Fed up with Face ID not working when wearing a mask? You can now unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch. To turn on UNLOCK WITH APPLE WATCHOn your iPhoneGo to Settings - Face ID & PasscodeScroll down to UNLOCK WITH APPLE WATCHSlide the slider to turn on Click Turn On to Confirm N.B. You … Continue reading Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch
Yesterday Amazon activated a new feature in their Ring Security System and Echo smart speakers. This allows a tiny portion of your internet bandwidth to be shared with your neighbors in order to extend both your own wifi and your neighbors wifi for those devices.
AirDrop is a really quick way to share photos, documents and even Web Pages between Apple products.
Do you know which Apps have access to your data? Privacy settings changed slightly in the the latest iOS update (14.4.2) This is an updated guide. Take a moment today to check and turn off access to any Apps that you would prefer didn't have access to your data. Your Location, Contacts List, Calendar and Camera are just a few.
Apple just released an emergency update yesterday, to fix a potential security issue. If you haven't already you should update your phone.
If setup correctly SOS will send your approximate location to the mobile phone of a chosen contact. The SOS can also automatically send a photo taken at that time and a 5-second audio recording. Make sure you have this setting turned on on your own and your kids iPhones and know how to use it.
If setup correctly Emergency SOS will sound an emergency alarm at FULL VOLUME on your iPhone. The emergency SOS can also automatically call the emergency services with 3 seconds (if not cancelled). Make sure you have this setting turned on on your own and your kids iPhones and know how to use it.
Are your passwords secure? I listened to a really interesting book recently about hacking... one of the most interesting things this book talked about was how easy passwords are to crack. So here are my top password tips: DON'T WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORDDON'T SAVE YOUR PASSWORD IN A FILE ON YOUR COMPUTERDON'T USE WORDS FROM … Continue reading Keychain & Passwords
CHECK OUT my favorite home related tech! I write a lot about iPhones and Mac, but we also use a lot of tech in our home. Here is some of my favorite home related tech!
It is possible to save pretty much anything as a pdf using the Print menu. Documents in Pages, Spreadsheets in Numbers and even photographs from Photos. If you don't already know PDF's are really useful. They are a type of electronic document which can be opened and read on any device. PDF documents, act similar … Continue reading Saving as a PDF
Parents - Don't have a scanner at home? Kids need to send scanned copies of their work to the teacher? No problem! The Notes App which comes with your iPhone or iPad as standard has the option to Scan Documents straight into your Files or an email.
Have you checked your privacy settings recently?
Probably the most frustrating thing when using the Internet is trying to remember hundreds of different passwords (as we all know by now that we shouldn't set them to be the same for everything!) There are many schools of thought on password strategies to help you remember your passwords, however the invention of Keychain on … Continue reading Saving Passwords
I've had a few questions this week about how to set parental controls on the iPhone. There are a couple of different options, all can be found in Screen Time. We will look at setting Downtime, useful if you want your children to have access to their phones for an emergency or so they can use it as an alarm, but not be able to communicate with friends, access apps, mail and other features of your choosing, during certain times. Setting the amount of time your child is allowed to spend on each app using App Limits. Screen Time also allows you to set Content & Privacy Restrictions.