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MoneyWell 2

Date: 15th June 2012

Duration: 29:43

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MoneyWell is a great way to manage, organise and reconcile your personal finances. Recently relaunched as MoneyWell 2, the app uses an ingenious method of budgeting using an envelope system, or in MoneyWell parlance "Buckets"

This week's tutorial is the first for a long time to be presented by a guest ScreenCaster - Todd Olthoff - who kindly helped by contributing one of his screencasts whilst I was poorly ill. Thanks Todd!

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Extending Battery Life

Date: 15th June 2012

Duration: 11:32

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This week's tutorial is aimed at helping you get the most out of your iOS battery whilst out and about.

It's usually not an issue for the iPad, but sometimes we need to stretch out our iPhone battery consumption to see us through a trip. In this tutorial, I show you some tried and tested (and some not so) techniques for conserving your precious battery power.

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Sparrow for Mac

Date: 8th June 2012

Duration: 32:19

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Looking for a lightweight, clean and fast replacement for the standard Apple Mail client? Sparrow may be just what you've been looking for!

Sparrow is the minimalistic email client optimised for Apple Mail and GMail. With support for IMAP and POP mail services, Sparrow combines power with simplicity. Check out this week's tutorial to learn how to make using email enjoyable again!

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Sparrow for iPhone

Date: 8th June 2012

Duration: 22:07

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Feeling a bit limited with the standard Apple mail client on your iPhone? Sparrow may be just what you need!

Sparrow is the minimalistic email client optimised for Apple Mail and GMail. With support for IMAP mail services, Sparrow combines power with simplicity. Check out this week's tutorial to learn how to make using email enjoyable again!

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Mac Montage #24

Date: 1st June 2012

Duration: 33:03

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Time for another Mac Montage, the show where I cover topics that don't warrant a show on their own!

This time round I cover several OSX "irritations" including the absence of "File Save As" in Lion, file locking and some useful terminal commands. I also update you on some extra widgets you can use in iBooks Author, along with the new "Send to Kindle" app and Jettison.

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Flipboard #2 - Advanced

Date: 1st June 2012

Duration: 22:51

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Finishing off from last week - one of the must have applications - Flipboard.

Touted as "Your Social News Magazine". Flipboard is a terrific way of gathering multiple sources of information together in a stylish, visually appealing way. With integration with most social networks and a plethora of quality news providers, Flipboard is highly customisable, and allows you to take control over what you read, watch or listen to.

The second in a two part series, this tutorial takes you through some of the more advanced aspects of Flipboard.

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MobileMe Gallery Migration - Part 2

Date: 25th May 2012

Duration: 39:11

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The final part of the MobileMe migration series, this week finishing off with some further alternatives to the MobileMe Gallery feature.

I take a look at Facebook and Flickr, as well as using a 3rd party uploader tool - Poster. Finishing off with a quick look at SmugMug.

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Flipboard #1 - The Basics

Date: 25th May 2012

Duration: 19:54

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One of the must have applications this week - Flipboard.

Touted as "Your Social News Magazine". Flipboard is a terrific way of gathering multiple sources of information together in a stylish, visually appealing way. With integration with most social networks and a plethora of quality news providers, Flipboard is highly customisable, and allows you to take control over what you read, watch or listen to.

The first in a two part series, this tutorial takes you through some of the basic principles of Flipboard.

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MobileMe Gallery Migration Part 1 - ZangZing

Date: 18th May 2012

Duration: 36:32

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This tutorial covers the final aspect of migrating away from MobileMe before it's closed down on June 30th, and that's MobileMe galleries.

MobileMe galleries are a great way of sharing your photos and videos, but alas, will be no more as of June 30th, 2012. The week's tutorial takes a look at the current MobileMe gallery functionality and suggests some possible alternatives.

In this first of a two part series, I take a look at ZangZing - Update: Unfortunately, since the show was recorded, ZangZing have announced that the service will be closed down as from 31st August 2012. A pity as it was a great service.

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Mr Reader

Date: 18th May 2012

Duration: 17:43

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Although we know know the iPad is a great tool for content creation, it's absolutely sublime for content consumption.

This week I take a look at my "goto" application for reading RSS feeds and that's Mr Reader.

Mr Reader is a fully featured RSS reader that full integrates with Google Reader to offer a great way to keep on top of your RSS feeds. As well as having lots of features to assist in reading, it also allows you to subscribe, manage and organise your RSS feeds, all from within Mr Reader itself.

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MacMontage 23 and Alfred 1.2

Date: 11th May 2012

Duration: 31:00

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Initially this started out as a standard macMontage show, but ended up covering a lot of the recent Alfred update.

The first part is a look at the new features introduced in Alfred 1.2, a fairly major update with some great integration with 1Password, and now support for large type.

I also include a peek behind the curtain to show you how I've configured my new Thunderbolt drive into multiple partitions, as well as the reasons why I did it, and how I manage them.

Finishing off with looking at running some AppleScripts in various ways to unmount partitions.

