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I just got the new Oberon case for the 6 plus and have to say it is really nice, looks and feels good on the phone. No bulk etc. Real pleased with both. The black dragon looks nice on the white face of the gold phone. I have the clear case since the beginning and while I liked it, the dragon really is classy.
 

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I got a new iPhone 6 plus this week and I love it!!!  It seemed big the first day but now I'm used to it.  I got a Speck Candyshell case and a Zagg glass screen protector and I'm in love.
 

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I got a new iPhone 6 plus this week and I love it!!! It seemed big the first day but now I'm used to it. I got a Speck Candyshell case and a Zagg glass screen protector and I'm in love.
It took awhile for me to get use to it but now I love it.
 

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Anybody giving up their in place of the iphone 6a+?

I have to pick up my new $75 off mini by Friday (got an extension) and I'll definitely be getting the 6+ phone in January so now wonder if I will use the mini that much.  I have an ipad 4 and tend to use my MBP at home and not carry the ipad unless I'm traveling or going to be sitting in medical offices all day. 

 

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I almost ordered an iPhone 6 this evening to replace an Android phone. The 64 GB units were out of stock, so I'll have to put off the decision. Which is probably a good thing.  ;D

I'm still looking for a good 3rd party epub reader, as well as an app to filter out spam phone calls.


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I almost ordered an iPhone 6 this evening to replace an Android phone. The 64 GB units were out of stock, so I'll have to put off the decision. Which is probably a good thing. ;D

I'm still looking for a good 3rd party epub reader, as well as an app to filter out spam phone calls.

Mike
For iOS have you tried the Marvin app for ePubs? It only works for nonDRM ePubs but it's excellent. Haven't been keeping up with developments recently but he was considering coming up with an Android version.
 

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For iOS have you tried the Marvin app for ePubs? It only works for nonDRM ePubs but it's excellent. Haven't been keeping up with developments recently but he was considering coming up with an Android version.
Yeah, I've had the Marvin app for a while , but it's on a device running IOS 5.X, so I really don't know what the new one will do other than what is on the product page. But it looks good. The integration with Calibre is important.

I ordered a 64 gig iPhone 6 a little while ago. Here's hoping the number transfer from my current carrier goes OK.

Now I'm looking for a good, used iPad 3rd gen.

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Meemo said:
For iOS have you tried the Marvin app for ePubs? It only works for nonDRM ePubs but it's excellent. Haven't been keeping up with developments recently but he was considering coming up with an Android version.
I'm quite happy with iBooks on my iPhone 5. I like the reader interface and the smoothness of the library interface. iBooks is quite happy with any ePub file, so long as it isn't DRMed by the distributor from whence it came. I have a lot of classics pulled down from Project Gutenberg. (A great site! All avid readers should maintain a bookmark to this site.)
 

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I'm going to have to wait and get my phone later this week to try out the various ebook readers. It's likely that they have changed a lot since IOS 6, which is the latest I have access to at the moment. so it is still up in the air.

Mike
 

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WDR said:
I'm quite happy with iBooks on my iPhone 5. I like the reader interface and the smoothness of the library interface. iBooks is quite happy with any ePub file, so long as it isn't DRMed by the distributor from whence it came. I have a lot of classics pulled down from Project Gutenberg. (A great site! All avid readers should maintain a bookmark to this site.)
One of the things I love about Marvin is that it has a built-in link to several sources of public domain books, including Project Gutenberg (also feed books.com and Internet Archive and Mobileread). You can download directly into Marvin. Of course you can snag many of the better-known classics free from iBooks as well.

I also like the options of background colors and fonts and font colors that Marvin offers - I like to set it so that it looks like a Kindle page. (I've never been a fan of the sepia theme.) Other apps offer some of the additional features as well, I've just always felt like Marvin feels like the developer is a reader who designed it with actual readers in mind. I don't use it as much since I got my Paperwhite, but for a while I was reading on it almost exclusively.
 

