20/10/2021 0 Comments
There is a new feature of iOS/iPad 15 that I particularly love - the ability to select text that is in an image and then copy and paste it, translate it, share it and more.
It works whether you are in the Photos app, in Safari, or when you are pointing your device's camera at something.
So that hard-copy page of text can now be so easily converted into typed and editable text, without needing any third-party app to achieve this.
19/10/2021 0 Comments
This is a topic that has come up a few times a year in my dealings with clients, especially at a time of loss.
How can you take a copy of all the precious messages that someone sent you and that you sent them - so that they don't get lost if something happens to your phone?
If you do have precious messages on your device, there IS a way that you can extract them and back them up in a format that allows you to look back at them in future, even if those messages are no longer present on your phone.
19/10/2021 0 Comments
One of the tips that we cover in Part 5 of our series of videos about Windows File Explorer (being featured in our Video of the Day series, and available to Premium iTandCoffee Club members all year round) is how to quickly and easily split your Windows screen into two equal parts, without having to manually drag the edges/corners of the windows and then move them into a side-by-side position.
In the scenario we cover in the Part 5 video, we use this split screen to organise files into folders. This allows us to drag files/folders showing on one side of the screen into a folder showing on the other side. (Note. The Part 5 video will feature as Video of the Day on 27/10/21 - for those of you with eligible iTandCoffee Club membership.)
The same split screen capability can also be so useful when you need to be looking at information from two apps at once - or perhaps need to compare two versions of a document/file.
Just in case you missed the information about this in a recent Video of the Day email and in the press, there is now the option to add your Covid Vaccination Certificate to your Service Victoria or Service NSW app.
The right-most screen in the image above shows an example of how your vaccination status is displayed after you have checked in.
Have you discovered this wonderful feature of Powerpoint under Microsoft 365?
It is the Live Captions/Subtitles feature - where the words spoken by the presenter magically appear on the screen beneath the presentation, allowing those who are hearing impaired to participate more fully in presentations.
The captions/sub-titles can even be in a different language!
12/10/2021 0 Comments
Just this week, I assisted a client who found herself in trouble due to forgotten passwords - for both her Apple ID and her Mac.
When she tried to do a password reset of her Apple password, a message popped up on her Mac asking her to confirm her Mac password, so that she could then enter a new password.
Unfortunately, as I see quite often with Mac users, her Mac just turns on without asking for a password - so she had no idea what the Mac's 'master' password was. So she faced a roadblock that was tricky to get around.
What would have been handy in this case is a new feature that Apple has introduced as part of iOS/iPadOS 15 - where you can nominate a person (in fact, up to 5 people) as a Recovery Contact.
If you have registered your own domain name, you can set up a custom email address that uses that domain.
As an example, I have registered the domain itandcoffee.com.au, which allows me to have one or more emails such as firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
I often see clients who have very basic email accounts that they pay their domain registrar to host (or perhaps have hosted with another provider) - email accounts that have limited storage, and that don't support Contact, Calendars, Task, Notes and other more advanced email features.
If you do have a registered domain are looking for an email service that provides these more advance features, you can now consider Apple's iCloud as an alternative to options like Microsoft and Google.
Apple delivered an update to iOS/iPadOS 15 about a week ago - in iOS/iPadOS 15.0.1 - and this has resolved some of the early teething problems.
I must say that I have found fewer glitches since then. And reports in the press are that this is one of the more stable upgrades from Apple for a while.
So, for those of you waiting to 'jump in', is it time to upgrade?
Those of you who have upgraded to iOS 15 on your iPhone will no doubt have noticed a significant change to the Safari app.
The Search bar in Safari has moved to the bottom of the screen instead of the top. The iPhone shown above left shows what this looks like.
There is a good reason for this move. But for those of you who prefer the bar up the top, there is an easy way to change to the top position.
In a recent tip, after the release of iOS/iPadOS 15, we looked at how you can adjust the date, time and location of a photo in Photos on the iPad and iPhone. (Here is that tip if you missed it.)
You can now also name the people who are in your photos, so that they appear in the People album.
This a such a great way of collecting all the photos of the people you love and know into one place - without you having to do all the work of finding them. By adding name tags to the people in your photos, you help the facial recognition technology identify even more photos of the same person in the rest of your library.
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