Reader Paul Inglis is interested in transferring media wirelessly to his iPad. He writes:
Okay, I’m lazy. But my Mac is upstairs and I’m downstairs on the couch with my iPad where I want to watch a movie. What’s the best way for me to do that without having to plug my iPad into my Mac and sync the movie using iTunes?
Never fear, Apple designed this stuff with you in mind. You have a couple of options.
The first requires that, if you haven’t done so already, you sit down at your Mac and fiddle with an iTunes setting. Within iTunes choose File > Home Sharing > Turn On Home Sharing. Enter your Apple ID and password. Keep iTunes running and head back to the couch.