29/5/2019 0 Comments
While using a website today in Safari on the Mac, I found that I was blocked from doing what I needed to do because Popups were blocked on that website. Whenever I clicked the option I required, a message appeared in the search/address bar and the website didn't do what I needed it to do!
This is a security feature of Safari, where websites are blocked from using Popups - which can often be dangerous - unless you specifically choose to allow them. Once I enabled popups for the website, my problem was solved.
I was talking with client Wendy C this week, about ways of improving productivity, especially when it comes to managing one's email inbox.
Wendy lectures to the corporate sector on the topic of productivity, and a key focus of these lectures is, in Outlook, using the creation of 'tasks' to manage those emails that require some sort of action or followup.
While the majority of Wendy's audience are usually using Outlook on Windows computers, there are always a few that are using Outlook on the Mac.
Wendy's question yesterday of iTandCoffee was this: How can Mac users create a task from an email, in such a way that the email content and any attachments are included in the created task.
Do you find that you sometimes blow that monthly mobile data limit, even though you aren't knowingly using mobile data?
It is important to be aware of several settings that can cause unexpected mobile usage to perform automatic updates, uploads, downloads and streaming even when you are not connected to Wi-Fi.
Below are the key Settings that I always adjust, so that I can ensure I don't waste my Mobile Data.
I am a big fan of the Photos app on the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
But I know something that confuses many people is this: What is the difference between the Photos option at the bottom of the screen and the Albums option? Are they not showing the same thing?
(The below article was original posted in May 2018. If figured it was worth re-posting 12 months later, as it is now the #1 productivity app!)
My 'twin' tech-lady in Los Angelos, Tech Wizard Judi Jacobs, sent a lovely email this week with thoughts about using the iPhone or iPad to improve your mental and physical well-being.
One of the apps she mentioned really took my fancy, and is especially topical at the moment because I am running a series of sessions for parents at various schools in Melbourne, about kids on technology. The topic of how to get kids off technology nearly always comes up at these sessions.
The app is called Forest.
Here's what Judi said about this app:
"You "plant" a tree and can't use your phone until the tree is fully grown. You can decide the limits in set up. If you try to use your phone the app asks you "do you really want to kill this tree?" which is a ridiculously effective motivator to get through the time you are forcing yourself to unplug. (If there is an actual need to use your phone you merely click the home button.) Planting enough trees earns coins. With 2500 coins you can plant up to 5 real trees with the tree-planting organization Trees for the Future."
As someone who is forever attached to their technology, this might be a good one for me to try!
Mid-May saw the release of further updates to our iPhone and iPad operating system iOS, to our Mac Operating system macOS, as well as for the Apple Watch and Apple TV
There are a few key files that that I use on almost a daily basis on my Mac. I also often have a user guide that is a work-in-progress, that I want to keep coming back to until it is done. These are files that I need to be able to access quickly, but that are stored several levels down in my folder structure.
I could certainly go to Finder and click through the applicable folder and sub-folders to get to my file. But I'd rather not do that.
Instead, I put these regularly used files into the Favourites area of my Finder Sidebar.
Thanks to those who came along to last Friday's first user group at iTandCoffee in Camberwell.
Once again, a long list of topics was covered, as showing by the list below:
Last Friday I met with the new owner of Pentagon Digital in Mont Albert (546 Whitehorse Road, corner of Whitehorse and Union Roads).
His name is Neel Saraiya, and he took over Pentagon in February, from the previous owner of 35 years, Helmut Imberger.
I was really impressed with Neel's attitude to customer service and improving things at Pentaqon. A particular topic that we discussed was Pentagon's status as an Apple Authorised Sales and Service Provider.
I mentioned to Neel that I had, up until now, tended to refer clients to Apple stores (and the Genius Bar) if they had issues with their devices, especially if the device was more than 1-year old and therefore past the standard 1-year warranty period.
What I had not realised was that Pentagon can provide the same 'in warranty' support for devices up to 2 years after purchase, not just the 12 months of the official warranty. In some cases, this period might even extend beyond 2 years, especially for devices impacted by a recall program.
This week is 17th of the month so, as happens on every 17th, a reminder will pop up on my iPhone. This reminder tells me to 'Reset Cellular Usage'.
Why have I set myself this reminder and what does it mean?
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