I think "Santa" is giving me a tablet for Christmas.
I don't know much about operating systems, but the question is: can you watch porn on both an IPad and a Kindle HD?
Yes. But neither supports Flash, which a lot of sites use to embed video. If they are smart they will have built tablet versions of their sites by now to provide the video without flash.
I guess either one will do.
Samsung has it all.
My Mom still signs all of my Xmas gifts, 'From Santa'. I'm 27. That has nothing to do with this thread, but I thought I'd share how much my mother loves me. Oh, and I'm also very hot. 6'2, 180 and 7x6 with a trimmed blond bush. I get any guy I want. That has nothing to do with this thread either.
R4 -- I laughed. You're funny.
Re tablets -- most of the free porn purveyors have coded their vids to run on iPads now, no problem.
You can watch porn on any Windows 8 or Windows RT PC. They play flash content, unlike iPads.
You don't need Flash to watch porn these days.
In fact, you don't need Flash much at all to watch ANYTHING on the www these days.
[quote]In fact, you don't need Flash much at all to watch ANYTHING on the www these days.
Then why do I keeping getting messages saying that I do? Is there something other than Flash that I should install on my laptop?
R7 lives under a rock, apparently.
The sites I visit with video (porn sites, news media sites, and YouTube) do not require Flash.
I have no idea where you go that you need it.
So piss off and keel over dead, R9.
Go for the iPad, the retina display is aws for ass.
R10 has never heard of tumblr
OP, it depends on what you want to do with it and what you expect out of it.
I wouldn't think the Kindle Fire would be an ideal choice if your aim is to browse porn on it. Ditto the iPad.
If you want to use flash with iPad, get the Photon browser app.
Is the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 better than the Ipad? Has anyone on here ever used both? I am so torn.
Torn thread hijacker...
There's a reason why the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 outsells the iPad by a wide margin.
That's what you should buy. Thousands of availble apps, only a few less than iPad.
Cheaper than the comparable iPad too.
Nexus 7 or iPad Mini - Both of them rock
Thanks R16 . Would anyone recommend buying the Samsung from amazon.com on "pre-order" or from a brick and mortar? Is it worth saving on tax?
[quote] If you want to use flash with iPad, get the Photon browser app.
Or Skyfire or Opera Mini Browser. And there's your Flash solution.
Regardless of some of the delusional comments:
[quote] There's a reason why the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 outsells the iPad by a wide margin.
(untrue by the way), there's a reason why the iPad is the standard.
But OP, I've got a great idea - why not just go into an Apple Store and check out the iPad? You can probably go to a Best Buy and compare the most of the tablets (iPad, 'Droid).
[quote]But OP, I've got a great idea - why not just go into an Apple Store and check out the iPad? You can probably go to a Best Buy and compare the most of the tablets (iPad, 'Droid).
What, and check how the porn looks on them in the store?
Yes, like your doctor, the sales geeks at BestBuy have seen it all.
By all means, carefully check out each pad in the store to see how each renders your fave porn. See if you can count individual pubic hairs as your benchmark.
Retina Display will win, hands down!
The Nexus 7 beats the iPad Mini in all tests, so saying 'both of them rock' is rather disingenuous, R17.
If you like wasting money just to get a logo, buy an iPad Mini. If you want to spend not so much and get fucktons for your money, buy the Nexus 7.
I won a Nook tablet at my company's picnic this summer. To be honest, the Kindle doesn't do much that I can't do on my Nook. And, yes, I can watch porn on the Nook as well and it works perfectly fine.
[quote]FYI, one of the other iPad advantages is its ability to wirelessly stream video to an an Apple TV - something that could come in handy for you.
If you have an Xbox, then a Windows 8 or Windows RT tablet or laptop or desktop can do the same.
In fact, if you have a 'play-to' compatible TV, you don't even need the Xbox.
It's not about the tablets themselves; it's about the content ecosystem. If you have Amazon Prime, purchase your music on Amazon, read Kindle content, then get the Kindle Fire. If your content is in iTunes or you love your iPhone or iPod, get the iPad. If you have your content in Google Play or you love your Android phone, get the Google Nexus.
