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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:49 pm
I used my iPad as phone, today. My first use of Skype. What a weird thing that is.

Anybody wishing to Skype me will need to know my real name (and there are many people with my name, including three also living in London) and also let me know so that I can have the iPad or the laptop on. My desktop, which is my workhorse computer has no microphone or camera, and is staying that way. I have enough trouble with the bloke who contacts me through FB chat if he happens to catch me - I keep it mostly switched off to discourage him.

On the plus side, though, I have managed to finally find an app which allows one to use an iPad as an extended screen. The odd thing about it is that it's wired, not wireless. Good thing is that there's no lag, but it is strange. I've invested in a six foot fire cable for the iPad for my trip to Wales.

Knowing my luck, they (that is Lone Wolf Development) will announce their browser version at Gen Con, and I'll have bought it all for nothing. We will see.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:18 pm (UTC)
I have now managed to get an up-to-date version of Skype on the laptop (there was an old one, which wouldn't work because it was from the old laptop and therefore registered to the previous owner! Also, it didn't work properly anyway...), and have added you as a contact - well, have sent you a 'contact request' thingy. Not that I use it often, but it's there. I'd already managed to get it on the tablet, which until I got this laptop was really the only machine that could take it (my PC has no mike or camera either).
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:42 pm (UTC)
You appear to be in my list, but are 'Away'! So far I've only ever used it on the tablet, from one side of a friend's living room to the other...

I also have, on the laptop, the peculiar Mac thingy 'FaceTime'. Whatever that is, I'm not sure I understand it. I suppose I could RTFM.
Edited 2015-07-28 12:43 pm (UTC)