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Old 10-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #511
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I'm seeing the word app so I hope I'm not making too big an assumption that you own some sort of device with a display screen? Most libraries also loan out magazines! On device apps eg iphones or ipad is even better. The magazines are downloaded so you can view them online.

eg. I've currently got Better homes and gardens, Home beautiful, and a score of others on my ipad!

The app that you need is called zinio. But you need to go via your local library so see if they provide this service.

Following on from this, you can also buy games in app form that are boardgame in type. Requires a lot more thinking/strategy. Ones that I love include Ticket to Ride, Domimion, Ra, Medici, but the downside is that you'd probably need to learn how to play the games first...If you are interested, this is something I can help you with!
I have an iPhone. Been eyeing the iPads and was thinking of getting one....until I lost my iPhone about 2 months ago. As I didn't have tracking turned on, I had to go buy a brand spanking new replacement. There goes the iPad for this year! Oh well....


I remember that you love board games..I haven't checked out any of those games you've listed..yet.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #512
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I have an iPhone. Been eyeing the iPads and was thinking of getting one....until I lost my iPhone about 2 months ago. As I didn't have tracking turned on, I had to go buy a brand spanking new replacement. There goes the iPad for this year! Oh well....


I remember that you love board games..I haven't checked out any of those games you've listed..yet.
Bummer about the lost iphone. Did you wait long enough to get the iphone 5? I just reread what I typed. I don't think I understood myself!
I meant to write re: the magazines...that you can read the magazines OFFline. Kinda defeats the purpose of having them for the plane if you have to read it online...
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I contemplated waiting for the iPhone 5. But then I figured that the deal on the 4S was too delicious to ignore. And I was missing my life....amazing what NOT having contacts, calendar, reminders, etc. does to my daily organisation and schedule. I don't think I ever felt so lost in my life!
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I contemplated waiting for the iPhone 5. But then I figured that the deal on the 4S was too delicious to ignore. And I was missing my life....amazing what NOT having contacts, calendar, reminders, etc. does to my daily organisation and schedule. I don't think I ever felt so lost in my life!
Hmm...sadly I think I too would be lost without my phone as I’ve made a big effort to organise and co-ordinate our whole schedule (family, work, hubby’s) on the iphone. Nothing wrong with the 4S!

Anyway, I appear to be rambling with no clear direction today. The point I was trying to make with the whole magazine borrowing thing is that there are camera magazines that would be good to read!
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Hmm...sadly I think I too would be lost without my phone as I’ve made a big effort to organise and co-ordinate our whole schedule (family, work, hubby’s) on the iphone. Nothing wrong with the 4S!

Anyway, I appear to be rambling with no clear direction today. The point I was trying to make with the whole magazine borrowing thing is that there are camera magazines that would be good to read!
Which one?
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Phone or camera magazine?

I have an iphone 4S
I'll read any camera magazines that are free because they are ridiculously expensive to buy here in Australia!
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Phone or camera magazine?

I have an iphone 4S
I'll read any camera magazines that are free because they are ridiculously expensive to buy here in Australia!
Camera magazine....that is free!
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Camera magazine....that is free!
City of Ryde library lets me read Camera and ProPhoto for free.
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City of Ryde library lets me read Camera and ProPhoto for free.
I'm going to have to check my local library.
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My knowledge of VIC is very poor....but this particular library has it.
http://www.greaterdandenong.com/docu...ources+#PARA15

The platform they use is exactly the same as the one that our local library uses. I guess its just a matter of finding a library that offers the service. Good luck!
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Thanks.
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I think I'm up to date with Marian Keyes. But Janet Evanovich is a really good suggestion. I think I finished Fearless Fourteen and there might be another four or five of the series after this one. Thanks!
I've read all of Janet Evanovich's books up to 18 (19 is due out in November), so I definitely recommend you pick that series up again. I have also read Lisa Lutz's books, including the 5th installment, which I loved. Marian Keyes just released a new book about 1 or 2 months ago "The Mystery of Mercy Close" which I enjoyed. Another author you might enjoy is Jennifer Crusie, she has a similar comedy tone to Janet Evanovich and Lisa Lutz.

You could download a kindle app for your iphone as well. I did that on my DD12's ipod touch and it works quite well.

I tried Game of Thrones, but couldn't get into to it, but did enjoy the HBO TV series (despite all the gore! ).

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I've read all of Janet Evanovich's books up to 18 (19 is due out in November), so I definitely recommend you pick that series up again. I have also read Lisa Lutz's books, including the 5th installment, which I loved. Marian Keyes just released a new book about 1 or 2 months ago "The Mystery of Mercy Close" which I enjoyed. Another author you might enjoy is Jennifer Crusie, she has a similar comedy tone to Janet Evanovich and Lisa Lutz.

You could download a kindle app for your iphone as well. I did that on my DD12's ipod touch and it works quite well.

I tried Game of Thrones, but couldn't get into to it, but did enjoy the HBO TV series (despite all the gore! ).

Anyway, enjoy your trip!
Seems like we read similar stuff.
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Well....I don't want to jinx this but I think I have my in-flight entertainment sorted out....

..and it's all thanks to tiggrbaby for putting this out in the ethernet!

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Can you borrow a kindle fire from someone? I download books for free from my local library and have downloaded a few free game apps. You can purchase movies, but I haven't tried that as I only get the free stuff (including the fire which was a bank promo). The battery life is pretty good if you turn off the wifi.

Today, I went to have coffee with some 3D friends. Between their schedule and mine, I haven't seen them for about 4 weeks. We had lots to catch up on and they found out about this trip today.

One of them has quite a number of books, including all the Janet Evanovich books and I asked to borrow a couple from her.

She's gone one better....she's going to loan me her Kindle to take on the plane; including all the 500 or so titles that she has. All the Janet Evanovichs, all the Marian Keyes, Lisa Lutz and then some!

I hope she remembers to bring it on Thursday!


Thanks tiggrbaby....someone heard you!
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Well....I don't want to jinx this but I think I have my in-flight entertainment sorted out....

..and it's all thanks to tiggrbaby for putting this out in the ethernet!

Today, I went to have coffee with some 3D friends. Between their schedule and mine, I haven't seen them for about 4 weeks. We had lots to catch up on and they found out about this trip today.

One of them has quite a number of books, including all the Janet Evanovich books and I asked to borrow a couple from her.

She's gone one better....she's going to loan me her Kindle to take on the plane; including all the 500 or so titles that she has. All the Janet Evanovichs, all the Marian Keyes, Lisa Lutz and then some!

I hope she remembers to bring it on Thursday!

Thanks tiggrbaby....someone heard you!
Woohoo! What an awesome 3D buddy!
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