The latest operating system for the Mac, macOS 10.15 Catalina, was released on Oct 8. If you are interested in learning about its great new features, we have included some information below.
As you can see in the image here, one of the great new features is the ability to use your iPad as a second display using a feature called Sidecar.
But, as we always recommend, don't rush in to downloading and installing this latest macOS Upgrade. Not only is it likely to have teething problems, but you may also find that certain Apps no longer work - including some key apps that many people rely on every day.
This could mean that the free Mac upgrade ends up costing you money for upgrades to these other apps.
If you are already on iOS 13, a new update has arrived to fix a variety of issues, some introduced by iOS 13.1.2. Lots of people were reporting problems with phone call dropouts after installing iOS 13.1.2, so it is definitely worth installing iOS 13.1.3 if your iPhone is already on iOS 13.
If you haven’t yet installed iOS 13, it’s still worth delaying until the ongoing issues have been fully ironed out. As you can tell, there have been lots of issues so far and the need for Apple to release several 'fix' updates in a short space of time.
Here is an article with some details about iOS 13.1.3.
A warning if you don't already have iOS 13 - check your Settings!
The months just seem to fly by. We held yet another iPad and iPhone user group at iTandCoffee on Friday October 11th and discussed (amongst other things) the following main topics.
Client Alison J fell in love with one of the beautiful images that recently appeared on her Windows 10 lock screen, and asked me if there is a way that you can save such an image - so that it can remain your fixed lock screen image, or for other purposes.
The good news is that you can.
Client Julie M has asked the following question:
"I am wanting to download two financial apps, a simple one to keep track of the household budget and another that provides more options such as recording income and expenditure along with invoices and payments. Do you have any recommendations for either or both?"
Here are some suggestions ...
Client Nicola has asked a question about dealing with scam callers and how to block them.
Blocking a scam caller is easy on your iPhone - we'll walk through the steps below. But it is also handy to know that Apple has included a new feature for dealing with scam callers, one that many people will be keen to turn on. Read on for more details.
This one may well be fixed in iOS 13.1.3, but it has impacted both me and my husband in the past week.
I just got a call from someone, and promised to text them some information after the phone call - only to find their phone number was not showing at the top of my Recents area of the Phone app.
Here's how to fix this problem if it happens to you ...
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Client Gwen S visited iTandCoffee recently asking for assistance with this problem: she had received an unexpected charge of over $18 per month for a Dropbox subscription that she didn't know she had agreed to, and didn't want.
She wanted to find out how this had happened, and how to stop any such charges in future.
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It has now been over two weeks since iOS 13 was released, and you may be wondering if it is safe yet download and install this latest upgrade for the iPad and iPhone.
I have been using iOS 13 for quite a while, and haven't encountered any major issues. However, the story is not the same for many others who jumped in early. In fact, there have already been 3 updates to download and install, fixing problems that have occurred! We are already up to iOS 13.1.2
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Most of you will be familiar with the 'multi-tasking' or 'app switching' screen of the iPad and iPhone, and how to access this screen:
The multi-tasking/app-switching screen allows you to switch between apps (or close apps if they need closing).
(As an aside, read about the 'fake news' that you may have heard, about frequently needing to swipe up to close your apps using this screen.)
Have you discovered an easier way to switch back and forth between apps on certain devices?
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