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  • SCOI0188

    iOS 8 - #7 - iCloud Photo Library (Beta)

    iOS 8.1 is out and with it some new functionality, as well as public access to the iCloud Photo Library (Beta).

    As I only covered Photos on iOS last week, and the iCloud Photo Library is causing a lot of confusion, I thought it best to put it through its paces today and explain some of the functionality.

    Date: 24th October 2014 Duration: 16:42
  • iOS 8 - #7 - iCloud Photo Library (Beta) Description

    iOS 8.1 was released last week with a number of updates including Apple Pay, changes to the Messaging System, the re-introduction of the Camera Roll and opening up the iCloud Photo Library (Beta) to the public, as well as a number of bug fixes and improvements to iOS8 in general.

    As we covered Photos last week, I wanted to finish off by covering iCloud Photo Library and explain the significance of this new iCloud service. The show takes you through setting up the new service, uploading your photos and a review of the syncing mechanism. I also cover the changes to way photos are edited, as well as a brief look at accessing iCloud Photo Library via iCloud.com.

    As always with beta software or services, your mileage may vary but I've been very impressed with it up to now. But make sure you take suitable precautions before relying on iCloud Photo Library to take care of all your photos.

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Camera Roll
    • iCloud Photo Library Setup
    • iPhone Setup
    • Browsing
    • Editing
    • iCloud Photo Library - Web Version
  • SCOI0187

    iOS 8 - #6 - Camera and Photos App

    Continuing on from last week as promised - A look at the new Camera app as well as the new editing controls in the new Photos App.

    The Camera App has been updated with some new features (depending on your iOS device) but the main changes are in the Photos App. iPhoto for iOS is no more and photo editing has been enhanced in the Photos App. You can switch between "easy" editing or open up controls for fine grained adjustments for light, colour or B/W.

    The new Photo Extensions in iOS 8 also allow you to utilise the photo editing capabilities of other installed photo editors, right from within the Photos App. I demonstrate by using Camera+ on the iPhone.

    Date: 17th October 2014 Duration: 16:02
  • iOS 8 - #6 - Camera and Photos App Description

    Continuing on from last week as promised - A look at the new Camera app as well as the new editing controls in the new Photos App.

    The Camera App has been updated with some new features (depending on your iOS device) but the main changes are in the Photos App. iPhoto for iOS is no more and photo editing has been enhanced in the Photos App. You can switch between "easy" editing or open up controls for fine grained adjustments for light, colour or B/W.

    The new Photo Extensions in iOS 8 also allow you to utilise the photo editing capabilities of other installed photo editors, right from within the Photos App. I demonstrate by using Camera+ on the iPhone.

    Link to Camera+

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Camera App
    • Camera Controls
    • Video Modes
    • Panoramas
    • Editing in Photos App
    • Photo Extensions
  • SCOI0186

    iOS 8 - #5 - Photo Management

    Photo management has changed in iOS8 with some radical changes. Camera Roll has gone (for now) and Photostream view has also gone.

    iOS8 is currently in an interim phase with the launch of iPhoto Cloud Library not yet announced, and its absence is causing some confusion.

    This episode takes you through the current state of photo management on iOS8 with an update of how it works at the current release.

    Date: 10th October 2014 Duration: 17:50
  • iOS 8 - #5 - Photo Management Description

    Photo management has changed in iOS8 with some radical changes. Camera Roll has gone (for now) and Photostream view has also gone.

    iOS8 is currently in an interim phase with the launch of iPhoto Cloud Library not yet announced, and its absence is causing some confusion.

    This episode takes you through the current state of photo management on iOS8 with an update of how it works at the current release.

    The full tutorial covers:

    • iOS8 Photos App (V8.0.2)
    • Years, Collections & Moments
    • Sharing
    • Albums
    • Favourites
    • Hiding Photos
    • iCloud Photo Sharing
  • SCOI0185

    iOS 8 - #4 - Mobile Safari, Sharing & Extensions

    In this episode I take you through the new features in Mobile Safari.

    Most of the changes in Mobile Safari are "under the hood" but there are still some welcome changes to the UI and how it works.

    I also take a look at two third party extensions - Pocket and 1Password

    Date: 4th October 2014 Duration: 22:10
  • iOS 8 - #4 - Mobile Safari, Sharing & Extensions Description

    In this episode I take you through all the new features in Mobile Safari.

