About a week ago, my desktop computer completely shut down. I felt lost without a computer and quickly went in search of a solution. As a Mac fan, my husband and I went down to the Apple store to see if we could get our computer fixed. The hard drive was completely shot so we starting looking at other options. At first, we were going to get a laptop. Then, the iPad caught our eye. The iPad started at $499 and was extremely sleek and portable.
After spending a significant amount of time with some of the employees, we left with a shiny new iPad. We also spent $9.99 on the Pages app, a word processing program. The next day, I was eager to get back to Associated Content. As someone who does not have an iPhone, Blackberry or other touch screen device, this was a huge learning curve for me. I opted not to spend more money on a wireless keyboard, and have been typing on the pop up screen on the device. It is slightly smaller than a regular keyboard, yet surprisingly easy to use. I do, however, have very small hands.
Another plus of the iPad is that the text on any website can be easily enlarged, with the flick of your fingers. It also self corrects spelling errors and scrolls quickly. Additionally, it is extremely portable and light. Finally, it can be used anywhere there is wifi.
Like I said, when it comes to touch screens, I am a novice. Thus, one of the problems I am having is putting hyperlinks into my articles. I can’t seem to type in the text body with the text editor on. I suppose I am going to have to learn HTML codes too. Another minor problem is that you can’t use flash on an iPad because “Apple restricts the use” of these types of “technologies.” This means I can’t see the page view graph on my account homepage. Of course, I am still learning so I hope to figure these things out soon.
As for my other computer, I am planning on getting a new hard drive put in it. In the meantime, I am enjoying sitting on my bed while looking out the window on a blustery day.