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iOS 16 Overview

Date : 13th September 2022

Duration: 29:04

Show ref: SCOM1186

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It's that time again! Apple just released iOS16, the new version of its mobile operating system for iPhone. The day after its official launch, Don is here to take you through some new features including the new and improved Lock Screen, and points out some improvements on existing apps such as Mail and Photos.

Tip - Multitasking on iPad

Date : 19th April 2022

Duration: 05:21

Show ref: SCOM1144

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Prior to iPadOS 15, multitasking on the iPad required mastery of various gestures and swipes that didn't feel very intuitive for a lot of users. Now with this latest version of iPadOS, Apple have introduced some new icons and visual cues to assist in exposing multitasking, making it a lot more flexible and useful. In this tip video, Don goes through this new multitasking approach with some real work examples using a variety of apps.

Tip - Automating Focus Modes

Date : 12th April 2022

Duration: 10:29

Show ref: SCOM1142

In this tip video, you learn how activating a Focus mode can automate the changing of your Apple Watch face, and how a Personal Automation in Shortcuts can trigger a Focus mode. Rose guides you through these two real-world examples that will surely inspire you to create your own with Focus mode as their main ingredient.

Tip - Universal Control

Date : 29th March 2022

Duration: 07:12

Show ref: SCOM1138

Universal Control was missing from the initial release of macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15, but Apple have now released this great new feature in a recent OS update. From a single Mac you can easily control additional Macs or iPads from a single keyboard and mouse or trackpad. Your iPad can be accessed to run its own apps or as an extension to your Mac's display. Don shows you all about it in this short video.

Tip - Digital Legacy Contacts

Date : 11th January 2022

Duration: 08:53

Show ref: SCOM1116

We typically focus on protecting our digital assets whilst we are alive, but not much thought or planning goes into what happens to them when we die.

Kudos to Apple for introducing Digital Legacy Contacts with iOS 15.2. This is a mechanism built into iCloud to allow nominated individuals to have access to some of your iCloud data when you pass. Don shows you how to set it up in this video.

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 - 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.

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.

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

Show ref: SCOM1066

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

Show ref: SCOM1064

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

Show ref: SCOM1054

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

Show ref: SCOM1053

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 - 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.

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

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

Show ref: SCOM1008

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.