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All about iPads, apps, and accessories at Kansas State University. For more sharing, join the K-State iPad User Group at www.coe.k-state.edu/ipadusergroup/ .

iPad User Group meeting Feb. 9 to compare Microsoft Word and Apple Pages apps

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by Mary Hammel

February 2017
iPad User Group meeting
Thursday, Feb. 9
noon- 1 p.m.
106 Bluemont Hall

“Advanced Text Editing on the iPad: Microsoft Word vs. Apple Pages” is this month’s topic. We will do a comparison of the free Microsoft Word and Apple Pages apps. Some people prefer Word and its integration with K-State’s Office 365 suite, and others like Pages because of its integration with iCloud across their Apple devices. Which do you prefer? Come and help us compare the pros and cons of each app.

Among other things, we’ll look at:

  • Features and user interface
  • Creating and editing documents
  • Saving and storage of documents
  • Sharing and collaboration
  • Importing and exporting documents between the two apps

As always, you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Can’t make our meetings? Our meeting archives are located at coe.k-state.edu/ipad-user-group/archives.html

iPhone, iPad emergency security patch iOS 9.3.5 from Apple

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On Thursday, Aug. 25, Apple released an emergency security patch version iOS 9.3.5 after discovering a spyware that lets hackers take full control of any iPhone. The spyware lets hackers spy on your calls and messages.

To download and install iOS 9.3.5 security patch on your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update > tap “Download and Install”.

For more information about the iOS 9.3.5 security update, visit support.apple.com. K-State Information Technology Services recommends that everyone with an Apple iOS device update to version 9.3.5 as soon as possible.

May 2016 iPad User Group meeting: part 2 of adjusting your iPad user preferences

iPad logo, purple and blackJoin us at noon Thursday, May 12, in 106 Bluemont Hall for part 2 of our in-depth look at the Settings app and how you can adjust your iPad to suit your specific preferences. Topics include:

  • Wi-Fi troubleshooting
  • Bluetooth use
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Wallet and Apple Pay
  • iCloud Settings and backup (what is backed up?)
  • Notifications (alert styles)
  • Messages and FaceTime settings
  • Safari settings
  • Photos and Camera app settings

Feel free to bring your lunch! For additional resources, visit College of Education’s iPad User Group website.

April 2016 iPad User Group Meeting: Adjusting your iPad user preferences with the Settings app

Join us at noon Thursday, April 14, in 21 Bluemont Hall as we take an in-depth look at the Settings app and how you can adjust your iPad to suit your specific preferences.

  • Siri
  • Multitasking (allow multiple apps, video overlay, gestures)
  • Accessibility (vision, interaction, hearing, media)
  • Restrictions (allowances, content type, privacy)
  • Keyboard (adding keyboards, text replacement, and dictation)
  • Display and Brightness (including the new Night Shift feature)
  • Privacy (location services, application access to your data)
  • Notifications (alert styles)
  • Safari
  • Find My iPad (how to set it up)

Feel free to bring your lunch!

Our website has other resources: coe.k-state.edu/ipad-user-group

March 10 iPad user meeting: Mind-mapping apps, and troubleshooting your iPad

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by Mary Hammel

This month, we will be showing tips for troubleshooting frequent iPad problems, and also take a look at two apps for creating mind-maps (visual diagrams): iThoughts and Inspiration Maps. Please come and share any mind-map apps that you might be using.

March 2016 iPad User Group Meeting
noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016
21 Bluemont Hall

You are welcome to bring your lunch! Check out our website at coe.ksu.edu/ipad-user-group.

December 2015 iPad User Group meeting looks at holiday-related apps

logo for K-State iPad user groupThe December 2015 iPad User Group meeting will feature a little fun with holiday apps and ideas. Come ready to share your favorite holiday apps, including books, games, shopping, cooking, and creative activities such as making cards and scrapbooks.

Join us noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in 121 Bluemont Hall. 

As always, please come with any questions you may have about your iPad. You are welcome to bring your lunch (and holiday treats to share)!

Adobe Acrobat to be discussed at Nov. 12 iPad User Group meeting

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This month’s iPad User Group meeting will focus on Adobe Acrobat on the iPad. The meeting is noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Room 21 Bluemont Hall. Topics we’ll cover:

  • how to open and view PDF documents from your mail, web browser, or cloud services
  • filling in forms
  • commenting in and annotating documents
  • using this app with an Adobe Document Cloud (DC) subscription/K-State Acrobat Pro license:
    • creating, editing, and organizing pages
    • exporting to other formats

Join us! Bring your questions and your lunch!

Please see our iPad User Group website for more information/resources.

iPad User Group meeting Oct. 8: A look at iOS 9

The iPad User Group will meet noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in 21 Bluemont Hall. This meeting will review iOS 9, the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system. Included in the update are built-in app enhancements (Notes, Maps, News, Wallet, iCloud Drive); new multitasking features (slide over, split view); new QuickType keyboard features; search enhancements; and improved security features.

As always, you are welcome to bring your lunch, and your questions! Please see the iPad User Group website for resources and more information about our user group.

iPad user meeting Aug. 13: Microsoft OneNote for capturing and organizing data

iPad logo, purple and blackby Mary Hammel

The next iPad User Group meeting is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, in 21 Bluemont Hall. The agenda is Microsoft OneNote, which is used to capture and organize lists, notes, webpages, and documents into digital notebooks. OneNote is part of the Office 365 suite that is free for K-Staters. Continue reading “iPad user meeting Aug. 13: Microsoft OneNote for capturing and organizing data”