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Pixelmator 2.1

Date: 24th August 2012

Duration: 28:56

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It’s been a while since I covered Pixelmator, but now with version 2.1 Cherry, Pixelmator has matured into a powerful, low cost alternative to Photoshop.

Fully enhanced for the new Retina display and full support for Mountain Lion and iCloud are just two of the stunning new features available in this new version.

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Numbers for iOS - Part 2

Date: 24th August 2012

Duration: 17:37

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Following on from the last episode, I continue examining the three iWork applications available on iOS, this time completing my look at Numbers - the spreadheet application.

You might think that a spreadsheet might not lend itself to working using a touch interface easily. However, once you’ve mastered some simple techniques, it’s a breeze. It’s even possible to create some specially optimised touch controls to enter data, all with just a few taps.

This second part of a two part series takes you through some of the more useful aspects of using Numbers on iOS.

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Introduction to Mountain Lion - Pt 3

Date: 17th August 2012

Duration: 35:11

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Part 3 in the “Introduction to Mountain Lion†series and I explore further some of the new features and tweaks introduced with Mountain Lion.

This episode looks at some of the new and improved applications included with Mountain Lion.

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Numbers for iOS

Date: 17th August 2012

Duration: 17:41

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This show covers the old version of of the application - an updated version of the tutorial is being planned!

This episode continues our look at the three iWork applications available on iOS, this time taking a look at Numbers - the spreadheet application.

You might think that a spreadsheet might not lend itself to working using a touch interface easily. However, once you’ve mastered some simple techniques, it’s a breeze. It’s even possible to create some specially optimised touch controls to enter data, all with just a few taps.

This first part of a two part series takes you through some of the basic principles of Numbers for iOS

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Introduction to Mountain Lion - Pt 2

Date: 10th August 2012

Duration: 36:44

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Continuing on from last week, I explore further some of the new features and tweaks introduced with Mountain Lion.

Included in this episode is a welcome return to an feature removed by Apple in Lion, but quietly re-introduced in Mountain Lion, to much jubilation!

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Keynote for iOS - Part 2

Date: 10th August 2012

Duration: 20:37

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With the release of full iCloud support in Mountain Lion, we can now start using “Documents In The Cloud†as it was intended. As well as the new OS, Apple simultaneously released new Mac and iOS versions of their iWork applications - Keynote, Pages and Numbers.

Whilst not containing any new functionality, the new versions of the Apps allow for the seamless transfer of documents and files between iWork apps on OSX and iWork apps on iOS.

So this tutorial is the second to explore the hidden depths of iWork on iOS - finishing off the introductory look at KeyNote for iOS. Many people, myself included, have not adopted the iOS iWork apps due to the difficulties of file transfer. Now that has been resolved, iWorks on iOS becomes a credible tool, and you may be surprised at just how capable they are.

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Super Secret Project

Date: 3rd August 2012

Duration: 10:51

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In this special episode, I spill the beans on my super secret project.

Yet another way to access ScreenCastsOnline tutorials and a little bit more!

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Super Secret Project

Date: 3rd August 2012

Duration: 10:51

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In this special episode, I spill the beans on my super secret project.

Yet another way to access ScreenCastsOnline tutorials and a little bit more!

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Introduction to Mountain Lion - Pt 1

Date: 2nd August 2012

Duration: 39:03

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And so it begins!

Mountain Lion or OSX 10.8 is now with us, and with over 200 new and improved features, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

So this week’s tutorial starts the journey of getting familiar with Mountain Lion and exploring some of it’s new features.

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Keynote for iOS

Date: 2nd August 2012

Duration: 20:03

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This show covers the old version of of the application - an updated version of the tutorial is being planned!

With the release of full iCloud support in Mountain Lion, we can now start using “Documents In The Cloud†as it was intended. As well as the new OS, Apple simultaneously released new Mac and iOS versions of their iWork applications - Keynote, Pages and Numbers.

Whilst not containing any new functionality, the new versions of the Apps allow for the seamless transfer of documents and files between iWork apps on OSX and iWork apps on iOS.

