iPPIG November Meeting
iPPIG meeting, Peter Beaumont
We started the meeting with a video from Macmost showing how to have up to four apps on the screen at one time. This can make it easier when moving between apps rather than loading the single app each time.
Then Clive showed us how to make Greetings cards using the pages app. It is a challenge to cover such a detailed topic in such a short time but Clive provided printed sheets with photos to cover all of the steps he took in making the cards. The pages app is very versatile and provides templates to base greeting cards on. Clive took us through the steps of using an image, using a shape, using a cut out shape and removing backgrounds from images. He reminded us that the text must be upside down to allow for printing a card!
Last month Trish showed us how to use the pages app to make a montage of photos. This time Helen showed us how to use the app Scrapbook for photo montages. The app needs to be purchased from the apple app store but provides many options for creating the montage. This is an excellent app that allows a personal touch. A serious option for people who enjoy photos.
Sandra circulated copies of a couple of Apple tips and Tricks. The first was how to update your ipad wirelessly. There is now an option to set up automatic updates with Settings>General>Software Update>Automatic Updates to enable automatic updates to the latest version of IOS. The second tip was using screen time to get insights about how you use your ipad. This option lets you know how much time you, or your children spend in apps, websites or more!
John told us that with the cancellation of Pandora in New Zealand he had been looking at alternative music options. He recommended You tube music typing in free “ whatever music you like” in the search option.
It was another great meeting and everybody learned something new.
N.B. No iPPIG meetings in December or January—we’ll meet again in February.