Or you can get a Windows 8 tablet, and have full access to the Amazon, iTunes, and Google ecosystems (books, movies, tv, and music... not apps).
Last time I checked, you don't have an Amazon video app on the Surface, R27, nor is the Kindle Reading app out yet for the Surface, although it has been announced. At the moment, the tablet with the least access to content is the Surface; the tablet with the most, largely because of Amazon, is the iPad.
If money is a significant factor, then get the Fire or the Nexus. If not, then the iPad or the Surface, although based on recent reviews, I'd probably opt for the former. Microsoft doesn't quite have its shit together on the Surface.
[quote]Last time I checked, you don't have an Amazon video app on the Surface, [R27], nor is the Kindle Reading app out yet for the Surface, although it has been announced.
Wrong. And Windows RT is different than Windows 8 anyway. There are lots of Windows 8 tablets, laptops, and convertibles.
(reading a book as I type on my Microsoft Surface using the Kindle app)
Windows 8 runs anything and everything that Windows 7 does.
Surface is not windows 8, it's windows rt. Windows rt won't run desktop windows 7 apps.
Surface Pro comes out in January. Full Widows 8 computer... runs anything, in a form-factor the same size (just a bit thicker & heavier) as the Surface RT.
ASUS and ACER both have interesting Windows 8 tablets and touch-laptops.
OP, have you made a decision? Let us know what you get and whether you like it.
I would get the iPad (4). The next generation mini should be good, if you want something that tiny.
I'm typing this on a Samsung that is okay but the browser crashes frequently and I have to regularly reconnect to the internet. I'd look at a different tablet before going with Samsung again.
R34...thanks for the interest. I will let you know, but for now, looks like Kindle Fire HD.
Kindle Fire HD is pretty much only for consumption, and only if you're wedded to the Amazon ecosystem.
For R16 and the other Win tablet knuckleheads... I mean partisans.
I'm not delusional or a knucklehead -- I prefer to think of myself as a wily agent provocateur.
Thanks for the call-out. My day is made!
[quote]Or Skyfire or Opera Mini Browser. And there's your Flash solution.
Wait a minute, back up *beep beep beep*... Opera Mini has a Flash emulator?! Are we sure?
Going to test this at my earliest convenience.
[quote]has never heard of tumblr
Not every video on Tumblr is converted to an iOS-friendly format; I still see lots of "Flash required" black boxes. It's a small minority.
I think what we're all really talking about is Cam4, which actually does require Flash or an emulator app.
Cam4 does not support Opera Mini on either iPhone or iPad. "Flash required" messages on both.
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[quote]There's a reason why the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 outsells the iPad by a wide margin.
Oh, honey. No. Just ... no. (And how has this bullshit gone unchecked?)
[quote]Thousands of availble apps, only a few less than iPad.
There are less than 10,000 apps specifically designed for 7- or 10-inch Android tablets versus over 300,000 for the iPad. Apps designed for smartphones don't count here.
Um, why shouldn't apps designed for smartphones "count?" Just about all of them work, and look, just fine.
Not really, R47, and Android phone apps have in particular been called out for looking and running like shit at full-tablet size.
My mother is 82 years old. I bought her a desktop about 7 years ago and she couldn't handle it. For one thing, she acquired a bazillion viruses because it was windows. Try as I might, I could not get her to use antivirus software. It was a waste of $700. She can't even figure out how to sign on ("It keeps asking me for my password and telling me it's wrong!" Yes, I've changed her password and had her write it down.) She doesn't know wtf she's doing.
She really wants the Internet so she can buy things online. She lives in the arsehole of FL in redneckville where she doesn't have any big stores (she followed her sister and her redneck BIL down there).
Would a kindle fire HD be good for her? She wants to browse the net looking to see if her old friends are dead and buy stuff from Amazon. I'm sick of her bitching at me how she can't use her computer. She needs something reeeeallly simple. Think about the intelligence of the average aged Fox News watcher -- that's her.
