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Have you ever wanted to create your own website but the thought of learning HTML and CSS scared you away? Thankfully, you don't have to know how to write HTML or any other web language to use RapidWeaver 8!

RapidWeaver is an all-in-one website design and publishing application that has everything you need to create and publish a website. It has a simple to understand interface that allows you to customize your website in a "what you see is what you get" way - while the coding happens behind the scenes. We have covered RapidWeaver in the past but with the new RapidWeaver 8 combined with our new Foundations series, we thought it was worth covering this great application from start to finish.

Airport Networking

Date: 19th August 2016

Duration: 37:20

Show ref: SCOM0571

Setting up a WiFi network and connecting it to the Internet is something we do very infrequently. In this episode, I take a high level look at setting up an Airport Extreme to create a brand new Wifi Network, as well as extending it wirelessly with an Airport Express.

I also take a look at my current network configuration and using an Airport Express to create some remote Airport Speakers, and configuring a standard USB printer to share via an Airport Express.

FotoMagico & Scanner Pro 7

Date: 12th August 2016

Duration: 54:33

Show ref: SCOM0570

Two great apps this week - FotoMagico to take your slide shows to the next level, and Scanner Pro 7, the portable scanner in your pocket.

You may thing you’ve got slide shows covered with Apple Photos, but you really haven’t when you take a look at the functionality built into FotoMagico!

We had a brief look at Scanner Pro 7 in a previous show, but I was very impressed with its capabilities and wanted to drill down a bit more. 



Time for an update show on two of my favourite apps - ScreenFlow and LiquidText.

TextExpander 6 & Alternatives

Date: 13th May 2016

Duration: 39:26

Show ref: SCOM0557

Text expansion is one of the best ways to increase your productivity. Just type abbreviated keywords and have them expand into words, sentences, paragraphs or whole pages of text. Expand into images or formatted text, or use fill in snippets to prompt you to complete boilerplate text. These are just some of the options available using TextExpander and other text expansion utilities.



In this episode, we take a look at the newly released TextExpander 6 as well as some other alternative apps.


In this episode I cover the basics of Copy and Paste.

Starting with the basic built in keyboard commands, to an easy way to copy and paste using the Mouse or Trackpad with PopClip, finishing off with a look at one of the best clipboard managers I’ve seen for a long time - Copied.


1Password for Families & Teams

Date: 18th March 2016

Duration: 47:09

Show ref: SCOM0549

Introducing 1Password for Families & Teams.

You may already be familiar with the 1Password app for the Mac and iOS and know that 1Password is a fantastic way of securing all your passwords, credit card information, account details and much much more. 



With the standard 1Password app, it is possible to share your secure data with family members and colleagues, but you need to sync your data using third party services. It works, but it's not so easy to setup and maintain.

Enter 1Password for Families and 1Password for Teams - These new subscription services make it so much easier to share your secure information with trusted family members and colleagues. There's no need for third party syncing services, it's easy to setup plus you get control over who accesses what, as well as the ability to recover lost or forgotten passwords for members of your family or teams. Even better, there's full integration with your familiar 1Password applications, in fact, everyone gets the full versions of the apps on all platforms as part of your 1Password for Families or 1Password for Teams subscription.

Airtable is an amazing cloud based database app that runs in your browser as well as natively on your iPhone and iPad (with an Android app on the way). Being cloud based, it’s truly cross platform and updates are synchronised almost instantaneously across all platforms and devices.

Best of all, there is a generous free version, it’s really easy to use and it’s extremely powerful!

It takes a lot to impress me, but I’ve been blown away by Airtable! 



Airtable is an amazing cloud based database app that runs in your browser, and has native iPhone, iPad Apps (with Android apps on the way). Being cloud based, it’s truly cross platform and synchronises across all your devices almost instantaneously.

There is a fully featured free version, it’s really easy to use and it’s extremely powerful!

Default Folder X 5

Date: 19th February 2016

Duration: 32:46

Show ref: SCOM0545

Default Folder X has been completely re-written for El Capitan.

