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MM28 - FontBook, Font Panel & Placeit

Date: 20th April 2013

Duration: 28:53

Show ref: SCOM0396

A Mac montage show this week, but with a bit of a theme.

And the theme is Fonts on OSX.

In this multipart show I explore the hidden virtues of FontBook, an application included with OSX to manage, organise and repair your fonts. I also take a look at the standard Font Panel accessible by many OSX apps to format and tweak your text. One further related section is a new Alfred workflow I found that allows you to easily search for and select "special" characters from Alfred itself.

Finishing off with a very cool, free web service that allows you to create hi res photos of your Mac or iOS screenshots, superimposed on actual photos of Apple gear - very smart!

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Status Board - Charts, Tables & More!

Date: 20th April 2013

Duration: 18:52

Show ref: SCOI0107

Status Board is a beautiful notification panel for your iPad. Gather together multiple information sources and turn your iPad into a live status panel with weather, time, email, twitter, RSS feeds, graphs, tables and more.

All gorgeously rendered on your iPad Retina display.

This second and final part looks at how you can create charts and tables using your own data, as well as integrating Status Board with 3rd party services.

Purchase the optional TV Out module to view the screen on a full HDTV and use it as a status board for groups or teams.

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Alfred v2 Masterclass - Part 3

Date: 13th April 2013

Duration: 40:20

Show ref: SCOM0395

The third and final (for now) part of the Alfred v2 Masterclass!

Alfred v2 has been re-written from the ground up to be faster, more efficient and easier to use.

This week, I finally take a look at the brand new workflows feature of Alfred v2, accessible via the optional Powerpack.

I think you'll be impressed!

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Status Board - First Look

Date: 13th April 2013

Duration: 16:03

Show ref: SCOI0106

Released just a few short days ago, Status Board is a beautiful notification panel for your iPad. Gather together multiple information sources and turn your iPad into a live status panel with weather, time, email, twitter, RSS feeds, graphs, tables and more.

All gorgeously rendered on your iPad Retina display.

Purchase the optional TV Out module to view the screen on a full HDTV and use it as a status board for groups or teams.

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Alfred v2 Masterclass - Part 2

Date: 6th April 2013

Duration: 28:02

Show ref: SCOM0394

Continuing on from last week, it's part 2 of an Alfred v2 Masterclass!

Alfred v2 has been re-written from the ground up to be faster, more efficient and easier to use.

According to the Alfred blog, less than 15% of Alfred v1′s code was reused and every feature has been carefully improved. In addition, they've added in some neat new features, including WorkFlow, a highly customisable replacement for Extensions and Hot Keys.

This week, I take a look at some of the changes to the built in features of Alfred v2 with the optional Powerpack.

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Podcast for iOS v1.2

Date: 6th April 2013

Duration: 18:08

Show ref: SCOI0105

Apple have finally released the version of the Podcasts app they should have released in the first place!

A hugely improved version of the Podcast app is now available and it’s actually usable.

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Alfred v2 Masterclass - Part 1

Date: 30th March 2013

Duration: 31:51

Show ref: SCOM0393

Alfred v2 has just been released, and this week, it's part 1 of an Alfred v2 Masterclass!

Alfred v2 has been re-written from the ground up to be faster, more efficient and easier to use.

According to the Alfred blog, less than 15% of Alfred v1′s code was reused and every feature has been carefully improved. In addition, they've added in some neat new features, including WorkFlow, a highly customisable replacement for Extensions and Hot Keys.

This week, I start from scratch and take you through some of the basics of Alfred, cover some of the changes, and demonstrate how to customise Alfred's default behaviour.

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Flipboard v2 Update

Date: 30th March 2013

Duration: 19:13

Show ref: SCOI0104

A major update to Flipboard released this week - the ability to create and share your own digital magazines via Flipboard v2.

Flipboard has always been a great way to gather information from many different sources and read in a beautiful digital format. Now you can become a curator of information and assemble it into your own magazine. Not just from within Flipboard, but also from anywhere on the web with the new Flipboard bookmarklet.

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PDFpen & PDFpenPro v6

Date: 22nd March 2013

Duration: 28:07

Show ref: SCOM0392

PDFpen & PDFpenPro V6 have just been released.

PDFpen is a great PDF editor from Smile Software that allows you to edit, sign and correct PDFs. Although I've covered PDFpen before, the new version has some great new features including newly designed toolbars, support for Retina displays, new sidebar options and a spectacular "Export to Word" feature.

The Pro version builds on it's current advanced feature set with the addition of document permission settings and a great new automatic form layout feature.

This tutorial gives you a refresher on PDFpen and introduces you to all the new features.

