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  • Am thinking of getting an iPad (9.7" non-pro, seems to be the only good option for tablets), and am wondering about ad-blocking apps.

    Do the standard ones work with Chrome, or only with Safari? Can you sync iOS Safari with your Chrome account?



  • Can I join in and ask a question too please?

    I want to get some sort of tablet, but for two main reasons only - to read on and to watch stuff when travelling on a plane.

    I don't need the most high tech, or the most expensive (in fact I'm leaning against that because I'm not a tablet person around the house kind of guy).

    Any suggestions?



  • @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    Can I join in and ask a question too please?

    I want to get some sort of tablet, but for two main reasons only - to read on and to watch stuff when travelling on a plane.

    I don't need the most high tech, or the most expensive (in fact I'm leaning against that because I'm not a tablet person around the house kind of guy).

    Any suggestions?

    As an android/ pc guy I'd say the ipads and minis are very good. If you want a tablet with expandable memory then the Samsung galaxy tab is better. I go for minis or 8" androids, a little small but easy for the kids to use



  • @Tim I have my kids iPads with Safari linked to my chrome on Windows.



  • @taniwharugby Cool, does that sync passwords, bookmarks etc?



  • @Tim not 100% but I don't think so.

    I only have it linked so I can see what my 11 year old son is googling....



  • @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    Can I join in and ask a question too please?

    I want to get some sort of tablet, but for two main reasons only - to read on and to watch stuff when travelling on a plane.

    I don't need the most high tech, or the most expensive (in fact I'm leaning against that because I'm not a tablet person around the house kind of guy).

    Any suggestions?

    As an android/ pc guy I'd say the ipads and minis are very good. If you want a tablet with expandable memory then the Samsung galaxy tab is better. I go for minis or 8" androids, a little small but easy for the kids to use

    No kids for me to worry about!

    I'm probably wanting closer to 10" as I'll be watching stuff on it, but then not too big because I want to be able to read it as well. 😉



  • @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    Can I join in and ask a question too please?

    I want to get some sort of tablet, but for two main reasons only - to read on and to watch stuff when travelling on a plane.

    I don't need the most high tech, or the most expensive (in fact I'm leaning against that because I'm not a tablet person around the house kind of guy).

    Any suggestions?

    As an android/ pc guy I'd say the ipads and minis are very good. If you want a tablet with expandable memory then the Samsung galaxy tab is better. I go for minis or 8" androids, a little small but easy for the kids to use

    No kids for me to worry about!

    I'm probably wanting closer to 10" as I'll be watching stuff on it, but then not too big because I want to be able to read it as well. 😉

    The wife has a big iPad. The display is very sharp



  • @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    Can I join in and ask a question too please?

    I want to get some sort of tablet, but for two main reasons only - to read on and to watch stuff when travelling on a plane.

    I don't need the most high tech, or the most expensive (in fact I'm leaning against that because I'm not a tablet person around the house kind of guy).

    Any suggestions?

    As an android/ pc guy I'd say the ipads and minis are very good. If you want a tablet with expandable memory then the Samsung galaxy tab is better. I go for minis or 8" androids, a little small but easy for the kids to use

    No kids for me to worry about!

    I'm probably wanting closer to 10" as I'll be watching stuff on it, but then not too big because I want to be able to read it as well. 😉

    The wife has a big iPad. The display is very sharp

    One of the Pros? I find them to be comically large (and I'm too cheap/unwilling to pay over $1k for a tablet).

    I guess I should have said tablets less than $500.00 🙂



  • @Tim said in Tech Questions:

    Am thinking of getting an iPad (9.7" non-pro, seems to be the only good option for tablets), and am wondering about ad-blocking apps.

    Do the standard ones work with Chrome, or only with Safari? Can you sync iOS Safari with your Chrome account?

    Why Safari Tim? Install Chrome onto the iPad, then everything from Chrome on your desktop sync's over to your tablet (and vica verca). It even can open tabs you have currently open on your desktop on your tablet. All you need to do to enable this is log into your Google account on your tablet.



