Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sunday, December 14, 2013 by Peggy Aebersold-Fetzer

1st Topic:  Folders (Mailboxes) in Mail and arranging your emails. 
  • Select the Mail Icon.
  •  Depending upon  where you left it the last time you were in Mail, the screen may open in a specifically-named Mailbox, the Inbox, or the main Mailboxes column (verify by the black text in the center of the column filling the left side of the screen).  
  • Get to "Mailboxes".    
  • Tap Edit at upper Right of the column.
  • At bottom of the resulting column, tap on New Mailbox... 
  • Type in the title of your new mailbox; Choose which Mailbox Location you want this new one in by tapping the >, then making your selection. 
  • Click Done on the keyboard, or Save at the upper Right of the column.  You now have a new mailbox.
To Move an email into the new mailbox:
  • Open the Inbox
  • Open an email
  • At the upper right of the open email, select the folder icon (between the flag and trashcan)
  • From the column on left, decide on the mailbox (represented with a folder icon) that you want this email in
  • Tap that folder (aka mailbox) and the open email swooshes into it.
2nd Topic:  Avery labels.
  • purchase a package of labels at an Office Supply Store
  • open Avery Design & Print App (download it free from the App Store if you don't have it)
  • choose Address & Shipping Labels
  • In the space under under Select Product, enter the Product (or template ) Number from the label package and click Done 
  • Highlight the label form you want out of the choices that pop up, then click Next in the upper right corner
  • Choose and highlight the label design you'd like, click Next again
  • Tap on the Name, Address to open that text box and enter your own data (Here you can change the Text type, size, color, etc.)
  • Click on the image in the label to add a different image that you select "From Avery Gallery" or your own photos "From My Device"
  • Once you've chosen an image, you can "Set as Background" to have the image fill in the label behind your text
  • When finished designing your label, tap Save; then name your project and it will be saved in your Free Avery Online account 
  • Tap Print in the upper right corner.  A PDF will be created.  Tap Open to view in Safari where you'll use the share button to email or print the label
  • (Note:  to find previously saved projects - tap the Open a Saved Project Tab when you first sign in)
Next, Sandy told us about the SnapGuide App.  It's a cool, free app that explains how to do various things with step by step instructions accompanied by detailed photos.  Topics range from A-T including Arts and Crafts, Automotive, Games & Tricks, Home, Music, Pets, Photography,Sports & Technology (to name a few).

Then Betty Davies shared how to use Pinterest.  You can simply start by scrolling and clicking through the captioned photos that are there when you open the app.  
Or you can use the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen to Search for pins of interest.  You'll be able to find almost anything - animals, architecture, automobiles, crafts, cooking videos from you tube, Home Decor, Humor, Kids, the list is endless! (and that's why it can be so addictive).   When you see an item that looks interesting, click on it to enlarge it.  Now if you tap the Pin it square, you can pin it to one of your boards.  If the item doesn't fit any of your board categories, you can create a new board by clicking the  +in a box.  Give your new board a title, description and category, then click Create.
If you simply like an item, but don't want to pin it, tap the heart symbol.  When you go to your personal page (the person icon) and click on Like, it will be there.
 The + icon will allow you to pin your own personal photos or something you've found on the web. 
 The person icon takes you to the boards you've created from items you've pinned, but will also let you create 6 Secret boards that no one can follow (in case you want to pin secret recipes, etc).
The House icon will take you back to the starting page (aka Home).

New topic:  To see which apps are hogging space - Settings/General/Usage.   Be patient and the Apps with how many GB or MB they're using will appear (in descending order).  From there you can delete any app (>, then delete app) and get it back later, but if you have put data into it - you will lose that data and it won't come back when you redownload the app.

Bob Leger then explained how a thief could access the control center of your iPad and set it to Airplane mode thus disabling the Find My iPad feature.  To prevent that, do this:  Settings/Control Center/make sure the Access on lockscreen button is NOT green.
He also pointed out the HDR (High Dynamic Range) function for the Camera on iPads above an iPad2.  If you turn it on and take 2-3 photos consecutively, it will compile the 3 better ones and come up with the best photo.
Bob also mentioned the free Shazam app.  It recognizes music which can be really helpful if you just can't remember the name of that song that is playing on the radio.

Finally, Sandy reminded us that we can just type a question about using our iPad into Google and we'll get answers!

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