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Thread: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

  1. #1
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? We have
    both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the
    PC - has worked fine for me for years. I don't/can't do this on the
    Mac's in the house.

    But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.

    Thanks in advance.

    -S-



  2. #2
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:05:00 -0400, "Steve Freides" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? We have
    >both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the
    >PC - has worked fine for me for years. I don't/can't do this on the
    >Mac's in the house.
    >
    >But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    >participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.
    >
    >Thanks in advance.
    >
    >-S-
    >


    I use NewsTap. It has many drawbacks, but is the best I have found. I
    use it out of necessity, never from choice.

    Boron

  3. #3
    Who_me? Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On 8/10/2011 3:05 AM, Steve Freides wrote:
    > Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? We have
    > both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the
    > PC - has worked fine for me for years. I don't/can't do this on the
    > Mac's in the house.
    >
    > But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    > participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-
    >



    Have you checked the App store? the last time that I looked there were
    two or three newsreaders.



  4. #4
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? We have
    > both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the
    > PC - has worked fine for me for years. I don't/can't do this on the
    > Mac's in the house.
    >
    > But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    > participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-



    Steve,

    I use NewsTap on the iPhone. Search for it at the App Store.

    It's a very capable Usenet news client, not just a reader. It's also
    optimized for offline use so you can download groups then, when away from
    an internet connection, you can still read, compose and reply.

    I don't know about the iPad2 or if it scales up to use the extra screen
    real estate.

    It works in portrait and landscape orientation..

    It's a little rough in a few places.

    They offer a lite (free) version. I don't know what the limitations might
    be. At least it's a no-cost evaluation to see if it suits your needs.

    See the NewsTap full version for a complete feature set.

    Best,

    Andy

  5. #5
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad


    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j6nbfl$c20$[email protected]..
    > Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? We have
    > both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the PC -
    > has worked fine for me for years. I don't/can't do this on the Mac's in
    > the house.
    >
    > But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    > participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.


    Last May, WalMart had Acer netbooks, 10" screen, for sale for $199. It has
    been great for the past two weeks wile traveling. I can can type on the
    keyboard instead of one finger typing on a phone. Small, light, easy to
    carry and has full function internet tools and Microsoft Office starter
    edition. IMO, it is far superior than an iPhone app.


  6. #6
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On 10/7/2011 1:10 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j6nbfl$c20$[email protected]..
    >> Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? We have
    >> both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the
    >> PC - has worked fine for me for years. I don't/can't do this on the
    >> Mac's in the house.
    >>
    >> But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    >> participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.

    >
    > Last May, WalMart had Acer netbooks, 10" screen, for sale for $199. It
    > has been great for the past two weeks wile traveling. I can can type on
    > the keyboard instead of one finger typing on a phone. Small, light, easy
    > to carry and has full function internet tools and Microsoft Office
    > starter edition. IMO, it is far superior than an iPhone app.



    I have a netbook, too. I think it's far superior to a tablet, especially
    an Apple product. I have downloaded several open source programs that
    work great for me when traveling. I even put in the free Nook program so
    my DH can read some of my ebooks on it while I'm using the Nook.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  7. #7
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On Oct 7, 7:05*am, "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote:
    > Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? *We have
    > both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the
    > PC - has worked fine for me for years. *I don't/can't do this on the
    > Mac's in the house.
    >
    > But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    > participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-


    You could use Google Groups. I'm posting this on a iPad through GG.

    I don't know of any good readers available. Let me know if you find
    any.

  8. #8
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On Oct 7, 8:10*am, "Ed Pawlowski" <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    > "Steve Freides" <st...@kbnj.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:j6nbfl$c20$[email protected]..
    >
    > > Anyone care to recommend a way to read newsgroups on my iPad2? *We have
    > > both PC's and Mac's at home and I use the free Outlook Express on the PC -
    > > has worked fine for me for years. *I don't/can't do this on the Mac'sin
    > > the house.

    >
    > > But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    > > participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.

    >
    > Last May, WalMart had Acer netbooks, 10" screen, for sale for $199. *Ithas
    > been great for the past two weeks wile traveling. *I can can type on the
    > keyboard instead of one finger typing on a phone. *Small, light, easy to
    > carry and has full function internet tools and Microsoft Office starter
    > edition. *IMO, it is far superior than an iPhone app.


