Posted on October 9, 2016 by CathyW
Normally, I do not update anything until the updates have been around for a while and they have fixed the issues. I decided to live dangerously recently and update my iPad Air to 10.0.01 . Using the home button to bring up the passcode screen was a bit of a surprise. Ooh, wow, back to clicking! So over gestures because you can unintentionally gesture and create unsolicited random happenings which is not very slick. Then again, the gestures can achieve some things quickly and cleverly. The only problem I had with 10.0.01 was sound issues on some videos especially if they were on Facebook. Since technology has been buggy now for a while, no matter what you use, I wasn’t particularly bothered. My life will not collapse because I can’t hear a video. Other than that I thought 10 was really smooth and looked good. I felt like it was an upgrade. 10.0.02 came hot on the heals of 10.0.01 because some people had had some issues with it. It had interfered with phone functionality in particular. On my iPad Air with 10.0.02 nothing much has changed other than now Flipboard won’t slide properly onto the next screen when I am reading an article. It also takes longer to load the magazines. It will get fixed eventually and all will be well. I have different devices and so if one isn’t working I use another. The real problem occurs when the device is critical to your way of life or work and it is not functioning. I always have a spare phone or computer but if I had a device which was specifically set up for my life or work then I would find the bugginess of everything more than frustrating. MacWorld UK has a good review of iOS 10.
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Posted on June 2, 2016 by CathyW
sakitech speaks clearly, explains effectively and shows you carefully how you can make good use of your iPhone/iPad. Some people are sometimes just waiting for the next iOS and never really explore the one they have. Apple is very good on the “hidden” secrets so that if you take the time to learn the iOS you really do get some very efficient functionality.
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Posted on April 16, 2016 by CathyW
I like this a lot. It shows initiative. It’s positive, it will make a difference and it’s altruistic. What a nice change on the planet. There are apps which are donating revenue from their specifically created in app content via purchases so that ALL the funding goes to the World Wildlife Fund.The project will coincide with Earth Day, Friday April 22. You can read all about it on TechCrunch. I have done my bit on Hay Day. I bought their WWF diamonds for $7.99, got to redecorate my shop with a WWF banner and received a beautiful panda statue for free. So cute. If the things were in a shop I’d support this organisation. Hay Day is currently my favourite game. Games are ubiquitous and so this is a good , non intrusive way to allow people the opportunity to participate in supporting charity organisations and initiatives of their choice . There is no compulsion and no pushing. It’s presented as an opportunity and choice. I really like that.
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Posted on December 14, 2014 by CathyW
I dare say there will be people getting iPads and iPad minis or other iDevices for Christmas and not everyone knows how to use the app store, nor is it particularly easy to work out if you don’t know. First you need an Apple ID. Here is the link to creating an Apple ID so you don’t have to hunt it down. You can use this ID to download apps onto any Apple device. Then look at the video. The video goes slowly and it explains how to go about getting apps and what to look for. The bit at the end where he doesn’t actually download the app is a good idea. If you watch , you can see his password is shown momentarily and so anyone who displays their Apple device on a screen or to someone else and is logging into the store will also show their password. If it’s a recording then it’s even more of a risk. He is showing you that safety comes first and he has done it in a nice way. He also shows clearly how to separate the paid and free apps if you want to do it that way so all in all it’s a helpful video if you need information about using the app store . Once you have created your Apple ID then tap on the app store app on your home screen and follow the video explanations.
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Posted on September 2, 2014 by CathyW
There are a couple of typos on this video but they do not in any way impede the content. The content is clear and the person doing the clip has an effective way of presenting information in an efficient and helpful way. People struggle sometimes when they are shifting from Windows to a MacBook but a MacBook is very easy if you use Finder and Spotlight. There are other videos on YouTube which follow both of these options more fully but this video gives you a quick overview. Finder also has options on the toolbar right at the top of your desktop screen. One of the most useful things here is Go which will take you to your home folder, applications or a flash or pocket drive if you can’t easily find them. If you master Finder and Spotlight, a lot of the baffling nature of a MacBook is taken away and you feel more in control. You can also change the view, as you do in windows, so you can see lists or icons in Finder. Spotlight will find anything you type in the search box and has extra features like the dictionary too which can be handy.
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