On Wednesday January 27th, Apple released iOS 14.4 for iPhones and iPadOS 14.4 for iPads.
While this new version of the operating system includes a few improvements and bugs fixes, it also includes an important security patch that should be installed as soon as possible.
I often get asked about the Recent Folder that appears in Finder on the Mac. It can be confusing that files seem to appear twice in Finder - in both the location in which you stored them, and also in Recent.
Here's an explanation of Recent and why it is a great place to look when you are trying to find a lost file, clean up duplicate files or do a cleanup of storage.
There has been lots in the press lately about the fight between the Australian Government and Google over the proposed media bargaining code (where Google would have to pay to host news content).
In particular, Google (or, should I say, Alphabet) has this week threatened to withdraw the Google Search Engine from Australia if the government proceeds with its plans. Here is an article explaining this issue:
So how would you search for content in the absence of Google?
(Republished 16th Jan 2021)
Just recently, I had a temporary issue with my left ear and wondered if my hearing might be down in that ear. I wasn't overly concerned, but it got me wondering if I could use my iPhone for doing a quick test.
As with most things, of course there was an app for that!
Apple has recently updated its support documentation for the iPhone 12 to include a warning for anyone with medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators.
Your iPhone and iPad are very clever at remembering the email addresses of people that you correspond with. But what if you send an email to someone for the first time from your iPhone. Your iPhone will remember that email address, but your iPad won’t necessarily know about it.
If you lose access to your emails (which happened to an iTandCoffee Client who Mail host had a major server issue resulting in loss of her business emails - here's the article about that), you could lose lots of history of email addresses.
To ensure that all devices know about the email addresses of the people you contact (and who contact you), and to ensure that you don’t lose all this information if you no longer have the device, it is important that you save email addresses to your Contacts app.
This question was asked this week by Club member Margaret B as part of a remote support appointment. I promised to included the answer in this week's newsletter, in case anyone else is having difficulty with this.
The questions was: How do you save an image that you receive in an email?
In older versions of iOS, you used to have the Save Image/s option in the 'Reply' set of option. But that option is no longer there. So where is it?
I am a big user of the Messages app on the Mac. It allows me to compose, read and respond to Messages without having to pick up my phone - with the benefit of a real keyboard to use in typing my messages.
But one thing that I really missed when sending a message from my Mac was the ability to send animated Message Effect (such as balloons, fireworks, confetti) with my message - something that I can do on the iPhone and iPad.
Here is a past article that shows an example of one of these effects.
The great news is that, with macOS Big Sur, you can now send such effects from your Mac. Here's how.
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Those of you who follow this blog will know that I recently wrote an article about how your Apple mobile device can track your location and allow you to see the places that you have been to recently - a feature called Significant Locations. (Here is that article for those who missed it.)
A new feature of the Privacy area of Settings, introduced in iOS/iPadOS 14, is the ability to only grant approximate location permission to apps, so that they can't store your precise location.
This one is particularly relevant to parents whose children use Apple mobile devices. It allows them to ensure that their child does not inadvertently give out location information to someone they shouldn't.
Learn where to find this setting and how to ensure it can't be changed.
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