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    Default iPad and Linux

    I don't have any Apple products.
    But they use them at college. They have a rack full of them.
    Used for quite bit of video recording, especially in teacher training.

    Thing is: They have to upload the videos to youtube or some such. They can't just copy the files off the iPad like through a cable connection.
    All the other school computers are Windows.

    So I say: Surely you can connect these things to windows?? But apparently not!

    Who had the bright idea of getting iPads then I say? ....

    So I wonder why they didn't choose Android or Microsoft tablets?

    If anyone knows different
    ie: Has connected windows or Linux to ipads, I'd be interested.... (Don't know which model they are... not the latest for sure)
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    Isn't that what the apple app does? Else use the cloud (dropbox, apple cloud etc)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Isn't that what the apple app does? Else use the cloud (dropbox, apple cloud etc)?
    Apple app... no idea

    I was trying to find a solution that didn't require lengthy uploads to a cloud

    Just a copy and paste from the device to a computer.
    It's retarded if you can't actually connect directly to the device....
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Apple app... no idea

    I was trying to find a solution that didn't require lengthy uploads to a cloud

    Just a copy and paste from the device to a computer.
    It's retarded if you can't actually connect directly to the device....
    I think there are apps to do that, of course it costs.... good business model if you ask me....

    I use sftp or bluetooth, but that's android to linux....

    But I thought hooking it to their Tunes app gives access, but I guess that it needs to be registered etc, can only be used on x amount of computer etc....sigh
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    On Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:16:01 +0000, caf4926 wrote:

    > I don't have any Apple products.
    > But they use them at college. They have a rack full of them.
    > Used for quite bit of video recording, especially in teacher training.
    >
    > Thing is: They have to upload the videos to youtube or some such. They
    > can't just copy the files off the iPad like through a cable connection.
    > All the other school computers are Windows.
    >
    > So I say: Surely you can connect these things to windows?? But
    > apparently not!
    >
    > Who had the bright idea of getting iPads then I say? ....
    >
    > So I wonder why they didn't choose Android or Microsoft tablets?
    >
    > If anyone knows different ie: Has connected windows or Linux to ipads,
    > I'd be interested.... (Don't know which model they are... not the latest
    > for sure)


    I seem to recall there is a way to do it, but the iPad doesn't present
    itself as a normal filesystem of any sort, so getting files off of it
    still proved to be a bit of a challenge.

    I think there's an iOS version of btsync, which doesn't require a "cloud"
    to transfer files, but instead will keep things synced between local
    devices. I use the Linux and Android versions myself, and quite like it.

    That might be the easiest solution.

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    Good plan then of the college

    IMO they would have been better using Microsoft tablets
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Good plan then of the college

    IMO they would have been better using Microsoft tablets
    I've heard good reports about an app called GoodReader. Not free, but might be a viable solution for file transfer to/from server.

    http://www.goodiware.com/goodreader.html

    One review here

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tab...he-enterprise/

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    iPads and Chromebooks take a similar approach: do everything through the cloud. In many contexts - for example, when the engineers came round to plan the installation of my new central heating boiler - this makes far more sense than carrying round all the paraphernalia for a physical connection.

    I suspect the younger generation will soon look as bemused at the mention of a cable connection as a young adult geek recently was by the mention of RS232.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    iPads and Chromebooks take a similar approach: do everything through the cloud. In many contexts - for example, when the engineers came round to plan the installation of my new central heating boiler - this makes far more sense than carrying round all the paraphernalia for a physical connection.

    I suspect the younger generation will soon look as bemused at the mention of a cable connection as a young adult geek recently was by the mention of RS232.
    Heh, reminds me of other newfangled technology such as the Kansas City Satndard (tape cassette interfaces)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City_standard

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    On 2014-02-03 22:56, john hudson wrote:
    >
    > iPads and Chromebooks take a similar approach: do everything through the
    > cloud. In many contexts - for example, when the engineers came round to
    > plan the installation of my new central heating boiler - this makes far
    > more sense than carrying round all the paraphernalia for a physical
    > connection.
    >
    > I suspect the younger generation will soon look as bemused at the
    > mention of a cable connection as a young adult geek recently was by the
    > mention of RS232.


    Except those "security conscious" (aka paranoids), or "speed freaks" :-)

    Just wait for the fiber USB7 standard.

    (or not wait - such a thing is technologically possible as soon as they
    want to. But if they release it, other current technologies are
    unsalable. Better wait.)

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