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One reason I can start getting back to LJ is that my iPod allows me to access this site during the work day, even though my workplace has a firewall that blocks it.

My old smartphone worked okay with LJ but the newer one was never reliable.

I don't have as much at work as used to have back at FormerMyCo, but at least I can use the iPad to read my friends list during breaks -- and on the bus!

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esembie
Apr. 25th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
I don't deal with work firewalls, but this is one reason I miss having a netbook - the portability! This is tempting me to spring for an iPad, instead....
qos
Apr. 28th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
The more I play with mine, the more I love it!

I bought the previous model without built-in wireless, because I thought there was enough free wireless around to no need it. That turned out to not be true. But then I bought a portable cell tower (looks like a slim flip phone) from T-Mobile with a data plan that together cost less than the more expensive built-in 4G and the data plans from Verizon or AT&T.

I definitely need the connectivity due to my schoolwork -- which was the whole point of getting it in the first place.
esembie
Apr. 28th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's definitely good to know - I had priced the more expensive built-in model and data plans, and realized it was definitely out of my price range.

What model do you have, then, in terms of memory and so forth? And are you using it for forums, podcasts, etc, for school or for writing as well? (You can email me privately with all the details if you don't want to blurt it all out here.)
qos
Apr. 29th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
It's the iPad 2 with 16G of storage.

It lets me log in to Boston U's "Blackboard" site, read lectures, participate in forums, use internal email, and watch YouTube videos. What it does not do is allow me to see Adobe content. Evidently Apple and Adobe have not elected to play nice with each other.

I also use the Kindle app, can log into LJ or FetLife and actually post/respond, use some financial apps, use Fandango, and share Word docs with my PC via the Cloud. I also have a couple of movies on it -- although they eat up my memory very quickly.

rebeccax
Apr. 26th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you! I miss you, but glad things are going so well.
qos
Apr. 28th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm going to try to stay more in touch here, but am not sure how that's going to go. . .
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