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Check your leave or pay, on your phone/tablet

Who cares about making bookmarks for mobile devices? YOU DO!

UCPeople (PeopleSoft) is being upgraded, so when you need to check your pay, apply for leave, and numerous other important things that you use UCPeople (PeopleSoft) for, from your phone (or tablet), you will be glad you have made a bookmark to find it and access it easily.

Find out more about UCPeople’s new look, mobile capability and easy user navigation.

The key is to have a bookmark to
UCPeople (PeopleSoft) on
your device’s home screen.

 

To make the bookmark:
(The key here is to open a browser on your device and look in its menu for an option named something like “Add to home screen” or “Pin this page to Start”).

  1. Open the UCPeople (PeopleSoft) web page on your phone or tablet. You can do so from this location: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz/psp/ps/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG
  2. Then, while you have the UCPeople (PeopleSoft) page visible, and depending on your device:

iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad:
> tap the Share icon
(the rectangle with an upwards arrow on it, located at the bottom or top of the screen)
> tap the Add to Home Screen button
> enter a name for the shortcut
> tap the Add button (located at the top right corner of the screen)
– the shortcut will be added to your Home screen

Android phone and tablet:
> tap the
button (the 3 dots located at the top right corner of the screen)
> tap Add to Home Screen
> enter a name for the shortcut
> tap the Add button
– the shortcut will be added to your Home screen

Windows phone and tablet:
> t
ap the … button (the 3 dots located at the bottom right corner of screen)
> tap Pin this page to Start
– the shortcut will be added to your Start menu

If you have another type of smartphone or tablet, it probably has this feature, too. Just open its browser and look in its menu for an option named something like “Add to Home screen” or “Pin to Home screen.”

To use the Bookmark:
1.  Locate the icon on your device’s Home Screen
2.  Tap the icon
– the UCPeople (PeopleSoft) web page opens in your device’s browser

The shortcut can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal app icon.

UCPeople (PeopleSoft) is being Upgraded – Find out more about UCPeople’s new look, mobile capability and easy user navigation.


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Find Settings on your Mobile device

Search for settings (Android and iOS).

If you need to get at a phone or tablet setting but you don’t know where it is, just search for it – the Settings apps on both Android and Apple iOS have search options at the top that you can use to look for obscure options.

With thanks to:
http://www.t3.com/news/23-smartphone-tricks-to-impress-your-friends


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Type Using Macrons

Macrons are an important part of writing te reo Māori accurately. They indicate vowel length. Vowel length can change meaning.

To type a macron, tap the ~ key followed by the vowel that you wish to place a macron above.
eg,  ~+a = ā~+A = Ā

Note: the ~ key, or tilde key, is just below the Esc key in the upper left corner of the computer keyboard

Macrons will only work if you have first enabled macrons on the computer or device you wish to use macrons on.

To configure your Outlook email to display macrons  consistently you need to set Outlook’s Options to use something called Unicode UTF-8 encoding. Never heard of it? I hadn’t either! Don’t worry, it’s a simple process and here’s how:

PC: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/setting-outlook-use-utf8-32242.html

MAC: Go to your Mac’s Outlook Preferences > Composing. Then look for the label Preferred encoding for new messages and select Unicode (UTF-8).

My colleagues and I have written some other Tech Tips for macrons that you may find useful too:

Te tohutō: The macron and how to enable the Māori keyboard

Type on an iPad using Macrons with a Bluetooth keyboard

Type on an iPhone or iPad using Macrons

Type on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Macrons


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Save typing time on Your iPad/iPhone

This tip on creating text shortcuts
is worth repeating!

This is the iPad/iPhone version of my Top Tip:
Use Outlook/Word Quick Parts.
For words or phrases you type over and over again, you can easily create shortcuts on the iPad and iPhone. This will
reduce errors and the time you spend typing repetitive phrases (like University of Canterbury), long words, jargon and acronyms.

(The precise details here may vary slightly depending on the model of your iPad/iPhone and the version of the iOS (Apple Operating System) you are running, but the concept remains the same. The concept will also be the same for Android phones and Windows phones – you’ll just have to find the right place.)

On your iPad or iPhone…

  1. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard
  2. Select Shortcuts
  3. Tap the “+” symbol (in the upper right corner)
  4. Type in the phrase you want to shortcut and then the shortcut key you wish to associate with that phrase
  5. Tap Save (in the upper right corner)
  6. Now when you want to type that phrase (in an email, message, document, etc), type the characters assigned to the shortcut and tap the spacebar.

 


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10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera

Do you have a camera built-in to your mobile phone or tablet? And are you thinking of it just like you would think of a small camera – mainly for taking snaps of family and friends? 

Think again – there are many other uses for that
camera in your daily life. 

My favourites are scanning documents and photographing online receipts and confirmations.
Have a look at these 10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera.

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