Got a new iPhone for Christmas? Some things to do before using it

….or even AFTER using it! These tips are from an article on cnet.com.

  1. Clean out your old phone – delete unwanted apps and photos, for example. Then backup your old phone to iCloud. That’s going to make it MUCH easier to setup your new device.
  2. If you are moving from Android to IOS, Apple has an app caled “Move to IOS” in your app store. Install it on your Android device – it will also save you a lot of headaches.
  3. Learn about Gestures, which are used to navigate and use the phone. CLICK HERE for a cnet article – complete with animations – that explains what’s available in IOS13.
  4. Setup FaceID – the feature that uses your face to unlock the phone. It’s a concept that’s been around a while – Windows Surfaces have been using this type of thing for several years. CLICK HERE to learn more about FaceID from cnet.
  5. Spend some time getting to know your new device. On campus we call it “playing” – off campus we call it “research”. Either way, spend the time just exploring. CLICK HERE for a good article about the new features. CLICK HERE for an article about some hidden gems – features you may not know exist.
  6. Make sure you have the Find My service setup and turned on. [Settings –> AppleID section on the top left.]
  7. Elsewhere on this site is an article with some suggested Privacy settings. You don’t want Apple to know ALL your business, now, do you?
  8. Did you know you can record your screen? That’s also true of many of the iPads on campus.

Get Windows 10 for free, ****IF****

you are currently running a licensed copy of Windows 7 or 8.

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1. Go to the Download Windows 10 website. 

2. Under Create Windows 10 installation media, click Download tool now and Run

3. Choose Upgrade this PC now, assuming this is the only PC you’re upgrading. (If you’re upgrading a different machine, choose Create installation media for another PC, and save the installation files.)

4. Follow the prompts. 

5. When the upgrade is complete, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10. 

This is taken from the cnet article https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-dont-wait-on-free-upgrade-because-windows-7-officially-done/

As of the date this post was posted the process works, even though Microsoft said it would end in 2016.

Get better at using your iPad [and save time]

As one article says, ‘It’s important to learn the ways you can navigate in the OS with as little friction as possible”…. in other words, get your work done faster with fewer headaches.

Click the link below to get to an article that tells you how to

  1. Select Multiple items for a single drag-n-drop
  2. Tap / Hold to get recent documents
  3. Multitask Apps by searching
  4. Go to Home Screen, or show the dock
  5. Use a two-finger cursor for selecting a lot of text

Want more details?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-top-ipad-pro-keyboard-and-screen-shortcuts/