My Taxing Tax Refund Frustrations with HR Block

Thinking that I could obtain a higher refund by going to a professional. I went online a researched local Tax professionals in my area. I was impressed by the H  amp; R website. So I head out to my local H  amp; R Block and had them prepare my tax returns. For what I obtained, here are some things that I wish I had done before having my tax returns done. Along with the payboy, some source will make other software modules available at the online sites. There will be obtaining of the desired results through checking the reviews of the software.

Researched reviews

I wish I had read reviews like this one and others such as Yahoo Local. I then would know more about the customer service and performance of H  amp; R Block as a tax professional. If I had read reviews, I would have known that sometimes you feel like cattle when you are trying to get your taxes done at H  amp; R Block.

The place looks like a warehouse with tables computers and chairs. There are no rooms in these offices. The desks are lined up as a flower arrangement and there are usually 8 to 12 computer terminals in a big open space. There is absolutely no financial privacy at all.

Asked About Busy Times

I know that during the tax season, every day is a busy time for tax professionals. I simply wish I asked these tax professionals at what time did they have the lowest appointments. If your going to have to deal with an open space with 12 computer terminals and no privacy, a person might as well as about non busy times.

When I first walked into the H  amp; R Block office, I was met with a crowd of people and no where to sit. People and their families were all crowded into this small waiting room. Even though I had an appoint, I still had to wait roughly 45 minutes to get my taxes done and electronically filed.

Ask About Prices

If you shop around for fashion, medical insurance, and food, you need to shop around for the best price for this. For about thirty minutes of computerized work, I was charged $100.

I’m happy to say that H  amp; R Block does offer online federal tax and state tax e-file for half that price now.

Ask About Experience

When your shopping around for Tax professionals, make sure you ask the person about their years of experience and knowledge of new tax laws. I had asked my tax professional at H  amp; R Block if she had known about current deductions for students. She looked at me like a deer in oncoming headlights and the mumbled something about IRA accounts.

I’m a first year Accounting student and I know about Educational IRA’s but I know that unless you already have an IRA, you cannot use the benefits of an IRA in your tax files.

Make sure that you have a list of questions to ask about deductions and credits. If you feel just a smidge of being uncomfortable, then don’t use this person to prepare your taxes.

Check The Small Print

As a major tax professional, H  amp; R Block offers a rapid refund for your e-file. The rapid refunds are also known as RAL. RAL are subject to credit approval. The refund anticipation check is subject to additional fees.

Sit down and actually figure out what the fees are going to be for the rapid refund loan. My stupidity cost me $300 and I’m not the only one. There have been many families who have mistakenly giving away part of their refund check because of the RAL.

Read The NewsGo into your tax preparation with knowledge of new tax laws. For example, this year I know that I will want to know about residential energy credits and the long distance excise tax credit. This is additional money that can be in your pocket.

Reviewing The Hp Pavilion Dm1z

A few weeks ago, I was able to borrow a colleague’s HP Pavilion dm1z laptop and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the device. Most people assume that smaller laptops are incapable of stacking up to the bigger ones, but it seems as though the dm1z is a surprise powerhouse. At under 3.5 pounds, this device is lightweight and small. It boasts some great features though. With that in mind, here is a review of the HP Pavilion dm1z.

The Best Offerings From the HP Pavilion dm1z

This dm1z is an 11-inch laptop that is priced at around $450. With over 8 hours of battery life, the dm1z is one of the longest lasting computers out there. It features a powerful processor and graphics card that will surprise plenty of users. HP’s device is resistant to heating up, so it isn’t going to be that hot on someone’s lap. On top of that, it features an HDMI port, High Definition capabilities, and much more. HP really chose to pack on the features for this device.

Without a doubt, the processor on this device is incredibly powerful and will beat most other laptops with ease. The graphics card is powerful enough to almost be able to play some of the bigger video games for PCs, but it won’t actually do so. Still, other small laptops won’t even boot up such games. Browsing and typing with the dm1z is simple because the device features a full keyboard. There is plenty more to like about this version of the Pavilion too.

Some Minor Issues

The only major issue with the HP Pavilion dm1z is the fact that it doesn’t support 3G or 4G yet. However, this laptop computer will soon be getting an upgrade that will allow it to run on 3G networks from Verizon and AT T.; As expected, the dm1z isn’t exactly as powerful as some laptops, so gaming and intensive programming are out of the question. There are no major issues with this device though, which is surprising because smaller laptop computers are notorious for certain problems, such as low battery life or a lack of power or even a lack of features. According to computer repair company, this laptop is not usually brought to them by their customers because this device has really great features and durable quality. Overall, this device has just some minor issues that can be addressed or fixed with the help of professionals.

