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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.

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

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.

Tip - Home App in Big Sur

Date : 8th December 2020

Duration: 09:20

Show ref: SCOM1002

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.