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Spotify for iPad

Date: 11th May 2012

Duration: 21:49

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As promised, this week I take you through one of the most anticipated apps, at least for existing Spotify users, and that's Spotify for iPad.

Spotify is a subscription based service that allows you to access millions and millions of music tracks,

With a Mac client and an iPhone client available, the iPad has been long neglected, but that has all changed with the introduction of the iPad app. Not only is it available, but it's stunning in it's design and execution.

This week's tutorial takes you through all the important features and demonstrates how to get up to speed with the app quickly.

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MobileMe Migration - iWeb Hosting

Date: 4th May 2012

Duration: 48:36

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The imminent closure of MobileMe is rapidly drawing nearer. Apple are due to turn off all MobileMe related services on June 30th 2012.

This week, I take you through what is needed to migrate your iWeb websites, currently hosted on MobileMe, to an external web hosting service.

It's easier than you think, especially as I show you the process step by step.

There are even some discount codes to make it less painfull.

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Tweetbot - Twitter Client

Date: 4th May 2012

Duration: 25:12

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Twitter is maturing into an indispensable messaging platform for many millions of people. The importance of Twitter has been recognised by Apple by its deep integration with iOS5.

Unfortunately, the official Twitter client leaves a lot to be desired, and the quest for the ultimate Twitter client continues unabated.

This week, I take a look at what may take the title of the ultimate Twitter client, and that's Tweetbot.

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SkyDrive & ScreenFlow - Part 4

Date: 27th April 2012

Duration: 36:18

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Two parts to this week's tutorial - an update to Microsoft's SkyDrive service and the final instalment of ScreenFlow.

Microsoft SkyDrive - You need to act quickly to claim your 25GB of free storage if you have an existing account plus I show you the new Mac client.

ScreenFlow (Final Part) - Part 4 of one of the most requested subjects this week - ScreenFlow by Telestream.

ScreenFlow is the premier video screencasting tool, the main application I use to record, edit and encode the weekly ScreenCastOnline shows.

This is the fourth and final episode in a series of Screenflow tutorials that will enable you to become a screencast expert.

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GoodReader - Part 2

Date: 27th April 2012

Duration: 25:18

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Continuing on from last week, I continue looking at using GoodReader.

Initially designed as a File Viewer and PDF annotation tool, GoodReader has matured into the "Swiss Army Knife" of file transfer applications.

In this second part, I take you through some of the more advanced file transfer capabilities of this amazing application.

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MMontage & ScreenFlow - Part 3

Date: 20th April 2012

Duration: 33:49

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Two parts to this week's tutorial - a Mini Mac Montage & ScreenFlow Part 3.

The first part of the tutorial covers:

OSX Dock Configuration - Some hints and tips on configuring "Hiding" on the OSX Dock, including changing or removing the animation.

1Password Keyboard Shortcuts - How to boost your productivity with 1Password including a great tip for accessing your 1Password shortcuts using keyboard shortcut in Safari.

The second part of the tutorial covers: ScreenFlow - Part 3 - This is the third in a series of Screenflow tutorials that will enable you to become a screencast expert.

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GoodReader for the iPad

Date: 20th April 2012

Duration: 22:47

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Do you wish file transfer on the iPad and iPhone was just a little bit easier?

This week I take a look at an application that may ease some of your frustrations - GoodReader.

Initially designed as a File Viewer and PDF annotation tool, GoodReader has matured into the "Swiss Army Knife" of file transfer applications.

In the first of a two part series, I take you the capabilities of GoodReader and look at some basic file transfer methods - there are many to choose from!

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FlashBack & ScreenFlow - Part 2

Date: 13th April 2012

Duration: 38:02

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Two parts to this week's tutorial - FlashBack & ScreenFlow Part 2

FlashBack Malware - Due to the recent controversy surrounding the discovery of this "drive-by-download" malware on Macs, I take a brief look at the problem and how you can protect yourself now, and in the future.

ScreenFlow Part 2 - Part 2 of one of the most requested subjects this week - ScreenFlow by Telestream.

ScreenFlow is the premier video screencasting tool, the main application I use to record, edit and encode the weekly ScreenCastOnline shows.

Recently I moved from a workflow including various video editing and recording applications to using ScreenFlow on its own. It's matured into a highly capable and feature rich package, enabling anyone to create their own screencasts to share with friends, family and colleagues. Use it for personal or business use, you'll be amazed at just how useful it can become.

This is the second in a series of Screenflow tutorials that will enable you to become a screencast expert.

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Drafts & Terminology

Date: 13th April 2012

Duration: 18:32

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Two applications in this week's tutorial, both from the same vendor.

The main focus of the tutorial is Drafts, a new application intended to remove the friction of entering short text notes on your iOS device.

Just fire up the app and you'll be presented with a new note - no creating or naming required. Once you've entered the text, you can send it to all sorts of places - Twitter, email, clipboard, etc.

Add in Markdown and TextExpander touch support, and it's earned a place in my doc.

I also take a look at Terminology, a great Dictionary/Thesaurus application with native integration with Drafts and other applications.