Is it worth buying?

Anybody who uses a laptop for gaming, programming, or other intensive tasks won’t want to give the HP Pavilion dm1z a try. On the other hand, individuals that are looking for a small and portable computer that can be used just about anywhere, including tight spaces, will love using this device. It’s compact, powerful, full of battery life, and more. High Definition will be enticing for some users while the lightness of the device will attract others. Undoubtedly, there is a lot to like about this device and very little to despise. It’s worth a shot for just about anyone.

Declutter Without The Dumpster

Spring cleaning your home often includes decluttering. Eco-friendly decluttering doesn’t always end with a trip to the dumpster. While decluttering and cleaning your home, keep in mind ways to repurpose, recycle or reuse an item.

1 Donate Books 

For all you fellow book lovers out there, I know how the books can pile up beyond your means of proper storage. You loved them when you bought them, but somehow they have just added to the clutter and they have to go. Consider donating to your local library, school or women’s shelters. One of these places can usually put the books to good use or they will sell them to benefit the organization.

2 Donate Magazines 

Elementary school teachers love to receive magazines. They use them for the children to cut out pictures and it helps out our underpaid educators to provide materials for their class to use in lessons.

3 Donate Clothing 

Clothing is very much in need at homeless shelters, women’s shelters or you can donate them to Goodwill or a similar organization. The clothing will go on to another life and provide much needed resources to someone in need.

4 Dispose of Chemicals, Oils and Other Hazardous Materials Properly 

Don’t just throw these types of items in the trash. Make sure you take them to an authorized processing center for these items. Most oil can be taken to your local auto parts store for disposal.

5 Donate Furniture 

For gently used furniture, you can donate it so that someone else can benefit from it. Check with your local charities before bringing it to them, as some of them do not accept items of furniture, such as the Purple Heart donation stations

6 Host a Sale or Neighborhood Swap 

Have a garage sale or host a neighborhood swap, so everyone can get rid of something they don’t need and bring home something they do. You can make a few extra bucks with a garage sale and donate the leftovers.

7  Purge Your Pantry 

This is a good time to clean out the pantry and donate things that you aren’t using. I myself have bought condensed milk with the good intentions of making pies with it and I just never have the time. I would rather donate those types of items so someone can get some use of them before they are no longer useable.

8 Consign Your Clothes 

If you have some really nice clothing items that you just can’t part with because of their quality and value, but you no longer use them; consider a consignment shop. Women’s and children’s clothing in gently used condition is especially in demand at consignment shops.

9 Recycle Whatever Possible 

Before you throw something in the trash, find out if your community offers recycling. My city has curbside recycling cans for each resident to use as they would a trash can so that we can have our recyclables picked up weekly. Other cities have recycling facilities that you bring the items to yourself.

10 Repurpose When Possible 

Perhaps you have a neighbor who uses those milk jugs or soda bottles in the garden to start seedlings. Find out who you know that has a creative use for your clutter before you clutter up the landfill with it.

With these amazing tips, you can certainly save a lot of money from availing dumpster rental Pomona, ca. You can also help other people for giving old books for example. Also, it will make your life easier and convenient. You no longer have to worry for more mess around your place.

Painting with Colored Judgment – The Art of Judging Others Through Our Own Experiences and Mistakes

Everyone has an opinion. It is what defines us as who and what we are. Our experiences in life also define us as who and what we are, as well as what we become. It is what we choose to do with those experiences, forming them into the basis of who we are and what we stand for, which creates a masterpiece on display to others which allows them to subjectively choose how they view us. If you are new to this field and want to learn more about it then you can click on https://www.paintingkits.net/ and learn how you can praise and criticize any artwork with the help of your experience and insight. 

Ironically, people often forget that experiences color our opinions with the hues of the rainbow, and tend to use their personalized masterpieces of painted judgment as measures by which they demand others should live.

Judgment is such a fickle concept that idioms, clichés, and all manners of warning and advice have been passed on through the wisdom of ages past. These phrases have been bandied about so often that they have lost true meaning somewhere in the shuffle of repetitive neglect.

