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Old 06-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #31
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Huh. I've never heard that. Care to detail?
Too many threads on Stanza to bother to rehash.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:28 PM   #32
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Amazon recently released a new version of Kindle and the margins are still stupid on an iPhone. I don't expect Apple to be any smarter with iBooks.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:29 AM   #33
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there is trouble enough on streets
so you must go online to make a difference?
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:41 AM   #34
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Some places I toured in my younger days, when the trouble makers seemed to be jumping out from behind every bush, we would say:

"Keep your head down. The natives are restless tonight!"
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:26 AM   #35
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Amazon recently released a new version of Kindle and the margins are still stupid on an iPhone. I don't expect Apple to be any smarter with iBooks.
One could always hope that if they get rid of that ridiculous pseudo-book UI, they might make more sensible use of the screen real estate. In the meantime I wait for an iPhone version of Marvin and continue with Stanza.

I've reupdated to iOS7 and explored the options further. Mine is looking fairly decent at the moment, I've chosen a wallpaper which actually makes the screens look good, unlike the Apple offerings which are just hideous. Also managed to find a way to stop a lot of background app activity which combined with judicious swipe to terminate is saving my battery. I'll get used to it.

[edit] No I won't. I tried to like the new UI, really I did. But I don't, and thats that. I'll stick with the older firmware until I absolutely have to upgrade... Same with OSX 10.9... I'm part of the beta test but I don't plan to continue and have already restored my system to 10.8.

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #36
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It could make a difference on iPad if it allowed for "two apps on screen simultaneously option" (taking notes or writing and copying while reading etc.) which I doubt it will which is why it wont make much of a difference... UI design is mostly absent in most reading apps and this is what iOS mostly is...
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:21 AM   #37
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Yes. There are new settings that may make a few differences. I posted another thread to point them out.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:57 AM   #38
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The next beta is out now, I may try it again. Its also out for iPad, I'll probably try it on the Mini first.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:20 AM   #39
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The next beta is out now, I may try it again. Its also out for iPad, I'll probably try it on the Mini first.
FYI: I had my touchscreen die on me on the Mini. That was a pretty big bug. It freaked me out even.
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If Jobs was still kicking the size of the iPhone screen would be more current.
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That's an idea that was repeated many times by Steve Jobs. He—and Tim Cook, for that matter—expressed his disgust with the 16:9 format one the iPad and the iPhone, saying that it doesn't make much sense from a design point of view. Except for movies, it's a format that doesn't bring much benefit. And it's actively bad for things like books and magazines.
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That said, Jobs was known for doing an about face every now and then.
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