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Title: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 03, 2011, 06:43:21 PM
iPad and iPhone are becoming popular, and some of us use them to view the forum and have watched the cam before.

This topic is for us to help each other with helpful tips.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 03, 2011, 06:44:50 PM
Always turn your iphone to landscape(sideways) when possible to obtain larger keyboard.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 03, 2011, 07:08:08 PM
LOL, EMC, I was going to suggest this thread!  Thanks.  Actually, I am on my iPad (as usual :ecsmile) now.  I am without my regular "maccie"  for a few days, so "paddie" will be doing extra duty.  Had to take in maccie for some things to be done and the store was as busy as a beehive!

There are a few drawbacks to paddie.  Namely no flash so sure miss the cams, and I still drive myself crazy on the keyboard.  I like to type with both hands and I am always getting an n or m in between words. Grr.  Guess I somehow swipe or touch them as I am typing.  So I am trying to just use different technique.  And I suppose i may need to buy a word processing program, although I have gotten by so far.  But these are minor issues compared to how great paddie is!  :heart

EMC, thanks for the hint for when I get my iPhone.  I use the landscape mode for all that I can on paddie, so I should be trained I hope.  And I recently discovered that I can wear my polarized sunglasses and still see my screen if it is in landscape mode!  Cannot believe I just figured that one out!  I was going to get some non polarized sunglasses (I wear progressives, so not a minor expense) to use for paddie, now I won't bother!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 03, 2011, 08:09:55 PM
I keep checking for a flash drive ap.  If we got one, could we see the WEcam?  If so, I want to "lobby" for flash drive.

Yes, I keep touching extra or wrong letters too.  Two hand typing is impossible on iphone. One finger is about it, lol.
As a forum guide , I have also locked topics accidentally. :blush
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: NancyM on February 03, 2011, 08:22:20 PM
I have an iPhone now - but I don't use a Mac ...

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 03, 2011, 08:35:02 PM
As Apple products, this seemed like the best place for the topic.

Nancy, welcome to the "Mac side".
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: NancyM on February 03, 2011, 09:21:16 PM
If I had my life to live over ...  :sigh
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on February 04, 2011, 01:30:50 AM
Nancy, welcome to the Mac world too - it just occurred to me that now I have iPad and iPhone, I am part of that world too, which I have been managing to avoid for so long. My daughter is a graphic artist/designer and works on Macs all the time. I have to say, I think the iPad is wonderful and robust, BUT I could never swap it for a PC or laptop. It's more of a useful gadget.

Typing is very hard because I too am a fast touch typist and whilst I can make fast progress on the iPad, I still have to ensure I go back and read because I find lots of mistakes and even the iPad tries to predict - wrongly.

I will be so much more cautious when looking at the Forums with the iPhone. Thanks for setting up this thread. Hope we get lots of tips and tricks, like what's your favourite apps? I'm always on the lookout for a challenging game. I play the solitaire games a lot.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 04, 2011, 10:40:09 AM
Laurad:  I believe you know how to enlarge print.  Can you share this tip?

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 04, 2011, 10:46:37 AM
Favorite Aps:

Atlas: for great maps of the world

CNN: World, national news

The Weather Channel:  You can see the weather for several locations.  Has hourly, 36 hours , and 10 day forcasts.

Voice memos:  really handy, recorded favorite sounds on vacation

Note:  I am a list maker, but can often loose track of my lists. lol
With this ap, I have a Do To List, Grocery List- that I add to as I think of something, then have it at the store.
Notes from Dr visits, etc.  Each on a different page and well organized without bits of paper.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 04, 2011, 11:02:38 AM
Games :
Some of these are easy, fill the time, others are more of a challenge.
Solataire
Sudoku
LineUp2
Bejeweled2
Bubble Shooter
Jewel Magic
Jewel Quest
Jewel Quest Emerald Tear
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 07, 2011, 01:43:55 PM
I am waiting for the FexEx person  :toetap.... my iphone is scheduled to be delivered today!

Thanks for the app info, EMC.  I just love lots of my apps, too!  Now I just have to figure out how to get them all on iphone  :eclol.  I just checked my ipad and I currently have 380 apps, 8,716 photos, and 2,003 songs!  :eceek

If anyone does not have Angry Birds..... it is so much fun!!!  They have a free version you can download to see if you like the game.  I am not sure how easy it would be to play on the iphone screen, but the ipad version is really great.  It is not a universal app, so one you need to purchase for ipad and iphone separately.  The app developers often create new levels and games and you can update the paid app for FREE.  And I am currently totally hooked on "bust a marble" (ipad app free), even though I have completed all levels.

lots of things to discuss here, and I am sure you all will have the answers to all my questions!!!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 07, 2011, 01:48:25 PM
Favorite Aps:

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Voice memos:  really handy, recorded favorite sounds on vacation

Note:  I am a list maker, but can often loose track of my lists. lol
With this ap, I have a Do To List, Grocery List- that I add to as I think of something, then have it at the store.
Notes from Dr visits, etc.  Each on a different page and well organized without bits of paper.

EMC, which note app are you using?  I have a few, but tend to just use the notes that came with ipad (similar to notes in mac mail on macs)  I got a couple that you can use your finger to write, but can't figure out my writing!   :eclol  Think I would need a stylus to write with.  I tend to type my notes.

Has anyone downloaded "Pages" for WP?  Been putting it off, but think it would make my life easier for poems, etc.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on February 07, 2011, 02:07:46 PM
Laurad:  I believe you know how to enlarge print.  Can you share this tip?



iPhone
You probably found it by now..
Settings
General
Accessibility
Large Text - I tried 24 pt and it was all nice and large and readable.

When I plugged the new iPhone into iTunes it immediately downloaded most of the apps I use on the iPad. I only have about 50 at the moment on the iPad, of course quite a few came with the iPad.

One of the first games I downloaded was Angry Birds. The only thing I don't like is that you have to keep repeating the games - I wish it would remember where you left off so you can carry on. I think it's the free version. I like playing games that have levels that you can save and move on.

I found a nice little challenge one that will keep you occupied for a few minutes anyway..

River Test - "Cramzy"  a cute challenge like the fox, chicken and grain getting across the river puzzle. That's the sort of puzzle I like.

I play a lot of solitaire card games.

Sleep Talk - lots of fun if you want to listen to yourself all night to see if you grunt or talk in your sleep. It only records when there is a sound. I discovered I don't talk or snore, but I do turn over about every 20 minutes. :)

I haven't tried Pages yet.

I have downloaded some classic books, but saving them for a rainy day.

My favourite radio station has a website/app and I can listen to them whenever and whenever.

I love the map that shows my location while driving, too.

I have a TV Catch-up app - I don't think I can watch all live channels, but quite a few.

I've got Skype and Windows Messenger.

I have Teamviewer so I can access my PC when I'm away.

All of these things on iPad - have not discovered to many uses for iPhone yet, but given the choice, I would obviously use the iPad.

I love "brushes" I think I paid for it - you can "paint" with your fingers! It's amazing.

What's the best way to keep the glass clean?


Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 07, 2011, 02:50:38 PM
from Laurad's post:
One of the first games I downloaded was Angry Birds. The only thing I don't like is that you have to keep repeating the games - I wish it would remember where you left off so you can carry on. I think it's the free version. I like playing games that have levels that you can save and move on.

I don't get your post, Laurad?  In angry birds, if there are levels you have not opened, they are shown as locked.  The level you have open, but may not have completed, shows open without any stars.  Completed levels (which you can choose to play again or not as you wish) show one, two, or three stars.  Any of the games may be accessed, and then within them, any level that you have completed or are working on.  The free version only has one game, but has 12 levels to play.  Accessing works the same, just press the level you want to play (unless it is locked).  I like that I can go back and try to improve my scores (some I only have one or two stars  :ecsad and I like to have three stars  :ecwink).  Once a level is completed (even if only one star), you can access the next locked level.  You don't have to go back to level one each time to play.  If there a different UK only version?  I have five angry birds games on my ipad.  :eclol  Oh no, I am so not hooked.....

ps  if you want to stop a level without completing it, you can press the pause and you will get a menu.  the bubble with the sideways exclamation points will let you choose the same level or any other unlocked level
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on February 07, 2011, 03:00:42 PM
Thank you luvthebirds, I guess I never looked closely at all of the stars etc.. going to have a bit more fun with it now. I thought I had to keep starting from the beginning each time. Another fun one is "cut the rope" have you seen that?

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 07, 2011, 03:34:59 PM
I am using the "note" that came with the iphone.  Type is used.

