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Tip - Apple ID 101

Date: 20th March 2018

Duration: 07:55

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Your Apple ID is a crucial part of how you access your devices, apps and all Apple services.

It goes without saying that you really need to look after your Apple ID and make sure that you can regain access in the event of some mishap.

In this week's tip video, we take a look at the website that's designed to help you maintain your Apple ID:

Tip - Apple Mail Rules - iCloud & iOS

Date: 27th February 2018

Duration: 06:37

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Continuing on from last week's tip video, we transition from setting up Apple Mail rules on the Mac to server-based rules on

Although not as granular as the local Mail rules, server-based rules can run 24/7 and work across all of your macOS and iOS devices.

Tip - Parental Controls - iOS

Date: 9th January 2018

Duration: 06:12

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iPads and iPhones are extremely popular with children, but as adults, we have a responsibility to protect them from accessing harmful or inappropriate material.

Apple acknowledges this fact, and provides a wide range of ways to tailor the iOS experience for children of all ages.

iOS 11 contains "Restrictions" that allow you as a parent or caregiver to enable or disable access to apps, services and content on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, as well as access to certain physical parts of the device such as the Camera.

In this weekly tip video, we explore the wide range of restrictions available to you.

Tip - iOS 11 - Further Tips

Date: 28th November 2017

Duration: 06:29

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We may have covered the major points of iOS 11 in the full shows, but there are still further hints and tips to share.

This tip show covers three really useful tips when using iOS 11.

One of the problems of moving to a new iPhone is that the restore process brings everything across. As well as the important information, you also end up with a tonne of applications that you never use and just can't be bothered to weed out.

Wouldn't it be nice to start off with a fresh build of iOS and just the stock apps? You can do this of course (instead of restoring your iPhone) but you'll loose all your Activity, Health and Watch data.

In this tip video, I demonstrate how you can do a partial restore to a new or existing iPhone to remove all the detritus, yet keep all your Activity, Health and Watch data. A third-party utility is used to achieve this (do so at your own risk) and there is no guarantee that it will work with future releases of iOS. However, I used it on my iPhone X and it worked amazingly well! The developers have stated that it is supported on iOS 11.2 beta so it looks promising!

Decipher Activity Transfer is free, but there is a paid version that allows you to transfer additional components in addition to your Activity and Watch data.

Tip - iPhone X First Look

Date: 7th November 2017

Duration: 10:24

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The new iPhone X is out and in this video, I take you through the unboxing and initial setup of the iPhone X.

After a just a few days of use, it feels like Apple have reinvented the iPhone. Face ID and the new gestures are a delight to use.

Face ID works flawlessly, although there are some areas where it can't replace Touch ID -- such as when leaving your iPhone on a desktop -- but in most instances, it's comparable or even better than Touch ID.

Using Face ID to authenticate within apps is fantastic, and even quicker than Touch ID in most cases. Add in the beautiful design and the gorgeous OLED screen, and I think Apple have a winner.

I've even learnt to embrace the notch as it's really a non-issue if case you're wondering!

Tip - Screen Recording in iOS 11

Date: 24th October 2017

Duration: 05:13

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iOS 11 brings with it native screen recording to your iPad or iPhone. You can record video only or both video and audio using your iOS device's microphone.

It's a great tool for creating short instructional videos for friends or family.

Once recorded, you can trim your video directly in the iOS Photos app, or use a special iMovie extension for more advanced tasks such as adding titles and music.

iOS 11 - Part 3

Date: 20th October 2017

Duration: 40:43

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In this third and final full show on iOS 11, I take a look at some of the extra features of iOS we've not previously covered.

Since iOS 11 was launched, we've seen some changes in a number of major apps, as well as some new features exposed since the final beta release.

Tip - iOS 11 - CC Apple TV Remote

Date: 3rd October 2017

Duration: 06:12

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There's been an Apple TV app for iOS for quite a while now. With iOS 11, it's now available within the iOS Control Centre.

In this tip video we demonstrate how to enable the app and use its common features.

Even if you don't use the app to control your Apple TV, the ability to enter text in Apple TV text boxes or use Siri with your Apple TV via the app is a godsend.

Tip - iOS - Home Screen

Date: 29th September 2017

Duration: 03:33

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iOS 11 brings with it new ways to re-arrange the icons on your home screen in bulk no more dragging individual icons. You can now grab a bunch to move to a different screen, or even to create folders.

