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Re: Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

There may, or may not, be new iPads this fall. No rumors have come out about that yet. What will be coming in the fall is operating system updates: iOS 13 for iPhone and iPad OS for iPads. The iPad OS will not be compatible for older iPads. Anything that can use either model of Apple Pencil should be fine. IF there are new iPads it may be possible to score a deal on older models. If you want to get a new one now, the Buyer’s Guide on MacRumors can be helpful.


Re: Nerd Alert

saba_cat2
 

Jim, Thanks for the heads up regarding the newest iPads to be released this fall. Are you suggesting I should hold off (or return,) on the 6th gen iPad?  Is it likely that pricing might discourage upgrading to the newest model?

Deb


On Jun 4, 2019, at 8:05 AM, Mattes <info@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

thanks for the heads-up! As you can image I was also sticking to my iPad watching the WWDC Keynote ... and the extension of file management to access USB sticks caught my attention, too. At least for StitchBuddy I'm consider switching to Apple's "Document Browser", so the app would directly profit from this USB integration. Then exporting designs to embroidery machines' thumb drives would become so much easier, without an additional app or even a computer. Unfortunately that will come at a cost with regards to synching thread palette information in StitchBuddy - so currently I have filed a corresponding bug report at Apple and haven't made up my mind, yet.

Okay, sorry for all that mumbo jumbo, but in a nerd alert I couldn't contain myself. I'm thrilled about the new opportunities, but now ... Happy sewing :)

Matthias


Fringe Foot

Jeanne
 

is there a fringe foot available for the 12000/15000 Janome?


Re: MB 7

Cindyssipp@...
 

Janice,

I see you got your MB 7 back  about March.... How much of a learning curve is this MB7.

I'm having a awful time in trying to get my files to transfer over to my memory stick...
Any info of your learning the machine would be wonderful help...

Cindy Sipp   Center of Creation.


Re: Update to Windows 10

Cynthia Dickerson
 

Embird works fine on Windows 10.



Do you sew?  Please visit my blog at www.cynsew.com for tutorials.


Re: iMac

Jim Stutsman
 

It's premature to announce much yet, because it's still being developed. The iPhone version will be ready for beta (hopefully) soon, and I will put out a call for testers. (But don't post "I'll test it!" messages - they will be ignored & deleted until I'm ready.) I'll drop a few hints:
  • It will be Apple-only, as will ALL future apps.
  • It will be usable by anyone who sews, regardless of what model machine they have.
  • It probably will not have video, other than maybe in the form of "How to use it" video.
Guesses will not be posted, or will be edited out. Even when the call for testers goes out, I won't say much. I've spent longer on this app than any I've done before, and I want it to be exclusive until it gets copied.


Re: Update to Windows 10

Jim Stutsman
 

Your Janome software should be fine on Windows 10. If you do run into incompatibilities there are options in Windows to make older apps compatible. I can't speak for Embird, but I'm sure it has been updated for Windows 10. Windows updates don't always run smoothly, but Microsoft has put a little more effort into the 10 upgrade because they want everyone on the same OS. If you are coming from 7, Vista, or 8 it should be fairly simple. Coming from XP could be difficult. The best option there would be to install from scratch.


Re: iMac

Kaye Lessard
 

Hi Jim
What is the new app you are doing going to be on?? Inquiring minds!! Lol!!
I need new iPad & iPhone but am waiting to see what is coming August & sept!!
Impatient especially for new iPhone but would rather wait & get what will work best for me!
Have 15000- mbx 5.5-artistic suite- and artistic digitizer(dealer copy)
janome apps - and other apps
So as always I appreciate your knowledge & guidance !!!!you’ve never steered me wrong!!
Do you or Diane ever teach any classes anywheres? Would definitely enjoy any you’ll would teach!!
Kaye in la


Update to Windows 10

cnystul in Mn.
 

Jim I want to update to Windows 10...but i'm concerned about my software for my 11000 and 12000 machines. I use 
Janome Customizer and Horizon. Am I going to run into problems updating. I also use Embird. Thanks! Cathy


Re: iMac

Sherry Guequierre
 

Thank you everyone for your responses.  I will hold off for now.

sherry


Re: Nerd Alert

Sewhat
 

Hi Jim  love your teaching !! I especially loved the end.  Thanks for the good humor!!

