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Closer Magazine Winter 2013-14

55 TECHNOLOGY Capturing images These days iPads are becoming lighter and easier to carry around – in particular the iPad mini, which is small enough to fit into a jacket pocket. So why not make use of the tablet’s camera function and take it with you on your next Shore Tour? Images are automatically stored onto the device, saving the hassle of having to transfer them onto your computer when you get home. It also means you can easily upload photos onto social networking sites or simply turn on the slideshow setting for a digital photo frame. With your iPad you can take both still photos and videos using the front or back camera. When taking photos, tap on your subject to both focus and meter the light properly. Wherever you tap on the screen, it’ll become the focal point of your photograph. If you’d still prefer to use your digital camera to capture your holiday snaps, the iPad Camera Connection kit from Apple can transfer photos straight from your camera’s memory card to your iPad – so you can store and display your images easily. For your entertainment There are entertainment acts and activities on board every Fred. Olsen cruise to keep you busy all day, everyday, but if you fancy just lounging by the pool or in one of the public areas, your iPad can aid your relaxation. Unwind as you listen to your choice of music, delve into a new novel or enjoy a much-loved favourite, challenge yourself to one of the various (and often very addictive!) computer games or watch the latest movies; all available at your fingertips. Tap on the Newsstand icon (already installed on your iPad) and provided you’re connected to the internet you’re just click a click away from a whole host of magazines and newspapers to purchase, without even having to leave your seat. Remember to take your iPad headphones so you can listen to your favourite music, to your heart’s content. You can even buy a ‘headphone splitter’, so you can share your favourite songs with someone else! www.fredolsencruises.com Exploring destinations Want to know more about a destination you’re visiting or find local restaurants and attractions? Using apps to research your next port of call can be a handy way to plan your time effectively. You can also download maps to help you navigate your way around. See our ‘Useful iPad Apps’ section for some suggestions. We have focused on iPads as they are the most popular tablet – many others are available and many have similar features. If you don’t already have a tablet, we recommend trialling different ones to find which you prefer. Useful iPad Apps The Weather, Contact, Facetime, Calendar apps and more are already installed on your iPad, but here is a list of additional apps that may help you on your next cruise voyage… iBooks or Kindle Both can be downloaded via the iTunes store and offer a wide selection of modern and classic books Tripadvisor Find local restaurants and attractions rated by past visitors Google Translate or iTranslate Translate text in over 70 languages, plus speech and handwriting translation XE Currency A popular and easy-to-use currency calculator that stores the last updated rates, so it can be used offline Trip Journal As long as you’ve got your GPS switched on, this app will create maps of your various explorations, geo-tagged with pictures, videos and notes Apps and websites listed are operated through third parties so we are not responsible for them. We have listed apps and sites that may be useful; these are not recommendations and are used at your own risk. Costs are often incurred for downloads and apps. On board Wi-Fi costs may be subject to change. Information is correct at time of going to press. Availability of recommended apps cannot be guaranteed and charges may apply.


Closer Magazine Winter 2013-14
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