Pictures In The Conversation

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  1. Ina I. Wonder

    Ina I. Wonder Very Well-Known Member
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    Ok good people, maybe this isn't even possible, but a couple of times I've wanted to insert a picture when having a private conversation. But this tech zombie is batting 100% in the Ooops department. Can this be done or not? HELP!
     
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    if you mean posting a picture in a PM @Ina I. Wonder ..yes absolutely you can...I've sent you a Pm to show you..

    You just do it in the same way as you would on the forum
     
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    Are you doing this from your iPad, @Holly Saunders ? I can't find any place to add a file picture from the photostream when I am sending a PM to someone from this forum. When I click "more options", all it does is let me preview the answer. I looked at all of the little buttons at the top, and I can see how to send a picture that has a URL, but not one that is a file.
    PLease explain ! !
     
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    No @Yvonne Smith , I'm doing it from my desktop... not tried it from my Ipad..
     
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    I remain fortunate to the extent that I have only my trusty old laptop with it's sticking keys which drive me nuts!
    Frank
     
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    I have a nice touch-screen Dell desktop that I bought about a year and a half ago, but if I use that one you people wouldn't hear from me. :confused: :rolleyes: I can only sit straight upright for about an hour, and then the nerve damage in my spine causes my arms and legs go numb. I have to recline enough to take the pressure of my spine, so I use my iPad most of the time.

    I admit if I go out, it goes with me since it's cellular. :D
     
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    You can get a new keyboard at Walmart cheap... Think mine was $11 few years ago.
     
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    Have they come up with replaceable keyboards for laptops @Gloria Mitchell ? I haven't used a laptop for a least 6 years, if the keyboard was malfunctioning, it was off to the computer repair shop. :)
     
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    As long as the laptop has bluetooth capabilities, I think that there is no reason that you could not use a bluetooth external keyboard just like we use for our iPads, @Ina I. Wonder .
    If Gloria says that they have replacement keyboards for laptops now, then they probably do have those, too. Although I can't imagine any reason to want to use one (laptop) personally....
    I think that @Frank Sanoica has a great excuse to get himself an iPad !
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell
    How would I go about detaching the keyboard and disconnecting it, preparatory to it's replacement? Consult with a Geek?
    Frank
     
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    @Yvonne Smith
    Over and over I hear and see the term "Bluetooth, but remain still ignorant of the of the meaning and intent. My wife thinks it is a method used to listen to broadcasts such as music. Is an iPad a "Smartphone", or is that simply a trade-name?
    Frank
     
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    Frank forgive me I am an idiot ... just now realized you said laptop- I was thinking desktop...either way, but if you take in they can change it for you.
     
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    Bluetooth (basic explanation) is a remote way of connecting two devices together using UHF, similar to how a shortwave radio works. The odd name is because it was named after a king named Harold Bluetooth, who united two parts of Denmark.
    It is a good way to connect a wireless keyboard to a computer, tablet, or smartphone; but you can also connect speakers or headphones this way, as well as other devices.
    My fitness tracker connects with my smartphone by bluetooth and tells me how many steps I have taken, and you just pair/connect the two devices, and then they can share info.

    My iPad has a bluetooth keyboard which is in a soft leather case, and it looks almost like a laptop when the iPad is in the keyboard case.
    The iPad is almost 13" diagonally; so it is close to the size of some laptops, but a lot lighter weight, and way more versatile.
    A smartphone is the name for any phone that can go online and be used like a miniature computer. A tablet is the name for a device that is larger than a smartphone, and goes online like a computer; but (usually) does not have the capability of being a phone as well. My iPad can be used as a phone if I wished; but I don't do that.
    Plus, by connecting with the camera, I can have a video phone call with another person who also has an iPad or iPhone if I wanted to do that.
    Here is a picture of my iPad in its case (which is removable if I don't need the keyboard).
    IMG_636.jpg
     
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