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Date: 28th April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0625
iOS offers less options for automation than the Mac due to sandboxing, which limits what apps can do. But there are still some powerful automation tools available if you understand how the basic building blocks work.
In Part 2 of this iOS automation series, we dive deeper into automation workflows for iOS and give you several specific examples of how to implement these yourself. We walk you through some important concepts (like setting/calling variables and using prompts for text entry), and show you step-by-step how to construct these workflows for yourself.
In this tutorial we demonstrate:
How to get around the lack of a share sheet in Mail
How to append Amazon links to an Evernote note
How to create multi-step workflows like using AirDrop to send screenshots to your Mac and then automatically delete them from your iOS device
How to integrate prompts and set variables for use in iOS automation workflows in Workflow and Launch Center Pro
How to send multiple tasks to OmniFocus from Drafts and create OmniFocus project templates in Workflow
How to use Editorial to automate writing tasks and use Python scripts inside of Editorial workflows
Date: 25th April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0624
A quick update on some of the new features in WatchOS 3.2 including the new "Theatre Mode", a new lock sound when unlocking your Mac and a peek at some new scrolling capabilities using the touchpad on the Apple TV remote.
Date: 21st April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0623
Recently launched by Apple, Clips is a brand new way to capture and edit video on your iPhone or iPad.
iMovie is great, but sometimes you just want to assemble a short video to post quickly to your favourite social media service, share with iCloud Photo sharing or just email to someone.
Clips allows you to rapidly capture live video, photos, or video and photos in your iCloud Photo library and create a mini movie with just a few taps. You can annotate your movie with live titles, just by talking, as well as adding stickers, filters, emojis and more in a flash.
Despite seeming a very simple application, Clips actually has some hidden depths, and allows you to do much more than can you imagine.
Date: 18th April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0622
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.
Date: 14th April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0621
The third and final part of the current series on setting up and using a Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) device.
Once you've started to store lots of important data on your NAS, you'll want to be sure that your data is safely secured with an offsite backup.
Synology Cloud Station ShareSync allows you to sync your important files with another Synology NAS, or you can use Cloud Sync to backup your files to a third-party cloud service like DropBox, BackBlaze, Google Drive, Box and many other services. In this episode, we demonstrate setting up and using both of these important packages.
If your primary reason for wanting a NAS is for it to act as a media server, we also demonstrate the initial setup, configuration and ongoing maintenance of Plex Media Server - installed directly on your Synology NAS.
Finally, we take a look at the surprisingly powerful Synology Surveillance Station, a free suite of utilities that turn your Synology NAS into a video recording hub for home or business security.
We hope you've found these Synology NAS tutorials useful and we'll revisit the topic in the future. If you have any specific areas of configuring or using a Synology NAS you would like us to cover in future shows, please let us know.
Date: 11th April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0620
Apple have rolled out updates to all of its platforms across the board in the past few weeks. In this week's tip video, we focus on Night Shift on the Mac, now available in mac OS Sierra 10.12.4.
Night Shift was originally introduced in iOS and is a screen technology designed to make it easier to work with your Mac during the evening hours. It changes your Mac display to overlay a "Sepia" layer which can assist in making it easier on the eyes.
Night Shift isn't for everyone, but it's worth giving it a try.
Date: 7th April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0619
EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet for your data. It includes a finder style layout that allows for a variety of ways to import and organize your information, add metadata, and quick and easy search methods for finding your information.
What makes EagleFiler unique is the way it stores your files and folders in the finder in an easily accessible way allowing you to use the database and finder side by side to navigate and access your files and folders.
Date: 4th April 2017
Show ref: SCOM0618
This mini compendium of Apple TV tips includes...
Renaming your Apple TV
An easy way to change case using the on-screen keyboard
Putting your Apple TV to sleep with a single key press
How to review all the Apple TV Arial screen savers on your your Mac or iPad
Date: 31st March 2017
Show ref: SCOM0617
Automation is key to productivity but iOS offers less options for automation than the Mac. This is mainly due to sandboxing, which limits what apps can do, and how they can interoperate. However, there are still some powerful automation tools available if you take time to understand how the basic building blocks of automation on iOS work.
In Part 1 of this iOS automation series, we introduce you to iOS automation via app extensions, and explain how URL schemes work. We also show you how to use URL schemes in some common iOS automation applications, to give you a solid knowledge base for automating your own iOS workflows.
In this tutorial we demonstrate:
Examples of app extensions like the 1Password Touch ID extension and the TextExpander third-party keyboard
How URL schemes are constructed on iOS
How x-callback-url allows you to string actions together
Adding actions to Drafts via the actions directory and carpeting them from scratch
Creating Launch Center Pro actions using the Action Composer
Building and launching workflows via the Workflow app, Notification Center widget, and app extension
Since the tutorial was recorded, Apple have now acquired the Workflow app and made it available for free on the App Store. Perhaps we'll see more Workflow like features built into future releases of iOS!
Date: 28th March 2017
Show ref: SCOM0616
Following on in the occasional series about the fantastic Preview app on the Mac, this weekly tip video covers some of the "party tricks" built right into Preview, and exposes a surprise in iOS too.
Firstly, I demonstrate how to extract beautiful full sized Application Icons from your installed apps with a few simple keystrokes, and use Preview to resize and export them.
Then I move on to the really smart way of setting up signatures in Preview on the Mac - either using your trackpad, or using your camera to snap your signature to use in your PDF forms.
Unfortunately there is no separate Preview app for iOS, but did you know that you can actually access Preview functionality on your iOS device, even creating and applying signatures? Annotate, create Loupes, add Text - it's all available for free in iOS - even if slightly hidden away.
What's more, any annotations you make to your documents will sync between your Mac and iOS, but even your signature "Library" will sync too.
Watch this week's tip and all will be revealed!
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