I have to confess that until a couple of months ago, I didn't realise that there was a myGov mobile phone app in the App Store and Google Play store.
I think it was released in December last year.
It is certainly much easier to use the app to check your myGov messages - when you get an email notifying you to check your myGov inbox. And you can add your medicare card and any other concession cards to the wallet.
If you want to download it to your own mobile device, here's where to find it
28/7/2023 0 Comments
I was listening to a Podcast recently, and they were talking about a viral aging filter/effect that was being used on TikTok, where people were applying this filter/effect and then sharing what the what the older version of themselves will look like.
I was taking a long car ride last weekend, so I decided to get the app that provides this aging filter and have a play with it. Here are the results.
If you have a web page that you access on a regular basis, a handy feature on your iPad and iPhone is that you can make that web page appear as a App on your Home Screen.
Then, whenever you want to access that web page, all you need to do is to tap on that App - and you will be taken straight to that web page in the Safari App.
A client recently asked me to help her find an app that she had downloaded to her iPhone, but which she then couldn't find on her Home Screen.
Here's where her app was found - and why it was not on her Home Screen.
10/9/2022 0 Comments
A regular iTandCoffee Client yesterday expressed concern that she hadn't 'closed all her iPad apps' lately, and she was worried that this was a problem for her device's performance.
She was also concerned about the number of Safari Tabs she had open, and that it was tedious to close them one-by-one.
I reassured her there was no need to worry about closing any apps on the iPad or iPhone and that, in fact, this is actually counter-productive. And showed her a quick and easy way to close all open tabs in Safari.
If you find your Mac filling up - or perhaps have just done an upgrade and have found some Apps no longer work under the new operating system - it is worth doing of cleanup of apps that are no longer needed.
But how do you 'uninstall' apps on a Mac?
If you are familiar with Windows, you may have previously used the Add or Remove Programs option of Windows Settings. But what is the equivalent on the Mac?
19/1/2022 4 Comments
It's that time of year again when many parents are getting devices ready for their children for the new school year.
While assisting a client to set up Parental Controls on her 11yo child's new iPhone this week, discussion turned to the topic of the 'Ask to Buy' setting in the Family Sharing setup of iCloud.
This setting allows a parent to remotely authorise (or not) a request from a child who is a member of their iCloud Family, to purchase/download content (even free apps).
In this particular client's case, her child was very keen to get onto the social media platforms that her friends were already on.
This mum was considering allowing her child on Instagram (as a Private account of course), so we installed it and set up the app so that it is a Private account.
She was happy that she had control over what other social media Apps her child could download, through the Ask to Buy setting.
But there is a catch to this setting that meant her child could have downloaded Apps or other content without having to ask for permission.
All parents need to be aware of this 'back door'.
If you ever need to set up a time to talk to someone in a different country, looking at your own availability and then working out the equivalent time in that other location can be a challenge.
The World Clock in the standard Clock app on the iPad and iPhone is great for working out the current time at other locations around the world. But it doesn't give the option of putting in a future time and seeing the equivalent time at other locations.
The good news is that, as is usually the case, there is an app for that. In fact, there are a couple that I use.
(Republished 16th Jan 2021)
Just recently, I had a temporary issue with my left ear and wondered if my hearing might be down in that ear. I wasn't overly concerned, but it got me wondering if I could use my iPhone for doing a quick test.
As with most things, of course there was an app for that!
iOS 14.0.1 seems to quite stable and should be relatively safe for those of you waiting to upgrade. Apple is shipping iOS 14.0.1 with its new iPhone 12s that can be pre-ordered on Friday this week, so that's a good sign for the stability of the release.
Here's a video from Apple on how to upgrade. Of course, always make sure you have a backup before you upgrade. Here is Apple's video that takes you through how to back up your mobile device to iCloud.
Previously published 27/9/20:
You probably already know that the latest upgrade to the iPhone and iPad (and Apple Watch) operating systems is now available - iOS 14 for iPhone and iPadOS for 14 iPad.
I always recommend that, given that new upgrades often contain 'glitches', it is worth waiting for at least a little while before you install the new operating system. For this year's upgrade, there was also the issue that Apple released it very quickly after it was announced, meaning that many developers of Apps were not quite ready to release their App update to support this new operating system. There was an increased risk that some apps might not initially work.
Fixes have been released already by Apple
Only 8 days after the Sept 17th release of iOS 14/iPadOS 14, Apple then released (on 25/9) to fix some early issues. iOS / iPadOS 14.0.1 is now available for download and installation.
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