    My guess is that netbooks will be phased out in favor of tablets. If
    you like having a small lightweight device with a real keyboard, you
    might consider picking up a backup or two. I'm betting there'll be
    pretty good bargains.

    BTW, Acer service sucks. If you have a problem, just throw it away.

  9. #9
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad


    "dsi1" <[email protected]> wrote
    >> Last May, WalMart had Acer netbooks, 10" screen, for sale for $199. It
    >> has
    >> been great for the past two weeks wile traveling. I can can type on the
    >> keyboard instead of one finger typing on a phone. Small, light, easy to
    >> carry and has full function internet tools and Microsoft Office starter
    >> edition. IMO, it is far superior than an iPhone app.

    >
    > My guess is that netbooks will be phased out in favor of tablets. If
    > you like having a small lightweight device with a real keyboard, you
    > might consider picking up a backup or two. I'm betting there'll be
    > pretty good bargains.
    >
    > BTW, Acer service sucks. If you have a problem, just throw it away.


    The fist time I saw a netbook, I chuckled and figure it would be silly to
    have such a small computer. It will never replace my desktop, but it is a
    delight to travel with. My wife has a 17" laptop, but it is too heavy to
    haul around.

    For the price, I figured it would be a throw-away.




  10. #10
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On 10/7/2011 1:10 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    > Last May, WalMart had Acer netbooks, 10" screen, for sale for $199. It
    > has been great for the past two weeks wile traveling. I can can type on
    > the keyboard instead of one finger typing on a phone. Small, light,
    > easy to carry and has full function internet tools and Microsoft Office
    > starter edition. IMO, it is far superior than an iPhone app.



    We bought a version of this Acer about two years ago. Becca loves it
    and we have taken it everywhere. When I travel, I still need to do some
    business and the small keyboard and screen is a PITA to me... so a few
    months ago I bought a refurb IBM Thinkpad.

    It is amazing how inexpensive computers have become in the past 5 years.

    Nice trip reports, Ed. I've really enjoyed them.

    George L

  11. #11
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    In article
    <30d12858-2cda-4604-943f-e430c4dc3f9[email protected]>,
    dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote:


    > My guess is that netbooks will be phased out in favor of tablets. If
    > you like having a small lightweight device with a real keyboard, you
    > might consider picking up a backup or two. I'm betting there'll be
    > pretty good bargains.


    I didn't believe you. I went to the Costco online site. Yup, only two
    netbooks and SEVEN tablets! No deals, though.

    If you want a tablet and a real keyboard, I looked at that a few weeks
    ago. For the ipad, there are a ton of real keyboards, in many
    configurations. Many double as a case. Some are wireless. Some look
    just like a netbook. All can be left at home when you just need a
    tablet.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  12. #12
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On 10/7/2011 10:24 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    > "dsi1" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>> Last May, WalMart had Acer netbooks, 10" screen, for sale for $199.
    >>> It has
    >>> been great for the past two weeks wile traveling. I can can type on the
    >>> keyboard instead of one finger typing on a phone. Small, light, easy to
    >>> carry and has full function internet tools and Microsoft Office starter
    >>> edition. IMO, it is far superior than an iPhone app.

    >>
    >> My guess is that netbooks will be phased out in favor of tablets. If
    >> you like having a small lightweight device with a real keyboard, you
    >> might consider picking up a backup or two. I'm betting there'll be
    >> pretty good bargains.
    >>
    >> BTW, Acer service sucks. If you have a problem, just throw it away.

    >
    > The fist time I saw a netbook, I chuckled and figure it would be silly
    > to have such a small computer. It will never replace my desktop, but it
    > is a delight to travel with. My wife has a 17" laptop, but it is too
    > heavy to haul around.
    >
    > For the price, I figured it would be a throw-away.


    I like the portability of the iPad but typing on glass is not fun. I'm
    hoping to see some great deals on netbooks. If I had any brains, I'd
    pick up a couple. OTOH, in a few years, my guess is that most everybody
    will be using something like the Amazon Kindle Fire. I'm not sure if I
    can handle a 7" screen but that's the breaks.

  13. #13
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On 10/7/2011 11:30 AM, Dan Abel wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > dsi1<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> My guess is that netbooks will be phased out in favor of tablets. If
    >> you like having a small lightweight device with a real keyboard, you
    >> might consider picking up a backup or two. I'm betting there'll be
    >> pretty good bargains.

