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My iCloud is Full - what do I do?
This is a very common question, asked frequently by iTandCoffee clients. Below are previous articles and Handy Hints published about iCloud. (Some are for iTandCoffee Club members only. Join here if you would like to see these tips.)
For anyone who wants to really gain a better understanding iCloud and what it does, the Understanding and Using iCloud class will be running again at iTandCoffee in April and May 2016 - see here for further details or to book.
Alternatively, download the iTandCoffee guide on this topic - available in the iTandCoffee online store.
What is the iCloud Drive App? What is iCloud Drive? Do I need it?
Here are a couple of third-party articles on this topic. Just make sure that you turn on iCloud Drive on all the devices that you use - which may mean that you need to upgrade the version of OSX that you run on your Mac.
As for the previous question, iCloud Drive is covered in the Understanding and Using iCloud class, which will be running again at iTandCoffee in April and May 2016 - see here for further details or to book.
Alternatively, download the iTandCoffee guide on this topic - available in the iTandCoffee online store
Should I upgrade/update? On my Mac? On my iPad/iPhone?
The latest release for the Mac is OSX 10.11.4. For iPad and iPhone, the latest version is iOS 9.3.
Both of these should be fine to install, as they are updates rather than 'upgrades' and here do not seem to be any issues being reported with them.
With Upgrades (e.g. later this year, when Apple will probably release OSX 10.12 and iOS 10), I would alway suggest waiting a while before 'jumping in', to allow early problems with the 'upgrade' to be resolved.
And, always make sure you backup your computer or i-Device before applying any upgrade or update - just in case!
How can I manage all my passwords? Isn't it easier just to use the same one everywhere?
This topic has featured very regularly in the iTandCoffee Newsletter. Do not use the same password everywhere - and store your passwords securely using one of the options offered in the below articles.
How do I create groups in Mac Mail, and then email a group?
This one was covered very recently. Here are articles covering how to create and use Contact Groups on both the Mac and the iPad/iPhone - plus some other 'Contacts' and 'Mail' handy hints.
My Commbank 'App' just takes me to the website and is not an App
This client wanted to know why the Commbank App did not actually launch an App, but instead went to the Commbank web page in Safari. The issue was that he was using a 'web clip' and had not actually download the App from the App store.
If you would like to learn more about downloading Apps from the App Store - and what apps are worth getting - come along to this class in the Introduction to the iPad and iPhone class series.
Or, download the guide from the iTandCoffee online store.
What about Siri! What does it do? How do you use it?
Siri can do so much and is one of my very favourite features of the iPad and iPhone
Find out about all the great things that Siri can do for you in the 'Bring your Busy Life Under Control using your iPad and iPhone' classes.
Or, purchase the guide on this topic from the iTandCoffee online store. .
What is Dropbox?
I have been a long-term user of Dropbox, for sharing all my files between my various computers and mobile devices. If you are looking for a file sharing solution, definitely consider Dropbox - but also consider iCloud Drive, Google Drive and One Drive - which all provide similar features to Dropbox.
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Join us for a short, fun 'topic of the day' classes known as PTT sessions (Personal Training for your Technology fitness!).
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All classes are run as online classes during the COVID-19 crisis, which means you can attend from anywhere.
(We use Zoom Meetings for all online classes, and can help you get set up if you are not sure how to download and install it.)
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