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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!

Tip - Email Signatures in Apple Mail

Date: 13th February 2018

Duration: 05:47

Show ref: SCOM0708

Apple Mail on macOS allows you to create multiple email signatures and format them with a range of fonts and colours. You can have multiple email signatures per account, and across different accounts.

It's also possible to copy the formatted email signatures across to iOS, although Mail on iOS supports a single email signature per account.

In this short tip video, I demonstrate how to create your email signature in Mail on macOS and transfer across to your iPad using Universal Clipboard.

macOS Server Update - Part 2

Date: 9th February 2018

Duration: 48:47

Show ref: SCOM0707

In Part 2 of our two-part series on macOS Server 5.4, Todd Olthoff takes a look at managing your devices using Profile Manager, the device management tool that is part of Server. As we accumulate Apple devices, it can become challenging to manage each one for the various users, whether in your household or organization.

In this episode we'll talk about some of the things to consider before deploying a device management system. We'll then walk you through the various things that need to be set up in the Server application, so you can take full advantage of the Profile Manager service. This includes enrolling all of your devices and pushing profiles to those, so their various settings can be customized to fit your needs.

Tip - AirPod Tips

Date: 6th February 2018

Duration: 05:24

Show ref: SCOM0706

This weekly tip takes a look at Apple's fantastic AirPods. Some quick and easy ways to check on your battery status, AirPod configuration, and how to quickly and effortlessly select your AirPods with your Apple TV.

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 this week's show, we show you the basics of OneNote on both macOS and iOS. You learn how notebooks work and how to break them down into different sections to better organise your ideas.

Tip - iPad Photo Frame

Date: 30th January 2018

Duration: 06:55

Show ref: SCOM0704

If you've upgraded your iPad or are just about to, why not repurpose your older device into a full-featured Digital Photo Frame?

Make use of iCloud Photo Sharing and create a shared Photo Album, then display it on the iPad in Guided Access mode. Gift it to friends or family, or keep it on your desk or shelf for a continuously refreshing photo display. You can even collaborate with friends and family and share photos to display.

This short tip shows you how to configure and set up your Digital Photo Frame.

Productivity Utilities

Date: 26th January 2018

Duration: 49:42

Show ref: SCOM0703

In this episode, we'll be taking a look at several utilities that can give your productivity a boost. Most of these applications aren't big enough to warrant their own show, so we've decided to combine them into one for people who are looking to make their work on their Mac a bit more efficient. We'll also show you some workflow examples using these utilities to make working on your Mac a little bit easier as well as more productive.

The full tutorial covers twelve of our favorite productivity utilities:

  • nvALT
  • PopClip
  • Napkin
  • Tapes
  • Dropzone
  • Moom
  • Flux
  • Vitamin-R
  • Bumpr
  • Shush
  • Desktop Curtain
  • Amphetamine

Tip - Video Saving to iOS

Date: 23rd January 2018

Duration: 05:55

Show ref: SCOM0702

Whilst apps like Plex are great for syncing video to your iPhone or iPad for offline viewing, sometimes you just want to download a video from YouTube or Vimeo at a moment's notice. This happened to me last month just as I was about to board a plane.

The good news is that with a little setting up and some specific apps, it is entirely possible to download video content for offline use, directly to your iPad or iPhone.

Linea & Plotagraph+

Date: 19th January 2018

Duration: 28:30

Show ref: SCOM0701

This week I take a look at two stunning iOS Apps: Linea and Plotagraph+ Photo Animator

Linea is a simple but powerful sketching package for the iPad. There's no need to learn lots of controls or gestures; just fire it up and start sketching. I also show you Linea Link for the Mac, a companion app that gives you access to your iPad sketches on your Mac and export them in different formats or handoff to more complex apps.

Plotagraph+ Photo Animator is a unique application for the iPad and iPhone that allows you to animate static images. Create amazing effects and add life and dimension to your still photos. You can animate any image in seconds to produce some really spectacular results. Once animated, Plotagraph+ allows you to export your masterpiece in up to 8 different formats.

Although both apps are optimised for use with the Apple Pencil on the iPad, your can use both apps with touch only.

Tip - Parental Controls - macOS

Date: 16th January 2018

Duration: 09:13

Show ref: SCOM0700

Following on from a look at setting up restrictions on iOS in last week's tip video, we turn our attention to the Mac. In a similar fashion, it's possible to setup restrictions on the Mac using Parental Controls inside System Preferences.

Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to apps, web browsing and much more. You can even set time periods as well as time limits of allowed usage.

macOS Server Update - Part 1

Date: 12th January 2018

Duration: 46:20

Show ref: SCOM0699

With macOS High Sierra came updates to the Server app, now called macOS Server and available on the App Store for USD 19.99. We covered Server extensively in the past, but that was back on OS X Mavericks (10.9). We thought it was time for an update.