My iphone is not the latest, can't create movies, so can't use Skype.
I'll look for "angry birds"and the other game mentioned.
To clean any Apple screen, use iKlear spray with micro fiber cloth or other cloths mentioned on label.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 07, 2011, 03:44:14 PM
iPhone
You probably found it by now..
Settings
General
Accessibility
Large Text - I tried 24 pt and it was all nice and large and readable.
 
I don't find Accessibility on my model. :(



Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on February 07, 2011, 04:33:36 PM
Oh dear.. sorry emc.. but I would have thought that increasing the size of text would have been a given thing no matter what model. We don't all have perfect vision. I think mine is iPhone 4.

What did you mean when you said "Type is used"?

I'm using a bottle of screen clean that we purchased when buying the flat screen TV.. hopefully it is all right  :nod2

It's called: Monster Screenclean - Safe effective display cleaning kit for portable electronics.  :pray2 We sure do have greasy fingers  :eclol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 07, 2011, 04:53:04 PM
That cleaner sounds good too, Laurad.
Luv was asking re: note. if you typed your notes or wrote with finger or stylus.  Type

I found a way to make the print larger for emails, but not otherwise.  So what I do is enlarge page by spreading index finger and thumb. But sometimes those digits then activate something that they shouldn't lol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 12, 2011, 07:57:40 PM
Hi, I am enjoying my new iphone (as if I "needed" another apple device!  :ecnono)  Well, anyway.... for you all who have been trying to watch the eagles on iphone or ipad... here is my valentine  :heart  to you.....

Shortly after I got my ipad, i bought a browser that was supposed to be able to translate flash to html5 for watching on iphone/ipad.  I tried it on wildearth and our website with no luck.  :sad  But I did not delete the browser.  So I got to thinking..... let's try again...  well, still would not work with wildearth,  :sad, however it does work with the ustream website!  (While ustream does have an app for their cams, not all work on it, ours being one of those.  It does work for a lot of their cams and is free to download.)   So.....  I could watch our Hornby Eagles on my iphone and ipad!  It also worked with the chatango page cam, but you hear the chat pingy noise if you use that site. (chat does not show, and could not turn off chat controls).  The browser is "Skyfire".  When I bought it, it was for iphone, but worked on my ipad.  When I got my iphone, I moved it there from itunes so have it on both devices.  There is a new skyfire for ipad and the screen resolution is probably much better than the 2x with iphone apps on ipad.  But I am waiting to buy it on ipad until they have more sites such as wildearth, fancast, etc.  One bad thing is that I assumed I would be able to watch shows on Hulu, but Hulu blocks the mobile devices since they want people to buy their app.  :ecnono

I am guessing that you all also know that there are apps to bring up your own computer screen on ipad (and I assume iphone), which should allow you to watch your computer with flash, but I have not tried any.  (I think laurad uses one for her computer, so she would know more on the subject.)  The only computer I use is my MacBook, and when we are away it is with me, so I don't have my router on at home.  But if you have a computer that you want to access from your ipad/iphone, you may want to look into these apps.  There are some that will "wake up" your computer, too.  btw  My Verizon iphone is supposed to be able to act as a wifi hotspot and I may buy that add on plan and see if it will make it possible for me to watch my MacBook when we don't have wifi, but do have a 3g cell signal.  Depends on price and whether can do as needed, not minimum 2 yr as data plan.

Anyway, if you need your eagle fix while on your apple mobile devices, try skyfire.  :nod2  (I have asked them to add wildearth to supported sites.  Keeping fingers crossed...  But while on ustream our cam is viewable!)

and one more thing..... make sure to write WE asking when they will have their iphone/ipad app fixed!  It worked great until zaplive's departure and they still have not gotten a new one out. 
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 12, 2011, 08:15:29 PM
Luv, thanks for Skyfire info.  I've loaded it, and need specific steps how to watch our ustream cam please. :eclove
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 12, 2011, 08:59:39 PM
lol i am not very specific, emc!

but i will try.  I found it easy and very intuitive.  put the www.ustream.tv url in the browser bar (not sure what we call that)  if you just use ustream.tv, the click on the hornby eagles channel or search categories animals and click on hornby channel or use this url to go directly to the hornby channel http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hornby-eagles  
when the page comes up, skyfire will pop up with a film icon with an arrow, click to play   :biggrin6

skyfire has a website with support info as well as faqs and such which may be helpful.
skyfire support:  http://www.skyfire.com/support (http://www.skyfire.com/support)

 

It really is easy!  although it is dark now, so not too much to see.... can practice on other ustream sites... I love this one http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owlceanside (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owlceanside)  it is an owl cam so is showing live now with owl in box.

hope this is helpful... :pray2

ETA:  I am on pins and needles wondering if this helped.  I am hopeless. lol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 12, 2011, 11:52:31 PM
Luv, I got the owl channel.  Thanks. And I guess you posted here the link you use for our cam without chat.  Is that right?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 13, 2011, 12:08:53 AM
 :thumbup: EMC!  Glad it is working for you.  :biggrin3  That is my favorite owl cam. In the daytime you can see the coloring of the owls.  They are really pretty.  :eclove  you can watch phoebe cam as well, although it looks like the babies may fledge very soon
Regarding the hornby cam.  Yes, the link is the one on ustream.  You can use the other link (http://www.hornbyeagles.com/chatpage_ustream.htm (http://www.hornbyeagles.com/chatpage_ustream.htm)), but it is irritating as you hear the noise of the chat beeps in the background.  And you will see the cam, but not the chat.  You can chat on the ustream channels that are available on the ustream app, however the hornby cam is not one of them.  (and for some reason, there is no chat available on the ustream site, even at the regular website on my MacBook, maybe Raptor closed it somehow?)

For Hornby addicts, flash or not, where there is a will, there is a way!  :nod2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 13, 2011, 12:16:13 AM
Ooh! glad to hear Phoebe the hummingbird can be seen too.  Let us know about any others you find.  You're doing a great job checking out the site!
I saw parent owl stand up and turn 6 eggs!  :eclove

eta:
Father owl came in.  I missed his arrival so didn't see if he brought food.  But they mated.  Guess Dad doesn 't think 6 eggs are enough.  This cam doesn't appear to be the Starr Ranch Barn Owl cam.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on February 13, 2011, 04:20:03 AM
Thanks luvthebirds, lots of useful info and I will look into buying the other browser. One of my favourite cams is the Maine Bald Eagle cam. We used to be able to watch it with the Ustrem App, but for some reason cannot any more. I wonder why the app works for some cams and not all. See if you can view this cam with your new browser.

CAM Link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brieaglcam

The program I use to access my mother's computer to help her remotely, and can also access my own PC when I am out is Teamviewer, but it's a bit of a hassle to try and view the cams that way and of course there would be no sound.

Emc the Starr Ranch dad is at it all the time even when she is incubating. I'm told it's their way of bonding and showing affection for one another. :)

I've been having more fun with Angry Birds.. I didn't really ever try to get 3 stars, but am now - and it seems that the fewer birds you use to get the pigs the higher the score.. ? Very cute game.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 13, 2011, 08:58:51 AM
The Maine cam works.  Also saw a birdfeeder cam in Italy:)
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on February 13, 2011, 09:04:39 AM
How does the Maine cam work, emc? I have the Ustream app, but I don't know how to inter the URL. If I click on the link I quoted above, it opens a Ustream page and then I get a message saying Ustream is not supported on the iPad. It used to be so I don't know what's different or how to get it to work.. any ideas? What steps do you take to view it? Which browser? When I try with Safari I get this message, "currently this video is only viewable in Flash :("
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 13, 2011, 09:49:47 AM
Thru Skyfire app.  It's only 2.99 at most in US, can't remember.  After you get Skyfire, touch the link here that you gave, select copy.  Go to Skyfire, it will ask if you want to open what is on clipboard. Yes

No one home on Maine when I looked.  Hummers about to fledge, one getting "air" flappercizing.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 13, 2011, 10:36:33 AM
This is the link to the bird feeders in Italy.  I don't what we are seeing, but they are different than here in California.  One frequent visitor might be greater tit

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cinciallegra
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on February 13, 2011, 11:06:47 AM
You guys are on it!  I am glad I did not give up on skyfire after I bought it way back!  A pleasure to be able to peek in at some of our favorite cams.  :ecsmile

Laurad, EMC already answered your question.  :thumbup:  Athough emc, I have no idea what you mean my touch "copy" or "clipboard"!  guess we are using different methods?  Bet you have found an easier way than I have!  Laurad, the ustream app is good, but they are limited in what they broadcast.  They have said that it is that certain cams do not use their code and thus cannot stream in their app. The justin tv app is good, seems to have most of their feeds and you can search categories and such.  Unfortunately, the WE safari has been not working on the justin app for a while.  :sad  Hopefully WE or Justin (don't know who is the problem) is getting it fixed.  The Justin app also has a bug and freezes in certain conditions when it has an ad on screen.  But it will reopen after just a minute and work.

