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Tablet question

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?

Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 6212/14/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 112/01/2012

Thanks, R1.

I guess either one will do.

by Anonymousreply 212/01/2012

Samsung has it all.

by Anonymousreply 312/01/2012

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.

*deuces*

by Anonymousreply 412/01/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 512/01/2012

You can watch porn on any Windows 8 or Windows RT PC. They play flash content, unlike iPads.

by Anonymousreply 612/01/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 712/01/2012

[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?

by Anonymousreply 812/01/2012

R7 lives under a rock, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 912/01/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1012/01/2012

Go for the iPad, the retina display is aws for ass.

by Anonymousreply 1112/01/2012

R10 has never heard of tumblr

by Anonymousreply 1212/01/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1312/02/2012

If you want to use flash with iPad, get the Photon browser app.

by Anonymousreply 1412/02/2012

Is the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 better than the Ipad? Has anyone on here ever used both? I am so torn.

by Anonymousreply 1512/02/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1612/02/2012

Nexus 7 or iPad Mini - Both of them rock

by Anonymousreply 1712/02/2012

[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).

by Anonymousreply 1912/02/2012

[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?

by Anonymousreply 2012/02/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 2112/02/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2212/02/2012

Today's LA Times' tablet shoot out.

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.

by Anonymousreply 2312/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2412/03/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2512/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2612/04/2012

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).

by Anonymousreply 2712/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2812/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2912/04/2012

[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)

by Anonymousreply 3012/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3112/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3212/04/2012

ASUS and ACER both have interesting Windows 8 tablets and touch-laptops.

by Anonymousreply 3312/05/2012

OP, have you made a decision? Let us know what you get and whether you like it.

by Anonymousreply 3412/08/2012

I would get the iPad (4). The next generation mini should be good, if you want something that tiny.

by Anonymousreply 3512/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3612/08/2012

R34...thanks for the interest. I will let you know, but for now, looks like Kindle Fire HD.

by Anonymousreply 3712/09/2012

Kindle Fire HD is pretty much only for consumption, and only if you're wedded to the Amazon ecosystem.

by Anonymousreply 3812/09/2012

For R16 and the other Win tablet knuckleheads... I mean partisans.

by Anonymousreply 3912/10/2012

R39 --

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!

by Anonymousreply 4012/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4112/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4212/10/2012

Cam4 does not support Opera Mini on either iPhone or iPad. "Flash required" messages on both.

by Anonymousreply 4312/10/2012

The 9" Kindle Fire HD is the deal of the day at Amazon (December 10th). Use the code FIREHD89 at checkout to get $50 off.

by Anonymousreply 4412/10/2012

[bold]Is Amazon’s 8.9-Inch Kindle Fire HD a Flop?[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 4512/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4612/10/2012

Um, why shouldn't apps designed for smartphones "count?" Just about all of them work, and look, just fine.

by Anonymousreply 4712/10/2012

Not really, R47, and Android phone apps have in particular been called out for looking and running like shit at full-tablet size.

by Anonymousreply 4812/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4912/10/2012

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).

by Anonymousreply 5012/10/2012

Yer moms needs a Surface -- it's made for her!

by Anonymousreply 5112/10/2012

They should make some kind of computer or OS specifically for old people, like those remotes with giant buttons.

by Anonymousreply 5212/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5312/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5412/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5512/10/2012

Ohhhhh no, r53 -- this woman was born to get a Surface RT.

by Anonymousreply 5612/10/2012

Nah, I think a Kindle Fire might actually be better... upon further consideration, I think R55 is right.

by Anonymousreply 5712/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5812/10/2012

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.

Meanwhile: R53 [quote]let's put the blame where it really belongs here

Bingo!!!

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).

by Anonymousreply 5912/14/2012

Damn, you people truly are passionate. So many options. I'll choose none of them. I swear, it's easier that way.

by Anonymousreply 6012/14/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6112/14/2012

[quote]Tumblr

It's for 14 year old girls looking for pictures of shirtless Justin Bieber.

by Anonymousreply 6212/14/2012
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