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  1. petermillard

    Terrible battery life.

    To clarify, "Usage" is the length of time you have actively been using your iPad, and "Standby" is the length of time the iPad has been unused but not being charged i.e. not powered down fully, but left 'on standby'. Both Usage and Standby values will increase as you use the device. Top your...
  2. petermillard

    Terrible battery life.

    What are you using your Air for, out of interest? Streaming video over wifi would hit the battery harder than say, reading or browsing, obviously. And how high do you have your screen turned up? My wife's Air doesn't get anything like the battery life that mine does, but she has the screen so...
  3. petermillard

    Sending TXTs from an iPad

    Here in the UK some carriers have an app that allows you to send texts as if they were sent from your phone - O2 has one called TuGo that allows this, and will also make cals over wifi - so check your carrier to see what they offer. As an aside, I've never seen a tablet-based SIM plan that has...
  4. petermillard

    Who is iCloud?

    Yes, Apple. Seriously, have you ever seen any advertising on iCloud?? Apple pays for this from profits they make on hardware sales. It's a service they provide to Apple ID account holders. Here ya go - Apple - iCloud - Your content. On all your devices.
  5. petermillard

    Amazing battery life

    My Air arrived Wednesday morning. Restored from iCloud backup, topped off the battery to 100% then used it as normal - a few hours of video, reading, browsing, invoicing and estimates, email, messaging etc.. etc... I'm not a heavy user, I could comfortably get 10 hours out of my original iPad...
  6. petermillard

    Numbers for ipad

    Yes. It's under Functions > reference > vlookup. HTH Pete
  7. petermillard

    Who's getting an iPad Air?

    Yes, I'm in. Currently have iPad 3 (retina) that I do most of my 'computing' on and a Mini that travels with me. iPad Air will replace the 3, no plans to replace the Mini with retina just yet. iPad 3 is my last 30-pin connected device - be nice to get everything onto lightning connector...
  8. petermillard

    Connecting to Virgin media wifi

    Do you have Virgin Media's "SuperHub" router? On the back there's a panel titled 'Your Wireless Settings (default)' SSID: virginmedia1234567 Passphrase: abcdefg SSID is the name of your wireless network, passphrase is the password to connect. On your iPad go to Settings > WiFi and select your...
  9. petermillard

    iMessage problem pn iPad

    No probs guys - country variations are always a headache, and the TU Go app is quite a recent addition.
  10. petermillard

    Podcast with RSS or iTunes

    Personally, I prefer to use a podcasting app - I'm very happy with Downcast, I know others who prefer Pocket Casts - don't know anyone who prefer's Apple's Podcasts app, but it's free so may be worth a try... They're all in the App store. HTH Pete
  11. petermillard

    iMessage problem pn iPad

    Not sure if AnneUK is actually in the UK, but FWIW Google Voice is US-only service right now. Alternatives available in the UK (Whatsapp, Viber etc...) are more like iMessage (IP messaging) than texting. Here in the UK there are carrier-specific apps that allow you to continue texts and voice...
  12. petermillard

    Help,which app to buy to create invoice like excel

    I'll just add that unless you're planning on generating only a small number of invoices, using a spreadsheet for the task gets old pretty quickly. I'm a happy user of QuickSale - an invoicing and accounts app in the App Store that's well worth a look; they have occasional free trial offers, so...
  13. petermillard

    Bose soundock.

    Put the Soundock into pairing mode, then turn on bluetooth on the iPad Mini (Settings>bluetooth ON). Select Bose Soundock from the list of available bluetooth devices and let them connect. All sound from the iPad Mini should now play through the Soundock - music, podcasts, youtube soundtracks...
  14. petermillard

    Apple TV with iPad mini

    Had this once with my iPad Mini - a hard reset sorted it out; press and hold the home and power buttons until the Apple logo comes on the screen, then release them and let the iPad restart as usual. HTH Pete
  15. petermillard

    What diary

    I think you're probably going to have to define 'best' i.e. what do you want the app to do that the built-in 'calendar' app doesn't?
  16. petermillard

    Am I the only one who thinks siri sucks?

    The situations I would find Siri most useful in are usually the situations where it works least well e.g. whilst driving. I also find it overly Americanised - if I ask Siri "what's in my diary today" it offers to search the web for the phrase, but if I ask it "what's in my schedule today" it...
  17. petermillard

    Photo and photo stream

    'Photos' is the app on your i-device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) that acts as a central store for all your images on that device. So if you take pictures or videos with your iPad, they'll will be stored in Photos. If someone sends you an email with a picture attached and you choose to 'save to...
  18. petermillard

    Paste Instead of Keyboard

    Is it possible that instead of just tapping where you want to input text, you're touching long enough for it to be interpreted as a 'touch & hold' by iOS - this would bring up the 'Select | Select All | Paste' menu?? If it happens again, try tapping when you see the 'Paste' menu - this should...
  19. petermillard

    Having doubts about Ipad.

    That was me, and what I actually said was that many millions of people seemed to be syncing their i-devices without the kind of problems you're having. So, firstly, that's based on that fact that Apple have ~500 million iOS devices sold (doesn't include the squillions of pre-iOS iPods either)...
  20. petermillard

    Having doubts about Ipad.

