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Tip - iOS 17.2 New Features

Date : 19th December 2023

Duration: 13:10

Show ref: SCOM1318

As this dot release of iOS comes with some great new features, we thought we’d dedicate a tip video to it to get you up to speed as soon as possible! With the 17.2 release the long-awaited Journal application makes its debut on iPhone, allowing users to record activities, thoughts and feelings in a secure, portable manner.

Lee does an "unboxing" of the app before your eyes, and he also touches on other nice 17.2 features: updates to the Action Button, recording Spatial Video (iPhone 15 Pro only), Messages, and a favourites playlist in Music.

Tip - Widgets and Sync in Marvis

Date : 26th September 2023

Duration: 11:26

Show ref: SCOM1294

In show 1285, Lee took the plunge and covered Marvis Pro, arguably the most detailed and configurable Apple Music player you can get. In this tip video, he shows you how to configure widgets that point to the different sections of your Marvis Pro library, as well as sync all of your settings between iPad and iPhone.

Marvis Pro

Date : 25th August 2023

Duration: 36:56

Show ref: SCOM1285

Marvis Pro has been a popular Apple Music player for power users for a number of years now. Due to the level of complexity that you can go into with the app, Lee has always given it a wide berth. Until now.

Marvis Pro allows you to tailor your Apple Music experience to your own liking, allowing you to create your own sections, groups, tabs and even redesign your Home Page so it only shows the music you want to see. In this video, Lee teaches you all of the basics required to start using Marvis Pro.

Tip - Shift

Date : 1st August 2023

Duration: 09:07

Show ref: SCOM1278

Shift provides people with complex workflows requiring many apps a platform to combine them all. In this video Darcy showcases how to add accounts from Slack, Dropbox, Airtable and more into a streamlined interface, allowing you to increase ease of access between them and a more focused environment for your projects. Shift is a great way to declutter your desktop of windows by bundling them all together into one, with dozens of apps available to integrate. You also learn how to add extensions within Shift.

Tip - Media on Apple Watch

Date : 6th June 2023

Duration: 09:31

Show ref: SCOM1262

The Apple Watch can be an all-purpose audio entertainment device. With the iPod now long gone, consumers can still leave their iPhone at home and take music, podcasts and audiobooks with them on the go. In this tip Darcy takes you through the experience of syncing and streaming content with the Watch app, including how to control the Music app on your Mac using your Apple Watch.

Tip - Albums - Music Shortcuts

Date : 16th May 2023

Duration: 08:17

Show ref: SCOM1256

If you prefer listening to full albums rather than playlists, and would rather launch them from a single widget than search in your music app, "Albums: Music Shortcuts" may just be the app for you. It is free and allows you to create various size widgets on your iOS device for albums that you have in either Apple Music or Spotify. It's simple to use and in this video, Lee walks you through the setup.

Tip - Apple Music Classical

Date : 11th April 2023

Duration: 07:19

Show ref: SCOM1246

In this tip, Darcy brings you Apple's new music app, Classical, which Apple Music subscribers now have access to. This a dedicated app that focuses on how classical music is found and organised to create a better searching and listening experience. Whether you're looking for composers, conductors, or your favorite soloist or even instrument, Apple Music Classical's Browse tab makes finding (and favoriting) the exact version you want a lot easier.

Tip - SongCapsule

Date : 20th December 2022

Duration: 10:53

Show ref: SCOM1214

Earlier in the year, in show 1134, Lee covered an app on iOS called Albums that centred around recommending and playing albums in Apple Music in their entirety. Whilst this is great for looking at individual albums, we all love to have that shuffle factor that a playlist can bring. SongCapsule (formerly known as Next) fills that gap. A cross-platform application, it uses a feature called MagicDJs to look at your play history and creates a number of different playlists based on artist and genre automatically, as well as offering the ability to create your own. In this video, Lee walks you through the iOS version of the app.

Tip - Shazam

Date : 6th September 2022

Duration: 10:36

Show ref: SCOM1184

As a music lover, there are lots of apps that Lee has recommended here at SCO to help you build your music library. However the most used app has gone uncovered—until now. Shazam allows you to identify the title and artist of a song that is currently playing. More than this, it can automatically add this track to a playlist in either Apple Music or Spotify, as well as view similar music, track concert information for artists, and more.