Donna Strode
 

On Jun 5, 2019, at 11:54 AM, Kathymeunier@... wrote:

HI Jim, thank you for all your insight.  I have an iPad Air. Not a 2 or 3 or....  What does that mean for me in the future?  Will I still be able to access this forum?  What will be my limitations?  Kathy


Re: iMac

Virginia
 

Sherry do not worry about the dropping of Windows 7.  If you need a new computer by all means upgrade however even though I have both Windows 7 and Windows 10 I also have an XP that is many years old and keep an external backup of all my info as well as my designs.  I do have an Ipad for my 15,000 so I feel I have the best of all worlds but you have time to make your decision so no worry.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Sherry Guequierre <guequies@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jun 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] iMac

Jim,

Between Windows dropping support for Windows 7 and the new Apple iOS I’m thinking of making the switch to Mac.  I love my iPad Pro and iPhone so am thinking iMac is the way to go.  I’m thinking I want the 27” screen but beyond that I have no idea what I need as far as memory or anything else.  I mainly use MBX and Horizon Link with my MC15000, Simple Cut for my Artistic Edge and Canvas Workspace for my Scan n Cut DX225.  I don’t need the least expensive way to go but I don’t want to purchase more than I will ever use.  Please offer your thoughts.  Thank you.

Sherry


Re: Nerd Alert

Camille Peters
 

Thanks, Jim. This is a big help....Camille


On Jun 12, 2019, at 2:49 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

There are dozens to choose from, with varying quality. I've had pretty good results with every SanDisk model I've bought. Currently they offer two different types of USB drive with iPad connectivity:

This model has the lightning plug curving over the body, like a scorpion tail. I have one like this, but find it clunky to use.

A better option might be this one. The only negative is the clear plastic cover over the lightning connector - sure to get lost.

A word of warning about USB drives on iPad: currently all iPads sold use a Lightning connector EXCEPT the latest iPad Pro models which use a USB-C connector. The above two will not work on those models, and it's likely that future iPads will also use the USB-C connector. I just bought this drive to use with my late model iPad Pro. The design eliminates covers, but the overall drive is so small that it could easily be lost. It's about 2/3 of the length of my little finger.


Re: iMac

Jim Stutsman
 

Windows 7 will be supported until January, so you have time to think about it. I've used Macs for 12 years now, and have a 2016 iMac as my daily driver. Diane uses a 2013 MacBook Pro tethered to a 27" monitor, but 90% of the time she uses an iPad Pro, reverting to the MacBook Pro only for Digitizer. It remains to be seen what Janome will do with the upcoming iPad OS. Its features would be great for the Janome apps IF they choose to update them.

Back in the early days of computer-connected machines all the companies went with Windows because of the numbers of users. Only Pfaff supported Macs, and then not for very long. With the 15000 Janome added iPad support, but not FULL support. You still need Windows for some functions. Then they added Mac support for Artistic Digitizer, but again not for any of their other software. What they don't seem to realize is that their software does not require the power of a desktop computer for anything except digitizing. Even that could be moved to an iPad at some point in the future, as the power of iPads continues to increase. They really need to come up with a cohesive plan, so users are not faced with needing multiple devices to use all of the software.

Back to your question, I would suggest waiting until Fall. If Janome is going to update their apps they will probably say something at Janome Institute in August. iOS 13 and iPadOS will be out, probably in September, and we'll see if they HAVE TO update their apps. In the meantime I plan to devote all my time to apps for iPhone and iPad. My most recent app has been in development for close to a year, and will be going to beta soon.


Re: iMac

Lyn Quine
 

I was faced with the same problem last year.  I use Janome V5.5 MBX and HL.  My windows 7 laptop was being troublesome, and for the same reasons you’ve stated I was looking at an iMac, but I would still have needed Windows and extra software to enable me to use a Mac.  I too love my iPad, I have the Acudesign suite, i love my iPhone, I rarely use a PC or laptop so it seemed to make sense, but I would still be tied to Windows.  At the time I was running V5 5.5 was yet to be launched as an upgrade.  My husband and daughters all have Apple and believe it to be the better platform. I’ve used Parallels before on husbands imac, but it wasn’t ideal, and there are further costs for updates and we decided not to update it because we weren’t adding any further programs just using what was there, but it stopped working because we didn’t update, it was a pain to use as well.  We didn’t know about Bootcamp then which is another option.

I decided to go for an Acer 27”, 8GB memory with another 16 GB on board.  With what I saved in not buying the iMac with a similar spec as in memory etc., I was able to buy extra software and the V5.5 upgrade and extra goodies for my 15000.  Windows 10 is ok, and it hurts me to admit it, and I’ve managed to sort it out when updates causes problems, and the security software makes more problems, but I just don’t connect to the internet until after I start V5.5 and that seems to be ok , if I connect to the internet before I start 5.5 it can cause 5.5 to hang.