All is revealed in this week's tip video.

iOS 11 - Part 2

Date: 22nd September 2017

Duration: 44:49

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iOS 11 contains many new and updated features for both the iPad and iPhone.

This second tutorial continues our in-depth look at some of these new features.

iOS 11 - Part 1

Date: 15th September 2017

Duration: 44:03

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Only a few short days and iOS 11 will be released to the public - the official release date being the 19th September 2017.

In a break from tradition, rather wait for the release day itself, I thought it would be useful for you to have an advance viewing of this first iOS 11 tutorial - to familiarise yourself with some of the core concepts.

Apple's flagship operating system for both the iPad and iPhone brings with it a host of new and updated features. In this first of a multi-part tutorial, we take you through some of the fundamental changes to iOS and demonstrate how they can be applied in your day-to-day usage of your Apple devices.

Tip - Safari Reading List

Date: 29th August 2017

Duration: 05:07

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Apple have continually updated the Reading List feature, transforming it into a very useful utility within Safari.

Capture web pages and links for offline reading, and sync them between all your devices. Capture a web page on your Mac and have it appear within seconds on your iPhone.

Items within your Reading List can be marked read or unread, searched and deleted.

Swiping through your Reading List is effortless and a great way to keep up to date with interesting articles.

Tip - Safari Bookmarks

Date: 15th August 2017

Duration: 04:58

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Use bookmarks in Safari on both macOS & iOS to keep track of all your favourite websites.

In this tip video, we show you how bookmarks are organised and synchronised between all your devices.

We also demonstrate how easy it is to save bookmarks in the location of your choice.

Tip - Safari on iOS - Part 2

Date: 8th August 2017

Duration: 05:08

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The problem with a touch interface is that things are not always as intuitive as they should be. This tip delves into some of the hidden features of Mobile Safari on iPad.

iCloud Tabs are Mobile Safari tabs that are open across all your Apple devices. As long as you're logged in to the same iCloud account, all of your tabs from your Mac, iPad and iPhone appear on all of your devices - if you know where to look, that is!

I also take a look at "Private Browsing Mode" - it's certainly private when you're using it but don't forget to close your private tabs when finished! I demonstrate why that's important in this tip.

Tip - Safari on iOS - Part 1

Date: 25th July 2017

Duration: 04:37

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Mobile Safari is one of the most used apps on the iPad and iPhone.

In this, the first part of a multi-part series, we take a look at some of the hidden features of Mobile Safari on the iPad.

Tip - Markup Tools on iOS

Date: 11th July 2017

Duration: 04:13

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Need a quick and easy way to edit or annotate images and PDFs?

Both macOS and iOS contain system-wide markup tools that appear in various locations.

In this Tip video, we take a look at annotating your images and PDFs in Preview, Mail and Photos in iOS.

Tip - Spotlight on iOS

Date: 20th June 2017

Duration: 7:30

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Spotlight is the underlying indexing technology built into both macOS and iOS, which allows you to quickly find many different types of information on your Mac and iOS devices. In this week's tip video, we take a look at configuring Spotlight on iOS to include "Siri Suggestions", "Suggestions in Search", as well as "Suggestions in Look Up".

We also take a look at how apps can be included in Spotlight Search using the SCO Members app and SCO Magazine as examples.

Tip - Misc. iPhone Tips

Date: 13th June 2017

Duration: 06:19

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This week's Tip video includes three separate tips for iPhone users:

  • How to add favourite contacts to the Today View for quick access.

  • Using Low Power Mode to extend your battery life.

  • Managing App Store downloads using 3D Touch.

Tip - iOS - WiFi Assist & WiFi Calling

Date: 2nd May 2017

Duration: 03:35

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Some hidden features in iOS that utilise WiFi to help improve your iPhone experience - providing you have the bandwidth and your carrier provides support!

Tip - iOS 10.3 Update

Date: 18th April 2017

Duration: 04:40

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This weekly tip video covers some of the updates in Apples recent iOS 10.3 release.

iOS 10.3 is the first iOS release to use Apple File System (APFS) - not a lot to see, but kudos to Apple on successfully migrating so many devices to the new file system.

Find my Airpods is a new addition to Find my Phone, and I also take a look at the new weather integration with Apple Maps.

iOS 10 & macOS Sierra - Update #3

Date: 11th November 2016

Duration: 47:19

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More updates for macOS, iOS 10, watchOS 3 & tvOS.

