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Mail in Monterey

Date: 24th December 2021

Duration: 29:28

Show ref: SCOM1111

In this tutorial, Don takes you through some of the new features in Mail on macOS Monterey v12.1, including Mail Privacy Protection and Hide my Email.

In the second half of the screencast, you learn about two apps and one service Don uses each day to manage his email and keep things under control.

Tip - Tab Finder

Date: 21st December 2021

Duration: 07:10

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After watching Lee's recent deep dive into different browsers on macOS, you may well find yourself using more than one browser to suit different needs. And if you are like the majority of users out there, you will have lots of tabs open at once, perhaps spread across a few browsers.

Tab Finder by MacPlus software allows you to search for the tab you want from one central location, rather than navigate the different browsers and losing time. You learn all about this clever utility in this episode.

Chronicle

Date: 17th December 2021

Duration: 35:45

Show ref: SCOM1109

Chronicle is a lightweight bill tracking option that can help you with your finances on Mac, iPhone and iPad. Available both as a stand-alone application and through the Setapp service, it offers a beautiful and practical solution to an otherwise mundane undertaking.

After an initial look at the two ways to acquire the app, Lee shows you how you how to set up your bills and income streams, log payments, view reports, synchronise between devices, and a lot more.

Tip - Display Buddy

Date: 14th December 2021

Duration: 07:17

Show ref: SCOM1108

If you have external monitors as part of your Mac setup, managing them can be a tricky affair. Lots of them have menus that are hard to navigate, and ensuring that they all have the same colour settings can be frustrating.

Display Buddy is an application that helps with this, by allowing you to adjust the brightness, contrast and volume of all external monitors from your menu bar, as well as ensure all monitors are synchronised. You can even use Keyboard shortcuts to manipulate these as well as set presets and switch between different input sources. Lee shows you all of this in this short video.

Obsidian Basics

Date: 10th December 2021

Duration: 37:17

Show ref: SCOM1107

Obsidian is another entry in the long line of personal knowledge management applications. It's one of the most feature rich, supported by a passionate community of users and plugin developers.

Lee runs through how to create your first Obsidian vault and how it's constructed. He then explains how to create and format your notes, link notes together as well as apply tags and search for them as your vault grows. You also learn about themes submitted by members of the community, and how to apply them.

Tip - Keynote - What's New

Date: 7th December 2021

Duration: 11:18

Show ref: SCOM1106

Apple continues to improve and add new features to the iWork trio of applications. In this short video, Don takes you through adding live video sources to your Keynote presentation so your viewers can see you as well as your iOS or iPadOS device, if you so choose.

Don also demonstrates the multi-user presentation feature using two Macs, showing you how two people can collaborate and share responsibilities while doing a presentation.

Firefox & DuckDuckGo

Date: 3rd December 2021

Duration: 34:53

Show ref: SCOM1105

In the last of Lee's series based on browsing the internet on macOS, he touches on one browser and one search engine that pride themselves on their levels of privacy and security.

Firefox, by Mozilla, is a great option for those who crave security but also need to work on different platforms. DuckDuckGo is an excellent choice for those who simply don't want to be tracked by third parties when browsing. It can be used as a full-featured search engine and as an extension for Safari. Lee shows you both in today's episode.

Tip - Service Station

Date: 30th November 2021

Duration: 12:14

Show ref: SCOM1104

Service Station is a Finder extension that can show you relevant apps inside the contextual menu's Quick Action area. What you see there is dependent on the file(s) you select. With Don as your guide, you learn the basics of the app, and then start creating custom rules using an interface that will be familiar to Hazel users out there.

Cardhop on the Mac

Date: 26th November 2021

Duration: 34:10

Show ref: SCOM1103

Creating and organizing your contacts is a very important piece of the productivity puzzle. Apple's Contacts does a fairly good job with this, but what if you want to do more?

In this episode, Todd takes a look at Cardhop for the Mac. This excellent app from Flexibits has a number of features that make it a joy to use. It supports natural language parsing and incorporates many useful tools to help you take control of your contacts.

Tip - PCalc

Date: 23rd November 2021

Duration: 14:08

Show ref: SCOM1102

James Thomson's PCalc has been a "cult hit" in the Mac and iOS community for many years. And with the iPad lacking a native calculator app, Lee shows you why PCalc is a popular solution amongst users with its wealth of configuration options.

You learn how to use PCalc to carry out basic calculations as well as convert units, refer to constants, use the built-in functions to carry out complex algorithms, and much more.

Pivot Tables in Numbers

Date: 19th November 2021

Duration: 33:02

Show ref: SCOM1101

You may think pivot tables are for spreadsheet nerds, and there's some truth to that. Allison's goal, however, is to show you how enjoyable and useful they can be.

Now that Apple has finally brought pivot tables to Numbers, we can create them on our Macs, iPads, and even iPhones. Faced with a pile of data, pivot tables can help you can turn that mess into actionable information.

Allison uses data she's collected about solar energy generation and power consumption to demonstrate how to take a long spreadsheet and turn it into a simple 4x4 pivot table that answers the question, "Am I generating more power than I'm consuming?"

Tip - Focus Mode

Date: 16th November 2021

Duration: 14:16

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In this screencast, you take a deep dive into using Focus Modes on the Mac as well as iOS. Don looks at the basic features on both platforms, and shows you a neat way to create custom home screens for your iOS devices, that are based on the Focus Mode you select.

Safari in Monterey

Date: 12th November 2021

Duration: 34:51

Show ref: SCOM1099

Continuing our profile of browsers in the Mac ecosystem, Lee takes a deeper look at Safari on macOS in this screencast. With competition from other browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and DuckDuckGo, Safari has been pushed to keep parity with its feature sets in recent years.

Lee shows you how to use this latest version of Safari on the Mac, and takes a leisurely stroll through the preferences, where you learn how you can modify them to make Safari behave the way you want it to. There is quite a bit there that you may not have been aware of!

Tip - Calculator on Mac

Date: 9th November 2021

Duration: 07:46

Show ref: SCOM1098

It's been a part of macOS for a very long time, yet Calculator is a utility that offers quite a bit to the user. There are hidden depths to this app, far above the basic mathematical operations.

With his admittedly limited knowledge of the topic, Lee shows you the two other views that the calculator offers, Scientific and Programmer, and goes over some of the extra functionality that they contain.

Google Chrome In Depth

Date: 5th November 2021

Duration: 40:34

Show ref: SCOM1097

Whilst Safari is the default web browser for many of us on macOS, Google Chrome has worked hard recently to shake off its reputation for taking up lots of machine resources. With a heavy feature set and ever-growing list of extensions available, it can be a great default browser.

Lee goes into Chrome in-depth in this video, looking at the basics of installing and setting up individual profiles, putting its many useful features to good use, all the way through to configuring your own security and privacy settings to make your browsing experience as comfortable as possible.

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.