A lot of you will be familiar with the app Shazam.
It has been around for years, allowing you to identify the details of a song that is currently playing. You would open the app, tap an option to get Shazam to 'listen' to the song, and the details would appear once the song was identified.
Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, and the Shazam song recognition functionality has now been made easily accessible on your iPhone, without any need to download a separate app.
Even better, the new Music Recognition feature lets you identify a song that is currently playing on the same device - not just songs that are playing out loud on another device.
28/11/2021 0 Comments
The issue of lack of storage on a Mac is quite a common topic for iTandCoffee appointments.
This week, a client with a 500GB MacBook Pro was struggling to work out just what was using up all the space on her computer.
When she chose the Manage option in the Storage section of About this Mac, there was nearly 300GB under the classification of 'Other'.
So we set about trying to work out what could be chewing up so much storage capacity.
And we found that one thing in particular had generated some unnecessary files, files that were using up about 275GB - more than half her computer's hard drive capacity!
iPadOS 15 has brought a really useful change to the way in which you can manage splitting your screen in two, and using the feature called Slideover (to add a narrow app screen on top of the other app/s that appear on your iPad's screen).
You used to have to bring up the Dock and then drag the required App icon from the Dock onto the screen, then wait for it to split. It was quite fiddly - and the app you added as the second for the screen needed to be in the Dock. For me, this is often not the case.
Here's the new way of easily splitting your screen - one that does not require that the second app is in the Dock.
And if you are trying to work out the relevance of the photo above, it is a screen showing the town of Split - a 'Split Screen' 😆.
At the iTandCoffee Technology User Group on Friday 19th November, one of the questions asked by an attendee related to problems with her Mac's Wi-Fi.
Lately, the Mac keeps losing connection to Wi-Fi, even though her iPad does not have the same problem.
Here are some things you can try if you are suffering a problem like this with your Mac and its Wi-Fi connection.
This week, I was looking back through some of our old Handy Hints - for hints that require updating due to changes in the latest version of iOS and iPadOS.
A couple of the early hints are still completely relevant, and well worth checking out. You will also get a 'blast from the past', seeing the old branding that applied back then - plus some really bad introduction music!
Apple first introduced the ability to hide your email address in 2019, with a feature called Sign In with Apple.
This feature has been enhanced as part of iOS/iPadOS 15, making it a bit more more usable that under previous versions of iOS.
It allows you to use a randomly generated email address when you register for a website account, or when you want to send an anonymous email - where that random email address is linked to, and will forward to, your existing iCloud email address.
6/11/2021 0 Comments
This week is Scam's Awareness Week - where the ACCC is aiming to increase awareness and education around the variety of scams that are constantly circulating - especially a range of recent scams.
In support of this, we are featuring in this article some of the material provided by the ACCC to help educate about scams.
An important change is being rolled out across Google/Gmail accounts - one that all Gmail account holders need to be aware of.
Google will soon be enforcing two-step-verification to improve the security of Google accounts.
So what does that mean for those of you with Gmail email accounts?
Windows 11 was released on October 5 2021 and, if you purchase a new Windows computer, you may find it pre-installed on that device.
I was asked recently by a client whether she should be concerned that she has just purchased a laptop that has Windows 10 on it - as the inexpensive laptop shows that it is not eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 due to hardware limitations.
And another client wondered how they can work out if their computer is eligible for upgrade, and then how to perform the upgrade.
So here is some information about Windows 11 and upgrading.
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