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  1. 5teve

    Can I return my iPad to "Factory Settings"?

    Thanks for the excellent replies, guys. I have already saved all of my docs, photos etc but I just want to make sure that the new owner won't be able to get hands on my bank details and user names, pass words etc. I think I'll just use option one and use settings. I may even reset it 3 or 4...
  2. 5teve

    Can I return my iPad to "Factory Settings"?

    Hi again, I am thinking of selling my iPad 2 on eBay but I don't want all of my personal stuff left on there. Is there a sort of "One click does it all" thing or is it a case of going through everything piece by piece and deleting all my files individually? Cheers for any info, Steve
  3. 5teve

    I need some help with iTunes, please.

    Those posts are brilliant, thanks, guys. I can't work on it now but when I get back from our hols in 3 weeks I'll give it all a work out and see how I get on. Maybe I havn't lost my marbles after all, lol Cheers, Steve
  4. 5teve

    I need some help with iTunes, please.

    Hi Rambler & thanks for the reply. The movie files are mostly in .avi format with some TV shows in .mkv Ebooks are in either .ePub for my iPad or the format for my wife's Kindle. I can watch all the movies and TV shows on my Mac with no problems. If I need to change the format to one that iTunes...
  5. 5teve

    I need some help with iTunes, please.

    Hi guys, Either I am going insane or my Mac and iPad 2 are jinxed. I just can't get movie files, book files or TV show files to make the cross over from my Mac desktop computer over into iTunes and from there to my iPad. Take right now for instance. My iPad is connected to my Mac Mini by a USB...
  6. 5teve

    Using an iPad2 for car GPS in UK

    777 .... Thank you very much for the info. I guess that settles that. But then up pops ajcgn with an idea for attaching a bluetooth gizmo. Now, this could work. Would this be the same sort of gizmo that you could pair with a PDA that had Tom-Tom installed? I have one of those lying around...
  7. 5teve

    Games ,

    DUH!!!! .... It's a game. It's playing Hide and Seek. :o
  8. 5teve

    Using an iPad2 for car GPS in UK

    Hi guys and Guyesses, I want to ask a question that will make all the experts wince at the enormity of it but I have gone back 12 pages with no answers and I have also tried searching for "GPS" but none of the answers show the full details. So here goes ..... I have an iPad 2 with wi-fi but no...
  9. 5teve

    Games ,

    Amy .... You may have more luck if you ask the question on the "Games" section of this forum. Good luck, Steve
  10. 5teve

    Did you buy your iPad or was it a gift?

    Update to my original post ...... I don't think anyone will remember this but I bought an iPad 2 and said to my wife, "Here you go, love. You can do all of your computer stuff on this and it will be a lot easier to carry around and you can read books on it as well." My logic being that she...
  11. 5teve

    iPad 2 or Dell laptop..which one to buy???

    Think of it this way. An iPad is a wonderful tool. It lets you do all kinds of stuff and it lets you do it outside. You don't need to be tied to your desk to send e-mails and you don't need to be in the office to write a report. But it does have limitations. The most obvious is how to read from...
  12. 5teve

    Is this the right place to ask about iTunes?

    Our oldest boy has just asked me a question and I can't figure out the answer. He has a Windows computer with a 60 GB hard drive which has the Windows OS and iTunes along with other essential programmes for his work. He also has another 300 GB hard drive that he wants to use alongside the...
  13. 5teve

    How can I keep my iPad safe from little fingers?

    Supervision is always the best idea but how can you supervise one child on the iPad, one child watching TV and yet still have a meaningfull visit from your sons and daughters? If you stop them from playing you get a tantrum so that ain't a good idea so maybe an e-mail to Apple is in order...
  14. 5teve

    play ipad music files on my PC

    Ahhhh, it is quite normal to have iTunes installed on your computer as well as on your iPad. This sometimes helps when syncing from one to the other. Some folks like it and some don't and my first reply assumed that you had iTunes installed on the computer that you sync your iPad with. Try it...
  15. 5teve

    How can I keep my iPad safe from little fingers?

