Sometimes, finding things on the Telstra website is near on impossible. Just this last week, I wanted to look up the details of a mobile call that I made in in March. When I looked at the PDF of my Telstra bill, it only showed detailed data usage and not my list of mobile phone calls.
So I logged into my online Telstra account, thinking that I would be able to quickly download my call list for March. After much looking, clicking and Googling, I gave up and resorted to a LiveChat session with a Telstra representative.
Finally, she led me to the page where I could find the required option. Phew.
However, when I came to retrace those stops, I got lost again! Luckily, I kept the LiveChat transcript so that I could refer back to the instructions.
Here is my step-by-step list for anyone who struggles to find this option!
Easy, isn’t it! (Not!)
23/4/2017 0 Comments
I was talking with a client this week who had been researching Dropbox, and how to handle the situation where you have a both a private AND work dropbox account. In her case she needed to be able to see folders from both of these Dropbox accounts in her Windows File manager.
(The answer to this question is covered in a Handy Hint in our iTandCoffee Club library: Is there a way to access two Dropbox accounts at once?.)
Dropbox has been making changes to its product offering recently. In her Googling, she found that she got a lot of out-of-date information, content that was from several years ago.
I showed her a tip that I use EVERY day, one that allows you to easily filter the search results so that you only see results from last week, last month, last year, or even a custom-defined date range.
This same feature allows for you to limit the search results in other ways - for example, to only include Australian content.
Find out how to use this really handy feature in this 'oldie but goodie' handy hint from our iTandCoffee Club library, published a couple of years ago. It has stood the test of time!
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If you are a Facebook user, you may have recently seen ads for a couple of relatively new Photo Book products.
One of them, Chatbooks, comes with a very funny advertisement. You will especially enjoy this ad if you are a busy mum who can’t imagine having time to make a photo book! As an ‘old’ mum, I must say it even made me chuckle.
The other product I have seen more recently, called Zno (www.zno.com), features books that appear to have beautiful thick ‘cardboard’ pages, like those that cost a fortune from a professional photographer. They feature ‘flush mount’ and ‘lay flat’ books.
These books look like they might be great for very special occasions - they are much more expensive than those which I usually order.
As a huge fan of photo books, I was couldn’t help myself - I had to try out each these products to see how they 'stack up'.
Last month, I ordered my first Chatbook, made very quickly using photos that were featured in a recent family slideshow. The only thing that took any time was deciding on the cover photo for the book (which ended up being an old black and white photo that I had scanned).
This Chatbook arrived on Friday 21/4, after being ordered on 31/3 - over three weeks to arrive from the US (much, much slower than our usual provider, who only takes 3-4 business days).
The book is OK - if you like a very, very simple photo book. I have included a few photos of the book below, to give you an idea.
It is very small, at 6 inch square (or 15.24 cm square) - much smaller than I would typically order. It just shows the photos at the 'snapshot' size, one photo per page.
I must say that, having ordered the hardcover version (instead of the cheaper soft cover), it does sit very nicely on a shelf - a lovely unframed photo that has lots of snapshots shown behind it. You can see it in the 1st image above, sitting next to one or our larger photo books of a trip to Uluru (created using Snapfish). The cost of this Chatbook was AUD$40.70 - for 94 photos plus the hardcover.
What about Zno photo books?
I have just ordered a ‘test’ book from Zno, as they have an offer that allows you to order your first book for free (normally USD$50). The only cost is delivery, at USD$12 (around AUD$16.50). Delivery timeframe for that one looks like it will be a similar that of Chatbooks (they both come from the US).
I’ll report back when I get my Zno book - containing some of my favourite scenery shots taken with my iPhone over the past 2 years.
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