Would you like to learn some of the basics about your Apple Mac?
If you are new to Apple Mac, or just have a Mac but really don't know that much about it, you might be in need of a 'guided tour' of your Mac.
To help with this, we are making our Guided Tour set of video tutorials from the Getting to know your Mac series of tutorials available to all iTandCoffee Club members for one week (until Sunday April 7th). These tutorials are normally only available tp Premium members of the iTandCoffee Club.
Below is the set of topics covered by this series - just click on each to view the video. (You will need sign in with your member login details first.)
28/3/2019 0 Comments
I am regularly asked if there is an easy way to clean up Contacts on an iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, the built-in Contacts app requires multiple steps to delete a Contact. Wouldn't it be great if you could just swipe to delete?
I am very excited to have found a brand new app today that can do this and more. In my first day of using this app, I discovered the following features:
As many of you will already know, the Screen Time feature introduced with iOS 12 in September 2019 provides some great parental controls for controlling and monitoring a child's use of their iPad and iPhone.
We recently included an article about how App Limits (time limits that you set to restrict how long a child can spend each day on certain apps or categories of apps) can be customised by day of week.
With the arrival of iOS 12.2 on March 26, Apple has also added this 'customise by day of week' feature to the Downtime aspect of Screen Time.
The tech world was abuzz this week as Apple announced its new streaming service and more.
The announcements follow news over the preceding fortnight of new iPads (the new iPad Air and iPad mini) and updated AirPods.
Here are Apple's web pages about each of these new iPads:
Just this week, I spent time assisting a client who had lost an important Word document that she had spend over 5 hours updating.
She thought that she must have somehow overwritten it with a previous version, wiping all the hard work she had done.
Most of us know that awful, sick feeling that you get when this happens. The thought of re-doing hours of work can just about bring you undone!
I was hopeful that, because she was using Word, that she may have had a OneDrive account, and may have been saving her document to OneDrive (as she wasn't completely sure where the document was saved).
If she had been using OneDrive, the previous revisions of the document would be readily available and she would be able to easily restore an earlier version that had all her changes.
Last Friday (15th) was our March iPad/iPhone user group gathering, where we talked about topics including:
14/3/2019 0 Comments
I am a HUGE fan of Reminders and Calendar on the iPad and iPhone. I rely on my Reminders and Calendar notifications day in and day out to keep my work and personal life running as smoothly as possible.
But wouldn't it be great if your Calendar app could also show your Reminders so that you could see your tasks and events for the day in one place. And wouldn't it be great if you could create EITHER calendar events or reminders from the same app.
And wouldn't it be great if you could type (or say) a plain English description of an event or reminder and have it pop into the calendar magically?
13/3/2019 0 Comments
We have had a bit of a Wi-Fi theme in articles over the the past few weeks. Here's another that we hope you find useful.
This week, a client asked me how to stop her iPhone constantly popping up and asking if she wants to join nearby networks. This can get really annoying, and there is an easy way to stop it.
In a separate article (How to stop your Mac from joining the wrong Wi-Fi network), we looked at how to control which Wi-Fi networks your Mac can automatically join, and which takes priority.
So, how can you do the same on your iPhone & iPad - especially if it keeps joining the wrong network.
On our iOS devices, we do not have an option to see a list of ALL the Wi-Fi networks you have joined.
However, when you are in the vicinity of Wi-Fi devices that you have previously used, you do get the option to tell your iOS device to 'forget' that network or to tell your device that you do or don't want to 'auto-join' that network.
In last week's newsletter, we included an article that described a quick solution to a poor Wi-Fi signal.
But does your Mac's Wi-Fi keep joining the wrong Wi-Fi network?
If you live in an area that has Telstra Air - or have multiple Wi-Fi Access points or networks that you choose between - then you can find that your Mac seems to 'prefer' the wrong Wi-Fi connection and automatically joins that one.
If this happens, your Mac looks like it is connected to Wi-Fi (and you therefore assume you should have internet), but you may find your internet slow or non-existent.
This issue came up again last week, from a client who lives in Southbank (Melbourne) and finds that her Mac keeps joining Telstra Air ahead of her own Wi-Fi.
In fixing the problem for this client, I noticed that Apple has provided a new setting in relation to 'remembered' Wi-Fi networks and whether these networks are 'auto-joined'. So I have updated this tip to reflect this new feature. Read on below.
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