    Hi guys, I'm in a pretty strange situation here. We get the grandkids round at the weekends and they are 6 and 8. At home, they have computer-like devices that they play their games on and they want to use my iPad 2 when they are here. I can live with that but I have a concern. I can download a...
  16. 5teve

    Could some kind soul please explain "Jail-breaking"?

    OK Rambler, I know I'm old and senile but why do you need a jailbroken iPad to have music and movies all around the house? Why not just show the movies and play the music on your iPad and take it round the house with you? See? This was a part of my original thinking and question in the OP. What...
  17. 5teve

    Could some kind soul please explain "Jail-breaking"?

    The Rambler wrote (in part) ..... The reason we jailbreak is when we bought the Ford Mondeo and took it home, we chipped it and gave it an extra 100BHP. What I mean is, the jailbreak allows us do things with the iPad that Apple didn't make it to do.......all legal and above board. As is...
  18. 5teve

    Ipad2 camara conx. kit advice please.

    Hi BG, The make and model of camera doesn't matter. What DOES matter is the way that images are stored on either the camera's internal memory or the removeable memory stick. What you need to do is take a few pictures using a memory stick and then connect the memory stick to your computer to view...
  19. 5teve

    Could some kind soul please explain "Jail-breaking"?

    Hi guys, I understand it insofar as it means that a device is altered in some way that allows other types of software to be run on it. What I don't get is who would do such a thing, and why. (No offence intended here, honest) I can see that nerds and computer geeks would want to play around with...
  20. 5teve

    Is there an App for this?

    kaykaykay ... Not to mention the hassle of finding which page you heard up to the previous night . :) biobunny .... My iPad2 isn't jailbroken so those options are out for me. But in actual fact I'm quite happy with black print on a white background .... for now. Thanks to both, Steve
  21. 5teve

    Could somebody please explain the difference in protective cases?

    Thanks very much, Gabriel. It has been bought. If it falls apart I shall be knocking on your door (Not really) :) Maybe I should have mentioned that my iPad2 is white but a black cover makes no difference. Cheers, Steve ps .... I feel all dirty now that I broke your 100 cherry, lol
  22. 5teve

    Could somebody please explain the difference in protective cases?

    Hi guys, Listen, I know I'm old and stupid but all these new-fangled words that describe the materials that covers are made of are driving me insane. When push comes to shove, all I really want in a case is something that gives me access to all the buttons and allows me to put my iPad2 down on...
  23. 5teve

    Is there an App for this?

    Thanks, guys. Why not just plug it in so that it stays charged? 'Cos I'm old and to stupid to think of simple things like that :) BTW, the iPad is my alarm clock which is why it's a bit of an issue if it runs out of power during the night. I'll give Alarmed and Audible a try over the next week...
  24. 5teve

    Is there an App for this?

    Please tell me there is. I have great trouble getting to sleep. I'm getting on in years and basically my body is falling apart. I have found that reading helps, especially if I have to concentrate on the story being told. Even better are audio books 'cos I can get comfortable while I listen and...
  25. 5teve

    Looking for a Keyboard app for the iPad 2

    How much would you pay for an App that gave you an exact copy of a regular keyboard with 82 keys. It has all the letters fro A to Z and numbers from 1 to 0. Then it has all the symbols from ! to + and the arrow keys along with Fn, Ctrl, Option & Command. Not to mention, Shift, Caps Lock, Tab...
  26. 5teve

    Ways to extend the iPad life in use

    I tend to just look after it. At a cost of almost £500 it isn't something that I would use as a Frisbee and nor would I put it on a puddle of mud to step on to keep my £12 trainers clean. I don't lose my temper and throw it down on the table when my football team loses a game and nor do I just...
  27. 5teve

    play ipad music files on my PC

    Not tried it with music files but the easiest way to play other files such as an Audio book (which is classed as music) is to open iTunes on the computer, click on "Music" which is probably at the top of the left hand pane. When it opens, just click on the file you want. Hope that works for...
  28. 5teve

    Is this the best way to sort this out?

