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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.

Tip - Do More with Messages

Date: 20th July 2021

Duration: 07:57

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In this tip show, Rosemary shows you some lesser-known features of the Messages app!

Tip - Customizing Siri Suggestions

Date: 13th July 2021

Duration: 06:51

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Siri Suggestions on iOS offer a lot of useful options and in this tip show, Rosemary explains what they are, and how to customize them to suit your needs. You also learn how to exclude certain apps from Siri Suggestions.

Tip - Control Center on iOS

Date: 8th June 2021

Duration: 12:52

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In this tip show, Rosemary shows you how you can take advantage of Control Center on iOS with some new options, as well as hidden features.

14 Tips in iOS 14

Date: 4th June 2021

Duration: 29:00

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In this fast-paced tutorial, Allison shows you 14 tips and tricks in iOS 14. Most of the tips will also work in iPadOS, and nearly all will work regardless of your iPhone model. These tips will speed you up and reveal functionality you may not have known iOS even had.

You may have been using iOS for a very long time and think you can’t be surprised, but even if only a couple of these tips are news to you, it will be worth it. And if you’re new to iOS, buckle up!

Reminders - Deep Dive

Date: 28th May 2021

Duration: 29:47

Show ref: SCOM1051

On the face of it, Apple Reminders is a simple application. So simple in fact that you may have overlooked just how powerful it is. Combined with Siri, it can be extremely flexible and is available on every device. Reminders is not just for setting up things you want to be reminded about; you can use it for so much more.

In this episode Don covers most of the features of Reminders on both macOS and iOS, some of which may even surprise you.

Tip - AirTag

Date: 25th May 2021

Duration: 09:11

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In this tip show, Rosemary shows you all about AirTag. You learn how to pair and rename it, set it into Lost Mode and mark it as found, as well as view your tracked items in the Find My app. Rose also gets into customizing the name and icon of AirTag should you need to.

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.

Tip - Apple Notes and Productivity

Date: 30th March 2021

Duration: 08:47

Show ref: SCOM1034

In this second tip video covering some of the handy features of Apple Notes on the Mac, Don looks at using the various views and the Attachments Browser. You also get a few tips on organising and identifying important notes using custom images.

Tip - Apple Notes - Pt1

Date: 2nd March 2021

Duration: 09:08

Show ref: SCOM1026

Apple Notes is a very capable app and as it's available on Mac as well as iOS, it can be the go-to app for your note-taking needs, and more.

This week, Don takes you through organising your notes, using emojis to make folders more identifiable, and creating a makeshift tagging system.

Tip - Shortcuts Updates in iOS 14.3

Date: 2nd February 2021

Duration: 13:44

Show ref: SCOM1018

In this week's tip, Rosemary covers recent updates to the Shortcuts app. This includes the Set Wallpaper action, Home Screen Launchers, and getting the details of emails and messages which can prompt you to run a shortcut.

Tip - Translation on iOS 14

Date: 12th January 2021

Duration: 05:31

Show ref: SCOM1012

With the release of iOS 14, Apple included a utility application that has gone under the radar yet provides an amazing amount of functionality. Translate is easy to use and helps ensure that when you need to converse in another language, or translate spoken words, you can do so. In this video, Lee walks you through the functionality of this useful app. 

Tip - Intercom in iOS 14.2

Date: 29th December 2020

Duration: 08:10

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In this tip, Rosemary demonstrates how you can configure and use Intercom with HomePod and iOS devices to easily talk to your family members around the house, or when they're out and about.

iMovie for iOS

Date: 27th November 2020

Duration: 30:52

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This week, you learn how to create and edit a trailer in iMovie, as well as how to export your creations. Rosemary also shows you how to use the Movie feature to create you own project, including adding filters, titles, and sound effects.

Tip - Security Camera Support in iOS 14

Date: 17th November 2020

Duration: 12:37

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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.

Fitness App on iPhone

Date: 10th November 2020

Duration: 11:48

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This week, Lee looks at how the new and improved Fitness application on iOS can help you with your day-to-day fitness goals. It has come a long way since it's inception as the Activity app and in this tip, you learn how to use the app to track historical fitness data, gamify your fitness regime, and identify areas that need improvement. Lee also shows you how to challenge friends to competitions.

Tip - Home in iOS 14

Date: 27th October 2020

Duration: 08:44

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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.

Automation in iOS 14

Date: 16th October 2020

Duration: 30:22

Show ref: SCOM0987

In this show, Rosemary demonstrates where to find automation in iOS 14, how to customize, and how to use it. From Siri Suggestions to Reminders, and of course the Shortcuts app, automation is everywhere, and this year it's better than ever.

watchOS 7 Update

Date: 9th October 2020

Duration: 34:28

Show ref: SCOM0985

Apple's watchOS has had some significant updates since our last overview video back in 2018. So we decided it was time to look at how Apple Watch and its operating system have evolved.

In this screencast, Lee starts by looking at what the two latest series watches (5 and 6) can offer you, as well as some of the core new features of watchOS 6 and 7. This includes a variety of new health and fitness options. While some of these new additions and apps rely on later series watches' hardware, there are lots of features that work on previous editions, including new Watch Faces and the redesigned Reminders app.

Tip - iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 Catch Up

Date: 6th October 2020

Duration: 10:08

Show ref: SCOM0984

Following on from our recent first look at iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, in this tip show, Don covers a few minor tweaks and additions to some built-in apps.