December 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm #24882
Bonjour from Paris in Fenchglish
As a rather old senior I made the effort of buying a tablet. Why the Nexiu 7? No real reason
it just happened.
A very beautiful object, a very confusing object for one having spent his life in computing
from the days each machine had its own DOS.
So it is far more beautiful than expected. But very confusing
Is it really normal that I cannot listen to the BBC channels because they use an addition, called, is it “flash”? I cannot listen to France Musique or France Culture for the same reason
I was hoping to find tens of thousands of free books, and this is were I am
perplexed by the Nexus, it appears to be a hook to make me buy goods. I
therefore bought the nice book “Nexus 7 for Dummies” and am progressing even if the book assumes that my greatest life objective is to be part of a friend community.
Incidentally I had to buy a booster as at home the signal wanes after 6 meters. And it does not recognize WI-FI at MacDonald.
A very frightening object for a senior. I must admit that I did not know what an “application” was and am not sure that I could explain it today to my grand-nephew. Sorry, he could explain it to me.
Sorry for the rambling, any advice about music (free, classical, streaming) and books (free and free and free) is welcome.
Gone is the year, terrified of the coming year
Ambabelle, Mourir Pour Rien (MPR)December 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm #24887
Welcome to the site!
I would recommend downloading the Kindle app and with this you can search for free books on Amazon.
There are also sites that will help you find free ebooks for example:
For streaming music, I would recommend downloading TuneIn Radio. And also sign up to Google Music if it is available in France, this allows you to upload your existing music collection at no cost.
My wife is bringing up our son to speak French, the big problem we have is that all French TV channels block their content to UK users. We’d gladly pay a reasonable fee to subscribe but they don’t seem to want our money…!January 1, 2013 at 10:56 am #24895
Be encouraged. I too remember the days when a computer needed a large room for itself (to accommodate the air-conditioning!) even if it had less computing power than today’s wrist watch! The most important thing is confidence, to be sure that if there is a way to do something you will find it. As in the days of DOS (and Fortran II).
‘Flash’ should be free…
The internet can be a source of a lot of help (such as this forum) but I must admit I prefer the larger screen of a desktop to the 18cm tablet when viewing the results.
It can also be a means of keeping contact with music, books, the arts without having to live in the centre of a large city. But, as in a city with its brightly lit shop windows and advertising, it is a place where those whose living depends on selling their products can put them on display. So Google (etc) make their offering.
My wife (for whose use our tablet was bought) has no computer experience but has been impressed with herself at how easily she is coping with her own email instead of relying on me 100%. Hurrah!
I might have attempted to write this in French, but your English is better than my French ever was – c’est la vie!January 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm #24896
Paris, who stole our winter?
This was the first message read in 2013
I was not expecting such a good beginning
Many many thanks
Stupidly I tried to reply using “reply”.
so this is the second mail of the year.
I am really grateful
The year could not have started any better.
Avec toute ma reconnaissance
nsJanuary 2, 2013 at 10:27 am #24904
You can find many free ebooks via the Aldiko ebook app, which I like due to the font size and display options, or the Guttenberg Project website. No doubt there are many others. Is it just me or is the native Google Books app a pile of…? No, when I download a book I want it to stay on my device without having to pin it!
Annabelle, You’ve found the right place for freindly advice!January 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm #24944
Paris, we survived the New Year. Did we?
Many thanks and gratitude. I am not getting listed for the award of the Best User of the Year but at least I am less terrified. Aldiko assumes that I am not interested in English books. Wrong assumption. I managed to get music ,The Well Tempered Klavier out of YouTube, but they assumed that I can hear whispers, which I cannot (did you say something?). It i not in the setting, they are OK. It is really a marvelous piece of machine, what will it become when I do understand how to use it? Even my book, “nexus for idiots”, assumes that that lens on the front is for decorative purpose only, no mention of taking pictures. Amazed and in wonder at the application for News Flow which is even better than the Google News on my computer. I was going to try the GPS but got cold feet, so this is for tomorrow. On my GPS in Sweden it tried to make me cross the mighty Fyris river on a bride gone for at least ten years and drove me up a one way street. Hope this one is more up to date. What a wonderful machine, listening to Bach in my bed!!!! I have been dreaming of it for decades and it happened. Avec mes remerciements les plus sincères (Nils)January 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm #24945
Paris, dark and muddy. OK, I got it and connected to hundredzeros. And got to the kindle book list and wonders of wonders, some are for free. But please, does that mean that if I download a kindle free book, it will be accepted by my Nexus?. Incidentally I have not yet discovered the function “delete” to get rid of my errors. But you are quite right, the European Union? rules are not OK, the treaty states that you are free to sell wherever you want, not to buy wherever you want. It took me 3 years to find a way of buying Swedish books. It is so unfair. What would radio have become if it had been restricted to a county? J’avance, j’avance, mais ça ne va pas vite. Remerciements chaleureux. (Stalbrand). And if you know that my provider is numericable.com then you have my email.