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I use my phone for maybe 6% of its intended design and use. Pretty much just make phone calls, send texts, and might look something up every now and then. Screen is just too small and I enjoy a full-sized screen and full-sized keyboard. Who wants to watch a hockey game on a 5" (or smaller) screen? I carry an iPad 2, so that gets more extensive use in looking stuff up and checking e-mail when I'm not at my home computer. The one thing I WILL NOT do, however, is look at banking, financial, or personal stuff on the iPad or phone if I'm not on my home WiFi.



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Can't watch Blu-Ray & DVD movies on a cell phone. Sure I could download them, etc, etc, but I already have them on disc. There is something about having a physical item in my hand. I also have the factory shop manual to all of my cars on DVD-ROM. If it doesn't have a disc drive, it is no good to me.

There is the added plus of a 27" display. I don't think they sell a 27" iPad.

The latest thing I bought was a turntable. Suppose the 20th century is still calling my name.


HDMI adapter and you can hook up your iPhone or iPad to any size big screen you feel sufficient.


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Originally posted by .38supersig:
Can't watch Blu-Ray & DVD movies on a cell phone. Sure I could download them, etc, etc, but I already have them on disc. There is something about having a physical item in my hand. I also have the factory shop manual to all of my cars on DVD-ROM. If it doesn't have a disc drive, it is no good to me.

There is the added plus of a 27" display. I don't think they sell a 27" iPad.

The latest thing I bought was a turntable. Suppose the 20th century is still calling my name.


HDMI adapter and you can hook up your iPhone or iPad to any size big screen you feel sufficient.


Be aware though. I have the one for the IPAD to connect it to my TV. However, most TV streaming app's like Comcast to go, HBO to go, and Sony VUE won't allow you to play it from tablet to TV and an error message saying it can't be airplayed or something along those lines will come up.
 
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Phones are for talking and texting only. I have an old flip phone that only costs $6.33 a month. The people that pay $100 or more a month for a smart phone plan are insane IMO. I will never own a smart phone.

I do use an iPad for casual internet browsing at home (on it now) but it stays home. I hate typing on it. A real keyboard is so nice to use, I miss it. We do have a computer but the mouse bothers my hand and it's not mobile (in my house) I can't take it with me to my gun room or sit in my chair at night in front of the tv and browse Sigforum. Computer only gets used to order and research things.


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Originally posted by .38supersig:
Can't watch Blu-Ray & DVD movies on a cell phone. Sure I could download them, etc, etc, but I already have them on disc. There is something about having a physical item in my hand. I also have the factory shop manual to all of my cars on DVD-ROM. If it doesn't have a disc drive, it is no good to me.

There is the added plus of a 27" display. I don't think they sell a 27" iPad.

The latest thing I bought was a turntable. Suppose the 20th century is still calling my name.


HDMI adapter and you can hook up your iPhone or iPad to any size big screen you feel sufficient.


Be aware though. I have the one for the IPAD to connect it to my TV. However, most TV streaming app's like Comcast to go, HBO to go, and Sony VUE won't allow you to play it from tablet to TV and an error message saying it can't be airplayed or something along those lines will come up.


And so it continues ....

Apple TV.

Problem solved.


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iPad. Use laptop for QB and some spreadsheets.


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I prefer the desk top for large screens and a normal keyboard. I have nerve damage in my fingers and trying to read on a phone is a pain in the ass.

And dumbasses with their nose glued to their phone are a menace to society and a pain in the ass trying to deal with them. Smartphone use by me is limited to phone, text, Email, GPS, and weather radar w/ severe alerts only. Being legally deaf the text and Email is a better option for me anyway. Just keep it short please.
 
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Content creation vs content consumption.

If you never need to make anything, a phone or tablet is fine.
 
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I ditched the desktop & large monitor many years ago and am on my 3rd laptop. A laptop fills my needs for budgeting software and very limited photo editing (mostly cropping.) It's also very comfortable in my lap while Netflix or DVD serve as background noise. I don't see a situation in the future where I'd buy another full size computer.

My phone is for calls, texts, and email but not much more than that. The screen is just too small. A laptop & phone combo is perfect for me.

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I like my computer with the BIG screen. I just miss things on the phone.

Same here, 30" screen for mail and messages, full sized keyboard for typing text messages. I can understand the "on the move" types who need to rely on a phone, but for me, give me a desktop Mac. I use my phone rarely (an 8+), unless the message is urgent for a reply.
 
 
 
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