123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

basic questions

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
maurice
Member
Member


Joined: 11 Sep 2007
Posts: 108

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: basic questions Reply with quote

I have been using macs for years but I have no experience of iPads. I am wondering if iPads are structured like macs with menus,folders, etc…
Can they use Thunderbird for email? and Firefox for browsing?
And can CCC make a bootable clone of iPad's contents ?

Thank you in advance for an answer to these questions.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Y-Guy
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 06 Feb 2010
Posts: 474
Location: Tri-Cities, WA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The iPad is nothing like a mac really, its a unique interface but one that I like but I do find limiting. You do not access the file system itself on an iDevice.

You will not find Thunderbird or Firefox on the iPad and it's really not needed.

You can back up your iPad either to a computer or to the cloud. I use Dropbox for my data that I use either for my iDevice or my macs.

I'd suggest going to an Apple Store or Best Buy and playing with it for a while. I think an Apple Store would be better as you can get some good knowledgeable help and advice.
_________________
iMac 24" 2.4 GHz 4GB | Logitech S530 | Z-2300 speakers | NewerTech Guardian MAXimus RAID
MacMini HTPC 2.26 GHz 2GB | Panasonic Plasma TV | Logitech diNovo Edge | Mercury Elite-AL Pro 800
AppleTV1 unhacked | Panasonic LCD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ChevroletChap
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: 03 Jul 2012
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the posts. Informative and gives a brief comparison between the iPad and the MAC. Very helpful to give us basic ideas on their differences especially to me being a non-iPad and MAC user.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ashleybrown
New Member
New Member


Joined: 24 Sep 2012
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iPad is way different with mac, it is much more on a bigger version of iPod, there are limitations of what you can do with iPad that you can do with Mac or any other laptop.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> iPhone, iPod touch and iPad All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.