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Can't access many of Fiddlerman's Tools on this site
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Cearbhael
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@Fiddlerman I am totally unable to access the Violin Fingering Game, the Rhythm Counting Game, the Intonation Game! Also can't access the metronome or the tuner! I did get your tuner via the iPhone App Store! I should look to see if I can get the metronome there! I am really bummed 🙁 about the games! I do the Fiddlerman bow exercises, Haa Haa, no where as well Fiddlerman, but time will show improvement! I could use help with the fingering, rhythm, and intonation as well!

I am assuming it is my being on a mobile phone that is messing me up but no wifi so my phone is my only internet tool!

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It must not be set up for mobile use. I just tried it on my phone with no wifi and with wifi on and it wouldn't load. As far as I know his first app is the tuner app he just put out. Hopefully he'll make or add on to his app for the other games!

The games do work on my internet browser on my computer so its gotta be a programming issue. 

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September 13, 2017 - 9:49 am
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It was written in a time when Flash was much more acceptable. I am working on converting the games to a much more common system and will gladly update you guys as soon as it's done.
In the meanwhile, make sure you allow flash on your browser.

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@Fiddlerman Sigh, wish I could but Apple doesn't allow flash on it's browser! I did download Puffin during BillyG's performance on the Amateur Hour. Got mixed and rather poor results. If I access this site through that, I can "maybe" use the tools. It behaves a little squirrelly on my phone...it may be I am too conditioned to what is standard on iPhone 6. I will let you know how that works out. Personally I hate using 2 browsers and want to delete Puffin but trying to exercise some patience.

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September 29, 2017 - 3:11 pm
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I can use the tools on Safari without any issues.
Try enabling JavaScript.
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/enabling-flash-player-safari.html

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On the Mac, yes, but even the Adobe website refuses to give any advice on the iPhone! My iPhone simply states that Apple chose to deny access to flash on their mobile devices. Probably includes iPhones and iPads! I have tried every avenue possible and have hit a brick wall! At least they allow Adobe Acrobat!

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It'll work on a Mac, but unfortunately other apple products like iPhone and iPads can't use flash. 

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  1. @Fiddlerman Ok, I can get the tools to open in Puffin though it behaves a tad squirrelly. I can't bring up the keyboard in the games to save my scores! I really don't get the rhythm game so I got 0 points, and the fingering game I did poorly on since I am still on open strings! I was pretty confused on the intonation game at first, until I figured out the girl is supposed to hit the exact same note! If I had known that I would have gotten 100% because I do have an EXCELLENT ear. Unfortunately I took music theory in college when I was not playing an instrument, but I still got a very good score. The Professor told me I would have done better if I could have listened to the sheet music rather than simply learning the mechanics. He was very impressed with my ability to catch small changes in intonation that were "wrong". He was disappointed that I couldn't sing as well as I could hear. I don't sing out of tune but he would try to split such "fine hair" in intonation that my voice couldn't seem to differentiate even though my ear could. Sigh... no future in opera for me LOL! I did manage to introduce a totally classical professor to the moog synthesiser so popular in the music I liked to listen to at the time. He fell madly in love with the ability of one instrument being able to play a sympany! Of course the artist was classically trained though he was in a rock band. I got kudos for that! All in all I thought it a good experience! Wish I was still playing violin at the time!

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Cearbhael said
.......I am assuming it is my being on a mobile phone that is messing me up but no wifi so my phone is my only internet tool!  

  Cearbhael said......I have tried every avenue possible and have hit a brick wall! At least they allow Adobe Acrobat!

  OK - you say you have no wi-fi...... but....

  Question :  Do you happen to have any other computer-kit - like a laptop or PC / Mac ?

  If the answer is yes, then it MAY be possible to set up your phone as a local wi-fi "hot-spot" ( I don't have an iPhone so I don't know for sure, BUT I do have an android phone - and I have done this successfully in the past ).  

  Once configured (and although not difficult it can take a bit of "understanding", but once done, that's it), the phone is acting like a wireless router. 

  Just leave it powered-on where it can get a strong cellular signal, then you can connect your lap-top (or any other wireless connectable device) to the phone/router, and you can use all the "normal" stuff on your laptop/computer/whatever - Chrome, Firefox, Safari browsers, whatever...  and of course, Flash will run just as normal (well, as far as "normal" goes 🙂 )

  Just a thought....

EDIT: curiosity drove me to research this - it should be possible - check https://support.sprint.com/support/tutorial/Set-up-WiFi-hotspot-Apple-iPhone-6-128-GB/WScenario_542_55998_771_en_272-dvc8320007prd

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On an iPhone, you have to pay AT&T to have "hotspot" ability. They do not let you just plug in and use their service! They are way too wiley to let any of their subscribers get away with that! I can't afford the hotspot subscription so that is out of the question. Yes, I have a lap top mouldering away on me! Very sad really!

