9th November 2012
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Apple have completely revamped the Airport Utility used to setup and configure their Airport devices. Now at version 6, it sports a completely new graphical interface and "hides" much of the complexity of configuring and managing a WiFi network.
In this episode, Todd Olthoff explores the new user interface and shows you how to dig in to find the information you need, and how to setup and extend your WiFi network.
If you're unfamiliar with some of the basic principles and terminology used, Todd takes you through the various configuration screens and explains all!
This full tutorial includes sections on:
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|Hardware Considerations||[2m 44s]|
|Airport Utility Interface Overview||[1m 50s]|
|Basic Device Information||[5m 17s]|
|Configuration Window - Basestation||[2m 29s]|
|Configuration Window - Internet Tab||[2m 14s]|
|Configuration Window - Wireless Tab||[4m 53s]|
|Configuration Window - Network Tab||[2m 10s]|
|DHCP Reservations||[2m 12s]|
|Port Forwarding||[3m 2s]|
|Configuration Window - Disks Tab||[48s]|
|Extending a Wireless Network||[2m 23s]|
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.
So many iCloud sync services to choose from - iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive and many, many more.
All these services rely on a central server infrastructure and all require you to pay for extra storage or bandwidth.
What if you could remove the need for centralised servers, sync unlimited files across multiple platforms securely and best of all, have all this at no cost?
Well you can with BitTorrent Sync!
Spotlight is great, but it could be better!
Enter HoudahSpot 4 - the ultimate search utility for the Mac.
Now re-written from the ground up, HoudahSpot is even faster and more fully featured than previous versions.
Two applications to cover this week.
Chrome Remote Desktop - A free cross platform way to access Macs via your Chrome browser - either locally or remotely.
4K Downloader - A simple way to download 4K (or any other resolution) from YouTube or Vimeo.
Three of our favourite apps have had recent updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote
This week's show brings you up to speed on updates to these three excellent applications.
Path Finder is a file manager and potential Finder replacement.
Acknowledged as a heavy weight in the field of Mac utilities, its reputation is further enhanced with the introduction of Path Finder v7, and the inclusion of many new features.
MoneyWell is one of the most respected personal finance applications for the Mac.
Using a unique approach of using "buckets" for your various budgets, it allows to to easily keep track of income and expenditure, ensuring you remain on budget.
Using Airport Utility 6 tutorial is also available to watch in Issue 5 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
This issue is available for individual purchase as a back issue in the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine iPad App