A recommended app

Here is a great service linked to your library card. Free and no advertisements. The app is available for your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
Might have something of interest to everyone. One of AUSOM’s members has two nieces who use the app and one of them works for the State Library.
Read all about it on the App Store at https://apps.apple.com/au/app/kanopy/id1205614510
Here is another app that might be of interest. It gives you the ability to read newspaper and magazines free of charge.
Again through your library cards. Check the website of the library of your choice to see if they support the service.See it on the App Store at https://apps.apple.com/au/app/pressreader/id313904711

Creative Use for old ‘Technology’

If you kept your older iPhone or iPad, think about using it to free-up storage on your current device.

Add your recipes and keep the device charged in your kitchen;

Keep your favourite photos on it to show friends. Safer than handing over your phone!

Keep your music collection on it.

Do you have a better idea? How do you keep your device away from spills near your kitchen bench? Add a comment below.

Screenshot iOS 13/iPad OS

With iOS 13 and iPadOS you can take a screenshot and immediately begin marking it up with Apple Pencil by swiping up from the bottom-left corner of the screen.

If you don’t have an Apple Pencil, to mark up a screenshot right after you take it, tap the thumbnail that appears in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

When using Markup swipe down near the top of the toolbar to minimise it as shown in these images. To show the full toolbar again, tap the minimized version.

For further detail see AUSOM News, February 2020 here.

Use Markup within Mail

If you are about to send a photo or image using Mail you may notice that it would be more useful if part of it was emphasised in some way?
There is no need to go back to Photos (iOS) or Preview (Mac).
You can select Markup (top right of the image) and added a circle or arrow without leaving Mail.

 

 

In the sample image I noticed the tree had no decorations
so I selected Markup and then added a star
with yellow fill and yellow outline using Markup.

 

 

 

 

To duplicate a selected star
hold down the option key and drag the star.
Recolour any of the stars and the image is ready to send.

 

More details of this tip can be found in AUSOM News December 2017 HERE