I think i paid $3.99 for skyfire, but that was several months ago, so they may have had a price drop.  Keep waiting for a "free" or "price reduced" before installing their new dedicated ipad browser.  The universal one works fine on ipad, but looks a little better on iphone as it was designed for that screen.

There are a lot of third party browsers for ipad/iphone.  I have tried a little with some of them, but seem to use safari most of the time.  Skyfire is the only one I found that has the flash translater.  There are still so many sites it does not work on, but that may be the nature of the site, not skyfire.  For example, the Norfolk cam will not even show on any of my browsers, including skyfire.  I think maybe the screen needs to be there for the browser to do its thing.  Maybe that is why it has a problem with wildearth, too?  :puzzled2

Oh well, hard to complain about technology.  It really is amazing.  Hard to believe that way back in the computer dark ages I programmed for huge machines that had less memory or power than my old ipod shuffle (still working after 6 yrs) or probably most any computerized device.  So much has changed it is mind boggling!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 13, 2011, 12:52:50 PM
I keep learning more and more.  If you tap on the screen , some options come up, select all is one(if you can't see the whole link you want, as an example). Copy is another choice. Select copy when you have highlighted what you want.  It is now on "clipboard" (invisible to us, but that's where any "copy" is held).
Then go wherever you want to paste it, tap on the screen and you have a choice of paste come up.

When you go to Skyfire with a link copied, it asks if you want to use the one on the clipboard. So you select that instead of pasting the link.

I haven't been able to get this to work within the forum as getting a link to a post or a  topic, yet. lol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 13, 2011, 12:56:32 PM
I am very grateful you found Skyfire and what it can do... :eclove

Have you found a way to watch a cam on Skyfire and be able to report on forum without having to restart Skyfire?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 21, 2011, 01:44:04 PM
I talked to my contact at Apple and probed and probed to get info of what is needed for iphone and ipad to see video cams!!  All mobile devices do and will be using video format H264.

So if our cam, or WildEarth could be formated this way it'll work. Send letters to Wild Earth.

eta: edited for correction. emc
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on February 23, 2011, 05:21:00 AM
Has anyone been successful with the bluetooth on the iPad and iPhone? I can't seem to get anything to work on the iPhone.. I set the bluetooth to "on" but it doesn't see other devices nor do they see the iPhone.  I'm not even sure what I will be able to do once they see each other - can one swap photos and if so, how?

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 23, 2011, 07:17:45 AM
Put the blue tooth in discovery mode.  Check your manual for the blue tooth. 
Yes, Mr. emc has it for me. I know my son uses blue tooth for his. Another way, Mr. emc said a Verizon or ATT store will set it for you, or where you bought the item.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on March 28, 2011, 10:48:28 PM
Good news for iPhone/iPad users!  Skyfire's latest update holds a nice surprise.  We can now get our Hornby Eagle cam, Safari cam, white rock close-up cam and maybe others using Skyfire!  Also, the Justin tv app is working with the wildearth safari again! (Watching via the Justin tv app makes chat available, just as the ustream app has chat on their app.) And the WE safari can also be seen at the Justin website via Skyfire.

Tried getting our cam at our webpage, and Skyfire wants to use the USTREAM link, so no go there yet.  Also seemed to have trouble with our chatango link...  Make sure you try those and report to Skyfire so they will work on them.

But, we apple-philes will be able to watch our dear Hornby Eagles via wildearth site on Skyfire now!  I am impressed, as I had been complaining about the cam as well as some other sites, and things are improving.   :nod2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on March 28, 2011, 11:38:47 PM
Oh wow !!  Exciting news!!  So we go to Skyfire and then to WildEarth?  Is that how we get it? I need it spelled out, lol  :mhihi
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on March 29, 2011, 06:35:31 AM
Thank you luvthebirds, I haven't installed Skyfire yet, but will certainly do so. Can you view the Maine Eagle nest? http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brieaglcam

If so, I'll get it right away as I'll need it while I am away soon.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on March 29, 2011, 05:25:04 PM
Laurad, yes, all the ustream cams, including your Maine eagles, seem to work just fine with the Skyfire browser.  You can either search ustream under animals or the cam title, or just enter the url in the browser.  

The ustream app doesn't show all their cams, as broadcasters need to use ustream producer to be shown on the app.

EMC, yes, you would launch the Skyfire browser and enter the url for the cam.  Or enter the url for wildearth.tv and then click on the cam you want.  But, may not work until April 20th.  See below.

Now for the bad/good news.  While the WE cams, including ours, worked last night, today they only got so far as the "loading advert" message.  :sad  I contacted Skyfire support and they say they have a fix for the WE cams and it will be rolled out with their update on April 20th!  :ecsmile

At least their support has been responsive to problems I report.  They seem to want to work with their users.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on March 29, 2011, 09:41:06 PM
Ahhh got the advert loading... it was frustrating, not knowing what I did wrong... lol

Thanks so much Luv.  Search under animals, need to remember that!  ( I've tried wildlife cams without good success)
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on March 30, 2011, 05:28:05 PM
I've just installed Skyfire and tried to run the Maine eagle cam, but got the same message that this cam needs Flash, so it didn't work. I opened Skyfire and pasted the URL into the address bar - am I doing it wrong? I do so hope to get both Hornby and Maine cams working on the iPad before I go.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on March 30, 2011, 07:14:06 PM
Laurad, I don't know why you are having trouble with the Maine cam.  :puzzled2  It works fine on Skyfire, using either the ustream site and searching for the cam, or by entering the url in Skyfire and going directly to the cam.  (I just tried the url, works fine.)  Are you giving Skyfire time to analyze the page?  There is an icon in the lower left corner of the browser that looks like a piece of film.  It will say "analyzing" and a pop-up window with an arrow will appear.  Click on the arrow and then it takes a little while to get the stream.  Skyfire tells you to wait, etc.  If you don't see the icon, look at the bottom of your page and click the little icon that is a few curved lines: that will bring up the bottom tool bar with the video icon.

If you read my post from yesterday, you will see that Skyfire is still having some problems with the cams that broadcast using WE.  They expect a fix with their next update on April 20th.  (So you may not have our cam for your trip, but you should have the Maine cam.  And I find that the videos that people post here in the forum or on utube work nicely on ipad.  :nod2  Really helps when you cannot see our cam.   :ecsmile )
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on March 31, 2011, 04:51:05 AM
Thank you so much luvthebirds.. yes.. it works finally. I didn't know about the "analizing" button. I wonder if I will have to click it each time I log into the cam. I'm so pleased and also disappointed that I won't be able to see the Hornby's unless I go on a PC somewhere. Now if these Maine eagles would just stay on the nest all the time and not keep on leaving it vacant. Thank you again.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 01, 2011, 09:50:00 PM
Good news again.....  I just got an email from Skyfire support.... saying that I should be able to view the cam..... and I tried again..... and it works!  Can get our cam, and I now have on the WE safari!  Make sure you wait long enough for Skyfire to get through all the extra flash layers that WE has on their cams... but patience (at least tonight) paid off!  :ecsmile

Note that you can also go to the chatango cam page, but you will hear the pings from the chat and Skyfire does not have a way to cut off that sound.  Also, because our webcam page has two cam boxes on it, it is picking up the ustream one, and not the correct one at our website cam page.  They say they are working on how to handle multiple feeds on a page.

But.... IT IS WORKING RIGHT NOW for our cam using the WildEarth site!!  Let's hope it continues.  :pray


Emc, give it a try.

Laurad, hope you see this before you leave.

