Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not keeping up with the times all that well

I've had this iPad for almost a week, and what I've learned is that I'm not going to write a blog by using the touch screen.   Now I have a keyboard, which is quite wonderful and a far cry from that old Royal manuel typewriter we used to have at home for high school reports. (Like that book report I made up from scratch for Mrs. Hammond.  I still have it somewhere).

Anyway, Charles has already spent several hours with me setting up the iPad, but there's still so much I don't know. How much time can you suck out of a tekky son?

Questions about my iPad:

1.  What is the crap with this short recharging cord?  It must be all of 18 inches long.  I have to sit on the edge of my bed for the cord to reach the floor.  Come on Apple!

2.  I know how to take photos, but I don't know how to post them to my blog.  This is most urgent.  I'm vacationing in the Netherlands next week and I want to load photos.

3. I was listening to a Radiolab podcast on apocalypses today, and I couldn't turn it off.
It began again.  I swear I didn't push a button! I turned it off, but it just kept talking at me.  I already knew about the astroid destroying the dinosaurs in one fell swoop.  I didn't want to hear it a second time.  When it did go off, I don't know what I did to get the result. Now I have a fear of listening to Radiolab.

4.  I push gmail, but all I get is trash.  Fourteen hundred pieces of trash.  I think I may be missing messages that I might want to receive, but I don't know where they are or how to get to them.  I know how to compose an email, but I don't know how to receive an email.  It's a problem.

5.  Netflix imagines my iPad to be a fourth user and so late at night, when Spencer and Anne and Sam and Sarah are watching movies, I can't get on.  Spit!

6.  How do I save blog lists etc.?  How do I get back to those lists?

7.  Buying an iPad is like buying a new house.  Suddenly your old furniture looks impoverished.  You need new furniture.  Now I want a cordless printer, so I can print with this thing.

I want.  I want.  I want.

1 comment:

  1. First of all, you are so incredibly funny! I love reading your posts!

    so here we go:

    1: AGREED! Im on the opposite side of the bed and caught myself sitting on the floor while my husband sleeps on the right side to use the iPad!

    2:Go to your blog and press on the upload pic section, it will open from your ipad gallery. (at least I hope so.)

    3:When you close your applications on iPad, they remain open (on sleep mode), so you have to press the round key twice very quickly. It will open all the applications that you have used in a line, one after the other, and to close then just press on each of them and push up with your finger. press O twice, touch and push up. Then all is closed.

    4:Not sure about this one. You should be able to press "go to all mailboxes" from your gmail and than see it all there.

    5:Ipad's and Apple computers sometimes are not the best to use the wifi. They should fix that as well together with the length of the cable. I feel you got to insist until the thing gets used to the signal. But I guess I cant use psychology on a electronic device...

    6:Go to safari, open the page u want to save, press on the little square with the sign on the left side of the page address and go to add bookmark. Choose a folder and done. It will be on the folders list under the web address space. To make folders: Go to the little book close to the glasses (yes glasses!!) sign on the left side of the page, the + sign in the bottom of the page adds folders.

    7: The printer will be great. But the print papers are so expensive!=)

    Well hope it helped. Im not the best at expressing in english! Keep writinggggg!!=)))