“Judge not, lest ye be judged.” (Biblical)

“Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.” (Unknown Cheyenne Quote)

“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.” (Ian Percy)

It is the last that brilliantly defines the hues of the judgment we paint. Sometimes we forget, in the excitement and passion of our own experiences, that what may be right for us may not necessarily be right, or even attainable by others. An excerpt from my book, Sacred Steps, explains this idea using a campfire as an analogy for one of the strongest and most arguably volatile topics-God/religion:

“When we sit around that campfire…we perceive it from many different views, depending on where we are sitting. For each of us, it appears so beautiful, so beneficial from our viewpoint, we want to share our view of it with others…We can become so caught up, even entranced or obsessed by that beauty…it stands to follow that we want everybody to see what we are seeing…

“Even if we can get them to sit in our exact place to view the fire, it doesn’t mean they will be looking in the same place we were, so their perception will be slightly different, have a different focus, no matter how slight, then what ours is…”

I find it saddening to watch physical health buffs look down and judge those who are not physically fit-coloring them lazy without bothering to find out whether there might be a medical reason behind their physical shape or appearance. In the same vein, there are those who judge the food that others consume because of its unhealthy nature, without considering the cost difference between healthy eating and survival eating. I know of mothers who can feed a family of five for sustainable, less than healthy eating, at the same cost some single individuals spend on themselves for the organic, wholesome fare.

It is all too easy for someone with insurance to say to someone who has the sniffles, “You should go to the doctor,” when with the cost of medical benefits these days, many families cannot afford the luxury. And make no mistake…what some people consider to be a necessity, such as medical insurance, for low-income families who make just enough to put them above state income guidelines for provided health care and continually struggle to keep a roof over their heads and feed their families with no assistance, it is a luxury.

With all of the marketing hype out there, it is easy to forget that new and improved is not always better. Sometimes the tried and true proves to be more stable than passing fads. What may bring pleasure to one may cause an irritating rash for another. Regardless of my own personal patriotism and spiritual beliefs, this same could be said of our excitement to share our patriotism and religious beliefs with the rest of the world. An interesting perspective came to life for me during a discussion I recently had with a traveling musician.

His comment was, “Our country and our ways of doing things have only been around for a couple of hundred years as a cultural and political ideal. Those we are wishing to ‘help’ into a new era have had cities and cultural beliefs that in some cases have survived thousands of years.”

It really brought home to me the color of judgment. A good comparative analogy in this instance might be America as the teenager with a whole new style of music for their generation. Those who have been around longer (the figurative parents), are not used to the loud noise of the next generation’s style. To them, it is just another fad. Sometimes fads take root and become a staple of our society; sometimes they fade away. Sometimes they leave an irritating rash because it did not mix well with the chemistry of the individual or group of individuals.

Life is all a matter of perspective. Everything we are is mixed as colors on the palette of our experiences and painted to the canvas of our personal judgment. Like any creation that evokes an emotional response, the end result is subjective. My masterpiece seems to be a little like Picasso in his weird years, definitely open to interpretation and personal taste. The question each individual should ask themselves is: “What does your masterpiece say to others?”

Relationship Advice: How to Heal After Being Cheated On

When I suffered my first serious heartbreak, I felt like I would never date again. I was afraid of feeling the pain and disappointment of breaking up again. My ‘best’ pal Rachael introduced me to Wiley, a friend of hers. After a few weeks of hanging out and spending hours on the telephone, we were officially a couple. I will admit, although I liked him very much, I wasn’t in love with him.

Months went by, and we were getting serious with each other. We spent lots of time together, We were an ideal couple. We had fun together, our relationship was passionate, he was kind and sweet. What more could I ask for? As time went on Wiley asked me to move in with him, I was seriously considering it. I began staying at his apartment frequently, and falling in love.

Then came the day when my feelings began to deepen and change and suddenly I started seeing him as much more than a friend and was seriously smitten, something that I had not felt even in my previous relationship and the weekend spent with him were some of the best moments of my life to cherish and I felt that he would look for Cialis Deutschland if things went on like this.

After a long weekend together, Wiley left his pager at my house. He had gone to visit his Grandma in Indiana for a few days, and asked me to hang onto the pager. Later that day, I noticed Rachael had paged him a few times, so I called her to tell her Wiley was out of town, and when he called me later I would have him call her. She said “Oh, uh, you two are back together?” I said “We have been together, who said we broke up?” She said “Wiley told me he asked you to move in, and you said no, so he broke up with you.” I said “Not quite, thats weird.” Rachael said “Yeah, I think so too. Wiley has been with me for two weeks now! We have been sleeping together for like a year and a half, but we are a couple now…”

I was devastated, first of all why would a good friend hook me up with her lover? Why would he tell her we had broken up? What the heck! He had been cheating on both of us! To my satisfaction, Rachael broke up with Wiley right away, as he was a worthless guy. I waited for a few days, and I said “Wiley, you are a jerk, Why would you lead me on, while sleeping with my friend?” Wiley said “I was not sleeping with her, she is a liar! I love you!” I said “Well, love me from a distance, it is over!”

