Ill, Fenton Mo, St. Peters).

If the region accomplished said goal -- the top three stores with the highest percentage to new orders (orders written through June) qualified for the iPAD drawing. My name was drawn -- and I'm scooping a free iPAD3.

Got it?
LMAO

Tell them you have a friend who wants a free one too, i'll meet you in the Mcdonalds parking lot and you can give me ma pad.

KILLER_CLOWN
08-13-2012, 12:07 PM
heh, I just got a completely random text saying that I won one of those too. WTF



pretty sure it's a scam, for me

Seems legit.

Ceej
08-13-2012, 12:17 PM
Tell them you have a friend who wants a free one too, i'll meet you in the Mcdonalds parking lot and you can give me ma pad.

This seems to sound pretty safe.

Will you, by chance, be wearing a black ski mask too Mr. Killer Clown??

Ceej
08-13-2012, 12:17 PM
If you have a wireless connection, you can get it up and running without a laptop. Apple realizes that half the goons out there never sync their idevices, so they don't require it.

At least I'm 95% sure this is the case. I think I've set up like 3 of them without a computer.

Well, I'm borrowing a laptop just in case.

Fish
08-13-2012, 12:22 PM
Got this today.

Ignorant question.

In order to set it up -- I'll need an internet connection, my iPAD and a laptop or computer, correct?

You'll need an internet connection or a computer. It doesn't require both, but you have to have one or the other.

KILLER_CLOWN
08-13-2012, 08:50 PM
This seems to sound pretty safe.

Will you, by chance, be wearing a black ski mask too Mr. Killer Clown??

I'm fairly harmless, my CEREAL killing days are about over. I put down a box over the weekend but it was organic.

Ceej
08-14-2012, 09:44 AM
I'm fairly harmless, my CEREAL killing days are about over. I put down a box over the weekend but it was organic.

I've been pounding the shit out of those small, little boxes that come with 10 different kinds.

NOT ORGANIC!

Ceej
03-24-2013, 08:07 AM
So, quick question.

right now my iPad has no sound.

I turned it off playing a poker game.

But, the sound on my settings is turned up all the way and it is on other games too.

Any idea what's going on?

WoodDraw
03-24-2013, 08:35 AM
So, quick question.

right now my iPad has no sound.

I turned it off playing a poker game.

But, the sound on my settings is turned up all the way and it is on other games too.

Any idea what's going on?

Double tap your home button, and scroll all the way to the left until you see the music controls. On the left of that screen, there should be a mute button. Make sure it's not muted there.

Ceej
03-24-2013, 08:45 AM
Double tap your home button, and scroll all the way to the left until you see the music controls. On the left of that screen, there should be a mute button. Make sure it's not muted there.

Nope. Not muted.

My iPad still plays music with no problem. Just no sound when I play games.

WoodDraw
03-24-2013, 08:49 AM
Nope. Not muted.

My iPad still plays music with no problem. Just no sound when I play games.

I don't have my iPad in front of me, but I had this once before. Sound works from headphone jack + certain Apple apps, but not others. I believe it was a quirk with the soft mute, plus the hardware mute (that you can toggle between mute and rotation lock). This has been a year or so ago though.

But I'd start playing/googling from that.

Ace Gunner
03-24-2013, 08:49 AM
could be a knob on the game or go to preferences in the game and check the routing there.

Ceej
03-24-2013, 08:52 AM
could be a knob on the game or go to preferences in the game and check the routing there.

This isn't it.

Consistent1
03-24-2013, 09:43 AM
He's anti iOS. He's just making a funny.

I'd pawn it too.

Fairplay
03-24-2013, 11:08 AM
It always intrigued me how other people react, in this case your place of work, resent the fact that someone else won a contest. And ridicule them behind their back. I suppose if the winner was to act smug and arrogant about it all I can see their reasoning for it, but otherwise it is just plain jealousy.

Ceej
03-24-2013, 06:45 PM
I feel like a putz.

There's a little button right above the volume control which apparently turns off the sound effects.

Durrrrrrrrr.

Ace Gunner
03-24-2013, 07:24 PM
you putz :)

DaveNull
03-25-2013, 09:09 AM
I feel like a putz.

There's a little button right above the volume control which apparently turns off the sound effects.

Durrrrrrrrr.

Glad you found that..it's a little frustrating. The same thing happens when you try to view videos through a non-first party app while the mute button is toggled.

You can actually dig a bigger hole if you have that toggled to mute and switch the functionality of that button to rotation lock.

Guru
03-25-2013, 09:12 AM
You did try a reboot I hope.
Edit never mind. Appears you found the issue.

WoodDraw
03-25-2013, 03:46 PM
I have a question. I don't use my iPad much anymore, but I need to get around 30 pictures off of it. I have no idea how to do this, and it's driving me fucking insane

Fish
03-25-2013, 04:01 PM
I have a question. I don't use my iPad much anymore, but I need to get around 30 pictures off of it. I have no idea how to do this, and it's driving me fucking insane

Several ways to do that, depending on what OS you have.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083

WoodDraw
03-25-2013, 04:12 PM
Several ways to do that, depending on what OS you have.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083

Ohh, thanks a lot! I was trying to make that way too difficult.

Simply Red
03-25-2013, 07:41 PM
Porno.

Ceej
04-02-2013, 07:47 PM
If I wanted to watch stuff on my tv through my iPad would this be the correct adapter?

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD098ZM/A/apple-digital-av-adapter?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY#

mikeyis4dcats.
04-02-2013, 08:16 PM
I have a question. I don't use my iPad much anymore, but I need to get around 30 pictures off of it. I have no idea how to do this, and it's driving me ****ing insane

email or icloud?

Fish
04-03-2013, 04:13 AM
If I wanted to watch stuff on my tv through my iPad would this be the correct adapter?

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD098ZM/A/apple-digital-av-adapter?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY#

Does your iPad charger look like this?

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1505/30pinfemaletolightningm.jpg

If so, then that is the correct adapter.

Ceej
04-03-2013, 08:33 AM
Does your iPad charger look like this?

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1505/30pinfemaletolightningm.jpg

If so, then that is the correct adapter.

Yup. Made a run to Walmart late last night (shudder).

Got the cord just to realize I didn't have an HDMI cord when I got home. Goddammit!

Chest Rockwell
04-03-2013, 09:57 AM
Porno.

You, sir, are a prophet...

Next post:

If I wanted to watch stuff on my tv through my iPad would this be the correct adapter?

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...o=MTY3ODQ5OTY#

Even though this is waaaaay old input by now my most used apps are:

Pretty much the entire google app suite
Evernote
Noteshelf (for it's handwriting recognition with stylus, I also use a bluetooth keyboard heavily with other apps)
Dropbox
GoTasks
Amazon
f5 Edge Client
RDP Mocha
CloudOn
Skitch

WoodDraw
04-03-2013, 04:42 PM
email or icloud?

Well that's the thing. I don't really use my iPad anymore, and I've divested myself completely of the Apple iTunes/iCoud infrastructure. But a friend put a couple of pictures on there, and I wanted them on my other computer. I figured I could just do share, and then email to myself. Or something. I just wanted the damn files. But it was giving me all sorts of trouble and frustrating me.

Of course, the easy thing to do was just plug the fucking thing into my computer, and that worked fine. It's funny how when you go so long without using cords, you ignore the most obvious solution. And, in fairness, if I had set it up with my Google Drive account, I bet that would have made things easier as well. So mainly me being an idiot.