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Microsoft Word

Date: 16th April 2021

Duration: 30:56

Show ref: SCOM1039

In this first video in a series of deeper dives into the Microsoft Office suite of applications, Lee takes a look at Microsoft Word. Rather than walking through the basics of the application, which is a staple for the majority of users, you will learn a few hints and tips that Lee uses daily to help format, personalise and streamline your experience.

You learn how to create your own shortcuts, use AutoText for regular snippets, use Find and Replace in a creative way, and much more.

Tip - Customise CARROT Weather

Date: 13th April 2021

Duration: 10:05

Show ref: SCOM1038

In this week's tip, Rosemary shows you how you can change the preferences in CARROT Weather to see the data you want, quickly and easily. From using the built-in preset to making your own from scratch, you can customise this popular app any way you like.

Homebridge

Date: 9th April 2021

Duration: 27:54

Show ref: SCOM1037

The number of home automation devices being released with HomeKit support is increasing but there are still lots of them that don't work natively with Apple's automation protocol. Help is at hand with Homebridge, a free open-source application that allows you to add non-supported devices to HomeKit.

This week, Don takes you through the installation and configuration of Homebridge on a Mac. He also reviews his home setup and shows you how Siri can control non-HomeKit devices.

Tip - Overcast Shortcuts Support

Date: 6th April 2021

Duration: 08:05

Show ref: SCOM1036

In this tip show, Rosemary introduces you to some new Shortcuts Actions in Overcast, the popular podcast player. You learn what options they support, and how you can integrate them with actions from other apps inside Shortcuts. Rose also goes over a few real-world examples.

Increasing Productivity with TextExpander

Date: 2nd April 2021

Duration: 31:12

Show ref: SCOM1035

In this week’s episode, Lee puts TextExpander through its paces and shows you some workflows that you may find both useful and time-saving. You learn how to use TextExpander as a tool to aid memory, eradicate mistakes, simplify repetitive tasks via the use of templates, and much more.

Tip - Apple Notes and Productivity

Date: 30th March 2021

Duration: 08:47

Show ref: SCOM1034

In this second tip video covering some of the handy features of Apple Notes on the Mac, Don looks at using the various views and the Attachments Browser. You also get a few tips on organising and identifying important notes using custom images.

Screenium 3 Advanced

Date: 26th March 2021

Duration: 32:45

Show ref: SCOM1033

Allison introduced you to Synium Software's Screenium 3 as an excellent app for screencasting in a previous show (SCOM1029) and showed you some basic functionality.

In this advanced tutorial, you learn many useful techniques and tools to take your screencast to the next level. These include recording Apple TV's user interface, multi-language generated speech and subtitles, animating shapes, text, and other objects, as well as more advanced configurations for the keyboard, desktop, and mouse clicks.

Tip - Session

Date: 23rd March 2021

Duration: 13:06

Show ref: SCOM1032

In this video, Lee introduces you to an application that can have a dramatic effect on your ability to achieve tasks in a relatively short, focused amount of time.

Session is available on both macOS and iOS and here, Lee guides you through the Mac version of the app. You learn how to set timers, notifications, and block tempting websites and applications in order to finish your working day knowing you have achieved what you set out to do.

Microsoft Lists

Date: 19th March 2021

Duration: 39:32

Show ref: SCOM1031

Microsoft have recently added a new application to their ever-growing suite, and that's Lists. Office 365 subscribers are now able to create lists that are pinned to Microsoft Teams, and collaborate on them with colleagues. These can be created either from a template or a blank canvas. Lee shows you how to do both in this video, and walks through a real life scenario, step by step. He wraps up with a quick look at Lists on iPhone.

Tip - WaterMinder for iOS

Date: 16th March 2021

Duration: 09:36

Show ref: SCOM1030

This week, Rosemary shows you the features and benefits of WaterMinder, an app that helps you stay hydrated. You learn how to log and customize your beverages, how you can use Shortcuts to enter how much you drink, as well as add a widget to your home screen.

