(Contributed by Andrew Coulston)
Earlier this week, whilst working on a new iPad/iPhone guide (one of the many written by iTandCoffee and available here), I stumbled across what appears to be quite a peculiar problem in iOS 11.2.5. It seems that there is a glitch in the Reminders app, impacting the (usually) really handy Remind me at a location feature.
25/1/2018 0 Comments
There has been such a lot of publicity lately about Apple deliberately slowing older devices after a recent iOS 11 update, so that many iPhone 6's, 6S's and 7's are noticeably - and often frustratingly - slower. It has been dubbed 'battery-gate' - and daughter number 2 in this household is one such frustrated iPhone 6 user.
Have you ever noticed that you seem to lose emails that you don't remember ever deleting on your iPad iPhone? Perhaps, when you go searching for them, you find them in the 'bin' mailbox and wonder how they got there?
This may be due to a setting on your iPad or iPhone, one which results in the deletion of several emails when you think you are just deleting one.
Find out more about this setting, and how to ensure that you only delete intended emails, in this week's handy hint.
It feels like it wouldn't be a fortnightly iTandCoffee newsletter without news of another software update to iPads, iPhones and Macs. Wednesday morning (24/1) saw the arrival of iOS 11.2.5. The last update was 11.2.2, so who knows where 11.2.3 and 11.2.4 got to!
A bit later in the week, MacOS 10.13.3 was also released with security patches and a fix for the Messages app (to fix out of order conversations).
A look at the iOS update
I have been using iOS 11.2.5 since Wednesday with no detrimental effects and have not seen any negative reports online, so it appears safe to install. As always, make sure you do a backup first!
iOS 11.2.5 heralds the imminent launch of Apple's HomePod - a new product to rival (and, says Apple, to outclass) Google Home and Amazon Echo.
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If you have upgraded to iOS 11, one of the apps that you will have noticed as having gone a major overhaul is the App Store app.
Frustratingly, this app is now quite different to the other 'store' apps on the iPad and iPhone, and takes a bit of getting used to.
Things like Top Charts and Categories are no longer where they used to be, and the way you find your Purchased apps, redeem iTunes cards and view your iTunes sign-in details have all changed.
iTandCoffee Joins the Be Connected Network
There’s never been a better time to be online.
Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians when they use the internet and everyday technology.
Older Australians with low internet skills can often feel isolated from their community and family at a time in their lives when feeling connected is increasingly important.
Be Connected aims to change that through a family and community centred approach; it will help older Australians to realise the value of being connected online and provide access to appropriate training and support in a safe and familiar environment.
Launched in early October 2017, the Be Connected initiative delivers a range of resources specifically designed to support these Australians via:
We’re very excited to be accepted as a Be Connected Network Partner and look forward to introducing new clients to iTandCoffee’s unique offering of Technology Lifestyle Courses and our patient, friendly and social teaching style.
Join us on February 1st
On February 1st, iTandCoffee is hosting our first Be Connected at iTandCoffee!
If you are 50 years and over, and this sounds like a program you might be interested in, please come along.
If you know someone aged 50 years and over who has minimal or no engagement with digital technology, bring them along and join us as we explore what Be Connected has on offer.
Meet our Be Connected tutors and sign-up to discover how being online can add new skills and experiences to your life.
Don't worry if you don't yet have any technology. iTandCoffee will be able to assist you, offering regular times that you can pop in and use our technology to access the program.
No bookings are required. If you would like to talk to us about this program, call iTandCoffee on 1300 885 420 or 03 9886 0814.
What's on at iTandCoffee ?
Below is our list of videos, classes and other events that are coming up soon.
Videos shown are offered for eligible members of the iTandCoffee Club.
If you have questions, why not join fun and informative 'user group' meetings, held once a month.
All iTandCoffee classes are run as online classes (using Zoom), which means you can attend from anywhere.
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