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 01, 2011, 10:05:36 PM
Thanks Luv, off to try now. :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on April 02, 2011, 01:36:26 AM
Thank you, this is great! I'm loving it. Leaving Monday.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: amcderm904 on April 04, 2011, 12:19:00 PM
Thank you so much for this topic - I now am viewing the Hornby Eagles on my iphone - this is so great as I can't get the cam on my work computer!   :thumbup: :ecinnocent :wub :hearts
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 04, 2011, 02:09:25 PM
YEAH!  The iphone is what I have been using too!  Wish the screen was a little bigger for viewing the cam, tho.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 04, 2011, 11:57:49 PM
That looks great!  I don't have either an iPad or an iPhone, but I'm happy to see that things are becoming available to help you see the Hornby nest, among other things you want to do!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 08, 2011, 11:16:34 PM
Welcome to this thread, amcderm!  I am glad that skyfire is working for you, too.  :ecsmile

EMC asked me a question regarding posting to the forum with iphone.  She wanted to know how to use the "more" smiley option as well as working with color and font changes.
Posting to the forum from both iphone and ipad is just like posting from a computer.  (mine is a mac laptop)  The difference in safari on ipad/iphone from the safari on regular macs is that you need to click to see your open windows.  There is a little icon on the safari screen that shows your open windows.  On the iphone it is in the bottom right, on the ipad it is on the upper left.  The icon looks like two squares which represent web pages I suppose; one on top of the other, with a number showing how many windows you have open.  When you are posting and click on the "more" in the smiles box safari will open a new window.  You can then click on the smiley(s) you want in your post.  Then go back to your window with your post and the smiley(s) will be in your post.  To move between windows you just click on the icon and you will see all your open windows, then you can re-open the one you were working on.
Changing your text color, fonts, etc. is the same as with any post.  Just pick from the drop down menus on the forum.  The only tricky thing when doing this or posting urls, images, etc is getting your post in between the brackets (if the cursor not there already).  To do this, just press your finger in between the brackets.  You can then type what you want, or you can paste in things you want to copy into your post.
The only thing I have found difficult in posting to the forum with iphone is getting used to a small screen.  With ipad I find it frustrating that the posting box will not expand.  So if you have a long post, it will post just fine, but cannot easily fix errors.  On iphone, the box seems to expand just fine.  If I am going to post a very long post from ipad, I will sometimes write it first in "notes" and then copy and paste into my forum post.  That way I can have my errors already corrected.  The only other drawback I have found with posting with ipad is that I tend to brush my hand on the "n" and/or "m" keys on my keyboard and they get in the middle of my words where there should be a space.  I am getting used to fixing that!
EMC, hope this is helpful. 
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 08, 2011, 11:50:17 PM
Luv, thanks for info.  The more smilies worked that way for me a couple of times, then the next couple, lost my post. :(. Maybe user error. lol. I'll try again.
I haven't found how to enlarge the reply box on iphone. Please tell me how you can get it to scroll down or up.

I haven't been able to get my fingers in between the brackets for color, etc.  Maybe that's what you mean by enlarge screen.  I can enlarge the screen print, with thumb and forefinger spread.  But not to scroll up and down to see what was before or after if a long post.
Thanks, you have helped with some of the issues.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 10, 2011, 12:26:03 PM
Re: getting links on the iphone

If a link is written on a page, I can select, copy, and paste.
If it is a link to a forum topic that I want and it is not written anywhere else, if I try to select it, it goes to the link instead of letting me select it.  The same with trying to get a link to a post.

And I can't see the whole link to be able to do it manually.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: BBE on April 10, 2011, 12:34:16 PM
I don't know about 'apps', (but trying to learn  :eclol ) So, you can't click / touch etc. on (for example)  (Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help ) above and copy the URL which comes up as:
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=701.0 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=701.0) and paste it?

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 10, 2011, 12:37:30 PM
That's right, it will go to the page, not let me select it.  Looks like Luv may have figured it out.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 10, 2011, 12:59:26 PM
Not sure if I have figured out all issues... :eceek

But I did just do a little practice with my iphone where I went to a topic, found a post and clicked on the icon that brings up the url for the post.  After it took me to the page, I copied the url from the browser and then went back to my post and clicked on the "insert hyperlink" and pasted in the url.  I then checked and it did take me to that post.  It is exactly as I do this on my laptop except instead of copying the url in the browser by highlighting & pressing command C (copy), I do it by "select all" and "copy".  

The easiest way I have found to copy the url from the browser is to touch the address.  The you will see the end of the url.  Press on the end (without hitting the "x" on the right lol) or anywhere on the url,  and choose "select all" and then copy it to your post.  (You will need to click on the icon to your post open page just as with the more smiley option.)  This method also will allow you to copy url addresses to give people links.

Hope this helps.

The same method works for ipad.  
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 10, 2011, 01:24:30 PM
WOWSERS Luv,

Thank you!!! It has been very frustrating for me and others too, not being able to get these links.

Still shaky on the more smilies, lol :whistle
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 10, 2011, 01:26:19 PM
 :biggrin3
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 10, 2011, 01:29:13 PM
Luv, did you say that you figured out how to make the reply box bigger when wanting to modify? Scroll to the top or bottom?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 11, 2011, 08:21:21 PM
EMC, I haven't found a way to make the box on iphone/ipad larger for long posts to be able to edit or modify parts of the post.  :ecsad  I had thought that it worked better on iphone as it seemed I had more room, but that may simply be because I had it in landscape mode.  :eclol  It seemed big though!

I think that I have been able to use boxes on other sites that do have the expanding feature, but not on the forum.  I logged on to the forum using several different browsers on the ipad to see if it was a Safari problem.  But all the browsers showed the same entry box without the blue expand lines in the corner.  I don't know if it a problem with the iphone/ipad or unique to our forum software.  :puzzled2  Maybe when Laurad returns she may have some ideas.  If I can get a chance, I guess I could check with Apple and see if they have any information.... :igetit

In the meantime, on a real long post not a bad idea to write it on notepad and then paste to the forum box as you can correct any errors before posting.  That may not help with trying to modify existing posts, however.  :sad

Sorry for my prior post sounding like I may have had a fix.  :ecnono

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 11, 2011, 08:41:31 PM
Luv, your help has been great!  Thank you. :ecsmile

( I just wasn't sure on the expanding.  The print can be expanded and pictures too! )
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: wildkitten on April 23, 2011, 11:08:22 AM
this will be so cool if i can see hatch on my i phone .... as soon as I get back where I have coverage, I will try it......saw earlier there was talk about apps.  anybody play words with friends? ~wildkitten

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 27, 2011, 10:44:15 AM
wildkitten

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this will be so cool if i can see hatch on my i phone .... as soon as I get back where I have coverage, I will try it......saw earlier there was talk about apps.  anybody play words with friends? ~wildkitten

Which words app?  I'll look and see if I can when I know which one.  :mhihi

Pip and peeps in an egg heard starting last night!

I received a used ipad. :). How do you adjust the sound while watching the cam.
Which took "forever" to load this a.m. with 181 viewing.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 27, 2011, 01:43:04 PM
Welcome to this thread, Wildkitten!

I have words with friends (lite/free version), but have not played it yet.  I prefer most games just as single player so far.  I know it is very popular!  Of course, I really need another game to become addicted to.  :eclol

EMC.  Glad you got the ipad!  You will love it, I have no doubt! Volume controls are the same as using an iphone.  When you are in skyfire watching cam, you can either turn up volume button on the side of your ipad, or you can bring up the quicktime controls (press screen) and slide the volume control.

btw, in Skyfire, it seems you cannot use the regular controls on the cam, so can't get archives.  But it is so wonderful to be able to watch the nest and other WE cams.

Note that there is a new problem with the WE Safari on Skyfire.  :-(  It happened after WE added the archives, so maybe they did something else to keep Skyfire from being able to get to the live stream.  It gets stuck at the opening screen that is rotating pictures, thinks that is the video.  :ecsad
Be sure to contact skyfire so they can work on a way around the rotating start screen!  I have told them about it, but the more people who contact them, the more likely they are to prioritize a fix, IMO.  The WE Safari is watchable on the JTV app, but not as reliable sometimes.  Although on JTV you can chat/view chat.  On the plus side, at least WE didn't do anything to the start-up procedure on the other cams!  They are working fine.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 27, 2011, 05:14:46 PM
Lol, I was given a used ipad and haven't found a volume control yet, lol.
Earlier, I found the quicktime volume control, but couldn't budge it no matter how I tried. Just now it adjusted just fine that way. :puzzled2

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on April 27, 2011, 05:28:50 PM
I realise this might be a stupid suggestion as you may already know... but there is a volume control on one side of the iPad (externally) and in order to know where it is it depends on how you hold the iPad - if you hold it in landscape mode with the "home" button on the left, then the volume toggle-lever is on the bottom right edge of the iPad. I'm sure you knew this, but just in case you didn't...  :ecrolleyes

Other than that, I guess that each app has it's own method of increasing or reducing the volume also. Sorry if this wasn't much help.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 27, 2011, 05:43:56 PM
Perfect help Laurad !! Thank you  :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on April 27, 2011, 06:00:50 PM
Great, I didn't want to tell you something you might already have known. I hope you come to love your "used" iPad, emc, and if you discover any fun stuff, let us know. I am always learning. Did someone upgrade to an ipad2 so you could have a used one?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 27, 2011, 06:53:18 PM
Welcome back, Laurad!  :ecsmile

EMC, you might want to go to ibooks and download the free iPad users' guide.  May come in handy.   :nod2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 27, 2011, 10:20:33 PM
Thanks Luv, I hadn't gotten that far yet... good idea.

