Viewing Purestorm on an I pad

Viewing Purestorm on an I pad

22 posts
23 July 2014
DaveinSurrey
Photographer
DaveinSurrey
Over the last couple of days when i view this site on my I pad the web page is not full screen. It is across to the left hand side and then just a blank to the right. When i tap the Purestorm part i can then get it to expand full screen. But if i refresh or look at another page etc then when i return to the home page it is half screen again.

Is it something i am doing wrong? (i didn't use to have this problem). Are others suffering the same problem?

I would be most grateful for any advice on solving it.

Thanks,
Dave.

Moderator Input
We have flagged this query for the webmasters but please remember that not all browsers are
identical,  not all devices work in the same way, and not all system upgrades can be easily catered for.

For many the optimum way to view Purestorm on a tablet or smartphone is through the dedicated
mobile site

Posted 23 July 2014
Edited by Jacqui 23 July 2014
anthonyh
Photographer
anthonyh
Try downloading a different web browser and see what happens. I find Chrome works well. In general, even if there is a dedicated app, I still prefer to use the browser approach which duplicates the computer experience.


Posted 23 July 2014
thestarglider
Photographer
thestarglider
I think it's a page formatting issue (perhaps with some changes been done to the site?) as the same thing occurs on my Samsung Galaxy S5, and again has only been doing it for a couple of days.

Posted 23 July 2014
pmeu
Photographer
pmeu
+1 ... I-Pad using Chrome

Posted 23 July 2014
I get the same on my Ipad using safari and chrome

Posted 23 July 2014
TerryTurner
Photographer
TerryTurner
Same problem for me, only started doing it a few days ago.

Posted 23 July 2014
Bob
Photographer
Bob
Off-topic on-topic question from a computer illiterate. Does anybody know how I can get Firefox as a browser on a tablet without first signing up for a Google account on it (thereby giving Google pretty much unfettered access to all my private information)?
Bob
Posted 23 July 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
Bob
Off-topic on-topic question from a computer illiterate. Does anybody know how I can get Firefox as a browser on a tablet without first signing up for a Google account on it (thereby giving Google pretty much unfettered access to all my private information)? Bob
Don't you think that Google already have access to nearly everything, along with GCHQ, NSC and your ISP. Any reluctance to gleefuly reveal everything is obviously a sign that you have something to hide... and will make you liable to further surveillance.
Posted 23 July 2014
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
Bob

Does anybody know how I can get Firefox as a browser on a tablet ?



Just a suggestion... Look at Dolphin Browser for Android Tablet in the Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser&hl=en_GB


Best regards
Paul
Posted 23 July 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
Paul_Jones
Just a suggestion... Look at Dolphin Browser for Android Tablet in the Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser&hl=en_GB Best regards Paul
He can get Firefox in the Play store, it's the play store he objects to
Posted 23 July 2014
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
stolenfaces

He can get Firefox in the Play store, it's the play store he objects to


I got that, thanks.  I was just offering Dolphin as an alternative to Firefox.



Posted 23 July 2014
Tim
Model
Tim


Thanks everyone for letting us know about this pesky issue, we are investigating it at the moment trying to establish what has caused this over the last few days. Thanks for your patience while we work on it.

Cheers,
Tim.



 

Posted 24 July 2014
Edited by ForumModerator 24 July 2014
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
Bob

Off-topic on-topic question from a computer illiterate. Does anybody know how I can get Firefox as a browser on a tablet without first signing up for a Google account on it (thereby giving Google pretty much unfettered access to all my private information)?
Bob


Well you can always get an Ipad ... oh and the Apple have complete access to all your private information.  It alwasy amuses me that Google take the rap for collecting info but everyone "forgets" that Apple as just as bad....  Apple were tracking uses for nearly a year before admiting to it and allowing users to disable such functionality. 

However whichever one you use you will need to balance the loss of "privacy" with the gain in flexibilty of working.  Using Android products with google (or Apple products) you get to see all you info  on all devices without doing anything.  So if you have nothing to hide it s really useful.

Posted 24 July 2014
Bob
Photographer
Bob
stolenfaces

Don't you think that Google already have access to nearly everything, along with GCHQ, NSC and your ISP. 

I'm well aware of the type of information that official bodies hold on me, as the nature of my work has meant that over the last quarter of century I have been subject to vetting by UK, US, NATO and even UN, security agencies. However they, unlike Google, do not harvest all one's personal data for commercial purposes or pay scant regard to personal privacy. As for the ISPs that I use, many of them don't have a clue precisely who I am so any info they glean and collate is likely to be of little use.

stolenfaces

Any reluctance to gleefuly reveal everything is obviously a sign that you have something to hide... and will make you liable to further surveillance.

Some of the work I do means there are some personal details that I do have to hide, on both personal safety and security grounds, which is why I don't use FaceBook or LinkedIn etc., why I prefer to use a computer rather than a smartphone (I don't even own one) to access the internet, why I use Private Browsing when accessing many websites, and why I never publicly discuss where I am going on assignment beforehand. Only 18 months ago a very close friend of 25 years was assassinated by a regime which objected to his photography work, partly because he was not as internet privacy conscious as he should have been, and I don't plan on joining him for some time yet.

I reckon it is crazy to voluntarily give away all one's personal info to an unregulated multinational corporation, so if the only way of using a tablet as anything other than an image storage & display device is to sign my life away to Google I think I'll keep it just for offline use.

Bob

Posted 24 July 2014
Tim
Model
Tim
Well it doesn't look like this is going to be a simple fix so we are digging deeper into this one, thanks for your continued patience.

Cheers,
Tim.
Posted 25 July 2014
Edited by ForumModerator 25 July 2014
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