“Gramdma don’t run out and buy an iPad. Fine when I was six but now I’m 10. My dreams are big so I need a real computer.” Microsoft’s Surface Go 2018 Holiday ad doesn’t pull its punches. And in many ways they’re right. The iPad is a kid’s toy. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your iPhone or iPad The iPad is one of those devices that I’ve tried to love. I really have. I’ve owned quite a few in my time, and had the opportunity to test most of the iPads that Apple has released. After I’d grown tired to trying to make the iPad fit my workflow (no amount of throwing external keyboards or apps at it could make it work for me, and it ended up being used as a mouse mat until it was rescued by a family member), I then gave the iPad Pro a try. While the iPad Pro did overcome some of the issues that I felt kept the iPad back, but it I still couldn’t make it work anywhere near as effectively as using a laptop. I was fighting an uphill battle, and trying to make do with the iPad Pro felt like I was waiting time and effort. Sure, it was better than using my iPhone, but I was nowhere near as efficient as when I was using a laptop. The problem with the iPad and iPad Pro wasn’t so much the size… [Read full story]
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