I am a simple soul. I don't use my iPad to do gaming, run my life or program fuel maps on racing cars. I send emails to my few friends. I look at eBay and sometimes bid on stuff. I write chapters for my novel and also add my opinion to a few forum to which I have an interest. My iPad has been given new and extremely irritating new features of late, which if it could be done, I would switch off. I detest predictive text. Unless I physically make an action to substitute my spelling, I want it to remain as I have typed it. Also, when I swipe the page to scroll through long lists of information, I do not want the page to go grey and demand I adjust some feature or another, neither do I want to consult a notional diary that my life is too interesting to ever want to waste time pigging about with. I just want what I have on the wretched screen, nothing else. One can imagine the air-headed, other-worldly techno-nerds in Cupertino or wherever they lurk, trying to think up ever more ways to make their customers lives more 'integrated' with the blooming technology. All I want is an 'off' switch to turn their stupid ideas off, and let me rule my life my own way. Am I a lone voice in my own silly little world, or are there others with their own axes to grind ? I also wonder if those self-same techno-geeks have come up with that most usful of devices, a program that can dredge the web for product feedback such as my current missive ? In trying to join the official Apple forum, I was told I needed an unrelated email address in order to proceed. It was then that I knew for certain that they had lost the plot.... The old boss (God rest his soul) would never have stood for such nonsense.