Synology Update

Date : 2nd September 2022

Duration: 30:39

Show ref: SCOM1183

After using his original Synology NAS for about 5 years, Don decided to upgrade it to a newer model when his unit started exhibiting some performance issues. There have been a lot of changes and improvements since we first covered Synology hardware back in 2017, so in this episode Don takes a fresh look at features that are part of the operating system. After going over the basics, you discover options like setting up Time Machine backups, as well as setting up Synology Drive on both Mac and iPad.

Tip - MusicBox

Date : 21st June 2022

Duration: 16:25

Show ref: SCOM1162

Sometimes an app comes around that you didn't know you needed. With a proven pedigree in app development around media, thanks to releases like MusicHarbor and Play, Marcos Tanaka gives us MusicBox, a music application based on the premise of a Read-it-Later service. In this video, Lee shows you how to add music into MusicBox from a variety of sources, organise it with tags both manually and automatically, as well as create Smart Searches.

Audio Hijack 4

Date : 13th May 2022

Duration: 38:32

Show ref: SCOM1151

Audio Hijack allows you access to record and route audio in ways that Apple didn’t build into macOS. Version 4 brings a dramatically improved user interface, making it easier for new users to understand and filled with enhancements for those already familiar with the software. Allison is here to show you this versatile audio tool and its features, using real world examples.

Tip - Play

Date : 10th May 2022

Duration: 15:19

Show ref: SCOM1150

The brains behind the MusicHarbor app on iOS, Marcos Tanaka, has switched gears from audio to video, with a Universal application called Play that allows you to find and catalogue YouTube videos for future viewing. In this short video, Lee goes through its features using his iPad, including the ability to organise your favourites using tags as well as descriptions.

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.

Media Apps in Monterey

Date : 22nd October 2021

Duration: 42:22

Show ref: SCOM1093

macOS Monterey includes several applications to help you manage and enjoy various types of media. This week, Todd walks you through the main features of the Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books apps on the Mac. These apps have gone through some subtle but important changes over the last few years and this fresh look brings you up to speed.

Todd also covers the benefits of AirPlay 2 for sharing audio throughout your home.

Fission for Mac

Date : 2nd July 2021

Duration: 30:56

Show ref: SCOM1061

Fission is an audio editor that is equally at ease with lossless and lossy (compressed) audio file formats. It is designed with speed and ease of use in mind for editing audio, and provides useful tools like trim, split and the combining of audio files into one. Fission can also handle specialized file formats such as iPhone ringtones, chapterized AAC files, and offers direct publishing to SoundCloud.

In this screencast, you get a complete tour of this nifty utility with Allison as your guide.

Apple Media Apps

Date : 17th July 2020

Duration: 49:07

Show ref: SCOM0961

When Apple transitioned away from iTunes to a series of application in macOS Catalina, the way you manage your media changed in several ways. We briefly covered these changes and new apps in the past, but we felt it was time to take a deeper dive.

In this screencast, Todd gives you a tour of each one, beginning with Music. He also goes over the Home app, which can help you manage your audio sources, such as HomePod and AirPlay 2 speakers.

It is possible that this tutorial may have been superseded based on its original release date.

If this is the case, more recent tutorials with the tag music will be displayed above.

Audio Hijack Update and Loopback

Date : 29th May 2020

Duration: 40:22

Show ref: SCOM0947

Loopback from Rogue Amoeba allows you to combine application audio and physical audio input devices together to be used within other applications. For example, combining the Music app with your microphone for a video call. You don't need a complicated mixer if you learn to use Loopback.

Allison also revisits Audio Hijack and shows you new features that enable you to capture the audio from special sources like Siri, Text to Speech, and VoiceOver. She also takes a very brief look at the new capabilities to broadcast Internet radio using Audio Hijack's Broadcast and Live Streaming options.

It is possible that this tutorial may have been superseded based on its original release date.

If this is the case, more recent tutorials with the tag music will be displayed above.

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.

It is possible that this tutorial may have been superseded based on its original release date.

If this is the case, more recent tutorials with the tag music will be displayed above.

SoundSource

Date : 3rd April 2020

Duration: 31:55

Show ref: SCOM0931

SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba takes your Mac's audio capabilities to the next level with a host of flexible options. This week, Allison shows you how it can route audio to different outputs on a per-app basis, change the volume independently by app, and even process the audio with equalizers and other built-in Audio Unit effects.

Rogue Amoeba builds accessibility into their apps from the ground up, and Allison gives you a demonstration of how SoundSource can be used with VoiceOver on macOS. You also learn how to use Magic Boost and the new Volume Overdrive, as well as getting around the SoundSource window using keyboard shortcuts.

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