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Have you seen the Photobucket app?

I have to say, I only downloaded it yesterday as I was having issues with my iPad (yes… I said it… ‘ISSUES WITH MY IPAD’). More pointedly, I was having issues with WordPress uploading photos that I’ve taken on my iPad. It would only allow me to ‘Browse my computer’ for images to upload. Silly, I know…

So at the top of the screen I saw the ‘Load from URL’ tab (it’s not called this exactly, but you get what I mean), and I thought ‘hmm – maybe I should see if Photobucket have an iPad app?’, and low and behold! they do!

It’s pretty damn awesome. You can create albums, edit your photos (crop, red-eye), email images, display them as a slideshow… I could go on…

Not only does it do all of this wonderful stuff, it will also provide you with access to your images via the Photobucket website.

I know it’s been around for aaaages… you know, a full year, but it’s awesome…

Photobucket for iPad – http://photobucket.com/ipad

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Why this blog might interest YOU…

Well I’ve already told you why the iPad interests me, but what about you? What are YOU going to get out of this?

Well hopefully, information. Information from an end-user perspective about great apps, updates to the software that are cool (and not just the ‘norm’), and hopefully how to utilize the iPad in all areas of your life, as well as how other people do the same in their lives.

You may be thinking, “well, I can find THAT out on the Apple site”. But can you? Sure, you can go to the Using iPad section of the Apple Support Communities and ask a question or perform a search. If you like the idea of searching through just over 58,000 discussions within the site, then please, feel free to go right ahead. It IS a great option if something is not going the way you thought it should. BUT, if you just want to know what’s the best app from an end-user perspective for making your budget? Ask me… I may have already added the information…

By the way, it’s Account Tracker

Happy iPadding!

References

Using iPad (2011). Retrieved September 24th, 2011 from https://discussions.apple.com/community/ipad/using_ipad

Account Tracker (2010). Retrieved September 24th, 2011 from http://grahamhaley.co.uk/accounts/

the universal ipad – Why?

I went to a conference in February armed with a laptop, only to find that the majority of people there had an iPad or iPad 2. I was astounded. It made me think, why do all these people want an iPad? Is it a fad? Are they playing games and checking their email instead of listening to the speakers? What IS the pull?

After a couple of days, I started to understand more. There I was trying to find a power supply, booting up the laptop, logging in, etc; whilst the “ipadders” flipped open the cover and away they went.

I HAD to have one…

So, approximately six weeks later mine arrived. I’ve never looked back.

There is always something new to download that is interesting; be it an ebook, app, music, video or podcast. It supports me in just about every facet of my life. I have recipe books, fictional books, games for my children, TV series that I like, email, internet, my favourite tunes, educational material, all rolled into one neat little 24cm x 18cm package.

I find something new every day and I learn something new every day; either by myself, or in discussions with other people. Hence the Universal iPad.