I walked away from Wiley, he had betrayed me and lied to me. Wiley broke my heart for about 5 minutes, but I am glad that it ended. Had I not ended the relationship, Wiley would have continued cheating and I could have gotten a disease, or been trapped in a horrible relationship.

After Wiley cheated on me, I realized I deserved a better man.

Behr Paint Colors for a Coffee House Style Dining Room

The elegance of a rich and romantic coffee house can be brought into the dining room of your home with the use of Behr paint colors. A combination of Behr paint colors and rich and dark woods will make the dining room feel like an elegant and inspiring place for the entire family. These Behr paint colors can be used together with accents of gold and wood tones to create an elegant coffee house style dining room in the home.

Behr Paint Colors for a Coffee House Style Dining Room: Gold Buff from Behr paints is a rich gold that is muted for a perfect coffee house wall color. It really pairs well with shiny gold accents throughout the room for a truly coffee-inspired room. Gold Buff from Behr paints also pairs well with the Ralph Lauren paint colors Chandelier Dore and Lafayette.

Behr Paint Colors for a Coffee House Style Dining Room: Leapfrog is that lime green tone with a hint of gold that is found in so many elegant designs. This Behr paint color is the perfect accent wall color to bring out the bright hues of the gold in the room. It also pairs well with many of the latest trends in dining ware such as hand-painted dishes and glassware.

Behr Paint Colors for a Coffee House Style Dining Room: Bear Rug is a deep coffee tone that is a must-have in any coffee house inspired dining room. The deep dark brown tone is perfect for an accent wall or for small areas of the room to add richness. This Behr paint color really pairs just perfectly with the golds of a coffee house style dining room and Leapfrog can be used to contrast the light to the dark in the room.

Behr Paint Colors for a Coffee House Style Dining Room: In the coffee house style dining room, try pairing the bright and shiny gold objects with some earthy toned items in the robust coffee colors that we all love so much. If the Leapfrog green is too bright for you it can easily be toned down by adding Bear Rug to an adjacent wall or hanging dark coffee-colored curtains on the same wall. Remember that these Behr paint colors can be used on the floors as well if you do not have carpet to bring a true coffee house inspired collection of color and flavor into the dining room!

Contrast the bright with the dark to add flair and elegance to the coffee house style dining room. Use Behr paint colors to inspire the accessories in the room and pair deep rich wood tones with the gold hues from Behr paints such as Gold Buff for an entirely elegant feel. Besides that, you also have the option of choosing the best coffee for your business. Get nanyang coffee which is one of the best and delicious coffee that you can get for your coffee-shop. 

 

The Witcher 2- Probably The Game Of The Year

I have to say i loved the first ”Witcher” and i finished it 2 times.The thing i liked most about the game was the story-line.It was absolutely amazing and had so many twists and turns that kept you near your computer for hours.

For those who do not know ”The Witcher” is an action role-playing game based on the books of ”Andrzej Sapkowski” a polish fantasy writer .The main character in the story,the books and games is Geralt of Rivia and his endeavors against the monsters as well as the political conflicts between the humans and the outcasts(elves and dwarfs).

Now about the second game: When i bought the game and started installing it i was anxious to start.It seems the long wait was worth it.The first time you enter the world you are amazed at the detail the technical team put in this game.Although it eats resources like crazy and you need a decent rig to play it at its fullest the game has amazing visual effects and sights.The story starts in Temeria when you need to help King Foltest in his ambush of a fortress.Long story-short the king gets killed and you are framed for murdering him.After that you must clean your name and also catch the real assassin. I won’t reveal much of the story because it is one of the game’s strong points and there’s no sense in spoiling it.

The game has 14 endings and every decision you make in the game will be important in the end.The game has 3 chapters,prologue and epilogue.The 2nd chapter which is also the longest one can be played entirely different depending on the choices you make at the end of chapter 1.The game is not too long in itself but the action is condensed and because your choices can change everything in the game it also has a great replay value.

