My sister was visiting today and complained about a problem with her iPhone 12, where the iPhone would not charge on the MagSafe wireless charger. When she picked up her iPhone at the start of the day, it was flat. Very frustrating.
Co-incidentally, I had EXACTLY the same problem with my own iPhone 12 last week. I would put it on the charger, it would initially register that it was charging. But when I looked at it again a minute later, it was no longer charging.
Here's how we both resolved this problem.
At the last Technology User Group, one of the questions was about how to use the Wallet app on the iPhone - specifically, how do you get things into that Wallet.
I found myself adding some tickets to the Wallet just today, for a show that I am going to see this afternoon - and so I have recorded how I did this, for those who has never made use of this iPhone app/feature.
Yesterday, a client asked if there was a way to quickly take a screen shot of her Chrome screen - but just the part of the screen that she wanted. Unfortunately, this part of the screen would not fit on a single screen.
There is an easy way to quickly zoom the content of your Chrome or Safari screen, so that you can see more of it on the screen - and then take your screen shot.
And on an iPad or iPhone, there is a REALLY handy feature for capturing an entire web page as a single page.
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?
iOS/iPadOS 16 is due out in Spring (probably September) 2022, and there are some features that I am really looking forward to.
Two of these features relate to the Photos app - and they are things that I know many people have been wanting for a long time, as the topics come up regularly in appointments at iTandCoffee. Those features are
At iTandCoffee, we regularly create training videos and 'how to tutorials. Quite often, there is sensitive information appearing in the tutorials that needs to be hidden - for example emails in demos on email topics, contact information, etc. Sometimes it is people's faces that need to be blurred out.
I have found a handy little app that allows me to do this quickly and easily on my iPhone.
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A very common problem that I see - and one that came up with a small business client just recently - is Contacts information that is spread across different Mail accounts.
For the client I assisted last week, some Contacts were stored in Yahoo, some were in iCloud. She also had a Gmail account.
For this client - as is the case for many others - there are duplicated Contacts. Or cases of one Contacts Card with only an email address, and another Contact card for the same person with the phone number. Ideally, these two cards should be merged.
What is the easiest way to clean up a mess with your Contacts?
Just this week, I ran a class for a local library on the topic of making a Family History book.
One of the topics we covered in that class is how you can scan hard copy pages and extract text from those pages - then use that text in a Word, Pages or Google Docs document.
In talking about this, we looked at how you can also really easily extract text from photos that you already have of typed pages.
This week, I had a panicked call from an iTandCoffee client. She was going through the settlement process after selling her home and needed access to emails that she had filed into local folders in her Mac's Outlook app.
But all of her On my Mac folders - and the emails they held - had suddenly disappeared. She had tried everything but there was no sign of them anywhere.
Here's what had happened and why.
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In the past two days alone, iTandCoffee has assisted three clients who had been scammed during this week. Another nearly fell for a 'Dropbox' scam email - but luckily checked with iTandCoffee before clicking the link.
Two of the three clients were caught out by a fake 'Telstra' caller who told them that their internet had issues, and who 'proved' that he was legitimate by providing some information that they were told only a legitimate employee of Telstra would know. One client lost $10,000 - money she is still not sure she will get back.
The third client was caught by a scam email from a work associate from a school - an email which supposedly contained a 'Google Doc' that the person was sending to her.
The Dropbox scam that nearly caught the fourth client was similar - asking the recipient to click a link to open a set of files with important information.
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