The May meeting was held on Friday the 10th. At this members gave short “Show and Tell” presentations on a wide variety of topics.
Update 20/05/2019: video tips added.
Show and Tell
Sue showed us two hidden object games she enjoys on her iPad:
Elliott gave us several useful tips on his iPad:
- Using a four finger swipe to switch between apps.
- Using two apps at the same time with Slide Over and Split View.
- Picture in picture for videos.
- Drag and dropping content between apps.
- Controlling background app refresh.
- Customising the Control Centre.
Apple have an article on iPad multitasking covering many of these features.
DavidB had prepared a number of tips in video form:
Allowing ScreenFlow to record an iOS device:
Screen capturing direct to the clipboard on the Mac:
Setting the EU (or a custom) volume limit on iOS devices:
Using AirPods as a hearing aid:
Holding the Alt or Control keys to delete or move the cursor by word or sentence respectively in text editing applications.
Ben told us about:
- AppZapper, a handy Mac app for more completely removing applications from your Mac when you no longer need them.
- RoaringApps, a very useful web site where you can check if a specific app is compatible with the latest version of macOS or iOS before upgrading.
DavidK demonstrated two iOS apps:
- Warren Buffett’s Paper Wizard, a simple PaperBoy like game released by Apple as tribute to investor Warren Buffett (who started out as a paper boy). At the time of writing the game no longer seems to be available, at least in the UK.
- Mondly, a language learning app with free daily, weekly and monthly lessons.
Robert finished up the meeting by showing a test iOS app he’s been working on as he learns Swift and app development.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this Show and Tell!
Our Apple news discussion covered:
- Apple recalling potentially dangerous UK wall plug adaptors supplied between 2003 and 2010. Full details on identifying affected adaptors can be found at the link.
- PowerBeats pro headphones with the same technology as the second generation AirPods will be available for pre-order in May.
- Apple indicates that its discontinued professional photo application Aperture won’t run on future macOS versions.
- The law suit between Apple and Qualcomm over patents has been settled.