The game-play is based on combination of attacks and also spells that are called ”signs”.Even though the combat at first seems difficult you get the hang of it pretty fast and you have so many options in combat including :poisons,weapon oils,bombs and traps that i don’t think you’ll get bored of it.Your character also grows in level and you can take 3 different paths in the game:The alchemy path based mostly on potions you create before combat with ingredients you find all over the world,the Swordsmanship path based on melee combat and the sign path based on magic.On my first play-trough i used mostly the Swordsmanship with very few points in the Sign path and i found it pretty difficult on the ”normal” setting.Of course you can always change it to ”easy” if you can’t get past some fights.

The soundtrack was also good,fit for the setting this game was based on and it really gets you pumped on adrenaline at boss fights In order to Buy pokemon go accounts, the players should be aware about the benefits of the account. There will be handling of multiple games at single account of Pokemon go

As a conclusion i have to say Witcher 2 is the best game i played this year and one of the only RPG’s that stay true to that meaning.Role-playing is an integral part of this genre and you can really put yourself in Geralt’s skin with every choice you make in the game.

Finding And Buying Organic Meat From Young Farmers

In this day and age, we hear so much about “organic” food products, but what does organic really mean? Is organic food products really worth the exorbitant amount that is on the price tag, or is it possible to find a less expensive version?

“Organic” in the use of food products usually means without hormones, pesticides or antibiotics. In a commercial setting this can be a difficult task for a farmer, and so the high-price tag is validated. There is another way to obtain hormone-free, antibiotic-free meat without the price tag, and you may even be able to “write-it-off” on your taxes. The meat, however, may not be certified, you will have to operate on trust.

Many communities support youth clubs such as, 4-H, Young Farmers or Future Farmers of America (FFA). All of these clubs encourage children in various forms of Agriculture, mostly through animal projects. Many of the animals that are being grown by these young Americans are raised hormone and antibiotic free, but since they are only raising one or two animals at a time, they can not obtain organic certification; a long, expensive and arduous process.

There are many types of animal projects that eventually provide food stock. Beef, Pork and Lambs are the main animals which will result in meat products. Once the animal has reached the end of it’s showing season these animals are either placed on an auction block, or sold privately.

Purchasing an animal for food from a young ag student can benefit you, as well as the student, in many ways. First of all, you will purchase the animal by weight, usually measured as ‘on the hoof’. You will pay a lesser amount this way, even though it will seem like a lot. A whole calf would last the average family about two years, so you may want to consider sharing the cost with a friend or family member.

Once the animal is purchased, it will be sent for processing. Many auctions already have butchers waiting for the auctioned livestock at the sale. If you purchased the animal privately, then processing will be left up to individual choice. Because the processing will be done locally, you will know exactly where your meat is coming from. It will most likely be processed in a smaller capacity butcher shop, than commercial beef, leaving less chance of contamination.

The monies from this sale will benefit the young seller in many ways, i.e. college money, money to start another animal project, etc. These types of transactions also help these young people learn life skills in dealing with money. It is a great benefit to ag students who are planning a career in farming.

The money that is spent purchasing one of these animals may also be considered tax-deductible, but you will need to check with your tax preparer for clarification of this. If you own your own company and purchase the animal at auction, your company name is usually given sponsorship advertising in the local papers, i.e. free advertising. A complete advertising will be done for herbs as medicine for good immune system. It will not cause any side-effect on the digestive system of the person. A proper planning should be done through the experts.

Another benefit for you the buyer, aside from obtaining low cost organic meats, is that you choose your cuts and packaging sizes. The butcher will customize this to suit your family’s needs. You choose the steak’s thickness and number per package, as well as the poundage for roasts. The meat usually comes labeled for easy choosing at meal time.

There are so many advantages to buying your “organic” meats this way, that how could anyone purchase meat from a store again?! The benefits are innumerable for all involved and best of all, your encouraging young American farmers in their desire to provide food for your table.

Best Sources Of Healthful Proteins

There are two main areas of food from which to get a good dose of healthful and beneficial proteins. The first area is from the all natural route; the other area comes from the human made route. In the case of healthful proteins both are viable options and in some cases the human made products that deliver protein pack more into every bite then nature ever could.

But first lets take a look at what nature in it’s pure form has to offer. Fish and seafood are both excellent sources of protein. Salmon while somewhat fattier then most other fish, contains high amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids and high amounts of protein which combined is like a powerhouse of goodness for your body. Poultry from the white meat category is also high in protein, a meal of grilled chicken (not fried) can be tasty and good for you.

