May is Older Americans Month – Let’s Connect and Create with Shortcuts

by | May 13, 2019

In celebration of Older American Month, we will share and explore shortcuts.  A shortcut is defined as an accelerated way of doing or achieving something.  And your iPhone and iPad offers dozens of shortcuts that are not just nice to know but are fun to use and share.  This ranges from keyboard shortcuts, widgets, actions and even a new Shortcuts app.

Every week this month, we will share a shortcut that you can use to save time and effort.

May is Older Americans Month – Let’s Connect, Create & Contribute

In May, the Senior Tech Club will focus on Shortcuts that you can use on your devices.  These shortcuts will help you use your device to connect, create and contribute.  

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month.

 

This week, we will share the idea of Keyboard Shortcuts.  A Keyboard Shortcut will save time and taps as you type text messages and emails.   

 

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Featured Nugget

Do you have a common phrase that you find yourself texting frequently?

Or is there a common closing that you add to your emails?

If you do, you can create a keyboard shortcut that saves time and typing. By creating a shortcut you can turn turning a couple of characters, e.g. “gm” into a commonly-used phrase like, “Good Morning.”

This Nugget will show you how to create and use Keyboard Shortcuts.

 

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News & Events

Below are the news and headlines from the Senior Tech Club.  This includes events and items of note from the Club.

Here are the highlights:

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September  2019 Classes for Newer and Experienced Users

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in September as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year includes Foundation classes for newer users of iPhones and iPads and an Experienced User class for people who already know the basics of making calls, sending and receiving texts and emails and handling their devices.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September 16, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Topics: Manage your device including ringer, touchscreen, control center and calls. Explore updates and security with your device.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time September 18, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experience User Class

Things you Didn’t Know your iPhone Could Do. This popular class that has been presented to multiple organizations in the Twin Cities area. This is a fun exploration of useful topics like the Magnifier,  Control Center, Widgets and more.  This class is for iPhone and iPad users of all experience levels.

For more Information and Registration.  Or call St. Anthony Community Services at 612-706-1166.  Classes are held at the St Anthony, MN Community Center and are a great bargain at $5 per class.  All are welcome.

IOS 12.4.1 Release –  Upgrade Recommended

IOS 12.4.1 was released on August 26, 2019.  This update was unexpected but Apple released the update to address a significant security issue.  We recommend that you proceed with this upgrade. We want you to be safe.

You can learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.

Apple Announcement Day – Tuesday, September 10

It’s an annual event held by Apple.  It is the time when Apple announces their new lineup of iPhones, often other new devices and announce the availability of the next version of IOS.

The event is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, September 10. You can be assured that the announcements will make the evening news.

And as for our members and fans…we’ll do our best to help you sort out any changes that impact you and your devices.

 

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