Genii Nov. 2011 Missing

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Postby Frank Lehmann » 10/31/11 08:53 PM

The latest issue of iGenii (Nov. 2011) is not appearing on my iPad (iOS5 on an iPad2) as a download, as earlier issues have. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/01/11 12:48 AM

It's not something that needs to be fixed.

Leave the app open and after a time you should see a whirring circle near the lines at the outer left corner which show the strength of your wi-fi signal. The app automatically updates itself and after a while the new issue will appear on the screen. Then you can download it.

If the app doesn't refresh itself, then quit the app, turn off your iPad. Turn it back on and tap the app again. The new issue should show up.
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Postby Frank Lehmann » 11/01/11 10:21 AM

Richard,

Thank you. Restarting the iPad (something I forget to regularly do) did the trick.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/01/11 11:35 AM

Restarting (rebooting) is something that PC folks seem to know, and something that Mac folks seem to ignore. Most Mac folks just put their devices to sleep and that's not good. Restarting your device regularly helps it clean itself up.
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Postby mrgoat » 11/01/11 12:01 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:ost Mac folks just put their devices to sleep and that's not good. Restarting your device regularly helps it clean itself up.


Sorry, but that is utter codswallop.
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Postby Don Hendrix » 11/01/11 03:03 PM

Well, codswallop works very well.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/01/11 04:22 PM

"Thanks."
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Postby mrgoat » 11/01/11 04:23 PM

If an app has an issue, resetting an iOS device can sometimes fix it. The part that was codswallop, which is why I quoted that specific part, is that restarting osx or iOS devices regularly helps it clean itself up.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/01/11 04:48 PM

I remain defiant!
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Postby Pete McCabe » 11/02/11 12:39 AM

Actually there is a difference between restarting your iPad and restarting just a single app. Very few people seem to know this. I'm betting Damian is one of them.
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Postby mrgoat » 11/02/11 03:51 AM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I remain defiant!


Well I'm sure you'd have lots of links at your fingertips to explain why iOS needs rebooting then?

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Postby Ivanovich » 11/02/11 08:53 AM

Restarting OS X DOESN'T help "clean it up". This is a UNIX operating system and is designed to be left on FOR YEARS. It's one of the benefits of going UNIX/Linux.

However, the "genius" at the Apple store told me that it is good SOP to restart your iOS devices every once in a while since it CAN get bogged down with artifacts from running the various apps.

How often is "every once in a while"? I was told once a week/month. Whatever. Makes me wonder about THAT advice, too. ;-)
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/02/11 09:25 AM

If you are wallowing in codswollop, and installing more codswollop - it's not the OS's fault that it gets bogged down.

Go ahead and load UBUNTU. Poorly behaved applications will still bog down then lock up an OS ;)
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Postby Bill Marquardt » 11/02/11 04:39 PM

Genii November 2011 is still missing from my mailbox. How do I reset that?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/02/11 04:45 PM

Do you mean the paper issue? If so, no resetting required: just patience.
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Postby Bill Marquardt » 11/02/11 05:07 PM

Yes, the paper issue has not arrived yet. I just sent an email asking how long I should wait before purchasing a replacement in case it never comes. Perhaps a postal employee saw the free dvd and... no, that would never happen.
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Postby Scott M. » 11/02/11 06:04 PM

I just got mine today in New York City.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/02/11 06:22 PM

We do replace missing issues, but not until the 20th of the dated month.
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