Laurad, exactly! A family member upgraded and gave us the first version.  I am Stoked (ecstatic).
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on April 28, 2011, 01:30:31 AM
Lucky you, emc  :thumbup: Do you have a sim card in it so you can use it when out and about too?

Thank you luv, I've been back over a week now, but my mind and heart are still over there, I think. It all went too fast.

I haven't tried this yet, but someone was recommending some programming books to me, in PDF format. They told me I can drag them into iTunes and then syncronise them with the iPad - that means I can have them in my Library on the iPad. As I said, haven't tried it yet.

Another tip, although I'm not too sure what use it is, ut if you double-click the home button, it brings all your other apps up at the bottom of the screen. you can then scroll through to find the one you want. As I said, I'm not too clear what the advantage is as you cannot multi-task on the iPad so there's not much difference between doing that and and just clicking the home button once and going to your next app.

And another one, which I quite like - you may all know these already.. but if you hold down the home button and press the on/off button almost at the same time, it takes a screen capture of whatever's on the screen and dumps it down into the photo album. This can be useful if you're watching a cam or just want to keep a record of something on your screen.

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 28, 2011, 01:50:15 AM
I love, love, love the iPhone; but now with the iPad's bigger screen, I can enjoy the videos and cams much better.  :biggrin6

I can use the iPad if there is wifi available while away.  The iPhone can be used almost anytime with regular cell phone coverage or wifi.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 28, 2011, 07:52:50 AM
Luv, help needed.  I could get the cam thru WE, but it kept buffering to a stop within seconds. Couldn't get video/cam found thru our website cam page at all.  Don't know what's up?  :ecsad
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 28, 2011, 07:58:17 AM
EMC, this is in response to your comment in another area.
If you are watching the cam using the chatango link you will not be able to turn off the sound from the chat. This is a skyfire limitation and they have not got a way to deal with it. (I watch some tennis channels that use chatango so have already reported thi to skyfire. Their response was as I noted. Maybe not a bad idea for another person to mention it to them.). I am not sure why you would be using that link to watch as the wildearth site works well. The reason the cam on our website not working now is because skyfire is picking up the Ustream one since both were put on the page. They are working on a fix for multiple cams on a page. I recommend you use wildearth site for our cam. It is great to hear our little peeper!  :eclove
Fwiw I just have the cam link in my skyfire bookmarks or easy to go to wildearth main site and click on our cam.
Glad you are liking your iPad.  :nod2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 28, 2011, 08:07:56 AM
 :eclol EMC. I am psychic, typing as you were. Lol
Not sure about the problem you are experiencing now with the cam. I have had it up with skyfire for about 45 mins and it is working fine.  :puzzled2
I am even able to check mail, play a game and return to stream.
I am assuming you have tried reloading page?
Is the problem happening on both your iPhone and iPad?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 28, 2011, 08:23:03 AM
Thanks Luv.  Checking iPhone now thru Wild Earth. Had it streaming, then a long pause, stream 10 seconds, pause again, 10 seconds or less pause this time, streaming again. On.. Off..on..off

No I do not want the cam with chat because we can't view the chat, but hear the pings.  However, that page will load, and can't get a link for cam with no chat.  :sigh

I use the bookmarks too, just need one for no chat.  It won't load from the page, but if we put in a URL it might? I haven't been able to locate it, know it's here somewhere...

I haven't tried on the iPhone to go do other things and then come back to stream. Doesn't work on iPhone for sure.
Do you have the newer iPad.? Would it make a difference?

I better download the iPad users guide pronto! Thanks for your help
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 28, 2011, 08:23:13 AM
Laurad, you have given me the "missing link" I have been searching for!  I had not been able to figure out the way to take screen shots yet!  I was thinking if going to apple forum or support and you have saved me from having to do that!  Thank you.  :eclove

As far as multitasking, it is possible with iPad. As you found, the quick double click on home button brings up your open/recent apps. Some apps work great for multitasking, some do not have the capability. If you are watching our cam on skyfire for example and want to do something else without losing the cam and having to start it over, double click to bring up your active apps and then click on app you want, open it and do what you want then double click back to the cam on skyfire. Then press the QuickTime arrow to start feed. Hope that makes sense!  It does work. In a lot of cases, however, I just tend to click to close an app and then still use the double click to get to recent apps quickly.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 28, 2011, 08:35:55 AM
EMC. You should be able to use the multitasking on your iPad. You may need iPhone4 to be able to do on iPhone, though I an not positive. Think you need iOS 4.2. (I am on version 4.2.6 on iPhone and 4.2.1 on iPad. Fwiw.)
I sure don't know why you are getting the stopping of the cam stream.  :ecsad. Not a good time to have that happening.  :nope

Nor sure I understand why you need a link?  But this is one I use: http://www.wildearth.tv/hornby-island-eagles

I hope that you get the cam working smoothly soon.  :pray2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on April 28, 2011, 09:38:15 AM
So glad I was able to pass on a tip to you luv, one never knows what everyone else already knows. You should be able to capture images and upload them easily. No idea how you would crop or modify an image though.

Thanks for explaining about the double-click and multi-tasking - I couldn't really see the reason for it. I haven't tried to view the Hornby cam on the iPad yet, should I use skyfire to do so? I only used it for the Maine cam. Judy, who runs the Maine Forum also has an iPad.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 28, 2011, 10:14:04 AM
Hi, Laurad.  Yes, your hint allowed me to get screen caps of the nest this morning.  :eclove

There are many photo apps for iPad and iPhone for photo editing.  I have downloaded some, but not used them to speak of.  Although I did use one to make a collage of some of my Hornby photos from last year's trip.   :biggrin3

I don't think you use a Mac, so not quite sure how iPad/iPhone download photos to your computer.  When I connect my iPhone, iPhoto opens and I can download the photos from my camera roll.  Very easy. Just like when I connect a camera but even easier!  When I connect my iPad, the same process takes place and new photos (such as the collage I did or photos saved from emails etc.) can be downloaded right into iPhoto.  I assume that my screen shots will do the same.  I usually don't do much with my photos as far as cropping or enhancing, but they are things you can do with iPhoto.  I would assume that pc's have something similar.  (When I take screen caps with my Mac laptop, I can crop right in preview before saving and I don't even need to use iPhoto.)

By all means use Skyfire on your iPad.  If you sync automatically you probably have it loaded already.  I am still using the Skyfire which was made for iPhone, as when I got my iPad it was all that was available.  (And I needed it right now!! Lol). Since I recently got an iPhone, I had it already.). There is now a Skyfire for iPad as well.  But I didn't feel like buying it again for iPad.  I am sure the picture and text would be much clearer with it, however.  If Adobe doesn't hurry up and change their programming away from flash, I may get the Skyfire for iPad the next time it goes on sale!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 28, 2011, 12:18:56 PM
You gals are terrific!  You have helped me tremendously.

Mystery is solved, I think re: getting good feed on the cam, and going from one to the other app.  :biggrin3

I got zero instructions for the iPad.  I'm embarrassed to say I didn't even know where the on/ off button was.  I do now  :mhihi. So, the iPad hadn't been completely powered down, just closed and home button used. So now that I have turned it off, it's like rebooting, the cam stream, streams!  Lol

I always knew I was not mechanically adept. Now I need to add, not electronically adept either. Lol
What I have learned is thru patient detailed teachers.  :eclove :mconfused. That's why I like to pass on to others what was so hard learned.

Downloaded some ipad users tips  :biggrin3
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on April 28, 2011, 12:36:25 PM
Glad you are now getting the cam, EMC.
The iPad works very much like your iPhone, so I am sure you will feel quite comfortable with it soon.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on May 29, 2011, 05:26:05 PM
There is an app  (on sale this weekend!) called Splashtop.  With it you can access computers on your LAN.  I tried it with my MacBookPro and it works!  It had my computer and I was able to get Flash and also the flash interactive features (such as chat on chatango page) that one can't get with Skyfire.  Caveat:  you need to have your computer on.  So far, the app doesn't seem to have the wake up for Macs or the ability to do remote access to control your computer over other networks (eg away from home).  However, for those of you who have Windows PC's, it appears those features are already in place.  I believe the developer is planning to add the features to mac, but not sure when. The nice thing about the app is that it is inexpensive (even when not on sale) and you get full sound as well as images. I tend to carry my ipad and or iphone about the house, so having this app will allow me to do that with my computer!  I just will be carrying it in my iphone/ipad :ecsmile  For mac users, the app requires Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6.6 or later I think).  So if you are using earlier mac OS versions, the app won't work.
I think Laurad may already use a similar app, but i thought she said that it didn't get sound?  Anyway, you may want to check out the Splashtop app. 
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on May 29, 2011, 05:44:10 PM
Luvthebirds, thank you, I will look at the app soon.