One of the truly indispensable utilities, Default Folder X adds several layers of functionality to the Finder, as well as the standard Open and Save Dialogue boxes.

Interact - iOS Contact Management

Date: 19th February 2016

Duration: 16:26

Show ref: SCOI0249

One of the failings of the standard iOS Contacts app is the lack of control over groups. In fact, you can’t organise or add to existing groups from the Contacts app at all!

Interact gives you that feature, and much more.

Using the same contacts information as managed by iOS and synced via iCloud, Interact allows you to create, update and delete groups of contacts, all from your iPhone or iPad.

In addition, Interact allows you to send messages or emails with attachments to multiple members within groups and, using iOS Share extensions, from virtually any app.

1Password v6 - Advanced

Date: 5th February 2016

Duration: 49:03

Show ref: SCOM0543

Management of your passwords and your digital identity has never been more important. Following on from the last episode, I take a look at some of the more advanced features of 1Password v6.


1Password 6 - Basics

Date: 29th January 2016

Duration: 45:41

Show ref: SCOM0542

Management of your passwords and your digital identity has never been more important. In this episode, I revisit a truly indispensable application - 1Password 6.

Duet Display, AstroPad & Bookpedia

Date: 22nd January 2016

Duration: 49:58

Show ref: SCOM0541

This episode demonstrates two great ways to use your iOS devices with your Mac - using your iPad as a secondary monitor to gain some valuable screen real estate, or as a digital trackpad or drawing device to control your Mac and draw directly onto the Mac screen.

Allison also takes a looks at Bookpedia for Mac and Pocketpedia on iOS to catalogue and manage your physical and digital book collection.

Voila & Vidyo - Screen & Video Capture

Date: 16th January 2016

Duration: 44:41

Show ref: SCOM0540

There’s a general theme in this week’s episode - Screen and Video Capture on the Mac and iOS.

I cover Voilà for the Mac - a fully featured screen and video capture app and Vidyo, a controversial app that was only on the App Store for 24 hrs.

Please note - Voilà has been superseded by Capto from the same vendor

CleanMyMac 3, Colorfy, Pigment & Touchpress

Date: 9th January 2016

Duration: 42:12

Show ref: SCOM0539

Last week we had a single topic that covered all platforms. This week, it's a combined Mac, iOS and Apple TV episode. With the new single episode each week, we can now be flexible to accommodate either single cross platform topics or break the show into multiple, unrelated segments - just like this week.

In this week's episode I show you how to optimise your Mac, de-stress by colouring in on your iPad (!) and appreciate classical music on your Apple TV.

PowerPhotos

Date: 21st August 2015

Duration: 21:06

Show ref: SCOM0517

Still finding some limitations in the Apple Photo UI? Want to split your photos into multiple libraries, yet still search across them all? Want easier access to the rich metadata? Want to search for and identify duplicates in your Photo libraries?

You might want to check out PowerPhotos!

Status Board v2 - Part 2

Date: 21st August 2015

Duration: 17:27

Show ref: SCOI0231

Part two of our coverage of Status Board v2

With Status Board you can turn your iPad or HDTV into a rich status screen with multiple status boards which can transition automatically. Publish your boards and allow others to subscribe to them - they'll receive updates to your status boards as you change them. With Status Board v2, there are lots of new panel types now available.

In this show, I take a look at some of the extra panel types available as in-app purchases.

Status Board v2 - Part 1

Date: 7th August 2015

Duration: 15:31

Show ref: SCOI0229

Status Board v2 has just been released, and is a significant upgrade of an already stellar iPad app, allowing you to turn your iPad or HDTV into a rich status screen.

With the new version, Panic have added a slew of new features.

Now you can create multiple status boards which can transition automatically. You can publish your boards to allow others to subscribe and have them receive updates when you make them. There are also some brand new panel types now available.

iBank 5 - Personal Finance Manager

Date: 10th July 2015

Duration: 39:33

Show ref: SCOM0511

iBank 5 is a personal finance app from IGG Software. 

Update and maintain all your accounts, investments and manage your budgets on your Mac, iPhone or iPad.