This version of Server is different from the previous ones in that Apple has chosen to move three server components to High Sierra itself and make them available to all users. For some, those components might have been the reason they wanted Server in the first place, so there is no longer a need for the macOS Server app when running High Sierra. We will cover each of these services in detail and take a look at a new way to access file shares on iOS devices, due to the removal of the iOS File Sharing service and webDAV sharing from macOS Server. To achieve this, we'll set up the VPN service and use Readdle's Documents app for iOS to access those file shares both locally and remotely.

Tip - Parental Controls - iOS

Date: 9th January 2018

Duration: 06:12

Show ref: SCOM0698

iPads and iPhones are extremely popular with children, but as adults, we have a responsibility to protect them from accessing harmful or inappropriate material.

Apple acknowledges this fact, and provides a wide range of ways to tailor the iOS experience for children of all ages.

iOS 11 contains "Restrictions" that allow you as a parent or caregiver to enable or disable access to apps, services and content on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, as well as access to certain physical parts of the device such as the Camera.

In this weekly tip video, we explore the wide range of restrictions available to you.

Cloud Outliner

Date: 5th January 2018

Duration: 40:57

Show ref: SCOM0697

Cloud Outliner is an inexpensive and yet powerful outlining app for the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Cloud Outliner is available through the Mac App Store or through Setapp. Outlines are stored within Cloud Outliner and can be synced across devices through iCloud (App Store version only), Evernote, or through Cloud Outliner's free syncing service.

The Mac app includes easily-discoverable menus, handy menu bar buttons or a vast array of keyboard shortcuts. The choice is yours on how to interact with Cloud Outliner.

The iOS apps include full functionality for editing outlines from the Mac app and use intuitive gestures for manipulating outline content.

Tip - Gemini De-Duplication

Date: 2nd January 2018

Duration: 08:23

Show ref: SCOM0696

Space is always a premium on your Mac, and keeping it uncluttered can give you a performance boost. Gemini 2 from MacPaw makes de-duplicating your Mac a breeze. It won the Prestigious International Design Award - the Red Dot.

Available from the App Store or via your Setapp subscription, Gemini finds identical files and even similar files on your Mac, allowing for automatic removal. It also gives you the option to manually select duplicates or similar files for deletion. Not sure if you want to delete immediately? Setup Gemini to move your duplicate files to a temporary folder before deletion - just in case.

End of Year Action - Optional

Date: 31st December 2017

Duration: 03:05

Show ref: SCOM0999

If you are already receiving ScreenCastsOnline tutorials via the SCO Members app or via the ScreenCastsOnline Website, please ignore this short instructional video.

This is an optional step for ScreenCastsOnline members to take if they want to keep subscribing to 2018 ScreenCastsOnline shows via an RSS feed.

Pages Automation

Date: 29th December 2017

Duration: 33:01

Show ref: SCOM0695

As 2017 comes to a close, the newest version of Pages still does not support basic mail merge.

However, all is not lost as Sal Soghoian and the macosxautomation.com website has it covered.

This episode takes a look at some of the scripts and utilities available from this tremendous resource, and demonstrates how to:

  • Generate a template form letter and populate it with data from a Numbers spreadsheet using a special app.

  • Use the Contacts App, Pages and Mail to generate a personalised letter to a single group within your Contacts.

Tip - Gladys

Date: 26th December 2017

Duration: 08:43

Show ref: SCOM0694

Drag & Drop is great on iOS 11, but sometimes it can be difficult to drag to an application that's not immediately available. If you're dextrous, it's doable, but more often than not it can be quite troublesome.

Wouldn't it be great to just drag content to a storage area that you can access easily later on?

That's where Gladys comes in!

Gladys is a "shelf" app for all your dragged content. Just drag to Gladys and worry about where to use it later. Build a persistent library of content that you can search or filter, then just drag it out of Gladys when you're working in another application and need that content.

Gladys syncs using iCloud, so you can access your library across all of your iOS devices. It's a very useful and polished utility for iOS.

Keyboard Maestro Update

Date: 22nd December 2017

Duration: 38:31

Show ref: SCOM0693

Keyboard Maestro is an essential productivity app that provides you with a a simple user interface to automate just about any action on your Mac. Version 8 brings a bunch of new features to help you take your automation game to the next level - even if you've never written a single line of scripting code in your life. This update is focused on making the creation of macros as easy as possible, making it quicker than ever to automate common functions so you can start saving time on your Mac today.

The full tutorial covers:

Set up a Hyper Key to make hotkey triggers more convenient Gesture-based triggers iMessage actions Drag-and-Drop editing Idle triggers Cron triggers Prompt with List actions Macro palettes on the Touch Bar and much more!