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The iPad Pocket Guide by Jeff Carlson

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7. Entertain Yourself

Laptops took computing off the desk and made it more portable, but using one for enjoyable pursuits like watching movies always feels a bit like work, as if you’re going to the theater and being seated in a cubicle. The keyboard is in the way, and with most laptops you find yourself scrambling to find and plug in the power cord right as something exciting is happening in the movie.

On the iPad, the movie is right there on the screen. Your music library is a few taps away. YouTube movies are ready to be streamed. As I discuss elsewhere in the book, the iPad can be incredibly productive, but it can also be a lot of fun.

Sync Media

It is odd that we use iTunes as the central hub for syncing all information to the iPad, but ...

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