take your time. No hurry
I guess the best way to look at it is that the iPad is essentially a dumb client in this respect
and just syncs off the contents of the MacBook library
have double checked with my iPad 1st generation and yes, it's pretty dumb
Depending on the version of iOS
there is also the option to delete if you swipe items
but this isn't universal
Let me know :)
Hi Steve, Swiping didn't work. yes, dumb client pretty well describes it :)
OK, I'll sync w computer and do it that way. So,if I would delete DaVinci Code fm computer, then sync iPad to computer, computer will delete book from iPad?
Dear So Glad You're Found Steve,
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX it a try. So, do you still looove your iPad? Gonna move up to newer version?
I'll Keep My Compass Handy Holly
Dear Always AAA Steve,
I was away visiting my son and when I came back, I wanted to open my email in Thunderbird.
However, a web based screen came up, talking about downloading it. Even tho it is already in my computer, I went thru the steps anyway. When it came time to drag the icon into my apps folder, a box came up asking if I wanted to replace my newer version of Thunderbird with this older version. Of course, I said no. It seems the format has changed.
Do you use that one at all?
And ... when I choose a different color and size font to write in, as I type along, it reverts back to black and a tiny size. I have to stop and re-select my color and size choices. Do you know why that happens and how I can prevent it?
Crummy airline, crummy email client Holly
Dear Nothing Better Than English Perennial Gardens Steve,
Yes, it does appear to be more minimalist. However, opened emails now seem to look like open internet tabs- complete with little x's. But, using the x's is not a good way to close them I noticed.
Do your open emails appear on top with little tabs?
You're right, I should just change under formatting, I guess. I do like to change it up, tho-- bigger font for my grandmother, things like that.
Thunderbird is definitely more powerful and offers lots more options than AppleMail. When is AppleMail going to become more user friendly? Don't they care about us???
Send me smiley faces. You deserve to be paid - this is legit question!
Spring? Snow Tonight Predicted Holly
Dear "O to Be in England Now That Springtime's Here," Steve,
Hope you're doing well- and warmer than we are here. Will prob go right into zillion degree summer!
I'm writing this time w a couple questions about Thunderbird.
1. Many things come w graphics, etc, but Thunderbird always says it didn't download the remote content. I have to click someplace else to get that content. Can I change the settings on T'bird so the graphics come right up, as they do in AppleMail? Is there some reason I would not want that to happen?
2. When I reply to a friend's note, I notice the reply always comes at the bottom of their note, not above it. Isn't it more customary for our replies to come above what someone wrote to us? That's what I always see when others answer me. Can I change where the reply is placed in the settings also? Right now, I do it manually- scroll above the note, then start my reply.
BTW- no point in my using sparrow b/c I don't use gmail. I found it annoying and problematic, unfortunately. Went thru a zillion cryptic steps to delete my account. Will prob regret it later as they certainly won't let me use my old address again. They'll say that one is already taken.
Time to Go Sweat at the Gym Holly
Dear Rabbit in the Hat Steve,
This has nothing to do with JA. hopefully, they won't catch me.
I just got this email from a friend and I'm going to try to include a link for you to open-- thought of you because it's a bloke! And it's really amazing.
Hope you can get it to open. Grab a pint and prepare to be amazed.
Penn & Teller Holly
Dear XXXXX Copperfield,
I'm so glad it opened and that you enjoyed it. Magicians just amaze me. I fall for it every time.
Holly Houdini (now there's a catchy name!!)
Dear No Tigers, Please Steve,
OK- new JA subject-- once again, I'm thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion OS just b/c my laptop is about 4 years old now, I think.
1) Would I get it in App Store icon in my dock?
2) My Microsoft Office Programs are veeery old-- 2004, tho updated.
Is it true they won't work on ML?
3) If I end up not liking ML, can I go back to the OS I'm currently using?
Step Out of the Cage and No One Gets Hurt Holly
Dear Love, Love to the New Wimbledon Champ, A Native Son Finally,
Have something stronger than strawberries and cream to celebrate!
On to my question ... I have MacBookPro laptop. It will play DVD's, correct?
I have a disc of photos fm my son. I can hear it spinning when I load it in, but after a few minutes, the computer ejects it. I think it's a DVD, not a CD b/c it would hold more pictures. It doesn't open iTunes and doesn't play :(
Still in the Wild West Holly
Dear Wearin' All White Steve,
Congratulations on all your fun sports news. A BBQ-- how Wild West of you!
Why, yes, in fact, the DVD is purpleish on the back. It's a Memorex
My ex rec'd the same one and also has a MacBookPro and he says his works fine (natch!)
Call Me Putin Cuz My New Fave Is Vodka Holly
Dear TV Replay Steve,
Sooo-- the purpleish DVD+R should, in fact, play on a MacBookPro?
Before we get all remote on ourselves, I'll make sure the DVD is OK. I am going to see my son this weekend. I'll bring said DVD plus I'll lug along my laptop. They burned copies of this DVD as gifts. Maybe they they thought they had made mine , but in fact, sent along a blank.
Not too many years ago, it was the height of technology to swiftly pull out one's laptop for airport security. Now, with iPads and smartphones, it seems so anachronistic (now don't get all arachnid at the sight of that word) to be forced (gasp!) to carry a laptop.
When are the tablet creators going to make one that has a DVD port?
Russian Standard Holly
Go for Those Rulebreakers Steve,
Yes, the link opened perfectly. Visually, anyway. I'll have to look further to see if any audio is there, Chappie.
Needed more Adobe Flash, downloaded it and voila, back in Merry Olde.
Device designers shouldn't assume we will all stream content. (are they in cahoots with cellular providers so we will pay more when we go over our data allowances??) Perfect example of needed ports is my son's photos. The world is full of parents who love to see their kids' missives. Guess the designers are childless. And--- just another reason I am the only person on planet not in love with my iPad.
Bit by bit, you're overcoming your phobia. Excellent! Just the way the shrinks would have you do it, then charge you five figures for all their help.
When I get back from my son's house, I'll let you know how the mystery DVD went.
Dark Ages Device User Holly