How to transfer files to and from an iPad
Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:34 PM
On your computer in System Preferences, go to MobileMe preferences and set iDisk to, "iDisk Sync On." That keeps a copy of iDisk on the your desktop of your computer at all times and synchronizes that copy whenever your computer is online.
In the same preference pane, check the box, "Always keep most recent version of a file."
Now, from your computer, your iPad, or your iPhone, you will always have access to the most recent version of your files. About a year ago, I moved my entire home folder to the iDisk and now have access to the most recent version of everything from every device. Simple and affordable. MobileMe is only $65 at Amazon.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:23 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:52 AM
But why oh why oh why do the folk who develop such marvellous kit allow the logic of how it can be used to be placed in the hands of idiots? And why oh why do they give the writing of the 'help' files to dribbling illiterates who could not describe logically how to find their own backsides with both hands, a map and a satnav?
I want to take a file from my iPad to my MacBook. Dead simple with Kindle to PC - hook up the USB, click on the Kindle icon, open the documents folder and take the file. No brainer. For pics from iPad to PC ditto.
To do the same thing for iPad to MacBook seems to involve some form of arcane religious ritual in which it is only through the intercession of a klutzy, clumsy and infuriatingly illogical oracle (aka iTunes) that I just may - if I'm lucky - be able to manage it in the same length of time that it would take a chimpanzee to translate the Book of Jonah from Hebrew into Sanskrit!
Please could anyone advise a simple way to get a movie file from the camera app on my iPad to the desktop of my MacBook? Otherwise I may ending up doing to the corpse of Steve Jobs what Charles II did to that of Cromwell!!
Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:29 PM
1. Created a Numbers document on the iPad.
2. Connect the iPad to the iMac.
3. From the iPad click Print and Share and send to iTunes.
4. In iTunes, drag and drop the document to the appropriate folder.
5. Update Numbers data in iPad
6. Repeat same process above, and when prompted, replace existing Numbers doc in folder on iMac.
So far, so good.
7. Update Numbers data on iPad.
8. Use the WiFi to seamlessly share updated data from iPad to iTunes on iMac.
Now, here is the issue. Unless I physically connect the iPad to the iMac, I can't get to the updated version of the Numbers document.
It sort of seems pointless to be able to wirelessly update and share the Numbers document to iTunes, and then not being able to access that document without having to connect the iPad ???
Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:16 AM
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:30 AM
The iPad is not useless for fie editing, and if you think so, you should get Pages.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:34 PM
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