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Do you use your iPhone, iPod or iPad on the holidays?

Do you use your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on the holidays?

It's a holiday weekend for many of us, so here's the question -- are you using your iPhone, iPod, or iPad? For some, this is a deeply religious time and electronics or simply distractions have no place in it. For others, it's just a few extra days off work or school and they'll be spent browsing and gaming even more than usual. Even in religious families, traditionalists might eschew using any gadgets this weekend while modernists might use them to enhance their observances. Even in non-religious families, together time might mean no-gadgets allowed, while for others gadgets might be family entertainment for all. iMore is a technology site and an iOS enthusiast site and we're lucky to have a really rich, really diverse community of users. There are no right or wrong answers here (unless you tell us the iPads are going away so the JooJooPads can come out!). We're just curious to find out how you're spending your Easter, Passover, or long weekend?

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Are you using iCloud? [Poll]

iCloud has been called Apple's key to the next decade, an online hub in the clouds to replace the outdated Mac hub in your home -- but are you using it? Introduced alongside iOS 5, iCloud was the subject of Steve Jobs' final keynote appearance and the way Apple finally "cut-the-cord" to iTunes and kicked off their Post-PC era.

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How do you use a stylus with your iPad or iPhone? [Poll]

Do you use a stylus with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad? We all know Steve Jobs called them "yuck!" but that was back when Apple was eager to differentiate themselves from the nasty, eye-pokey resistive needles of the past. Now that iOS has been embraced by artists and architects, developers and designers, note-takers and annotators, and gamers, styli are making a comeback.

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How often should the App Store ask for your iTunes password? [Poll]

How often should the App Store ask for your iTunes password?

When you buy an app or game in the App Store, book in the iBookstore, or music, movies or TV shows in iTunes, you're asked for your iTunes password before the transaction goes through and the download begins. That's important when there's money involved. As the great Smurf berry scandal of 2011 taught us, you can never be too careful when it comes to preventing unintentional or unauthorized purchases -- that's why Apple now requires a password for every in-app purchase. But what about when there's no money on the line? What about when you're not buying something but just downloading a free app or game, or free song or feature? Should iTunes still ask for your password? What about when you're simply updating an app or game? Should iTunes ask then?

Some people, really security conscious people, would probably prefer iTunes ask for a password any time it does anything, always. Better safe than sorry. Who knows who could be using your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad after all, from a friend to a colleague to a spouse to a child to a friend's colleague's spouse's child. You really want to risk $100 in Hello Kitty apps suddenly showing upon your Home screen?

Other people, really convenience-oriented people, would probably like iTunes to ask for a password as little as possible. Maybe never. If you're the only one who ever uses your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, and it never leaves a place you control, then why should you be bothered by having to enter in a password every time an app has a minor bug fix update?

Personally, I'd like a choice (big surprise, right?) Give me a Settings option for "always ask", or "only ask for paid transactions". I don't think "never ask" is safe, so I'm fine with that not being there. What about you? How often do you think iTunes should ask for your password?

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Which social networks do you use regularly on your iPhone and iPad?

Which social networks do you use regularly on your iPad?Which social networks do you use regularly on your iPhone?

There are several popular social networks on the web and they all have iPhone apps, and many have iPad apps (or the iPhone app can be used in 2x mode on the iPad). Which ones do you use, and if you have both and iPhone or iPod touch and an iPad, do you use them all the same on both? Are there any you prefer using on on iPhone as opposed to iPad, or vice versa? Any you use on one you don't use at all on the other?

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Does your new iPad get warm? [Poll]

Does your new iPad get warm? And is it a problem?

We first noticed our new iPads were getting a little warm on the lower left side right after we got them, but only because previous iPads had always stayed so cool. For years our MacBooks have burned under Flash and our iPhones have become tiny space heaters when tethering or using turn-by-turn GPS, so no big deal. You can't pack that big a screen, that high a capacity battery, that screaming a graphics chip, and that fast an LTE radio into a case almost the same size and not have all that power go somewhere, right?

The new iPads higher running temperature been confirmed by scientific testing now, and addressed in a quote from Apple, but that hasn't stopped the headlines tripping all over themselves already.

Luckily, iPads will cool down when we stop downloading or stop playing, but the dumb headlines will last forever.

In the meantime, we wanted to do our own poll of the iMore Nation and find out what our community of iOS enthusiasts thought of the issue. How hot is your iPad running? And is it too hot?

Is this just one more mainstream media attempt to get Apple into a fake-gate, or is the heat a real issue that deserves attention and will need to be further addressed?

Vote in the poll up top and let me know your thoughts in the comments, and in our new iPad forums!

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What do you think of your new iPad? [Poll]

What do you think of your new iPad?

So what do you think of your new iPad? Whether you waited by the door for UPS or FedEX, or waited in line like iMore and Mobile Nations, if you scored a new iPad today we want to know what you think of it!

Did it blow you away and make you think you were finally holding the future in your hands? Was it better than you expected your eyes not believing the quality of the Retina display or LTE speeds? Was it just what you expected, no more, no less? Did it disappoint you in some way? Or was it just simply the worst thing Apple ever spat from their cauldron?

We want to hear your take, so vote in the poll up top and then jump into our iPad forum reviews thread and give us your full take.

(Who knows, if you say something just so completely spot on, we might even have to quote you in the official iMore review!)

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How is your battery life and performance with iOS 5.1? [Poll]

iOS 5.1 has been out for several days now, so it's time to ask -- how's it working for you? Did it fix any bugs or battery life issues you were having with iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? Did it make performance better on your older original iPad or iPhone 3GS? Did any of the new features like even faster camera access and Photo Stream photo deletion make you life easier?

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What new devices will Apple announce tomorrow?

Apple will almost certainly announce their next generation tablet tomorrow, the iPad 3 (now rumored to perhaps be called the iPad HD, but what other devices will Apple announce?

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What are you expecting from the iPad 3 event? [Poll]

Okay iMore nations, we've given you our complete iPad 3 event preview and gone through pretty much much every hardware and software rumor we could think of -- so now it's your turn! Next Wednesday, March 7, when the Apple execs take the keynote stage, what are you expecting them to show off for the iPad 3?

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