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Status Board v2 - Part 2

Date: 21st August 2015

Duration: 17:27

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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

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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

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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.

iBank 5 for iOS

Date: 10th July 2015

Duration: 21:42

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iBank 5 is a personal finance app from IGG Software.  Update and maintain all your accounts, investments and manage your budgets on your iPhone or iPad.

Backing Up Photos

Date: 5th June 2015

Duration: 28:23

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It’s great having your Photos stored in the cloud, but you still need a backup!

If you rely on just a single cloud service to keep copies of your photos, it’s not a complete solution. Without a secondary backup, either locally or on another cloud service, you may find deleted photos are permanently gone. 

In this episode I look at some solutions for implementing secondary local and remote backups for your precious photos.

Command-C & PDF Toolkit +

Date: 29th May 2015

Duration: 29:11

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Allison Sheridan takes us through two of her favourite utilities - Command-C and PDF Tookit+

Command-C is a great utility that allows you to transfer the contents of your clipboard between your Mac and iOS devices both ways.

PDF ToolKit + allows you to manipulate PDFs easily and quickly - remove pages, extract images and compress your PDFs to allow for smaller file sizes. 

Paper by 53 - Update

Date: 22nd May 2015

Duration: 17:38

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Paper is a fantastic drawing application for the iPad that allows anyone to create beautiful, stylistic images for presentations and illustrations.

I've covered Paper by 53 before, but the application has been steadily improved and enhanced over time. The current release now includes Smart Shapes, making it even easier to draw business diagrams and much more - no artistic skills required!

Adobe Slate - Part 2

Date: 17th April 2015

Duration: 12:50

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Adobe Slate is a great way to create stunning stories using words and images, directly from your iPad.

In this second of a two part series, I take a look at using themes and publishing your “slates to various services.

Adobe Slate - Part 1

Date: 10th April 2015

Duration: 16:39

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Adobe Slate is a great way to create stunning stories using words and images, directly from your iPad.

Think of it as your own personal designer, guiding you to create beautiful and responsive articles for sharing on any device or on the web.

BitTorrent Sync for OS X

Date: 3rd April 2015

Duration: 30:48

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So many iCloud sync services to choose from - iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive and many, many more.

All these services rely on a central server infrastructure and all require you to pay for extra storage or bandwidth.

What if you could remove the need for centralised servers, sync unlimited files across multiple platforms securely and best of all, have all this at no cost?

Well you can with BitTorrent Sync!

BitTorrent Sync for iOS

Date: 3rd April 2015

Duration: 13:51

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So many iCloud sync services to choose from - iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive and many, many more.

All these services rely on a central server infrastructure and all require you to pay for extra storage or bandwidth.

What if you could remove the need for centralised servers, sync unlimited files across multiple platforms securely and best of all, have all this at no cost?

Well you can with BitTorrent Sync!

HoudahSpot 4

Date: 20th March 2015

Duration: 31:57

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Spotlight is great, but it could be better!

Enter HoudahSpot 4 - the ultimate search utility for the Mac.

Now re-written from the ground up, HoudahSpot is even faster and more fully featured than previous versions.

Audio Hijack 3

Date: 6th March 2015

Duration: 30:08

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Take a great application and make it even better! That's what Rogue Amoeba have done with their flagship Audio application - Audio Hijack 3.

Now renamed as simply Audio Hijack, the "Pro" label has been dropped as the application should really be considered as an all purpose tool, rather than a Pro tool. Further to this, they've simplified the user interface and included a number of presets for different project types to get you up and running quickly.

1Password for iOS - Update

Date: 6th March 2015

Duration: 16:47

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Time for another update show and it's 1Password for iOS.

I did cover the 1Password iOS 8 extension when it first appeared, but it may not have received the prominence it deserved in the flurry of activity immediately following the launch of iOS 8.

As it's such an important application, and it's recently been updated, I thought it would be useful to do a refresher and bring things up to date.

Chrome Remote Desktop & 4K Downloader

Date: 6th February 2015

Duration: 25:37

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Two applications to cover this week.

Chrome Remote Desktop - A free cross platform way to access Macs via your Chrome browser - either locally or remotely.

4K Downloader - A simple way to download 4K (or any other resolution) from YouTube or Vimeo.

Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Date: 6th February 2015

Duration: 14:58

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We've covered apps and services that allow you to conect to and control your Mac from your iOS device before. This one is a bit different as it's from Google - Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS.

Simply install the client on your Mac using the Chrome Browser and you'll be able to magically access your Mac from your iPad or iPhone. Even better, it's free!

App Updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote

Date: 30th January 2015

Duration: 31:34

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Three of our favourite apps have had recent updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote

This week's show brings you up to speed on updates to these three excellent applications.

Twitter for iOS

Date: 30th January 2015

Duration: 17:57

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Twitter... you either love it or hate it! I'm strictly in the "love it" camp, but have been disappointed by the lack of updates to my favourite Twitter app - Tweetbot for iPad.

So recently, I decided to switch over to the official Twitter client on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. I'm delighted to say that it worked out just fine, once I'd made some adjustments to my muscle memory.

In case you feel like a change, here's an overview of some of the new features in the Twitter for iOS app.

ClamXav AntiVirus

Date: 23rd January 2015

Duration: 24:25

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Something often asked is "Should I run an AntiVirus app on my Mac?"

There is still no definitive answer, but this week's show covers an easy to install and minimal impact anti virus application - ClamXav.

ScreenFlow v5 - Part 5

Date: 16th January 2015

Duration: 29:23

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Following on from the previous ScreenFlow episode, this week it's the final Screenflow v5 tutorial - phew!

Finishing off with a look at adding and manipulating text and graphics in your project, as well as some more advanced features such as adding closed captions or subtitles. I also take a look at the various exporting and publishing your project once completed.