iOS 8.1 Gave Me Back Some Space

I upgraded my iPad to iOS 8.1 on Friday, October 24, 2014. After the update, I had 0.3 GB more than I had prior to the update.

The Little Known iPad Keyboard You’ll Love

Have you ever spent money trying to turn your iPad into a productivity tool only to find that money was wasted? I have too. My search led me to the keyboard reviewed in this post.

iPad Keyboard You’ll Love

I’ve been happily using it since 2012. With the keyboard, I am nearly always as productive using my iPad as my laptop (and it’s much easier to travel with).

My Favorite NetDocuments Tip

NetDocuments is a great cloud-based Document Management System. One of the easiest ways to make yourself more efficient in NetDocuments is by customizing and using the right-click menu. It’s easy!

  1. Right-click in a Summary or List View (e.g. in a Workspace).
  2. Select Customize menu.
  3. Click and drag the options until what you want is listed under Selected options.
  4. Click OK.


My iOS 8 Update Experience

So, it’s about 3:00 PM on Friday, September 19 and I just finished my iOS 8 update on my iPad.

Some numbers:

  • It took about 1 1/2 hours to download and install.
  • You have to have 5.7 GB of free space to begin the process.
  • I lost about 0.6 GB to the update.

Some thoughts:

  • After 1 long Apple logo loading screen and 1 short one, the screen goes black. Then you just have to turn the device back on. It would be nice to have some kind of warning.
  • Like many people I had to uninstall several apps to have enough free space for the update. Wow, it would be nice not to have to do this.
  • Good job Apple! When it was all said and done, it all worked as expected.