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Tip - Slidepad

Date: 19th November 2019

Duration: 10:15

Show ref: SCOM0892

Slidepad is a fantastic utility for your Mac. It allows you to have all of your most commonly used websites, webapps, documents, PDFs and more in a super useful slide-out panel.

Inspired by the Slide Over feature on iPadOS, Slidepad appears with a keyboard shortcut or by moving your cursor to either edge of your screen. It's easy to configure and is a great boon to productivity.

In this week's tip video, Don takes you through the setup and usage of Slidepad.

Parallels Desktop 15 - Part 2

Date: 15th November 2019

Duration: 41:13

Show ref: SCOM0891

In the second episode of this two-part tutorial, Lee continues his exploration of Parallels Desktop 15, an application that allows you to run a variety of operating systems from the comfort of your Mac.

Here you learn how to configure your input devices, set up application shortcuts, as well as back up your virtual machines using various techniques. Customising your hardware options to optimise performance is also covered. Finally, Lee shows you how to install the latest beta of macOS Catalina as a virtual machine.

Tip - LookUp for iOS

Date: 12th November 2019

Duration: 09:30

Show ref: SCOM0890

In this tip video, Lee walks you through the features of a dictionary application on iOS called LookUp.

As well as learning how to find definitions of words and phrases, Lee shows you how to leverage other functionality within this clever utility. This includes translations, creating collections, configuring Siri Shortcuts, and much more.

BBEdit 13 Foundation

Date: 8th November 2019

Duration: 34:26

Show ref: SCOM0889

BBEdit has been around for over 25 years and is well known as being a rock-solid plain text editor for Mac - but it can do much more than that! Whether it's previewing Markdown or HTML documents, or creating them from frameworks or inserting reusable sections, BBEdit makes working with text easy.

In this episode, Rosemary walks you through the core features of BBEdit 13, showing you a combination of both free and paid features available in the application.

Tip - Photos on iOS

Date: 5th November 2019

Duration: 08:20

Show ref: SCOM0888

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 have brought many new features to the Photos app. In this tip video, Don takes a look at navigation, organisation, search, and gives an overview of the various editing controls.

Parallels 15 - Part 1

Date: 1st November 2019

Duration: 42:27

Show ref: SCOM0887

In the first of a two-part tutorial, Lee introduces you to Parallels Desktop 15, an application that allows you to run a Windows operating system from the comfort of your Mac.

In this episode, you will learn about installation, how to create a new virtual machine, as well as how to share files, folders, and applications between your Windows and Mac environments.

Hazel Foundation

Date: 25th October 2019

Duration: 46:22

Show ref: SCOM0886

As a Mac user, there will invariably be tasks you perform on your files and folders that are repetitive in nature. Wouldn't it be nice to have some way to automate those actions so you can focus on more important work?

Hazel is a popular utility that can monitor folders and files, and then take action based on rules you set up.

In this week's Foundation screencast Todd introduces you to the latest version of Hazel. He goes from installation and setup to the anatomy of a rule, as well as the various settings Hazel gives you. Todd then walks you through building a task made up of several pieces that work together to create a more complex and efficient workflow.

Tip - Forecast Bar

Date: 22nd October 2019

Duration: 07:55

Show ref: SCOM0885

Forecast Bar is neat and tidy menu bar or Dock application for macOS that presents the current weather in your area as well as locations you choose.

In this tip, Lee walks you through the configuration of Forecast Bar, and goes through its multiple settings and preferences, so you can view your weather in a style that works for you.

macOS Clean Install

Date: 18th October 2019

Duration: 40:41

Show ref: SCOM0884

There are many good reasons you might consider doing a clean install on your Mac. Perhaps it has gotten sluggish over the years, you may have had a hard drive replaced which necessitates the process, or you'd like to have as close to a stock operating system as possible before installing the next major release of macOS.

But performing a clean install (some call it a "nuke and pave") may seem like a daunting task, one you may be reluctant to take on. In this week's show, Allison talks about all the reasons why you might want to do it, suggests some strategies to attacking the task, and then shows the process in action.

Tip - Trickster

Date: 15th October 2019

Duration: 09:47

Show ref: SCOM0883

This week, we look at a clever macOS menu bar utility called Trickster. This application presents filtered views of your most commonly accessed applications and files.

After installing the app, Lee shows you how to set up and edit filters, configure file tracking, as well as some useful keyboard shortcuts.

