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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.

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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.

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Tip - Mapstr

Date : 23rd June 2020

Duration: 13:44

Show ref: SCOM0954

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tip - Dark Noise for iOS

Date : 10th March 2020

Duration: 07:59

Show ref: SCOM0924

In this episode, Rosemary introduces you to Dark Noise, a refined ambient noise app on iOS.

You can listen to one of 42 different noises, set up a sleep timer, and tweak a whole host of settings to make the app work just the way you want.

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Finances 2

Date : 28th February 2020

Duration: 33:20

Show ref: SCOM0921

In this video, Rosemary shows you how to use Finances 2 for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Finances is a financial software application that can let you track all of your income and expenses across multiple apps and see which categories take up the most when it comes to your money.

Finances offers both automatically generated graphs as well as a traditional register or spreadsheet-like view. It comes with two templates to help you get started with personal or business accounting and lets you attach scans, screenshots or photos of invoices to transactions to keep everything running smoothly. On iOS it also has support for template transactions and Siri Shortcuts, to let you track the flow of your money with just a few taps.

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Tip - JustWatch for iOS

Date : 11th February 2020

Duration: 10:28

Show ref: SCOM0916

When you want to watch a movie or TV Programme, but cannot remember the streaming service you need to go to in order to view, it can be a source of frustration. JustWatch is an iOS application and web service that allows you to search for media titles and present a list of options for streaming or purchasing.

Lee shows you in this week's tip how to create a JustWatch account, browse for new and popular content, Search for individual titles. You also learn how to configure filters and set up a watchlist that syncs to your other devices.

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Tip - Streaks

Date : 28th January 2020

Duration: 08:18

Show ref: SCOM0912

Creating and establishing habits is hard, and it's easy to fall off the bandwagon if you don't have a little help.

In this week's tip, Rose shows you how Streaks for iOS can help you choose and track your habits. You learn about its integration with the Health app for automated tracking, as well as setting up timers for habits like "Read for 10 minutes."

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Tip - CheapCharts for iOS

Date : 21st January 2020

Duration: 08:29

Show ref: SCOM0910

This tip video is all about CheapCharts, a handy iOS application that helps you track prices of iTunes media, including movies and TV programmes, as well as books, audiobooks and apps. Focusing on movies in this tip, Lee shows you how to browse content currently on sale, create targeted filters, and set up price alerts. You also learn how to keep track of specific actors and directors, whilst keeping on top of notifications so you can take advantage of the best deals on movies you love.