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Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max by Erica Sadun, Steve Sande, Michael Grothaus

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Introduction

Oh, how far we've come.

As we progress into the second decade of the 21st century, it's becoming increasingly obvious how the computers of the previous 30 years have begun to look not just old but archaic. The massive CRT monitors of the 1980s and 1990s have given way to pencil-thin displays of the 2000s. The PC's bulky and heavy beige box has been reduced to the size of a thick paperback, as with Apple's Mac Mini, or has even been assimilated into the display itself, as with Apple's iMac. This shrinking of the PC has also coincided with the computer becoming thousands of times more powerful—progress that shows no sign of abating. But although the miniaturizing and the explosive growth in processing power are technological accomplishments ...

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