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

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:

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis June 4, 2019

I will be presenting my Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do workshop at the Women’s Club of Minneapolis on June 4, 2019.  I’m looking forward to engaging with this community-focused organization at their beautiful facility in Minneapolis.  Click here for information about the workshop,  Learn about the organization and it’s mission here.

IOS 12.3 Release –  Upgrade Recommended

IOS 12.3 was released on May 13, 2019 and upgrade to this version is recommended for Senior Tech  Club members and fans.

At the Senior Tech Club we use the principle that our members don’t need to be the first installers of a new release.  We like to let the rest of the marketplace to do the first installation and testing.  During the few days following the release, I monitor @AppleSupport on Twitter and the IOS channel on Reddit looking for concerns.

I upgraded my iPhone on May 17 with no issues.  The upgrade took about 20 minutes.

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

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