If you love your photos, one of the biggest bugbears of having the technology combination of an iPhone and a Windows computer is that your iCloud Photos don't integrate with the Photos app on Windows.
You can sync your iCloud Photos to your Windows computer and see them as files via File Explorer, but this is nowhere near as friendly and visual as viewing them on a timeline in the Photos app and organising them into Albums.
So there is some great news from Microsoft for Windows 11 Users, about something new that is arriving in November 2022.
I have a client who prefers to always use speaker mode when answering her iPhone. She does not want to hold the phone to her ear unless she is in a situation where that is necessary (which is rarely).
There is a way that you can set up your iPhone so that it always defaults to speaker mode when you answer it.
I recently prepared a Photos slideshow on my Mac for a family occasion, and purchased a track ('What a wonderful world' by Lois Armstrong) to play with this slideshow.
Past experience has taught me that purchasing and downloading the track is the only way you can use it in your slideshow - that a subscription to Apple Music does not allow you to use that music.
But after purchasing and downloading the track, I could not get the music to play with the slideshow. I tried on my iPad, but again found that the music would not play there either. Frustrating! I wondered if it was a glitch with the recent iOS/iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura upgrades.
It was when I did get it to work in Photos on my iOS 16 iPhone that I realised what was causing the issue.
25/11/2022 0 Comments
I recently had to prepare a slideshow for our family, and had been sent a big box of old slides taken in the 60s and 70s - with the plan being to include these slides in the slideshow.
I don't have a scanner that caters for slides (they are quite expensive to buy) - so I used an amazing app to achieve wonderful results in very little time. In fact, it took far less time than if I had purchased a device to do the scanning.
Several changes to Notes have arrived with iOS 16.
One of the most significant is the ability to use the Device passcode to lock notes (instead of setting up a separate one). I can't say I'll use this new feature - as I prefer the security of a separate password for my confidential Notes.
There were other changes of Note (pun intended!).
If you have ever put together a numbered list in Word, you may well be familiar with the issue illustrated above - where the list formatting goes haywire once you get to double digits.
Here's how the easily fix this.
16/11/2022 0 Comments
Screenshotting (i.e taking a photo of whatever is on my screen) on my Mac is something that I do every day - in fact, multiple times a day. I also regularly record a video of my screen, when creating Handy Hint tutorials and classes.
There are various combinations of Mac keyboard keys (shortcuts) that will screenshot a window, the whole screen, or part of a screen - and then create a file, or simply copy the screenshot to the clipboard.
But these key combinations can be difficult to remember if you don't screenshot very often.
There is an easy way to take a screenshot or record your screen, one that doesn't require that you remember any combinations of keys.
16/11/2022 0 Comments
It was my husband who asked this question just a couple of days ago.
He has a relatively new iPad Air, and had just realised that he wasn't seeing all his Messages on his iPad. In fact, his iPad seemed to only show the messages from his iPhone that were blue in colour, not the green ones.
There was a very simple fix for this problem.
16/11/2022 0 Comments
In iOS and iPadOS 16, you can finally create and manage your Contact Groups (called Lists) - so that you can, say, send an email to a group of people by just popping in the group name. Previously, you could only do this if you had a computer - either via the Contacts app on the Mac, or from iCloud.com.
You can also now quickly delete Contacts (instead of it being a multi-step, painful process!), easily find and fix duplicated contacts, and access some other actions/options much more quickly.
For a while until recently, I was having trouble with my Mac's internet connection frequently becoming unstable or dropping out completely. This was especially frustrating and embarrassing when running Zoom classes, and during appointments.
I could not work out what was wrong. My Mac had a hard-wired ethernet connection, so should not have been suffering from the sort of dropouts that can sometimes occur over Wi-Fi.
In fact, when a dropout occurred, I would have to unplug my ethernet connection and revert to Wi-Fi.
I finally worked out what was causing the problem.
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