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One of the things I love about Marvin is that it has a built-in link to several sources of public domain books, including Project Gutenberg (also feed books.com and Internet Archive and Mobileread). You can download directly into Marvin.
The thing that appeals to me about Marvin is that it can interface with Calibre. Most of my books are in Calibre, so it's a big plus for me. It appears to sync between devices using Dropbox, which is another plus. When my phone gets here next week, I'll start giving them a try.

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Meemo said:
One of the things I love about Marvin is that it has a built-in link to several sources of public domain books, including Project Gutenberg (also feed books.com and Internet Archive and Mobileread). You can download directly into Marvin. Of course you can snag many of the better-known classics free from iBooks as well.

I also like the options of background colors and fonts and font colors that Marvin offers - I like to set it so that it looks like a Kindle page. (I've never been a fan of the sepia theme.) Other apps offer some of the additional features as well, I've just always felt like Marvin feels like the developer is a reader who designed it with actual readers in mind. I don't use it as much since I got my Paperwhite, but for a while I was reading on it almost exclusively.
I'll just have to take a look at Mavin. :)
 

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The thing that appeals to me about Marvin is that it can interface with Calibre. Most of my books are in Calibre, so it's a big plus for me. It appears to sync between devices using Dropbox, which is another plus. When my phone gets here next week, I'll start giving them a try.

Mike
That's my favorite as well, Mike. Not everyone uses Calibre, but for those who do it's great, and for those of us who put their Calibre library into Dropbox, it's even better since we can have the Calibre OPDS catalog in Marvin or go through Dropbox when we aren't near the computer. DH thinks I'm a genius for figuring that one out.
 

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Mike, whooohooo! :D I still love my Apple devices, but I was wondering why you decided this time to order the iPhone 6 over a Samsung Galaxy Phone?
Well, I have perfectly good Galaxy S3, and it's a very nice phone indeed. I've been using Android phones for 4 years or so, and I thought I'd go back to the Evil Empire for a while.

Several reasons present themselves other than I just felt like a change. My preferred geocaching app is IOS-only. The IOS grocery shopping list I like works better than the Android conversion. Syncing between calendars/contacts/reminders/todo lists, etc., is easier in a unified environment. My PDF reading app is IOS-only. My database with all my printed books syncs only with an IOS app. I got tired of having to convert it into another format to use with Android, even though it doesn't change often. Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide is IOS-only. My home automation system has an nice app for IOS, whereas there's a not-quite-so-good Android app from a third party. Siri works better than Android equivalents. Battery charge life on the iPhone 6 looks to be much, much better than my Galaxy S3 (not proven yet). An added bonus is that apparently I can set up the iPhone as a WiFi hotspot for a little more $$ a month. Can't do that with my S3 (carrier restrictions).

I downloaded the IOS 8 user guide and discovered that they have added several features that I considered essential: custom ring tones for individual contacts, and custom notifications for email accounts.

Yes, the iPhone 6 costs over twice as much to purchase as a Galaxy S3/4/5. That part of it still gives me indigestion and a distinct pain the the wallet when I think about it.

I would still recommend a Samsung phone to friends and relatives if asked. It's hard to justify the extra expense, even with very specific needs in mind.

I'm also stuck with the battery that comes with the iPhone. I normally carry an external battery pack in the car that is capable of recharging the S3 two or three times when I'm out geocaching for the whole day (hard on battery life), so I can use that for the iPhone. It's not as convenient as having a monster battery though. We will see how that works out. I have less concerns about batteries that are more-or-less not user-replaceable now than I used to be as I have a 1st gen iPad and a 4th gen iPod Touch that have lost none of their charge times despite being relatively old and well-used (as these things go).

Maybe I just wanted a change. Sometimes I do that. I have 30 days to try out the iPhone and return it. Some of this may be driven by my experiences with a Nexus 7 tablet, which has not proven to be satisfactory.

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Thanks for the explanation. :D  I'm sure that you will love the phone. I know a few people that have the 6 or the 6+, and love it. I still am using my iPhone 5, so I haven't gotten a chance to check out a Samsung Galaxy phones yet. I agree with you about the batteries on the iPads. I passed on my iPad 2, but the battery is still working great considering that I used it for hours a day. My battery on my iPhone 5 has started to go down a little faster now.
 
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