    Most of the changes in Mobile Safari are "under the hood" but there are still some welcome changes to the UI and how it works.

    I also take a look at two third party extensions - Pocket and 1Password.

    Pocket is a free service (although there is an optional premium service), that allows you to gather together web pages, videos, etc to read later. The new Pocket Extension allows you to share web pages directly from Mobile Safari into Pocket, and even add tags. No more struggling with difficult to install bookmarklets!

    1Password is the fantastic password manager application and they have produced an extension that allows you to access your usernames and passwords stored in 1Password and enter them directly from within Mobile Safari. In this segment, I also demonstrate the process on the iPhone with the added benefit of using TouchID to authenticate with 1Password - the way of the future!

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Introduction
    • SideBar
    • Favorites
    • Spotlight Search
    • Browsing Tabs
    • Private Browsing
    • Sharing
    • Pocket Extension
    • 1Password Extension
    • 1Password & TouchID
    • Credit Card Capture
  • SCOI0184

    iOS 8 - #3 - Home Screen, QuickType & Keyboards

    Starting to build up some steam now as we take a look at some of the basic mechanisms of iOS 8 and explore QuickType as well as the new custom keyboard options including Swype and TextExpander keyboards.

    Date: 3rd October 2014 Duration: 24:24
  • iOS 8 - #3 - Home Screen, QuickType & Keyboards Description

    Starting to build up some steam now as we take a look at some of the basic mechanisms of iOS 8 and explore the new custom keyboard options including Swype and TextExpander keyboards.

    As well as providing some unique ways to enter data, the custom keyboards are a clever way to allow applications to interact with each other.

    In this episode I take a look at some of the first custom keyboards including Swype - a way to use swipe gestures on the keyboard, and TextExpander to allow you to enter TextExpander snippets in any application.

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Home Screen
    • Wallpaper
    • Spotlight Search
    • iOS 8 Keyboard
    • Siri Dictation
    • Predictive Message Responses
    • iOS 8 Custom Keyboards
    • TextExpander Keyboard
  • SCOI0183

    iOS 8 - #2 - Lock Screen, Today, Notifications,

    Enough with the installation, let's see some of the new iOS features!

    This episode covers some of the basics and some of the subtle changes to iOS 8 as far as the lock screen and notification panel is concerned.

    Date: 27th September 2014 Duration: 16:26
  • iOS 8 - #2 - Lock Screen, Today, Notifications, Description

    Enough with the installation, let's see some of the new iOS features!

    This episode covers some of the basics and some of the subtle changes to iOS 8 as far as the lock screen and notification panel is concerned.

    Access to the Today View is now configurable and Notifications nave been combined into a single sheet. I take a look at Today View Widgets or Extensions, as well as Actionable notifications. Finishing off with "Hey Siri" and a quick look at the new Tips App.

    The full tutorial covers:

    • The Lock Screen
    • Control Center
    • Today View
    • "Hey Siri"
    • Notifications Panel
    • Tips App
  • SCOI0182

    iOS 8 - #1 - Installation & Activation

    The first full iOS 8 show (and the second iOS show in 4 days!)

    As I mentioned in the previous show, no quick fixes or short fluff pieces on iOS 8, I'm going to take my time in reviewing each element in depth. As a result, progress may be a bit slower than you might want as I go over stuff that may be obvious to existing iOS users.

    This week, I'm going through the whole install from scratch, as if you just had a new iPad and cover all of the decision points during the install. I want to see some of the third party apps be released before delving too far into iOS 8 basics.

    Date: 20th September 2014 Duration: 16:01
  • iOS 8 - #1 - Installation & Activation Description

    The first full iOS 8 show (and the second iOS show in 4 days!)

    As I mentioned in the previous show, no quick fixes or short fluff pieces on iOS 8, I'm going to take my time in reviewing each element in depth. As a result, progress may be a bit slower than you might want, as I go over stuff that may be obvious to existing iOS users.

    This week, I'm going through the whole install from scratch, as if you just had a new iPad and cover all of the decision points during the install. I want to see some of the third party apps be released before delving too far into iOS 8 basics.

  • SCOI0181

    Special iOS 8 Launch Episode

    It's finally here! The most significant release of iOS since the iPhone launch itself - iOS 8

    This special episode takes you through some of the decision points of deciding to upgrade to iOS 8, and walks you through the upgrade process.

