iTandCoffee presented the topic Great Apps for Mobile Devices at Hawthorn's U3A last week. At the end of the session, the attendees offered their own suggestions for handy apps on their mobile devices. Two suggestions stood out as particularly relevant after after the recent Bourke Street terrorist attack.
These are apps that allow you to easily report on something that has happened or that you have seen. Our resident digital native Heidi writes about these apps below.
21/11/2018 0 Comments
Over the last couple of years, I have been making a lot more use of Apple's Notes app than I used to.
Even though Evernote is still my main app for storing client notes, receipts, bills, renewal notices, etc, I am using the Notes app rather much more regularly for a range of things, including
You might think that the digital natives in your life know it all when it comes to mobile devices. While it is true that young people grow up with this technology, that does not mean that they are necessarily savvy about things beyond what they use on a day-to-day basis!
Case in point ...
I was asked by a digital native close to me (who shall not be named!) whether there was any way to create and send a voice recording on an iPhone, one that could then be sent to someone else and added to a video that was being created for school.
The two digital natives involved in the school project were considering using Snapchat to record their voices, in the absence of another way to do this. Innovative, but quite unnecessary!
10/11/2018 0 Comments
When you type a formula into a cell, and then want to copy it to a range of cells in the same row or column, how do you achieve this?
Did you know that there is really quick and easy way of doing this copy - one that may just involve a simple 'double-click'?
Find out more in a short tutorial, prepared for members of the iTandCoffee Club.
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If you have ever collaborated on a document, or asked someone to review a document, you will be familiar with the 'revision marks' that can be used to show the changes that have been made or suggested.
For those of you who have not discovered this feature of Microsoft Word, you can turn on something called 'Tracking' to keep track of changes that are made to a document - for example, when you draft a document and then ask others to review and suggest any changes.
But how do you a) turn on this revision tracking and b) turn it off when you don't want to see the revisions or comments any more.
A recent experience of an iTandCoffee client highlights an important security warning for all of us.
Don't rely on email / text for communicating bank account details, especially for large transfers
If you ever ask someone to transfer money to your bank account, or you are asked to transfer money to someone else - especially where the amount involved is large - be very careful about trusting the bank account details that you provide (or are provided) via email.
5/11/2018 0 Comments
A client recently asked me if there is an easy way to combine several separate scanned documents into a single PDF file.
The super-handy Preview app on the Mac makes such tasks so easy - allowing you to create a PDF from several image files or other PDFs, insert pages into an PDF, move pages around and delete pages
29/10/2018 0 Comments
At iTandCoffee, our strong recommendation to all clients and subscribers is to, wherever possible, set up an extra layer of protection for any online accounts. This extra layer of protection is called two-step-verification or two-factor-authentication.
While this adds a level of comfort when it comes to security of your accounts, it can be annoying to have go and get the code that is sent to you as an SMS, and then enter it as part of the account login process.
An area of Word that you may not have discovered yet - one that makes formatting your document’s text so much easier - is the Styles area on the Home ribbon.
We have a series of videos covering Styles, all available to those who have Premium membership of the iTandCoffee Club.
The full set is listed below, but the first in the list is included for all iTandCoffee Club members as one of this week's Handy Hints - select the button below to view this video. (Not a member? Learn about the iTandCoffee Club here.)
There is a feature of my Mac that I use so regularly, and that is recording the action and audio of what is happening on my Mac's screen. It can be a great way of keeping a record of the steps that you take to do something - especially when someone is teaching you something about your Mac.
I use it many times a week to record the handy hint videos that you see in this blog.
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