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Have you got a really old version of IOS on your phone? I think it was about version 7 they changed that to being a freebie.  I have an iPhone 6 also (6S, technically, but the only difference is size), and I've used it as a hotspot (for free) numerous times over the last couple of years.

I've got version 10.2.1 on mine right now, and they want me to go to some version of 11. I've always hated something about every new version, so I put it off as long as possible.  If you've been doing the same, and you're on a version (some version of 6, I'm pretty sure it would have to be) that doesn't have the free hotspot capability, you'll be in for a shock.  If you're on a later version, trust me, it IS free.

Go to Settings, and look towards the bottom of the first page. If you see a "Personal Hotspot" option, you're golden. You'll have to do a little setup (like setting a password for it), but the dropped the charges when they built it into the OS.

Just make sure you have the phone on the charger if you're going to be doing it for a while. It sucks down charge like crazy. I'd say you could go 45 minutes to an hour on a full battery. At most, an hour and a half, and that's only with a strong cell signal.  If the phone IS on a charger, and you have an unlimited plan, though, go to town. Speed won't be fantastic, but it's a lot better than nothing.

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Well, I try to keep my IOS updated (anytime I am at a place with wi if like my sister's) She is always the first to tell me that without cable and wifi, I am the last to know anything! A bomb could drop on my head and I would be clueless until someone else told me about it (joke) Earthquakes, tsunamis, other major disasters of nature and man occur but if it doesn't affect my home personally I am usually totally in the dark! It may be all over the news but I get 1 channel on my TVs and I am lucky to turn it on once a month...even then it is on the setting for high def for a DVD, and NOT on broadcast tv. I have to watch my Dr Who and Harry Potter DVDs. Been a Dr Who fan since the 60's, and never grew tired of it! Got my son hooked as well, as a toddler, watching the 4th Dr on PBS! He also is still hooked at 42! So, just too isolated from changes in our society to notice things like free iPhone hotspot capability!

PS: I have the version you have I believe! 10. Something or other and yeah it is wanting a new version 11.0.1 update

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@Cearbhael Ooo, a fellow Doctor Who fan 😀 

I don't have cable myself, but I'm not far from some antenna towers so I get a fairly decent reception on all the local channels, but I do tend to watch mostly DVDs just the same. The only thing I splurge on is the internet, since I pay all my bills online it's become one of my necessities. 

For free WiFi, lots of stores and coffee shops tend to offer it. 

For the heck of it, I checked my iPhone, which is a quirky little old 4s and can't update past ios 9, haha, and inside my "Cellular" settings it has an option to set up my personal hotspot. I've never tried it, though. The internet service on my cell, while unlimited, is super slow.

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@damfino It drives me up the proverbial wall that I can't access BBC America and catch the Christmas Special (We will be getting our new "female" Doctor) and the new season coming up! Grrrr! My son tends to rub it in a bit because he will have watched them at least twice, before I will ever get access to the DVDs. He is pretty good about giving them to me as Christmas 🎄 gifts 🎁 LOL

PS: I am going to try the hotspot thing later as I attempt to connect to Street Jelly via the laptop! Hard to say if it will be good or bad! I use Firefox on my laptop! Maybe I will even get to play some of my games (Diablo!!). We will see!

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@Cearbhael, I got curious about AT&T's limits on unlimited data, hotspots and such. They haven't exactly left the dark side.

The only difference between the $65 and $95 unlimited data plans are that you can get HD video, and some of the add-on goodies.  In both cases, once you hit 22 GB, the speed is no longer guaranteed to be 3Mb/s. During times of congestion, you may be throttled back to 2 Mb/s.  That's not all that bad, except that 3 Mb/s isn't all that fast to begin with.

However, on hotspots, they have a nasty kicker. It's not monetary, but if you go over 10 GB, you get throttled down to 128 kbs. (1/8 of a Gps) whether there's congestion or not.  10 GB is huge for light internet browsing, but you can use it up in a hurry watching movies.  So I'd stick to watching any online movies on your phone.  (By the way, that's per payment cycle. Once your "month" starts over, you have a new 10 GB to play with.)

I wouldn't worry about any of the stuff here, even the videos. They're not long enough to be a major issue. (Well, if you watch them over and over all day on your laptop, maybe... 🙂 )

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I'm going to have the games redone in a format which is more accessible to a wide variety of devices and not so outdated.
It's a timely process and not cheap but I don't have the capability to write the code myself so I'll have to hire someone.

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