    I'll be covering iOS 8 extensively over the next month or so, as well as looking at iOS 8 impacts and influences the top third party apps.

    Date: 17th September 2014 Duration: 19:16
  • Special iOS 8 Launch Episode Description

    It's finally here! The most significant release of iOS since the iPhone launch itself - iOS 8

    This special episode takes you through some of the decision points of deciding to upgrade to iOS 8, and walks you through the upgrade process.

    I'll be covering iOS 8 extensively over the next month or so, as well as looking at iOS 8 impacts and influences the top third party apps.

    There will be lots of short snappy looks at iOS 8 functionality all over the internet, but that's not how we roll here at ScreenCastsOnline. There will be no knee jerk reaction or rush to flood you with superficial or lightweight views of such an important topic. Each future episode will look in depth at the various aspects of iOS 8 and ultimately how it will impact with OS X Yosemite.

    That being said, I couldn't resist giving you a little teaser at some of the new features of iOS 8 in this special launch episode.

    Just to reinforce one of the messages in the episode, if you currently use iCloud for document storage or iCloud syncing between your iOS devices and your Mac, DO NOT OPT TO UPGRADE TO ICLOUD DRIVE! Your documents will be inaccessible from your Mac and iCloud syncing will break, at least until OS X Yosemite is out!

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Considerations Before Upgrading
    • Backup Your Device
    • OTA Upgrade
    • iCloud Drive Considerations
    • iOS 8 Taster!
    • Health App
    • Messages
    • App Switcher Contacts
  • SCOI0180

    iOS Mini Montage

    It's an iOS mini montage this week, covering five simple but fun to use applications:

    Hyperlapse - Generate super smooth animated timelapses.

    Streets - Get Google street view back on your iPad or iPhone

    Hanx Writer - Turn your iPad into an old school typewriter

    Rules - An addictive game

    Percentages - Maths not your strong point? Use Percentages

    Date: 13th September 2014 Duration: 14:07
  • iOS Mini Montage Description

    It's an iOS mini montage this week, covering five simple but fun to use applications:

    Hyperlapse - Generate super smooth animated timelapses.

    Streets - Get Google street view back on your iPad or iPhone

    Hanx Writer - Turn your iPad into an old school typewriter

    Rules - An addictive game

    Percentages - Maths not your strong point? Use Percentages

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Hyperlapse
    • Streets
    • Hanx Writer
    • Rules
    • Percentages
  • SCOI0179

    Parallels Access for iOS

    Parallels Access is a unique solution to the problems of remotely accessing your Mac from your iPad or iPhone.

    There are plenty of remote access solutions out there (we've covered quite a few on ScreenCastsOnline) but there has never been a solution that solves the issue of trying to access a large, high resolution display from a device with a smaller screen. Most remote access apps will allow you to scale the desktop to full size, but then everything is too small to either see or control. Otherwise, you can zoom the screen up to full size on your iPad or iPhone, and then end up scrolling everywhere.

    Parallels Access gets around both these problems by allowing your Mac apps to appear just like iPad or iPhone apps, each app taking up the full iPad or iPhone screen. You really need to see it in action to see how different (and how effective) this is, compared to other remote access applications.

    Date: 6th September 2014 Duration: 15:43
  • Parallels Access for iOS Description

    Parallels Access is a unique solution to the problems of remotely accessing your Mac from your iPad or iPhone.

    There are plenty of remote access solutions out there (we've covered quite a few on ScreenCastsOnline) but there has never been a solution that solves the issue of trying to access a large, high resolution display from a device with a smaller screen. Most remote access apps will allow you to scale the desktop to full size, but then everything is too small to either see or control. Otherwise, you can zoom the screen up to full size on your iPad or iPhone, and then end up scrolling everywhere.

    Parallels Access gets around both these problems by allowing your Mac apps to appear just like iPad or iPhone apps, each app taking up the full iPad or iPhone screen. You really need to see it in action to see how different (and how effective) this is, compared to other remote access applications.

    As an aside, Parallels Access is a completely separate product from Parallels Desktop - you don't need both!

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Introduction
    • Intro & Setup
    • Using Parallels Access
    • Settings
    • File Management
    • Adding Apps
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  • SCOI01431

    Changing to the 2014 Feeds

    Time for members to switch to the new 2014 feeds!