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CloudClipboard

Date: 22nd March 2013

Duration: 19:31

Show ref: SCOI0103

Do you sometimes wish you could just send a recently clipped piece of text, image or web link across from your iPad to your iPhone? Or working on your Mac, just want to send some text to copy to your iPhone?

Well you can, and you can do it seamlessly and automatically using iCloud and CloudClipboard.

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Type2Phone, Logitech Easy-Switch Keyboard & Piezo

Date: 16th March 2013

Duration: 33:11

Show ref: SCOM0391

A show of two parts this week (well three really!)

First I take a look at a great application for sharing your Mac keyboard with your iOS devices over Bluetooth - Type2Phone. Seamlessly switch between your Mac, iPad, iPhone, even your Apple TV.

Secondly, I take a look at similar solution using a dedicated Logitech keyboard, although limited to just three Bluetooth devices.

Finally, I explore some of the features in Piezo, a simple audio recorder from Rogue Amoeba.

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Virtual & Physical Keyboards for iOS

Date: 16th March 2013

Duration: 15:25

Show ref: SCOI0102

One of the main features of the iPad and iPhone is the virtual onscreen keyboard.

Whilst this is great for most tasks, it may well be that a real physical keyboard may be beneficial for prolonged working on the iPad or iPhone. In this show I'm going to take a look at some alternatives to the virtual keyboard.

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OSX Server - Pt 5 - Web Services & Wiki

Date: 23rd February 2013

Duration: 33:26

Show ref: SCOM0388

Did you know, Mountain Lion Server can be used to host web sites and run your own Wiki!

In this week's show, Todd Olthoff continues his exploration of some of the typical features uses that home users and small businesses might benefit from, this time looking at hosting your own website and sharing information via a Wiki.

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Instashare - Easy File Transfer

Date: 23rd February 2013

Duration: 13:19

Show ref: SCOI0099

AirDrop on Mountain Lion is great, but it would be even better if it supported iOS devices. Step forward Instashare!

Instashare is a great new app for transferring files using your local Wifi network or Bluetooth. It allows you to transfer files to your Mac or iOS device seamlessly and has support for all file types.

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BusyCal 2 - An alternative to OSX Calendar

Date: 16th February 2013

Duration: 32:18

Show ref: SCOM0387

This week, it's time to revisit the de facto alternative to the standard OSX Calendar application - BusyCal.

BusyCal is a fully featured calendaring and to-do list application that syncs your iCloud calendars, your Google calendars and most other CalDAV based services. It also integrates with your iCloud reminders, allowing you to view your reminders and events from a single application. As it uses iCloud data, events and to-dos created or updated in BusyCal are seamlessly synced across all your Mac and iOS devices.

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MM27 - PopClip, SD Cards, Terminal

Date: 9th February 2013

Duration: 33:34

Show ref: SCOM0386

Time for another Mac Montage show this week, featuring a number of hints and tips.

This week I look at:

Popclip - Revisiting some updates and exploring how I use my favourite extensions

Nifty minidrive - A clever adaptor for utilising extra storage with an SD card

Fixing Slow Wake - A solution to laptops suffering from slow wake up times

Terminal - How to customise your Terminal session plus some basic navigation commands

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1Password & URL Schemes

Date: 9th February 2013

Duration: 16:04

Show ref: SCOI0097

Although I recently covered 1Password for iOS, the app has had a significant update within a few weeks of its release. With support for custom URL schemes, you can now access your 1Password browser and information, directly from Mobile Safari and other third party applications.

In this episode, I explain custom URLs and how they increase the usefulness of 1Password.

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Taking Airplay To The Next Level

Date: 2nd February 2013

Duration: 42:49

Show ref: SCOM0385

AirPlay is the technology built into iOS and OSX to enable the transmission of digital content between devices.

From its humble beginnings as AirTunes, sending audio to Airport Express devices, it's been expanded to include video as well as audio, and is now available across every Apple device.

This week's show takes you from the genesis of AirPlay to it's current. wide ranging capabilities and beyond.

Note - This week's show is duplicated on the iOS feed also

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Taking Airplay To The Next Level

Date: 2nd February 2013

Duration: 42:49

Show ref: SCOI0096

AirPlay is the technology built into iOS and OSX to enable the transmission of digital content between devices.

From it's humble beginnings as AirTunes, sending audio to Airport Express devices, it's been expanded to include video as well as audio, and is now available across every Apple device.

This week's show takes you from the genesis of AirPlay to it's current. wide ranging capabilities and beyond.

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Mountain Lion Server - Part 4

Date: 25th January 2013

Duration: 34:43

Show ref: SCOM0384

Did you know, Mountain Lion Server can be used to manage your Macs and iOS devices?

In this week's show, Todd Olthoff continues his exploration of some of the typical features uses that home users might benefit from, this time looking at setting up profiles for your Macs, iPhones and iPads.