  • @Stockcar86 Adblocking. The iOS native adblockers don't work in Chrome, IIRC?



  • @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    Can I join in and ask a question too please?

    I want to get some sort of tablet, but for two main reasons only - to read on and to watch stuff when travelling on a plane.

    I don't need the most high tech, or the most expensive (in fact I'm leaning against that because I'm not a tablet person around the house kind of guy).

    Any suggestions?

    As an android/ pc guy I'd say the ipads and minis are very good. If you want a tablet with expandable memory then the Samsung galaxy tab is better. I go for minis or 8" androids, a little small but easy for the kids to use

    No kids for me to worry about!

    I'm probably wanting closer to 10" as I'll be watching stuff on it, but then not too big because I want to be able to read it as well. 😉

    The wife has a big iPad. The display is very sharp

    One of the Pros? I find them to be comically large (and I'm too cheap/unwilling to pay over $1k for a tablet).

    I guess I should have said tablets less than $500.00 🙂

    This is what I've got 200 of the store owners from work using:

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/TABSAM5800/Samsung-Galaxy-TAB-A-101-WiFi-Tablet--White---16GB

    Decent price point if you just need WiFi and not a SIM card for your connectivity. Big enough to read ebooks from (same size as iPad mini)



  • @Nepia if you can, have a look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet - I have the cheap one (< $300 oz) and it does the job for Netflix etc.

    The "Plus version" is a 50% price hike but pretty well spec'd

    (On a side note: if anyone is after a value-for-money Android phone the new Nokia 6 Black is AUD$399 and carries some impressive specs).



  • @Nepia I have an Amazon fire for throwing in my bag on short trips to watch and read on. Does the trick, though maybe a bit small for what you want? Cheap and cheerful though.



  • @Tim said in Tech Questions:

    The iOS native adblockers don't work in Chrome, IIRC?

    Yeah pretty sure they are only safari extensions. In a choice between a few ads and being forced to use safari - I pick ads

    You aren't interested in the new reasonably sized pro?



  • Cool, thanks for the tips guys.

    @Bones They seem cheap, do they have video capability? Also, are you restricted to Kindle or can other E-reading software be added?

    @NTA Are those the ones with the cirlce edge on one side?

    @Stargazer I've been looking at those ones at JB Hifi and at that price point they're similar to an iPad?



  • @Stockcar86 said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    @canefan said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia said in Tech Questions:

    Can I join in and ask a question too please?

    I want to get some sort of tablet, but for two main reasons only - to read on and to watch stuff when travelling on a plane.

    I don't need the most high tech, or the most expensive (in fact I'm leaning against that because I'm not a tablet person around the house kind of guy).

    Any suggestions?

    As an android/ pc guy I'd say the ipads and minis are very good. If you want a tablet with expandable memory then the Samsung galaxy tab is better. I go for minis or 8" androids, a little small but easy for the kids to use

    No kids for me to worry about!

    I'm probably wanting closer to 10" as I'll be watching stuff on it, but then not too big because I want to be able to read it as well. 😉

    The wife has a big iPad. The display is very sharp

    One of the Pros? I find them to be comically large (and I'm too cheap/unwilling to pay over $1k for a tablet).

    I guess I should have said tablets less than $500.00 🙂

    This is what I've got 200 of the store owners from work using:

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/TABSAM5800/Samsung-Galaxy-TAB-A-101-WiFi-Tablet--White---16GB

    Decent price point if you just need WiFi and not a SIM card for your connectivity. Big enough to read ebooks from (same size as iPad mini)

    We have one if those too. I find the browsing is a little clunky compared to the iPad



  • @Tim

    Adblocker: I have been using Adblock Plus for ages now. It's very effective. If there is a downside, then maybe that it slows down loading pages a little bit, but that may be the case with every adblocker.
    It's available for iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Safari.



  • @Nepia I think your question was meant for @Stockcar86?



  • @Stargazer said in Tech Questions:

    @Nepia I think your question was meant for @Stockcar86?

    Hahahaha, clearly I can't tell you Bay boys apart!


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