Moving on from poultry, when it comes to healthy proteins, it is hard to leave out superfood powder as these supplements are regularly consumed by bodybuilders as they consider it an important part of their diet that keeps them going in the gym by sweating it out for hours and hours in order to get a lean body with no fat and a lot of speed and agility in performing various everyday tasks.

Beans and Soy also contain high amounts of protein, plus beans are also a good source of fiber which means you’ll feel fuller quicker. Surprisingly lean beef is also a good source of protein plus zinc and B12. The same holds true of pork as being a good source of protein. Peanuts also contain high levels of protein, however due to their high fat content they (and peanut butter) should be consumed in moderation.

Milk, cheese, and yogurt are also good sources of not only protein but also calcium. Sticking to low or non-fat versions of these items can help you get a lot of protein and calcium without the fat. Eggs are also a good source of protein and are inexpensive. While consuming too much egg can lead to high cholesterol, adults can safely consume one egg daily and still get all the benefits without the risks.

Now on to the man made side of things. Of course the best choices in this section will be those made from natural ingredients. Take for example Kashi foods which are made with many grains that are natural and supplemented with additional protein, fiber, and other good for you things. On the go you can choose from a huge variety of protein shakes and protein bars but one should be aware that many of these pack a lot of carbs which is not good if you are not highly active. For active individuals and those that exercise regularly, these protein bars are great pick me ups and give enough energy to get through a workout after a long day. For those who aren’t as active, going for the simpler bars such as Nature Valley and Kashi will give you that full feeling plus protein and vitamins without as many carbs as the power and full protein bars. All of these to go supplements tend to cost more per serving then the other natural options.

Proteins are an important part of any diet and can be found in a variety of foods for relatively little money. Combined with other healthful nutrients, proteins help maintain a healthy, active body.

Apple Falls Far From Tree: Anticipated New Gadget Proves Merely One Dimensional

With technology skyrocketing, people can only wonder what will come next. but for now, many set their eyes upon a new generation of iPods, the iPad. The iPad came out on April 3rd and is already making its way toward the top of the “must-have” list. New apps specially designed for this product, regenerated technology, multi-touch and much more create a product that is a must touch!

Over the years, Apple has made its way through some of the greatest inventions, yet the iPad is, in fact, a huge disappointment. If you are one of the people that are disappointed with all the changes and upgrades on the new iPad then you can share your though online with other people that did not like this new product either at https://www.dfydaily.com/.

One of the only joys found in the iPad was the size. It is much easier to view pictures, web, games, and mail. With a 9.7 inch screen (measured diagonally) and weighing 1.5 pounds, the iPad is easy to carry around. It claims the part of “laptop” with an edge but in reality, it is just an enlarged iPhone.

Sad to say, the iPad disappointed many in other areas. Its only useful function was fun and size. It has quickly become more of a literary device rather than a computer. Of course, using the iPad to surf the web, store hundreds of photos, read, and play games are great, but when it comes down to doing business, many could not see the iPad fulfilling the job. Compared to everyday laptops, the iPad doesn’t stand a chance. Laptops, whether they come from Apple, Dell, or Acer are able to install programs that the iPad is not suitable for. For many, time on the computer is spent doing work and/or designing, of which the iPad could do neither.

The more iPad was handled, the more realization came as to how little could be done. The question came into mind, “What about webcams, picture taking, and video recording?” Even the iPad Nano has a camera, why doesn’t the new iPad? In a way that is part of the fun, Apple provides in the iPod family.

A few other disappointments were the battery life span, not being able to run more than one program at a time, not supporting flash, and a few minor/major problems that make the iPad just an overgrown iPhone. Over the different generations of iPod, battery life has been one of the major problems many complain about. The iPad is able to stay “awake” up to 10 hours while surfing the web, listening to music, or watching videos and only 9 hours while surfing the web using a 3G network.

Pricing has been a bit of a problem as well. Even though the cost of the iPad is better than paying over $1,000 for a Mac Book, it is still pricey, starting at $499. Many don’t realize they are paying hundreds of more dollars for an iPhone with a growth spurt!

You would think after 10 years in the making, that the iPad would have been a bit more suitable than it is now. If you are a web surfer, gamer, photo keeper, and social networking fan, then the iPad probably would be a great resource for you. But for others like me, who want an actual computer, which the iPad has falsely claimed itself to be, stick with a Mac Book Pro and keep your iPhone in hand!