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What Apps are Using Your Battery?

Learn how to check what apps are using the most battery on your device. Let me know which app it is for you and how many hours and minutes over 10 days!

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Highly Recommend Colin As A Educator


Roslyn Tilley

I thought I was reasonably computer literate but just needed to "discover" the usage/functions of my iPad. Fortunately for me Colin Dunkerley was running a 3 week course so I enrolled.

What a revelation!! Colin is a natural born educator. He has a rich background of computer experience and information technology and is very knowledgable in all aspects. He has a sensitivity awareness of each person's needs and responds appropriately to their questions. His lesson delivery is concise, practical, inclusive, informative and very easily understood. I am Astounded at the many functions of this little "machine".

I would highly recommend Colin as person and his lessons in computing to all interested people with or without an iPad.

Prior to these lessons I only used my iPad for writing diary notes


Olive G – Samford – 4th Apr

I would like to recommend Colin Dunkerley to anyone who is wanting to be successful in using your iPad. He understands the iPad in minute detail and so is eager to pass this knowledge on to all retirees. The notes that we received are so helpful one only has to read them and they explain everything in detail all subjects referring to the iPad.

Prior to these lessons I only used my iPad for writing diary notes and taking a few photo’s and sending e-mail. Now I use it so much more and the battery even lasts longer with the right auto lock settings! Ringing friends with FaceTime is great too. Thank you Colin.

Seniors Forum Sunshine Coast

I have been asked to participate in a Seniors Forum on the Sunshine Coast to help communicate the issues facing Seniors when dealing with technology and technology companies.

I would be grateful for your feedback on issues you have faced with buying technology products, updating or upgrading, learning about technology, dealing with your telecommunications company, security, scams, passwords etc

Or any other issue you would like me to raise or to help change.

Please leave your comments below and I will use them to make sure we focus on the most important issues you face when dealing with technology.

Please keep your comments on topic about issues facing seniors. Save questions about iPad questions for one of my Ask The iPad Man shows.

Many thanks.

Ask The iPad Man – LIVE #104

Ask The iPad Man LIVE - Episode #104

I will answer the number 1 question asked this week…. Is my Google account being shut down?

I will explain the email that every Gmail or Google account holder has received.

PLUS: Apple Pay comes to Commonwealth Bank and BankWest (but with some limitations!)

AND I will do my best to answer any other questions you may have.

The only silly question is the one you don’t ask!

The Gift of Sound

I hope you have had time to keep up to date with the FREE iPad tips I'm sending each week. I'd love to hear about the progress you are making!

I don't do this often and I'm a little uncomfortable asking for your assistance when I genuinely value the support you give my business but I have a really big favour to ask of you.

Each year I work with my great friend and mentor, Barry Bull (The Music Man - Toombul Music), to help raise money for Hear & Say with a special concert called "the Gift of Sound".

The morning concert, to be held at 10:30am on Friday 31st August will be one and a half hours of great music and inspirational stories shared by "The Music Man" - Barry Bull & "The iPad Man" - Colin Dunkerley.

Tickets are $29 which includes lunch to be served at 12:30pm. The Moolooolaba Bowls Club have generously supplied the room for free and discounted lunch to $10 meaning we are able to pass on a full $19 per ticket to Hear & Say. (The iPad Man is covering all fees and charges).

Hear & Say is a wonderful organisation that helps children who have severe hearing impairments to make sure they don't miss out on the incredible technology that exists today to help them listen & speak.

Barry has become Queensland's ambassador for Hear & Say because his grandson Archie was born profoundly deaf. After seeing the wonderful work done by Hear & Say for his own family Barry has made it his mission to help other children by doing an annual fundraiser for Hear & Say.

These funds don't go to Archie but to other families who are in need of Hear & Say's assistance.

So come and join us at "The Gift of Sound" concert - to be held at Mooloolaba Bowls Club at 10:30am on Friday 31st August... (that's Friday week!!)

Please book your ticket/s below or if you would like to book an entire table of 8 call Tianne on 1300121259 to make the process of booking easier for you.


Cant' Make the Concert?

We know that life can be incredibly busy. If you already have an appointment this day but would like to contribute anyway please make a donation.

Thank you so much for your support!


Help Kids Like Archie

It has been incredible to see the progress of this young man because of the life changing Cochlear implant that has allowed Archie to listen and speak.

At last years concert he even came on stage and started to sing as well as played the guitar!

None of this would have been possible without the Support of Hear & Say.

Once again we thank you for any support you are able to give.

The Easy Way To Create A Document

The iPad Man's App of the Week - Pages (Apple's version of Word)

Do you want to learn the easiest way to create professional looking documents?

  • In this video you will learn...
  • How to use the power of templates
  • How to add photos to your documents
  • How to use the Style function to save time when formatting (making your documents look good)

Plus a few tricks you wish you'd known about before!

Find the Best Paid and Free Books using Top Charts

In this short video you will learn how to find the best paid and free books using Top Charts.

There are hundreds of thousands Free books to read in the iBooks store but how do you know if they are any good?

You will also learn how to browse the top charts by category allowing you to view books, as an example, by "Crime & Thrillers"

Let me know if you read books on the iPad.

How Do You Save Recipes?

The iPad Man's App of the Week - Kitchen Stories

What is it about recipes that we screenshot them, we photograph them, we add them to Notes... but do we actually cook them? 

Rather than trying to hack together a collection of recipes in so many different places why not just use an App that is so well made you don't need to collect any more.

Check out Kitchen Stories Recipes by AJNS New Media
https://itunes.apple.com/…/kitchen-stories-rec…/id771068291…

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