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  1. giradman

    iPadOS 14 Upgrade - lost my call history in Facetime?

    Hi All - currently reading Apple's new iPadOS 14 Guide and on the Facetime (FT) chapter, so decided to open the app on my just upgraded iPad Pro (11" bought 12/18) - well, I opened FT and found no 'call history' in the left vertical panel (first pic below)? Now I don't use FT often but had at...
  2. giradman

    iPad Pro 11" Display Issue & Apple's Response - FYI

    Since 2011, Susan & I have had 3 iPads each (all hers were/are Minis) - my current iPad Pro (11" late 2018 model) was purchased in December, 18 months ago w/ AppleCare+ (good until Dec 22, 2020) - had been working perfectly until this morning when I noticed a 'yellow spot' along the right edge...
  3. giradman

    HTTPS - Why does this forum not have this option?

    There has been discussion here on whether the forum software uses HTTP vs. HTTPS; of course, the latter is preferable as to safety and use of encryption - BUT, I must bring this up again - I mainly use macOS Safari (vs. other browsers or iOS apps - might make a difference?) to login into the...
  4. giradman

    Orlando - Disney World - Environs

    Susan and I are back in Florida for 5 nights - we visit each spring and usually alternate the east and west coasts, BUT this time decided to make a return to the Orlando area which we've not visited in nearly a dozen years; although since the late 1970s (bringing our young son) and up into the...
  5. giradman

    Charlotte and Environs

    Around mid-January of each year, i.e. the time of Susan's BD, we usually do a 1-2 night overnight somewhere close (about 1-2 hour drive at most); of the half dozen places that we have used for years, Charlotte is an alternating option - now we travel to the Queen City for many other purposes and...
  6. giradman

    iPad Forums Website in Safari - Portrait View Weird?

    Just replaced my old iPad Air 2 on Monday w/ a 2018 11" iPad Pro - still exploring and setting up the device - iOS is most recent - usually view this forum in a web browser, specifically iOS or Mac Safari - noticed that in 'portrait' view the items in the left column appear weird, i.e. the...
  7. giradman

    Finally Bit the Bullet - Ordered an iPad Pro!

    Well, after pondering for a year over replacing my 2014 iPad Air 2, I finally made a decision (spurred in the butt by my IT son!) to purchase a 'new' iPad, i.e. the 2018 iPad Pro 11" w/ 256 GB storage - stuck w/ just Wi-Fi which has served me well for 2 previous iPads - added AppleCare + a less...
  8. giradman

    North Eastern Coastal Florida - Jacksonville & St. Augustine

    Well, we are off on another trip to Florida - this time to the far northeast corner just 25 miles from the Georgia border (see maps below) - flew into Jacksonville, 4th largest city in Florida (after Miami, Tampa, & Orlando) - some historic information below (all from the link given). This is...
  9. giradman

    Baltimore & Washington, D.C.

    Baltimore & Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Susan and I attended a nephew's wedding in Catonsville, MD near Baltimore a few days ago - we took a non-stop flight to D.C.'s National Airport, rented a car and drove to the Baltimore area for several nights - I've been to Baltimore...
  10. giradman

    South Carolina Coast - Beaufort, Kiawah Island, & Charleston

    Susan & I are on our first major car trip of the year (she needed cataract surgery which occupied much of March, our usually trip to Florida eliminated) - so, we are currently in Beaufort, South Carolina for 3 nights and then Kiawah Island for another 3 nights - we will not be going into...
  11. giradman

    iTunes 12.7 - Read First Before Downloading!

    Several days ago, one the the Admins in the MacForums started this THREAD warning about changes in iTunes 12.7 that will likely irked many uses - another member provided several links (just one paragraph quoted below) - LINK 1 & LINK 2. BTW, I'm RadDave there and left several posts in that...
  12. giradman

    Ontario - Lake Simcoe & Toronto

    This coming Saturday (July 1), we will be visiting Ontario, Canada - two planes into the Toronto airport and a rental car for about an hour drive to the Briars Resort & Spa on Lake Simcoe - 3 nights; then will drop off the car at the airport and cab into Toronto for 4 nights - staying at the...
  13. giradman

    Phishing Scam - Congrats - $1000 Gift Certificate

    Well, we seem to not have a 'security' forum were issues related to malware, phishing, scams, browser hijacking, etc. can be discussed. But, I'm just curious about the obvious 'phishing scam' shown below in two 'screen captures' from my iPad Air 2 when on the iPad Forums using Safari (most...
  14. giradman

