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Tip - Affirmations

Date: 2nd November 2021

Duration: 09:03

Show ref: SCOM1096

Mental health awareness is, thankfully, more prevalent now than ever. It's important that during trying times, people are able to reach out and ask for help, or use tools that are able to promote positivity.

Affirmations, by Justin Hamilton, is a free app for iOS that is able to fuse these elements together by sending you regular affirmations as well as schedule random ones if you prefer. With a stellar set of helplines and websites that you can go to if you are struggling to cope with areas of your life, this really is a useful application that you should have, and Lee shows you how to put it to good use in this screencast.

Safari for iOS & iPadOS

Date: 29th October 2021

Duration: 41:21

Show ref: SCOM1095

Safari is undoubtedly one of the most used applications on iOS and iPadOS. Whilst we usually cover the new feature improvements when we show you the latest version of the operating system, we haven't as yet done a deep dive on it from end to end.

With Lee as your guide, you embark this week on a tour of Safari on iOS and iPadOS. You will likely brush up on features you know about, but also discover lesser-known ones as well. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Tip - PhotoSync

Date: 26th October 2021

Duration: 13:13

Show ref: SCOM1094

This week Don revisits PhotoSync, an old faithful and still his go-to app for transferring images and videos between multiple devices and destinations.

Instead of relying on slow clunky iCloud sync to transfer media from your iPhone to your Mac, PhotoSync does it in a split second. You can also set up different types of triggers to automatically back up new photos and videos from your iPhone to multiple locations, and Don shows you real-world examples in this screencast.

Media Apps in Monterey

Date: 22nd October 2021

Duration: 42:22

Show ref: SCOM1093

macOS Monterey includes several applications to help you manage and enjoy various types of media. This week, Todd walks you through the main features of the Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books apps on the Mac. These apps have gone through some subtle but important changes over the last few years and this fresh look brings you up to speed.

Todd also covers the benefits of AirPlay 2 for sharing audio throughout your home.

Tip - Safari Extensions in iOS

Date: 19th October 2021

Duration: 13:42

Show ref: SCOM1092

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 have brought with them some much requested functionality: the use of Safari Extensions. Now that developers have had time to release products that leverage them, Lee covers how to enable them and walks through the use of three particular extensions that have caught his eye: 1Password, xSearch and Noir.

macOS Monterey Preview - Pt 2

Date: 15th October 2021

Duration: 33:00

Show ref: SCOM1091

In this second preview video, Don explores another set of new features to be released as part of macOS Monterey. These include photo collections in Messages, Shortcuts for Mac, the greatly-improved Maps, as well as a new built-in password manager.

Tip - Text Case Revisited

Date: 12th October 2021

Duration: 07:41

Show ref: SCOM1090

In this tip video, Lee takes another look at a text transformation app on iOS that has received substantial updates. Text Case's Flows feature allows you to take multiple formatting actions and chain them together. You can also invoke Text Case from a share extension to execute those flows, bringing some great automation possibilities to iOS and iPadOS power users.

Joplin

Date: 8th October 2021

Duration: 41:15

Show ref: SCOM1089

Joplin is a free open source note-taking app that works on all major platforms. It has a very active lead developer and community supporters, and provides a clean and functional interface that is a joy to use.

In this week's episode, Allison shares her passion for Joplin and takes you on a tour of its features to get you started on an app that may very well be a perfect fit for your needs.

Tip - Tags and Smart Folders in iOS 15

Date: 5th October 2021

Duration: 10:19

Show ref: SCOM1088

In this week's tip, Lee goes over a few of the nice additions to Reminders and Notes on iOS. You learn to use tags in both apps for better organization, how to configure smart folders in Notes and smart lists in Reminders, and discover a new useful feature around collaboration.

macOS Monterey Preview - Pt 1

Date: 1st October 2021

Duration: 32:17

Show ref: SCOM1087

In this first pre-release look at macOS Monterey, Don explores some of the new features, including Live Text, Quick Note, and Focus.

Tip - Prep for macOS Monterey

Date: 28th September 2021

Duration: 12:36

Show ref: SCOM1086

With macOS Monterey due for imminent release, now is a good time to start preparing for the upgrade to version 12 of the Mac operating system. In this special Friday tip show, Don takes you through some standard tasks you should perform in preparation for this upgrade. He also explains the slight change he has made in his backup recommendations this time around.

