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]|
One of the latest Google technologies to cause a stir is Google Now. This is a service usually found on Android phones and tablets that automatically and intelligently pushes information to your device, based on context. Location based information, appointments, weather, travel information... it all just appears when you need it.
Well Google Now is also available for your iOS device.
In this first part of a two part series, I take you through the updated Google Search app, which has now been updated with Google Now.
Released just a few short days ago, Status Board is a beautiful notification panel for your iPad. Gather together multiple information sources and turn your iPad into a live status panel with weather, time, email, twitter, RSS feeds, graphs, tables and more.
All gorgeously rendered on your iPad Retina display.
Purchase the optional TV Out module to view the screen on a full HDTV and use it as a status board for groups or teams.
A major update to Flipboard released this week - the ability to create and share your own digital magazines via Flipboard v2.
Flipboard has always been a great way to gather information from many different sources and read in a beautiful digital format. Now you can become a curator of information and assemble it into your own magazine. Not just from within Flipboard, but also from anywhere on the web with the new Flipboard bookmarklet.
Do you sometimes wish you could just send a recently clipped piece of text, image or web link across from your iPad to your iPhone? Or working on your Mac, just want to send some text to copy to your iPhone?
Well you can, and you can do it seamlessly and automatically using iCloud and CloudClipboard.
The Contacts application in OSX and iOS (previously Address Book), hasn't really changed much over the years. Except for a questionable make over, the basic functionality has remained the same.
Cobook is a re-imagining of the traditional Contacts application, with some very smart new features. Best of all, it utilises the same underlying contacts data and is able to sync using iCloud. Add in a fully featured OSX application, and you can use Cobook across all your devices.
Although I recently covered 1Password for iOS, the app has had a significant update within a few weeks of its release. With support for custom URL schemes, you can now access your 1Password browser and information, directly from Mobile Safari and other third party applications.
In this episode, I explain custom URLs and how they increase the usefulness of 1Password.
The second of a two part episode looking at various options on how to move information from one application to another.
In this episode, I look at the many different ways you can share or move information to other applications, based on the intended usage of the information.