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Since our last newsletter, the updates for Apple mobile devices and Macs have been coming thick and fast.
iOS/iPadOS 14.7 and macOS 11.5 were released on 20th July 2021, only to be very quickly followed by further updates (iOS/iPadOS 14.7.1 and macOS 11.5.1) about a week later, on 27th July.
While the new updates did include some new features (which you can read about in the articles below), the most important reason for installing these updates as soon as possible is security. In fact, it is a key reason for installing a large majority of the updates that are released.
If you make a mistake on your iPad or iPhone, it is comforting to know that you can 'undo' whatever you just did - perhaps multiple times if needed.
There is an Undo key on your iPad, and a symbol on the predictive text bar - making it easy to find this feature on the iPad.
But how do you Undo on the iPhone?
31/7/2021 0 Comments
An iTandCoffee Club member sought assistance recently with how to get her iPad to read the contents of her screen to her.
Her eyesight has been deteriorating making it harder to see the content of her screen, but she still wants to be able to read her emails and reply to them.
Fortunately for this client, the iPad and iPhone has a feature called 'Speak Screen' - a great feature when eyesight is an issue or to assist with reading difficulties.
The feature must first be enabled in Settings, and then there are a couple of ways to make this work when you need it.
For the Mail app in particular, I am often asked if there is a way to change the font size of the text.
The answer is 'yes', and there are three places that such a change can be made - and one in particular will apply to any 'sidebars' that you are viewing in some of Apple's standard apps - Finder, Mail, Notes and News
I published this article in the same week last year, after we held the second week of the OneDrive Book Camp series of online classes. I am publishing it again now, as it has come up in a couple of client appointment in the past week.
In Part 2 of the OneDrive Boot Camp held recently, one of the topics that we covered was how to share files and folders using your OneDrive - especially so that you don't have to send large files in emails.
OneDrive allows you to do this from your Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder. Here's how.
This one was last published December 2019, but I am including it again because it came up as a question from a client recently.
In the past, when you 'downloaded' a PDF when using Safari on the iPad or iPhone, you would have the option to choose what to do with the download - for example, whether to 'Open in Books'.
With recent changes to the iPhone/iPad operating system, the way that downloads work has changed - and you may find your downloads appear to have disappeared into a black hole!
If you find the topic of filing on your Mac a bit of a 'glorious mystery', then you are not alone. It is such a common issue for clients of iTandCoffee - and has once again featured in several recent iTandCoffee client appointments.
If you have never had school/business experience or training on the topic of files and folders - and how to use them to organise all the information on your computer - then you may find that you are at a total loss about how to ensure you can find your files when you need them.
Your Desktop may be covered with files. Or you may simply rely on your Recents to to find the last file/s you were working on. This can really get you into a knot!
If this sounds like you, don't worry - you are very normal! We have something for you that we know will help.
If you find your Mac filling up - or perhaps have just done an upgrade and have found some Apps no longer work under the new operating system - it is worth doing of cleanup of apps that are no longer needed.
But how do you 'uninstall' apps on a Mac?
If you are familiar with Windows, you may have previously used the Add or Remove Programs option of Windows Settings. But what is the equivalent on the Mac?
I was contacted for help in relation to a MacBook that had been dropped and, as a result, had a screen that wasn't working.
When I asked whether there was a backup for the MacBook, the owner of the Mac thought that iCloud was backing up the Mac - which was definitely not the case.
Here's the truth about iCloud and Mac backups.
Your iPhone has a wonderful feature that allows you to quickly alert certain people that you need help - or even call alert emergency services for you.
It is called Emergency SOS.
Something that we should all do to make the most of this feature is set up some important information about ourselves and our emergency contacts - so that this information be accessed by the Emergency SOS feature, and/or by emergency services personnel who attend to you.
What's on at iTandCoffee ?
Join us for a short, fun 'topic of the day' classes known as PTT sessions (Personal Training for your Technology fitness!) - these are run on a regular basis. Or join any of our other classes shown below to learn so much about your technology.
If you have questions, why not join our The iTandCoffee Club to attend fun and informative 'user group' meetings.
All classes are run as online classes (using Zoom) which means you can attend from anywhere.
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