Tip - Universal Actions in Alfred 4.5

Date: 24th September 2021

Duration: 09:10

Show ref: SCOM1085

Alfred is one of the most popular launcher utilities on macOS and in version 4.5, a new feature was released that takes it to yet another level. Universal Actions allow Powerpack users to take text, URLs and files and carry out actions on them directly from a hotkey.

In this special Friday tip video, Lee shows you the basics of how to configure Universal Actions as well as how to use the built-in sample workflow.

watchOS and tvOS Update

Date: 21st September 2021

Duration: 28:27

Show ref: SCOM1084

In this doubleheader screencast, Don and Lee take you through some of the new features in tvOS 15 and watchOS 8. You see how Control Center in tvOS has become a lot more useful, and how sharing content is now available on Apple TV. Lee focuses on the main additions to watchOS, including the Contacts app, how to set multiple timers, as well as the new Portrait watch face.

iOS & iPadOS 15 Preview

Date: 17th September 2021

Duration: 48:17

Show ref: SCOM1083

It's time for the latest updates to your favourite mobile operating systems! Whereas previous versions have included one or two standout features, iOS and iPadOS15 is slightly more understated, with lots of smaller feature updates and improvements to get your teeth into.

In this video, Lee shows you the new multitasking triggers in iPadOS, walks through the Safari layout in both operating systems, and managing tab groups. You also learn about taming your notifications with Scheduled Summary, how to use the new Focus mode, and much more.

SCO Members App

Date: 14th September 2021

Duration: 15:54

Show ref: SCOM1082

In this tip video, Don goes through the main features of the latest version of the SCO Members App, which is a great way to view the videos as well as accessing and reading the monthly magazine. You also learn how to download content for offline viewing when you don't have an internet connection.

The SCO Members App is available on Mac, as well as iOS and iPadOS.

Any.do

Date: 10th September 2021

Duration: 32:24

Show ref: SCOM1081

Task managers seem to be everywhere within the App Store at the moment so whenever one hits the market, it's important for it to have some form of hook that separates it from the competition. Any.do shares many features with its rivals, such as cross-platform access, integration with cloud-based automation tools, as well as a tiered subscription level.

However, it offers a nuanced view on focusing, scheduling your day and setting up grocery lists on mobile that is slightly more unique. This week Lee helps you discover Any.do and its many features on iPad and iPhone.

Tip - Templates in Fantastical

Date: 7th September 2021

Duration: 09:27

Show ref: SCOM1080

Creating repeating events in calendar applications can save a lot of time, however what about those events that don't follow a regular schedule, yet are similar in configuration? Creating these again and again can be tiresome.

With Fantastical, there is no need for this as it allows you to create both event and task templates. Lee shows you how to do this on both Mac and iOS in this week's tip.

Ulysses Updates

Date: 3rd September 2021

Duration: 39:25

Show ref: SCOM1079

Ulysses has just reached version 23 so we thought it would be a good idea to spend time looking back at some of the major iterations and feature releases that this excellent writing application has undergone in the last five years. (Hint: there are a ton and it's easy to miss some!)

In this roll-up video, Lee shows you the basics of Ulysses before diving in into features like Split Editor, Revision Mode, Grammar and Spell Checking, Filters, and more, on macOS, iOS and iPadOS.

Tip - Sofa Update

Date: 31st August 2021

Duration: 09:07

Show ref: SCOM1078

Lee decided to show you the new functionality within Sofa, the downtime organizer for iOS, after this favorite app got some new features in version 3.0.

Being a firm believer in your downtime being as important as working time, Lee walks you through the app's new subscription structure, Super Sofa, and introduces you to the new additions this pro version brings, such as The Shelf, Sticky Notes, and Activity Filtering.

System Preferences - Hidden Gems

Date: 27th August 2021

Duration: 33:09

Show ref: SCOM1077

You're probably very familiar with System Preferences if you've been using macOS for any length of time. Over the years, however, Apple has added more and more functionality and options into the various Preference Panes so it's hard to know every trick buried within.

This screencast is not a methodical walk-through of every available feature. Instead, Allison cherry-picks some of the more interesting and buried options that you may not know about.