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Getting a GPS receiver to work with Windows 8.x & 10
Ken in Regina
If you're using your phone's browser to access the forum you should hit the "Reply to Topic" big button, not just start typing in the "Quick Reply" box. Then you can scroll down to the box that says "Attach files". When you click on the "Manage Attachments" button you'll get the selection to upload the file.

That will work fine from an Android phone. I have no idea whether or how it will work on an iPhone. No experience.

Or you can upload the picture to your PC and do the same as in the first paragraph on your PC.

I realize that the maps with lifetime updates are worth it, if you don't have any yet. I already have all the Google, Open Street Maps, and Here (Bing) offline maps, and more (Topo Canada, Backroad Mapbooks, offroad trail maps, etc.). And I don't really need Yet Another navigation program for my PC. I would just buy it so I can maintain some familiarity with it, is all. So that makes a different set of decision criteria for me.

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Boyd
Kind of funny that you use a PC for navigation but a phone for web browsing.

If you use Safari (built-in web browser) on an iPhone, laptopgpsworld.com is exactly the same as the desktop version. There are some apps just for accessing forums on iOS but I haven't used them.
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ohiobenz
Boyd, I'm setting up a system that can do Nav, video, music and web in my truck. The only time I'm on a PC otherwise is in the evening, or at work.
Since no Droid or iOs tablet can do all of the tasks, a Windows tablet was the only answer.
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by Boyd
Kind of funny that you use a PC for navigation but a phone for web browsing.

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I almost never use the PC for navigation any more. I've got a good Garmin 5" PND mounted in the minivan and a Garmin Montana on the bike.

If I need something quick and simple I've got offline maps for Google and Here-We-Go on my phone. If I need something a bit more sophisticated I've also got ALK CoPilot on the phone complete with my personal favorites loaded.

I do use the phone's browser (Chrome) when the PC isn't handy. In fact with my Nexus 6P I now use the phone for pretty much anything when the Surface Pro 4 isn't immediately handy.

The way we travel the past while doesn't require much in the way of navigation any more. We have a pretty good idea how to get from Town A to Town B so we only use navigation devices for "local" navigation, to find a specific business or address in whatever town we're in.

Or to get us back to somewhere familiar when we decide to wander somewhere new and get ourselves "lost".

We use Google or Here on the PC or phone (whichever is handy) to break longer trips down into drive-able length pieces and get an idea where to stay overnight. That's usually the extent of our planning for longer trips. But we don't take seriously long trips anyway. These days it's usually 3 or 4 days of driving in either direction (here to the coast a couple or three times this summer, for instance).

Over the years we've traveled nearly every possible route between here and there so once we decide which roads to take we just need a refresher of travel times for hotel reservations.

By the way, I'm thinking of getting the new OnePlus 6 that was just released. A wee bit more screen real estate without a physically bigger phone, overall. Probably more important is getting additional storage. My 6P is just 32GB and not expandable. As I use it more for more things I'm finding it's just a bit cramped. I'll probably get 128GB this time around.

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Boyd
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Originally Posted by ohiobenz
Boyd, I'm setting up a system that can do Nav, video, music and web in my truck.
Hey, that's all fine. But it's just funny to ask a phone question in a thread about using PC's.

Clearly a tablet can do all your tasks but apparently you have reasons to prefer a Windows solution. Again, that's fine - use whatever suits your needs. But I would have to disagree with the dogmatic statement "no Droid or iOs tablet can do all of the tasks, a Windows tablet was the only answer"
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by ohiobenz
Boyd, I'm setting up a system that can do Nav, video, music and web in my truck. The only time I'm on a PC otherwise is in the evening, or at work.
Since no Droid or iOs tablet can do all of the tasks, a Windows tablet was the only answer.
I know exactly what you mean. I was there once, for quite a long time - years.

For a very long time my needs could only be matched by PC software. But two things have changed for me. First, the phones have become more competent at more things. Not everything, as you know, but more.

