I use my iPad every single day. I love all the things I can do on my iPad. Here are some of the things I use my iPad for:
- Check Facebook
- Check my emails
- Listen to music on Spotify
- Surf the Internet
- Write blog posts
- Catch up on the latest news using Twitter and Flipboard
- Read books using iBooks, Google Books and Amazon Kindle App
- Manage my finances
- Access all my important files on my Dropbox
- Create documents using Pages and Numbers
- Watch movies and TV shows on Netflix
- Write in my journal using the Day One app
- View my family tree using the Ancestry.com and a few other genealogy apps
- View my photos on Flickr using FlickStackr
- Play a few games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Clash of Clans
So, as you can see I use my iPad for quite a bit. I use my iPad more than I use my laptop anymore. However, there are still some things that just can't be done on the iPad yet. There are many websites that require Flash. There are multitasking issues. I can't have two applications open on the screen on my iPad like I can a computer.
There are many other small things that you just can't do on an iPad that you can a computer.
I would love to see developers of website and apps making their websites mobile friendly or making apps available not just for the iPhone, but also the iPad. I have a few apps on my iPhone that don't have a native iPad version. I can install the iPhone version on my iPad, but it definitely isn't the same.
So, to all you developers out there, I know it takes time and money to make apps but please make your apps for both the iPhone and iPad! :)
The other day I was doing some late spring cleaning. I cam across a number of things that I haven't seen in quite a few years. Some of the things I had totally forgotten I even had.
It was either my Junior or Senior year of high school that I took a photography class - I can't remember which. I was surprised to find out in the class that we weren't going to talk about digital photography at all. Even 6 or 7 years ago when I took the class most people were either using digital cameras or they were converting over to them. There weren't too many people still using old-school film cameras. But alas, that is what we used in the class.
It was actually a lot of fun to learn about film and how to develop it. The process was a lot more complex than I ever thought. I don't remember all the technical terms now, but there were processes of loading the film in the dark room so it wouldn't ruin the film, and then after taking the photos there were a couple other processes in the dark room getting the film onto other reals to get ready for developing.
The process of actually developing the film was fun. After going through all the chemical processes you then used a projector to project the image onto the table where you would put your photo paper.
Below are some of the photos I took in the class. They are no way professional, but I don't think they are bad for a high school student who didn't know much about photography.