    Outer Banks - North Carolina

    Today (May 31, 2017), Susan & I arrived on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (NC) for a 7-night trip that will start in the north at Sanderling (just above Duck) and continue to Buxton & Ocracoke Island; then we will take the ferry to the mainland (Cedar Island) w/ a one night stay in New Bern...
  15. giradman

    Miami Beach and Environs

    Susan & I are on our first spring vacation of the year - we usually return to Florida and typically alternate the west and east coasts (have written 3 travelogues already on the state and could have had many more if I had started earlier). This time after probably a dozen years or so, we have...
  16. giradman

    Apple File System (APFS) Reclaims Storage in iOS 10.3

    This afternoon, I've been reading about the new APFS (Apple File System) which I installed on my 64 GB iPad Air 2 a few nights ago - noticed that my capacity jumped to 60.6 GB and available storage to 16.5 GB, which was about a 2-3 GB increase from the previous iOS version on my device; so what...
  17. giradman

    iCloud Backup Size - More Than Doubled Overnight?

    Hi all - on an iPad Air 2 w/ iOS 10.2.1 - backup to my MBPro via iTunes and also to iCloud w/ my free 5 GB of storage - yesterday at 5 PM, the cloud backup was 1.47 GB w/ 3.6 GB free - signed into my iCloud account and the same information is there. The 'free' storage on the iPad is the same as...
  18. giradman

    Portable Wireless Headphones - Recommendations?

    Hello All - I'm in the market for a new set of wireless, i.e. Bluetooth (BT), 'headphones' - so, would like to introduce a new thread directed at this topic - also would suggest to a mod that the title of this forum should be changed by at least eliminating the "....1, 2, and 3..." since there...
  19. giradman

    Arkansas - My Family's Second Home

    In the early 1970s, just after I graduated from medical school from the University of Michigan (my home state then), and moved w/ Susan to North Carolina, my father decided to retire early and picked the state of Arkansas - he moved there w/ my mother and two younger brothers - first to a rural...
  20. giradman

    Winston-Salem and Triad North Carolina

    Well, after all of my travelogues including a number about North Carolina, I've failed to discuss Winston-Salem, where Susan & I have lived since 1977 (and also 1971-75, my internship & residency). The first two posts will be about the 1929 Reynolds Building which has just opened as a boutique...
  21. giradman

    Florida Panhandle & Tallahassee

    Susan and I have been to Florida dozens of times but never to the geographic area called the Panhandle, basically an area extending east from Tallahassee, the capital of Florida to the western border of the state at Pensacola, near Mobile, Alabama (which we've visited a number of times - Susan's...
  22. giradman

    Coastal Georgia - Sea Islands & Savannah

    Susan & I just returned from a 6-night trip to the Georgia Coast - 4 nights on Jekyll Island and the last 2 nights in Savannah - see the initial maps below - pretty much a straight north-south route and about a 6-hr drive (little over 400 miles) vs. a 5-hr drive back from Savannah. The Georgia...
  23. giradman

    Tampa Bay Area - St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

    Well, March has arrived and Susan & I have some monthly trips planned - the first was a delayed birthday gift for her (January - mine is in April and we'll be traveling to the Georgia Coast) - this time we returned to the Tampa Bay Area - brief quote below of the size and population of the...
  24. giradman

    iPad Battery Health - How to Evaluate?

    Moments ago, I was on the MacForums and responded to a thread w/ the question below in italics - I thought that re-quoting my post here might be useful to our members - Dave :) Question - Hello. How does one recalibrate an iPad battery? Curious if this might improve performance on our old iPad...
  25. giradman

    iPad Mini 4 Ordered for Susan - an added BD present!

    A few days ago, I was updating our iDevices to iOS 9.2.1 - well, her iPhone 6 & my iPad Air 2 went quickly but her OLD original iPad Mini seemed to take forever (and I was trying to watch a movie @ the same time - UGHH!) - so I ordered her a new iPad Mini 4 online - space gray (as shown below) -...
  26. giradman

    Apple Awarded with 2 of the top 10 Tech Turkeys of 2015!

    This morning, I was reading the USA Today and their Tech Turkeys of 2015 were listed - Apple was awarded two spots - quoted below from link given (there is a video there, if interested). Now, I've not bought an Apple Watch (Susan has the only iPhone in the house), so cannot comment; however, I...
  27. giradman

    Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill - Triangle Area of North Carolina

    Raleigh, North Carolina (The Capital) & the Umstead Hotel & Spa Susan & I just returned from a 2-night trip to Raleigh to see a number of exhibits at several of the North Carolina State Museums - we stayed in one of our two favorite hotels in the state, the Umstead Hotel & Spa, and I noticed...
  28. giradman

    Kentucky - Frankfort & Lexington - Horses & Bourbon!