First Look at macOS Catalina - Part 2

Date: 11th October 2019

Duration: 18:54

Show ref: SCOM0882

In this episode, Don looks at two new facets of macOS Catalina.

Sidecar - a brilliant way to utilise your Apple Pencil and iPad. Extend your Mac Desktop on to your iPad or mirror your Mac onto your iPad and control it with your Apple Pencil. Sidecar turns your iPad into a dedicated sketching and drawing tablet connected to your Mac.

Voice Control - it's now possible to do pretty much everything on your Mac with your voice. A full suite of navigation commands, cursor commands, dictation commands, text navigation and editing and more. It's really impressive how Apple has implemented such a feature-rich implementation of Voice Control.

First Look at macOS Catalina - Part 1

Date: 8th October 2019

Duration: 20:08

Show ref: SCOM0881

macOS Catalina has now been released.

In this tutorial, Don gives you a first look at some of the great new features in macOS Catalina, including the new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, as well as Notes and the revamped Reminders application.

We will take a more in-depth look at Sidecar and Voice Control in Part 2, due out in the next few days.

Tip - macOS Catalina Prep

Date: 7th October 2019

Duration: 09:27

Show ref: SCOM0880

With the imminent advent of macOS Catalina, Don takes you through some sensible steps to prepare your Mac for an upgrade.

Using four separate utilities, you can clean and update your Mac, as well as check that all of your applications are ready for macOS Catalina, which will only support 64-bit applications. Don also reminds you of the importance of creating a fresh clone of your system disk before you take the leap and upgrade.

iOS 13 Deeper Dive

Date: 4th October 2019

Duration: 27:05

Show ref: SCOM0879

There are so many new features in iOS and iPadOS 13 that we needed a second show to dive deeper and show you more of the essentials.

In this episode, Rosemary shows you some of the new features in core applications, including operating system changes, to allow us to use our devices more effectively and efficiently with all that iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 has to offer.

Tip - Picsew for iOS

Date: 1st October 2019

Duration: 06:52

Show ref: SCOM0878

In this tip video, Lee shows off Picsew, a fantastic image editor for iOS that focuses on stitching together multiple images, either from the camera, or using screenshots.

Using Picsew, you can also crop images, add annotations and watermarks, capture images from a web browser, and much more.

Timepage for iOS

Date: 27th September 2019

Duration: 35:33

Show ref: SCOM0877

In this tutorial, Lee walks you through a visually stunning calendar application on iOS called Timepage, by Moleskine. Whilst focusing on looking amazing, it doesn't miss out on functionality and allows you to work with contacts, maps and even the weather, all from a single interface.

In this episode, you learn about navigating the interface, using the HeatMap view, and adding and editing events. Lee dives a bit deeper to reveal Timepage's Smart Alerts, how to configure notifications, as well as its Siri Shortcuts integration.

Tip - One Switch

Date: 24th September 2019

Duration: 05:33

Show ref: SCOM0876

A very neat menu bar app that gives you direct access to a host of utilities and system functions.

In this tip video, Don explores some of the options and demonstrates just how useful One Switch can be.

First Look at iOS 13 & iPadOS Preview

Date: 19th September 2019

Duration: 38:45

Show ref: SCOM0875

For the first time, the iPhone and the iPad each have their own version of iOS: iOS 13 and the brand new iPadOS.

In this episode, Don takes a first look at these operating systems and highlights some of the new and changed features across both devices.

In the upcoming months, we will take a look at many more new features for both iOS and iPadOS

Tip - Mosaic

Date: 17th September 2019

Duration: 12:37

Show ref: SCOM0874

In this video, Lee walks you through Mosaic, a fully customisable window management utility for macOS. This useful app allows you to keep your desktop tidy and efficient, while keeping everything you need to get your work done easily accessible.

Copy'em Paste

Date: 13th September 2019

Duration: 49:00

Show ref: SCOM0873

All day long on our Macs, we copy and paste information between applications, switching context each time which invites us to become distracted. We have no choice because the Mac system clipboard is reset with every new item we copy. Using a clipboard manager however, you open the door to much more efficient copying and pasting.

This week, Allison shows you Copy'em Paste, a fantastic macOS utility that brings copying and pasting to a whole new level. With it, you can transform text, copy URLs with their titles intact, as well as paste several items sequentially very quickly. Copy'em Paste also gives you tools to keep your favorite clippings at the ready using dedicated lists that help you stay organized. These are just a few of the amazing things you will learn to do easily and intuitively using Copy'em Paste.