Too many people (including iTandCoffee clients) are being caught out by a scam email that appears to come from a friend and tells them they have a new 'Whats App' message'.
This especially catches out those who actually use the Whats App app. Here is a sample of the emails I received a recently, after a client was hacked.
In some cases, the victim's email account being hacked and hijacked. Here is the article from iTandCoffee, published on 12/2/15 about such an incident involving a client - What to do when your Gmail account (or other mail) gets hacked.
In other cases, malicious software is being downloaded to the victim's Windows computer or Android device, after the recipient has clicked the link and agreed to install a fake update to Flashplayer. (Apple devices are not impacted, as the malicious software cannot be installed on these devices - phew!)
So please, please do not click on any links in emails like these - even if they come from someone you know.
Check with the sender first if you think it might be legitimate, but DO NOT click the link until you are ABSOLUTELY sure that the email is legitimate. These Whats App emails are not.
Here are are couple of recent articles about the Whats App scam email, for those who need further information.
Here is the updated class schedule for March 2015. Of particular note is the new dates for 'Introduction to the iPad and iPhone' class series and 'Bring your Busy Life Under Control' series.
A further 'Introduction to Evernote' class has been added (after the first two dates were booked out), and the new 'Introduction to iCloud' class has been scheduled for 2 dates. Click on MORE>> below for further details of each class.
(Please note that this schedule is current as at Feb 27th 2015.)
Thanks to all the lovely mums who came along to the free iTandCoffee morning tea today. Another such morning tea will be scheduled in March some time, so keep an eye out for details in an upcoming iTandCoffee newsletter.
As promised to those mums, here is the blog article published in January about the dangerous apps that every parent should check for on their childrens' devices.
Here are some other articles and a 'handy hint' that have been published by iTandCoffee on the topic of kids and CyberSafety on Apple devices
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Members of The iTandCoffee Club have access to a great new iTandCoffee service in 2015, called 'The Daily News Feed'.
This service provides a daily list of interesting articles about technology - tips about iPads, iPhones, Macs, staying safe online, app recommendations, apps that are free for the day, iPads in education, and so much more.
The focus is on sharing articles that will help you get the most out of your iPad, iPhone and Mac, while also keeping you up to date on any other technology news that we think may be of interest to our clients and subscribers (who are typically mums, seniors, families and small business owners).
Click here to see today's Daily News feed, to get a 'taste' of what sort of news it contains.
Are you interested in trying out this service for the next five days?
Subscribe here to receive a daily email that will give you access to the daily news feed for the next 5 days.
If decide you would like to continue to have access to the service after the 5 days, you can join the iTandCoffee Club.
This hint is accessible to all readers until next Friday, 6th March - after this, it will only be available to members of The iTandCoffee Club. Why not JOIN NOW?
For those of you who are already iTandCoffee Club members, check out these other great tips for using the Contacts app ...
iPads and iPhones provide the capability to print all sorts of content from the device to a printer.
However, this only works 'seamlessly' if you have a WiFi printer with a feature called 'Airprint'. If you don't have this, printing is not so easy.
But today, an excellent printing app - called Printer Pro - has been featured by the App Store FOR FREE. It is normally around $9 to purchase, so this is a huge saving.
This app gives you print options that you don't get with the standard print feature of your iPad and iPhone. It also allows you to 'Print to PDF' instead of to a printer.
It even allows you to print to a printer that is connected to a computer (not WiFi) - you just need to install a companion app on the computer (Mac or Windows) to enable this.
Grab it while it's free!
I know a lot of you loved the YouTube videos I shared last week from The Katering Show.
This week, I thought I'd share another one of their hilarious videos. I love these ladies.
Then, for the mums out there, I highly recommend watching the second video below - a beautiful video from another mum - called 'The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Day'.
It is not funny like 'The Catering Show', but it is guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye of any mum - especially those who have watched their kids go through the innocence of childhood, the angst of adolescence, and then seen them come out 'the other side'.
I found it so inspirational for those of us who are struggling with the worries living with an adolescent! We know that (in theory), they will be 'OK'. But it still doesn't stop us from worrying!
The Katering Show - Food Porn (once again, excuse the language!)
The Gift of an Ordinary Day
Do you feel 'in the dark' about that thing called 'iCloud'? Would you like to learn what it is, what it does, whether it is safe, and how to make the best use of it?
There are great reasons for using iCloud. It allows you to keep your precious iPhone/iPad photos and other important information safe from loss, should something happen to your device.
It can make life so much easier by keeping important information synchronised between your Apple devices.
Not only that, it allows you to easily share photos between your devices and with others - without having to send them all via email or publish them on Facebook!
To help iTandCoffee clients get their heads in the iCloud (!), a new 2-hour class, called 'Introduction to iCloud' and will be run for the first time on two dates in March -
Register ASAP, as there is a long list of people who have expressed interest in this class over the last couple of months and numbers at each class will be kept to a maximum number of 6.
Find out more and book here >>
(Note. This class will be scheduled again in June/July 2015, for those who can't make these upcoming dates/times. If there is a really large demand for bookings in March, an additional class may be scheduled in late March/early April.)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Lynette on 1300 885 420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you read my article on 4/2/15, The thing I love about the new Outlook app for mail on your iPhone and iPad, you will have noted that (at that point) I bemoaned the fact that Outlook did not allow me to set up my business email address in the App.
This meant that I could not take advantage of my favourite feature in that app - that an email can be rescheduled to pop up again in your Inbox (as unread) at a later time!
Well, Microsoft has now updated this app so that it also supports mail accounts like my business account, which is an IMAP mail account. Yay! This means that Outook app will today be promoted to have pride of place on my first Home screen on my iPhone!
This still won't help those of you who have the 'old-fashioned' type of mail accounts from Bigpond, Optusnet, Netspace, Westnet, etc - these are POP mail accounts and are still not supported by the Outlook App.
I will use Outlook for my iPhone mail for a while, and report back soon on how I find if for everday use - whether it will replace, or just live alongside, the standard iOS Mail app on my device.
Now, I am a dedicated Evernote user so don't use the Microsoft equivalent, which is called OneNote.
Don't get me wrong - OneNote is an excellent product, and does much the same thing as Evernote. I just prefer Evernote!
But, after reading an article today, I have found a good reason why I will occasionally now be using OneNote - especially on my iPhone and iPad.
Microsoft has just introduced an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capability to its OneNote app and product.
What does this mean?
Well, if I take an image in OneNote, or import an existing image into OneNote, and if that image has any writing on it (for example, an image of a hard-copy document that needs to be typed up), OneNote will allow you to 'copy the text' from that image and paste it somewhere else!
This will save you having to re-type that text, which can be an enormous time saving if you have a lengthy hard copy document to get into digital form.
It is very easy, and relatively quick to do this in OneNote (which is a free app in the App Store).
The only trick is that, after you have taken or imported the image, you need to give OneNote a chance to translate the image into text.
This means that the image needs to 'sync' via your internet connection, be translated by Onenote, then sync'd back to your OneNote note on your device/s. This may take a couple of minutes, so be a bit patient.
Once this syncing and translation has happened, just tapping on the image will reveal the 'Copy text' option. Tap on this option to copy the image's text to your iPhone/iPad's clipboard, then 'Paste' that text in whatever app you choose! Easy!
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