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1Password for Families & Teams

Date: 18th March 2016

Duration: 47:09

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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.

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!

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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.

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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.