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Micro.blog

Date: 8th May 2020

Duration: 46:00

Show ref: SCOM0941

Micro.blog is an independent and unique microblog and podcasting community created with privacy and safety in mind. It supports IndieWeb standards and gives you several options to host your blog and other content while making sure you keep control of it.

Rosemary gives you a tour of the various features that make Micro.blog a unique alternative to other social platforms and introduces you to some apps for Mac and iOS so you can get a native experience on your devices.

Tip - iPadOS 13.4 Pointing Device Support

Date: 5th May 2020

Duration: 09:08

Show ref: SCOM0940

In this video, Lee will show you how to set up the new Trackpad and Mouse functionality on iPadOS 13.4 and above. This will allow you to be more productive with your iPad and help elevate it to the status of a conventional MacBook device. You learn how to connect your peripherals, configure the pointer to look and feel the way you want, as well as configure your mouse buttons to access iPadOS shortcuts.

WhatsApp for iPhone

Date: 1st May 2020

Duration: 33:34

Show ref: SCOM0939

Whilst we have a fantastic messaging app with Apple Messages, it's not always easy to chat or transfer files to non-Apple devices.

Step forward WhatsApp Messenger.

This free app and service is owned by Facebook and boasts over 2 billion users worldwide. It's never been easier to share chats, photos, videos, documents even location data with individuals or even better, with groups of people. You can even video conference with multiple people from your phone without worrying what device they have. WhatsApp Messenger is available for both iOS and Android although we only cover the iOS version in this show. In addition, you can also install WhatsApp Desktop on the Mac or PC, and access all of your WhatsApp chats and media from your computer.

In this video tutorial, Don takes you through setting up and using WhatsApp along with its many features.

Tip - Dropzone 4

Date: 28th April 2020

Duration: 17:16

Show ref: SCOM0938

This week, Rosemary revisits a useful app that we looked at back in 2018, Dropzone. Now on version 4, this menu bar utility for Mac acts as a temporary storage shelf where you can drop folders and files that you want to act on later. It also offers various actions so you can perform repetitive tasks more easily.

In this tip you discover the ins and outs of Dropzone 4 using common scenarios you might encounter while using your Mac.

Fantastical 3 - Part 2

Date: 24th April 2020

Duration: 38:39

Show ref: SCOM0937

In the second part of his Fantastical two-part series, Lee looks at some at some of the more advanced features that version 3 of the calendar application has to offer, such as Time Zone support, Invitee Availability and Weather. You also learn about template creation and get a tour of the configuration options within Fantastical's Preferences.

Tip - Shortcuts and NFC Tags

Date: 21st April 2020

Duration: 08:42

Show ref: SCOM0936

We've previously seen the power and flexibility of shortcuts and automation on iOS. With NFC tags you can take your automation to the next level. NFC tags are small, discrete and inexpensive "stickers" that can be used as triggers for shortcuts in iOS. With an iPhone XS or newer, you can run a shortcut just by tapping it on an NFC tag.

Don takes you through the simple process of assigning an NFC tag to a shortcut with two real-life examples: Firstly, switching smart LED lights in your home on and off, and then opening the charge port on a Tesla Model 3, with a simple tap of the iPhone.

NetNewsWire

Date: 17th April 2020

Duration: 40:26

Show ref: SCOM0935

In this video Rosemary walks you through the newest version of NetNewsWire on the Mac and iPad. After getting a tour of the user interface, you learn how to add news feeds, organise them into folders, and sync all your content between your Mac and iOS devices using Feedbin.

Tip - Help with macOS

Date: 14th April 2020

Duration: 08:51

Show ref: SCOM0934

In this video, Lee invites you to take a closer look at the built-in macOS Help Guide. Whilst offering casual advice for the beginner when it comes to using core macOS features, you learn that this guide is also for advanced users, as Lee shows you some hidden gems along the way.

HoudahGeo 6

Date: 10th April 2020

Duration: 55:41

Show ref: SCOM0933

Modern-day photo management usually involves choosing an app and then managing all of the metadata for your photos within it. Using that metadata across applications is sometimes problematic because that information lives inside the original application and cannot always be shared easily.

HoudahGeo 6 is a program that streamlines the process of adding geocode and other metadata to your files. It can communicate with photo apps like Photos and Lightroom to make sure any changes made to your files show up inside those applications as well.

After demonstrating how to get your photos in the application, Todd Olthoff covers all of the geocoding and metadata options, how to add that data to your files, and then shows you how to send this information back to your photo library.

Tip - Zoom

Date: 7th April 2020

Duration: 41:57

Show ref: SCOM0932

Zoom is an extremely popular video conferencing application, that is used by the British government for press conferences, as well as by schools, universities, and businesses around the world.

In this special tip show, Rosemary shows you how to configure Zoom and quickly host your first meeting, even before creating an account. She then goes on to show you many of its great features including the ability to schedule recurring meetings, create templates that make hosting the same type of meeting or webinar more efficient, how to use the built-in chat, and much, much more. You also learn the many settings Zoom offers to customize your experience.