In the meantime, yes, I can access my PC, or any PC that I have "access" to via a remote access system called Teamviewer. My mother is 90 and hard of hearing, so I got her a laptop about 8 years ago. It's a lifeline for her and peace of mind for me as we can communicate. She can talk on Messenger, do some emailing, etc., but if she has any computer updates or issues, I can log into her computer from my PC or from my iPad. I can also log into my own PC when away, using the iPad, but the PC does need to be on and I have no sound.

I'll look at Splashtop soon and report back  :thumbup:

I discovered a new tip which you may already know about. I was trying to show a photo on my iPhone but i need to turn the iPhone sideways to view the photo. Obviously, the display flipped and and the photo was still not right. I found that you can lock the display of the iPhone or iPad.

Double click the home button. This brings up your favourites menu icons on the bottom row. Slide the row to expose icons on the left. You should see what looks like volume control buttons! These control your iPod music. You can also adjust the volume, brightness and the left icon is the rotation. You can lock it so that it does not rotate whe you turn the device.  :nod2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 04, 2011, 08:13:53 AM
I have had no difficulty watching YouTube videos from my ipad , until a few days ago.

The url will show and that's it. They won't load. If I go the YouTube icon on the ipad and then search by name of youTube Channel and then the video, I can see them. What a pain to do it that way!!

I have looked for updates, did power down a few times. Anyone else having this problem? If not, maybe another connect with computer will fix it.

Please let me know if you are experiencing this or not. Thanks
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on July 04, 2011, 09:45:48 AM
emc, I'm talking the lazy route - can you give me a link to a YouTube video that does not work on your iPad and I'll check on mine? I know you're saying all are not working, but just so I can compare a specific one, that would be great.

I'm loving mine still. Recently I bought an outdoor motion detect cam (the sort hunters would use to see if deer are around...  :eccry), and set it up near my pond. It can do still pictures or 10 second videos (no sound). It has night vision, too.

I've seen so many different birds, the cute little field mouse a picture of which is in the Jigsaw thread, (he's cute as long as he stays outside LOL), a squirrel and a fox... all attracted to the small cascade. I was able to save the videos onto my iPad and can take them around and show them off. Just loving it and fascinated by the wildlife in my own back garden!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 04, 2011, 01:35:25 PM
Thank you Laurad, good idea. I copied the whole post so it will be exact as I tried.

Beans
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/White%20Rock%20Bald%20Eagles/WhiteRockJuly32011.jpg)

Video:  Out on a Limb at White Rock (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/sSu13Yu8FKg)

Great leaps and flapping! That first flight can't be far away.

Recorded at 12:34 PM local time
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on July 04, 2011, 01:52:42 PM
Quite heart-stopping branching, wow. this will tell you that yes, it works fine on my iPad. I do find sometimes that if something does'nt work, shutting down and restarting fixes it. also syncronising with iTunes can help. If not, you might need to write to Apple.  Hope you get it working
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 04, 2011, 02:01:15 PM
Thanks Laurad, re-synchronising is all I didn't do.  Had just done it recently. Now I'm sure that's what it needs anyway.  :ecwink
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 04, 2011, 02:04:17 PM
Wow, your own wildlife , fantastic!  Can you share them in our " Fauna native to your area"?
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=476.0

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 04, 2011, 02:10:34 PM
I went to the puzzle topic to look at your mouse again, now in context. Went back to June 1st. Do you know where it is?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on July 04, 2011, 02:38:10 PM
Wow, your own wildlife , fantastic!  Can you share them in our " Fauna native to your area"?
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=476.0



What a good idea, emc. I'll see if I can do so. I'm enthralled with the cam.

The field mouse picture was taken by a digital camera. The mouse is so tame I can touch it before it reacts. There are two of them. I'm not sure I should be encouraging them. There is a neighbour's cat that sits under the bird table, so they may not be around for long. The robins and blackbirds scream at the cat. It's so funny to watch. Here's the link to Page 70 of the Jigsaw thread.
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=135.msg56262#msg56262

Let me know if you manage to fix the YouTube problem.

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 04, 2011, 02:45:00 PM
mouse is cute, and as you say, as long as it stays outside. :)

Ipad synching now.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 04, 2011, 04:36:31 PM
I still can't see a YouTube video by clicking on the link.?? Don't what else to try. Maybe a help note to YouTube....
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on July 05, 2011, 01:03:20 AM
How strange emc. Were you able to view Youtube once, but not now? You know there is a Youtube app that comes with the iPad? I know that is not the best solution because it means you have to copy and paste the link into the App when all you want to do is click on the link.

Maybe it's the browser - are you using the Safari browser? There are other browsers that work on the iPad, SkyFire for example (as you know), which lets you watch Flash videos and cams that stream in Flash.

It sounds like one of those glitchy things. A help note to Apple and/or Youtube would be good. I notice there is an iPad Forum too.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: jmh324 on July 26, 2011, 06:23:33 PM
Hi guys, just wanted to let you all know I have found a browser named "Puffin" that enables iphone/ipad users to watch the cam. It has a built in flash plugin. I can watch the cam on my iphone and even read the chat (and sign in and comment but that is very slow). Puffin is the way to go on the iphone.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 26, 2011, 06:56:28 PM
Thanks jmh.  Hope it works on the ipad too. Look forward to feeling more connected. Lol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on July 27, 2011, 02:22:35 AM
Yes, thanks jmh324 and emc, let me know if it works. High tide is around 4:14pm BST which is about 11:14 Eastern time or 08:14 Western US time.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 27, 2011, 05:53:35 AM
jmh: thank you, thank you for telling us about Puffin. I have not been able to see all of the videos lately, even some of my subscription ones from YouTube. I cansee them now on Puffin. Happy, happy. that's as far as I've gone so far.Using the ipad.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 27, 2011, 06:07:10 AM
jmh: I finally have the hornby cam and chat! Can you go back in the chat to see previous posts? Can't seem to do that.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 31, 2011, 03:54:19 PM
Using Puffin on ipad, I couldn't get the keyboard.  The arrow ( that is usually for email, bookmarks) has the keyboard!  You have to click where you want to type, then click the arrow. Walla! A keyboard. Now I can post on chat! Yea!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on July 31, 2011, 04:02:36 PM
Thanks for the PM emc. I looked up Puffin on my iPad apps and there was one review that said it was rubbish and waste of 69 pence and not to bother with it. I was too tired to check it further. I don't actually know what you mean about a keyboard, emc - maybe if and when I download the browser. Are you actually able to see both the webcam and chat windows next to each other?

I can't watch the cam all the time.. has David fledged? I seem to recall that Syd spend a couple of extra weeks after Victoria to fledge.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on July 31, 2011, 04:22:26 PM
Yes you can see the cam and chatango chat on the page that Raptorman set up. But I couldn't get a keyboard to show, to be able to post. Now I can.  Also any videos you can 't see for whatever reason, try Puffin. I am very happy with it already.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on August 01, 2011, 02:26:45 PM
There is a lot to learn on Puffin. Please post here when you find something that could help everyone.

Thanks.

Click arrow, choose settings, pop up blocker to off

Now, you can do more.

Click arrow, choose grab. ( I couldn't see any benefit on chat, but it gets us a new

Click arrow, choose pan.

Now, with all of these done, you can now see " previous 35" do PM's

Move the view around to see what you want.

Spread your fingers, get larger view of all of it. ( I think you could before these choices too.)

I am not proficient at it yet, but y'all will be in no time.  :biggrin6
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on August 01, 2011, 09:32:02 PM
Thanks, emc.  I had tried "drag" the other day, but didn't really get what it could do.  I will have to try your information soon!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on October 06, 2011, 10:27:32 PM
RIP Steve Jobs  :eccry
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: BBE on October 06, 2011, 11:21:57 PM
Yes, Steve Jobs certainly created an entire new world of technology. He will be missed.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on October 25, 2011, 03:54:54 PM
I have the ipad, not ipad2. Just did the latest update last night.

Drum roll please....

I can now scroll in the reply box!!!!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on October 26, 2011, 01:42:18 AM
I thought we could scroll in the reply box anyway, emc.. ? two fingers instead of one does scrolling. I am on the PC now, but will experiment later. What update did you do?

In your post 1st August, what were you talking about? What's Puffin and what arrows? I didn't understand.

