9th March 2012
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Readability is a new way of reading and collating your online material.
Whilst there is a lot of great content on the web, more often than not, the great content is surrounded by adverts, banners and all sorts of distractions that detract from the reading experience. Mobile Safari has "Reader" built in to remove the distractions, but Readability takes distraction free reading to the next level, as well as allowing you to collect and store your online reading material is a single reading list. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can even take it offline with you.
This week's iOS show focusses on using Readability via Mobile Safari, the new Readability iOS app, as well as exploring it's integration with other 3rd party iOS apps. If you'd like to know more about using Readability on Mac, check this week's Mac tutorial - Readability on Mac
I take you through the process of setting up a free Readability account using the new Readability iOS app and installing the Readability bookmarklets in Mobile Safari, then demonstrate some of the great features of this really useful service.
The full tutorial includes sections on:
|Signing up for Readability on iOS||[3m 16s]|
|Installing Bookmarklets on iOS||[3m 53s]|
|Using Readability in Mobile Safari||[4m 15s]|
|Readability iOS App||[3m 10s]|
|Privacy Settings in Readability||[1m 14s]|
|Reading Articles in Readability App||[2m 14s]|
|Readability App on the iPhone||[2m 41s]|
|Twitter - Tweetbot Integration||[2m 26s]|
|RSS - Mr Reader Integration||[2m 42s]|
|RSS - Reeder Integration||[3m]|
|Wrap Up||[1m 13s]|
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.
WordPress is an extremely powerful web publishing platform. Previously acknowledged as the premier blogging tool, WordPress has been extended and enhanced to allow WordPress to be much more than just a blog.
In this episode, I take a look at the official WordPress iOS app.
The app allows you to access and update your WordPress site and with the installation of the JetPack plugin, so much more.
Ever wanted to speed through all the blog posts and articles you have lined up to read? If so, ReadQuick may just be the Application for you!
ReadQuick is a speed reading application, designed to display one word at a time in quick succession, yet still allowing you to comprehend the meaning of the article. You can configure the speed and increase it as you get more proficient.
You can read any web page using the built-in browser, but it also has full integration with Pocket, Instapaper and Readability, as well as built-in links for partner content providers.
Ember is a graphics and image organiser from RealMac Software. Following on from this week's Mac show where I take a look at the Mac version of Ember, this show covers the iOS version.
Ember allows you to sync your Ember library via iCloud or Dropbox, and lets you carry your inspiration images with you. You can also capture images from your iPad and iPhone and they will sync back to your Mac. With the addition of some in-app purchases, you can auto-import screenshots or annotate your images on the go.
One of the biggest frustrations when traveling is having to rely on the limited storage on both my iPad and iPhone, especially when trying to select the movies I want to take with me. This is made worse by trying to decide which movies need to go on which device.
The solution to the problem is to use external storage, preferably a drive with wireless connectivity.
This week, I take a look at the LaCie Fuel Drive - either 1 or 2TB of external storage in a small, compact enclosure with both USB3 and built in WifI capability. Perfect, especially with its 10 hours of battery life!
I also take a look at the companion app for managing the Fuel Drive - Seagate Media - as well as a look at a much better solution for playing media on your iPad or iPhone via the LaCie Fuel drive - Infuse.
Apple have always gone the extra mile as far as accessibility support in both iOS and OSX.
In this tutorial, I take a look at some of the accessibility features in iOS7.
You may be surprised at how many accessibility features can actually be useful for able bodied individuals.
Day One is the ultimate Diary/Journaling app for iOS. It's a universal app for both iPad and iPhone with built in sync using iCloud or DropBox.
Create beautiful diary entries and optionally augment them with location information, weather, maps, images, motion activity or even the music playing on your iPhone or iPad.
Once created, you can review at your leisure or publish your posts using the new Day One "Publish" feature. Sign up for a free Day One account and each published post is transformed into a gorgeous web page that you can share via email or via your favourie social network, automatically.
Day One for iOS will work independently, but there is also a Mac version available to access your diary entries on all your devices.