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iPad a Year Later

In December of 2020, I purchased an iPad Air 4. The goal was to use it as my main computer and to transition away from my decades-long relationship with Windows.The transition has been a bumpy ride. The ride wasn’t bumpy due to a flaw in the iPad. The ride was bumpy because my Windows brain [...]

Paperlike Screen Protector

Because I’m “frugal”, I didn’t initially purchase the Paperlike screen protector for my iPad. Sometimes my frugality doesn’t make sense. Why scrimp on a screen protector after spending a small fortune on an iPad. When it comes to saving a few pennies, tools and peripherals for the iPad are not a good place to scrimp. [...]

PlayStation Console

Accessing the PlayStation console remotely from any smartphone, iPad, or internet-enabled device. Who knew? Well, let me rephrase that. Most of the game-playing public knew about this, but no one felt the need to inform this grandma of that feature. No worries! I found out all about it by myself. No, I’m Not a Gamer [...]

Logitech K780

I think I finally found my perfect keyboard. It’s the Logitech K780. After many years and many keyboard purchases, I am satisfied and I think I can finally stop searching, testing, and buying keyboards (not to mention returning those that didn’t fit the bill). Here’s What I like about the Logitech K780 Tactile: As a [...]

PC to iPad

Using a PC and iPad simultaneously. Who knew? Doing so has been a great bridge in my never-ending transition from PC to iOS. Actually, I’m not sure if the transition will ever be 100% complete, but I’ll keep trying. I’ve written before about my rather bumpy transition from PC to iOS. When you have several [...]

It is What it is

I thought I had solved the corrupt media files problem, but I hadn’t. I’m still having issues with unreadable or corrupt files when transferring videos from an SD card to an external drive using the iPad. Here’s a Run Through of the Problem I capture videos using the GoPro. Then I take the micro SD [...]

Problem NOT Solved

Because I found the solution to the recurring issue of corrupt or missing files when using my external hard drive with the iPad, this post is no longer in the RANT category. It has been downgraded to the “You need to be aware” category. Here’s What Happened After recording videos on the GoPro, I’d transfer [...]

iPhone 12 Pro Max

When I bought the iPhone 12, I was coerced into purchasing the insurance. I say coerced because as a general rule, I don’t buy warranties or insurance for devices. I never purchased it when I bought computers, tvs or projectors. Keeping true to myself, I opted not to purchase the AppleCare for the iPhone. iPhone [...]

PC to iPad Transition

PC to iPad

As I continue to transition from a Windows PC to an iPad, I’ve enlisted the assistance of a helper app to bridge the gap between the two. The app I’m using is called Remote Desktop Mobile. This app allows me to access my desktop from the iPad. There are other apps that offer the same [...]

iMovie Icon

I’ve been having a grand time creating movies and trailers using the iMovie app on the iPad Air. My family is sick of me sending them all types of videos and movies. I can’t help it. iMovie is a lot of fun and very easy to use. It’s great for a beginner like me. Since [...]