I'm still loving my iPad - so wonderful for when out and about or just laying in bed. Hubby now has iPad2, but no sim card, so he can't get on the internet unless he is in a wifi zone - so he bought a 3 wifi device and that works.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on October 26, 2011, 07:59:58 AM
There is a lot to learn on Puffin. Please post here when you find something that could help everyone. Thanks.
 Puffin is an app you can get from Apple apps, it is another browser like firefox. It has the flash we need to see videos, cams, chat. Think it was free

Click arrow, choose settings, pop up blocker to off  the arrow is the one you would use for sending to email or making a bookmark

Now, you can do more.

Click arrow, choose grab. ( I couldn't see any benefit on chat, but it gets us a new menu)

 I am having a terrible time trying to go back in history on chat, maybe with upgrade to ios5 and able to scroll in our reply box, we can scroll there better too.

Laurad, before this latest upgrade to the ipad I could not scroll in our reply box no matter what I did! Now I can  :biggrin6

Click arrow, choose pan.

Now, with all of these done, you can now see " previous 35" do PM's this only worked for me that one time, hopefully now it can be done
Move the view around to see what you want.

Spread your fingers, get larger view of all of it. ( I think you could before these choices too.)

I am not proficient at it yet, but y'all will be in no time.  :biggrin6
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on October 26, 2011, 08:07:14 AM
Thanks so much, lots of info to refer to if I get Puffin. I am on my iPad on a train right now, just love it.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on October 26, 2011, 08:20:35 AM
Visiting with our son recently, we found out his ipad2 can be used without wifi. It is something that has to be added at purchase tho, not added later.

But it sounds like Mr. laurad has found a way to add it. Always something new?  Mine has to have wifi.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on December 18, 2011, 05:08:19 PM
I've had a nightmare day with my "i" devices!

I noticed that most of my Apps needed updating and when I tried to update them I got a message to say that in order to update them all I HAD TO upgrade to OS5 or whatever the latest Mac software is. I thought, OK.. I haven't plugged my iPad into the computer for a while.. I'll go ahead and do an update.

That has set me back 8 hours or more..  :eccry

I'm not sure which I did first, but after doing the iPhone icons changed, (iPod is now "music") and they all moved about. I thought I had lost a lot of them but think some are still there, but not all. I had to try and recall which were there that were now missing. Took a long time and I'm still not convinced I got them all back.

Next.. onto the iPad. Endless messages saying things like the iPad was not fully restored and failed with an error message. I kept reinstalling, re-booting both computer and iPad and didn't get anywhere. I noticed none of my music was visible and I have a huge collection. The iPod icon which I used to access all my music was simply gone and a few new and different icons appeared. All my pictures and albums - disappeared. My heart sank.

No matter what I did, I kept getting a message to say that the restore had failed. I eventually went onto Google and discovered that this update has caused a lot of people similar problems.. loss of Apps, not completing the update, etc., etc.

The advice I took eventually was to restore to factory settings and then restore things from my iTunes. Well, this is fine as far as Apps are concerned. iTunes does keep track of what Apps you have and where.

I restored the iPad to factory settings and was able to reinstall most of the Apps - I have yet to see if any are missing. But.. the hardest and saddest thing of all is that I have lost all my sent emails (incoming emails are on my server, but all sent ones are on the iPad). I lost my email settings to had to redo them. My music had to be completely restored as do all my photos and videos. All the notes I kept on the notepad - gone.. all gone.

I'm so sad and my respect for Apple has gone down a lot. I have sung the praises of the iPad across the land, but doing a simple upgrade should not result in a Factory reset.

My warning is - yes, you probably do need to upgrade because down the line things just won't work otherwise. If you do an upgrade, find a way of doing a backup first and ensuring you can restore all the settings if necessary. Make notes of notes, of email settings and anything else that is stored on the iPad before you begin. To me this is a huge loss, but it's not the end of the world. I still love the iPad. I'm a PC person and resent the fact that you have to plug the iPad into a computer before you can use it, but hey..  :thumbup:
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on December 18, 2011, 05:31:12 PM
Laurad, good idea to back up your important things from any computer, iphone, ipad, etc.

We had to do the updates also and do synching. Ours went all fine, except all my notes were gone from the iphone. Which were very important to me. Gerry talked to an Apple Tech and the tech told him how to retrieve an earlier backup (which happens when you synch.) He was able to restore them up to that point.
Mine happened after the OS5 update, then Safari update later same day.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 03, 2012, 03:24:05 PM
The Norfolk Botanical Gardens has just announced they have an app for iphone/ipad/and androids.

http://www.wvec.com/eaglecam/resources/Eagle-Cam-app-announced-141641693.html

It mentions you have to have another ap for flash. I just installed it! I'll let you know how it goes.

The app that they recommend is Photon $4.99 and it is smooth. WVEC has a free app, but it looks like we could only get videos, chay, blog thru it. So... I put in the url for the cam... And Walla! Nice smooth feed on several different cams that I checked out. Photon tells you to click on their lightning button to be able to get the flash mode.
Happy!  :biggrin6
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on April 04, 2012, 03:07:09 PM
Thanks emc, will try to check it out soon. I get fed up with not being able to see live cams on the iPad.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: typoscount2 on April 04, 2012, 03:57:26 PM
a chatter , alwon,
 has found purchaseable app for flash players for ipads called
iSwifter
i am passing  this little bit of info here, for those who can find out more
from what little i understand for those who use puffin with difficulties this could work better
capable of streaming several cams at once, chat and view utube with iSwifter.

so hopefully this information will helps some, and those who discover more info can share that as well
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: RMB on April 04, 2012, 04:15:43 PM
i could not find iswifter from my iPhone. However, I did find a new app that works very well. It is called Apsverse Photon Browser Flash Player for IPad, iPhone and ipod Touch.It cost me $3.99. I could not get Puffin to work. This one pulls in the webcams very well, and the sound, as well as the chat! Im happy!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on April 04, 2012, 07:02:34 PM
RMB, that looks like the same app I found yesterday, Photon. ( for icon name) Looks very promising for us! Yeah :biggrin6

Puffins stream wasn't smooth for me, photon's has been so far.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 06, 2012, 08:37:52 PM
I bought an I phone yesterday afternoon and this morning I set it up.  Glad to say I was able to figure out the Evil Safari and even managed to login to ONZ using the teensy keyboard.  Got the forum and the cam (without chat) bookmarked now.  Sent texts.  Got texts!  Took pictures and emailed them, awful as they are (especially that one of me which looks like a hubcap portrait).  Played with the ringtones (why no birdsongs?).  Brought it to the nail salon and almost dropped it in the foot-bath.  Ran the battery down-- 

:whistle

It's happily charging now.

What a great toy!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on May 06, 2012, 08:51:20 PM
So glad for you Beans.  :ecsmile  I  :heart my iphone & ipad.

"Evil Safari"?  :puzzled2

Beans, if you download ustream app, cams on ustream come in great and (so far) no ads on my iphone or ipad.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 06, 2012, 09:02:41 PM
Haven't d/l any apps yet...  there is one that identifies bird and has birdsong.  For sure will get that one.  And I'll figure out how to make my ringer a birdsong.  Maybe I'll get a red-tailed hawk cry....  that should get my attention when it rings.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 06, 2012, 09:05:03 PM
That will get more than your attention. Wonder how many times you will look skyward first?

I love my iphone and ipad too. Don't leave home without iphone.  :ecwink
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 06, 2012, 09:06:44 PM
It will fool me every time.  I have birdsong on my PC... just have to figure out how to add it as a ringer tone.  I don't think I want any games.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on May 07, 2012, 02:36:57 AM
Congratulations beans. I love my iPhone and iPad also. I probably don't use the iPhone as much as I would have done had I not had the iPad. I've discovered a fun app which is free (or if you buy it no ads) called Draw Something.. you draw a picture and your friend has to guess it, then they send you a picture you have to guess. It's not competitive, just silly fun. I also like the word game, I think it's called Word with Friends - it's like scrabble.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 12, 2012, 04:39:28 PM
After several tries, I managed to set up an apple ID and purchased ibrd Explorer Pro for 99 cents.  However, it is 60 MB and I cant d/l it to my Iphone.  I need a wireless connection.   :mgritted  Perhaps when I get home I will be able to connect my Iphone to my wireless ISP.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 12, 2012, 06:59:42 PM
At least you have it purchased Jean at the sale price, and can download it later. Sorry you have to wait  :ecsad
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 12, 2012, 07:01:34 PM
Took the dog for a walk, made dinner, ate dinner, had a glass of wine.  Came back to Iphone and figured out how to connect to our friend's wireless network.  So now I have the app and it is terrific!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 12, 2012, 07:02:42 PM
Yeah!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 17, 2012, 08:02:58 PM
I've had my iphone for a couple of weeks.  I downloaded the PhotoBucket App.  It was easy to copy the image code, but how does one paste it? 

