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iPad iPhone Getting Organised


iPad GesturesTo explain the iPad iPhone screens, how you use them, organising Apps on Screens, and in folders, finger gestures and how to get around. I’ll cover and show you the iPad iPhone physical details, what they do, how you use them, and how you can change the way some of them work. To provide links to where you can get more information and support.


Apples iDevice interface is easy to use and intuitive. When you first use it you may not agree. But with a small amount of practice, and knowledge of the basic gestures, you’ll quickly come to agree. Compared to desktop computers, it’s really easy. It’s based on touch, a most natural approach. So if you see something you want to investigate, touch it and you’ll usually get a reaction. When you need to enter data, touch the data area (field) and a cursor will appear in the field, and a keyboard pop up for you to type. When you install an App, it will appear as an icon on the Home Screen (there will be many more of these and swiping your finger from right to left, or the reverse, will scroll to these other screens. Group Apps into folders, making them easier to find when you have larger numbers. Finally, there some quick access gestures (specific swipes mostly) that will open panels or features to make your iLife easier.


Basic Gestures

Apples basic gestures from Apple User guide

There are many gestures you can us on your iDevice, but to get started there are only 5 your need to know to get almost anything done. I’ll introduce other gestures (quicker) for you progressively through the course. The basic hand (finger) gestures are: Read More→

Getting to Grips with Technology

Since I started providing Courses (tutoring and mentoring) on using the iPad and iPhone, I’ve had a lot of requests to provide advice to individuals or small groups. Among many others, some of the problems raised with me have included:

  • heroa particular problem (piece of equipment) you need to deal with immediately
  • skills you’d like to develop, or just how it all works and fits together
  • how to get started
  • what equipment or software is right for your needs
  • safety, or security, how can I be sure
  • whats it all about, and why should I care
  • how much will it cost, what can I afford

No matter what your problem (Apple, Android, Microsoft devices and Apps,internet use, searching and safety, etc), it can help just to discuss it with someone who doesn’t see you as just a source of income.

You can book a FREE 15 minute call with me and I will try to find the best approach for you to get your answers. Read More→

Android from Scratch

Hi. Are you starting from Scratch and need to learn how to use an Android phone or tablet? Here are a few getting started links (mostly to YouTube) where you can watch videos about the basics.

FIRST – Basic Buttons, Menus, Tapping, Swiping, Press and Hold

Samsungs Intro Support Page

Getting Started with your Samsung Android Phone or Tablet

Android Noobz

A Bunch of useful YouTube videos can be found on the YouTube Android Noobz (new users) channel. These will help you know the overall operations of Android devices.

Email and Gmail – Setting up