    Quick update ..... Hi again, Just thought that I should let you know what I eventually did to get it to work. I had a look at various Office Apps including QuickOffice and Office2hd and QuickOffice seemed to be taking a pounding in the review section so I opted for Office2hd. I ain't saying that...
  29. 5teve

    Is this the best way to sort this out?

    Thanks for the advice, guys. I haven't discarded the idea of using e-mails but I just fancy using the Drop-box idea first, mostly because I already have it, installed but unused, on the iPad. A couple of points though. You said ...... "You then need a suitable office app," ..... OK, what does an...
  30. 5teve

    Is this the best way to sort this out?

    Hi Guys, As an older type of person who is not really a computer expert I could use a little advice here. Probably the best way to explain this is for me to tell you what I THINK may work and then for you to tell me why it won't. lol OK, I have an old netbook with a lot of Microsoft Office Word...
  31. 5teve

    What do you think you'll use your iPad for?

    No offence intended here but I ain't a geek. I don't understand half of what you guys are talking about but I hope you enjoy what you do with your iPad/iPad2. For myself, I will use it as a sort of travelling photo and video frame. The thing is, we have 2 separate parts to the family, one down...
  32. 5teve

    Best Ipad case

    I have 2 main uses for my iPad 2 when away from the home environment. 1 ... I use it to listen to audio books. 2 ... I use it to write stuff. So if I plan to listen to a book I use the case you see on the left but if I plan on doing some writing I take along a Bluetooth keyboard which clips over...
  33. 5teve

    Laptop or iPad?

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I guess it's true to say that it all depends on what you use your iPad / laptop for. If you use your laptop as a replacement for your desktop PC and give it a mahoosive hard drive to save all your files and a DVD drive to watch films from not to mention having 5 USB...
  34. 5teve

    Laptop or iPad?

    I have heard folk saying that an iPad is no replacement for a laptop but so far, I can't see why not. I have both at my disposal but it must be several months since I fired up the Advent Netbook. Of course, the main difference is the ease with which you can slip a CD or DVD into a laptop's drive...
  35. 5teve

    Does the iPad 2 have a virtual keyboard with arrows?

    I have no idea how these will show on the thread. Maybe you will need to click on the picture to get a full size image (640 x 480) Anyway, the first one shows the iPad 2 clicked into place on the Bluetooth keyboard so that the screen is protected when the iPad 2 is not in use. The second and...
  36. 5teve

    How do I create a folder?

    All done now and looking neat as a button. When I first got them all giggling about and moved one "TV" icon over another the new folder that was created already had a sensible name "Entertainment" so I left it at that. That happened with all the folders and the only one that needed the name...
  37. 5teve

    What's the best way to clean a screen?

    Thanks for the warning and the link to how to do it properly, kaykaykay I actually cleaned my screen last night using a strip of very soft, lint free material that my wife had been given by her optician to clean her glasses. I figured that if this cloth was good enough for her glasses it was...
  38. 5teve

    What's the best way to clean a screen?

    It certainly does, joeswife. Just the mention of rubbing alcohol brought back memories. Many thanks, Steve
  39. 5teve

    What's the best way to clean a screen?

    Hi guys, I have some screen protectors on the way from eBay but before I apply the protector to my screen I want to give it a really good clean. Now, I may not be the sharpest tool in the tool-box but I'm guessing that a good scrub with a kitchen scourer is NOT the way to go. So what is the...
  40. 5teve

    How do I create a folder?

    Thanks for that, Wpeace. I'll give it a go once I can prise it out of my wife's hands, lol Cheers, Steve.
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