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> In reply to ary @ 2014-04-17 13:08 from SHPy - click to readThanks, i try it, when i can. If still needed that is, one of our laptops got issues so i guess i be buying an x86 Win 8.1 tablet, i have a good excuse for it now =) Wanted the Sony Vaio Tap 11 since i first saw it, the Core i5 version with 512GB SSD. 128GB iPad isnt horrible but dosnt quite cut it.

The iPad was mostly for my daughter anyway, its always with her, she cant even go outside without it.

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  • 2014-04-17 16:23
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> In reply to Light-kun @ 2014-04-17 08:10 from thYa - click to readHe insinuated that it is not a problem, yet the web is full of complaints about this. ITS A WELL KNOWN FACT, iOS7 feels slow, and it IS a problem. And you two say i am ranting? Just search and read.

"One of the primary complaints that I hear about iOS 7, outside of the obvious beef with the app icons, is the slow animation speed. iOS 7 uses animations to add a sense of depth to the interface, and Im a big fan of the effect. Unfortunately, the effect does add some perceptual slowness to the experience, whether the slowness actually exists or not."

Anyway, there is no solution to this, the only tweaks that can be done involves jailbreak. Hopefully future updates will improve it a bit.

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  • 2014-04-17 16:11
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> In reply to Anomynous @ 2014-04-16 07:06 from Kg{K - click to readu can try UC Browser its working nice...

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  • 2014-04-17 13:08
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-16 17:25 from v0qJ - click to readIt didn't seem like he was attacking the other guy. He even gave the link for Apple Support to ACTUALLY help the guy. He's right. Ranting here wouldn't get one anywhere. So better check the Apple website for support for the device involved.

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  • 2014-04-17 08:10
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-16 07:15 from PGXj - click to readWhats wrong with you, you are the only one here hating. Leave the guy alone if you cant help, instead of making wild accusations.

Man why are apple fans so delicate and attack people facing issues with apple products?

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  • 2014-04-16 17:25
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> In reply to Anomynous @ 2014-04-16 06:58 from Kg{K - click to readLike i said, GO TO Apple Support Communities (https://discussions.apple.com/)

There are tons of people willing to help u there. Posting here with hating comments gets you nowhere, only retorts and anger, as you did not even scratch the surface of iOS.

From the way you describe how you use iPad, sound like a first timer.

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  • 2014-04-16 07:15
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> In reply to Light-kun @ 2014-04-15 14:13 from thYa - click to readDisabling autocorrect disables the dictionary. Corrections must be offered but not forced IMO. having to dismiss them every time is an extremely bad solution.

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  • 2014-04-16 07:09
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By the way guys, will install an additional web browser, whats the best? I was thinking of Chrome but i hate everything Google, and FF isnt very good at all on Android so i assume its bad also on iOS.

Will likely still use Safari most but it aint as good as i expected, somewhat surprised to find that its based on the same engine as Konqueror, the default browser in many KDE desktop environments for Linux, and to be honest Konqueror isnt that great also, in that way Safari was not surprising.

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  • 2014-04-16 07:06
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-16 05:36 from PGXj - click to readIts confirmed to be an issue on all iOS 7 devices, stop lying. Fake users and whatever, dont yo have anything useful to say? Then dont say it. I think you are just a fanboy who cannot even afford iPad Air, and your technical level you have already proven to be nil. Im sure there is enough useful people here.

Anyone else, can i speed up the animations/transitions to get shorter time of unresponsiveness? As i said, its not as bad as on WP but enough to be a problem sometimes, i want my first tap to be registered every time, not by probability like some Quantum Mechanics theory.

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  • 2014-04-16 06:58
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> In reply to Anomynous @ 2014-04-15 11:02 from Kg{K - click to read"Would be nice if there were someone useful around." : you should have go Apple Support Communities there and post your rants there, there are TONS of useful communities people there, and if your lags is justified, they will help u. Unless your scared that is.. and had to post it in places where there are tons of anti-apple users.

Post here, you might just a fake Apple user, maybe without even sign up anything apple and just click on links showing apple lag and trolling everywhere.

There is no such issues watsoever in ios 7.1 now.

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  • 2014-04-16 05:36
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Excuse me, on your previous comment, you haven't specified your problems with iTunes being the uploading of contents. So it's automatic that when you said iTunes, SYNCING data comes to mind first.
And as with the keyboard, if your problem is AUTOCORRECT, how could you be so innocent? Don't tell me with such a simplistic phone, you haven't checked settings and disabled autocorrect if that is what giving you problems. Don't insist on using it when it gives you headache. Btw, I've disabled mine so I'm not bothered with the good keyboard.