    >
    > I didn't believe you. I went to the Costco online site. Yup, only two
    > netbooks and SEVEN tablets! No deals, though.
    >
    > If you want a tablet and a real keyboard, I looked at that a few weeks
    > ago. For the ipad, there are a ton of real keyboards, in many
    > configurations. Many double as a case. Some are wireless. Some look
    > just like a netbook. All can be left at home when you just need a
    > tablet.
    >


    The tablets are seriously eroding into the sales of netbooks. I think
    it's likely that there will be a firesale on these things. OTOH, the big
    hitch in selling netbooks for $99 is that would be cheaper than the
    retail price of the Win7 OS on the machine. $200 might be the lowest
    prices we'll see.

  14. #14
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I like the portability of the iPad but typing on glass is not fun. I'm
    > hoping to see some great deals on netbooks. If I had any brains, I'd
    > pick up a couple. OTOH, in a few years, my guess is that most everybody
    > will be using something like the Amazon Kindle Fire. I'm not sure if I
    > can handle a 7" screen but that's the breaks.



    I use a Griffin stylus to peck at the screen keyboard and anything that
    doesn't require two finger/three finger manipulation. Keeps the screen
    super clean rather than clearing finger oil smear on a steady basis.

    Andy
    I'm not lazy. I'm an efficiency expert.

  15. #15
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    On 10/7/2011 12:42 PM, Andy wrote:
    > dsi1<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I like the portability of the iPad but typing on glass is not fun. I'm
    >> hoping to see some great deals on netbooks. If I had any brains, I'd
    >> pick up a couple. OTOH, in a few years, my guess is that most everybody
    >> will be using something like the Amazon Kindle Fire. I'm not sure if I
    >> can handle a 7" screen but that's the breaks.

    >
    >
    > I use a Griffin stylus to peck at the screen keyboard and anything that
    > doesn't require two finger/three finger manipulation. Keeps the screen
    > super clean rather than clearing finger oil smear on a steady basis.
    >
    > Andy
    > I'm not lazy. I'm an efficiency expert.


    Titanium studs implanted onto both thumbpads will be the must-have
    accessory for the computer user of the future. :-)

  16. #16
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 10/7/2011 12:42 PM, Andy wrote:
    >> dsi1<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I like the portability of the iPad but typing on glass is not fun.

    I'm
    >>> hoping to see some great deals on netbooks. If I had any brains, I'd
    >>> pick up a couple. OTOH, in a few years, my guess is that most

    everybody
    >>> will be using something like the Amazon Kindle Fire. I'm not sure if

    I
    >>> can handle a 7" screen but that's the breaks.

    >>
    >>
    >> I use a Griffin stylus to peck at the screen keyboard and anything

    that
    >> doesn't require two finger/three finger manipulation. Keeps the screen
    >> super clean rather than clearing finger oil smear on a steady basis.
    >>
    >> Andy
    >> I'm not lazy. I'm an efficiency expert.

    >
    > Titanium studs implanted onto both thumbpads will be the must-have
    > accessory for the computer user of the future. :-)



    dsi1,

    Touché!

    Best,

    Andy

  17. #17
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    In article <j6nbfl$c20$[email protected]>,
    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But the iPad2 is what travels with me and I'd love to be able to
    > participate in Usenet when I'm on the road.


    I have Newstap Lite on my iTouch. I don't know if that is available
    for iPad.

    --
    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  18. #18
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: OT: Usenet Reader for iPad

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Boron Elgar <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I use NewsTap. It has many drawbacks, but is the best I have found. I
    > use it out of necessity, never from choice.


    That's where I am, too, using it.

    --
    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  19. #19
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Usenet Reader for iPad

    Ranee at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Boron Elgar <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I use NewsTap. It has many drawbacks, but is the best I have found. I
    >> use it out of necessity, never from choice.

    >
    > That's where I am, too, using it.


    This is message was typed on my iPad with NewsTap.

    --
    Enjoy Life... Nad

  20. #20
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Usenet Reader for iPad

    Nadir wrote:

    > This is message was typed on my iPad with NewsTap.


    This is message laughter much at you and awkward phrasing.

    Bob



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