Searching the Net, here's what I found:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5115502_cut-copy-paste-iphone.html (http://www.ehow.com/how_5115502_cut-copy-paste-iphone.html)

I'm not going to try this tonight, but I will probably experiment in the next few days.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on May 17, 2012, 09:00:10 PM
Beans, you can go to iBooks store, search iPhone users guide. Download free iPhone users guide by Apple. There are also other guides, though not all free. It should be a good resource for you.

When you touch your iPhone screen and get a blue cursor press it and you will see paste, press it and what you have copied will paste.

I think we don't need a separate iPhone topic as we already have iPhone/iPad discussion and self help topic. Maybe our posts can be moved there?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: NancyM on May 18, 2012, 09:22:52 PM
(I merged the topics, luv)

I also have the iBird app and it is AWESOME!
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on May 18, 2012, 09:57:45 PM
Thanks, NancyM.  Glad you got the app. 
I have had the Peterson one for a while, but often seem to forget to use it when out.  I try to remember what I saw and then look in my bird book in the car!  :eclol  old habits....

But it has also come in handy!  :nod2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on May 20, 2012, 04:19:22 AM
emc is having a problem posting the smileys that are on the Forum. Could all those with iPads and iPhones test them to see if you can post a smiley? The problem seems to have come since the Forum update with the new video feature.

I am writing this on the iPad and here is a smiley  :thumbup:

It works for me. emc, I know this is not a solution, but what happens when you type in the shortcut, i.e. for the smiley I posted, type : thumbup: without the space after the first colon?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 20, 2012, 05:04:41 AM
:thumbup:  it works that way but I can't get any of the shortcuts to work. Not a bold, smilie...

Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on May 20, 2012, 06:50:36 AM
What does that mean? "Not a bold, smilie.." I don't understand.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 20, 2012, 07:38:54 AM
I can't use the icons above post reply for bold, quote, etc either. I can put them in manually only.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on May 20, 2012, 08:45:59 AM
I am on iPhone 4. Let me see if it still works for me.
Here is my favourite:  :duck

Now let me try bold.
And italics

And a smiley from more smileys:
 :flower

I am on iOS 4.2.8 on this device. (I am waiting to update to iOS 5.1 'til shoulder better)
I used the

Fwiw
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: luvthebirds on May 20, 2012, 08:54:25 AM
I am now on iPad (1st version) using iOS5.1. (yeah still one behind, need to install 5.1.1, although it is wonderful not to have to sync to update anymore, I am just behind)

Here is a smiley:  :ohno

and bold and italics

And a smiley from the more smileys:  :dunno

I used the icons.

Not sure why things are not working for you now, EMC  :puzzled2. Makes it harder for you to post!  :ecsad
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 20, 2012, 10:02:50 AM
Thank you very much Luv for checking those items. i have looked at my settings several times, but there must he something wrong there somewhere. Thanks again. I will have to find the problem somehow.

By the way, can you see the videos on the forum now, or just the descriptions, the bottom one clickable to video?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 20, 2012, 02:49:53 PM
Gerry found my setting problem for the smilies,&  bolding,  :biggrin3. Thank you
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on May 20, 2012, 03:48:26 PM
That's great, emc. And the solution was........... ?  It would be interesting to know in case anyone else has this problem.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 20, 2012, 04:19:07 PM
Java Script wasn't on.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on May 20, 2012, 04:23:56 PM
Where is that setting emc? I don't know - never seen a setting for JavaScript...  :puzzled2
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 20, 2012, 04:51:42 PM
Java Script

IPad... Safari....Near bottom Java Script just above pop ups.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on May 20, 2012, 04:54:03 PM
Thank you, it is helpful to know how you resolved the problem.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 22, 2012, 11:37:01 AM
emc, I read your post in the Hornby Cam Discussion thread and offered some ideas.  I don't know whether your problem was related to javascript or is a new problem.  But here is the link to my post: 

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1137.msg109262#msg109262 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1137.msg109262#msg109262)

Sure hope this helps.  I haven't tried watching the posted videos on my Iphone. 
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 22, 2012, 12:46:52 PM
The video difference is not related to the JavaScript error. It has been since embedding the videos on the forum. Seems to be something to do with flash, as servers with flash for iPad and iPhone do show the videos here.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on June 05, 2012, 03:42:20 PM
Can your Ipad do this?

iPad Beer at Hofbraeuhaus - Simon Pierro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a8Eimr-fm0#ws)
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on June 05, 2012, 05:58:11 PM
Nope, not mine.  :eclol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on August 26, 2012, 08:12:25 PM
Just heard of another great ap for Iphone that some might really like. It is a timed photo  ap

Imotion. I saw the results. Fantastic!!!! Looks like movie .  Check it out.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on August 27, 2012, 10:42:31 AM
I've downloaded it, now to find something to video!  :eclol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on August 27, 2012, 11:28:13 AM
I want to use it for the ravens in our back yard when they have the new fledgling again. We seem to be one of the feeding stations. But they are so nervous at this time and see me at my back window and leave, so I plan on placing camera on window ledge. Sounds like a plan...  :thumbup:  Timed progression photos
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on August 27, 2012, 11:42:29 AM
That means that you won't be able to use your iPad or iPhone while "filming". What I did, because I'm so fascinated by the little bit of wildlife I have in my garden, was to buy a hunter's camera and for the past year I have been having a huge amount of fun with it.

It's activated by motion and has night vision. I can choose to have still images or short videos. I've seen foxes in my garden most nights and birds of course - sometimes birds that are very shy and I would never normally see. It doesn't have sound, but I bring the SD card in every few days and thoroughly enjoy what I "catch".
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on August 27, 2012, 01:28:46 PM
Well the word is out now Laurad  :whistle. We're waiting to see what you catch too.... :mhihi
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: Laurad on August 27, 2012, 02:59:26 PM
On the iPhone or on the motion-detect cam?  :eceek
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on August 27, 2012, 04:26:47 PM
Motion detect cam pictures you've captured.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on September 23, 2012, 07:28:59 AM
I don't know how but today I can get our webcam page on Safari to show a cam live and moving. One at a time,but either one! I didn't try chat yet... Didn't want to push it, lol
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: BBE on September 24, 2012, 12:45:07 AM
Beth, Luv and any others - - -

Have you tried to see if you are now able to view the WE cams on your iPhone or iPads ??  

In May of 2012, WildEarth announced  HERE,  (http://blog.wildearth.tv/2012/05/wildearth-is-on-move.html) that all the cams would soon be moved. Also they would be implementing 'lite' links.  They indicated that at some point the current access would be likely be removed.

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This new site will have many improvements; a new player, new chat rooms, better and more enjoyable archive pages, and much more! And it will allow you to view our cams from your mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads too!  
In the past week I was in touch with a member of the WE group to ask her if/when the change was taking place. Her response:

1. Old, but still accessible WE site listing all the cam links can be found HERE. (http://www.wildearth.tv/live-webcam-wildlife)

2.  New WE site listing all the 'lite' cam links can be found  HERE.    (http://lite.wildearth.tv/)

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Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on September 24, 2012, 10:04:26 AM
Not supported, need flash drive on Safari, didn't try photon, because that wasn't the question.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on December 13, 2012, 11:05:27 PM
I tried a different browser today in chat because of a good recommendation. ISwifter is a Flash browser and it worked really well! I could see both cams and chat at the same time on the iPad and it scrolled smoothly although I didn't scroll a lot, just a test. I was able to see a video posted and back arrow to return to chat without re-signing in. Very nice! I didn't try posting a link. One potential problem is remembering to change from Caps. Caps stay on, until you change them.
Facebook has been a huge problem with ipad and Safari recently. No problem on iSwifter. :)
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on February 20, 2013, 07:05:27 PM
Puffin browser has had updates and seems faster and best at this time as a flash browser, imo.
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: beans on May 27, 2013, 09:45:12 PM
I have the new ipad and I can see the Hornby eagles stream but can't see the chat.  Not a big problem, as I have a laptop.  Still --  does anyone view the live stream via her ipad?
Title: Re: iPad and iPhone Discussion and Self Help
Post by: emc on May 28, 2013, 04:30:58 PM
Interesting, Jean, that the cam can be seen via Safari. But no chat that way, no.

I use one of the browsers that have flash, then you can get the cam and chat. I have an iPad 1

Flash browsers are : Photon, Puffin, and iSwifter, and perhaps more.

I see my note above re: Puffin browser and prefer iSwifter presently. Guess it depends on the browsers updates at the time, lol... And their compatability with what I am working with....