What iPad Means for Future of Computing

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (14 posts)
  1. screation profile image67
    screationposted 8 years ago

    When I picked up my iPhone over the weekend, I had an epiphany. I was using the LinkedIn app to confirm an invitation to connect, and it hit me: This is the future of mobile computing, the mobile web � the mobile experience.

  2. kephrira profile image59
    kephriraposted 8 years ago

    I'm not so sure the ipad and similar devices are going to be as big and as revolutionary as some are saying. You can already do most of the stuff you can do on an ipad on an iphone or other smartphone. People who want an ebook reader might get one, or people who use a laptop on the go for simple tasks might like the ipad as an alternative. But the fact that its to big to put in your pocket will limit it's appeal.

  3. Sagarika Rath profile image60
    Sagarika Rathposted 8 years ago

    iPad will definitely have an impact on the way we read books and use our notebooks. by this we will be able to save considerable amount of trees as the usage of paper will be reduced. apart from this i am waitin to see the impact it has on computing.

  4. Minnaloushe profile image60
    Minnalousheposted 8 years ago

    "Once we replace the personal computer with a closed-platform device such as the iPad, we replace freedom, choice and the free market with oppression, censorship and monopoly. Imagine what life would be like if your personal computer functioned like the iPhone. You’d have to buy all your programs through Apple, and if Apple didn’t want you using something like, say, Google Voice, Abobe Flash or Microsoft Word, then you’d be out of luck. Oh, and multitasking would be a thing of the past. Sounds great, doesn’t it?"

    From Here

    I agree.

    1. Has_aWayWithWords profile image64
      Has_aWayWithWordsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ok so here is the thing, iPad can lead to many similar devices just like the iPhone did. Amazon had the kindle before Apple had the iPad, so I don't look at this as a monopoly. This is no defferent than the hold Microsoft has had on PC users for years. I personally think that using the Kindle and the iPad as models many companies can come up with similar tablet devices that could change the way the world reads newspapers, magazines, and any other print publication that is wasting TONS of paper products every day. This could be the greatest "GREEN living idea" ever. I have written 3 hubs about the iPad and the possibilities of e-newspapers and such, I for one am all for it.

      1. screation profile image67
        screationposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        thanks to all of you to suggest iPad, i read about it, it is really cool device with great features.

  5. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    As an Apple user who at this time is not the slightest bit interested in a cell phone and who still doesn't own a laptop, I'm very interested in an iPad.

    I've been contemplating an iPod Touch, but why have something that small when they've just invented the bigger version of it.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    hmm, I just got an ipod touch for christmas and I'm still learning it, now this ipad... does anyone have one? 

    relache, definitely go for the ipad, while the touch is nice, a bigger screen is nice.

  7. yenajeon profile image81
    yenajeonposted 8 years ago

    I've been looking at an itouch... too bad it doesnt call!!

    This video is hilarious, watch it:
    http://www (dot) youtube (dot) com/watch?v=IPwzKEdXLhg

  8. Trusted Marketing profile image58
    Trusted Marketingposted 8 years ago

    iPad seems to be a bridge to  future computing. Useful and versatile.

  9. gramarye profile image60
    gramaryeposted 8 years ago

    It looks interesting - not sure I'd want to carry it around unless I had a bag to carry it in. That bag would need to be quality leather and fashionable. Not yet available in the shops that I've looked in. Until I can carry it around comfortably, I won't be getting one.

  10. Flightkeeper profile image69
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Does anyone know if you can write on an ipad and converts your handwriting to print?  If there's a way to integrate that, I would find the ipad really useful.

    1. kephrira profile image59
      kephriraposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      there's bound to be an app which'll do that.

  11. skyfire profile image70
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Future ? Nah, add multitasking else it'll not push ahead. other than that tablets needs to be robust if gamers and writers wish to push the screen more than it's lifetime.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)