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The Liturgy of the Hours, the Mass, and other things.

How to send a Contact Us message

Posted by universalis on 16 October 2019

All the Universalis apps and programs now have a command called “Contact Us”. This is a good way of getting in touch with us, because it creates an email which automatically contains a lot of useful information – such as which version you are using, what calendar and language settings you have, and what page you are looking at.

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Updating apps and programs

Posted by universalis on 21 February 2018

Depending what Universalis app or program you are using, it may update itself automatically when a new version comes out. Here are all the details, with instructions for manual updating.

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Universalis and old iPads

Posted by universalis on 13 November 2021

A recent change in the Internet means that older iPads such as the iPad 2 or the original iPad Mini are unable to reach many web sites (even Wikipedia is affected, apparently!).

This problem prevents Universalis and Catholic Calendar from connecting to our servers. The result is that music and audio cannot be downloaded, and that it is not possible to unlock Catholic Calendar using a registration code.

This blog post explains how to get round this problem, both for Universalis and for all other affected web sites.

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November 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 12 November 2021

The newsletter is a bit long this month, because this is the time of year to be thinking about books. Advent is round the corner, so if you get the annual or semi-annual e-books of Hours and Mass readings for the Amazon Kindle or some other e-book reader, now is the time to be getting the next one. Christmas is round the corner, so if you enjoyed last year’s “New Every Day” e-book, or gave it as a present to a friend, now is the time to do something about that. We also have a new e-book available this year, just in time for Christmas.

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Amazon and Android 12

Posted by universalis on 10 November 2021

There is currently a problem which only affects you:

  • IF you have bought Universalis or Catholic Calendar from Amazon
  • AND you are using it on a non-Amazon device such as the Google Pixel
  • AND the device is running the new version of Android: Android 12.

Most people who have Android devices get their apps from Google Play, and so won’t be affected.

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Cassian and Cassiodorus

Posted by universalis on 5 November 2021

We have corrected two small errors in the English-language printed books. This means that Universalis does not match the books exactly, so this blog post is made, for reference, in case anyone notices the difference.

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White screen on Xiaomi devices

Posted by universalis on 2 November 2021

A few people have reported that they see a white screen when they open a page in the Universalis app on a device made by Xiaomi.

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October 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 7 October 2021

Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is as good a reason as any for sending out the October newsletter today. Thank you for subscribing, and I hope you enjoy it. This month it is mostly about the features of the Universalis apps and programs, because sometimes people forget some of them and in any case there is always something new to discover.

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August 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 23 August 2021

It has been rather a quiet summer, and we have been quiet too: there was no newsletter in July. We got one or two emails expressing concern about this, but don’t worry! All is well here, as we hope it is with you.

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The chant marks in the psalms

Posted by universalis on 11 August 2021

From time to time people ask about the stars * and daggers which appear in the psalms and canticles. They always appear in the Latin, and in the English you can turn them on and off.

The stars and daggers are marks to guide the chanting of the psalms and canticles. Especially when you are own, you don’t need to worry about conforming to them, but they can be a helpful guide.

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Universalis on Linux

Posted by universalis on 1 July 2021

There are versions for the downloadable Universalis program for Windows and for Mac, but there is no specific version for Linux. However, some people have reported success in using the Windows download on Linux (see the earlier blog posts from 2009 and 2012). Here is another report from a user, which includes some specific instructions:

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June 2021 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 23 June 2021

Welcome to another Newsletter. It marks the 25th anniversary of Universalis!

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