Have you ever wanted to use Microsoft Word to create a catalog that includes images - for example, have a table (a set of rows and columns) that has a left column containing a description of the image, and another column containing a small 'thumbnail' of the image.
28/2/2020 0 Comments
Hopefully all readers of this blog know already that you can print from an iPad or iPhone - as long as your printer is a Wi-Fi printer with something called AirPrint, and as long as your i-Device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the printer.
(If you are not sure how to set up such a printer, iTandCoffee can help!)
The Print capability is available from a range of options - represented by the symbols shown in the above image: the Share option in many standard apps, the 'forward/reply' option in Mail, or the 'More Options' symbol in other apps (which will usually be 3 horizontal dots or 3 vertical dots).
But what if you want to only print a single page from a PDF document, or if you want to send or save just a single page, or a range of pages from a PDF? Can you do this from an iPad or iPhone?
The answer is "Yes you can"!
26/2/2020 3 Comments
Wow - this one was good!
I had only just done my BAS on Sunday, and had signed in to myGov account while doing this. As usual, this resulted in a verification number being texted to my phone (which you can see in the left-most screen-shot shown above).
Two days later I got a text IN THE SAME myGov Messages conversation, asking me to 'update your payment details'. Given that I had just done my BAS, my first reaction was to think that maybe I had done something wrong in terms of the payment.
You can see the that the circled message above had a website that, on first look, almost seemed legitimate. It wasn't even a link, which could lead one to think that it was not a 'phishing' scam. But is was.
There is a feature of Safari that many people have not yet discovered.
It is called Safari's Split View and it allows for the seamless use of two Safari windows at one time - just like having two devices side-by-side using the Safari app.
In helping a mother and her 12yo daughter set up her new iPhone for the new school year, one of the tips I gave them really 'struck a real chord'.
22/2/2020 1 Comment
Many of you will have read about the concerns around the Chinese social media app, TikTok - an app that is very popular teens and younger children.
TikTok was previously the Music.ly app that so many kids used to record and share short videos of themselves lip-sync'ing to songs. Here is an article that we wrote several years ago about the dangers of Music.ly.
Even though the age rating is 12+, children using this app are often much younger.
Here is the ABC News report that all parents should read, describing concerns around data being collected by China and the threat to user privacy.
Client Meg B has been trying to fill out a PDF form on her iPad, and has been finding the Markup tool provided by Apple to be quite difficult to use when trying to add typed text.
(Here are a couple of our past articles about Markup:
I agree with her that, while the Markup tool makes it really easy to add a signature and annotate a PDF, the way in which you have to add any typed words is pretty 'clunky'.
A better alternative is offered by a free app that can be downloaded to ANY mobile device - Apple or Android.
Always such great questions raised at our monthly iPad/iPhone User Groups, and so many useful topics covered. Thanks again to those who attended February's session on 14/2/19 at 11am.
Here's what we talked about ...
If you have an iPhone 6S or newer, you have a wonderful feature in the Camera App - the ability to take 'Live' photos.
A 'Live' photo is actually a short video, and one of the 'frames' from that video is automatically chosen as the 'Key Photo' that is shown when you view the photo. Touching and holding on the Photo in the Photos app will play the short video.
18/2/2020 0 Comments
If you have ever scanned some old photos into your computer or mobile device, you will know the frustration of later trying to find these photos - especially if, like me, you have thousands of photos.
The date recorded against the photos (in the photo's 'metadata') will be the date they were scanned - which means the Photos app's timeline will show them on that date. So you have to remember when you scanned them (unless you have been clever enough to put them in a separate album, of course).
Wouldn't it be great if you could put a more accurate date on these photos so that they appear in the Photos timeline in the correct year, on the date you specify?
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