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A simple question this week, following on from my earlier musings on whether a 3G iPad is really necessary. I’d like to ask the question; is a 3G iPad worth it for you?

This isn’t a poll on what you currently have, but rather an enquiry into whether you think getting a 3G iPad is worth it for you personally – would get get enough use from the service to make the extra initial cost, and contract, pay its way?

If you’re a frustrated user of a Wi-Fi only iPad then feel free to lodge your irritation and wish for a 3G enabled iPad. Conversely, if you’re a 3G iPad owner who wishes they hadn’t spent the extra money then get involved! Leave a comment below if there’s something specific you’d like to mention.

Is 3G worth it for you simply die to the addition of GPS? Or are you perfectly happy with tethering as you have your iPhone on you all the time? Do you prefer the simplicity of a 3G iPad?

Whatever your answer, feel free to give reasons in the comments!

The explosion of the iPad is nothing short of amazing! If you compare the iPad’s growth to that of the iPhone over the first two years, you’d be hard pressed to find evidence that its success is slowing down any time soon.

While reading through the inevitable, yet somehow still intriguing, technology predictions for 2012 I found a point made by Shawn Blanc to be a rather interesting one. He predicted that;

I think Apple is going to sell more of the 3G models. Just a hunch, but as people start to realize that their iPad can serve as a primary computer then an extra $129 to get 3G becomes a valuable upgrade.

Will the 3G iPad become the dominant model in 2012? Are there good reasons for you not to upgrade to a 3G iPad?

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Earlier this week we reviewed Air Display, a fantastic app that turns your iPad into a second monitor for your Mac or PC. The simple fact is that there’s not a great deal to the app itself, once you connect it with your computer (with a downloadable client that sits in your menubar), it doesn’t really function like an app at all.

What Air Display does do, though, is turn your workspace into a rather unique one. With Air Display you have a second screen that, while not really big enough for you to call your set up a “dual monitor” workspace, gives you extra space that’s not only versatile but touch sensitive as well.

I’ve been playing around with Air Display, developed by Avatron Software, and I’ve discovered that it helps create a workspace that, particularly if you’re a creative, can improve your workflow in ways a standard second monitor can’t. Read on to find out how.

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