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]|
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.
Gestures on the Magic TrackPad are all well and good, but they are a bit limited.
In this episode, I take a look at creating custom gestures using BetterTouchTool (BTT).
You're only limited by your imagination as BTT includes support for a wide range of actions as well as custom keyboard shortcuts.
As well as the Magic TrackPad, you can also use it on your Magic Mouse, MacBook TrackPad or even the Leap Motion Controller.
I also include a short video snippet of the leap Motion Controller in action, being controlled by BetterTouchTool gestures.
Two desktop utilities in this week's show:
Drop Shadow - Create drop shadows, frames and borders with this simple to use utility,
App Delete - Don't just delete the application, delete all the cruft that goes with it. AppDelete will search out all the hidden files that comprise an installed application and delete the lot. It will also allow you to delete and archive, allowing you to re-install the application at any time in the future.
Little Snitch 3 gives you absolute control of what your Mac connects to, and what or who connects to it!
Little Snitch is an application designed to improve the security of your Mac by constantly identifying in-bound as well as out-bound connection requests to and from your Mac. Once identified, Little Snitch will enable you to allow or deny such requests, giving you full control of all network connections.
Using Airport Utility 6 tutorial is also available to watch in Issue 5 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
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