At the Introduction to the iPad and iPhone class about The Mail App this week, a couple of the attendees found that they could not see their full set of mailboxes. For one attendee, there was no Inbox available in the list of Mailboxes.
If you ever find that you Inbox (or another mailbox) has gone missing, don't stress. It is still there.
It has just been hidden away, but can be made visible again very easily.
29/6/2018 0 Comments
Please consider your friends when setting up your iCloud and iMessage!
If you are already using iCloud and iMessage, please, please check the Apple ID that you are using, and whether any other family members are using that same ID.
This article has been prompted by a recent visit to a client who discovered that, due to incorrect setup of devices in the household, her children (and perhaps husband) had been receiving some very private messages that were sent to her by a girlfriend. It was horrifying to think that the kids were privy to some very personal information shared between close friends.
It highlighted once again that we all need to be aware of the fact that Messages we send to others may not just be going to that person! So be careful what you say!
For the sake of others who Message you, and who would like to think that they are only corresponding with you, please make sure that you are not using a 'shared' Apple ID for Messages.
Let's look at how you can check this.
These days, if you want to purchase a license for Office 365 for use at home, you have a few options - as shown in the image below. You have the option to purchase a one-time licence for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. Or, you have the option to pay a subscription that will always keep you up-to-date with the latest version of these produces - plus give you several other Microsoft apps, including Outlook and OneDrive.
If you are purchasing a subscription, Office 365 Home offers a great option if there are multiple Office users in your household.
Up to 5 users can share this licence, and each user gets 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage - perfect for storing all their files and photos and sync'ing them between all their devices. This can work out so much cheaper than cloud storage offered by other providers.
At a client visit this week, we discussed the issue of online safety when travelling. I mentioned that the best solution for staying safe online was to install and use a VPN on any device/computer that you use on a public Wi-Fi network.
I promised to include details of recommended VPN services for this client in this week's newsletter - I figured some other readers may also be interested.
Here are some articles I have recently curated on this topics. The one I have used for several years is Private Internet Access (PIA). I have found it has worked really well whenever I have travelled and when on public Wi-Fi networks in Australia.
This week, I was asked if I would be interviewed on a regional radio station, to discuss kids on technology and cybersafety.
I though it would be great to be able to record the interview as it went to air, so that I could listen to it later.
So, I turned to an app that I have on my iPhone - an app that allows me to listen to any radio station, from anywhere in the world. It also allows me to record whatever is currently playing.
27/6/2018 0 Comments
Most Optusnet email users have the frustration of having to manage their mail on multiple device. When they read, delete or send an email on one device, this does not reflect on their other device/s.
This type of email account is called POP.
With POP mail, a copy of your mail is downloaded to each of your devices, so that you are then working with only the copy of the email. Deleting the message only deletes it on the one device. Sent mail can only be seen on the device from which it was sent. Mail that you have read on one device is marked as 'unread' on others.
26/6/2018 0 Comments
I was with client this week who was suffering from autofill problems with her Safari on the Mac.
Her issue resulted from a 'feature' that arrived on the Mac with Sierra (in 2016), where fields that look like 'name' fields are automatically filled with contact information.
This autofill setting can get in the way on certain web pages and in certain fields that you need to fill in. I too found this feature frustrating when it arrived, so turned it off.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is the latest gaming phenomenon sweeping the world. Children worldwide are obsessed with this game and parents worldwide are stuggling to manage the time that their children spend on it. Recent reports state that there are 125 million players of this game, and up to 3 million concurrent users at any point in time.
Have you ever wondered why you get two versions of the same photo on your iPhone or iPad, even though you thought you had only taken one? Above is one that I took just now - identical, except that the second shows the letters HDR at top left.
Newer iPhones have a great Camera feature called HDR - High Dynamic Range - which can really enhance your photos in tricky lighting situations.
Have you been suffering from Photo Syncing problems on your iPhone, iPad and/or computer?
When you plug your iPhone (or iPad) into your computer, are you told that there are no photos to import - even though you know that you just took some new photos! Where are your photos?
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