At the same time my needs have been changing. Subtly, but just enough over the years that my phone can nearly do everything I want now.

I do find the real keyboard and larger screen of my Surface Pro 4 much more convenient so I still pack it along on car trips for use when we are stopped. But my phone is now sufficient enough that it's the only thing I take on a bike trip.

To be honest, the Garmin PND in the minivan and the Garmin Montana on my bike spend far more time in "dashboard" mode than in navigation mode these days.

...ken...
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by Boyd
Hey, that's all fine. But it's just funny to ask a phone question in a thread about using PC's.

Clearly a tablet can do all your tasks but apparently you have reasons to prefer a Windows solution. Again, that's fine - use whatever suits your needs. But I would have to disagree with the dogmatic statement "no Droid or iOs tablet can do all of the tasks, a Windows tablet was the only answer"
Without knowing what ohiobenz's particular needs are, that's just as foolish a comment. I can think of a number of combinations of things where a Windows tablet is the only realistic solution.

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Boyd
I think you just want to argue.

I said "apparently you have reasons to prefer a Windows solution". This is basically the same as your point about "a number of combinations of things where a Windows tablet is the only realistic solution".

Read what I wrote again. ohiobenz made a blanket statement that "no Droid or iOs tablet can do all of the tasks". I'm sorry, but Android and iOS tablets can both do "Nav, video, music and web" using a wide variety of apps.

As I said, he just has "reasons to prefer a Windows solution". So why is my comment so "foolish"?
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by Boyd
I think you just want to argue.
Yes.

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Boyd
ohiobenz
Boyd,
I spent several months researching the capabilities of different tablets. I contacted Samsung support, and Apple iPad support directly in order to find a larger than my Galaxy S8+ display which was capable of functioning as a video monitor.
I have an HVR which monitors multiple cameras. It is basically a commercial security system for mobile use.
My preference actually would have been an iPad mini because it would have allowed me to video chat with my grandkids while on the road.
So, unless everyone was dumb enough to lie to me when I'm standing there with cash in hand, no tablets out there that are Android or iOS based can function as a monitor for an external video source. They all can project their screen to a secondary monitor, but not incoming video like I wanted to do.
Imagine a store security system with muliple cams, all in small windows, touch the one you want and it can go to full screen.... So you want to see where you are backing up to.... bingo full screen view. Driving down the highway and can't quite see the right lane etc etc. Meanwhile it is recording all in HD for playback and editing, incident and accidents.
At the same time Maps are running in the background and your faborite tunes are playing off a flashdrive.
Only possible in Windows...
Boyd
That makes perfect sense... I was just reacting to your original statement that only said "Nav, video, music and web".

I think there are ways to view live video on an iPad, but they are quite expensive. For example: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/tips-and-solutions/10-ways-new-ipad-can-help-pr...fessional-filmmakers
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The iPad can also make an excellent field monitor with the help of a Teradek Cube encoder. The Cube encodes a camera’s video output and then streams it via Wi-Fi to numerous iOS devices and/or computers. For iOS devices, you must download the TeraCentral app.
ohiobenz
Right, and then try to do a split screen with Maps running on the other 1/2 lol.
Im doing this with all off the shelf components...
But it took quite a bit of work to bring a system that does that all together. In my FJ Cruiser I'll only be running a max of 4 cams. In my Stewie I'll have 6 or 8 cams; font, rear, 2 mirror cams plus one in front of each wheel.
This is all just a pilot lol. My next goal is figuring out how to feed a drone cam int the HVR ��
tcassidy
Maps Pro Open Maps maps are on sale right now at 50% off. Canada costs CA $11.59 plus tax.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Yes. That's why I said $20 for North America. You have to buy Canada and the US separately. Not outrageous for lifetime updates but I already have them and more for Garmin and ALK so I have to decide how bad I want them for just messing around.

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