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Apple iPad and related items (part 2)

Discussion in 'mobiles and tablets' started by editor, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    Thanks for that, but I think we'd better let you go before you start posting up lots of useful links where we can get 'special' deals.
     
  2. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    *sits up and takes notice*

    :D
     
  3. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    me too.....

    I know someone who does games, she gets £250 per article, and loadsa free stuff...... but it dont half seem looooooong....

    I'd love to do some more techy stuff tho
     
  4. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    £250 per article is a *lot* of money for a game review. She must be penning long features. Who does she write for?


    When I started Wirefresh I invited folks here to contribute but didn't get much of a response. The site's got enough credibility to be given good cameras on review and I've had a fair few freebies too, but the launch parties are the most fun!

    If you post up a few articles it shouldn't be too hard to get related free software (unless you're asking Apple or trying to blag really expensive software) and maybe some hardware too....
     
  5. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Oooooh I cant remember who's she's doing it through, Ill have a look next time she links one to me....... tbh, they're normally walkthroughs of RPG games, so looooooooooooooooooong articles.

    I might try writing a couple of articles, how long is a good length for a review?

    I was also thinking about writing some how to's........ setting up your own VPN on a router for using on public wifi etc....... I dont know if stuff like that would get any interest though.
     
  6. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    Anything over 200 words is fine, with illustrations being 580 pixels wide. Walkthroughs are fine too. To be honest, a lot of the time I'm just posting up notes to myself about interesting apps and stuff!
     
  7. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Would love to write for WF, have in fact started a couple posts a few times but never seem to find time to get something properly done...
     
  8. electroplated

    electroplated off minehead

    I'd be happy to have a go at writing a review on this and maybe some other ipad music apps as that's mainly what I got mine for...
     
  9. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

    Go! Go! Go!

    I'd be happy to edit/critique your work (if necessary)....
     
  10. electroplated

    electroplated off minehead

    cool - will try and sit down over the weekend and get something together! :)
     
  11. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Ive been planning on writing an article on how to set up a home VPN for idevices using ddwrt router firmware...... is that a bit too shit to write about?

    (its very handy mind)
     
  12. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry



    Trainz simulator is only 99c this weekend!
     
  13. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad ¡pǝlqɐsıp ƃuıƃƃɐʇ sɐɥ ;ǝpnɹ ʇou

    I'm tone deaf and almost totally a-musical.

    Still, do you reckon it'd be worth a punt, for a bit of a laugh?

    Given artichoke's reaction to my singing ("you only do it to annoy me :mad:" (I don't :()), I can only imagine what her reaction to my music would be. Still, whaddaya reckon, Crispy? Fun for an atonal musically stunted lulz?
     
  14. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    if you use all the helper functions then it's almost impossible to make it sound bad. It's worth having just for showoff value tbh - anyone with a fraction of a gram of musical talent will instantly want to get one :D
     
  15. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad ¡pǝlqɐsıp ƃuıƃƃɐʇ sɐɥ ;ǝpnɹ ʇou

    I got grade 4 trumpet. I only discovered during my sister's Maids' of Honours' speech that the reason her viola had sounded so... samey... over the 8 years she 'learnt' it, is that she'd taken grade 1 8 times, and failed grade 1 8 times.

    Out of interest, would it be relatively easy to knock out some, say, gabber? And / or a bit of happy hardcore?
     
  16. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    No, it's not really suited to it. There's no drum programming (yet)
    There are dance music apps but they're nowhere near as polished
     
  17. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad ¡pǝlqɐsıp ƃuıƃƃɐʇ sɐɥ ;ǝpnɹ ʇou

    Oh :(
     
  18. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    This evening, put on some headphones, dim the lights, maybe a wee toke if so inclined, and lose yourself in Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery - pixel art, gorgeous music, witty self-referential dialogue, atmosphere in truckloads. I'm only 30% through it but it's already one of my favorite iOS games. Comes out on iphone/pod in a month.

     
  19. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    Oh yes, I've been playing that. I find some of the dialogue irritates me a bit mind you and breaks the atmosphere. But it's generally very good (I'm about halfway through).
     
  20. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    iPad looks like a winner when it comes to games, perfect for games like Carccacone (sp!) and Settlers of Catania.:)
     
  21. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    I've relented and ordered one. It was the news that they're releasing Baldur's Gate for it in the summer that swayed me.
     
  22. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Didn't you buy one before then sell it over a bout of buyers regret?:D
     
  23. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Yeah, the first one. I took it back for a full refund after a month. I claimed I was a scientist who needed a device that could charge from usb for field trips. They grudgingly accepted the full refund :cool:
     
  24. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    They won't let you have one now, you know.
     
  25. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Haha very creative!:D
     
  26. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    The iPad does charge from USB.
     
  27. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Only from certain desktop macs.
     
  28. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    Anything with enough voltage. I just plugged mine into my Air to check, and it's charging from that.
     
  29. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    I don't get it. It comes with a USB cable. You plug it into a USB port. It charges.
     
  30. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Ok, well, the first one only charged from certain Macs two years ago. I proved it in-store with a pc and a Macbook. It might have changed now that manufacturers are upgrading the voltage of their usb ports.
     

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