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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 - Albums for iOS

Date : 15th March 2022

Duration: 15:13

Show ref: SCOM1134

Apple Music has become a very popular subscription option for streaming music. The native Music app, however, still leaves a lot to be desired, especially for those of us who favour listening to albums from front to back, in the original order. Albums, by Adam Linder, is an excellent option that can help with this. It allows you to easily find music in your library, create playlists from collections of albums that can be filtered, and provide useful stats on your listening history.

Mela - Recipe Manager

Date : 4th February 2022

Duration: 33:43

Show ref: SCOM1123

A good recipe management application can be a thing of beauty because it opens a gateway to a world of taste and pleasure. One of the best out there is Mela, by Silvio Rizzi, the developer of the popular RSS app Reeder. Mela solves one of the key problems with many recipe applications out there: getting recipes into the app. It's an easy process with a variety of methods available, all of which you learn about, along with its many useful food preparing features.

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.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

Tip - Henry for iOS

Date : 24th August 2021

Duration: 07:55

Show ref: SCOM1076

In this week's tip, Rosemary shows you a new addition to the habit tracking space, and that's Henry. This simple yet clever utility makes creating and tracking new or established habits enjoyable and easy. It also brings with it a well-being element as well as encouragement, to keep you motivated as you track your progress.

Digitising Photos

Date : 20th August 2021

Duration: 32:24

Show ref: SCOM1075

Faced with the gargantuan task of digitising thousands of photos, Don decided to make this project-based tutorial to assist if you are ever faced with such a task. The secret is the speed and quality of scanning along with capable automation tools to make the whole process easier.

In this screencast, Don takes you on a tour of his chosen method along with the tools he uses along the way, from scanning his images all the way to a final import into Photos.

Tip - Moodmonk for iOS

Date : 6th July 2021

Duration: 07:55

Show ref: SCOM1062

Mental health awareness is becoming more prevalent across the world and any application that has the ability to both focus on and look to improve your own health should be looked at. A new arrival in this space is Moodmonk, which Lee guides you through in this screencast.

This iOS app offers a simple, frictionless interface for logging your mood and thoughts. As well as the ability to capture your emotions, Moodmonk gives you light challenges and guidance each time you check in to help your self-awareness.

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 - Speed reading on macOS

Date : 1st June 2021

Duration: 07:19

Show ref: SCOM1052

In this tip video, Lee shows you a feature that's been a part of macOS for years, yet switched off by default and largely unnoticed. The Summarize feature allows you to select a portion of text and condense it into a more manageable format for reading, providing you with as much key information as possible.

Lee also demonstrates how you can use BetterTouchTool to invoke Summarize on a web page with a custom Trackpad gesture.

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

Show ref: SCOM1050

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.

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 - Customise CARROT Weather

Date : 13th April 2021

Duration: 10:05

Show ref: SCOM1038

In this week's tip, Rosemary shows you how you can change the preferences in CARROT Weather to see the data you want, quickly and easily. From using the built-in preset to making your own from scratch, you can customise this popular app any way you like.

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 - Overcast Shortcuts Support

Date : 6th April 2021

Duration: 08:05

Show ref: SCOM1036

In this tip show, Rosemary introduces you to some new Shortcuts Actions in Overcast, the popular podcast player. You learn what options they support, and how you can integrate them with actions from other apps inside Shortcuts. Rose also goes over a few real-world examples.

Tip - WaterMinder for iOS

Date : 16th March 2021

Duration: 09:36

Show ref: SCOM1030

This week, Rosemary shows you the features and benefits of WaterMinder, an app that helps you stay hydrated. You learn how to log and customize your beverages, how you can use Shortcuts to enter how much you drink, as well as add a widget to your home screen.