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Writing Under the Stars: A Follow-Up iPad Review

Filed under: Living with a disability — by at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

After another scorching day here in Surrey, I am enjoying the coolness of the evening on my deck…with my iPad.

Oftentimes I’ve been tempted to bring my laptop out here to write; to see if being outside changed my writing in any way. But the mere thought of unzipping tbs case, pulling out the laptop and flexible keyboard, plugging in the power cord because the battery was likely dead from non-use and waiting for Windows to load squashed any temptation! The Muse was silenced.

Using my iPad out here is way easier: turn it on, tap the WordPress app and I’m ready to go. My iPad is more of a laptop than my laptop ever was.

The one thing that would be helpful is if the finger-spreading motion increased the font size in this app. Perhaps I need to explore the settings more. Another time…the Mosquitos have discovered my sweet blood.

Good night. Sweet dreams and blessings for tomorrow.

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Comment by Suzie Cheel

August 18, 2010 @ 12:25 am

Love it- A winter mozzie just got Des while we were sitting outside- I think I will have to get an ipad, sounds wonderful

Comment by Barbara

August 18, 2010 @ 6:07 am

I increase font size with zoom or ctrl +/-. In my iPhone (more like the iPad) in addition to the finger-spreading mechanism there is a font size choice in the settings.

I use a yard fogger (bug repellent) around the pool a few minutes before swimming in the evening. Works well to keep the mosquitoes at bay here.

Comment by David Doyle

August 19, 2010 @ 6:55 am

Hi Glenda,
I’m glad to see your are enjoying the iPad for it’s great portability. It also has some great accessibility features. On your iPad, if you tap the Settings icon, then the General tab, you will see the Accessibility menu. Tap it and you are presented with several options. The Zoom option lets you activate the iPad’s to Zoom setting. The instructions are shown in the menu. Once turned on, you can zoom in by double-tapping with three fingers. Double-tap again to zoom back out. When zoomed in, use three fingers to drag/move around the screen. This works in any application.
I hope you find this helpful.

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