Hope that helps I spent a few months thinking about it, and I don’t regret my decision.  Another reason for sticking with Windows was I don’t like the iMac, I’ve used a windows PC or laptop since before windows 3.1 and using the iMac and MacBook Pro was different and windows is second nature I’m in too much of a hurry all the time, I could have relearned and quite quickly but I really couldn’t be bothered I prefer spending that time using my 15000


Re: Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

There are dozens to choose from, with varying quality. I've had pretty good results with every SanDisk model I've bought. Currently they offer two different types of USB drive with iPad connectivity:

This model has the lightning plug curving over the body, like a scorpion tail. I have one like this, but find it clunky to use.

A better option might be this one. The only negative is the clear plastic cover over the lightning connector - sure to get lost.

A word of warning about USB drives on iPad: currently all iPads sold use a Lightning connector EXCEPT the latest iPad Pro models which use a USB-C connector. The above two will not work on those models, and it's likely that future iPads will also use the USB-C connector. I just bought this drive to use with my late model iPad Pro. The design eliminates covers, but the overall drive is so small that it could easily be lost. It's about 2/3 of the length of my little finger.


iMac

Sherry Guequierre
 

Jim,

Between Windows dropping support for Windows 7 and the new Apple iOS I’m thinking of making the switch to Mac.  I love my iPad Pro and iPhone so am thinking iMac is the way to go.  I’m thinking I want the 27” screen but beyond that I have no idea what I need as far as memory or anything else.  I mainly use MBX and Horizon Link with my MC15000, Simple Cut for my Artistic Edge and Canvas Workspace for my Scan n Cut DX225.  I don’t need the least expensive way to go but I don’t want to purchase more than I will ever use.  Please offer your thoughts.  Thank you.

Sherry


Re: Nerd Alert

Camille Peters
 

Jim, can you recommend a usb drive that has usb plug on one end and lightening plug on the other?  Also, would an adapter work, allowing you to use a standard usb drive with the iPad and iPhone?


On Jun 5, 2019, at 6:39 AM, Patricia Ward <ward.pm@...> wrote:

WOW, Jim, that is really exciting about the iPadOS.  It is something really neat to look forward to.  And to think that using the iExpand flash drive will be easier is just great.  

Thank you for that update with such exciting news.  Happy Happy...  

Pat 

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Most likely few, if any, of you knew that yesterday was the first day of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose. It's my Super Bowl, so naturally I was glued to the TV for the full 2 hour keynote. I am posting here only to report items that may be of interest to readers. There's actually only one - iPadOS.

Up to now iPhones and iPads have shared the same operating system, iOS. This fall they will split - iPhones will continue to use iOS, but newer iPads will use iPadOS. It has a large number of features that will make it a lot more like a laptop. Things like apps running side-by-side, easier copy/paste, and more. The big one is file management. It will allow you to plug in a USB drive directly to the iPad. Of course we can do that now with the specially designed USB devices that have the Apple Lightning plug on one end and standard USB A on the other. You'll still need those, but you will no longer need to use the cumbersome and clumsy apps that come with those types of USB sticks. Janome will hopefully extend AcuEdit and AcuDesign to use that capability, but even if they don't you may be able to use the built-in Files app to copy designs to/from USB drives.

As usual, some iPhones and iPads will be left behind when the updates come out this fall. iPhone 5, 5S, and 6 will not use iOS 13. iPad Air will not use iPadOS (So long old friend!), nor will iPad Minis up through Mini 3. There will probably be sales on these models, so be careful you don't buy into an obsolete product! With iPads, you are safe if it can use either the old Apple Pencil or the new one.

That's it - you can now return to your latest sewing project!


GENTLY USED JANOME 15000 FOR SALE

kmurphy1@bellsouth.net
 

I AM CURRECTLY SELLING MY JANOME 15000 WITH ALL ACCESORIES PLUS IPAD, TUTTO EXTRA LARGE CARRYING CASE 
PLEASE EMAIL FOR PICTURES AND DETAILS.
THAKYOU,
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Re: Colour changes?

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Thanks Jim, I thought that might be the case. Dang eh? I had the original three boxes of colours. And the metallics. They were really nice threads. I’m 

So I have to split the design? Stupid question- can i do that in MBX 4.5? I just got it running on my MacBook Air on my VMware virtual machine. I haven’t done anything with it yet except open it and poke around a tiny bit.

Thanks so much for your in-depth PDF on making the switch. I am now cleaning off my windows laptop and going to sell it. 

Lorrie Gauthier

Horizon 15000 Quiltmaker

3160 QDC 

some other brand self threading serger(because Janome didn't have one at the time) 

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