I'm so lost & apologize if these Q's seem repetitious; I've been "researching" for hours before giving up to throw them at your feet & pray. I'd be hugely grateful for any advice, info, or similar issues regarding the following Q's:
1) I have an iPad, my son has the Mac and my husband just got an iPod Touch. Until adding the iTouch, it's been easier just to maintain separate apple ID's and accounts ~ meaning we pay for apps separately for each device although we use the same network (and checking account).
...with my husband joining in, buying the same app 3x's for use in the same house seems excessive (a ***ing waste of $$, to be more honest) ~ is this necessary if we want some level of privacy? (I don't want my son looking over my shoulder anymore than he'd like us sifting through his)
2) I *think* I need to update my OS, since some of my apps can no longer be updated (now get messages to connect/sync with his mac in order to continue with app update) ~ current version is 4.3.2, and model is MB292LL (no camera).
I know that my iPad will be backed up on his Mac if/when I do so - is there any simple way to delete, or otherwise protect those folders if upgrade is successful? (Problem is not wanting 18yr old son to have access to, well, everything!)
3) PRIVACY advice in general ~ I do not understand anything Apple beyond my iPad, which is more like my right arm than my actual right arm, lol. Since we are all on same network, can family members (who DO understand Apple) see or access info on my iPad?
4) SOUND ~ have the "dock connector" error. iPad lost all sound except lock slide upon restarting after hard reset (? holding Home + Power until "slide to power off"). Bought Dock Connector, & it started IMMEDIATELY after 1st use. Tried every solution posted, even vacuum, but no dice ~ anyone have this solved?
...only solution i haven't tried is post stating headphone/speaker has separate volume control ~ anyone heard of this? Post didnt say how to check or access this if it is the problem.
WHEW! ..that's it. Know this is awfully long; your time is genuinely appreciated for reading this, and again, ANY 2¢ worth at LEAST a buck in my book!!
THANK YOU ~ Kristy