Quick note. You CAN load non-compatible video formats on the iPad, but ONLY if you convert the files to MP4/H.264 with utilities such as HandBrake. I'm thinking of doing a follow-up video to explain how to properly use that particular tool. If you're not careful, the converted files can end up being bigger than the originals!
I already have Super. I hate it. The software is buggy, and the interface is pretty ugly. HandBrake is much, much better. A few simple steps, and you have a profile that will produce iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad compatible videos each and every time. More on this in the next video.
I've also been advised that the Wi-Fi iPads do NOT have GPS, but I'm not so sure about that. The iPad's locator behaves in the same erratic way indoors as my Nokia N900 phone's GPS unit. Plus, the compass still works even when the Wi-Fi is turned off! I'll have to do a few tests to see what's true here.
Yes. How Apple managed to let such a security hole wide open is beyond belief!
Aside from a brief freeze-up during a reboot, the jailbreak procedure went very well. Unfortunately, the one item I needed more than anything else was simply not available: OpenVPN. Without that, there's absolutely no way I can access any of my systems from the outside. OpenVPN is the only point of entry. I'm not interested in opening any other ports to the outside world, especially the SSH, VNC and RDP ports which are simply not secure enough.
Why doesn't Apple support OpenVPN when my Nokia N900 does?
BTW, I had an alternate idea for the bathroom scene, but I thought it was best to not go through with it if I didn't want the video to be flagged.
If you look at the part of the video that discusses multitasking, you'll see that the VNC client did in fact add an extra row of keys on top of the keyboard. However, this is an application specific addition which isn't available system-wide. But it does show that it can be done.
Unfortunately, the upward swipe of the comma key doesn't work for me, possibly because of the French Canadian keyboard layout. But if I keep my finger on the comma, the apostrophe does pop up. Unfortunately, the delay is so long that it's quicker to use the secondary keyboard layout!
It would be nice if the secondary layout access buttons could be made non-sticky. It would then act like a shift key.
Since I have not purchase one yet, I noticed that comment about images, what would happen if I transfer an ebook or comic book in JPG format? For example, 20-30 pages (JPEGs) for a comic. Would the page order become messed up?
Yes, it would become messed up. In fact, that's exactly how I found out about the problem.
Load the *free* comic book reader app CloudReaders, transfer a ZIP, RAR or PDF file containing your comic book to the app via iTunes, and enjoy! The app will remember the last page read in all of your comic books, and includes a toggle button to reverse the page flip order for the books that must be read right to left.
GoodReader is another option, but you have to pay for that one, although I believe it's only 99 cents. However, I don't know if it includes any DRM protection schemes. On top of being a cheapskate, my personal preference is to avoid DRM altogether because of its all too frequent tendency to screw up even on your legitimate purchases.
If you're planning to read a lot of comics then you may want to check out Comic Zeal. It's definitely not cheap ($8) but it has better organization capabilities for collections and the images come out sharper as compared to CloudReaders.
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