Some minor changes to Mail on the Mac and iOS, some big changes to Maps on iOS and a first look at setting up Home Automation with HomeKit and the new Home App on iPad and iPhone.

iOS 10 & watchOS 3 - Update #2

Date: 13th October 2016

Duration: 36:11

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Continuing with our look at Apples latest OS for the iPhone and iPad, I also take a look at some of the new features of the dramatically enhanced watchOS 3.

Apple have significantly improved the Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 3 by increasing performance and removing the friction points that were so evident in the first releases of watchOS. Performance is drastically improved and the usability of the Apple Watch has been transformed - so much so that unless you really need GPS or waterproofing, upgrading to a series 2 Apple Watch is optional.

In this episode I explore some of the changes made to enhance the functionality of the Apple Watch and demonstrate some of the new constructs for accessing and navigating Apple Watch apps.

With the recent release of both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, this episode covers some of the new and updated features of both operating systems, as well as some handy tips on migrating your iPhone and Apple Watch to new devices.

iOS 10 Release Show

Date: 13th September 2016

Duration: 46:30

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It’s iOS 10 release day and to celebrate, we’re releasing our first iOS10 video a few days earlier than usual.

iOS10 is a huge release from Apple and includes many new features as well as a bold visual redesign for many of your favourite apps.

iOS9 has really improved the ability for iOS Apps to interchange files and documents, but it’s still very confusing.

In this episode, I take a look at iCloud Drive on iOS and the Mac and try to explain how it all works. I also take a look at local storage options in various apps on iOS to explain just what is a “Document Provider”, as well at how the system wide Document Picker can be used in many different scenarios.

With the Apple ecosystem being tightly integrated across all platforms, one update has an impact on all the others. Last month Apple released updates to OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

In this episode, I take a look at most of the major changes and enhancements across the board.

iCloud on iOS

Date: 11th December 2015

Duration: 15:18

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Summary & Description iCloud has grown and grown since it was first launch and confuses many people.

iPad Pro - First Impressions

Date: 13th November 2015

Duration: 14:21

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With the launch of the stunning new iPad Pro, Don takes a look within the first 24 hours and gives his first impressions.

iOS 9 - Part 6 - Wrap Up

Date: 23rd October 2015

Duration: 15:13

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The sixth and final iOS9 episode.

I've covered most (if not all) of the major new features in iOS 9 so this week I wrap up with the final batch of goodies.

iOS 9 - Part 5 - Maps & Search

Date: 16th October 2015

Duration: 18:56

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It's time to take a look at the new Maps application within iOS9 as well as exploring some of the new search capabilities.

iOS 9 - Part 4 - 3D Touch

Date: 9th October 2015

Duration: 15:27

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A slight diversion this week with the recent release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

One of the new core technologies that is included with the new iPhones is 3D Touch and it's amazing.

So for this episode I take a look at the different ways 3D Touch is used throughout iOS 9 and Apple's standard applications.

iOS 9 - Part 3 - PiP, News & watchOS 2

Date: 2nd October 2015

Duration: 21:54

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Continuing with our look at iOS 9, this week I cover the new multitasking feature Picture in Picture, the brand new News app and take a first look at watchOS 2.

Continuing with our look at iOS 9, this week I cover changes to Mobile Safari, the controversial topic of Content Blockers and take a look at the new Slide Over and Split View multitasking features on the iPad.

iOS 9 - Part 1 - Introduction

Date: 16th September 2015

Duration: 20:13

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It’s iOS 9 release day so I’m issuing the first part of a multipart series on iOS 9 early. 

In this introductory episode, I take a look at some of the new features including a look at the new Notes app and using the new software keyboard. 

I’ll be covering all of the new iOS 9 and watchOS 2 features over the coming weeks.

iCloud Family Sharing on iOS

Date: 26th June 2015

Duration: 11:26

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iCloud Family Sharing is a great way to both reduce and manage the costs of buying Apps, Music, Videos and iBooks.

Up to six Family Members can pool their current purchases and share access with each other. With the iCloud Family Sharing “Organiser in place, all purchases can be made with a single credit card, and if you have kids, you can authorise all requested purchase with “Ask To Buy.

With the soon to be launched MUSIC App, you’ll also be able to get a Family membership plan - six individual accounts for just $14.99.

You may have been putting it off, but now might be a good time to checkout iCloud Family Sharing.