26th October 2012
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MyFitnessPal is a fantastic way to keep on track of your health and start getting back into shape.
It's a frictionless way of keeping track of your calorie intake and your exercise. It's good fun to scan and record your food using the built in camera on your iPhone or iPad, to access an online database of foods.
MyFitnessPal also has a built in social network and integrates with a variety of monitoring tools and 3rd party websites.
This full tutorial includes sections on:
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|Introduction to MyFitnessPal||[1m 40s]|
|Setting Up A New User Account||[2m 40s]|
|MyFitnessPal Screens||[3m 5s]|
|Logging Foods||[6m 26s]|
|Monitoring Progress||[1m 4s]|
|Misc Settings||[1m 29s]|
In this third and final part, I explore further iBeacon technology and Estimote Beacons.
This time, I demonstrate just how easy it is to generate text, images, audio, video, etc, and have that content pushed to an iPhone or iPad when in proximity to an Estimote Beacon. All without a line of code and for free!
Following on from last week, I explore further iBeacon technology and Estimote Beacons.
Estimote Beacons are delivered fully configured and working straight out of the box. However, once you've signed up for an Estimote Cloud account, you can use the Estimote iOS App (or their website) to tweak the settings on each Beacon. In the first part of the show I show you what is configurable and how to do it.
In the second part of the show, I demonstrate a typical use for iBeacon technology using a 3rd party app called "Launch Here" - an app launcher that you can configure to launch specific applications when you approach a designated Beacon.
iBeacon and Beacons - We've all heard about this new technology brought in with iOS7, but what's it all about?
iBeacon is a technology built on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and allows your iPhone or iPad to connect seamlessly (and with zero configuration) to small, low powered Beacons when you approach them. This has huge potential for Retail, Education, Businesses and even around the home.
In this week's show I try to set out to de-mystify what iBeacon is and start to explore some of its potential.
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
After playing with animated GIFs on this week's Mac show, I wanted to see what was available on iOS.
Giffer Pro is an amazing app that allows you to create animated GIFs from your iPhone or iPad camera, from a series of still images or from an imported video clip. You can create your own library of GIFs or share via it's built in web service or via social media, email or iMessages/SMS.
It also includes support for creating CinemaGraphs - animated GIFs where just a portion of the GIF is animated - very cool!
Giffer Pro is both simple to use and yet offers amazing control over the creation and editing of your GIFs
As promised a short break from iOS7 this week.
In this week's IOS show, Todd Olthoff takes us through DeskConnect for IOS, an application that allows you to share photos, urls, documents and your clipboard from a single iOS device to all your other iOS devices and even your Macs.
You're at your local coffee shop using their free WiFi. Just how secure are you? Not very secure as it turns out!
You need to use a VPN or Virtual Private Network to create a secure "tunnel" out of the free wifi zone, to prevent anyone being able to snoop on your data locally.
This week, Todd Olthoff takes a look at Cloak for iOS, an inexpensive VPN client for your iPhone or iPad. The Mac version is covered in this week's Mac show. Cloak creates a secure connection between you and the Cloak servers to secure your data. As an added bonus, the builtin "Cloak Transporter" service allows you to mimic being connected in other countries, ideal for when you're away from home yet want to access
MyFitnessPal tutorial is also available to watch in Issue 4 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
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