Our last 2017 Free Friday for iTandCoffee Club members was held on Friday December 15th - a special one with Christmas treats and a glass of bubbles for those who attended!
Here is the great set of topics that we covered. (All topics discussed at this club session related to the iPad and iPhone.)
Christmas is almost upon us again!
Like many businesses, iTandCoffee will take a break over the Christmas period. The shop will be closed from midday Friday Dec 22nd, and open again on Monday Jan 8th 2018.
If you find you have a technology emergency in that closure period, call 1300 885 420 and leave a message with the details of your problem, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Special Discount for the New Year
Anyone booking an appointment in January will receive $10 off the first hour of their appointment.
Bookings can be made online any time (here is the link) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1300 885 420.
If you need a last minute gift idea ...
Don't forget that iTandCoffee has Gift Vouchers - a great gift for someone needing help with their technology!
Visit our Gift Vouchers page to find out more.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our clients, members and subscribers
We thank all our clients, member and subscribers once again for your wonderful support of, and interest in, iTandCoffee.
We look forward to being of help to you in the New Year, to (hopefully) helping you to learn to love the technology in your life.
The Messages app has some wonderful special effects that are really worth discovering. Here is one that is relatively new, and that I love using every now and then. It is the 'send with echo' effect, and below are a couple of examples in very short videos (press play ▶︎ to watch each).
Learn how to use this fun feature in this Handy Hint for iTandCoffee Club members.
Related Handy Hints and Articles
Handy Hints (for iTandCoffee Club members)
This week we have a bit of a 'shortcuts' theme in our blog articles. In another article, we looked at a great 'keyboard shortcut' for Mac. Let's look here at a great shortcut that saves time - and typing - on the iPad and iPhone.
There are some phrases - words, sentences, ID codes, email addresses - that we need to type over and over - sometimes more than once each day.
Wouldn't it be easier to just type two or three letters, and have the longer phrase automatically appear, saving you all that typing effort?
When I travelled overseas, I lost count of how many times I had to enter my email address, my Qantas Cash account number, passport number and overseas mobile phone number. More recently, I have to frequently provide bank account details, and can never remember the account number and BSB. And we also find ourselves entering our email address and mobile phone number over and over.
I do have my Qantas Cash and bank account details stored away in password safe on my iPhone, but it is tedious and takes time to look them up each time.
No longer do I have to look up these details. I simply type a few letters, and the numbers/details magically appear.
9/12/2017 0 Comments
I was just taking a screen shot on my Mac for use in an article, and found that I need a bit of extra 'real estate' for the area of screen I was wanting to screen shot.
I really needed the dock to disappear just briefly, so I could use that area of the screen.
The choice of whether to 'hide' the dock when it is not in use is a System Preference, controlled by the Dock option Automatically Hide and Show the Dock.
This week iTandCoffee received a call from a client who needed assistance with scanning her Mac for any viruses or adware/malware after she clicked the link in the email she received below.
It did look quite real and, when she found that she could not quite read the content of the image shown, she chose the View photos taken by the bylaw officer link to find out more about her parking ticket.
For more details about this scam email, read this recent Herald Sun article: Don’t pay this fake parking fine
7/12/2017 0 Comments
So often when I am working on files on my Mac - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Preview and other types of files - I take advantage of the 'Open Recent' option in the File menu to re-open a file on which I was previously working.
At other times, I use the 'search' capability of Finder or 'Smart Folders' to look for and group files. (We have more about these in our Mac video tutorial series - see below for details.)
In doing this, I then often need to check where the opened document 'lives', and perhaps have a look at other files that 'live' in the same folder.
Fortunately, your Mac makes this very easy.
In the below example, I have an image file open in the Preview app.
Learn more about your Mac:
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