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Tip - Stickies on the Mac

Date: 18th July 2017

Duration: 04:17

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Sometimes you really just want to slap a Post-it sticky note on your desktop. Reminders, to-do lists, notes, keyboard shortcuts - anything you want to be reminded about visually.

Well don't clutter up your monitor with bits of paper, clutter up your Desktop with Sticky Notes!

Stickies is a free app supplied with macOS which can be very useful. Create multi-coloured sticky notes containing formatted text or images, and position them where you want. Arrange them, colour-code them and they'll open in the same position each time you open Stickies.

Tip - Markup Tools on macOS

Date: 4th July 2017

Duration: 05:01

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Need a quick and easy way to edit or annotate images and PDFs?

Both macOS and iOS contain system-wide markup tools that appear in various locations.

In this Tip video, we take a look at annotating your images and PDFs in Preview, Mail and Photos on the Mac.

Tip - Spotlight on macOS

Date: 27th June 2017

Duration: 07:34

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Spotlight is the underlying indexing technology built into both the macOS and iOS that allows you to quickly find various types of information on your Mac and iOS devices.

In this week's tip video, we take a look at configuring Spotlight on the Mac, as well as looking at some Spotlight party tricks, and cap it off with a look at using natural language to invoke Spotlight searches with Siri.

Tip - macOS - 10.12.4 Update

Date: 11th April 2017

Duration: 04:27

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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.

iOS 10 & macOS Sierra - Update #3

Date: 11th November 2016

Duration: 47:19

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More updates for macOS, iOS 10, watchOS 3 & tvOS.

Some minor changes to Mail on the Mac and iOS, some big changes to Maps on iOS and a first look at setting up Home Automation with HomeKit and the new Home App on iPad and iPhone.

With the recent release of both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, this episode covers some of the new and updated features of both operating systems, as well as some handy tips on migrating your iPhone and Apple Watch to new devices.

macOS Sierra 10.12 Release Show

Date: 20th September 2016

Duration: 39:14

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OS X 10.12 is now available and has been rebranded macOS Sierra.



In this special release show, I walk you through some of the critical elements in making sure your installation goes well. From creating a bootable backup to doing either a fresh install or an in-situ upgrade.



Once installed, I take a look at some of the new features of macOS Sierra including the new integration with iCloud that allows you to store your Documents and Desktop in iCloud Drive, as well as some of the new features inlcuding Storage Management, Safari Picture in Picture, Application Tabs, Music & Messages.



I’ll cover Auto Lock, Universal Clipboard and Siri in next week’s episode.

iOS9 has really improved the ability for iOS Apps to interchange files and documents, but it’s still very confusing.



In this episode, I take a look at iCloud Drive on iOS and the Mac and try to explain how it all works. I also take a look at local storage options in various apps on iOS to explain just what is a “Document Provider”, as well at how the system wide Document Picker can be used in many different scenarios.

With the Apple ecosystem being tightly integrated across all platforms, one update has an impact on all the others. Last month Apple released updates to OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

In this episode, I take a look at most of the major changes and enhancements across the board.

The third and final update on the new features of El Capitan.

In this episode, I do a little catch up, take a look at the new Maps app, explore the changes in Disk Utility as well as a first look at the new Magic Touchpad 2 and the prevalence of Force Touch now available throughout El Capitan.

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OS X 10.11 - El Capitan - Part 2

Date: 9th October 2015

Duration: 27:50

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I covered some of the updates to Photos 1.1 last week, but this week I revisit it to take a peek at Live Photos and more importantly, Photo Extensions. Be sure to check out the time sensitive special offer below.

I also spend some time exploring the much improved and expanded Notes application.

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OS X 10.11 - El Capitan - Part 1

Date: 30th September 2015

Duration: 30:24

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El Capitan is just about to be released so it's time to explore all the new features.

In this first part of a multipart series, I take a look at some of the enhancements brought to some of the core applications in OS X El Capitan.

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iCloud Family Sharing on OS X

Date: 26th June 2015

Duration: 40:53

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iCloud Family Sharing is a great way to both reduce and manage the costs of buying Apps, Music, Videos and iBooks.

Up to six Family Members can pool their current purchases and share access with each other. With the iCloud Family Sharing "Organiser" in place, all purchases can be made with a single credit card, and if you have kids, you can authorise all requested purchase with "Ask To Buy".

With the soon to be launched MUSIC App, you’ll also be able to get a Family membership plan - six individual accounts for just $14.99.

You may have been putting it off, but now might be a good time to checkout iCloud Family Sharing.