Many users of iPads and iPhones are not aware that they can sync their iCloud Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Photos, and Bookmarks and more to their Windows computer.
That's right - you don't need a Mac to be able to use iCloud on a computer.
Below are some pages that describe how to download and set up iCloud for Windows, taken from the new edition of the Understanding and Using iCloud guide - the ultimate guide to all things iCloud - now available from iTandCoffee.
At times, there are emails that we send that are very important - emails for which we anxiously await a reply.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive a special alert when a response to such an email is received?
While I don't mind hearing a sound when each email is received, I do not want see notification 'banners' for all my emails. Nor do I want email notifications appearing on my lock screen and in the notification history. It would just get annoying, given the number of emails that arrive each day. However, there are occasional email responses that I want to be notified about.
If you are a user of the Mail app on the iPad and iPhone, there is a symbol that you may never have noticed, on that allows you to indicate that you want a special alert when you receive a reply to a particular email.
A client who visited iTandCoffee last week had a frustrating problem with her much-loved scanner, an Epson DS-560.
This scanner really is amazing - able to scan two sides at once and is SO fast. If you have heavy-duty scanning needs, it's really worth considering.
However, our client found that, as soon as she upgraded her Mac to High Sierra, the Scan app associated with her Espon scanner would crash every time she tried to change the destination location for her scans
A client at iTandCoffee yesterday was wanting to enhance her skills with the Photos app on the Mac. She had done a great job of organising her 'best of' photos into albums and, then grouping these photos into folders and sub-folders. (We have a guide about Photos on the Mac if you are not sure how to do this - details are below.)
But she found that she sometimes wanted to be able to see one of the photos that she had put in an album alongside the ones that she took around the same time - to make sure she had chosen the best or to find one that she had meant to include.
While this is achievable by looking at the date of the photo and then going to the Moments view to find the photo and those taken around the same time, there is a much quicker - and really handy - way to do this.
We covered this topic in an article in late 2016, but figured it's time to repeat it - given how many times we are asked about it at iTandCoffee.
If you have turned on a security feature for your Apple iCloud/iTunes account - a feature called two-factor authentication - you will find that, whenever you sign in to your Apple account on a new device or from a web browser, you will get a message popping up on another device.
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For most of us, our list of Contacts and our Calendar events are so important - and we don't want to lose them if something goes wrong!
Of course, if you are using iCloud, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Exchange or some other email service to sync your mail, you do have your Contacts and Calendar always available if something goes wrong with your device.
But what if something goes wrong with that 'cloud-based' set of contacts and calendars. What if you accidentally delete a heap of your contacts or events? They have disappeared from all your devices, but is there a way to retrieve them?
iTandCoffee has always had a strong focus on helping people with their Apple devices.
But we know that so many of a clients and subscribers have a combination of other devices in their technology world - Windows computers, Android smartphones and tablets.
We are in the planning phase for expanding iTandCoffee's range of services, and are looking to soon start hosting regular 'drop-in' times at The iTandCoffee Shop, where visitors can get help and advice on any of their personal devices.
Here's a tip about something that I use all the time, to easily get certain emails (e.g. receipts, registrations, etc) into a PDF format, so that I can save.
In my case, such PDF's are saved to my Evernote. But they could be saved to any other app/location, depending on how you collect and organise your information.
This is a question I get asked so often. On a Windows or Mac computer, it is possible to organise all your files - of any type - into folders and sub-folders, and find them when you need them.
If you receive an file in an email on an iPad or iPhone, where can you save that file? Of course, images can be saved to the Photos app - but where do you save Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF and other types of files and organise them into some sort of folder structure.
We answer this question is this week's Handy Hint video.
In many of Apple's apps on the Mac, you will have a toolbar on the top that provides a range of options. The above image shows what my toolbar currently looks like in the Finder app.
I can customise this toolbar to include additional options, and exclude any options I don't want. I can also choose how the options in the toolbar are shown - as icons, as icons with text underneath, or just as text.
We have a short video tip describing how to do this.
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