    Just follow the simple steps in the video to change to the new 2014 feeds - any problems, just contact support@screencastsonline.com

    Date: 31st December 2013 Duration: 10:25
  • Changing to the 2014 Feeds Description

    Time for members to switch to the new 2014 feeds!

    Just follow the simple steps in the video to change to the new 2014 feeds - any problems, just contact support@screencastsonline.com

  • SCOI0049

    iPhoto for iOS - Part 1

    Edit, view and share your photos, directly from your iPad or iPhone. Apple have done it again with a groundbreaking new application for iOS.

    iPhoto for iOS allows you to edit your photos with multitouch gestures, right on your iPad or iPhone. Leapfrogging the capabilities of iPhone on the Mac, iPhoto for iOS has some groundbreaking features, allowing for direct manipulation of you photos via touch.

    This first part of a two part series starts off by looking at some iPhoto basics, before moving to some more advanced features next week.

    Date: 16th March 2012 Duration: 23:20
  • iPhoto for iOS - Part 1 Description

    Edit, view and share your photos, directly from your iPad or iPhone. Apple have done it again with a groundbreaking new application for iOS.

    iPhoto for iOS allows you to edit your photos with multitouch gestures, right on your iPad or iPhone. Leapfrogging the capabilities of iPhone on the Mac, iPhoto for iOS has some groundbreaking features, allowing for direct manipulation of you photos via touch.

    This first part of a two part series starts off by looking at some iPhoto basics, before moving to some more advanced features next week.

    It's crucial to understand the basics of iPhoto, your Photo Library and Albums, and this tutorial takes you from first principals. Starting from on how to get photos into your iOS device, browsing and viewing your photos and viewing and browsing your photos.

    This full tutorial includes sections on:

    • Introduction to iPhoto for iOS
    • Getting Photos into iPhoto
    • All About Albums
    • Beaming Photos
    • Viewing and Browsing Photos

    Be sure to check out next week's tutorial for some of the more advanced features.

  • SCOI0157

    Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 2

    Following on from last week, I take a further in depth look at the Picturelife app for iOS.

    Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos.

    As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place.

    Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo sharing service of choice.

    It even has built in editing tools so you can edit your photos online or on your iOS device, as well as some pretty cool ways of sharing photos with friends and family.

    Date: 4th April 2014 Duration: 17:33
  • Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 2 Description

    Following on from last week, I take a further in depth look at the Picturelife app for iOS.

    Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos.

    As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place.

    Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo sharing service of choice.

    It even has built in editing tools so you can edit your photos online or on your iOS device, as well as some pretty cool ways of sharing photos with friends and family. But that's just for starters!

    Check out this week's Mac and iOS shows to get setup with the Picturelife free trial account, and see if it's the service for you.

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Start
    • Part 2 Introduction
    • Connecting To External Services
    • Sharing via Email
    • Sharing via Privacy Settings
    • Wrap Up
  • SCOI0052

    OnCue, The Music Player

    The iOS Music player sucks, especially on the iPad!

    OnCue comes to the rescue and allows us to play our music in a flexible and fluid way. No longer restricted to rigid playlists, OnCue allows us to create a dynamic playlist on the fly. Listen to a track and add additional tracks to your queue as it plays. See what's coming next and re-adjust the queue by tap, hold and drag. It's a brilliant way to control your music.

    How many times have you listened to a random track, wanted to play more from that album but not bothered because of the hassle? OnCue makes it simple to queue up tracks from the same artist or Album currently playing, even find and play YouTube videos of the song. Want to create "Smart Queues" directly on you iOS device - OnCue can do that too!

    Date: 6th April 2012 Duration: 23:24
  • OnCue, The Music Player Description

    The iOS Music player sucks, especially on the iPad!

    OnCue comes to the rescue and allows us to play our music in a flexible and fluid way. No longer restricted to rigid playlists, OnCue allows us to create a dynamic playlist on the fly. Listen to a track and add additional tracks to your queue as it plays. See what's coming next and re-adjust the queue by tap, hold and drag. It's a brilliant way to control your music.

    How many times have you listened to a random track, wanted to play more from that album but not bothered because of the hassle? OnCue makes it simple to queue up tracks from the same artist or Album currently playing, even find and play YouTube videos of the song. Want to create "Smart Queues" directly on you iOS device - OnCue can do that too!

