I apologise if this is the wrong forum, but I do not know where it should go!!
Being 70+ now I seem to have a tendency to lose things and only realise that I have done so, when I need the item again. What has happened now is I have lost my iPod – classic 80 GB, although only about 10 GB was used.
I know when I last used it and so made an insurance claim, but the claim would have been for less than the excess!! So that was no good and I am now looking for another. Well I was until my wife stuck her nose in, and said I should get a tablet or something like that which would do as an iPod and - instead of taking her laptop with me on holiday - you can download the stuff on to it instead. What I actually do is to download our shares and keep an eye on our bank account. What I am asking is: does anyone know if there is such a thing that would allow me to use it as an iPod – or equivalent - and as a sort of mini-computer whereby I can download Excel spreadsheets on to it and then to check our emails and bank account. I have absolutely no idea if there is anything like this in the market place and would be very grateful for any advice or suggestions anyone can give me.
I Pods have a "Find my iPhone" facility which locates them. If lost in the house you can make it emit a sound.
My granddaughter has a Samsung galaxy 7" tablet and the software is compatible with Word etc so essays etc can be composed then, using Dropbox or a USB cable they can be downloaded to a laptop for final editing and printing. I think there is a spreadsheet facility.
Many thanks for your suggestions, I will look into the purchase of a tablet.
What I must say is that I do not have a "smartphone" - do not like them.
And as for the iPod having the facility to find it, the battery on it would be dead now - almost 3 months since I used it, never mind charged it - and I am fairly convinced that I lost it either on a plane or Lanzarote.
However all your suggestions have been most welcome.
Many thanks for that. The wife has already said as much so I am going to go into a couple of stores that are not too far away, not only for an iPod but a tablet as well, but I will ask a separate question on that!!