R49, get her an iPad. Unlike the Kindle Fire, it's very easy to use the iPad to buy stuff at places *other* than Amazon (and if you do want to shop Amazon, there's an iPad for it - ditto Kindle books for iPad).
Yer moms needs a Surface -- it's made for her!
They should make some kind of computer or OS specifically for old people, like those remotes with giant buttons.
[quote]For one thing, she acquired a bazillion viruses because it was windows.
More likely because she (or you) were an idiot. You have to TRY to get viruses these days. Leaving a computer always-on, always-connected to the internet, with no firewall, no anti-maleware protection, and clicking on every random link you see.
Don't blame Windows for that. If Mac OS X had 90% of the market share, it'd be just as bad there.
[quote]Try as I might, I could not get her to use antivirus software.
This makes no sense at all. You install Microsoft Security Essentials. Don't even have to tell her. It sits there silently protecting. Done and done. What's she going to do, figure out how to uninstall it??
I don't disagree that a full PC is largely beyond her (and way more than she needs) but really... let's put the blame where it really belongs here.
From the sounds of things, an Android based tablet wouldn't be a good idea either (there's enough of them now that viruses are becoming a problem there too).
iPad or Surface RT sound like the best bets. Probably the iPad for it's extra-dumbed-down UI.
[quote]Not really, [R47], and Android phone apps have in particular been called out for looking and running like shit at full-tablet size.
I have to disagree with that. I have both a first-gen iPad and a more recent Android tablet. Everything I've tried on both looks and works great.
When you consider that the tablets usually have better hardware than phones, I'd be surprised to find many apps running poorly. You can argue that some of them look a bit uglier stretched out to twice their original size but that's about it.
The whole apps thing is overblown, anyway, in that 90% of the apps on both platforms are crap. There are a few specialty apps that are available on only one platform but, so far, every time I've gone looking for an app, I've found it, or an equivalent, on both.
[quote]Would a kindle fire HD be good for her? She wants to browse the net looking to see if her old friends are dead and buy stuff from Amazon.
The Kindle Fire is your best bet, since that's specifically what it was made for.
Ohhhhh no, r53 -- this woman was born to get a Surface RT.
Nah, I think a Kindle Fire might actually be better... upon further consideration, I think R55 is right.
[quote] This makes no sense at all. You install Microsoft Security
Missy, it plainly states then computer was bought 7 years ago and is pretty apparent that mumsy lives far away. Microsoft Security Essentials was not on home PCs in 2005.
R55 [quote] Would a kindle fire HD be good for her?
Yes, get her a niche product like a Kindle Fire or Surface RT. That'll solve all your problems.
R53 [quote]let's put the blame where it really belongs here
It never ceases to amaze me of the PC heads who complain that Macs are toys, not powerful enough, not versatile enough, etc... And then go and get their aged parent... a PC! As if they're going to need an Intel Core i7, shared cache, SATA storage. R53 was straight up right - what did you expect?
Look I realize this rant is over the top, but I just don't understand the logic of simply not getting her an iPad. I get that she can't go to any Genius Bar (even though she or you has that option for as long as she owns her iPad). Still, with Apple Care for an additional 2 years of hardware and phone support (in addition to the the 90 days software and 1 year hardware), it seems like a no-brainer. Who'll take care of her Kindle questions or problems? You? Amazon customer support?
FWIW, our son (a PC gamer) was given a Kindle Fire for his birthday last year. It sat in the box for a month until we liberated it... Since it's barely capable of serious internet use, it's primary workout is as a Kindle reader or portable Netflix viewer. We've added the TuneIn radio app which makes it more pleasant. Otherwise it's one step above a Sony Dash (Chumby OS).
Damn, you people truly are passionate. So many options. I'll choose none of them. I swear, it's easier that way.
[quote]My mother is 82 years old. I bought her a desktop about 7 years ago and she couldn't handle it.
More likely you were to impatient and lazy to teach her. You probably just plopped the box down in front of her, on your YEARLY visit, picked up all your gifts, no doubtedly you asked for cash, and then drove away, leaving her in tears.
I hope she cuts you out of the will.
It's for 14 year old girls looking for pictures of shirtless Justin Bieber.