Getting to know iOS 7

If you have a newer iPhone or iPad then it may be compatible with Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 7. This means a better interface and lots of new features – even a new version of Siri!

Our Digital Hub staff have some tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.

The iOS 7 update is being progressively rolled out to compatible devices over the next few months – and contrary to some rumours it does NOT make your device waterproof!

You can check for the iOS 7 update by going to your device’s Settings > General > Software Update.

With technology moving at such a fast pace, you may find that just as you get used to an operating system it all changes. So here at the Modbury Digital Hub we thought we would give you a few quick tips to help you with some of the new features.

The biggest change is what is best ipad5described as the ‘swipe in’ feature.  This is where you put your finger on the edge of the screen and swipe onto the centre of the screen in a single motion.

Doing this will bring up a menu that allows you to perform some actions quickly without having to dive into your iPhone settings. From here you can adjust airplane mode,WiFi, bluetooth and volume. You can also use this screen to quickly access your camera, clock or music.


Once you are done to make this screen disappear you can press your Home button, or swipe down from the arrow above the bluetooth icon.

ipad6If you want to close all the apps that you have running you can still do this in iOS 7 but it is a little different. You still ‘double-click’ the home button to bring up all the apps that are running – but to close each app you use your finger to ‘push’ the selected app up off the screen in one motion.

We hope that this has helped make the transition a bit easier. What are your thoughts on iOS 7 and do you have  any tips for the new operating system?

If you need some help using your iPad, check out our Digital Hub group sessions. You can book online or call us on 8397 7333.

The Modbury Digital Hub is launched!


Mayor Miriam Smith and Digital Hub volunteer George split screen their speech via iPads and the Smart TV

Thursday morning saw the Federal Government launch the four SA Digital Hubs of Charles Sturt, Salisbury, Adelaide Hills and Modbury at four simultaneous special events.

Mayor Miriam Smith guided the Modbury Hub launch, featuring a video provided by Digital Hub Coordinator Chris Campbell demonstrating the impact that the Digital Hub technologies and training program has had on the community. As one resident explained, he finds the sessions invaluable and ‘would have lost all of his hair’ if it wasn’t for Chris and his team of trainers.

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Hub Coordinator Chris Campbell talks digital literacy

Federal Member for Makin Tony Zappia also praised the new NBN rollout and how Digital Hubs are about increasing the digital literacy of the community.

Some of the new technologies were demonstrated via the split screen cross between the Mayor and Digital Hub volunteers on iPads, and between the trainers in different parts of the Library. The event concluded with some words from Coordinator Chris and a live stream from Charles Sturt where Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy,  Stephen Conroy officially launched the SA Digital Hubs.

Congratulations to the team, our volunteers, and also the community for the great asset the Digital Hub has already proven to be!