So this tutorial is the first to explore the hidden depths of iWork on iOS - starting with an introductory look at KeyNote for iOS. Many people, myself included, have not adopted the iOS iWork apps due to the difficulties of file transfer. Now that has been resolved, iWorks on iOS becomes a credible tool, and you may be surprised at just how capable they are.

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Installing Mountain Lion

Date: 25th July 2012

Duration: 27:21

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It's here.... almost!

Apple will be releasing OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion in a few short hours - the latest and greatest version of OSX for the Mac.

In this tutorial, I take you through the basics of installing Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store.

In addition, I also take a look at how you might want to undertake a clean install as well as creating a bootable USB installer drive.

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Paper for iPad

Date: 25th July 2012

Duration: 13:41

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Paper is a beautiful sketching app for the iPad.

Designed for simplicity, Paper allows you to sketch out ideas, thoughts, doodles or pretty much anything you might want to create in an actual paper notebook. The free version comes with a pen tool, but additional tools are available for purchase.

With support for output to PDF or Camera Roll, you can even create a freehand presentation in Paper, or even draw directly to a TV or Projector for live presentations.

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Chrome for iOS

Date: 20th July 2012

Duration: 14:03

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Chrome for iOS is Google's new browser for the iPad and iPhone.

In this tutorial, I take you through some of the unique features of this cross platform browser, exploring the gesture based interface, the voice search, accessing tabs from other devices and much more.

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ScreenCastsOnline Update

Date: 13th July 2012

Duration: 29:57

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Following on from episode 327 (over six months ago), things have changed significantly behind the scenes at ScreenCastsOnline.

By popular demand, this episode brings you up to speed with how I've gone from an intensely manual production process, stretching to produce a single show each week, to an efficient, streamlined and automated workflow allowing me to produce two shows each week.

As part of the review, I also take a quick look at my recently acquired MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt Cinema displays.

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Mac Montage 25

Date: 6th July 2012

Duration: 40:17

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Time for a Mac Montage show this week.

How to add a signature to your emails - One of the most requested topics! I've previously looked at using TextExpander but Mail within Lion allows you to do it all.

Markdown Services for OSX - Use Markdown? You need these essential services.

Podcasts App for iOS - Most Mac users also listen or watch podcasts on their iOS devices. This section takes you through the basics.

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Podcasts App

Date: 6th July 2012

Duration: 19:04

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Apple have supported Podcasts since the early days, but they have been hidden away in the Music App and Video App in iOS.

No longer, however, as Apple have now launched a brand new Podcasts app.

This tutorial takes you through the basics of the new application, from the initial setup to playing podcasts as well as how to discover and subscribe to new podcasts from the app itself.

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Getting Ready For Mountain Lion

Date: 29th June 2012

Duration: 31:49

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Mountain Lion is with us in July, so now it the time to start getting ready for Mountain Lion.

This week's tutorial discusses some of the hardware and software compatibility issues with Mountain Lion, and takes you through some basic housekeeping to get your current Mac in to tip top shape for the upgrade.

Need to buy a new Mac? You'll also find information on how to prepare your existing Mac for sale.

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iMovie on iOS - Part 2

Date: 29th June 2012

Duration: 19:25

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The second and final part of iMovie on iOS.

In this tutorial I explore the use of Titles and Themes, to give your movies a professional polish.

In addition, I take a look at the amazing Trailers feature, now available in iMovie for iOS - create stunning mini movies with full orchestral background, studio logo and credits screen.

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Aperture 3.3, TextExpander 4 & Moom 3

Date: 22nd June 2012

Duration: 31:47

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A new type of tutorial this week - an App Update show.

Invariably, the applications I cover on ScreenCastsOnline get updated over time. New features and new capabilities are regularly introduced by developers.

So this week's tutorial brings you up to speed on updates to three great applications - Aperture, TextExpander & Moom

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iMovie on iOS - Part 1

Date: 22nd June 2012

Duration: 16:01

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With the inclusion of HD video on both the iPad and iPhone, it's now possible to take amazing video on these devices. The new iPad is now capable of 1080p HD video capture, and in the right conditions, can produce stunning results.

iMovie allows you to edit video natively on the iPad or iPhone and export or upload to many different services. This first part of a two part series, takes you through some of the basic functions of iMovie to get you started.