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Member since 19 Sep 2010
Member from Napier
Have a look in App store for SCO tutor for iPad - was free and a good source of info. Seem 2 recall he did one show on printing from iPad.
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
Thanks. Just down loaded the user guide that will give me a bit of reading material for an hour or 3.
But I will look that up too!
Here it is in my App Store;
This one might be easier to see;
Thanks for going to the trouble MM. Much appreciated!
I will have leave it to tomorrow to try though as I'm too tired to think properly just at present, got to have a lie down.
Thanks MM, BUT, it only comes up on my iMac but not on my iPad. If I try to down load it to my iMac it just tells me that it requires OS 10.7.
I would have thought the it being for iPad it would be in the iPad App Store? Anyway I'm not able as yet to work out hooking the pair up and syncing them. as the Mainland add says "These things take time".
We will get there in the end though just yakes longer as I spend half my time sleeping.
Member since 05 Aug 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
geez fred - I hadn't been in here for a while ..but wish I had.
I recently bought one of those external hard drives on special from warehouse stationery..and have been busy doing backups...and setting it up so it's bootable in case my internal drive should ever fail.
With my download manager Ive also been busy updating software on my iMac. I've yet to do itunes (Im not a great fan of it so I always leave that one to last.) Most of the updates I've found direct links to the actual files via macupdate.com... but two I've only found within in the macupdate..so cant use the download manager. I tried the usual way but with about 5 minutes to go the dial up connection failed - grrr.
But I'll try your download 'test', fred ..and see if that works. It's only a driver update..so no biggie. Oddly it is listed on macupdate but its shown as a 300mb file not 30mb as in the mac software update. (Perhaps their listing includes al printers not just the canon one.)
by the way - Ive been using that reader heaps.. and my way to keep copies is to do a select all n copy then paste into 'textedit'. I can remove any pics or sections I don't need then save as a pdf...though sometimes the page breaks aren't always in an ideal spot.
Hey Bryan - is that the ipad 2 you bought. I've been looking at those ..and wondering how well they'd do as a ereader. Ive been playing with them a bit in warehouse stationery with other pads on display. If you stand back and look at them all the other pads have lots of finger marks visible on them.. but not so much on the ipad. It gets used just as much but the surface must be better I guess.. or maybe it as just my viewing angle.
Id also been looking at those vigo pads. Told the assistant they claimed to have the same screen as the ipad 2. He ran the same utube video on both the vigo and the ipad 2 - side by side.
Geez the difference was so minimal it was hard to pick any difference..
hey anyone here got one of those ipod touch devices? wondered how they found it when used as a reader?
bb the iPad and iPh use Gorilla Glass which was developed by Corning Ware just for Apple. When it comes to ebooks apple will run Kindle, eReader and iBooks but if your sole use is reading then a Kindle device may be preferable due to the different technology which allows reading in strong sunlight, which is restricted on most touch screen devices.
I used a Palm for eReader initially then moved all over to my iPhone so have read many books on that screen quite happily using Kindle App, eReader App and iBooks app. But if making phone calls is not a requirement then i would suggest if u go the Apple way, the iPad gives much more screen real estate. Also if you already have books in electronic form then a computer with Calibre on it will allow you to change the formats for your preferred reader.
Hope that helps a bit.
Ta for that mm. Funnily enough I was looking at a ipad on display in a different store this afternoon.. and it was as messy with finger prints as the other display items. maybe folks in that area have stickier fingers - ha.
Didn't know about the sunlight factor re. readers but had heard its better for night reading..the light doesn't simulate the brain as other devices do so one sleeps better.
I use an old ipaq 112 as my reader. Find it handy for late reading in bed as one doesn't need a light that may keep one's missus awake.
I rather like the idea of a multi-functional device rather than just being soley a reader (thought I see there are some that do show movies as well.)
Yes - those ipads are nice but I quite like the compact size of the ipod touch (which is more within my price range).. and that retina display sounds good.. though I've never yet viewed one.
I've been tossing up between one of those or the vigo 7 inch pad. (With recent sales there's only $50 difference.) Using an imac the itouch has a lot of compatibility factors.. but the vigo has versatility with expansion ports and also a larger screen.
It sounds like your iphone is perfectly adequate as a reader..which suggests the itouch will be too as I think they have the same retina screens.
Have yet to make the move to retina display but having had a play with a MacBook Pro in the shop, i can see that they are a 'must have' for anyone into photos and videos. Having used the LCD displays for years i thought the difference was a major step forward, other manufacturers will be rushing to copy for sure.
Hi BB, I think MM has covered most of the points, the iPad I brought is the "New" iPad, why they didn't call it the iPad 3 I don't know or even try to guess but it's probably got a "Money" reason. So far I'm still learning to drive it but will say that I cannot see it replacing a computer anytime soon as although they compliment each other they each have their good points and do different things.
We were tempted to get an iPad 2 at the runout price and save $200 but on thinking about it decided it still a lot of money and may soon wish we had got the up to date model and you only live once so may as well die broke.
I'll be interested to know which way you go and the reasons for.
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