    Central Kentucky (KY) - Introduction Each year usually in the fall, Susan & I visit our son & DIL in Carmel, Indiana which is a town along the northern beltway of Indianapolis, a city slightly larger in population than Charlotte, NC (the largest city in our state). We usually fly (2 planes...
  29. giradman

    Overnight charge - hot iPad Air 2 and 20% battery charge?

    Hi All - don't know if there is an answer to my problem described to my son (an IT guy who works w/ a LOT of Apple gadgets) below in an email - a one time event (so far) and will do some further testing - the iPad is on iOS 9.0.1 - we are on a week long car trip to visit our son in Indianapolis...
  30. giradman

    iCloud - How to Change a Password?

    Not sure if this is the right forum - could not find one on iCloud - but my wife left her purse on the porch today and could not find it, so we used 'Find My iPhone' on her iMac and located the purse - BUT, for some reason her iCloud password (PW) no longer seems to work. It's now midnight here...
  31. giradman

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina & Environs

    We just returned from 4 nights in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - brief initial first quote from the web - a weird, wonderful, eclectic, historic area to visit - for young people and families, the area is more like a 'fantasy vacation' w/ theme areas, arcades, and plenty of live entertainment in...
  32. giradman

    THE HORROR! - Yocto Clock is gone!

    Just a 'tongue in cheek' response related to the recent iOS 9 upgrade! ;) From my iPad 2 days, I've been using Yocto Clock (arrow on my home screen shown below - even in the dock!) on our trips to turn off my music @ night and wake us up in the morning (loved the rooster - WHY - it worked!)...
  33. giradman

    Virginia Mountains - Vistas, History, & Wineries

    Susan and I just returned from a 4-night trip to Charlottesville, Virginia (VA) - we've visited the area a half dozen times over the decades but has been 4-5 years since our last trip - I mainly wanted to return to see the progress on several historic houses of a number of the early Presidents...
  34. giradman

    North Georgia Mountains - Waterfalls, Vistas, & Wineries

    Susan & I just returned from a 5-night stay in the mountains of northern Georgia (GA) just below the North Carolina state border (maps below show our 4+ hour drive) - we stayed at the Brasstown Valley Resort which is near Young Harris, GA - spanning the NC/GA border is a dammed mountain lake...
  35. giradman

    Civil War Battles - Virginia & Pennsylvania

    Susan & I just returned from a 6-night trip into Virginia (VA) & southern Pennsylvania (PA) mainly to visit a number of American Civil War battlesites - not really her interest so had to entice her w/ some wonderful hotels along the way - ;) Now, this could be a short or a long travelogue...
  36. giradman

    Hilton Head Island - Daufuskie Island - Savannah

    Well, Susan & I just returned from a 5-night trip on the southern South Carolina coast on Hilton Head Island, about a 5-hour drive from home - now, I could have attached this to my 'Carolina Thread' but the island is on the Georgia border and near Savannah, another beautiful coastal historic...
  37. giradman

    South Florida - Ft. Lauderdale & Environs

    Well, Susan & I just return from our first little vacation of 2015 - spent 5 days on Ft. Lauderdale Beach along the South Florida east coast on the Atlantic Ocean. South Florida consists of the east Atlantic coast starting around Cocoa Beach (just below the Kennedy Space Center) and extending...
  38. giradman

    AirDrop - A Disappointment!

    Recently, I bought an iPad Air 2 which is now running iOS 8.1.2 - I also have my MBPro (spring 2013 model) on the latest version of Yosemite - I'm trying to transfer files, such as photos, between the two devices. Wi-Fi & Bluetooth are activated on both - I open Finder on my laptop and can see...
  39. giradman

    Eastern Tennessee - Knoxville - Atomic Bomb!

    Well, Susan & I just returned from a 4-night trip to eastern Tennessee (TN) - we stayed in Knoxville (just over a 4 hour drive from home w/ Asheville half way in-between) - we have made at least 3 trips to this area which has some fascinating history & geography - in this travelogue, I'll try to...
  40. giradman

    Greensboro & Guilford Courthouse Battlefield

    Just a short thread for those who may be passing through North Carolina and are interested in the American Revolutionary War. In the food thread, I mentioned that Susan & I had an anniversary celebration, i.e. an overnight in a nice hotel w/ a dinner at the Green Valley Grill a few days ago in...
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