Archive for the ‘iPad’ Category

Live streaming the 2012 Olympics

August 6, 2012

Well, I learned something today.  Frustrated by Channel 9 showing the same jingoistic feed on two channels and not wishing to take out a full Foxtel subscriptions (come on Foxtel, why not have an Olympics subscription package for the iPad app only) I whinged to some sailing friends on Facebook who are overseas and enjoying multi channel online coverage.  In the ensuing discussion I found out about http://www.unotelly.com/ (you no telly? – get it!). One of several services that enable you to escape the tyranny of geo-restrictions (oft times for a modest fee) Unotelly are offering;

Olympic 2012 Promotion: Free UnoDNS access to BBC iPlayer to streaming all Olympic live events

Whoo hoo it works, I managed to watch heat six of the womens 470 dinghy sailing – a sport that doesn’t exist in the minds of the local free to air broadcasters…

Other services that people suggest include http://tunlr.net/ and http://unblock-us.com/

I was a bit disappointed in the quality of the video on my TV, letterboxed AND pillarboxed, so I did a bit more research and discovered that if hooking the iPad to the TV with the HDMI connector doesn’t give a satisfactory result, then try the VGA connector – and it works like a charm.  The reasons are a little too technical for me but thanks to the various forums that suggested this solution.

So, now a week of late nights beckons…

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On being a free range librarian (or roving over breakfast)

July 6, 2011

Sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. My “show off my new iPad” session at my regular Wednesday morning breakfast at Wild Poppy morphed into a full-on reference session when one of my friends asked “what’s this Troves thing”.

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Next thing we were searching on Trove (and the SLWA catalogue). Two reference queries done and links emailed before I’d started work. These will never show up on MPOW’s statistics. …but it does go to show how the ground has already shifted professionally, and how mobile devices are already a part of our services. …and as MPOW is shifting me away from front line services how I’ll still be getting my reference kicks in my private life.

[With apologies to the original “Free Range Librarian”]

[Blogged on the iPad on the train]

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Draw for iPad

July 5, 2011

Mucking around with the draw app on the iPad!

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