If you are a Gmail user, you will probably notice that, in the set of mailboxes you see for your Gmail account, there are mailboxes like All Mail and Important.
I regularly speak to clients who tell me that they don't want to see these extra mailboxes in their Mail, Outlook or Gmail apps on their computer or mobile devices.
Here's how to get rid of them if you don't want to see them.
30/5/2021 0 Comments
If you ever find that a web page seems to not be working properly in Safari on the Mac - where you perhaps click a button but nothing seems to happen - it may be that Popups are blocked on that website. You may notice that, when you click the option/button, a message appeared in the search/address bar but nothing else happens.
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.
27/5/2021 0 Comments
On Windows, it is possible to see your iCloud Mail, Contacts and Calendars in Outlook.
This is achieved by installing the iCloud app from the Microsoft Store, and signing in to your iCloud.
Just recently though, I have been asked to assist with Outlook sync'ing issues relating to iCloud - where a sync error occurs in Outlook, and there are resulting issues with sync'ing of mail folders, Calendars and, perhaps, Contacts.
These sync issues can sometimes mean that Outlook doesn't close properly, and then won't open next time. (Note. This separate iTandCoffee article covers what to do if Outlook won't start.)
Here's what to try if this happens to you.
I know that many Mac users choose to use Chrome instead of Safari as their web browser. Often this is because they have been told by someone that Chrome is better than Safari - something that I disagree with.
I get asked which one I use for my own web browsing. When I say that my preferred browser is Safari, I am asked why. Here's the answer to this question.
A client who visited iTandCoffee this week was having trouble checking in using her new Samsung phone. She had tried using the phone's Camera app, but it was not recognising the QR code. She was having this trouble wherever she went.
What other option does she have to easily scan QR codes using her Samsung (Android) phone?
iTandCoffee recently ran a series of 3 classes about the iPad, to assist a business who needed to upskill their salesforce in using their new iPads as part of their day-to-day work.
The first of these classes was a 'getting started' session designed to introduce the team to a range of basics and tips/tricks for using the iPad.
These videos will be made available over the next 3 newsletters to iTandCoffee Club members with Online and Premium membership. The first of these videos is available now - select the button below (or image above) to view this video.
Parts 2 and 3 then focussed on using Outlook, prepareing reports in Microsoft Word, how to include photos in Word documents and Outlook especially so that they are not too big - filing on the iPad, scanning documents and much more.
In a separate article, we cover how to set up an email signature in Outlook and Mail on the iPad and iPhone. (Here is that article.)
These signatures must be set up on each device - including your Mac. (The signatures do not sync - they must be separately set up per device.)
Here's how to set up and customise your signature on the Mac, and how to ensure that the signature appears every time you create a new email or reply to an email.
19/5/2021 0 Comments
A common query we get at iTandCoffee is how to work out what is slowing down a Windows computer.
Quite often, it is simply the number of processes that are running on the computer - many of which could be starting themselves up automatically every time the computer starts up.
So how to you see what these processes are, and 'turn off' any that you don't need?
We have separately covered how to set up email signatures on the iPad and iPhone, and in Mail and Outlook on the Mac. For those of you who are Windows users, here are the instructions for setting up signatures in Outlook for Windows.
Once again, these instructions have been put together for for members of our iTandCoffee Club. Select the button below to view these instructions.
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