I'm not sure you understand the iAds concept. Apple created an ad framework that developers can use to serve advertisements within their apps. If you don't download and use ad-support applications, then you won't ever see an iAd.
If you do see an ad, your anger should be directed at the developer, not Apple. Besides, developers are already using a multitude of ad networks to serve ads in their apps, so this doesn't change anything except to make the ads less intrusive (they don't take you out of the application if you tap on them) and more interactive.
The reloading bit has to do with the limited (relatively) amount of RAM that the iPad has (256M). When memory runs low, the iPad automatically dumps the cache of the page and reloads it from the network when needed. Not much that you can do about that except wait for the next generation models which will undoubtedly have more RAM. I agree on the overall "tab" experience. It's painful and one of the weakest parts of mobile Safari. I haven't tried it yet, but I have read that Atomic Browser has a good tabbed interface which appears to work the way you want it to. You can find it on the App store.
Since "good" is a subjective term, I'm not sure if that question can be answered. A few of my recent full-album favorites are American Idiot, by Green Day, and Black Holes and Revelations, by MUSE. I'm sure other would have different favorites.
Well, ATV streams YouTube videos and displays Flickr albums, so it's not unheard of for them to partner with a third-party for content. I wouldn't rule it out.
I think there must be vast differences in battery lives among the same model of phone. I also have a 3GS and have no problem watching a 2 hour movie, which uses about 50-60% of a full charge. I keep my screen pretty dim, though, so that might affect it. I hear friends complaining about the battery life, but mine seems pretty strong, so I think there must be some wide variation.
Fuck! If you don't know what your own tech is capable of then, yes, you're doing it wrong. And, being concise != smug.
The iPhone keyboard "pops up" the letter you are currently pressing so you can see it above your finger or thumb. You can move your finger around to different letters and the keypress won't register until you lift your finger.
Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto-Correction
Been there since v. 2.2
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