    Available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, OnCue transforms the way you listen to your music. The full tutorial takes you through all the features of OnCue and starts from first principles of playing music and adding tracks to your queue.

    This full tutorial includes sections on:

    • Introduction to OnCue
    • Adding Tracks to The Queue
    • Track Information
    • Now Playing
    • Smart Queues
    • Landscape Mode
    • Settings
    • OnCue on the iPad
  • SCOI0047

    PDFpen for iPad

    A great ScreenCastsOnline favourite, PDFpen on the Mac is indispensable for reading and annotating PDFs.

    Well the rich functionality of PDFpen is now available for the iPad.

    Not only does it have the ability to annotate and correct your PDFs right on the iPad, PDFpen for iPad also has full iCloud support and integrates with a multitude of different services.

    Date: 2nd March 2012 Duration: 26:18
  • PDFpen for iPad Description

    A great ScreenCastsOnline favourite, PDFpen on the Mac is indispensable for reading and annotating PDFs.

    Well the rich functionality of PDFpen is now available for the iPad.

    Not only does it have the ability to annotate and correct your PDFs right on the iPad, PDFpen for iPad also has full iCloud support and integrates with a multitude of different services. So you can update a PDF on your iPad, save to iCloud and access it with PDFpen on your Mac.

    The application has a multitude of features including:

    • Read and edit PDF documents on your iPad
    • Store documents in iCloud for sharing between devices
    • Add text, images and signatures to PDFs
    • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
    • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
    • Import images from iPad Photo Library
    • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text for reuse
    • Fill out PDF forms
    • Add notes, comments, and freehand scribbles
    • Draw lines, arrows, rectangles, ellipses and polygons
    • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough; proofreading symbol collection included
    • Copy, combine, rename and delete files
    • Thumbnail view sidebar for easy skimming
    • Retrieve and save PDFs directly with Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs; share PDFs with a computer via Wi-Fi; transfer files using iTunes, FTP, WebDAV, and iDisk.

    In this sponsored screencast, I take you through all the important features as well as leading your through the setup of the iCloud integration.

  • SCOI0187

    iOS 8 - #6 - Camera and Photos App

    Continuing on from last week as promised - A look at the new Camera app as well as the new editing controls in the new Photos App.

    The Camera App has been updated with some new features (depending on your iOS device) but the main changes are in the Photos App. iPhoto for iOS is no more and photo editing has been enhanced in the Photos App. You can switch between "easy" editing or open up controls for fine grained adjustments for light, colour or B/W.

    The new Photo Extensions in iOS 8 also allow you to utilise the photo editing capabilities of other installed photo editors, right from within the Photos App. I demonstrate by using Camera+ on the iPhone.

    Date: 17th October 2014 Duration: 16:02
  • iOS 8 - #6 - Camera and Photos App Description

    Continuing on from last week as promised - A look at the new Camera app as well as the new editing controls in the new Photos App.

    The Camera App has been updated with some new features (depending on your iOS device) but the main changes are in the Photos App. iPhoto for iOS is no more and photo editing has been enhanced in the Photos App. You can switch between "easy" editing or open up controls for fine grained adjustments for light, colour or B/W.

    The new Photo Extensions in iOS 8 also allow you to utilise the photo editing capabilities of other installed photo editors, right from within the Photos App. I demonstrate by using Camera+ on the iPhone.

    Link to Camera+

    The full tutorial covers:

    • Camera App
    • Camera Controls
    • Video Modes
    • Panoramas
    • Editing in Photos App
    • Photo Extensions
  • SCOI0054

    GoodReader for the iPad

    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!

    Date: 20th April 2012 Duration: 22:47
  • GoodReader for the iPad Description

    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!

    As well as looking at some of the basic file transfer methods, I also explore the file viewer and some simple file and folder management.

    The file transfer methods covered in this tutorial include via iTunes, via the GoodReaderUSB Mac utility and also using the built in WiFi transfer mechanism of GoodReader. In next week's tutorial I'll be taking a look at Web Downloads and connecting to both local Macs and remote services, as well as looking at some typical use case scenarios.

    This full tutorial includes sections on:

    • GoodReader Capabilities
    • GoodReader Introduction
    • File Transfer via iTunes
    • File Viewer Controls
    • GoodReaderUSB Utility
    • GoodReader Built In WiFi Transfer
    • Transferring Files via Browser
    • Transferring Files via the Finder
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