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Apple TV and tvOS 17

Date: 6th October 2023

Duration: 30:06

Show ref: SCOM1297


The Apple TV has had a huge update with the arrival of tvOS 17. In this tutorial, Don takes you through some of the major improvements and new features of Apple's set-top box. Most notably, FaceTime and Continuity Camera comes to the Apple TV, allowing you to hand off and initiate FaceTime calls from your big screen. You also get familiar with Fitness+ improvements in managing your workouts.

Tip - New Features in iOS 16.4

Date: 18th April 2023

Duration: 09:11

Show ref: SCOM1248


Every year we cover the feature updates in iOS with an extensive video that comes out right around the new OS release date. However, as new features are added throughout the year, Lee decided to cover a few of the best additions since iOS 16 dropped in late 2022, namely Medication Tracking, as well as updates to the Home and Podcasts apps.

Tip - HomeDash

Date: 3rd January 2023

Duration: 14:31

Show ref: SCOM1218


If you are looking for an elegant dashboard-style app for controlling your HomeKit devices, Todd has got you covered in this week's tip. HomeDash brings a dashboard filled with widgets to your iOS device. Those widgets are customizable and create a look and feel that is not only beautiful but also quite functional, especially on iPad. Todd walks you through HomeDash's features and how to set up a dashboard. He also shows you his setup so you get a better feel for what this app can bring to your smart home experience.

Home App (New Look)

Date: 14th October 2022

Duration: 26:58

Show ref: SCOM1195


Once upon a time, having a smart home was something people only dreamed about. Having the option to have devices run on their own or be fully customizable in your house is the perfect blend of real life and tech. This week, Todd shows you Apple's Home app's new look. He walks you through basics of the application from initial setup to adding devices, and goes over some of the control and automation features that take your smart home experience to the next level.

Tip - HomeCam for HomeKit

Date: 11th October 2022

Duration: 09:47

Show ref: SCOM1194


In this tip you learn about another app that assists you in making your smart home and HomeKit experience a lot smoother, and that's HomeCam for HomeKit, by indie developer Aaron Pearce. It focuses squarely on your Wi-Fi cameras and allows you to monitor them as a group, as well as control other HomeKit-compatible accessories alongside your camera. HomeCam adds some unique features and functionality as well, which Todd covers in this video.

Tip - HomePass for HomeKit

Date: 19th July 2022

Duration: 11:26

Show ref: SCOM1170


Today's HomeKit-driven smart home invariably includes many devices of various types, each with their unique code, serial number, and related information. This is normally not something you need unless one device stops working as expected and needs to be reset. Aaron Pearce's HomePass for HomeKit utility comes to the rescue by storing all the information you need for your devices and making it easily accessible. In this tip show, Todd walks through the process of adding your smart accessories to the app in two ways, and shows you how to properly organize and back up your database.

Tip - HomePaper for HomeKit

Date: 22nd June 2021

Duration: 06:22

Show ref: SCOM1058


In this week's tip, Rosemary gives you a tour of HomePaper for HomeKit, an app that allows you to create simple but lovely wallpapers for the various rooms in the Home app. You learn about its various options and settings to make the most out of it.

Tip - Signals for HomeKit

Date: 18th May 2021

Duration: 10:33

Show ref: SCOM1048


In this tip show, Rosemary shows you how to use Signals for HomeKit, an iOS app that allows you to send a signal to yourself and others via your smart lights. You learn how to create custom Signals and the app integrates with Personal Automations and Shortcuts.

Homebridge

Date: 9th April 2021

Duration: 27:54

Show ref: SCOM1037


The number of home automation devices being released with HomeKit support is increasing but there are still lots of them that don't work natively with Apple's automation protocol. Help is at hand with Homebridge, a free open-source application that allows you to add non-supported devices to HomeKit.

This week, Don takes you through the installation and configuration of Homebridge on a Mac. He also reviews his home setup and shows you how Siri can control non-HomeKit devices.

In this tip, Rosemary shows you how to set up and use security cameras in iOS 14, with a focus on HomeKit Secure Video, as well as Activity Views and the new Facial Recognition feature. You also learn about the various types of notifications you can receive based on specific activity.

Tip - Home in iOS 14

Date: 27th October 2020

Duration: 08:44

Show ref: SCOM0990


In this tip show, Rosemary shows you the changes brought to the Home app on iOS 14. Automating your HomeKit-friendly devices has become a lot smoother, with more useful options to make your smart home, well, a lot smarter.

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Apple Media Apps

Date: 17th July 2020

Duration: 49:07

Show ref: SCOM0961


When Apple transitioned away from iTunes to a series of application in macOS Catalina, the way you manage your media changed in several ways. We briefly covered these changes and new apps in the past, but we felt it was time to take a deeper dive.

In this screencast, Todd gives you a tour of each one, beginning with Music. He also goes over the Home app, which can help you manage your audio sources, such as HomePod and AirPlay 2 speakers.

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Pushcut

Date: 20th March 2020

Duration: 44:54

Show ref: SCOM0927


In this screencast, Rosemary opens the door to another level of personal automation with Pushcut for iOS. From simply adding options when setting a HomeKit scene, to diving all the way into the deep end with an automation server, Rose provides plenty of automation ideas to tickle your fancy.

Pushcut works by sending notifications to let you run your automations. You can connect these to times or locations (or even to web services like Zapier or Integromat) to trigger shortcuts based on other events.

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Shortcuts on iOS

Date: 20th December 2019

Duration: 38:57

Show ref: SCOM0901


In this episode, Rosemary shows you the new Shortcuts application for iOS and iPadOS. There are a lot of changes in this greatly improved version of the app, now part of the iOS and iPadOS operating systems. They range from home and personal automation, the addition of many actions to automate common tasks, as well as much broader support for third-party apps.

Rose also shares two of her custom shortcuts and shows you, step by step, how to build them from scratch.

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Tip - HomeRun for HomeKit

Date: 3rd September 2019

Duration: 08:28

Show ref: SCOM0870


In this video, Lee introduces you to HomeRun, a HomeKit-friendly application for your Apple Watch. It allows you to customise and activate Scenes at the tap of a button, as well as automate complications to change their actions depending on the time of day.