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Moneydance

Date : 26th February 2021

Duration: 43:36

Show ref: SCOM1025

Many of us have used financial management applications on our computers at one time or another. Some applications specialize in the fundamentals of tracking money while others offer more features and give you the big picture of your entire net worth in addition to banking and budgeting.

In this week’s show, Todd introduces you to Moneydance, an application that has just about everything you need to manage your finances. You learn about its main features and get familiar with its layout as Todd sets up accounts from scratch and walks you through a day in the life of a Moneydance user.

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.

Tip - Home App in Big Sur

Date : 8th December 2020

Duration: 09:20

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In this tip, Rosemary shows you some of the changes to the Home App in Big Sur, while giving you a tour of the application using her home setup.

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

Show ref: SCOM0994

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 - Crouton

Date : 3rd November 2020

Duration: 15:06

Show ref: SCOM0992

In this screencast, Rosemary introduces you to Crouton, her preferred recipe app for iOS. As well as capturing and storing recipes, it offers an automatic meal planning feature. Rose concludes by showing you Crouton's clever hands-free feature that can assist you when making your recipe. 

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.

Tip - MindFull - Anxiety Tracker

Date : 20th October 2020

Duration: 09:33

Show ref: SCOM0988

With so much happening in the world that has the potential to affect our mental well-being, it's important to realise there are tools out there that can help us keep on top of things. Lee discovered one such application recently that he has been using with his family to help track of physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety and mood changes.

In this tip video, Lee runs through Mindfull, an anxiety tracker for iOS, and shows you how to use it to keep tabs on changes in your mood and health. You also learn how to look for trends and relationships between symptoms that may just help you stay sane in a challenging time.

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 - Twitter Lists + Threads

Date : 25th September 2020

Duration: 08:47

Show ref: SCOM0981

When used properly, Twitter can be a valuable source of both information and entertainment.

In this tip video, Don takes you through two aspects of Twitter that both help you control the firehose of information, as well as being able to store and reference threads of information for future reference. The first is finding and subscribing to existing Twitter lists, the second is using an App called "Thread It" to save and share Twitter threads in PDF format.

Telegram

Date : 11th September 2020

Duration: 42:19

Show ref: SCOM0977

In this week's show, Allison takes you on a detailed exploration of a popular messaging app, Telegram.

Telegram is a cross-platform and secure messaging service that works with Apple devices as well as Android, Linux, and Windows. It supports end-to-end encryption with private chats and allows you to set timeouts on messages so they disappear on both ends. It's got a superb search engine, and fun features like stickers and the ability to conduct polls inside group messages.

Tip - Safari Private Browsing

Date : 21st July 2020

Duration: 07:27

Show ref: SCOM0962

A little-known feature of Safari on both macOS and iOS is the ability to browse in private. This allows you to keep your browsing history private as well as take advantage of some additional privacy features.

In this tip video, Don takes you through the standard usage of Private Browsing in Safari, on both the Mac and iPad, as well as pointing out issues to be aware of on iOS.

Tip - Overcast Smart Playlists

Date : 14th July 2020

Duration: 07:17

Show ref: SCOM0960

Overcast is a popular third-party podcast player, which we covered back in June of 2019.

In this tip, Rosemary revisits its Smart Playlists feature on iOS. You learn about sort orders, including and excluding specific episodes, and how to prioritise podcasts.

Tip - Mapstr

Date : 23rd June 2020

Duration: 13:44

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In this tip show, Rosemary introduces you to Mapstr, an iOS app and web service that lets you collect and tag locations to help you in your travel plans and while on holiday.

Tip - MusicHarbor on iOS

Date : 26th May 2020

Duration: 10:05

Show ref: SCOM0946

Lee shows you an application in this week's tip that has helped him discover new music from his favourite artists, track upcoming releases as well as find out about concerts taking place close to home. MusicHarbor includes all of this and more.

WhatsApp for iPhone

Date : 1st May 2020

Duration: 33:34

Show ref: SCOM0939

Whilst we have a fantastic messaging app with Apple Messages, it's not always easy to chat or transfer files to non-Apple devices.

Step forward WhatsApp Messenger.

This free app and service is owned by Facebook and boasts over 2 billion users worldwide. It's never been easier to share chats, photos, videos, documents even location data with individuals or even better, with groups of people. You can even video conference with multiple people from your phone without worrying what device they have. WhatsApp Messenger is available for both iOS and Android although we only cover the iOS version in this show. In addition, you can also install WhatsApp Desktop on the Mac or PC, and access all of your WhatsApp chats and media from your computer.

In this video tutorial, Don takes you through setting up and using WhatsApp along with its many features.

HoudahGeo 6

Date : 10th April 2020

Duration: 55:41

Show ref: SCOM0933

Modern-day photo management usually involves choosing an app and then managing all of the metadata for your photos within it. Using that metadata across applications is sometimes problematic because that information lives inside the original application and cannot always be shared easily.

HoudahGeo 6 is a program that streamlines the process of adding geocode and other metadata to your files. It can communicate with photo apps like Photos and Lightroom to make sure any changes made to your files show up inside those applications as well.

After demonstrating how to get your photos in the application, Todd Olthoff covers all of the geocoding and metadata options, how to add that data to your files, and then shows you how to send this information back to your photo library.

Tip - Peek-a-View

Date : 31st March 2020

Duration: 07:58

Show ref: SCOM0930

This week, Rosemary tells you all about Peek-a-View, an app designed to let you show your photos to others, but without the risk of them deleting or sharing your images. When combined with Guided Access mode on iOS, Peek-a-View becomes a view-only photo collection that's perfect for toddlers.

Tip - Book Track

Date : 24th March 2020

Duration: 11:21

Show ref: SCOM0928

This week, Lee shows you a new application designed to keep track of the books you currently own or wish to buy in the future, and that's Book Track. Although he focuses on the iOS version, it's also available for the Mac, and your library stays in sync across your devices using iCloud.

You learn how to add both physical and digital books to your library, import from a third-party application, as well as organise your library with tags. Book Track also keeps track of the books you've read.

Pushcut

Date : 20th March 2020

Duration: 44:54

Show ref: SCOM0927

In this screencast, Rosemary opens the door to another level of personal automation with Pushcut for iOS. From simply adding options when setting a HomeKit scene, to diving all the way into the deep end with an automation server, Rose provides plenty of automation ideas to tickle your fancy.

Pushcut works by sending notifications to let you run your automations. You can connect these to times or locations (or even to web services like Zapier or Integromat) to trigger shortcuts based on other events.