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Safari can not download this type of file..

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by xonxoff, May 27, 2010.

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    I use the Social Security web site for the business I do for them. If I log in with my mac using Safari the files load just fine. PC they load fine.. Iphone or Ipad not so fine. I tried Opera and Atomic Web and still wouldn't load.

    Any thoughts?
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    That may be an issue that cannot be resolved I will leave this one to the US support team
    Col
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    What type of files are they? For a file to load and run, there has to be supporting software on the device. Does the site use flash for example?
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    Yeah, what kind of files are they?

    Try the browser inside of GoodReader. With that I could download my work PDF files.
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    Safari on iphone/ipad doesnt allow you to download ANY files, its part of their security to keeping your ipad safe. You can however VIEW some types of files like pictures or PDF's.
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    What I have found is that the files can be opened with Irfranview. Can't find an app for that yet.
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    Can you give us the link to the page with those files? I went to socialsecurity.gov but it is a big place. Do you know what the file extension is? That would help. I assume they are graphics of some sort.
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    Social security site issues

    They appear to be tif files. just images of documents. I can't show anyone the web site because it is confidential. Password access. I have tries every viewer app but none work
    :(
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    Oh great, some contractor with restricted access to SSAN information trying to get to the data on his iPad and iPhone from a coffeeshop somewhere.
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    Haha my WiFiz R SekuRe!!!
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    No not restricted, full.. Not wifi, 3g...
    Not coffee shop, social security building.
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    Say rather to preserve their stranglehold on the IPAD's access to information. Any information. The worst single buy I ever made was my IPAD.

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