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Tip - iOS 11 Keyboard Tips

Date: 24th April 2018

Duration: 06:07

Show ref: SCOM0728

Some oldies but goodies: One of the benefits of using a soft keyboard is that it can do so much more than a conventional hardware keyboard.

In this week's tip I remind you of some of the not-so-obvious features hidden in the standard iOS soft keyboard.

Travelling with Your iOS Device

Date: 20th April 2018

Duration: 35:34

Show ref: SCOM0727

Following on from episode SCOM0719 - Travelling with your Mac, we take a look at how you can optimise your iOS device for security and privacy. We also learn how to configure a VPN to secure your network connections whilst out and about.

In addition, we look at the implications of using your iPhone or iPad as you primary camera and what steps you can take to backup your photos and videos when you are away from a decent Wi-Fi connection.

Tip - Screenshot Shortcuts in macOS

Date: 17th April 2018

Duration: 09:10

Show ref: SCOM0726

There are plenty of third-party screen and video capture tools available for macOS, but you might be surprised at just how capable the built-in macOS capture tools actually are.

This tip video gives you some examples of just how powerful screen capture is on the Mac - once you master a variety of keyboard combinations!

Change ScreenShot Location Command

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location

MS Word - 2018 - Part 1

Date: 13th April 2018

Duration: 50:32

Show ref: SCOM0725

Word's state-of-the-art editing, reviewing, and sharing tools make creating and polishing documents easy. Designed for Mac with full support for Retina displays, it will help you create beautiful, professional-looking documents in no time.

Join Richard as he takes you through the basics of Word on Mac and iOS.

Tip - iCloud.com on iOS

Date: 10th April 2018

Duration: 06:01

Show ref: SCOM0724

This weekly tip video covers a workaround to allow people without Macs (or any computer) to access iCloud.com on an iPad or iPhone.

This is necessary in order to create iCloud-based Mail rules and to access some additional preferences not available on iOS devices.

Day One for Mac and iOS

Date: 6th April 2018

Duration: 58:03

Show ref: SCOM0723

Day One is a journaling application for Mac & iOS that is well designed and a complete joy to use. It makes journaling nearly frictionless, which is important if you want journaling to become a consistent habit. In this episode, we cover the ins and outs of Day One and show you several practical examples of how you can put Day One to work for you.

Tip - Creating a Secure Disk Image

Date: 3rd April 2018

Duration: 06:21

Show ref: SCOM0722

Your Mac already has a host of security measures to keep your files and folders safe, but what if you want to add an extra layer of security?

With Disk Utility, it is possible to create a secure disk image, protected by 128- or 256-bit encryption. Simply create your disk image and copy your files over and you'll have a secure, portable container that you can sync via iCloud or upload to Dropbox.

Monosnap

Date: 30th March 2018

Duration: 42:40

Show ref: SCOM0721

Monosnap is an incredibly capable screen snapshot and screen capture tool for the Mac (and Windows.) It has simple screenshots as well as timed ones, and allows multiple screenshots that are resizable from within the same image. It gives you fantastic annotation tools that work intelligently. Monosnap will also record video - including picture-in-picture from a webcam - and allows on-the-fly annotations while you record. It can capture two audio input sources during video recording, so you can record your voice and the audio from an application at the same time.

You can store your Monosnap screen snapshots and video recordings on their servers or a vast number of cloud services. It will even sync iOS screen snapshots directly to your Mac for easy annotation and upload.

Monosnap is so much more than a screen snapshot tool!

Tip - Siri News & macOS Hidden Files

Date: 27th March 2018

Duration: 05:01

Show ref: SCOM0720

Two tips this week...

Siri News on iOS

No need to feel left out if you don't have a HomePod. You can get the news spoken to you from your iOS devices and as long as they support hands-free "Hey Siri" commands.

Hidden Files & Folders in macOS

Display your hidden files and folders with a simple keyboard shortcut. No longer do you need to conjure up some obscure Terminal command to make this happen.

Travelling with your Mac

Date: 23rd March 2018

Duration: 46:31

Show ref: SCOM0719

Travelling with your Mac is great - provided that you take proper precautions. There are various considerations you need to be aware of with respect to security, privacy and to minimise the risk of data theft when away from the confines of your home and office.

There are also things to consider when trying to access online services via a slow or unsecured public Wi-Fi access point. What about if the internet connection is great but expensive?

In this episode, we take you through some simple steps to secure your Mac from prying eyes or attack, and take control over which apps and services can use your internet connection. We also show you how you can create both local Time Machine and bootable backups on an encrypted local external drive in case of emergencies. Finally, we cover a simple way to connect with your home or office Mac to retrieve that file you thought you had with you!

