Sep 10

moogoo

Some people have difficulty controlling the touchscreen on an iPad or iPhone with their fingers especially in older people. Often they have to press the phone very hard and it does not seem to respond.  The iPhone touch sensitive screen works on capacitance and I have discovered it does not respond well to dry fingers.

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Sep 09

U2

As part of their iPhone 6 launch Apple are giving away 500 million copies of the latest U2 album ‘Songs of Innocence.’ The album is available for free on iTunes for the next 5 weeks. I downloaded it yesterday and I’m loving it!

To find it you need to go to your ‘purchased music’ section on the iTunes store and click download.

This link will take you straight to your ‘purchased music’ in iTunes. Otherwise, here’s how to get there manually.

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Aug 31

You can set up Apple Calendar to send you an email reminder for any event. You can go to any event on your calendar, add an alert, and there is a drop down list of email addresses to choose from. But how do you change the default email address?  I was looking everywhere for where to change the email address that Apple Calendar alerts get sent to.  The answer: change your ‘work’ or ‘home’ address in your own contact in Apple Address book! Continue reading »

Jul 30

findmymac

Apple have a fantastic piece of software called ‘find my mac’ which can locate your laptop anywhere. But it needs to be tuned on… and once your computer is lost or stolen – it’s too late!  Here’s how to turn on ‘find my mac’ before you lose it! Continue reading »

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Jul 13

If you hold down the SHIFT and COMMAND  key and then at the same time press the number 3, your mac will take a screenshot of your entire screen and save it as a .png (picture) file onto your desktop. Try it right now! Press SHIFT-COMMAND-3, you will hear a camera shutter style sound, and a new file will appear on your desktop. Double click the file – it will be a picture of your screen at the moment you pressed SHIFT-COMMAND-3. This is built right in to all versions of OS X.

You can also capture just a small part of your screen. See this article on how to take a partial screenshot using shift-command-4.

 

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Jun 22

ipod

Apple have made it super easy to get music files from the iTunes store onto your iPod. But it’s not so obvious how to download a music file from the Internet to your iPod or iPhone.

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Jun 20

Double-sided

Quite often I receive  a document to print double sided but I receive it as two single PDF files.  Other times I have two  documents that came from two different applications (for example one from pages and one from numbers)  and I want to print them back-to-back on one piece of paper using my double sided printer.  Here’s how to print to PDF files together using OS X Preview.

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May 07

tethering

If you are travelling with your laptop (or iPhone) and your data is limited, here are  a few simple ways to make sure you don’t use too much data. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

3.5mm to RCA

To connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your home stereo you just need a dock and a 3.5mm to RCA cable like this cable above. The RCA cable plugs into the rear of your stereo and the 3.5mm plugs into your iPhone dock jack. Continue reading »

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Sep 09

applewatch

 

After much speculation the Apple Watch was released today and…  it’s a watch! Continue reading »

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Aug 29

I’ve still got some items to give away but I’ve decided to make it a little harder!

Firstly, Here’s the loot:

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Aug 28

The Bose Bluetooth headset goes to Columbus Holt from the USA.

Congratulations! (You have 14 days to claim your prize – I’ve sent you an email.)!

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Jul 30

This month’s giveaway – a Bose Bluetooth Series II headset RRP $199.

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