13/7/2018 0 Comments
If English is not your native language, or if you are learning a new language, you may want to be able to convert a web page that is written in English into a different language.
This is easy to achieve on your iPad and iPhone using the Safari app.
12/7/2018 0 Comments
I often say that each week has a theme for client questions, and last week's 'theme' was translation - how to translate a non-English web page to English, and vice-versa.
In this article we will look at how easy it is to use your mobile device (iPad, iPhone, or Android phone/tablet) to translate a web page that is in another language into English
(Here is a separate article that covers how to do the same thing on a computer.)
At the Be Connected afternoon on Wednesday this week (30/5), we talked again about Staying Safe Online - how to spot a scam, avoid it, what to do if you get caught, and how to best protect yourself.
We talked about being careful when providing any financial, private or personal details online, to ensure that the website you are using is secure - that it has a lock on it in the search/address bar.
I was reading just today that Apple has introduced a new Safari feature to help keep us stay safer online. It was introduced in iOS 11.3 and MacOS 10.13.4.
This is a question that we get asked so regularly. What are the steps that are involved in downloading and installing software like Adobe Flash on the Mac? iTandCoffee Club member Sandra F asked this question this week in relation to Adobe Flash, which needed updating so that she could watch an ABC iView program on her Mac.
In writing the new version of the iTandCoffee guide The Safari App on the iPad and iPhone (iOS 11), we found ourselves describing a feature of the Safari app that we figured was well worth sharing in this blog.
It is such a handy feature - one that is simple to access and use, and just as easy to deactivate.
It is called Safari's Split View and it allows for the seamless use of two Safari windows at one time - just like having two devices side-by-side using the Safari app. I'll definitely be using this one a lot in future.
I was on a website yesterday that started one of those annoying videos that automatically plays.
I really dislike the intrusion of the noise of these videos, and the waste of my internet data that goes with streaming them.
While I can simply 'mute' the autoplay video - by clicking the little speaker symbol that appears in the Safari address bar (on the right) - I would rather completely stop these videos from playing automatically.
In MacOS High Sierra, there will be a setting that makes it easy to turn off this 'autoplay' for each page you visit.
But if you can't wait for High Sierra, there is a way to turn off 'autoplay' on earlier versions of MacOS (or OS X).
Here is an article that describes how to do this.
It definitely works! I have enjoyed the peace and quiet it has brought to my own web browsing!
A question asked at a recent 'Keeping your Kids safe on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch' session at a local primary school was "What effect does the limiting of Safari content in Restrictions on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch have on 'Private Browsing'".
The question relates to the feature of Safari that allows you to put your Safari browsing into a 'private' mode', where the history of your web browsing is not retained, and no 'website data' or 'cookies' are allowed.
7/8/2016 0 Comments
In another recent article on the blog, I told the story of a young man whose Mac Safari session had appeared to be under attack - locking up and preventing him from doing any web browsing.
Even if he closed Safari, even when he restarted his Mac, he could not stop this nasty screen taking over his browsing session.
This is a form of Malware, and to stop it occurring, it is necessary to access Safari Preferences and Remove Website Data ...
However, how do you get into the Safari preferences if this screen keep taking over and preventing any selection of Safari options?
Find out how to resolve this sort of problem in this week's Handy Hint, for iTandCoffee Club Members.
3/6/2016 0 Comments
This week, I met with an iTandCoffee Newsletter subscriber and iTandCoffee Club member who had been having issues when clicking on links in iTandCoffee newsletters. He was finding that, even though he entered his login details an told Safari to 'remember' is details, each time he click on a 'members-only' link, he was being forced to enter his login details again.
This was making it almost impossible for him to read iTandCoffee articles.
Well, it turned out that the problem was that his Safari app was in 'Private Browsing' mode, and that this was causing his problems.
What is Private Browsing Mode?
If the background behind your Safari search bar (at top) is black, it means you are in 'Private Browsing' Mode. If not, you are in 'Normal Browsing' mode.
The first image below shows a Safari session in Private mode, whereas the next shows normal browsing.
But, what does it mean to be in 'Private' vs 'Normal' browsing mode?
Find out more in this week's Handy Hint for iTandCoffee Club members by selecting the below button. If you are not yet a member, why not Join Today? Membership only costs $30 per year.
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