Tip - Apple ID 101

Date: 20th March 2018

Duration: 07:55

Show ref: SCOM0718

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: appleid.apple.com

Pagico for Mac & iOS

Date: 16th March 2018

Duration: 58:31

Show ref: SCOM0717

This week we will take a look at a productivity and project management application called Pagico, by Note 17 Software.

Pagico 8 includes the ability to add tasks, lists, projects and files in one interface. It also allows you to store your contacts and collaborate with others who may be working on your projects and link different tasks and documents to the users and projects you are managing.

You will also learn about the companion iOS app that lets you take your projects and tasks with you on the go.

Tip - Messages - Screen Sharing

Date: 13th March 2018

Duration: 06:10

Show ref: SCOM0716

This week's tip demonstrates how easy it is to share screens via the standard Messages app in macOS.

If you ever find yourself needing to give remote support to friends, family or colleagues, there's no need to have them install third-party software. Just fire up the Messages app and use the built-in screen sharing mechanism.

OneNote is a note-taking application from Microsoft that can be used on Mac and iOS. You can type, write or draw with the free form feel of pen to paper. OneNote allows you to search and add clips from the web to better illustrate your ideas. Tags can be used to sort and order your notes so you can easily find them later. Collaborate with anyone, stay on the same page and in sync wherever you are!

OneNote is also adept at handwritten notes on iOS, allows you to highlight what's important and express ideas with colors or shapes. It's easy to pull up your content from anywhere, even if you're offline. You can start on your laptop then update notes directly on iPad.

In Part 2, we move on to cover more advanced features in OneNote on Mac and IOS. We look at inserting audio and video, clipping information from the web, as well as sharing notebooks for collaboration.

Tip - iPhone Photo Timer & Apple Watch

Date: 6th March 2018

Duration: 04:05

Show ref: SCOM0714

Despite the best intentions, it can be really hard to hold your iPhone (or iPad) still when taking photos. Invariably, there is some stretching involved in reaching for the on-screen shutter button or volume controls.

In this week's tip I show you how to use the built-in timer to give you a few seconds to frame the shot and hold the iPhone as still as possible.

I also show you a great way to control the camera remotely using your Apple Watch. There's something really cool about seeing your camera display and controlling zoom and exposure, all from your wrist!

MindNode for Mac & iOS

Date: 2nd March 2018

Duration: 46:44

Show ref: SCOM0713

In this week's show, you'll learn how to quickly and easily create digital mind maps for collecting and sorting information and ideas. MindNode is an absolutely beautiful application for Mac and iOS that strikes a balance between form and functionality. With a great user interface that makes mind mapping approachable for anyone, MindNode is a great productivity tool whether you use mind maps for note taking, brainstorming, problem solving, book summaries, or anything else where thinking visually about ideas can be helpful.

With MindNode version 5, every part of the application has been reconsidered. It's a huge upgrade to previous versions, but because many of the changes are subtle, you may not notice it right away. Much of the design and layout has been completely revamped to make it easier to use and to discover the important features.

The full tutorial covers:

MindNode's pricing structure Application preferences Attaching Files and Stickers The Inspector and Toolbar Advanced Features Tasks Export options Styles and Themes Quick Entry iOS interface

Tip - Apple Mail Rules - iCloud & iOS

Date: 27th February 2018

Duration: 06:37

Show ref: SCOM0712

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

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.

HomePod Overview

Date: 23rd February 2018

Duration: 33:11

Show ref: SCOM0711

Apple's new HomePod is now with us.

In this live video episode, Don takes a look at the new HomePod and reviews its basic functions as well as the various ways of interacting with it using your Apple devices.

Tip - Apple Mail Rules - macOS

Date: 20th February 2018

Duration: 06:41

Show ref: SCOM0710

Apple Mail rules allow you to create and run complex commands on incoming mail, allowing you to filter, organise or even respond automatically to messages.

In this week's tip, I take a look at some simple Apple Mail rules that demonstrate their potential power. The only downside to setting up rules locally on your Mac is that Mail needs to be running and there is no sync mechanism.

In next week's tip video, I will take a look at running Apple Mail rules on iCloud.com so that they're active 24/7, and also trickle down to your iOS devices.

Focos

Date: 16th February 2018

Duration: 40:27

Show ref: SCOM0709

Focos is an iOS app optimised for dual-lens iPhones. These devices can create Portrait Mode photographs with a sharp subject and a blurry background. With the advent of iOS 11 and the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF), Portrait Mode images store depth information data. Focos uses this data and allows you to manipulate the images after they've been taken.

You'll learn in this tutorial how to move the focus point and how to change the blurriness of the background, called the bokeh. You'll also discover how to change exactly how far back in the image the bokeh begins and ends using an unusual 3D view of your image. Allison will also show you how to use various filters to edit your images, again applying these effects to different areas of your image, by depth, alongside the bokeh.

Focos is an innovative app for iOS that works on your images in a truly unique way!