In the Travelling with Technology videos and book by iTandCoffee, there is a chapter dedicated to 'Getting around' - navigation tips and apps, organising tours, trains, and handy websites.
Also included in this chapter is a page dedicated to using your Apple Watch's compass app to 'trace your steps' and 'set waypoints' - features that I will be trying out during our upcoming overseas trip!
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
At last week's appointments, there were several instances where discussion turned to the topic of cloud storage and which cloud to use.
In one case, I recommended the client use iCloud Drive. In the other case, I recommended the client use Microsoft's OneDrive.
Why would I choose one cloud service over the other?
In a separate Handy Hint, we look at how you can hide photos on the iPad, iPhone and Mac - so that they are not visible in other views. Instead, they are found in a Hidden album that is password (Face ID/Touch ID) protected, providing a great way of keeping sensitive images secure.
Here is where to find that Handy Hint: Hiding photos that you don't want visible in your Photos timeline
A client of iTandCoffee was making use of this feature on the iPad and iPhone, but when she came to her Mac, she could not see the Hidden album in the sidebar - so could not get to those hidden photos.
Here's how this was quickly fixed.
7/8/2023 1 Comment
I have been contacted in the last week by several people, in relation to concerning communications they have received about the imminent closure of their TPG-owned email service. The closure is impacting users of iiNet, TPG, Internode, and Westnet email addresses. Most likely it also impacts TPG-owned Netspace and Ozemail email accounts.
If you received such an email, please not ignore this email - it is not a scam.
There is not much time for users of these email services to act to avoid losing their email accounts and, potentially, all their email history. You can't just do nothing (unless the email address is one that you no longer use, and that you are happy to see disappear).
28/7/2023 0 Comments
I noticed a new option in the settings for OneDrive on my Mac just recently - the ability to set up OneDrive to back up your Mac's Desktop and/or Documents folder. Previously, this backup feature was only available for OneDrive on a Windows computer.
In this handy hint, we take a look at this OneDrive feature, why you might choose to use it and how to enable/manage it.
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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.
Our newer iPhones now support use of two SIMs at once - meaning that you can have two mobile numbers active at the same time, or perhaps choose to have one of the SIMs as a data-only SIM.
A lot of people will only make use of dual SIMs when they are travelling - to use a SIM purchased for overseas use.
It can be confusing working out how to manage these SIMs - switching between them, controlling data roaming, choosing which SIM is used for messages and calls when two numbers are active, and more.
I was recently asked by an iTandCoffee Club member about whether I would recommend that she use a particular ad blocker on her iPhone and iPad.
I haven't been using any ad blockers myself and suggested to her that she probably didn't need one - and especially didn't need to pay for one.
But then I figured it was worth doing some further research on this topic, to understand why one might install an ad blocker, and then look at which I would install if I was to use one.
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