Some privacy-sensitive issues where Zoom installed a local server on your Mac, or the iOS app sending data to Facebook, have both been resolved and should no longer be a concern for users.

SoundSource

Date: 3rd April 2020

Duration: 31:55

Show ref: SCOM0931

SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba takes your Mac's audio capabilities to the next level with a host of flexible options. This week, Allison shows you how it can route audio to different outputs on a per-app basis, change the volume independently by app, and even process the audio with equalizers and other built-in Audio Unit effects.

Rogue Amoeba builds accessibility into their apps from the ground up, and Allison gives you a demonstration of how SoundSource can be used with VoiceOver on macOS. You also learn how to use Magic Boost and the new Volume Overdrive, as well as getting around the SoundSource window using keyboard shortcuts.

Tip - Peek-a-View

Date: 31st March 2020

Duration: 07:58

Show ref: SCOM0930

This week, Rosemary tells you all about Peek-a-View, an app designed to let you show your photos to others, but without the risk of them deleting or sharing your images. When combined with Guided Access mode on iOS, Peek-a-View becomes a view-only photo collection that's perfect for toddlers.

Fantastical 3

Date: 27th March 2020

Duration: 40:47

Show ref: SCOM0929

In the first video of a two-part series, Lee starts to take a deep dive into the new version of Fantastical, by Flexibits. Fantastical 3 has added a lot of premium features and in this screencast, you learn how to get started with the application on all platforms. First by understanding the new licensing model, installing the app, and adding calendar accounts.

Lee also goes over creating and editing new events, adding calendars within an account, how to create Calendar Sets, as well as subscribing to external calendars that focus on your key interests.

Tip - Book Track

Date: 24th March 2020

Duration: 11:21

Show ref: SCOM0928

This week, Lee shows you a new application designed to keep track of the books you currently own or wish to buy in the future, and that's Book Track. Although he focuses on the iOS version, it's also available for the Mac, and your library stays in sync across your devices using iCloud.

You learn how to add both physical and digital books to your library, import from a third-party application, as well as organise your library with tags. Book Track also keeps track of the books you've read.

Pushcut

Date: 20th March 2020

Duration: 44:54

Show ref: SCOM0927

In this screencast, Rosemary opens the door to another level of personal automation with Pushcut for iOS. From simply adding options when setting a HomeKit scene, to diving all the way into the deep end with an automation server, Rose provides plenty of automation ideas to tickle your fancy.

Pushcut works by sending notifications to let you run your automations. You can connect these to times or locations (or even to web services like Zapier or Integromat) to trigger shortcuts based on other events.

Tip - Synology Drive - Part 2

Date: 17th March 2020

Duration: 10:09

Show ref: SCOM0926

There are a plethora of cloud-based services available, but most are expensive and hosted on corporate infrastructure.

Synology has introduced Synology Drive, a potential replacement for many cloud-based services, all hosted on your personal Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Sync files between your Mac, backup data to your NAS and access files from your mobile devices. Free yourself from ongoing monthly costs and rest easy knowing that your files and folders are stored on your own personal hardware. Accessible from your local network or via the internet using web apps, desktop apps, and mobile apps.

In this second part, Don takes you through using the iOS Synology Drive App and shows you some more advanced features such as setting up a Team Folder and using an alias to directly access the web app.

Luminar 4 - Part 2

Date: 13th March 2020

Duration: 48:53

Show ref: SCOM0925

There are many photo management and editing applications on the market, including Adobe's Lightroom and Apple's Photos. When it comes to combining managing and editing images, it's important to look at the features that you value most so you can choose the application that is right for you. Luminar 4 from Skylum is another entry into this market. It boasts some unique features that fill-in gaps in other applications.

In the second episode of this two-part series, Todd gives you an overview of his favorite editing tools. You learn how masks and layers can be used to handle specific edits in a photo, how to export your images, as well as backing up your catalog. Luminar 4 can also be used as a plugin for other photo applications (such as Apple's Photos) and Todd walks you through that workflow.

Tip - Dark Noise for iOS

Date: 10th March 2020

Duration: 07:59

Show ref: SCOM0924

In this episode, Rosemary introduces you to Dark Noise, a refined ambient noise app on iOS.

You can listen to one of 42 different noises, set up a sleep timer, and tweak a whole host of settings to make the app work just the way you want.

Pocket

Date: 6th March 2020

Duration: 41:14

Show ref: SCOM0923

In this video, Lee walks you through a popular Read It Later service that has been around for a long time, and was covered here last in 2013, and that's Pocket.

We don't always have time to read articles as we discover them, so sending them to a service like Pocket for reading at our leisure enables us to maximise the time that we have. You learn how to add content, discover new articles, organise them with tags, and consume them by either reading or listening. Lee also shows you how to view your collection using filtered lists, share content with friends, and much more.

Tip - HazeOver

Date: 3rd March 2020

Duration: 10:15

Show ref: SCOM0922

This week, Lee shows you how to use a utility application on macOS that helps you deal with focusing when you have multiple windows cluttering your desktop.

HazeOver will fade out non-active windows and bring focus to the currently used window(s) in the active application, allowing you to work without the need to minimise application windows to remove distractions in the background.