Screenium 3 Basics

Date: 12th March 2021

Duration: 30:29

Show ref: SCOM1029

Screenium is inexpensive, and yet a remarkably capable video recording and editing application, perfect for making professional screencasts. It is so extensive in fact that we're going to give you this basic tutorial, followed by an advanced tutorial at a later date.

In this first part, Allison goes over the interface and explains in detail how to configure Screenium. You also learn how the timeline works, see how transitions and chapter markers are created, and more.

Tip - Time Machine Local Snapshots

Date: 9th March 2021

Duration: 08:06

Show ref: SCOM1028

In this tip, Rosemary shows you the Time Machine local snapshots feature, and how it can be used to retrieve a file you might have deleted by mistake, even if your backup drive isn't plugged in.

What's New in iWork

Date: 5th March 2021

Duration: 36:19

Show ref: SCOM1027

Apple's decision to completely rewrite its iWork suite of apps way back in 2013 brought with it numerous changes to the overall feature set of those programs. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are still being updated frequently, bringing back features that had been removed, and introducing some new functionality.

In this episode, Don takes a look at the new features added since his last look back in 2019.

Tip - Apple Notes - Pt1

Date: 2nd March 2021

Duration: 09:08

Show ref: SCOM1026

Apple Notes is a very capable app and as it's available on Mac as well as iOS, it can be the go-to app for your note-taking needs, and more.

This week, Don takes you through organising your notes, using emojis to make folders more identifiable, and creating a makeshift tagging system.

Moneydance

Date: 26th February 2021

Duration: 43:36

Show ref: SCOM1025

Many of us have used financial management applications on our computers at one time or another. Some applications specialize in the fundamentals of tracking money while others offer more features and give you the big picture of your entire net worth in addition to banking and budgeting.

In this week’s show, Todd introduces you to Moneydance, an application that has just about everything you need to manage your finances. You learn about its main features and get familiar with its layout as Todd sets up accounts from scratch and walks you through a day in the life of a Moneydance user.

Tip - Headlines

Date: 23rd February 2021

Duration: 08:54

Show ref: SCOM1024

With the recent influx of apps on iOS that provide functional widgets, it's easy to be overwhelmed with their sheer number. Lee has been spending some time working with a lot of the options out there with a view to relaying some of his favourites to the SCO community. One that has merited its own tip is Headlines.

This application allows you to display customisable news widgets that connect to a variety of sources, and this week Lee walks you through its configuration and shows you how to make it your own.

A Better Finder Rename

Date: 19th February 2021

Duration: 36:23

Show ref: SCOM1023

Renaming files in macOS can be a laborious process. There is a tool out there that not only makes the process easy but also gives you lots of flexibility, with granular renaming options: A Better Finder Rename.

Lee walks you through the application in detail, from the basics of renaming files through to creating mini-applications (called droplets) — before wrapping things up with a bonus tip.

Tip - SwiftScan on iOS

Date: 16th February 2021

Duration: 13:28

Show ref: SCOM1022

Lee has been testing lots of mobile scanning applications recently as he tries to remove his reliance on his desktop ScanSnap. After finally settling on SwiftScan, he shows you how it's used and how much depth there is to this versatile application.

Dictation and Voice Control in Big Sur

Date: 12th February 2021

Duration: 24:49

Show ref: SCOM1021

With the advent of Voice Control in macOS Catalina and its further refinement in Big Sur, it's now possible to not only use hands-free dictation but also fully edit and format your text. In this episode, Don takes you through using basic keyboard dictation commands before pulling the curtain on the full power of Voice Control.

Tip - Widgetsmith

Date: 9th February 2021

Duration: 15:06

Show ref: SCOM1020

Lee shows you in this tip how to use a widget creation tool called Widgetsmith. This iOS application is able to retrieve photo, calendar, reminder, and health data and create amazing-looking widgets. Widgetsmith also offers stunning formats for displaying the date and time, battery information, weather, and more.