    You can download apps direct to your iPad through the App Store app. Never heard of it before, but Syncios touts itself as an alternative to iTunes - my guess is that it's just that, an alternative i.e. you use iTunes or Syncios, but don't get to switch between the two at will. Syncios...
  21. petermillard

    New to the Forum, New to iPad

    Hi there. I'm a carpenter & cabinetmaker and now do most of my work-related computing on an iPad. Informant Pro is a good all-in-one app for contacts, calendar, tasks and notes. For simple on-the-fly text-only note taking I use Simplenote and Nebulous Notes - Nebulous Notes is nice in that it...
  22. petermillard

    Rumor: A Maxi 12.9 inch iPad in the works?

    I'd be all over this as a home tablet, provided the battery life holds good.
  23. petermillard

    Does anybody have any tips on how to save battery on your iPad

    I have a year-old iPad 3 (retina) and routinely get ~14 hours of use and a day of standby from a charge, wifi and Bluetooth on. That's a mix of work-related stuff, lightweight browsing and email, accounts and estimates, and some streamed music and video. I've found screen brightness to be a big...
  24. petermillard

    Do you keep your boxes?

    I keep them; even if I'm just passing an older iDevice onto another family member, it's nice to have the box
  25. petermillard

    Database/Diary/Workflow App solution?

    @James - no problem, happy to help. If you find your simple database of choice, be sure to post back here and let everyone know! @Twerppoet - that's a great thread re Evernote; somehow I missed it when it was posted - I'm still working my way through it, and there's some very helpful info in...
  26. petermillard

    Database/Diary/Workflow App solution?

    Hi there. If you absolutely have to do it yourself then 'Bento' (from Filemaker) is a pretty good database app for iOS, but the functions you need are built into many, many existing apps that may save you the trouble! There are so many 'to do' type apps I wouldn't know where to start -...
  27. petermillard

    Portable printing on the go

    I've never used this, but it's apparently possible to use an HP H470 portable printer with wifi connection to print from an iPad; I came across this blog where a guy has documented the process:- Genuinely Original Content: Printing from the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the road (no router and...
  28. petermillard

    An iPad Fail !

    Ouch! Still, if he'd been using his phone he would probably have been hit in the head...
  29. petermillard

    Could iTunes be any worse? (rant)

    I've found iCloud backup to be pretty much bulletproof - fast, reliable, painless, and it happens every time you put your device on charge. I was never happy with wifi syncing via iTunes so I stopped using it; perhaps you should too?? Life's too short to get all vexed about this stuff. If it...
  30. petermillard

    I had to use my Laptop/Computer today because......

    These days I only use my laptop for doing work drawings; I've done them in iDraw on my iPad, but much prefer the bigger screen on the laptop - 13", yay! - and the OSX software. Oh, I also had to muck about with my work website the other day, and needed the laptop for that too! Otherwise, I'm...
  31. petermillard

    Does ipad mini record the date and time on captured movies?

    In iPhoto, select the photos/videos you want, then choose Photos > Adjust Date and Time to change the creation date. The 'info' panel on the RHS of the window shows all the data associated with a particular image - device creator, filetype & name, size, quality, duration (for video), creation...
  32. petermillard

    What PODCAST are you listening to right now?

    Since you asked... Tech News Today Mac OS Ken The Critical Path Amplified PC Pro Accidental Tech Podcast Neutral iMore show The Talk Show the New Disruptors MacBreak Weekly And FWIW I prefer Downcast, personally... Pete
  33. petermillard

    Apple AirPort Express

    Hi. No, Airport Express will handle printers only - see here; Apple (United Kingdom) - Wi-Fi - Compare Wi-Fi base stations. And just to confirm, I plugged an external USB HD into one of my AEs and the HD didn't appear on the network :( AirPort Extreme allows HD connections over the USB port -...
  34. petermillard

    Pausing video on Fcetime Call...

    Thanks for this - I'll give this a shot the next time I FT my dad. Cheers, Pete
  35. petermillard

    Pausing video on Fcetime Call...

    Hi Folks Does anyone know how you pause the video during a FaceTime call on an iPad? Reason I ask is that my elderly and non-too-dextrous father manages to do this *every* time he answers a call on his iPad Mini, and I've no idea how he does it - and subsequently, how to undo it! It's just...
  36. petermillard

    Time Capsule Streaming with Iphone or Ipad

    Ah, sorry - missed that. Handbrake? If you start now you might have them done by Summer, lol ;) If you find a solution, post the answer back here - and good luck. Cheers, Pete
  37. petermillard

    Can Airport express base station turn wifi to ethernet?

    He's already using a powerline :-) Short answer - yes, Airport Express can do this - I just tried it with the one I have in my kitchen. This AE is set up to extend the existing WiFi signal (from a non-Apple router as it happens), I killed WiFi on my laptop and connected by ethernet cable to...
  38. petermillard

    Time Capsule Streaming with Iphone or Ipad

    Latest version of FileBrowser streams M4Vs off a TC fine here on iPad 3 & Mini, iPhone 5...
  39. petermillard

    How can I save on ipad?

    Best Buy UK officially ceased trading in January after failing to make a profit from any of its 11 stores - some of which had only been open for six months. Main reason was crazy-high prices - even their 'closing down sale' prices were significantly higher than Amazon. FWIW, UK prices on the...
  40. petermillard

    Looking for an inventory APP

    Hi. As far as I can tell you can't do sub-categories, but you can have (again, AFAIK) as many categories as you like e.g. one for "Lipstick - Summer" another for "Lipstick - Winter" etc... All categories are text searchable as well, btw, so a search for "day" would find any with "day" in the...
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