In the last newsletter, we discussed the question Should you upgrade your Mac to Mojave yet?
If you read that article and have decided that you are ready to take the plunge (after, of course, having backed up your Mac) the steps involved are relatively simple - and upgrading is free (as long as you are currently running OS X Mountain Lion or later).
We have recorded a detailed video that describes how to perform such an upgrade and it is now available as part of the new Mastering your Mac - Troubleshooting and Housekeeping video tutorial set (which are always available to all Premium members of The iTandCoffee Club).
For the month of December 2018, this set of videos is available to all iTandCoffee Club members.
Watch the How to Upgrade your Mac video by selecting the button below.
(Not yet a member of The iTandCoffee Club? Find out more here.)
Set a New Year's Resolution to learn about your Mac!
Here's a checklist for improving your Mac's performance
They do say patience is a virtue but there is nothing more frustrating than a slow start-up of your MacBook or iMac, especially when it should only take around 30 seconds - normally!
And we are all familiar with the frustration of apps that take forever to start, or to do whatever it is they should do. That ‘spinning beachball of death’ can really raise the blood pressure.
By Heidi Mitchell
If you were an avid Apple Photo Books user, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.
Just in case you hadn't heard, you can no longer order a photo book through Apple - even if you have it created and ready to go.
Don't despair - you won't have to start all over again. You can still print that book that you had just spent hours creating.
A quick little ‘life hack’ for work or home is to share a reminder list where all invitees can add, delete and check off items as completed – all instantly appearing on everyone’s devices.
A great idea for family grocery lists and shared to-dos amongst family members, but for businesses too!
7/12/2018 0 Comments
By Heidi Mitchell
During the week, one of our very own iTandCoffee clients received a phone call from an automated voice telling her that the Internet was going to be disconnected due to the NBN being connected and that she needed to call a number to resolve this.
She hung up immediately due to a ‘gut feeling’ that something was off – great call!
First of all, NBN will never phone you out of the blue to try to sign you up to a service over its network. You will receive a letter in the mail advising you when NBN is going to be available and of any disconnection.
There is a site you can go to verify when NBN is scheduled to be available at your own address - and the date by which you need to switch over.
7/12/2018 0 Comments
Over the past month or so, I have had multiple discussions with clients seeking advice about devices that they must supply for their child for the 2019 school year.
The BYO policy applicable for many schools allows parents to choose to purchase either a Windows or Apple laptop for their child.
A warning if you are one of these parents. Before you hand over the new laptop to your child, consider that this laptop could open up a world of inappropriate content to your child if not set up correctly.
24/11/2018 0 Comments
There seems to be an email that is doing the rounds at the moment - one that has given a couple of iTandCoffee clients a fright just this week.
The below image shows an example of this email, which alleges that your email account (or some other account) and router has been hacked - and even shows a password that is perhaps one that you have used (and may still use).
I have had lots of questions from Mac users over the past few weeks about whether it is time yet to upgrade to Mac's latest operating system, MacOS Mojave 10.14 (which is now at version 10.14.1, after an update released at the end of October)
I have to say that I have been using Mojave now for nearly 2 months and, in general, it is working without any issues. And I love some of the new features.
If you are new-ish to Excel, you may have found that printing of your Excel worksheet can be a tad challenging - working out how to ensure that the worksheet is not split across multiple pages and impossible to read.
There is a simple trick to ensuring that your worksheet's width is set to fit within your page's width - and we have recorded a short tutorial on this topic for our iTandCoffee Club members.
Note from Lynette: After a lovely coffee with local and fellow St Kevins school mum Moira Tobin - where we talked about life as busy mums - I asked Moira to write about a great piece of household technology that she knows and loves, and that I thought would make a great Christmas gift idea! Heres's what she wrote ...
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