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  • 2014-04-15 14:13
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> In reply to Light-kun @ 2014-04-12 13:24 from uS}E - click to readAre you ok there? You reply to a post and you scream SYNC SYNC, who is talking about sync? Its about uploading content, which is a nightmare on iOS, and its a well known problem that is always mentioned by every professional reviewer as one of the main disadvantages of iOS, and you want to fix it by being obsessed with syncing, ok... Good luck.

You know very well whats wrong with the keyboard, why else are some people using third party keyboard apps to write messages and emails and then copy the text and go paste it in the email/messaging app. Its really stupid to try to force "corrected" words on us, always having to manually discard every single word. There are millions of autocorrect jokes on the web and you are saying its good, well...

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  • 2014-04-15 11:13
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-15 04:19 from PGXj - click to readAnd its about the UI in general, not any app.

You are wrong on all accounts. Bigger harddrives are in general faster because they have higher data density and/or reads from more platters simultaneously and thats a well known fact. That doesnt have anything to do with RAM though, you really think RAM is a storage?

I admit RAM wasnt causing the problem but you are still wrong.

Now i just need to find a way to shorten the time iOS decides to go unresponsive during animations and transitions. Would be nice if there were someone useful around.

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  • 2014-04-15 11:02
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-15 04:19 from PGXj - click to readDont be so useless. Someone tell me how can i fix this problem. I found that its iOS that is forcing the animations on me, if i tap anywhere before the animations/transitions are finished it doesnt register the tap, same retard method as WP8 uses, the OS simply does not respond while doing animations and thats hard getting used to, its inefficient and feels slow (not nearly as bad as WP though).

For example when i bring up the keyboard, it doesnt take long but its enough of a transition to make the system unresponsive just long enough ignore the first tap. Same happens when i use the appswitcher and bring up a running app, have to wait till its all the way up on the screen before it accepts input. Really stupid, Android and BlackBerry OS is so much better this way.

How to fix this? Can i turn off animations? Speed them up?

Pls no replys from fanboys who quote wikipedia about things he know nothing and "my dad has da fastest ram omfg"

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  • 2014-04-15 10:43
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-14 17:58 from v0qJ - click to read"Low RAM killed it".. lol.

Wiki A7 chip. You discover its fastest RAM available on the market.. with twice the channel bandwidth of all other chip makers. Only recently qualcomm is trying to catch up.

I ask you a simple question: 500GB harddisk is faster then 120GB harddisk? Ans: NO!. Capacity have nothing to do with speed, simply you can hold more stuff in memory thats all.

And do you have any idea how much memory is needed per OS? No? then don't complain.

You either have a fake iPad air, or use a lousy developed app on app store.

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  • 2014-04-15 04:19
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Bought ipad air, its good, much better than Android tablets. Seriously, android on tablets should be banned.

However, air, and iOS being smooth and fluid is a big lie, theres plenty of lag to annoy you, much more than you find in high end android devices like Xperia Z. I never believed ios was as smooth as the fans claim but still surprised. Put focus to a text input field and start typing immediately and often the first key press is not registered. So performance is a big disappointment but the rest is great, for now.

BlackBerry 10 is the fastest and smoothest os i have used on dual core, faster than most quad core androids, but ios doesnt impress, i guess the low ram is killing it, BlackBerry 10 phones have 2 GB, maybe thats why they are so much faster and smoother.

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  • 2014-04-14 17:58
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Hi everyone..

Im using ipad air and currently having some troubles with my ipad air. There's this blue thin line across the ipad and i dont really know what is the cause of this problem. Initially, when i bought the ipad everything works fine but however, when i turned off my ipad and on it again the blue thin line appearing.. Can anyone help me solve this problem? Thank you

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  • 2014-04-14 02:29
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Hi there..
I got some problems with my ipad air, there's this thin blue thin line across the ipad and i dont know wha is the cause of this problem. Initially when i bought the ipad everything's fine but however, when i turn it off and on it again the blue line appearing.. Can anyone help me solve this problem? Thank you

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  • 2014-04-14 02:15
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Imaps direction is also not working (UAE), so what is the use of imaps?, only for display?. having an apple is totally disappointment to me...

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  • 2014-04-12 17:55
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> In reply to Anomynous @ 2014-04-07 07:24 from vaN} - click to readSeriously?! You're having trouble with syncing iDevices with iTunes?! Man, you only have to plug in your device and open iTunes then hit sync. You can uncheck whatever data you don't want to have on your device. And syncing only takes a few minutes. It's as easy as that! You can even sync over WiFi. What is wrong with you, man? :DDDDDD
Btw, the keyboard's great. I don't have a hard time using one on my iPad Air and even on the iPhone 4s.

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  • 2014-04-12 13:24
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