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Authored by: robogobo on Sep 30, '10 04:23:33AM

For those suggesting the "easier" method using Image Capture or iPhoto, remember there are some of us who don't want to connect to a computer to do things on the iPad. I'm most appreciative of hints that allow the iPad to work independently of the Mac. It's not always easy but there are ways.

Keep it coming!



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Authored by: dleepenn on Oct 08, '10 08:06:42AM

The pairing of the iPad with the computer via iTunes is a safety factor which people might forget about. When you do this, you are also backing up the iPad. Remember, the iPad is a truly portable device and that makes it subject to being stolen or lost as real risks. So, as far as I'm concerned, the iTunes pairing as a fundamental design makes perfect sense. However... I would suggest to Apple that they consider a "Cloud" implementation of iTunes and have the iPad/iTunes pairing occur via the "cloud" rather than a physical computer. I could see a larger number of advantages to this approach.

I don't see the iPad as a "independent" computing device. Backup and Data recovery is not currently possible as it and it's software exists now other than thru iTunes and another computer.

Also... when doing photography, I never delete images from my camera cards. I save them away as backup just in case there is a problem. I always carry enough memory cards to hold every photo on my trips. When I transfer images from the iPad to my computer, I can delete the transferred images from the iPad with reasonable safety. When I transfer images from the cards to the iPad I NEVER delete the images from the card tho that is an option. I always "format" the cards when I want to reuse them anyway.



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