Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New favorite app!

I really like jazz piano, so this one is being used a lot! Can't get enough of it. :-). Can multitask while listening too!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More iPad peeves...

Yeah, there are one or two more gripes. A big one is the iPad keyboard. It really goes back to iOS, which is after all designed for phones. Thus the less than completely useful keyboard, that one net reviewer called "a frustration for touch typists.". Indeed it is. The details. The keyboard has three layers, with the numbers on layer two and symbols such as the equal sign and slash and brackets on layer three. So to insert a number sign takes three taps forward and two taps back again. Apostrophes. Require a sliding-and-hold motion on the exclamation key, which I often get wrong because you have to hold it for a two full seconds for it to appear. Same with capital letters. And don't forget that punctuation characters are in all the wrong places, different from any other keyboard in fact, leading to some disorientation when going from iPad to desktop computer and vice versa.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another benefit of having a jailbroken iPad

Note the this iPad email through the Mail client is sending an attachment, something a non-jailbroken iPad cannot do. Cool, huh?

Friday, August 3, 2012

At last! Found a way around the dreaded tabletized webpage!

In a previous post I bemoaned the unfortunate forcing of "mobile" versions of websites on tablet users. I even downloaded a patch that was supposed to tweak the iOS and fool the server into thinking the iPad was a desktop. Didn't work very often. Now however I have a new browser, DiigoBrowser, and hooray! The USPS site is once again normal! Scroll down two posts back and you'll see what I see when I use any other browser.