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    IM programs on touch
    Hi all, I am considering an ipod touch. Few questions. First off, is the ipod touch internet browser like safari on my macbook, or is is a mobile browser type, like on a cheap cellphone. Basically, can I access all sights on the web with the touch and have them appear the same only smaller as on my macbook, or is it like my sprit phone, and only does certain sights? Second, are there any im programs for the ipod touch, such as yahoo messenger or adium?

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    Go to the iTunes app store. There is AIM and Twitteriffic. That's all that I know of so far. Both are free.

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    Yes, the safari browser is like a travel version of Monopoly, all the bits are there, only teeny tiny.

    Basically, when you load a page in Safari it is shrunk to the size of the screen. Then when you want to read or look at a specific part of the page, you double tap that part and it zooms into it. You can also pinch in or out of the page like a photograph. All sites work, all links and buttons work.

    The only thing that doesn't work is flash. Any flash components are represented by a missing plugin icon.



    I was going to screen grab this post in safari on my touch, but it has deeply used the battery so it will be 10 mins before it can switch on again, but the above picture shows Safari behaving just like on your desktop machine (minus Flash)

    Mel
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    My iPod kicked in so here's a picture of Safari running in portrait mode showing this very post...

    MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz 2Gb RAM 320Gb hard drive
    iPhone 4 16Gb
    iPod photo 20Gb

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    awesome, thanks for the info.After reading this I went to the apple website and ordered the 8gb version. Thanks for the info!!!

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    Still waiting for the Messenger app for the Touch 2.0.. Meebo is lousy..

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    While I am no expert here, you pretty much got the answer. I have noticed that some websites (ESPN for example) give mobile versions of their "Safari/IE/Firefox desktop partners".

    K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lytheil View Post
    Still waiting for the Messenger app for the Touch 2.0.. Meebo is lousy..
    I love meebo. Although at the moment I'm using an app from the app store called palringo which is a multi-platform IM client (msn, yahoo, aim, gtalk, etc all in one). I find it a bit slow to type on though, there's a tiny delay sometimes, which is quite annoying.
    I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.

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